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Industry’s path to electrification jolts supplier innovation

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:00

The industry's plans to electrify powertrains has some big suppliers looking for opportunities in the battery world and developing innovations in the process.

WEEKEND DRIVE PODCAST: Mitsu's quest to be a 'new kind of challenger'

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:00

Mitsubishi Motors North America CMO Kimberley Gardiner discusses the automaker's revamped marketing efforts, opportunities for dealers and the benefits of being a small fish in a big automotive pond.  

GM training center looks doomed

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:00

UAW leaders have agreed to close one of the training centers that the union formed with the Detroit 3 in the 1980s. It likely signals the end, or at least a major overhaul, of the other two as well.

Hummer could be part of GM's move into EV trucks, SUVs, report says

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 20:19

The so-called BT1 electric truck/SUV program is the centerpiece of a planned $3 billion investment in the Detroit-Hamtramck plant to make electric trucks and vans, and part of a broader $7.7 billion investment in GM's U.S. plants over the next four years.

U.S. Supreme Court takes up challenge to consumer protection agency

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 19:50

The justices said they will hear an appeal from Seila Law, a law firm being investigated by the CFPB over its sales pitches to indebted consumers. The firm is trying to derail the probe by arguing that the bureau was set up in violation of the constitutional separation of powers.

Hyundai U.S. marketing chief Dean Evans to depart

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 19:02

Evans, responsible for a series of aggressive initiatives, will pursue a new business opportunity, the company said Friday. COO Brian Smith will fill in on an interim basis.

GM strike dings supplier Nemak in Q3

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 18:59

In addition to its lost production, Nemak said the strike could ultimately cost the company $8 million to $12 million.

Gentex Q3 net income up slightly, full-year revenue outlook cut

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 18:56

The supplier estimates lost sales from the ongoing GM strike to be $7 million to $8 million per week.

Mich., Tenn. governors urge UAW members to ratify tentative GM agreement

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 16:36

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said GM has been "mulling over what it would take" to retool the 34-year-old Detroit-Hamtramck plant. The governor said she's open to tax incentives for GM to retool the plant if it produces "jobs and real investment in this state."

Adient to furlough 1,300 corporate employees during holidays due to GM strike

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 16:11

The seating supplier said all non-plant, salaried employees in the U.S. will not be working or receive pay for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Nov. 25-29, and New Year's, Dec. 30-Jan. 3.

Working poor drivers struggle to find affordable old used cars

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 04:01

The seeds of the problem are buried deep in the financial crisis, when in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, automakers slashed production. A decade later, that has made a relative rarity of used 10-year-old vehicles that are typically more affordable for low-wage earners.

WEEKEND DRIVE PODCAST: NADA chair on affordability, data, parts pinch

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 04:00

Despite a strong SAAR, NADA Chairman Charlie Gilchrist says growing in a slightly-declining market presents pricey challenges for dealers who are facing higher sales targets.   

Women's well-being a priority at Penske

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 04:00

Penske Automotive Group plans next year to expand its Women's Wellness Week initiative to more female employees.

The billion-dollar part

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 04:00

Automakers and suppliers are investing billions to increase battery-making capacity in the U.S. and states want a piece of the pie.

Ford GT race stint ends after 4 years, 19 wins

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 04:00

From disaster in Daytona to glory at Le Mans, Ford's racing director said the latest incarnation of its legendary supercar "absolutely" accomplished what officials intended: win

Asbury Automotive CFO to step down

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 21:57

Sean Goodman will resign effective Nov. 15 to take a position outside the automotive industry, the dealership group said.

VW exploring options for Lamborghini brand, report says

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 20:25

Options that are being considered for the supercar brand include a sale or stock listing, Bloomberg reported.

U.S., China reach substantial 'phase one' trade deal, Trump says

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 20:12

As part of the deal, China would significantly step up purchases of U.S. agricultural commodities, agree to certain intellectual-property measures and concessions related to financial services and currency, Trump said.

Let's make a deal, before workers and economy suffer more

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 19:51

GM's strategy during the strike has put most of the pressure to reach an agreement on the union's side of the bargaining table.

Why James Dyson couldn't keep his electric car dream alive

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 19:48

The reason it was even conceivable for Dyson to make an electric car may also have been why its project was doomed to fail: They're simply too easy to make.