The National Automobile Dealers Association Foundation has launched a centralized website for technicians to find training courses and scholarships. Calling it the first of its kind, NADA said the consumer-facing nadafoundation.org website is the latest move in an ongoing effort to address a technician shortage in automotive retail. “We really are facing a work-force crisis,”
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After a year-long tease, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was finally revealed at the 2019 Detroit auto show. The top-trim Ford pony car certainly looks the part of a 700-plus-hp brute, but is its design different enough from the Shelby models that slot below it? Let’s examine. Like the GT350 and GT350R, the GT500
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DETROIT — Seating and electronics supplier Lear Corp. reported a sharp decline in quarterly profit because of global production declines on key Lear platforms and the negative impact of foreign exchange rates. The U.S. supplier’s fourth-quarter profit fell 47 percent from a year earlier to $212 million. Revenue fell 8 percent to $4.9 billion, the
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Late Friday evening, Electrify America announced that it is shutting down “the majority of its high-powered chargers (150 kW – 350kW)” in due to “a potential safety issue with its liquid-cooled cables” supplied by ‘HUBER+SUHNERS’. The company, which was started by VW as part of its settlement with the EPA and CARB over the ‘Dieselgate scandal,
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Automakers spend millions of dollars on slick Super Bowl commercials as they jostle for the nation’s attention. Rather than get lost in the jumble of 60-second commercials, Volvo is doing its own thing. Specifically: running a competition during the Super Bowl that is its own endurance race. Starting at kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb.
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The Renault Twizy, one of the most distinctive vehicles produced by a major automaker in recent years, has found a new life in Asia. The Twizy, an electric two-seat runabout that the European Union classifies as a “quadricycle,” first appeared in April 2012, even before the more-mainstream Renault Zoe electric hatchback hit the market. In
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An “unprecedented product assault” should help Cadillac end three straight years of U.S. sales declines and lead to double-digit growth globally in 2019, said Deborah Wahl, the brand’s chief marketing officer. Speaking Thursday at the J.D. Power Automotive Summit here, Wahl said 2019 will be “the year of the Cadillac SUV family,” which includes the
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Three-row crossovers are popular but can get very expensive, very fast. Fortunately, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 offers the best value at the middle of the range, so skip the enticing Signature trim to save a pretty penny. It’s a good value, but the 2019 CX-9 is missing some features we think should be standard, and
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Carlos Ghosn, who is in custody in Japan, has resigned from French carmaker Renault, according to reports. The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, told Bloomberg Television that “Carlos Ghosn just resigned last night”. Mr Ghosn has remained at the helm of Renault while being held in Japan since 19 November over allegations of financial
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Hackett told employees late on Thursday the company would not accept last year’s “mediocre” results and said Ford was aiming to nearly double its annual operating profit. Hackett made his comments in an email to employees that was seen by Reuters. Ford is restructuring its global operations, including
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The quirky 2020 Kia Soul crossover arrived with a new look at the 2018 LA Auto Show Wednesday. This time around, the battery-electric Soul EV gained a major update, too. Shoppers who adore the Soul’s boxy looks won’t be disappointed. The 2020 Soul retains the same toaster oven shape as its predecessor, but the look
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Lamborghini Huracan Evo Lamborghini will build no more than 8,000 vehicles in 2020 to preserve its exclusivity and protect resale values. The Italian firm’s CEO Stefano Domenicali told the Australian website CarAdvice in a Wednesday report that half of the 8,000 vehicles will be Urus SUVs. The other 4,000 cars will be split between the Huracán
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Resource recovery experts Axion has joined forces with two other partners in a major initiative aimed at reusing and recycling the growing volume of batteries used in electric vehicles and light automotive applications. The joint initiative with Aspire Engineering Ltd, a specialist in sustainable circular economy Remanufacturing, Reuse, Recycle engineering and manufacturing solutions provider, and
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The 2019 Volvo XC90 revived the Swedish brand in the U.S. market with its combination of Scandinavian style, impressive technology, and versatile practicality. With luxury features on par with many more expensive competitors, we give it 7.3 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we rate cars.) For 2019, the base all-wheel-drive XC90 get
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