Trump Threatens EU with Car Tariffs Again

Trump Threatens EU with Car Tariffs Again

President Donald Trump renewed earlier threats to levy heavy tariffs on new vehicles imported from Europe. Trump has periodically threatened to raise tariffs on such vehicles since he took office in 2017. His threats have been heard less frequently since last fall as...
Mazda Bucks Industry Trend, Posts Sales Gain in May

Mazda Bucks Industry Trend, Posts Sales Gain in May

Mazda broke through the string of negative sales reports brought on the COVID-19 pandemic by reporting a 1% sales increase that countered the overall drop in vehicles sales during the month. Mazda benefitted from strong sales of the CX-9 crossover, which increased by...
FCA Moves Closer to Full Production in North America

FCA Moves Closer to Full Production in North America

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. revealed that 85% of its employees in in the United States, Mexico and Canada are now at work building new vehicles after a long layoff triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning of the week, FCA added third crews at the busy...
First Drive: 2020 BMW X5 M50i

First Drive: 2020 BMW X5 M50i

BMW, the maker of luxury vehicles, built its reputation building sports sedans. The German automaker liked to call itself the builder of the “Ultimate Driving Machine” also builds fine utility vehicles. However, the 2020 BMW X5 M50i does deserve to be in its very own...
May Sales to Drop as Fleet Sales Collapse

May Sales to Drop as Fleet Sales Collapse

New vehicle sales are expected to drop by almost a third in May, dragged down by the collapse of fleet sales highlighted by the recent bankruptcy by Hertz. ALG Inc., a subsidiary of TrueCar Inc., expects new vehicle sales will reach 1.008 million units in May 2020,...
GM Moving to Reopen Plants in Mexico

GM Moving to Reopen Plants in Mexico

General Motors of México began re-opening its plants Thursday after taking what it says are steps to ensure the safety of employees amid the pandemic created by COVID-19. “The well-being and safety of our collaborators have been and will be our highest priority,...