TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — In his hospitality suite overlooking the manicured Michigan bayside resort where hundreds of auto industry thought leaders gather each year to consider the future, consultant Dietmar Ostermann is reassuringly upbeat. “U.S. GDP has been growing at between 2 and 3 percent,” said Ostermann, U.S. automotive advisory leader for PwC. “That’s fantastic.
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The fledgling electric-vehicle maker that wants to take over General Motors’ former Chevrolet Cruze plant in Ohio booked less than a single Cruze worth of revenue last quarter. But the grim earnings report from Workhorse Group isn’t deterring GM in its efforts to sell Lordstown Assembly and ease the political pressure it has faced over
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Congress will soon renew efforts to pass legislation that clears the way for the deployment of tens of thousands of automated vehicles on roads across America. House and Senate leaders are seeking input from a broad swath of stakeholders to help formulate a self-driving vehicle bill that addresses everything from access for people with disabilities
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FRANKFURT — Continental said on Friday that it was taking action to reduce lead in some electronic components that exceeded certain European Union limits. The German partsmaker said it was identifying how many vehicles and which markets would be affected. Most of the components have been on the market since 2016. An EU directive dictates
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LONDON — McLaren will return to full-time IndyCar racing in 2020 in partnership with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Chevrolet. McLaren will be responsible for technical expertise, commercial experience and marketing for the race team in North America’s top open-wheel racing circuit. The British automaker sold more sports cars in the United States than anywhere
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Audi has pared down the Q3’s configurations for the new model year, but all are well-equipped, and the latest Audi infotainment interface works well. It’s not a stellar value, nor is its warranty notable, and options are somewhat slim. Given all that, we score the 2019 Q3 a 7 out of 10 for features. (Read
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TEMPE, Ariz. — The roadside memorial looks like thousands of others that appear on streets across America. Two small crosses, a balloon, faded flowers. A note that reads, “I love you, Mom.” I don’t know why, but I expected more. A plaque that signifies the importance of the location, a larger bouquet of flowers, a
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FRANKFURT — Continental said on Friday that it was taking action to reduce lead in some electronic components that exceeded certain European Union limits. The German partsmaker said it was identifying how many vehicles and which markets would be affected. Most of the components have been on the market since 2016. An EU directive dictates
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It’s back! The World’s Greatest Drag Race returns with nine of the world’s best supercars, sports cars, and muscle cars for 2012 facing off in an epic quarter-mile sprint for glory… and ultimate bragging rights! This year’s field includes all nine contenders from Motor Trend’s 2012 Best Driver’s Car competition. We have the Lamborghini Aventador,
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Drako GTE to combine performance, beautiful design and luxury with seating for four. Californian start-up Drako Motors has announced the unveiling of its first electric supercar Drako GTE on August 16th, 2019 at the prestigious Quail Motorsports Gathering during Monterey Car Week 2019. The company says that the car “embodies iconic Italian design and luxuriously
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Customs are a true exercise in style and balance. Defining that perfect combination is the ultimate key to creating one that’ll be memorable. When referencing design changes, too little can make the car lackluster while too much can ruin the vibe. Finding the ideal fusion of glamour and inventiveness—therein lies the art. Kevin Anderson of
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AutoCanada has rebranded its nine U.S. locations as the Leader Automotive Group under a turnaround plan that  includes selling underperforming stores, Canada’s lone publicly traded dealership group said Thursday. AutoCanada, which in April 2018 acquired nine stores from the Grossinger Auto Group, said in a news release detailing second-quarter earnings that it also plans to
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You ready for the truth? Very few crossovers start under $20,000. But wait! Before you go, let us show you highlights from new crossovers you can get for around $20,000 (including destination, before incentives). Plus, we’ll reveal a few surprises—cars that deliver part of the subcompact SUV experience you crave for an equally affordable price.
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FRANKFURT — Prosecutors in Stuttgart are set to fine Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler between 800 million and 1 billion euros ($897,000 to $1.12 billion) for diesel-related violations, German magazine Der Spiegel said in its online edition on Friday. The German motor vehicle authority (KBA) had discovered cheating software fitted to Mercedes-Benz C-class and E-class vehicles and
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