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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...

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%...

Mercedes-Benz Vans opens Marshalling Yard in South Carolina

Mercedes-Benz USA’s Vans Division has opened its new marshalling yard in Ladson, South Carolina, a $53 million investment in infrastructure, IT development and operational...

Autocar partners on national terminal tractor rental program

Autocar LLC, manufacturer of severe-duty vocational trucks, is partnering with Big Truck Rental to start the first national terminal truck rental program for fleets...

Eberspaecher announces closure of Alabama plant

Eberspaecher is closing its Northport, Alabama, plant, laying off 47 employees. According to the Alabama Department of Commerce, the plant’s last day of operation...

Production of Santa Cruz launched at Hyundai

The launch of the all-new 2022 Santa Cruz marked the first time in Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama’s history the plant has produced five vehicles...

Edelbrock relocates headquarters in Mississippi

Edelbrock LLC, a manufacturer of aftermarket engine components, is locating its headquarters and manufacturing operations in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The $14.4 million investment will...

Hyundai latest factory affected by chip shortage

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama had to temporarily shut down this week due to the semiconductor chip shortage. Hyundai’s Montgomery, Alabama, plant is the latest of...

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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...