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  1. Trump's European car tariff threat could crunch German automakersRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | USA Today

    German automakers are suddenly at risk of huge losses as President Donald Trump threatens to impose tariffs in an escalating international dispute over trade policies. Trump on Friday signaled that without concessions, he would penalize Europe-made vehicles sold to American customers.

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  2. Here are the top 10 most American-made vehicles: Jeep, Ford, Honda top Cars.com listRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | USA Today

    Cars.com reveals its 2018 list of most American-made vehicles. Japanese manufacturer Honda has four models on the list, and U.S. automaker Ford has three.

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  3. U.S. and European autos stocks fall on Trump's 20% tariff threatRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Autoblog

    European and U.S. autos shares fell sharply on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened a 20 percent tariff on all car imports from the European Union if EU "tariffs and trade barriers" are not removed. Europe's autos stocks sold off rapidly, down as much as 1.3 percent, and Germany's DAX index fell into negative territory, down 0.2 percent as big German carmakers Daimler , Volkswagen and BMW , which are heavily reliant on U.S. car sales, suffered.

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  4. Defendant in Tesla sabotage lawsuit seeks whistleblower statusRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Autoblog

    There are new details in Tesla's lawsuit accusing a former employee at its Nevada Gigafactory of stealing trade secrets, hacking its manufacturing operating system and lying to the media about its Model 3 manufacturing practices. The defendant, Martin Tripp, a former process technician, tells The Washington Post he's seeking an attorney and whistleblower protection status.

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  5. Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine statesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Autoblog

    LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO - Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees. The latest cuts to the division that was once SolarCity - a sales and installation company founded by two cousins of Tesla CEO Elon Musk - include closing about a dozen installation facilities, according to internal company documents, and ending a retail partnership with Home Depot Inc that the current and former employees said generated about half of its sales.

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  6. VW Bonneville Jetta built for speed record attemptRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Autoblog

    The Volkswagen everybody has been talking about recently is the electric I.D. R Pikes Peak racer . However, the 680-horsepower hill climb special is not the only VW product seen at Pikes Peak : VW has also brought a specially tuned Jetta to the mountain, for the Pikes Peak Fan Fest held today in Colorado Springs.

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  7. Daimler names sales, HR expert Karen Adt as new Smart bossRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Automotive News

    Veteran Daimler executive Karen Adt will become head of the Smart brand, succeeding Annette Winkler, who will step down on Sept. 30. Adt, 46, has years of international experience in various management positions in sales and human resources that will help her steer Smart into a successful future, Daimler's sales chief, Britta Seeger, said in a statement .

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  8. VW hands over regional responsibility to brandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Automotive News

    Volkswagen AG is handing responsibility for managing regions to its different brands as part of a broader strategic overhaul to decentralize power at the automaker. CEO Herbert Diess, who took over in April, has embarked on a shake-up of the corporate structure at the company to slim down VW and boost its brands.

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  9. GM risks Trump's ire with plan to build 2019 Chevy Blazer in MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Automotive News

    The Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, factory was the only assembly plant with enough capacity for the Blazer, GM says Photo credit: MICHAEL WAYLAND Just as U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening tariffs on imported autos, General Motors plans to resurrect the Chevrolet Blazer, this time as a sleeker crossover -- made in Mexico. The new midsize model -- bigger than the Equinox, smaller than the Traverse -- will go on sale early next year, as GM's revives a nameplate that went away in 2005.

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  10. Uber driver was watching video before fatal self-driving crash, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Automotive News

    Police in Tempe, Ariz., said evidence showed the safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was distracted and streaming a TV show on her phone until about the time of a fatal accident in March, deeming the crash "entirely avoidable." A 318-page report from the Tempe Police Department, released on Thursday in response to a public records request, said the driver, Rafaela Vasquez, repeatedly looked down and not at the road, glancing up just a half second before the vehicle hit 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who was crossing the street at night.

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  11. Chevy Blazer, an SUV classic, launches a comebackRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CNN

    But the world has gone mad for SUVs, so an automaker like GM needs to offer one of every imaginable size. This new Blazer is designed to be a little bigger and roomier than the compact Chevrolet Equinox but smaller than the big Traverse crossover SUV with its three rows of seats.

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  12. 2018 Pikes Peak Hill Climb | Impressive math from Practice Day 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Autoblog

    This page is for personal, non-commercial use. You may order presentation ready copies to distribute to your colleagues, customers, or clients, by visiting http://www.autobloglicensing.com With the third day of practice complete, we now have a time for each sector of the course, as driven by Pikes Peak International Hill Climb champion Romain Dumas in the VW I.D. R Pikes Peak electric car : Sector 1: 3:16.083 Sector 2: 2:05.562 Sector 3: 2:11.39 To spare you from doing the math, that totals out at 7 minutes, 33 seconds.

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  13. Ford plans major new building near train station in DetroitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Automotive News

    Ford Land Development Co. plans to tear down an old brass factory in Corktown and redevelop the vacant site with a large new building, the head of Ford's real estate division said this week.

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  14. Ally to pay $19.7 million to settle class-action suitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Automotive News

    Ally Financial Inc. has agreed to pay $19.7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing the lender of charging customers fees outside their lease-to-own agreements, according to court documents. Ally, one of the largest auto lenders in the U.S., violated the Consumer Leasing Act, which resulted in customers being charged fees from $50 to $1,000 more than the price listed on their lease agreements since 2009, according to the complaint, filed in 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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  15. GM invests $175 million to replace 3 Cadillac sedans with 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Autoblog

    We've already had confirmation that Cadillac is sunsetting the ATS compact sedan and strong hints that Caddy would discontinue the full-size XTS and midsize CTS , too. Now all three are confirmed, with GM saying it's investing $175 million to build two replacement sedans.

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  16. Watch the mid-engine Chevy Corvette launch at a trackRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Autoblog

    We've already heard and seen the C8 Corvette , a mid-engine supercar that we expect will be a 2020 model , driving around in traffic. But we haven't seen it running around at a track yet.

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  17. Wilbur Ross-owned supplier IAC names new CEORead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Automotive News

    Car interiors specialist International Automotive Components Group named former Magna International executive Manfred Gingl as CEO following the retirement of Steve Miller this month. Austria-born Gingl, 69, was CEO of Magna Aftermarket from 2008-10 and had previously been executive vice chairman of Magna International.

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  18. Audi stops sales, recalls A6, A7 for seat sensor glitch in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Automotive News

    Audi ordered a nationwide stop sale and recall for new and used 2012-18 A6 and A7 sedans equipped with certain seats after determining that a sensor designed to detect whether the passenger seat is occupied can malfunction. An Audi spokesman said 139,249 A6s and A7s in the U.S. are affected and that the stop sale was ordered June 11. The affected vehicles were manufactured between January 2011 and April 2018 and are equipped with either standard or Super Sport seats.

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  19. I went to Japan to drive cars, and fell in love with trains | Autoblog in JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Autoblog

    This page is for personal, non-commercial use. You may order presentation ready copies to distribute to your colleagues, customers, or clients, by visiting http://www.autobloglicensing.com Autoblog recently went to Japan to drive cars, ride trains, and talk to carmakers about automotive history and the future of transportation.

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  20. Nearly 500 Corvette ZR1s recalled over airbag issues, GM saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Automotive News

    General Motors is recalling nearly 500 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1s from the 2019 model year because of airbag deployment issues, the automaker said in a recall document. The document states that if the sensing diagnostic model "is exposed to extremely hard braking and sustained acceleration events under certain track conditions, the SDM may enter a fault state and will not return to normal operation until battery power is removed from the system.

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