Don’t get me wrong: I love new cars. Over the years, I’ve been asked many times which is best car I’ve ever driven, and my answer has always been: “The next one.” The auto industry’s ability to recreate, reinvent, and reimagine the automobile, while working within the most exacting regulatory framework applied to any mainstream
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co is re-evaluating how much office space it needs for white-collar workers as restrictions put in place during the coronavirus pandemic are eased and employees return to workplaces. In March, Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles told salaried employees to work from home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Ford
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Mexico’s auto industry is scrambling to meet U.S. demand for supplier parts and high-demand vehicles after falling weeks behind in battling the coronavirus pandemic and restarting its manufacturing base. But to catch up, it must navigate both delicate economic conditions and steadily rising COVID-19 deaths. The challenges there, in America’s largest base of imported U.S.
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U.S. auto sales will fall about 20 percent this year and not recover from the coronavirus pandemic for more than half a decade, according to AlixPartners. In its Global Automotive Outlook released Thursday, the consulting firm projected that U.S. sales will fall to 13.6 million this year from 17.1 million last year and not return
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The 2021 Audi A5 criminally undersells itself by sharing a name with a size for printer paper.  The A5 is a coupe, convertible, or five-door hatchback that looks great. It’s a blank canvas for personality and performance, which is the only thing the A5 has in common with plain paper.  This year, it gets a
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With less than one month before the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement enters into force, the auto industry can now examine the pact’s long-awaited ground rules. USMCA’s uniform regulations — essentially an instruction manual providing the granular detail on how to comply with the deal’s new rules of origin — expound on regional value content calculations and
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Everything seems to be changing by the hour as the global health crisis completely upends the way the world works, but while automakers are making face shields and ventilators, the core of the business—designing and engineering cars to (someday) sell—continues apace. It may be happening in home offices and otherwise socially distanced manners, but these
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Media playback is unsupported on your device The UK’s largest car manufacturing plant is “unsustainable” if the UK leaves the European Union without a trade deal, owner Nissan says. The Japanese company’s global chief operating head told the BBC people had to understand the EU was the Sunderland factory’s biggest customer. Ashwani Gupta said that
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The new Toyota Highlander is the latest addition to the three-row SUV segment, combining a family-friendly, easy-to-live-with character with a big cabin and modern technologies. As with almost every modern Toyota, the fourth-generation Highlander has moved on to the company’s TNGA architecture, claiming to be not only safer and more comfortable but also more durable
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