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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...

Ford Resumes Production in the U.S.

Ford Motor Co. resumed production at its U.S. plants on Monday, May 18. To keep its employees safe as they returned to work, Ford...

Mexican Suppliers Stall Mercedes Alabama Restart

The Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will be temporarily idled this week, owing to a shortage of parts from Mexican suppliers, the...

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2021 Nissan Rogue Under Production

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Teaching the Toyota Way

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