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UAW to name new president as corruption probe widens

UAW to name new president as corruption probe widens

The union's constitution calls for its international executive board to meet and vote on a new president following the resignation of Gary Jones. A UAW spokesman said a date has not yet been set for the meeting.


GM recalls 640,000 pickups that could cause carpet fires

GM recalls 640,000 pickups that could cause carpet fires

General Motors is recalling more than 640,000 pickups that could cause a fire when seat belt pretensioners deploy during a crash.


BMW, Daimler, VW fined nearly $111 million in Germany for steel purchasing

BMW, Daimler, VW fined nearly $111 million in Germany for steel purchasing

Germany's cartel authority said the automakers unlawfully coordinated on the prices they paid for steel from suppliers.


VW sees mild growth for China auto market over next 3-4 years

VW sees mild growth for China auto market over next 3-4 years

Volkswagen has been one of the strongest performing automakers in China this year, having launched eight locally produced SUVs since the last quarter of 2018.


BMW places battery cell orders worth more than $11 billion

BMW places battery cell orders worth more than $11 billion

BMW has extended its battery cell contracts with China's CATL and Samsung SDI of South Korea as it expands the electrification of its product lineup with hybrid and full-electric cars.


Tesla wants to challenge Detroit with electric pickup

Tesla wants to challenge Detroit with electric pickup

As Elon Musk pushes to take a bite of Detroit's profits, Ford and General Motors are gearing up to challenge Tesla more directly with new offerings such as the Ford Mustang Mach E electric crossover as well as electric pickups.


FCA to recall nearly 700,000 SUVs for electrical fault risk

FCA to recall nearly 700,000 SUVs for electrical fault risk

The worldwide recall covers certain 2011-13 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. FCA said it's unaware of any injuries or accidents related to the defect.


Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV comes to U.S. next year

Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV comes to U.S. next year

The new Mercedes-Maybach GLS, based on the all-new third-generation GLS platform, would be the most expensive passenger vehicle made in America.


IIHS prepares a new, higher-speed side crash test

IIHS prepares a new, higher-speed side crash test

The new side impact research tests run at 37 mph instead of the current 31 mph, resulting in 42 percent more impact energy, IIHS said.


Chevy Trailblazer to start at ‘under $20,000

Chevy Trailblazer to start at ‘under $20,000'

The crossover — a smaller version of the midsize SUV General Motors discontinued a decade ago — will have a starting price of "under $20,000" when it arrives at dealerships in the spring.