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TOKYO – Mazda’s first mass-production electric vehicle will be a compact crossover called the MX-30 that gets suicide doors and a toned-down slit for a grille. The tapered rear of the MX-30 exudes a sportiness that pays tribute to the MX nomenclature also reserved for the MX-5 sporty coupe. Deliveries of the EV will begin
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MILAN — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will build a new battery assembly complex in its Mirafiori plant in Turin, with an initial investment of 50 million euros ($56 million), the automaker said Tuesday. Batteries produced in the new complex will be used by the new generation of full electric models that the company is planning to
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With several small, similar-sized cities sprinkled across a large area of eastern Canada, New Brunswick is a tough market for dealers seeking to maximize sales and profits.  Dave O’Leary, president of Volvo Cars New Brunswick in Fredericton, said he has a solution: He takes his show on the road with the help of a mobile
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DETROIT — A proposed contract with General Motors that more than 46,000 UAW members are voting on this week contains lucrative bonuses and wage gains, but it doesn’t bring any production from Mexico to the U.S. or save three plants that shut down this year.The UAW’s national strike against the automaker will extend at least
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Vans are awesome—they haul stuff and take you on epic adventures along with seven other people (you like). But what if said van also gives you thrills? That’s exactly what Hyundai Australia added to a humble iMax (also known as Starex in other global markets) passenger van. However, it didn’t just give it a couple
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General Motors on Friday said it temporarily halted production of its Chevy Blazer midsize crossover in Mexico because of a parts shortage due to a month-old strike by 46,000 U.S. hourly GM employees. The UAW on Wednesday reached a tentative agreement with the Detroit automaker on a new four-year-contract but will remain on strike until
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DETROIT — The industry’s push into electrification is bringing innovations out of some of its key suppliers in the growing field of battery technology. New solutions are emerging in battery safety, performance and thermal management. In some cases, suppliers are reaching beyond their traditional expertise to carve out roles in the realm of battery components.
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Ignore the dogs. We’ve already seen photos of the upcoming Aston Martin DBX wearing trippy camouflage and bright red lipstick, but a new batch of undisguised detail shots provide fresh clues about the super-SUV. Bundled with a news blast covering accessories that can be optioned on the high-performance high-rider, the photos hint at its capabilities,
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FRANKFURT — Volkswagen said Thursday it has been granted an additional 90 days to test its compliance programs required under a criminal plea agreement with the U.S. government following its emissions cheating scandal. The extension means that an independent compliance auditor, Larry Thompson, will monitor Volkswagen until September 2020. Thompson, a former deputy U.S. attorney
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. Fund’s longtime president Jim Vella will retire at year’s end, capping a career of more than 31 years with the automaker. Mary Culler, chief of staff for Ford’s office of the executive chairman and development director for the company’s revitalization of Michigan Central Station in Detroit, will succeed Vella as
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An African American former employee of a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Indiana has sued the store and Mercedes-Benz, alleging a hostile work environment where racial slurs were used. Jeffrey Turner says in the federal lawsuit filed last week that Mercedes-Benz of Lafayette fired him in October 2017 after he reported offensive conduct to the automaker. He
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New York City-based Hearst Magazines has entered into a multiyear license agreement with Detroit publisher Crain Communications Inc. to operate Autoweek, a longtime affiliate of Automotive News in Detroit.  The deal is effective immediately, according to a Tuesday news release. Financial terms were not disclosed. Under the agreement, Hearst Autos will produce the digital publication
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