Industry's sales record streak to end in 2016?

A newly released report from AlixPartners forecasts U.S. light-vehicle sales of 17.5 million in 2017 -- down slightly from this year's 17.8 million forecast. The consulting firm expects U.S. sales to bottom out at 15.2 million vehicles in 2019.

Unifor loses organizing vote at 2 Toyota plants in Ontario
UPDATED: 6/30/16 6:03 pm ET - adds Toyota statement

Maintenance workers at two Toyota assembly plants in Ontario voted against unionization, in a recruiting setback for Unifor, one of Canada's biggest

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Jeep Compass, Patriot replacement due early next year

The single vehicle replacing the Jeep Compass and Patriot will debut in late September in Brazil and will retain one of the two names, Jeep brand head Mike Manley said Thursday. The vehicle, known internally as the C-SUV, is not delayed and will be shown in the U.S. at the L.A. Auto Show in November. It will go sale in the U.S. in early 2017. Jeep has also set a hard date for the introduction of a long-awaited Wrangler-based pickup: Early 2018.

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