Rising Prices Make Affordability an Issue for Car Buyers

Rising Prices Make Affordability an Issue for Car Buyers

Affordability will become a significant issue for the automotive industry in the not-too-distant future, according to one of the industry’s top analysts. “We’re starting to price people out of the market,” said Carla Bailo, president and chief executive officer of...
Stellantis Expects Fully Electrified Portfolio by 2030

Stellantis Expects Fully Electrified Portfolio by 2030

Stellantis, the new company created by the merger of Fiat Chrysler and PSA, is moving aggressively to prepare for an electrified future, CEO Carlos Tavares said during the company’s first annual meeting this week. During 2021, the newly merged company expects to...
First Look: 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

First Look: 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

It’s been six years since Hyundai won raves for the Santa Cruz concept pickup truck and, finally, it pulled the covers off the production model. Think of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz as the world’s first “Sport Adventure Vehicle,” suggested Jose Munoz, CEO of the...
Ford Forced to Shut Down Key Plants Due to Chip Shortage

Ford Forced to Shut Down Key Plants Due to Chip Shortage

Ford Motor Co. plans to shut temporarily assembly plants in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri and Kentucky as it continues to grapple with the semiconductor shortage, which has played havoc with production of vehicles since last fall. Meanwhile, the industry, which...
Chip Shortage Causing Mexican Auto Plants to Sputter

Chip Shortage Causing Mexican Auto Plants to Sputter

Much of the focus on automakers being forced to shut down plants due to semiconductor shortages has been focused on U.S. facilities; however, Mexico hasn’t been exempted from the semiconductor scarcity and some of its automotive plants have been sputtering. General...
GM Launches New In-Car Navigation Technology Maps+

GM Launches New In-Car Navigation Technology Maps+

General Motors is taking another run at selling consumers on in-vehicle navigation with Maps+, an app-based system that will be available by the end of the month. The new technology is available to owners of roughly 900,000 model year 2018 GM vehicles and newer as...

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