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New Way Trucks is expanding its Mississippi presence

New Way Trucks is increasing its production capacity in Booneville, Mississippi, with a $4 million investment creating at least 120 jobs. The recycling and refuse...

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...

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...

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First Look: Mazda’s CX-50

Mazda revealed the look of the CX-50 on Monday, touting its off-road ability as a key driver in its design and function. “Today we are...

Toyota to invest in automotive battery production

Toyota Motor North America announced today that it will invest $3.4 billion in automotive battery production in the U.S. through 2030, including building an...

Regional automakers gather at Southern Automotive Conference

More than 1,000 attendees are expected to walk through the doors of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Alabama for the 14th annual Southern Automotive...

Volkswagen and The Conservation Fund donate acreage

Volkswagen of America and The Conservation Fund have completed a multi-year effort to buy, conserve and transfer approximately 1,500 acres of land to the...

Nissan unveils plan for carbon neutrality, intelligent factory

Nissan unveiled its production line at the Tochigi Plant in Japan featuring the Nissan Intelligent Factory initiative. The initiative is part of Nissan’s overall...