Volkswagen’s Traton ups bid for Navistar to $3.6 billion

Volkswagen’s Traton ups bid for Navistar to $3.6 billion

Traton SE announced that it increased its offer for the acquisition of all outstanding shares of truck manufacturer Navistar International Corp. to $43 a share in cash from $35 a share. Volkswagen AG-subsidiary Traton already holds 16.8% of Illinois-based Navistar....
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General Motors takes $2 billion stake in waporware company Nikola

General Motors takes $2 billion stake in waporware company Nikola

Nikola and General Motors today announced a strategic partnership. Through the deal, GM gets 11% ownership in startup Nikola, and will, in turn, produce Nikola’s wild fuel cell pickup truck by the end of 2022. Both companies’ shares jumped on...
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Ford Is Closing 6 Factories In Europe And Slashing 10,000 Positions

Ford Is Closing 6 Factories In Europe And Slashing 10,000 Positions

The auto industry continues to grapple with one of the worst recessions ever for the notoriously capital intensive sector. Ford, which feels like it has been in the midst of a yearslong “restructuring” that has never fully panned out or ended (...
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2023 Cadillac Lyriq Revealed

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Revealed

It won’t go into production for two more years but will be the first use of GM’s modular EV platform and Ultium battery technology. Cadillac wants you to know that the Lyriq may just be a “show car” at this stage,...
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Toyota’s Q1 profit nearly wiped out

Toyota’s Q1 profit nearly wiped out

Toyota’s profit plunged 74% in the last quarter as the coronavirus pandemic sank vehicle sales to about half of what the top Japanese automaker sold the previous year. Toyota Motor Corp. reported on Thursday a profit of 158.8 billion yen...
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Ford unveils new Bronco for under $30,000

Ford unveils new Bronco for under $30,000

Ford unveiled its new “family” of Bronco SUVs Monday night, including two- and four-door Bronco SUVs as well as a smaller Bronco Sport SUV. The Bronco models are clearly positioned against Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep brand. Ford Motor is taking a run...
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Daimler CEO Kallenius Warns of Drastic Pay Cuts

Daimler CEO Kallenius Warns of Drastic Pay Cuts

Daimler AG CEO Ola Kallenius said the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars and the industry as a whole face painful cutbacks to overcome the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus outbreak will force manufacturers to do more significant restructuring...
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Mercedes-Benz Will Have Autonomous Capability

Mercedes-Benz Will Have Autonomous Capability

Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia are going to build a new software-defined computing architecture for automated vehicles based on the Nvidia DRIVE platform that will be installed across the fleet of next-generation Mercedes-Benz vehicles, starting in 2024. “It&#...
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Volkswagen Management In Turmoil

Volkswagen Management In Turmoil

As if Volkswagen didn’t have enough problems as it attempts to extricate itself from the coronavirus morass, the issue of its unsatisfactory system governance is rearing up again. CEO Herbert Diess lost his other job as head of VW brand...
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SUV Sales Exceed 40% Of Global Car Sales

SUV Sales Exceed 40% Of Global Car Sales

SUV Sales Exceed 40% Of Global Car Sales For The First Time. Sales of SUVs have been continuously rising not only in America but also around the world, to the point of exceeding 40 percent of all new car sales...
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Nissan Considers Slashing 20,000 Jobs Worldwide

Nissan Considers Slashing 20,000 Jobs Worldwide

Nissan scientists and management have known for 3 years what the future of cars will look like. They also know that the day of reckoning has approached. Briefly: The future of cars will look a little different than what the design...
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Next-gen Genesis G80 to start at $48,725

Next-gen Genesis G80 to start at $48,725

The midsize sedan undercuts German rivals with lower pricing, extensive standard equipment, two engine options and a fresh look. The new 2021 Genesis G80 mid-size luxury sedan starts at $48,725 and ranges up to nearly $70,000 when fully loaded. It’s av...
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Class 8 Heavy Duty Truck Orders Crash To 25 Year Low In April

Class 8 Heavy Duty Truck Orders Crash To 25 Year Low In April

The catastrophe in Class 8 heavy duty truck orders continues. Still struggling with the remnants of an order backlog that started almost two years ago with record orders in August 2018, the industry was unable to find an equilibrium prior...
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FCA posts $1.9 Billion loss in Q1

FCA posts $1.9 Billion loss in Q1

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles lost $1.9 billion (1.7 billion euros) in the first three months of 2020 as the Italian-American automaker felt the initial financial sting of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the loss, the company said it had revenues of $22 billi...
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Daimler Sees 70% Drop in 1Q Earnings, Renault and Hyundai Follow

Daimler Sees 70% Drop in 1Q Earnings, Renault and Hyundai Follow

Daimler AG (owner of Mercedes-Benz) sees first-quarter earnings plunge almost 70% as the coronavirus-related lockdowns have left its auto showrooms closed. The German luxury automaker announced that it expected preliminary adjusted first-quarter earnings befo...
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