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Wither US Automotive Sales? Uncertainties Abound

CAR notes that there are “many risks to the 2019 automotive outlook: Will 2019 be the start of the economic downturn? How will U.S. trade policies affect the auto industry? Will regulatory and technological developments start to change what products are made and sold in North America?” Continue reading

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Cars for Cheese? EU Turning Point in Japanese Localization

In 2018, the three UK Japanese transplants of Nissan, Toyota and Honda collectively produced over 730,000 cars, which represent almost half of all Light Vehicles built in Britain. Continue reading

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Midwest Automotive Media Association Family Vehicles of Year

“Whether it’s a premium-brand or mainstream model, it should be versatile, reliable, efficient, and reasonably priced. MAMA members pooled their expertise and experience to select the best family vehicles from an outstanding group of new and significantly refreshed models, and the Subaru Ascent and Volvo XC40 came out on top,” said MAMA award coordinator Tim Healey. Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce: Record Apprenticeship Places Open

Since the program was launched in 2006, numbers have progressively increased, with 2019 offering a record 31 candidates the opportunity to join the team at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, United Kingdom. Continue reading

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California Cars and Global Warming: CRC, Kraft-Heinz and Mothers Pay $1.4 Million For Violating Air Quality Rules

“Many common household products, such as cleaners and metal polishes, contain compounds that contribute to unhealthy smog. It’s important that retailers only stock and sell products that adhere to CARB regulations limiting the amount of these compounds,” CARB Enforcement Division Chief Todd Sax said. Continue reading

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First Look: 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Freshening

Set for sale in fall 2019, Rogue Sport follows the rather more significant upgrades for the 2019 model year. Continue reading

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Ford Invests $1 Billion in Chicago Plants for Explorer, Police Interceptor, Lincoln Aviator

Ford was the No. 1 producer of vehicles in the U.S. and the leading exporter of vehicles from the U.S., building nearly 2.4 million in 2018, Ford says it employs the most hourly U.S. autoworkers. Continue reading

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Lagonda All-Terrain Concept to Debut at Geneva

The first model Lagonda will put into production, the All-Terrain Concept claims to take full advantage of the zero-emission platform Lagonda’s design team created. Continue reading

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Rock Creek Trim Packages Join 2019 Pathfinder Line

All 2019 Pathfinder models have a 284-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 with Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) system and Xtronic transmission. Torque is rated at 259 lb.-ft. Standard maximum towing capacity is a best-in-class of up to 6,000 pounds, which enables towing two-axle recreational trailers for watercraft, flatbeds or campers. Continue reading

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Season of Luxury Lifestyle with Aston Martin

“Art of Living by Aston Martin offers guests something different, something they cannot get elsewhere. A mindfully curated collection of events provides guests with the opportunity to truly live life the Aston Martin way.” Continue reading

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GM Declares Q1 2019 Dividend of 38 Cents

GM is counting on the longer, wider and taller Silverado HD to bolster profits. It has a new 6.6-liter V8 gas engine with direct injection with a six-speed automatic transmission. Continue reading

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Ghosn to be Gone at Next Nissan Shareholders Meeting

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles. Continue reading

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NASCAR ‘Shocked’ at Cheating. Changes 2019 Season Rules

NASCAR will inspect the first- and second-place vehicles, as well as a random vehicle, after each event. Previously, full post-race inspections took place at the NASCAR Research & Development Center in Concord, NC. Continue reading

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Icahn Buys RPM Automotive

The undisclosed deal expands its presence in the Southeastern U.S., by 10 locations and more than 100 service bays. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., RPM Automotive claims a reputation for “its exceptional customer service and quality work on all makes and models, including luxury vehicles and large fleets.” Continue reading

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Aston Martin to Launch Expensive Track Experience Program

This customer-focused driving academy will offer various levels of tuition – from £750 to £7,600 – to suit each driver, from exploring the capabilities of their own Aston Martin to finding the limit in some of the marque’s most extreme track cars, for those with aspirations to race. Continue reading

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