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TOKYO – Subaru Corp. will join Japanese rivals in suspending domestic production because of the coronavirus pandemic with plans to shut its main assembly plant here from April 11 to May 1. The automaker is also extending a previously announced U.S. shutdown by eight days. Subaru’s suspension will affect its main assembly operations in Gumma
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Volkswagen and Audi have temporarily tweaked their logos to help spread the message about the importance of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. In short videos posted on social media and their websites, the German brands urge people to follow the prevailing advice from medical experts to avoid spreading the virus. Audi shows the four
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If you want to travel back 30 years, you don’t need a time machine, you just need to give Lamborghini Montreal a call. The Canadian dealership is selling a 1990 Lamborghini Countach with just 135 kilometers (83 miles) on the odometer. The listing doesn’t include much information on the Countach, let alone how it has
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As concerns over the novel coronavirus sink vehicle sales and prompt retailers nationwide to cut employee hours and close their doors, Mastria Auto Group CEO Ruddy Brito can’t help but marvel at the group’s timing in launching its fully digital process. Late last year, the Massachusetts-based group launched an end-to-end digital retailing process after a
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KARMA AUTOMOTIVE DEVELOPS E-FLEX PLATFORM SOLUTION TO REVOLUTIONIZE ELECTRIC MOBILITY Karma E-Flex Platform Offers Fast-to-Market Electric Vehicle Conversions with Ease In Coming Weeks, Additional Configurations Will Emphasize Capabilities/Benefits Open Platform Partnerships Allow Manufacturers to Reduce EV Development Costs Through Use of Karma’s Innovations Irvine, Calif. (March 31, 2020) – Karma Automotive today announced the introduction
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Penske Automotive Group said it is slashing executive pay, furloughing employees, postponing $150 million in capital expenditures and taking a range of other steps to “to help mitigate the financial and operational impact of COVID-19.” CEO Roger Penske and President Robert Kurnick will accept no salary for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak, while executives
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Acura has named a new advertising executive as it plans to introduce new products, including Type S performance variants. Sage Marie, 44, will become assistant vice president of Acura advertising, effective April 1. He is currently assistant vice president, public relations at American Honda, and has been with the company since 1998. Acura head Jon
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Mini has launched many retro special editions, but the 2021 Cooper S convertible Sidewalk Edition convertible references a model of a somewhat newer vintage. The Sidewalk Edition was originally launched in 2007 and, like that model, the 2021 version features mostly cosmetic changes. Starting at $39,250, the Mini Cooper S convertible Sidewalk Edition is the
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When John Grettenberger arrived as Cadillac’s general manager in 1984, the General Motors luxury division — the nation’s top luxury marque for years — was still selling a lot of cars, but the brand was reeling. Major technical and marketing disasters had tarnished the brand’s quality and longtime sterling image. Failed diesel engines and severe
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The Paris auto show will not be maintained in its current form this year because of the effects of the coronavirus crisis, organizers said. The event is scheduled to run Sept. 26-Oct. 11, with media days on Sept. 29-30. Organizers stopped short of completely canceling or postponing the show, but they suggested that the traditional
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Ford Motor Co. began testing mobile service vans at a handful of U.S. dealerships last May. After hearing from customers who appreciated the chance to get their oil changed or new brake pads installed at home or work, the automaker this year started expanding the program to 198 stores using Transit vans upfitted with basic
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The third-generation Chevrolet Camaro is an automotive icon of the 1980s and arguably the most original Camaro bar the first iteration of the series (1967-1969). Spanning ten model years from 1982 to 1992, the third-generation F-body Chevy Camaro has had many iterations but none was perhaps more intriguing than the Berlinetta offered for the 1982-1986
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With factories and dealerships closed by the coronavirus crisis, European auto sales could fall by up to 20 percent this year, representing millions of vehicles, industry analysts and financial ratings services say. “The global auto industry is expected to witness an unprecedented and almost instant stalling of demand in 2020,” said IHS Markit, whose forecasts
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DETROIT — Whenever Fiat Chrysler Automobiles restarts North America production, the UAW members working the lines will have to cope with the grim reality that COVID-19 has claimed the lives of several colleagues. The rising death count from the global coronavirus pandemic is personal for them now. It includes familiar faces who walked the same
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SAN FRANCISCO — On a rainy December afternoon, Anthony Levandowski sat on a stool near the front of a coffee shop, engrossed in his phone. He scrolled through pictures on a website that dares users to discern the difference between images of humans generated by artificial intelligence and actual photos of humans. For the uninitiated,
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DETROIT — Two Ford Motor Co. workers have died from the coronavirus, the UAW said Saturday. One worked at the automaker’s Dearborn Stamping plant while the other was a skilled trades employee at the Ford Data Center in Dearborn, Mich., the union said. The pair are the first Ford employees known to have died from the
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