Month: May 2019

TOKYO — Shares of major Asian automakers and suppliers tumbled on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on imports from Mexico from next month, potentially upending a decades-old business model of global manufacturers. Railing against a surge of illegal immigrants across the southern U.S. border, Trump said he would hit all
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Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo Cars, is flanked by Automotive News Europe Publisher Jason Stein, left, and Group Publisher KC Crain at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Volvo’s hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, last week. Samuelsson, now in his seventh year in the role, expressed concerns about trade tensions between Europe and the U.S. while
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LOS ANGELES — When the refreshed 2020 Lexus RX and RXL crossovers arrive in U.S. dealerships in the third quarter, they will sport not only a new look and a new F Sport performance package, but a much-needed fix to one of the Japanese luxury brand’s known weak spots: its wonky infotainment system. “We’ve listened
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Renault promise huge savings from a mega-merger, but such combinations face tall odds because of the industry’s long product cycles and problems translating deal blueprints into real world success, industry veterans said. BMW’s 1994 purchase of Rover, and Daimler’s 1998 merger with Chrysler Corp. both made sense on paper. The companies
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The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is an old name on a new idea from GM. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a compact crossover that slots into the automaker’s lineup between the smaller Trax and the bigger Equinox. Although the Trailblazer’s dimensions place it closer to the small end of Chevy’s crossover lineup, it’s more closely associated
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Akio Toyoda paused a 60-year-plus history of genteel, go-along-to-get-along relations with the U.S. last week to strongly criticize unprecedented trade actions by the Trump administration that threaten the economic future of his company and other Japanese automakers. But, how do I put this, Toyoda-san? The tone of your strongly worded messages still might have been
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The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR captivated us in Europe with its punchy powertrain and deafening exhaust note. Jag’s super SUV has finally made it to our shores, but with one key difference—unlike the sticky summer performance tires fitted in our European test vehicle, all F-Pace SVRs headed to the U.S. can only be had with
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