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First Drive: 2019 Kia K900

First Drive: 2019 Kia K900

Big quiet sedans are still the vehicle of choice for riding in style and the Kia K900 offers plenty of both and quite a bit more. Kia has astutely cultivated a middle-of-the-market position in a focused effort to move beyond the bargain basement image with which it...
Cost of Dieselgate Continues to Rise for Daimler AG

Cost of Dieselgate Continues to Rise for Daimler AG

The cost of backing away from passenger cars equipped with diesel engines continues to grow for Daimler AG. Daimler said this week Mercedes-Benz customers in Germany could apply for a 3,000 euro or $3,350 subsidy to upgrade the exhaust filters of older, polluting...
Former UAW VP Jewell Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison

Former UAW VP Jewell Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison

Former United Auto Workers Vice President Norwood Jewell was sentenced to 15 months in prison for violations of federal labor law, which centered on his failing to live up to his responsibilities to union members. During the sentencing hearing. Federal Judge Paul...
BMW Sees Second Quarter Profits Fall by Double Digits

BMW Sees Second Quarter Profits Fall by Double Digits

BMW saw its earnings drop by double digits as investments in manufacturing electric and hybrid cars to help meet stricter emissions limits and adverse exchange rates affected the automaker’s profitability during the quarter. The German automakers earnings before...
U.S. Auto Sales Hold Steady in July

U.S. Auto Sales Hold Steady in July

Sales of new vehicles held their own during July with help from cuts in interest rates and increased marketing efforts by carmakers, that are finding it more difficult to gain ground. Nevertheless, Toyota, Honda, Subaru and Hyundai all posted modest gains. Detroit’s...
Automakers Renew Plea for Congress to Pass New NAFTA

Automakers Renew Plea for Congress to Pass New NAFTA

The top lobbyist for Detroit’s automakers has renewed efforts to win Congressional approval of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA, that the Trump administration wants to replace NAFTA. Matt Blunt, president of the American Automotive Policy Council, the...
General Motors Shuttering Another Plant

General Motors Shuttering Another Plant

General Motors’ Warren (Michigan) Transmission plant will close this week, the automaker confirmed, after the few remaining employees in the plant fill out orders for replacements parts. The plant will move into an unallocated category now occupied by GM’s plants in...