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Ford Extending Warranty on 560,000 Fiestas and Focuses

Ford Extending Warranty on 560,000 Fiestas and Focuses

Ford Motor Co. plans to extend the warranty on clutch and related hardware for 560,000 Focus and Fiesta models. The move comes after reports of problems with the six-speed transmission on 2014–2016 model year versions of the cars in the United States and Canada. The...
Ford Offers New Appearance Package for Ranger Pickup

Ford Offers New Appearance Package for Ranger Pickup

With more and more customers looking for ways to customize their personal transportation, Ford Motor Co. has stepped up with new options, including an all-new sporty package for the Ford Ranger. The FX2 Package adds off-road style and capability to the two-wheel-drive...
Acura Type S Concept Officially Breaks Cover

Acura Type S Concept Officially Breaks Cover

Acura’s bid to reinvent itself as a more dynamic and sporty brand gets even more momentum this week with the official debut of the Type S Concept during the annual Pebble Beach Car week. Picking up on a name that was used sparingly, in decades past, for special...
FCA Racing Ahead on Construction of New Detroit Plant

FCA Racing Ahead on Construction of New Detroit Plant

The first steel column in the new paint shop for the new $1.6-billion assembly plant that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. is building on Detroit’s east side has been put in place and FCA officials are vowing the factory will be ready to build vehicles by the end of...
Uber Eyes Cuts as Losses Continue to Mount

Uber Eyes Cuts as Losses Continue to Mount

After piling up big losses, Uber is looking to trim costs, raising fears among employees that more layoffs are coming as part of the retrenchment. An Uber spokesman told Bloomberg that the San Francisco-based company has paused hiring new software engineers and...
Acting NHTSA Chief Confirms Departure from Safety Agency

Acting NHTSA Chief Confirms Departure from Safety Agency

Just days after reports that Heidi King, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, would be leaving the job, she announced Monday she would be stepping down Aug. 31. King was nominated for the top job at the federal safety agency by...
China NEV Sales Drop in July After 80% Jump in June

China NEV Sales Drop in July After 80% Jump in June

The world’s largest market for electric vehicles, China, saw sales of its “new energy vehicles,” or NEVs, fall 4.7% compared with year-ago results — the first drop in more than two years. The China Associations of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) reported the results...