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Illinois scratched from Toyota-Mazda factory sweepstakes

A lack of shovel-ready sites in Illinois and the state's failure to adopt a right-to-work law have helped to sideline the state's bid to land a $1.3 billion assembly plant planned by Toyota and Mazda, a top economic development official says.

UPDATED: 10/18/17 10:40 am ET
Toyota targets 621-mile driving range with fuel cell concept

Toyota will expand its hydrogen fuel cell reach at the Tokyo Motor Show with a fuel cell city bus it aims to commercialize and a fuel cell passenger vehicle concept.

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New Mitsubishi plan targets 30% jump in revenue

Mitsubishi unveiled a three-year plan to boost global vehicle sales by 40 percent and revenue by more than 30 percent as it rebounds from a fuel economy scandal by strengthening its utility vehicle lineup and targeting rapid growth in the U.S., China and Southeast Asia.

UPDATED: 10/17/17 6:17 pm ET - adds details
NAFTA talks take acrimonious turn

Efforts to renegotiate NAFTA have bogged down over controversial U.S. proposals, with Canada and Mexico blaming the U.S. for trying to protect its market at the expense of the region's economy and the U.S. pointing the finger at its partners for unwillingness to correct a large trade imbalance.

UPDATED: 10/17/17 3:47 pm ET
Mexico, Canada reject U.S. NAFTA demands as talks wrap up

The ministers leading NAFTA negotiations wrapped up the latest round of high-level talks after Canada and Mexico rejected what they see as hardline proposals by the U.S. The three countries agreed to extend talks to retool the trade pact into early 2018.

UPDATED: 10/17/17 8:48 am ET - adds details
Polestar debuts with performance coupe, subscription sales model

Volvo and its parent, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, are initially investing about $752 million in the stand-alone electrified vehicle brand, mostly for a China assembly plant. Only 500 Polestar 1 coupes will be produced annually and customers can preorder the vehicle starting Tuesday.

Fiat Chrysler's Ram sports new face for 2019

Fiat Chrysler plans major styling changes to the Ram pickup for 2019 as evidenced by new spy photos of the truck at the company's technical center near Detroit. The redesigned Ram 1500, which carries the DT designation, is to be formally unveiled in January at the Detroit auto show.

UPDATED: 10/16/17 2:01 pm ET - adds GM statement
Unifor ratifies contract at GM's Equinox plant in Canada; 86% of workers approve

Union workers at a GM plant in Ingersoll, Ont., have ratified a new contract, ending a four-week strike that threatened to pinch sales of the Chevrolet Equinox. A total of 86 percent of members who cast ballots favored the four-year deal, sending employees back to work at 7 p.m. ET Monday for early startup, according to the Unifor union.

UPDATED: 10/17/17 02:00 am ET - new story
Daimler moves to separate Mercedes cars, trucks

Daimler is firming up plans for its biggest corporate overhaul in a decade, granting its car and truck operations more independence in a move that could pave the way for spinoffs and other deals as the automaker confronts the disruptive shift to self-driving electric vehicles.

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