Month: October 2019

DETROIT –The UAW’s past secretary/treasurer and former Region 5 assistant director are cooperating with federal prosecutors as they investigate UAW President Gary Jones as part of an ongoing corruption probe, according to The Detroit News. The paper, citing people familiar with the investigation, listed retired Secretary/Treasurer Gary Casteel as the unnamed “CW-5,” a cooperating witness in
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There’s no quicker way to warp your perception of what a “fast” car truly is than by stepping from your Golf into a Lamborghini—or pretty much any supercar, for that matter. Some of us are lucky enough to drive one or two in our lifetimes, but Jeremy, James, and Richard were breathing rarefied, supercar-rich air
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Volvo will add a 30-liter storage compartment under the hood of the full-electric XC40. The so-called “frunk” was created because the compact SUV’s electric motor takes up less space than the internal combustion engine it replaces. The extra compartment is just one of the design changes to the battery-powered version of the Swedish automaker’s global
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At every junkyard there’s one standout find, and when Roadkill host David Freiburger cruised Colorado Auto & Parts in Englewood, Colorado, this 1968 Mercury Cougar 6.5L with a four-speed was the wowzer. Follow along as Freiburger shares the discovery and a little bit of background on this unusual luxury muscle car. https://www.motortrendondemand.com/subscribe/30-day-free-trial/?bnr=organic:bnr:yt:rke:ep191_fr_de:link:na:mtod As you watch,
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Eighteen cars from Paul Walker’s personal collection, including five E36 BMW M3 Lightweights and an R32 Nissan Skyline race car, have been consigned to Barrett-Jackson for its annual collector car auction to be held in Scottsdale, Ariz., in January. The collection has something for every car nut, from the aforementioned BMWs (including one with the
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The 2020 Lincoln Corsair wants for few features, but the crossover can have a spit-take high price in top trims.  The Corsair is available in Standard and Reserve trim levels with a handful of option packages scattered among the two. Base cars cost $36,940, including destination, while top models can crest $60,000.  Every Corsair gets
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There’s a new word in the always-colorful lexicon of Detroit’s pickup wars: kilotorque. Just as a kilometer is 1,000 meters, a kilotorque is four digits worth of, er, torques. One thousand pound-feet of torque, actually — a milestone that Ram hit this year with its latest EcoDiesel heavy-duty pickups and that Ford has now exceeded
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. will pay more than half a million dollars and provide additional training to employees to settle a discrimination charge by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission involving its Kentucky Truck Plant. The agency said Tuesday an investigation found “reasonable cause to believe that the Kentucky Truck Plant failed to hire
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General Motors has halted production at three plants in Silao, Mexico, temporarily laying off about 6,000 workers there because of a parts shortage caused by the UAW’s strike against the automaker in the U.S. GM on Tuesday idled the Silao assembly plant, which builds light-duty full-size pickups, and the transmission plant that supports it, GM
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ZF Friedrichshafen has appointed Martin Fischer to its board of management. He is expected to take over responsibility for advanced driver assist systems, electronics, active and passive safety, the North and South America regions, and corporate quality starting November 1. He will be based in Livonia, Michigan. Fischer, 49, will replace Franz Kleiner, who will
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CHICAGO — When Katherine Johnson Cannata was a teenager answering phones at her father’s dealership in Clarksville, Tenn., the shop foreman asked her whether she would come back and work in the business after college. “Probably not,” the young Cannata said. “Why would I?” More than 35 years later, Cannata, 51, has figured out the
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Despite front seats that can adjust in up to 24 different ways, the 2020 Lincoln Corsair stands out among luxury compact crossovers because it prefers to do upscale just one way.  The reflex among increasingly high-dollar cars to make everything complicated is confounding: multiple transmission settings, individual steering parameters, customizable engine settings, and that’s before
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Few new cars available in the United States have gone as long as the 2020 Dodge Charger without a significant redesign. While the Charger was overhauled in 2011 and given a needed interior upgrade alongside a sleeker exterior look, it is still the same fundamental car underneath that it was when it debuted in 2005.
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As Fiat Chrysler Automobiles updates its lineup with fresh products and forges ahead with a revised leadership team led by CEO Mike Manley, it’s contending with old scandals that continue to play out in the legal sphere. Controversies resurfaced last week surrounding FCA’s sales reporting practices and its first-generation EcoDiesel engine. The automaker also is
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