TOKYO — Organizers of the Tokyo auto show, led by Akio Toyoda as chairman of the country’s industry lobby, are pulling out all the stops to reverse the expo’s falling attendance. Their goal is to change it into a different kind of auto show, with plenty of action outside the main halls to draw people
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Magnaflow will launch its new modular, cat-back exhaust system designed for the 2020 Toyota Supra, the company announced Wednesday. This new system, dubbed xMOD, will eventually spread to other applications.  This system can be customized as it sits after installation thanks to a series of modular components that can be swapped in and out in
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DETROIT — Damage from the UAW’s nearly monthlong strike against General Motors goes far beyond the plants that have been surrounded by picket lines, and recovery after it ends could take significant time for the dealerships, suppliers and other employers that depend on GM. Some small businesses have warned they’re in danger of failing from
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PARIS — The ouster of Renault CEO Thierry Bollore last week sweeps away another remnant of the Carlos Ghosn era and perhaps moves the French automaker closer to a stronger bond with Japanese affiliate Nissan Motor Co. Bollore’s removal on Friday came just days after Nissan named a triumvirate of leaders without deep ties to
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This year’s contract negotiations between General Motors and the UAW contained a little-discussed bargaining chip from the automaker — the possibility that GM would build a new lithium ion battery factory near its idled Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant to fuel its planned new generation of electric vehicles. At a time when the auto industry is
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The unallocated Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant might not be sold. It could become the site for GM’s electric pickup truck production. According to ClickOnDetroit, the all-electric pickup truck is still on the table (originally reported in September) in negotiations between General Motors and the United Automobile Workers (UAW). GM is expected to offer a $9 billion
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Yoga and healthy cooking competitions are helping women connect at Penske Automotive Group, which is shining the spotlight on the health and wellness of its female staff. The nation’s second-largest new-vehicle retailer plans next year to expand its Women’s Wellness Week initiative beyond its East Region.Intended to recognize and promote healthy lifestyles for its female
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MT senior editor Ron Kiino and the Motor Trend staff take the updated 2011 Ford Mustang GT out for some testing including the dyno to see how Ford’s potent new 5.0-liter V-8 really is under the hood. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_1003_2011_ford_mustang_gt_premium_test/index.html Shot by: Jim Gleason Edited by: Jim GLeason
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PARIS — The shock waves from Carlos Ghosn’s arrest last November continued to ripple through the Renault-Nissan alliance this week with the ouster of Renault CEO Thierry Bollore on Friday. His firing comes just days after Nissan named a triumvirate of leaders without deep ties to Ghosn. Bollore, Ghosn’s handpicked successor, reportedly never developed a
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With the debut of NASCAR’s next-generation race car just around the corner, series executives are already contemplating yet another leap forward for stock car racing: electrification. In an interview with TechCrunch, NASCAR SVP John Probst said that hybrid powertrains could come to the sport as early as 2022, allowing the series time to finalize rules
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Supplier innovations in vehicle optics, faster information processing and streamlined product and assembly designs have been selected as finalists for the 2020 Automotive News PACE Awards. This year’s contenders represent a diverse list of 28 companies from around the industry, including suppliers from Canada, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico and South Korea. The Automotive News PACE
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Who needs a Ranger Raptor when you can order a midsize monster like this? Meet a Ranger that can not only attack the trail but can also fight on the battlefield. Ricardo, the British military outfitter, modified a 2019 Ranger for defense and security operations—although it looks like it might also be perfect for battling
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TOKYO – Toyota will pull the wraps off an updated, closer-to-production version of its futuristic Concept-i pod car at the Tokyo Motor Show, previewing a self-driving electric vehicle equipped with a digital assistant designed to deliver a “personalized mobility experience.” Called the LQ, the concept car builds on the Concept-i, first exhibited at the 2017 CES in Las
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