Project Apollo, Ford Motor Co.’s scramble to pivot from making cars and trucks to manufacturing lifesaving medical equipment during the coronavirus crisis, is the subject of a short documentary from the director of “Friday Night Lights.” In On the Line, a nine-minute film released this month on YouTube, several Ford workers who volunteered to make
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MODENA, Italy — Maserati will invest more than 2.5 billion euros ($2.96 billion) to launch a total of 13 new models and derivatives by 2025, with a goal of raising sales to 75,000 a year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley said. Manley, speaking at the launch of the MC20 supercar in Modena on Sept.
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With the 2022 Tucson, Hyundai goes for the styling jugular. The new five-seat compact crossover SUV arrives in the U.S. next year, with the unstated goal of erasing tough rivals from shopping lists through the power of looks alone. Built from dozens of complex origami folds, the Tucson comes to the U.S. in just one
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It’s the debate that will not die. As long as the COVID-19 crisis is weighing down the U.S. economy, there will be calls for a Cash for Clunkers redux. It’s an intriguingly simple premise: Take an ailing key industry, boost demand, feel the increased activity ripple through your economy. Cash for Clunkers worked once, didn’t
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German carmaker Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, has agreed to pay $1.5bn (£1.2bn) to resolve US government claims that it designed its diesel vehicles to cheat air pollution tests. The firm was investigated for installing software to evade emissions laws in 250,000 Mercedes cars and vans. US officials said they hoped the fine would deter future
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PARIS — Chinese renewable energy group Envision is looking to build a battery factory in France to supply the growing electric vehicle market, a French newspaper reported. The company, which has battery production plants in Japan, the United States, Britain and in China, has identified around a dozen potential locations in France for the future
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Unifor wants three-year contracts with the Detroit 3 instead of four-year ones, hoping that negotiating at the same time as the UAW will make it easier to attract major investments to Canada in the future. “I’m sick and tired of playing catch-up,” Unifor President Jerry Dias said. “When we go into bargaining with the Detroit
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Mil-Spec calls its supercharged Blue Oval the Intrepid F-150, as it features the company’s Intrepid Performance Package. In addition to the supercharger, this warranty-friendly high-performance package includes upgraded fuel rails, 47 lbs./hour fuel injectors, an air-to-liquid intercooler within the lower intake manifold, a new throttle body, new intake, and a cat-back exhaust system. Combined with
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This week, Volkswagen expects to emerge from its U.S. court-appointed monitorship under Larry Thompson. When the former deputy FBI director cleans out his office in Wolfsburg, Germany, it will mark the end of the government’s involvement in the diesel scandal it helped uncover five years ago. Automotive News Europe Correspondent Christiaan Hetzner spoke with Hiltrud
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Delayed from late April, the Beijing auto show is set to begin on Sept. 26, making it the sole survivor, so far, of all the major international auto exhibitions canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Whether anyone attends is another matter. The pandemic has remained largely contained inside China since mid-March, and no
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Ford stocks the Explorer’s closet with powertrains to suit just about any occasion. A turbo-4 is standard in most trims, but a higher-output turbo V-6 and a gas-electric hybrid system fit the family hauler well. It’s a 7 for performance based on the workaday 2.3-liter turbo-4. It has a smooth ride and just enough power
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This first-generation Audi A5 Coupe arrived at DreamWraps in Newport, Kentucky with catastrophic damage to its bodywork. The car was initially plasti-dipped, then covered in paint stripper and left for days underneath a tarp. Ultimately, it was plasti-dipped again in an attempt to cover up the damage. It’s no wonder DreamWraps called this “Project Nightmare”
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The S-Class sedan — a key halo car and profit generator for Mercedes-Benz — is getting an overhaul that steers the standard-bearer of old-world luxury into the hip, new digital age. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will roll into U.S. stores in the spring. Pricing has not been disclosed. The S-Class represents the pinnacle of Mercedes
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