After work on Dec. 17, a used-car salesperson at Bird-Kultgen Ford in Waco, Texas, tested positive for the coronavirus. The next day, the dealership closed the used-car building, which housed one manager and three other salespeople. Then about a week later, a salesman came into F&I Manager Amanda Lesikar’s office with a question. Three days
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Unifor said it had to make “hard decisions” to secure the future of General Motors’ CAMI Assembly plant, which would begin building all-electric delivery vans later this year under the terms of a surprise, three-year tentative contract. “The stakes going in to these negotiations were incredibly high,” reads a joint message to union members by
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DETROIT — General Motors is rebranding itself this week to invoke visions of blue skies ahead and promote its commitment to electrification. GM will launch a redefined corporate marketing strategy centered on EVs and will modernize its logo with a sky-blue hue and lowercase letters. “There are moments in history when everything changes. Inflection points.
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What kind of car is the 2021 Kia Rio? What does it compare to? The Rio’s a car in the most basic, dutiful sense. It’s a frugal sedan or hatchback with an excellent warranty and good infotainment but it needs to adopt standard automatic emergency braking. Cross-shop it with the Nissan Versa and Hyundai Accent.
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Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo around WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for MotorTrend’s 2020 Best Driver’s Car presented by Tire Rack. Get the pros and cons right here ➡️ https://bit.ly/3rmom91#MotorTrend #Ferrari #Tributo #TireRack Best Driver’s Car and World’s Greatest Drag Race 10 YouTube Schedule: Best Driver’s Car hot laps –
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For a few moments, John Krafcik sounded more like a philosophy professor than the CEO of Waymo. In an appearance during the Automotive News Shift Mobility Forum held in conjunction with CES last week, he offered an explanation for the company’s decision to stop using the phrase “self-driving” to describe autonomous-driving technology. “What is the
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DETROIT — An unidentified quality issue is affecting the launch of one of Ford Motor Co.’s most anticipated new vehicles. The company said it is holding onto “several hundred” Mustang Mach-E crossovers to perform extra inspections and engineering analysis that could delay delivery to customers in the U.S. and Canada by up to 8 weeks.
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Saturday will begin running new 30- and 60-second ads that stress unity following riots this month at the U.S. Capitol that left 5 dead. Called “Builders,” the spots focus on the ability of Americans to come together and create, featuring images of construction workers, nurses, firefighters and other volunteers.
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Mini Cooper? What does it compare to? The 2021 Mini Cooper small hatchback can be had as a two- or four-door hardtop, or in two-door form as a convertible, electric SE, or performance-oriented John Cooper Works (JCW). It doesn’t have many natural competitors left, but parent company BMW
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LOS ANGELES — Fans of the beloved rotary engine, rejoice. While it won’t be slotted in a nifty sports car, Mazda plans to bring its first electric vehicle, the MX-30 crossover, to the U.S. with a rotary engine as a range-extending option. Prior to Mazda’s confirmation of the plans this month, the MX-30 was expected
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Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe around WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for MotorTrend’s 2020 Best Driver’s Car presented by Tire Rack. Get the pros and cons right here ➡️ https://bit.ly/3mJ27H1 #MotorTrend #Porsche #TireRack Best Driver’s Car and World’s Greatest Drag Race 10 YouTube Schedule: Best Driver’s Car hot laps
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DETROIT — Matt VanDyke, Ford Motor Co.’s director of marketing, will soon become the CEO of the company’s FordDirect joint venture with dealers. VanDyke, 48, will take the reins of the digital lead-generating company Feb. 1. He replaces Diane Craig, who became president of Ford’s International Markets Group this month. “Matt VanDyke has been an
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New-car sales in Russia fell by 2.1 percent in December to 166,666 vehicles, according to data from the Association of European Businesses. Despite the drop, Russia performed better than many other markets hit by government lockdowns to suppress the spread of COVID-19. Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, Russia was “one of the best
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Pinterest users are known to be planners, with some using the platform to create vehicle wish lists that they hope to turn into reality one day. Digital Air Strike, a digital marketing agency, is helping dealerships pursue Pinterest’s affluent users as they build digital boards showing interests that can include wedding dresses and food as
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Porsche Taycan? What does it compare to? The Porsche Taycan is the performance-car brand’s first four-door sedan and first fully electric car. It’s one of the top-performing regular-production fully electric cars in the world, with a 0-60 mph time of less than three seconds. Is the 2021 Porsche
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Toyota Motor Corp. thinks cars that can drive themselves should be able to clean themselves, too. The automaker filed a U.S. patent application for a system that would allow autonomous vehicles to sense when they’re dirty and drive to a car wash. The system determines when the vehicle has traveled on an unpaved road or
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