Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray – No Manual Transmission

Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray – No Manual Transmission

Chevrolet has launched the mid-engine 2020 Corvette C8 Stingray. There were a lot of leaks prior to the launch, but that did not deter the aura of the whole event. The C8 Stingray debuted in California at a standalone event,...
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Lee Iacocca, ‘father of Ford Mustang’ & savior of Chrysler, dies aged 94

Lee Iacocca, ‘father of Ford Mustang’ & savior of Chrysler, dies aged 94

Titan of the US automotive industry Lico ‘Lee’ Iacocca, who once led Ford and later Chrysler, died of natural causes Tuesday aged 94. He is survived by two daughters and eight grandchildren. Iacocca was widely credited with saving Chrysler from...
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How the Fiat Chrysler and Renault Merger Deal Vaporized

How the Fiat Chrysler and Renault Merger Deal Vaporized

France government wanted a commitment from Renault partner Nissan Motor Co. to back the merger. Abstention, as signaled earlier by the Japanese management — wasn’t good enough. French side fearing that Nissan might begin torpedoing the alliance. It qui...
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Heavy Duty Truck Orders Collapse, Down 70% Y/Y

Heavy Duty Truck Orders Collapse, Down 70% Y/Y

A bloated backlog of Class 8 orders as a result of a euphoric mid-2018 continues to weigh on heavy duty truck orders in 2019. Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data from ACT Research shows that the industry booked just 10,800 units...
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UK car production crashed by 45%

UK car production crashed by 45%

UK car production fell 44.5% according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In what it called “an extraordinary month”, the SMMT said only 70,971 cars rolled off production lines. That was 56,999 fewer than in April a...
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Fiat Chrysler proposes merger with Renault

Fiat Chrysler proposes merger with Renault

Fiat Chrysler proposed on Monday to merge with France’s Renault to create the world’s third-biggest automaker and combine their investments in the race to make new electric and autonomous vehicles. Shares of both companies jumped over 10% on the ne...
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Uber, the Worst Performing IPO in U.S. Stock Market History

Uber, the Worst Performing IPO in U.S. Stock Market History

Rideshare Wall Street darling Uber raised close to $25 billion. When it loses big money – and it does every single quarter – it loses it at stratospheric burn rates. It finally debuted on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)...
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Ford reports profit growth of 12% due to good sales of SUVs

Ford reports profit growth of 12% due to good sales of SUVs

Operating profit of Ford Motor Co. in the first quarter it grew by 12%, with overseas overseas losses and strong profits thanks to very good domestic sales of trucks and SUVs. A year ago, Ford shocked motorists, investors, and dealers...
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Harley-Davidson downgraded to sell from neutral at Goldman Sachs

Harley-Davidson downgraded to sell from neutral at Goldman Sachs

Harley-Davidson, a well-known manufacturer of extremely heavy motorcycles, announced that declining demand, higher US tariffs for raw materials and European motorcycle taxes have hit his revenue. How did Harley-Davidson compare to what Wall Street expected: Ad...
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EV Hype Escalates Into an Absurd Price Bubble

EV Hype Escalates Into an Absurd Price Bubble

Electric rebuild of Ford Bronco revealed with shocking price. Not built just by Ford, which has an all-new version on the production line next year, but assembled by Zero Labs, a startup niche builder based in Los Angeles that’s turned the...
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IPO Mania Sent Uber and Lyft Fares Skyrocketing, While Driver Pay Plummets

IPO Mania Sent Uber and Lyft Fares Skyrocketing, While Driver Pay Plummets

As Uber and Lyft look to IPOs to let their investors, who have been subsidizing 40-50% of every ride, redeem their shares through sales to the public capital markets, the companies are desperate for ways to reduce their unprofitability and...
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New York Auto Show: Hyundai New Sonata and Venue Debuting Today

New York Auto Show: Hyundai New Sonata and Venue Debuting Today

2020 Hyundai Sonata marks another selling hit for the Korean automaker. It’s a striking design that stands out as one of the most attractive in its segment. It’s one of the best looking mainstream sedans to reach production since the...
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Nissan, Ford and Daimler Led March European Car Sales Decline

Nissan, Ford and Daimler Led March European Car Sales Decline

European car registrations fell 3.6% in March, the Automobile Manufacturers Association, known by its acronym in French, ACEA said today, with Nissan, Ford, Daimler and Alfa Romeo showing some of the biggest sales declines. Registrations in the EU and European...
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Panasonic Suspends Investments in Both Gigafactory 1 and Shanghai EV Plant

Panasonic Suspends Investments in Both Gigafactory 1 and Shanghai EV Plant

Tesla shares fall almost 5% on the stunning news that its relationship with Panasonic could be on the rocks. Panasonic is freezing plans to expand the capacity of Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 at the very same time that demand questions are starting...
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New Car Sales in the US: 3.1% Decline in March, Down 2% for the 1Q

New Car Sales in the US: 3.1% Decline in March, Down 2% for the 1Q

The automotive industry has launched a key spring sales period in the US with 3.1% decline in March and a 2% decline in the first quarter. From major producers, only Honda, Hyundai, KIA, Subaru and the Volkswagen Group have improved....
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