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Ford CEO Jim Hackett and Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess

Ford and VW to collaborate on mid-size pickups, commercial vans

The commercial vehicle operations of Ford and Volkswagen will be much more closely aligned in the near future. The two announced Tuesday a substantial partnership that will see a number of commercial vehicles jointly developed by the two brands. Each will also build vehicles for the other brand... read more

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Cadillac Escala concept, 2016 Monterey Car Week

Cadillac will become lead EV brand at GM, challenge Tesla

Cadillac will become the leading electric car brand at General Motors in an attempt to lure sales away from Tesla while also countering the onslaught of EVs in the pipeline... read more January 11, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

VW poaches Apple executive for self-driving car development

Volkswagen has successfully hired former Apple executive Alexander Hitzinger to help lead self-driving technology development. His larger role is direct responsibility for... read more January 10, 2019 by


 
2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake review update

Jaguar-Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs worldwide

Jaguar-Land Rover plans to reduce its workforce around the world by 4,500 employees, citing a sales downturn in the United Kingdom over Brexit and in China. Bloomberg... read more January 10, 2019 by


 
Ford's Robutt sweat seat tester

Ford tests to make sure its seats can withstand our sweaty butts

It sounds odd, but Ford has a test for sweaty derrieres. It's all in the name of long-term quality. The automaker showed off its robotic sweaty butt simulator, appropriately... read more January 10, 2019 by


 
Ford and Volkswagen logos

Ford, VW tipped to announce deeper ties at 2019 Detroit auto show

Evidence is mounting that Ford and the Volkswagen Group could form deeper ties than once imagined. Both automaker's announced a memorandum of understanding last June to... read more January 10, 2019 by


 
2019 Mercedes-Benz G550

Mercedes holds onto US luxury sales crown in 2018 despite decline

Mercedes-Benz managed to retain its top spot in the sales charts for luxury cars in the United States in 2018, a year that saw most brands report lower sales than the... read more January 9, 2019 by


 
Toyota Project Portal 2.0 fuel cell-powered semi-trailer truck

Kenworth to build semi trucks powered by Toyota fuel cells

American truck manufacturer Kenworth will build a fleet of 10 semi-trailer trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cell-electric powertrains sourced from Toyota. The two firms made... read more January 9, 2019 by


 
Freightliner Cascadia semi truck

Daimler announces major investment in self-driving semi trucks

German automaker Daimler revealed the new Freightliner Cascadia at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show on Monday and also announced a major new investment into self-driving... read more January 8, 2019 by


 
Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn appears in court amid Nissan and Infiniti executive shakeup

Embattled auto industry icon and former Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance boss Carlos Ghosn appeared in court on Tuesday for the first time since his Nov. 19 arrest. The... read more January 8, 2019 by


 
Ford C-V2X technology running on 5G network

Ford selects 5G networks to integrate V2X technology in 2022

Numerous automakers have begun preparing for a connected-car future, but Ford is the latest to step into the arena. The automaker announced on Monday that it will use 5G... read more January 8, 2019 by


 
Gordon Murray receives Commander of British Empire award

Gordon Murray receives CBE from Queen Elizabeth II for services to motoring

Gordon Murray presents one heck of a resume, but now he can add "Commander of the British Empire" to it. Queen Elizabeth II awarded Murray the accolade in December for his... read more January 7, 2019 by


 
Aston Martin DBS 59 special edition

Aston Martin preparing for "worst case scenario" with no deal Brexit looming

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer told Reuters on Monday that the automaker has prepared for a "no deal" Brexit future by stockpiling some finished cars in Germany and planning to... read more January 7, 2019 by


 
LT5 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 crate engine

Experts predict 2018 to be peak year for internal-combustion engine sales

We may have lived through the peak year of car sales with internal-combustion engines (ICE) in 2018. Experts and analysts from several firms believe sales of ICE-powered cars... read more January 7, 2019 by


 
GM Cruise Automation self-driving Bolt EV

GM Cruise and DoorDash partner for self-driving food deliveries

General Motors and its Cruise self-driving car division announced a new partnership with popular food delivery service DoorDash that will employ autonomous vehicles to... read more January 4, 2019 by


 
2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody

Dodge Challenger outsells Camaro in 2018, but Mustang still king

Executives at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford have reason to celebrate over their muscle cars, while Chevrolet is likely taking a hard look at its Camaro. The 2018 sales... read more January 4, 2019 by


 
 

 
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