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Ford plans $1.3 billion upgrade of Kentucky truck plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015
Ford today plans to announce a $1.3 billion investment in its Kentucky Truck Plant to support the redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickup. Ford said the plans, including a new body shop, will create 2,000 jobs at the plant.

Ford says UAW contract boosts U.S. labor costs less than 1.5%

9:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015 | UPDATED: 11/30/15 4:15 pm ET - adds stock close
Ford's labor costs will rise by less than the projected rate of inflation in each of the next four years, largely because its new contract with the UAW allows the use of more temporary workers and greater flexibility to move production to lower-cost...

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Nader warns of 'hazard on the highway'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
On the 50th anniversary of the publication of his landmark book, “Unsafe at Any Speed,” consumer advocate Ralph Nader says the auto...

VW, DOJ want diesel civil cases heard in Detroit

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
VW and the Justice Department want a U.S.

Insurance Institute trains its sights on headlights

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is developing a new stand-alone ratings program for automobile headlights, with the first batch of...


After 40 years, BMW's 3 series rules a tougher league

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
After 40 years, BMW's 3 series still rules the sporty-compact segment. But tougher competition and changing market tastes pose challenges.

Mitsubishi CEO promises an electrified U.S. rebound

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
Mitsubishi will fortify its fragile U.S. rebound with three electrified crossovers in five years, a bolstered listening post in Washington D.C.

Fiat dynasty heir makes industry comeback customizing cars

6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
Lapo Elkann, a flamboyant member of Italy's Agnelli family, the dynasty that founded Fiat, is making a comeback in the auto industry after a 10-year...

Lear acquires vehicle-to-vehicle communications firm

11:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
Lear said it acquired automotive connectivity supplier Arada Systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Honda plans to lift retirement age in Japan as labor force shrinks

10:58 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
Honda plans to raise the retirement age for employees at its Japan operations to 65 years from the current 60 years in a bid to retain workers for...


VW will recall 2.46 million cars with illegal software in Germany, report says

5:03 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
Volkswagen Group will recall 2.


Acrimony lingers as Ford, Toyota go solo in race for hybrid pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
Long after a Toyota-Ford hybrid pickup partnership unraveled, the rivals are racing to roll out their own products.

Japan's plans to fuel world's cleanest cars hits roadblock

6:26 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has big plans for his country to lead the way in clean cars. His bureaucrats are getting in the way.

BMW concept shown in China previews 1-series sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
BMW unveiled a compact sedan concept at China's Guangzhou auto show that previews a small sedan expected to be badged as a 1 series.

Kia's redesigned Cadenza gets a more angular look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
Few exterior images of the redesigned Kia Cadenza for 2017 show a sharper, more angular look than the previous generation, which marked Kia's entry...

Mercedes GLC will get a fuel-cell variant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
Yet another powertrain variant is in the works for the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the recently renamed and redesigned compact crossover.

Next-gen Honda Ridgeline goes mainstream

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
More revealing spy photos of Honda's second-generation Ridgeline pickup confirm what many in the industry had expected -- that Honda would ditch the...

Mini wind tunnel fine-tunes GM designs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
General Motors is counting on four core strategies to meet rising fuel-economy standards: weight reduction, advanced powertrain technologies, more...

Nissan imagines tomorrow's transportation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
In a small shared office not far from Venice Beach in Los Angeles, Nissan Motor Co. is gazing into the far-off future.

GM may boot vans to boost pickup output at Mo. plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
GM is considering a contract with AM General to offload some commercial van production, which would free up capacity for GM's hot-selling Colorado...

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