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Ford Recalls Expeditions, Super Duty Trucks and Lincoln Navigators

A safety compliance recall was issued for the 2020 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. The attachment bracket for the second-row driver’s side headrest...

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 and Kia Heat Up Their EV Tech

Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. have shared details on their innovative heat pump system, deployed in Hyundai’s and Kia’s electric vehicle line-up...

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...

Honda Trims Out the Pilot

The 2021 Honda Pilot began arriving at dealerships this week with a new Special Edition (SE) trim, along with several other upgrades. The Pilot, which...

Ford Ramps Up Production Sooner Than Expected

Ford Motor Co. has told its autoworkers and supervisors that it is pivoting to full U.S. production ahead of schedule in an attempt to...

Tesla Zeros In on Texas for Truck Production

Tesla is eyeing the southeast Austin, Texas area for its second U.S. auto factory, which would produce its new pickup truck. The company filed an...

Hyundai’s Santa Fe Gets a Facelift

Hyundai Motor Co. has unveiled its new design for the upcoming Santa Fe, adding features to make the SUV a family adventure vehicle. The fourth...

5 Millionth Vehicle Rolls off BMW Line in South Carolina

BMW Group Plant Spartanburg has produced its 5 millionth vehicle at the South Carolina facility. The Toronto Red Metallic BMW X5 M Competition was...

Auto Parts Rebuilder BBB Industries Acquires Spanish Co.

BBB Industries LLC, a remanufacturer of automotive parts for the aftermarket based in Daphne, Alabama, has acquired the equity interest of Grupo Metalcaucho, encompassing...

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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...