SEOUL — General Motors’ unionized workers in South Korea will strike Monday to Wednesday over stalled wage talks and concern of another plant shutdown, union officials said on Friday, the first full walkout since GM bought local factories in 2002. The decision came after the union rejected GM’s proposal for a base wage freeze and
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Resurgent sports car maker Alpine is getting back into the rally game with the new A110 Rally, which is poised to take on rivals Porsche and Abarth in the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Group R-GT class.  Alpine left development of the A110 Rally to Signatech, which essentially operates as the automaker’s factory works team and
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The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is an all-American icon of an SUV that’s more livable than ever. But that doesn’t mean its capability off road is not without compromise in other areas—on pavement, for a big one.  We give it 5.4 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we rate cars.) For 2020, the Wrangler
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FUJIKAWAGUCHIKO, Japan — With Nissan’s new-generation self-driving system, safety and precision are enhanced. But hands-free isn’t always hassle-free. That is one takeaway from a road test of the automaker’s ProPilot 2.0 technology as the industry scrambles to deliver self-driving vehicles. Nissan’s semi-autonomous driving package promises no-hands, auto-navigating highway driving from on-ramp to off-ramp, automatically passing
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Ahead of the official debut, we got a deep-dive on the new Porsche Taycan electric sport sedan and there’s a lot to talk about. If you don’t have time or don’t need every last detail, we’ve put together this handy list of the highlights to make you an instant expert on Porsche’s most important car
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If you’re planning to purchase Toyota’s revised 2020 Tacoma TRD Pro off-road pickup, you might be in for a bit of sticker shock when the mid-size truck rolls into dealer showrooms this fall. According to an order guide Cars Direct quoted in a Tuesday report, the 2020 Tacoma TRD Pro will list from $45,080 after
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The 2020 Porsche Taycan is the long-awaited all-electric sedan from Germany’s famed sports-car maker. It’s not the first all-electric contender to Tesla, but perhaps the most important; with the Taycan, Porsche has a direct rival to the Model S in terms of speed, luxury, and swagger.  Pronounced “TIE-cahn,” the 2020 Taycan goes on sale in
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As NHTSA looks for a way to allow vehicles without traditional human controls such as steering wheels and pedals on U.S. roadways, a number of companies, organizations and safety advocacy groups are weighing in on how the agency should approach this. The nation’s road safety regulator sought public comment in May on its efforts to
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Is there anything better than a British beast of a grand touring car? Specifically, one that’s stuffed with a 12-cylinder powerplant, covered in fist-bitingly gorgeous sheetmetal, and lined with fine, sweet-smelling leather? Why, yes. Two of them. That Aston Martin and Bentley arrive simultaneously with Union Jack-waving coupes is the world’s good fortune. That they
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michael Grimes, who worked as an assistant in the UAW’s General Motors department, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court here to wire fraud and money laundering charges. Count one was the conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud, which carries up to 20 years’ imprisonment. The second count, conspiracy to
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