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Volkswagen Group is extending production stoppages in the U.S. and Mexico as coronavirus restrictions continue. The automaker said that a production halt at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that started March 21 will be extended to April 12. Volkswagen of America said in a news release that it would continue to pay full salaries next
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Rod Campbell, founder of the motorsports communications company that still bears his name, has died at age 88. He died March 30 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., after a short illness, according to a statement from Campbell Marketing and Communications. He started Campbell and Co. in 1982 to handle public relations for Ford
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When it goes on sale late this year, the 2021 Genesis G80 mid-size luxury sedan will share much with the recently introduced 2021 Genesis GV80 crossover SUV, including a gorgeous interior loaded with all the latest technology. The striking fastback design is all its own—and it’s gorgeous. The low-slung sedan wears the brand’s broad crest-shaped
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Geely has come up with a unique way to deliver new vehicles to customers in China with no human contact. The parent company of Volvo is using drones to drop off keys at a customer’s door or balcony, “furthering the distance between staff and consumer,” Geely said in a statement. The vehicle itself still has
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Fiat Chrysler launched a media campaign aimed at plugging its new online buying tools and financial incentives — including 0 percent with 84 months’ financing — designed to keep purchases coming during the coronavirus pandemic.  The campaign is called “Drive Forward” and is backed by a song recorded last week by pop group OneRepublic while
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Damon Motorcycles, a Vancouver-based electric motorcycle startup, made a splash earlier this year when they announced their Damon Hypersport Premier electric motorcycle. The $40,000 sportbike hadn’t yet entered production, but the company already began taking pre-orders for a limited edition run of 25 premium bikes intended for 2021 deliveries, in addition to taking orders for
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If you want to travel back 30 years, you don’t need a time machine, you just need to give Lamborghini Montreal a call. The Canadian dealership is selling a 1990 Lamborghini Countach with just 135 kilometers (83 miles) on the odometer. The listing doesn’t include much information on the Countach, let alone how it has
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For years, Mercedes-Benz GLC crossover buyers have talked about their luxury ride. This year, the 2020 GLC-Class talks back. With the new GLC, Mercedes-Benz adds its latest infotainment system and a slightly more powerful engine. Like last year, the GLC-Class is available as a crossover “coupe” with a racier roofline and hatchback glass, or as
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As concerns over the novel coronavirus sink vehicle sales and prompt retailers nationwide to cut employee hours and close their doors, Mastria Auto Group CEO Ruddy Brito can’t help but marvel at the group’s timing in launching its fully digital process. Late last year, the Massachusetts-based group launched an end-to-end digital retailing process after a
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TOKYO – Subaru Corp. will join Japanese rivals in suspending domestic production because of the coronavirus pandemic with plans to shut its main assembly plant here from April 11 to May 1. The automaker is also extending a previously announced U.S. shutdown by eight days. Subaru’s suspension will affect its main assembly operations in Gumma
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KARMA AUTOMOTIVE DEVELOPS E-FLEX PLATFORM SOLUTION TO REVOLUTIONIZE ELECTRIC MOBILITY Karma E-Flex Platform Offers Fast-to-Market Electric Vehicle Conversions with Ease In Coming Weeks, Additional Configurations Will Emphasize Capabilities/Benefits Open Platform Partnerships Allow Manufacturers to Reduce EV Development Costs Through Use of Karma’s Innovations Irvine, Calif. (March 31, 2020) – Karma Automotive today announced the introduction
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Hyundai hopes to increase its share of Europe’s minicar segment with the third-generation i10. “The i10 is a key player for us in Europe,” Hyundai Europe’s head of marketing and product, Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, said at the car’s launch in Lisbon in January. The i10 rose into the segment’s top five during the runout of the
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Acura has named a new advertising executive as it plans to introduce new products, including Type S performance variants. Sage Marie, 44, will become assistant vice president of Acura advertising, effective April 1. He is currently assistant vice president, public relations at American Honda, and has been with the company since 1998. Acura head Jon
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Mini has launched many retro special editions, but the 2021 Cooper S convertible Sidewalk Edition convertible references a model of a somewhat newer vintage. The Sidewalk Edition was originally launched in 2007 and, like that model, the 2021 version features mostly cosmetic changes. Starting at $39,250, the Mini Cooper S convertible Sidewalk Edition is the
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