Month: March 2020

Auto suppliers BorgWarner Inc. and Delphi Technologies plc are in a quarrel over finances amid the global coronavirus outbreak that has halted auto production — a spat that could end their $1.5 billion merger deal. Delphi Technologies on Monday drew down all of its available credit, about $500 million, to build a war chest to stabilize
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Volkswagen and Audi have temporarily tweaked their logos to help spread the message about the importance of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. In short videos posted on social media and their websites, the German brands urge people to follow the prevailing advice from medical experts to avoid spreading the virus. Audi shows the four
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For years, Mercedes-Benz GLC crossover buyers have talked about their luxury ride. This year, the 2020 GLC-Class talks back. With the new GLC, Mercedes-Benz adds its latest infotainment system and a slightly more powerful engine. Like last year, the GLC-Class is available as a crossover “coupe” with a racier roofline and hatchback glass, or as
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Leaders get tested by crises, especially big ones such as what the world is facing now. In the auto industry, we’re seeing reactions that include shutting down or dramatically reducing operations and in other cases, special discounts for customers. Several manufacturers are pivoting their expertise and resources to helping produce medical equipment the country’s health
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Penske Automotive Group said it is slashing executive pay, furloughing employees, postponing $150 million in capital expenditures and taking a range of other steps to “to help mitigate the financial and operational impact of COVID-19.” CEO Roger Penske and President Robert Kurnick will accept no salary for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak, while executives
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The third-generation Chevrolet Camaro is an automotive icon of the 1980s and arguably the most original Camaro bar the first iteration of the series (1967-1969). Spanning ten model years from 1982 to 1992, the third-generation F-body Chevy Camaro has had many iterations but none was perhaps more intriguing than the Berlinetta offered for the 1982-1986
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Acura has named a new advertising executive as it plans to introduce new products, including Type S performance variants. Sage Marie, 44, will become assistant vice president of Acura advertising, effective April 1. He is currently assistant vice president, public relations at American Honda, and has been with the company since 1998. Acura head Jon
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Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story included an incorrect title for Grace Huang. Over the course of several hours on March 12, leaders at Cox Automotive’s Manheim were weighing what to do with vehicle auctions amid a spreading coronavirus pandemic. The next day they decided to make all of Manheim’s auctions completely digital.
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The Paris auto show will not be maintained in its current form this year because of the effects of the coronavirus crisis, organizers said. The event is scheduled to run Sept. 26-Oct. 11, with media days on Sept. 29-30. Organizers stopped short of completely canceling or postponing the show, but they suggested that the traditional
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Momentum Dynamics and GreenPower Motor Collaborate to Develop Wirelessly-Charged Electric Buses Momentum Dynamics to Integrate Wireless Charging into Purpose-Built EV Star MALVERN, PA., March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Momentum Dynamics and GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (TSXV: GPV) (OTCQB: GPVRF) (GreenPower) have announced a three-year OEM agreement to develop and sell wirelessly charged, purpose-built all-electric transit
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Genesis pulled the wraps on a redesigned G80 sedan that the brand hopes will help spur a new era of sales growth with its fresh design language and host of new technologies. Hyundai Motor Group’s premium marque presented the latest iteration in an online unveiling from Seoul on March 30. The third-generation G80 went on
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With factories and dealerships closed by the coronavirus crisis, European auto sales could fall by up to 20 percent this year, representing millions of vehicles, industry analysts and financial ratings services say. “The global auto industry is expected to witness an unprecedented and almost instant stalling of demand in 2020,” said IHS Markit, whose forecasts
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SAN FRANCISCO — On a rainy December afternoon, Anthony Levandowski sat on a stool near the front of a coffee shop, engrossed in his phone. He scrolled through pictures on a website that dares users to discern the difference between images of humans generated by artificial intelligence and actual photos of humans. For the uninitiated,
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On March 11, an employee of Roy O’Brien Ford in St. Clair Shores, Mich., visited his pregnant sister. Three days later, she went into labor and developed a fever. When the employee phoned the dealership to say his sister was awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test and he had potentially been exposed, leadership acted
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MT senior editor Ron Kiino and the Motor Trend staff take the updated 2011 Ford Mustang GT out for some testing including the dyno to see how Ford’s potent new 5.0-liter V-8 really is under the hood. Read the full story here: https://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_1003_2011_ford_mustang_gt_premium_test/index.html Shot by: Jim Gleason Edited by: Jim GLeason
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