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Hyundai Elantra a North American Car of the Year finalist

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra has been named a finalist in the 2021 North American Car of the Year awards. The seventh-generation Elantra also took home...

Nissan production and sales decline in 2020

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s production, sales and exports all declined in 2020, impacted heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a release from Nissan...

Heiche chooses Alabama for second U.S. location

Germany-based Heiche Surface Technologies has announced it will open its second U.S. location, an advanced metals coating facility in Jasper, Alabama, creating 73 jobs. The...

Tiffin Motorshomes acquired by Indiana firm

Tiffin Motorhomes, one of Alabama’s largest private companies, has been acquired by Indiana-based Thor Industries Inc. for $300 million. Tiffin ranked 57 on Business Alabama...

Tenneplas expands in Tennessee

Windsor Mold USA Inc., parent company of Tenneplas, will invest $3.5 million in a 37,500-square-foot expansion of its Pulaski, Tennessee facility and will add...

Dana Inc. takes honors while expanding in 2020

Dana Inc., a provider of power conveyance and energy-management solutions for the automotive industry, was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2021 by...

Nissan innovation takes Popular Science award

A Nissan innovation that makes vehicles quieter and more energy efficient has won the 2020 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award in the...

Volkswagen Connecting Tennessee Plant to Cloud

The Volkswagen Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant will be the first of three plants outside of Europe to connect to the Volkswagen Group and Amazon Web...

Hyundai Vehicles Rack Up the Kudos

Hyundai vehicles have recently been recognized by Kelley Blue Book and ALG. The Santa Fe, Kona Electric and Elantra models have placed in their respective...

Nissan Celebrates 10 Years of LEAF

Nissan celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Nissan LEAF electric car with the delivery of the 500,000 LEAF vehicle. “In marking these milestones, we firstly...

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Dana Inc. supplies rear axle for Ram 1500 TRX

Dana Inc. will be supplying its 60 AdvanTEK solid rear axle with Spicer PerformaTraK electronic locking differential to the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX pickup...

Hankook Tire partners to develop data-driven analytics platform

Hankook Tire is driving its digital transformation by partnering with Tableau Software. Hankook is digitalizing its office through Tableau’s data-driven analytics platform, which will...

Kia changes name and vision; expands its EV offerings

Kia is dropping the Motors from its name as it plans to expand into new and emerging business areas by creating innovative mobility products...

Mercedes launches new MBUX with AI features

Mercedes-Benz has updated its Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), creating the Hyperscreen, a large, curved unit that stretches almost the entire width of the dash,...

Kia Telluride Named Best Family Car to Buy

The Kia Telluride has been named The Car Connection’s Best Family Car to Buy for 2021, marking the second consecutive year the SUV has...