DETROIT — Its president has stepped aside. One former vice president is headed to prison, and two of the three chief negotiators during 2011 contract talks are accused of taking sizable kickbacks. Five other ex-officials have pleaded guilty to corruption-related crimes. After two years downplaying the scandal as isolated misdeeds, the UAW is acknowledging the
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Sometimes big SUVs require big compromises when it comes to fuel economy, ride quality, or price. But some of the largest SUVs on the market strike a good balance between these key buying criteria, while providing plenty of room for the whole family and their gear. Keep reading to learn about some of the best
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The joint-venture auto plant project between Mazda and Toyota is bringing a wave of supply chain investment to northern Alabama. Since the $1.6 billion auto plant was announced for Huntsville in 2018, several suppliers — many of them with Japanese roots — have announced their own projects in the vicinity. Five of them represent $440
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Since time is a valuable commodity for Porsche’s affluent customers, the Volkswagen Group subsidiary hopes it can convince discriminating electric vehicle drivers with the fastest recharging capability currently on the market. The Taycan, the brand’s first EV and a rival to the Tesla Model S, has an 800-volt electrical architecture that is twice as powerful
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Volkswagen’s indisputable sport compact icon is the Golf GTI, but over the past two decades, the automaker has pushed its hot hatchback formula beyond the limits of its practical, humble roots. The result? R. R represents the pinnacle of VW performance and sporty styling, gracing many of its models—mild and wild—and offering perks designed to
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To focus on the need to turn used-vehicle inventory quickly, Erich Gail likes to think about those cars as if they were fresh fruit. “When the oranges come off the truck on day one, they’re juicy and they’re ripe. They’re ready to go,” the CEO of Cardinale Automotive Group told Automotive News. “And every day,
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Pros: Laudable cargo capacity Cushy ride Nationwide availability Cons: Middling range Indefensibly lofty price Trails Model 3 everywhere Let’s get an uncomfortable fact out of the way: For $1,245 more than the price of an entry-level standard-range (220 miles) Tesla Model 3, the base 2019 Nissan Leaf S Plus (226 miles) looks and feels like
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DETROIT — Chevrolet executive Brian Sweeney, who helped lift the brand’s retail market share and is popular among its dealers, will become even more prominent in the retail world as General Motors’ vice president of dealer operations and innovation. Sweeney, 52, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet sales, service and marketing, will take on the newly
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Magna International has lowered its 2019 financial outlook to reflect the estimated impact of the UAW strike at General Motors in the United States. The strike lasted 40 days and stretched from the latter part of the third quarter and into the fourth.   Magna, which supplies body exteriors and structures and power technologies, said Friday that it experienced
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The Raging Bull’s future hypercars will likely lean on supercapacitors for electrification, taking advantage of their light weight and small footprint to get the most bang for their hybrid-system buck.  This news comes from Lamborghini itself, which announced Wednesday that, in partnership with MIT, it has filed a patent for a new synthetic material that
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The Ford F-150 has just about every digit covered. Available with V-6 or V-8 power, 6- or 10-speed automatic transmissions, two- or four-wheel drive, it’s the truck’s singular capability that helps it stand apart.  Starting from an average score, the F-150 gets points above average for its drivetrains that are not only good, they’re great,
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DETROIT — The Tesla Model 3 has a 15-inch touch screen in the middle of the dashboard. Ford Motor Co. is planning to top that next year with a 15.5-inch screen available on the fourth generation of its Sync infotainment system. Sync 4 will offer over-the-air software updates, which could eliminate some of the trips
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BEIJING — China is considering further cuts to subsidies for electric-vehicle purchases, according to people familiar with the matter, threatening to deal another blow to a once-burgeoning industry that’s facing an unprecedented slump. Industry regulators in the world’s largest EV market have been discussing the proposal but are holding off on a decision until they
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