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Mercedes Closing Sedan Production in Alabama

A major line of the Mercedes plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama will be shutting down soon — the line that employs some 1,000 workers in...

Musk Net Worth $70.5 Billion as Tesla Stock Quadruples

With Tesla Inc.’s stock on a steep 2020 rise, Elon Musk is nearing a performance threshold that will allow him to collect $2.4 billion...

Sports-car Hot New Four-Cylinder Engines Fire Up

The Toyota engine plant in Huntsville this month began production of its new line of redesigned four-cylinder engines. The production line is part of...

New Flyer Bus of Choice for 12 Major Transit Agencies

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, announced it was named...

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Now Arriving At Dealerships

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe has begun to arrive at General Motors dealerships in the United States after a brief production delay brought on by...

Auto Channel Raves over Texas-made 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime will break ground as the most powerful and quickest RAV4 ever, hitting dealerships this summer with a starting MSRP...

Hyundai Makes Major Sales Comeback in May

After two months of plunging sales brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Hyundai made a significant comeback in May, according to a June 25...

Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant Reflects Virus Crisis Absenteeism

The large number of workers collecting unemployment benefits during the coronavirus crisis has made it harder for businesses, including auto manufacturers, to find workers...

General Motors Spring Hill Laying Off 680 Workers

General Motors is laying off 680 workers at its plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, according to what GM officials are reported telling local television...

Toyota Taps Key Leaders for ‘Mobility’ Shift

Toyota Motor North America in June made two executive changes aimed at shaping the company's future as a mobility company — that is, broadening...

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2021 Honda Ridgeline arriving at dealerships next week

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Hitachi Automotive to make electric motors in Kentucky

Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems America Inc. is establishing a new, 200-job operation in Berea, Kentucky, to manufacture motors for electric vehicles. A new Hitachi...