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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...

EDAA Helps Gadsden Prepare for Post-Goodyear

The Economic Development Association of Alabama is helping the city of Gadsden to strategize options as Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. draws down its...

Georgia Dealer Group Gets Lean

As with most companies, Georgia-based Asbury Automotive Group Inc. saw its first quarter 2020 results melt in comparison to prior year numbers, but it...

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International Trade: Building Vehicles In Today’s Uncertain World

After three years of negotiations, the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) took effect July 1, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While...

EPA Estimates 250 Miles for Volkswagen’s ID.4

The Environmental Protection Agency has calculated an estimated 250 miles of range on a single charge for Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric SUV. The EPA-estimated fuel...

Hyundai Motor America Pays Cash Penalty Regarding Past Recalls

Hyundai Motor America has resolved an inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration related to recalls for vehicles equipped with Theta II engines....

Gestamp Announces Third Expansion in Tennessee

Gestamp Chattanooga has announced the company will invest $94.7 million to expand operations at its Hickory Valley Road and Ferdinand Piech Way plants in...

Geely and Daimler AG Partner on Hybrid Powertrain System

Daimler AG and Geely Holding, parent companies of Mercedes-Benz and Volvo Cars respectfully, are collaborating on the development of a powertrain system for the...