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Kia America has highest ever first-half yearly sales

Kia America has its highest ever first-half yearly sales with 378,511 vehicles sold. For this first six months of 2021, Kia U.S. sales were...

Ford sales up 10.7% through first half of 2021

For the first half of 2021, Ford retail sales are up 10.7% over last year. In addition, retail orders are up 16-fold over last...

GM collaborates on U.S-based lithium source

General Motors is investing in and collaborating with Controlled Thermal Resources to secure local and low-cost lithium, a key component of electric vehicle batteries. The...

BMW U.S. sales up over 2020 and 2019 Q2 sales

BMW of North America has reported that second quarter sales for this year were 96,561 vehicles in the U.S., an 89.5% increase over the...

Yamaha introduces 2022 lineup

Yamaha Motor Corp. has introduced its 2022 lineup of four-stroke motorcycles and cross-country motorcycles. Highlights for 2022 include the YZ250F and YZ450F competition motocross...

Hyundai Motor teases Sonata N Line in new movie

A sporty Hyundai Sonata N Line makes its appearance in Paramount Pictures’ new action film Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, coming to theaters in...

Toyota sales up 39.8% in June

Toyota Motor North America reported June 2021 sales of 207,331 vehicles, an increase of 39.8% on a volume and daily selling rate basis over...

Martinrea expands in Tennessee

Martinrea announced late last week that it is expanding its operations in  Robertson County, Tennessee, investing $40 million and creating 97 new jobs. Martinrea is...

Volkswagen second quarter sales up 72%, a company best

The Atlas family of Volkswagen vehicles was key to increased sales for the second quarter of 2021. Volkswagen’s second quarter sales were up 72%...

Amcor invests in its InFlex division operations in Georgia

InFlex, a subsidiary of Georgia-based plastics manufacturer Amcor Inc., is investing nearly $8 million to expand its operations in Alma, Georgia, creating 100 jobs. “These...

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Kia Corp. July sales up 8.7% year over year

Kia Corp. sold 241,399 units in July globally, up 8.7% year over year. Outside of Korea, sales rose 10.4% from a year earlier, selling...

Firestone Industrial Products breaks ground on expansion

Firestone Industrial Products LLC is investing $50 million in the company’s 250-job expansion in Williamsburg, Kentucky, that will increase production of automotive air springs...

Kaiser Aluminum moves its corporate headquarters to Tennessee

Kaiser Aluminum will relocate its corporate headquarters from California to Tennessee. It will invest approximately $3 million and create 80 jobs as it transitions...

General Motors introduces new Super Cruise to six models

General Motors introduces its new Super Cruise capabilities on six model 2022 vehicles. Super Cruise is the industry’s first true hands-free driver-assistance technology allowing...

Volvo Cars sales volume rebounds 41% over first half of 2020

Volvo Cars sales volumes for the first half of 2021 is 41% higher than the same period in 2020 and up 12% over the...