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  1. Automotive Industry & GM News
    There's a production backlog to be made up for, and industry giants Ford and General Motors don't want to ease up on the throttle. Rather than schedule a normal amount of summer downtime for plants and their employees, both automakers plan to pare back their normal idle period for select...
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    Following the announcement this morning that the UAW had succeeded in holding the big three to protective measure, GM has announced that it will shut down all North American plants until March 30. That's according to a report from the Detroit Free Press. "GM and the UAW have always put the...
  3. Automotive Industry & GM News
    New measures are being enacted at Detroit Three plants, including General Motors, in order to help protect workers against the COVID-19 Virus, the United Auto Workers announced earlier. "We spent hours tonight in talks with the leadership of the Big 3, demanding that they do the right thing for...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The domestic auto industry is quickly shifting into self-isolation mode as best it can, knowing full well that assembly plants can't churn out shiny new automobiles with line workers sitting in their living rooms. As North America moves into a new phase of the emerging pandemic, automakers are...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Not happy with sales thus far this year, General Motors wants Ford Mustang owners to know there'll be cash waiting for them should they wander into a dealer in search of a Chevrolet Camaro. As 2019 draws to a close, GM's pony car sits in third place in the niche segment's sales standings. This...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    This week, General Motors CEO Mary Barra and Ford CEO Jim Hackett were among 181 corporate executives claiming their companies need to do more than just deliver value to shareholders. If you just blacked out, we'll reiterate - chief executives around the country are suggesting businesses need to...
  7. Automotive Industry & GM News
    A new addition to the Ford Mustang lineup arrives this fall, just in time to do battle with a new addition to Chevrolet's Camaro stable. As sales falter, the pony car wars are heating up. However, while these two steeds do not differ greatly in price, their means of motivation are quite...
  8. Automotive Industry & GM News
    After talks with GM stalled, Rivian has announced a $500 million deal with Ford that would see the Dearborn brand building an electric vehicle on the startup's platform. Rivian impressed the automotive world last year when it introduced its all-electric pickup and SUV. It drew the attention of...
  9. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The 2019 Ford Ranger has been priced from $25,395 including destination.  That price will net buyers a two-door Ranger SuperCab 4×2 in the entry-level XL trim level with a 6-foot box. A SuperCab 4×2 in XLT trim with the 6-foot box will start at $29,035, while a SuperCab Lariat 4×2 with the...
  10. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Figuring out how best to shave weight from the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra wasn't an easy task, with some General Motors engineers resorting to taking public tours of Ford's Dearborn truck assembly plant just to see how their rival handled its all-aluminum body...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    It's gotten to the point where those seen buying a traditional sedan or hatchback are viewed as being unlikely candidates for procreation. After all, you can't raise a kid in the absence of a vehicle belonging to a segment where "rows" matters more than horsepower or fuel economy. I blame Lee...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Car sales are remarkably civil these days. Most trash talk that happens between brands these days is light-hearted and usually is between Germany's luxury brands. Back '52, though, Chevy wasn't pulling any punches. We all know that Chevrolet's production studio was more than capable of putting...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Five years ago, Ford and GM decided to put their differences aside and work together on a pair of transmissions. Ford would develop a 10-speed for rear-wheel-drive vehicles and GM would work on a nine-speed for front-wheel-drive applications. According to a report from Automotive News, though...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    While General Motors has become progressively more brazen in outlining its plans for the future, Ford has kept its cards a bit closer to the chest. We do know both companies have similar long-term goals, but Ford has been (rather wisely) preoccupied, adjusting its fleet to meet global demand and...
  15. Automotive Industry & GM News
    So diverse are the trim levels available in a modern pickup truck, it wouldn't be shocking to see automakers begin offering a "Scotsman" edition, complete with three-on-the-tree shifter, for buyers accustomed to eating beans out of a can. On the other end of the ladder, surely "Limited,"...
  16. Motorsports & Racing News
    Amid Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen's third win of the season, controversy exploded after the No.66 Ford GT and the No.4 Corvette came to blows. Garcia and Magnussen won for the second straight year at Virgina International Raceway, taking victory by 12.031 seconds over the chasing No.67 Ford...
  17. Global Chevrolet News
    A 50-year rivalry long disputed on streets, circuits and drag strips across America has now taken hold in China. The quintessential car war is finding young new soldiers in the People's Republic as both Ford and Chevrolet aim to profit from the world's largest car market in more ways than one...
  18. Automotive Industry & GM News
    ***anese cars gradually overcame the stigma of being low-quality, unreliable trash piles after entering the U.S. market decades ago. Imports became commonplace during the 1970s and ***an's cars began setting the new benchmark for automotive quality while Ronald Reagan was in office. The inverse...
  19. Automotive Industry & GM News
    At the start of the second real workday of the Trump administration, the leaders of the Detroit Three automakers marched into the White House for a breakfast meeting with their newly minted president. We don't know for sure what they ate, but we can relate what they talked about. This won't...
  20. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM plans to introduce its new Hydra-Matic 9T50 nine-speed automatic transmission on 10 models before the end of 2017. The transmission, which was jointly developed with Ford, will increase fuel efficiency, while offering more performance over the six-speed it replaces. Chevrolet has the honor...
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