AFS In the News

2021 PRESS RELEASES

 

* January 6, 2021 –  CNBC

California governor’s stimulus plan includes $1.5 billion to boost electric and hydrogen vehicles

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/06/newsom-plan-includes-1point5-billion-to-boost-electric-hydrogen-vehicles.html

* January 5, 2021 –  Automotive News

New Ontario agency targets auto investment as industry eyes China

https://www.autonews.com/mobility-report/diesels-here-stay-evs-ready-jump-ahead

* January 4, 2021 –  Automotive News

Optimism for sales recovery in second half

https://www.autonews.com/sales/optimism-sales-recovery-second-half

* January 4, 2021 –  Detroit Free Press

A deal called 'pivotal' by Ford in 2019 goes kaput, adding twist to financials

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2021/01/04/ford-joint-venture-mahindra/4124383001/

* January 4, 2021 –  Automotive News

Diesels here to stay, but EVs ready to jump ahead

https://www.autonews.com/mobility-report/diesels-here-stay-evs-ready-jump-ahead

* January 2, 2021 – TopSpeed.com

The Bronco is still a long time away and there’s no way of being sure that there won’t be any more hold-ups

https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/ford-s-late-delivery-of-the-2021-bronco-is-sending-would-be-customers-to-jeep-ar190604.html

* August 30, 2020 –  Automotive News

Pandemic delays U.S. debut of Porsche's electric wagon

https://www.autonews.com/mobility-report/pandemic-delays-us-debut-porsches-electric-wagon

* August 26, 2020 –  Automotive News

Porsche freshens Panamera with engine options, hybrid

https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/porsche-freshens-panamera-engine-options-plug-hybrid

* August 24, 2020 –  Automotive News

Ram battles Ford Raptor with 702-hp TRX pickup 

https://www.autonews.com/sales/ram-battles-ford-raptor-702-hp-trx-pickup

* August 24, 2020 –  The Truth About Cars

Report: Sun to Set on Mini Cooper Drop-top

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/08/report-sun-to-set-on-mini-cooper-drop-top/

* August 23, 2020 –  Automotive News

Mini to drop convertible

https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/mini-drop-convertible

* August 20, 2020 –  Autoblog

Lincoln Nautilus, Ford Edge latest prediction: Production ends in July 2024

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/08/20/ford-edge-lincoln-nautilus-rumor-production-ends-2024/

 

* August 20, 2020 –  The News Wheel

Report: Lincoln Nautilus Production Ending July 2024

https://thenewswheel.com/rumor-lincoln-nautilus-production-ending-july-2024/

* August 19, 2020 –  Ford Authority

Lincoln Nautilus Production To End In July Of 2024

https://fordauthority.com/2020/08/lincoln-nautilus-production-to-end-in-july-of-2024/

 

* August 16, 2020 –  Automotive News

Unifor chief: Pandemic no ‘excuse’ in Canada talks

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/unifor-chief-pandemic-no-excuse-canada-talks

* August 13, 2020 –  InsideEVs.com

Morgan Stanley Realizes The End Of The ‘ICE Age’ Is Really Coming

https://insideevs.com/news/438906/morgan-stanley-internal-combustion-engine-era-ending/

* August 12, 2020 –  Automotive News

Unifor has ‘hands full’ as Detroit 3 talks begin

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/unifor-has-hands-full-detroit-3-talks-begin

* August 12, 2020 –  CBC News

Unifor president says Big 3 automaker negotiations ‘about working class people’ amid COVID-19 concerns

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/unifor-union-big-three-automakers-negotiations-1.5683078

* August 8, 2020 –  Automotive News

The king of off-road goes electric, reaches upscale, thinks bigger

https://www.autonews.com/sales/king-road-goes-electric-reaches-upscale-thinks-bigger

* August 4, 2020 –  Automotive News

Unifor has ‘huge problems’ as Detroit 3 contract talks loom

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/unifor-has-huge-problems-detroit-3-contract-talks-loom

* July 30, 2020 –  Detroit Free Press

Ford’s surprise: $1.9 billion earnings loss is good news

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2020/07/30/ford-earnings-second-quarter-2020-argo-volkswagen-profit-loss-billion-bronco-150/5543344002/

 

* July 30, 2020 –  Ford Authority

Will The Canadian Government Step In To Save The Ford Oakville Plant?

https://fordauthority.com/2020/07/will-the-canadian-government-step-in-to-save-the-ford-oakville-plant/

* July 29, 2020 –  Carscoops

GM Might Have To Build Some Of Its Upcoming EVs In Mexico

https://www.carscoops.com/2020/07/gm-could-reportedly-build-some-of-its-upcoming-evs-in-mexico/

* July 28, 2020 –  GM Authority

GM May Produce EVs at Ramos Arizpe Plant In Mexico By 2023

https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/07/gm-may-produce-evs-at-ramos-arizpe-plant-in-mexico-by-2023/

 

* July 27, 2020 –  Automotive News Canada

Is the threat to Ford's Oakville, Ont., assembly plant real?

https://canada.autonews.com/automakers/threat-fords-oakville-ont-assembly-plant-real

* July 27, 2020 –  Carscoops

Mercedes-Benz Axing A Host Of Models In the U.S.

https://www.carscoops.com/2020/07/mercedes-benz-axing-a-host-of-models-in-the-u-s/

* July 27, 2020 –  Automotive News

GM ramps up for EVs despite recession

https://www.autonews.com/mobility-report/gm-ramps-evs-despite-recession

* July 27, 2020 –  The News Wheel

Lincoln Nautilus Production Could End After 2023: Report

https://thenewswheel.com/rumor-lincoln-nautilus-production-to-end-2023/

* July 26, 2020 –  Automotive News

Cars on the chopping block at Mercedes 

https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/cars-chopping-block-mercedes

* July 18, 2020 –  Automotive News

Mercedes A-Class is booted back to Germany

https://www.autonews.com/sales/mercedes-class-booted-back-germany

* July 13, 2020 –  Car and Driver

Why the 2021 Ford Bronco is Kind of a Big Deal

https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a33286981/ford-bronco-kind-of-a-big-deal/

* July 13, 2020 –  Detroit News

Jeep shares concept V-8 Wrangler ahead of Bronco reveal

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/chrysler/2020/07/13/jeep-shares-concept-v-8-wrangler-ahead-bronco-reveal/5427984002/

* July 12, 2020 –  Automotive News

Minivan competition intensifies as segment keeps shrinking

https://www.autonews.com/sales/minivan-competition-intensifies-segment-keeps-shrinking

* July 10, 2020 –  Detroit Free Press

New Ram TRX pickup will take on Ford Raptor – and it’s coming soon 

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/chrysler/2020/07/10/ram-trx-fca-ford-raptor-release/5399683002/

* July 6, 2020 –  The Drive

Ford Has Big Plans for the Bronco Brand, and It Might Include a Pickup

https://www.thedrive.com/news/34595/ford-has-big-plans-for-the-bronco-brand-and-it-might-include-a-pickup

* July 1, 2020 – Roadshow by C/Net

Bestselling cars, trucks and SUVs for every automaker

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2019-best-selling-cars/

* June 30, 2020 – Reuters

Slumping fleet sales weigh on U.S. auto market

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-autos-fleet-sales-analysis/slumping-fleet-sales-weigh-on-u-s-auto-market-idUSKBN2411NH

* June 30, 2020 – The Press Stories

Rental motor vehicle, business enterprise journey slump hit vehicle income tough

https://presstories.com/2020/06/30/rental-motor-vehicle-business-enterprise-journey-slump-hit-vehicle-income-tough/

* June 26, 2020 – Detroit Free Press

Autoworkers refuse to fight over scraps during wage talks in Canada, union leader warns

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2020/06/26/wage-contracts-unifor-ford-gm-fiat-chrysler-covid-19-canada/3251240001/

* June 25, 2020 – World Socialist Web Site

Canada: Media report says Ford may target Oakville assembly plant for closure

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/25/ford-j25.html

* June 21, 2020 – Autoblog

Ford to cut the Edge and Lincoln Nautilus by 2023? A look at some theories

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/06/21/ford-edge-lincoln-nautilus-rumors/

* June 20, 2020 – Automotive News 

New Rogue barrels forth, sans hybrid

https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/new-rogue-barrels-forth-sans-hybrid

* June 19, 2020 – Just-Auto

Welcome back, dieselgate – the week

https://www.just-auto.com/comment/welcome-back-dieselgate-the-week_id196190.aspx

* June 19, 2020 – Driving.ca

Motor Mouth: The future of the Ford Edge

https://driving.ca/ford/edge/features/feature-story/motor-mouth-the-future-of-the-ford-edge

* June 17, 2020 – Gizmodo

Report: Ford Might Drop the Edge

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/06/report-ford-might-drop-the-edge/

* June 17, 2020 – Automotive News Canada

Second shutdown not an option if second wave of COVID-19 arrives

https://canada.autonews.com/coronavirus/second-shutdown-not-option-if-second-wave-covid-19-arrives

* June 17, 2020 – Collision Repair Mag 

Fiorani’s Prophecies: Rumours suggest Ford may scrap Edge SUV, concerns raised on Oakville plant’s fate

https://www.collisionrepairmag.com/fioranis-prophecies-rumours-suggest-ford-may-scrap-edge-suv-concerns-raised-on-oakville-plants-fate/

* June 17, 2020 – CarsDirect

Ford Edge Crossover Could Be Discontinued

https://www.carsdirect.com/automotive-news/ford-edge-crossover-could-be-discontinued?src=20&lnk=je6NUbpObpQ-rocT8X2Bcx1qBHdgXCjFvw

* June 16, 2020 – Detroit Free Press

Future uncertain for new Ford Edge as company heads into labor talks in Canada

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2020/06/16/ford-edge-future-unifor-oakville-canada/3191943001/

* June 16, 2020 – Road & Track

Ford May Cancel the Next-Generation Edge

https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/a32879226/ford-edge-possibly-cancelled/

* June 16, 2020 – Bloomberg

Ford May Scrap Edge SUV, Putting Canada Plant at Risk

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-15/ford-may-scrap-edge-suv-put-last-canadian-vehicle-plant-at-risk

* June 16, 2020 – CBC News

Union concerned about Oakville Ford plant’s future after report suggests automaker may scrap Edge SUV

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ford-oakville-edge-unifor-1.5612757

* June 16, 2020 – Reuters

SUVs more deadly to pedestrians than cars: U.S. insurance study

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-safety-insurance/suvs-more-deadly-to-pedestrians-than-cars-u-s-insurance-study-idUSKBN23N297?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

* June 16, 2020 – Oakville Beaver

WATCH VIDEO: Industry forecaster says Oakville Ford Assembly Plant at risk of closing

https://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/10034399-watch-video-industry-forecaster-says-oakville-ford-assembly-plant-at-risk-of-closing/

* June 16, 2020 – Detroit News

Future of Ford Edge, and Canadian plant where it’s built, in question 

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2020/06/16/future-ford-edge-and-canadian-plant-where-its-built-question/3202636001/

* June 16, 2020 – auto123

It’s Starting to Rain SUVs at Ford, But It Appears Ford is Ready to Flush the Edge

https://www.auto123.com/en/news/ford-edge-generation-cancelled-oakville-plant/67132/

* June 16, 2020 – Automotive News Canada

Canada Made FCA Minivan Carries Day AV Research Partnership 

https://canada.autonews.com/mobility/canada-made-fca-minivan-carries-day-av-research-partnership

* June 11, 2020 – Investopedia

Electric Truck Wars Heat Up

https://www.investopedia.com/electric-truck-wars-heat-up-4869821

* June 11, 2020 – AutoBeat Online

Back to “Normal”? Not So Fast

https://www.autobeatonline.com/news/back-to-normal-not-so-fast

* June 9, 2020 – Argus Media

AK Steel to restart Dearborn mill in July

https://www.argusmedia.com/en/news/2112793-ak-steel-to-restart-dearborn-mill-in-july

* June 8, 2020 – Automotive News

Nissan ready to concede on vans

https://www.autonews.com/sales/nissan-ready-concede-vans
 

* June 8, 2020 – Roadshow by C/Net

Chevy Malibu will depart in 2022, report says

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/chevy-malibu-midsize-sedan-discontinued/

* June 4, 2020 – Reuters

Exclusive: GM plans electric van for business users in bid to pre-empt Tesla

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-electric-vans-exclusive/exclusive-gm-plans-electric-van-for-business-users-in-bid-to-pre-empt-tesla-idUSKBN23B1G1

* May 25, 2020 – Automotive News Canada

New GMC Hummer EV: reveal of reborn SUV postponed

https://canada.autonews.com/retail/minivan-sales-are-levelling-analysts-say

* May 25, 2020 – Automotive News

New GMC Hummer EV: reveal of reborn SUV postponed

https://www.autonews.com/sales/7-ev-pickup-brands-forge-ahead-despite-uncertain-demand

* May 17, 2020 – Automotive News

New GMC Hummer EV: reveal of reborn SUV postponed

https://www.autonews.com/sales/polestars-plans-us-keep-pulsing?fbclid=IwAR1XpsGbnFsRe5L7d3DlNvu1-ZBBeuY5HCQ3SsLYwH-NKlqvKEwSFx4CXSM

* May 15, 2020 – Collision Repair Mag

New GMC Hummer EV: reveal of reborn SUV postponed

https://www.collisionrepairmag.com/plan-for-a-u-prepare-for-a-w-apma-discusses-industry-restart/

* May 7, 2020 – Detroit Free Press

New GMC Hummer EV: reveal of reborn SUV postponed

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/chrysler/2020/05/07/fiat-chrysler-trademark-dakota-pickup/5178123002/

* May 6, 2020 – Detroit Free Press

New GMC Hummer EV: reveal of reborn SUV postponed

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2020/05/06/coronavirus-shutdown-pickup-inventory/5171710002/
 

* April 30, 2020 – Autocar

New GMC Hummer EV: reveal of reborn SUV postponed

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/new-gmc-hummer-ev-reveal-reborn-suv-postponed

* April 27, 2020 – Automotive News

Nissan alters U.S. factory plans to gain efficiencies

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/nissan-alters-us-factory-plans-gain-efficiencies

* April 27, 2020 – Automotive News

Porsche preps 2wd Taycan

https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/porsche-preps-2wd-taycan?fbclid=IwAR1J_EcHqSqbkV0VG5TNsiR318BGhaQLyTE3GuQtw-Ypywd5R2zdK1ttq9g

* April 20, 2020 – Automotive News

BMW expected to increase crossover lineup with X8

https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/bmw-expected-increase-crossover-lineup-x8

* April 20, 2020 – Automotive News Canada

Michigan Governor Extends State Shutdown Through April

https://canada.autonews.com/coronavirus/brands-push-forward-new-ev-rollouts

* April 13, 2020 – Detroit Free Press

Michigan Governor Extends State Shutdown Through April

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2020/04/13/borgwarner-tornado-security-guard-coronavirus/2984561001/

* April 13, 2020 – Automotive News

Michigan Governor Extends State Shutdown Through April

https://www.autonews.com/sales/crisis-erases-strong-start-year-luxury-sales

* April 9, 2020 – Reuters

Michigan Governor Extends State Shutdown Through April

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/09/us/09reuters-health-coronavirus-michigan-shutdown.html

* April 9, 2020 – The Truth About Cars

Global Pandemic May Hit Luxury Brands the Hardest

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/04/global-pandemic-may-hit-luxury-brands-the-hardest/

* April 8, 2020 – Sunday Times Live

Car makers set dates to restart plants as coronavirus outbreak plateaus

https://www.timeslive.co.za/motoring/news/2020-04-08-car-makers-set-dates-to-restart-plants-as-coronavirus-outbreak-plateaus/

* April 8, 2020 – Automotive News

Mercedes grabs lead in U.S. luxury race as crisis hammers sales

https://www.autonews.com/sales/mercedes-grabs-lead-us-luxury-race-crisis-hammers-sales

* March 28, 2020 – Automotive News

COVID-19 is ruining the timing for eagerly awaited new models

https://www.autonews.com/sales/covid-19-ruining-timing-eagerly-awaited-new-models?fbclid=IwAR3eOUyup7o-ZoXfbqJ-7_h1CsUdTlmH7xFZkGk3i-_R7vQKz8I13wQf75k

* March 27, 2020 – The Truth About Cars

Why Is Everyone So Surprised Detroit Isn’t Prioritizing EVs?

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/03/why-is-everyone-so-surprised-detroit-isnt-prioritizing-evs/

* March 26, 2020 – Detroit News

GM cuts paychecks of salaried workforce, executives

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2020/03/26/general-motors-cuts-paychecks-salaried-workforce-executives/2920834001/

* March 26, 2020 – Fox News

Ford and GM won't be selling many electric vehicles soon, report says
https://www.foxnews.com/auto/ford-gm-electric-vehicles-sales

* March 26, 2020 – Electrek

Made-in-China cars for Chinese market will be majority of GM EVs by mid-2020s

https://electrek.co/2020/03/26/made-in-china-evs-for-chinese-market-will-be-majority-of-gm-evs-by-mid-2020s/

* March 26, 2020 – Electrek

GM and Ford plan to make 320K EVs in 2026, less than Tesla’s output in 2019

https://electrek.co/2020/03/26/gm-and-ford-plan-to-make-320k-evs-in-2026-less-than-teslas-output-in-2019/

* March 26, 2020 – Reuters

Exclusive: Electric Hummer could be part of GM's move into EV trucks, SUVs - sources

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-autos-labor-evs-exclusive/exclusive-electric-hummer-could-be-part-of-gms-move-into-ev-trucks-suvs-sources-idUSKBN1WX2HZ

* March 25, 2020 – Detroit News

2,000 contract workers let go at Fiat Chrysler as automakers hunker down

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/chrysler/2020/03/25/almost-2000-contract-employees-out-work-after-fiat-chrysler-suspends-projects/5077720002/

* March 23, 2020 – Automotive News

For its next-generation 7 Series, BMW adds full-electric version

https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/next-gen-7-series-bmw-adds-all-electric-version

* March 17, 2020 – Detroit News

Automakers to partially shut down plants amid coronavirus fears

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2020/03/17/uaw-detroit-three-ford-gm-fca-coroanvirus-production-halt-europe/5068532002/

* March 16, 2020 – The Truth About Cars

Study: Ram No. 1 on Young Truck Shoppers’ Lists

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/03/study-ram-no-1-on-young-truck-shoppers-lists/

* March 16, 2020 – Automotive News

Ram truck captures youth vote

https://www.autonews.com/sales/ram-truck-captures-youth-vote

* March 10, 2020 – Electrive

BMW halts plans for the iX3 in the USA

https://www.electrive.com/2020/03/10/bmw-will-not-be-selling-the-ix3-in-the-usa/

* March 10, 2020 – Electrek

Who killed the electric BMW iX3? US dealers wanting longer range

https://electrek.co/2020/03/10/who-killed-the-electric-bmw-ix3-us-dealers-wanting-longer-range/

* March 10, 2020 – PaulTan.org

BMW iX3 “not suited” for the US, may not make it there

https://paultan.org/2020/03/10/bmw-ix3-not-suited-for-the-us-may-not-make-it-there/

* March 9, 2020 – CleanTechnica.com

BMW Opts To Keep iX3 Off American Market For Now

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/03/09/bmw-opts-to-keep-ix3-off-american-market-for-now/

* March 9, 2020 – Automotive News

Finicky American demand changes path for BMW's crossover EV

https://www.autonews.com/sales/finicky-american-demand-changes-path-bmws-crossover-ev

* March 8, 2020 – Fortune

Does the Hummer EV make sense? Culturally, no. Economically, absolutely

https://fortune.com/2020/03/08/gmc-hummer-ev-electric-suv/

* March 4, 2020 – Detroit News

Head of Ram, Fiat Chrysler sales exits after his whistleblower lawsuit

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/chrysler/2020/03/04/reid-bigland-ram-fiat-chrysler-sales-exit-company-after-whistleblower-lawsuit/4951048002/

* March 3, 2020 – Reuters

Ford bets more businesses want carbon-free delivery vans

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ford-motor-evs-transit/ford-bets-more-businesses-want-carbon-free-delivery-vans-idUSKBN20Q33M

* March 2, 2020 – Automobile Magazine

Report: Volvo Adding Hyper-Luxe XC100 SUV to Its Lineup

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/report-volvo-adding-xc100-full-size-c40-ev-suvs-to-lineup/

* March 2, 2020 – Automotive News

New flagship, small coupe-style crossover coming, Volvo dealers say

https://www.autonews.com/future-product/new-flagship-small-coupe-style-crossover-coming-volvo-dealers-say

* February 17, 2020 – Marketplace

How electric cars sparked GM’s exodus from Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

https://www.marketplace.org/2020/02/17/how-electric-cars-sparked-gms-exodus-from-australia-new-zealand-and-thailand/

* February 10, 2020 – Automotive News

Gladiator’s tough opponent: Price

https://www.autonews.com/sales/gladiators-tough-opponent-price

* February 9, 2020 – CBC News

What the updated Chrysler Pacifica means for the automotive industry

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/updated-chrysler-pacifica-automotive-industry-1.5457020

* February 3, 2020 – Detroit News

Coronavirus deepens challenges for Detroit Three in China

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2020/02/03/coronavirus-deepens-detroit-three-automakers-china/2855244001/

* January 31, 2020 – Reuters

Exclusive: Japan's Nidec bets on electric cars and acquisitions to treble sales: sources

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-electric-nidec-exclusive/exclusive-japans-nidec-bets-on-electric-cars-and-acquisitions-to-treble-sales-sources-idUSKBN1ZU224

* January 30, 2020 – Automotive News

GM to show (part of) Hummer pickup in Super Bowl ad

https://www.autonews.com/marketing/gm-show-part-hummer-pickup-super-bowl-ad

* January 30, 2020 – Autocar

GMC Hummer EV confirmed as reborn electric-only SUV

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/gmc-hummer-ev-confirmed-reborn-electric-only-suv

* January 29, 2020 – Marketplace

How Tesla made a U-turn

https://www.marketplace.org/2020/01/29/how-tesla-made-a-u-turn/


* January 27, 2020 – Automotive News

With 5th-gen Uconnect, FCA aims to stay in front

https://www.autonews.com/technology/5th-gen-uconnect-fca-aims-stay-front

* January 27, 2020 – Automotive News

Mercedes-Benz E class boasts new engines, interior upgrade

https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/mercedes-benz-e-class-boasts-new-engines-interior-upgrade


* January 27, 2020 – Automotive News

GM to make Origin at D-Ham after pickup

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/gm-make-origin-d-ham-after-pickup


* January 24, 2020 – Automotive News

GM to build Cruise AV ride-hailing shuttle at Detroit-Hamtramck in 2022

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/gm-build-cruise-av-ride-hailing-shuttle-detroit-hamtramck-2022


* January 21, 2020 – Detroit News

Fiat Chrysler files trademark for 'My Freedom' subscription service

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/chrysler/2020/01/21/fiat-chrysler-fca-trademark-my-freedom-subscription-service/4529694002/


* January 17, 2020 – Roadshow by C/Net

Nissan Z’s future penciled in with retro design cues, up to 500 HP

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/nissan-z-future-next-gen-retro-horsepower/


* January 16, 2020 – Bloomberg

Detroit Braces for Year of Slower Sales by Idling Auto Plants

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-01-16/detroit-braces-for-year-of-slower-sales-by-idling-auto-plants


* January 13, 2020 – Automotive News

FCA trims output at 4 plants after backlog

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/fca-trims-output-4-plants-after-backlog


* January 13, 2020 – The Detroit Bureau

Return of the Hummer? Electric Pickup Could Debut During Super Bowl LIV

https://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2020/01/return-of-the-hummer-electric-pickup-could-debut-during-super-bowl-liv/


* January 10, 2020 – Roadshow by C/Net

Electric Hummer pickup will debut in Super Bowl 54 ad, report says

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/electric-hummer-pickup-debut-super-bowl-features-price/


* January 10, 2020 – Daily Mail

The Hummer is back... as an ELECTRIC pick-up: General Motors will revive the name of the gas-guzzler it phased out a decade ago and promote new vehicle in Super Bowl ad starring LeBron James

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7874671/GM-revive-Hummer-electric-pickups-SUVs-sources.html


* January 8, 2020 – Detroit News

AutoX to launch robotaxi service with Chrysler Pacifica minivans

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/chrysler/2020/01/08/autox-partners-fiat-chrysler-robotaxi-china/2843956001/


* January 7, 2020 – Financial Post

First all-Canadian zero-emissions concept vehicle a response to PM's innovation call

https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/autos/first-all-canadian-zero-emissions-concept-vehicle-a-response-to-pms-innovation-call

2020 PRESS RELEASES

 

* December 21, 2020 –  Automotive News

Mercedes adds assembly of battery-powered SUVs to Ala. Plant

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/mercedes-adds-assembly-battery-powered-suvs-ala-plant

* December 21, 2020 –  TechnoCodex

Mercedes’ Alabama Plant Gets Battery-Powered SUVs

https://technocodex.com/mercedes-alabama-plant-gets-battery-powered-suvs/

* December 10, 2020 –  Financial Post

The car as your cellphone: How BlackBerry’s deal with Amazon could transform your ‘in-vehicle experiences’

https://financialpost.com/technology/the-car-as-your-cellphone-how-blackberrys-deal-with-amazon-could-transform-your-in-vehicle-experiences

* December 10, 2020 –  The Detroit Bureau

New Bentley Division Builds a 90-Year-Old Bentley Blower

https://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2020/12/new-bentley-division-builds-a-90-year-old-bentley-blower/

* December 9, 2020 –  Top Speed

The 2021 Ford Bronco might be awesome, but it’s also delayed

https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/the-2021-ford-bronco-might-be-awesome-but-it-s-also-delayed-ar190462.html

* December 9, 2020 – The Detroit Bureau

Jaguar Keeps Celebrating E-Type’s 60th Anniversary with Unique F-Type

https://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2020/12/jaguar-keeps-celebrating-e-types-60th-anniversary-with-unique-f-type/

* December 8, 2020 – Bloomberg

Ford Says Bronco Delay Caused by Virus-Hampered Part Supplier

https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/ford-says-bronco-delay-caused-by-virus-hampered-part-supplier

* December 8, 2020 – Ford Authority

2021 Ford Bronco Delay Reportedly Stems From Removable Top Supplier

https://fordauthority.com/2020/12/2021-ford-bronco-delay-reportedly-stems-from-removable-top-supplier/

* December 8, 2020 – Automotive News

Nissan Armada, Kicks undergo key updates

https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/nissan-armada-kicks-undergo-key-updates

* December 8, 2020 – Marketplace

Global supply chain delays push back return of Ford Bronco SUV

https://www.marketplace.org/2020/12/08/global-supply-chain-delays-push-back-return-of-ford-bronco-suv/

* December 8, 2020 – Automotive News

Mercedes plans eSprinter in 2 body sizes, 3 battery options

https://www.autonews.com/mobility-report/mercedes-plans-esprinter-2-body-sizes-3-battery-options

* December 8, 2020 – Seeking Alpha

The market shrugged off the Ford Bronco delay, for now

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4393679-dana-incorporated-trading-above-intrinsic-value

* December 7, 2020 – Detroit Free Press

Analyst: Ford Bronco supply chain problems point to removable tops

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2020/12/07/ford-bronco-delay-removable-tops-coronavirus-china-supply/3842463001/

* December 7, 2020 – Automotive News

Demand, rivals pull eSprinter into U.S.

https://www.autonews.com/mobility-report/demand-rivals-pull-esprinter-us

* December 7, 2020 – Forbes

2021 Ford Bronco Delayed Due To Covid-Related Supply Chain Disruption

https://www.forbes.com/wheels/news/2021-ford-bronco-delayed/

* December 7, 2020 – Car Buzz

Here's Why The 2021 Ford Bronco Is Delayed

https://carbuzz.com/news/heres-why-the-2021-ford-bronco-is-delayed

* December 7, 2020 – The Truth About Cars

Mercedes Reportedly Shipping the eSprinter Stateside in 2023

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/12/mercedes-reportedly-shipping-the-esprinter-stateside-in-2023/

* December 4, 2020 – Detroit News

Ford Bronco launch delayed until summer 2021 due to COVID-related supply woes

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2020/12/04/ford-delays-bronco-launch-due-supplier-issues/3831318001/

 

* November 25, 2020 – Automotive News Canada

How a merger with PSA might figure into FCA’s plans for Windsor

https://canada.autonews.com/electric-vehicles/how-merger-psa-might-figure-fcas-plans-windsor

* November 22, 2020 – Automotive News

With QX55, Infiniti back in segment it pioneered

https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/qx55-infiniti-back-segment-it-pioneered

* November 19, 2020 – Automotive News

Mercedes rolls out new pinnacle sedan, Maybach S-Class

https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/mercedes-rolls-out-new-pinnacle-sedan-maybach-s-class

* November 19, 2020 – Detroit News 

GM spending on EVs set to outstrip outlays on gas, diesel technologies

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2020/11/19/gm-spending-evs-set-outstrip-outlays-gas-diesel-technologies/3776919001/

* November 17, 2020 – Detroit Free Press

Fiat Chrysler shows off its 'badass' V8-powered Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/chrysler/2020/11/17/jeep-wrangler-rubicon-392-first-look/6277396002/

* November 17, 2020 – Automotive News 

Infiniti revives sporty crossover coupe styling with QX55

https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/infiniti-revives-sporty-crossover-coupe-styling-qx55

* November 12, 2020 – Economic Times of India

Electric trouble: Maruti going slow on its WagonR EV project amid doubts on commercial viability

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/prime/transportation/electric-trouble-maruti-going-slow-on-its-wagonr-ev-project-amid-doubts-on-commercial-viability/primearticleshow/79181579.cms

* November 9, 2020 – Automotive Logistics

Stable growth post-Covid will depend on greater supplier collaboration

https://www.automotivelogistics.media/policy-and-regulation/stable-growth-post-covid-will-depend-on-greater-supplier-collaboration/41270.article

* November 9, 2020 – Automotive News

Unifor ratifies 3-year labor deal with GM

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/unifor-ratifies-3-year-labor-deal-gm

* November 6, 2020 – Automotive News Canada

How and why GM brought truck assembly back to Oshawa

https://canada.autonews.com/blogs/how-and-why-gm-brought-truck-assembly-back-oshawa

* November 5, 2020 – Canadian Press

GM’s Oshawa plant to assemble vehicles again

https://www.toronto.com/news-story/10239339-gm-s-oshawa-plant-to-assemble-vehicles-again/

* November 2, 2020 – Economic Times of India 

Why City and Amaze can no longer pull the cart for Honda. Hint: India has found a new ride

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/prime/transportation/why-city-and-amaze-can-no-longer-pull-the-cart-for-honda-hint-india-has-found-a-new-ride-/primearticleshow/78983803.cms  

 

* October 28, 2020 – Automotive News Canada

Canadian suppliers have ground to make up in EV game

https://canada.autonews.com/electrifying-oakville/canadian-suppliers-have-ground-make-ev-game

* October 28, 2020 – Roadshow by C/Net

2021 Ford Edge gets a big ass touchscreen

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2021-ford-edge-touchscreen-upgrade-sync/

* October 26, 2020 – Automotive News Canada

Ford’s $1.8B pledge to Oakville could transform Canada’s auto industry

https://canada.autonews.com/electrifying-oakville/fords-18b-pledge-oakville-could-transform-canadas-auto-industry

* October 26, 2020 – Automotive News Europe

Mercedes-Maybach GLS ready for roll out

https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/mercedes-maybach-gls-ready-roll-out

* October 26, 2020 – Automotive News

GM putting the pieces for EV assembly into place

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/gm-putting-pieces-ev-assembly-place

* October 25, 2020 – Automotive News

Hummer sets tone for how GM will develop scale Evs

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/hummer-sets-tone-how-gm-will-develop-scale-evs

* October 25, 2020 – Automotive News

XC40 Recharge nips at Tesla as Volvo aims for EV profitability

https://www.autonews.com/sales/xc40-recharge-nips-tesla-volvo-aims-ev-profitability

* October 23, 2020 – Detroit News

Your next vehicle might cost more. Here’s Why

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2020/10/23/next-generation-vehicles-more-costly-average-transaction-prices/5981991002/

* October 21, 2020 – Gasgoo News

Mercedes-Benz adjusts its electrification goals and strategy AMG and other high-end brands will push electric models (tranlated)

https://www.sohu.com/a/426184534_129654

* October 20, 2020 – Carscoops

EQC Stand Back: Mercedes EQS Will Now Lead Daimler’s EV Offensive Into The U.S.

https://www.carscoops.com/2020/10/eqc-stand-back-mercedes-eqs-will-now-lead-daimlers-ev-offensive-into-the-u-s/

* October 20, 2020 – Autocar

GMC Hummer EV to be revealed tonight

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/gmc-hummer-ev-be-revealed-tonight

* October 20, 2020 – Roadshow by C/Net

FCA has a new flexible electrified platform on the way

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/fca-ev-platform-canada-unifor/

* October 20, 2020 – Carscoops

GM Making “Major U.S. Manufacturing Announcement” Today, Could It Be Related To The Cadillac Lyriq?

https://www.carscoops.com/2020/10/gm-making-major-u-s-manufacturing-announcement-today-could-it-be-related-to-the-cadillac-lyriq/

* October 19, 2020 – Automotive News

Mercedes adds AMG, Maybach Evs to meet emissions targets

https://www.autonews.com/mobility-report/mercedes-adds-amg-maybach-evs-meet-emissions-targets

* October 19, 2020 – Automotive News

Mercedes reverses its EV entry strategy for U.S.

https://www.autonews.com/mobility-report/mercedes-reverses-its-ev-entry-strategy-us?

* October 19, 2020 – Reuters

GM plans investments to expand electric vehicle production

https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-autos-gm/gm-plans-investments-to-expand-electric-vehicle-production-idINL1N2HA24Y

* October 19, 2020 – Windsor Star

Jarvis: A massive, game-changing investment

https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/jarvis-a-massive-game-changing-investment

* October 16, 2020 – Detroit News

Ford, BMW plug-in hybrid fires are a 'black eye' for electrified vehicles

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2020/10/16/ford-bmw-plug-in-hybrid-recalls-are-black-eye-for-electrified-vehicles/3667917001/

* October 15, 2020 – Bloomberg

Fiat Chrysler to Invest Up to $1.1 Billion on Canada Evs

https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/fiat-chrysler-avoids-canada-strike-with-last-minute-deal

* October 13, 2020 – Automotive News

Unifor, FCA talks moving slowly as strike deadline looms

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/unifor-fca-talks-moving-slowly-strike-deadline-looms?

* October 12, 2020 – Automotive News

Nissan will exit van segment next year

https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/crain/an5485948377GDIGA/index.php?CSAuthResp=1602536107010%3A0%3A190152%3A94685%3A24%3Asuccess%3AFE1D13A87065EA7A070EAF7332E7657F&CSAuthToken=190152%7C1602536407010%7C7FF435DFC3F8B5D40E7E4BB67B09CE66#/p/26

* October 9, 2020 – Automotive News Canada

FCA, dealers agree: Canadians want a luxury Jeep Grand Wagoneer

https://canada.autonews.com/cars-concepts/fca-dealers-agree-canadians-want-luxury-jeep-grand-wagoneer

* October 7, 2020 – The Tuscaloosa News

Production of luxury Mercedes SUV begins at Tuscaloosa County plant

https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/story/news/2020/10/07/mercedes-production-maybach-suv-begins-alabama/5907819002/

* October 1, 2020 – Detroit Free Press

Ford CFO replaced in management shakeup on Day 1 of new CEO

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2020/10/01/ford-ceo-jim-farley-replaces-cfo-tim-stone-john-lawler-shakeup/5877284002/

* September 29, 2020 – Automotive News Canada

What, exactly, could FCA build in Windsor, Ont.?

https://canada.autonews.com/blogs/what-exactly-could-fca-build-windsor-ont

* September 29, 2020 – Automotive News

2021 BMW 4 Series convertible: Bigger footprint, soft top

https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/2021-bmw-4-series-convertible-bigger-footprint-soft-top

* September 25, 2020 – Marketplace

California hits the brakes on gas-powered cars

https://www.marketplace.org/2020/09/25/california-hits-brakes-gas-powered-cars/

* September 23, 2020 – Automotive News Canada

Dealers scrambling for inventory

https://canada.autonews.com/retail/dealers-scrambling-inventory

* September 22, 2020 –  The News Wheel

Unifor, Ford Reach Tentative $1.95B Labor Agreement

https://thenewswheel.com/unifor-ford-new-labor-agreement-canada-evs/

* September 22, 2020 –  Detroit News

Ford's CEO-to-be Jim Farley bets big on commercial vehicle 'powerhouse'

https://www.detroitnews.com/restricted/?return=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.detroitnews.com%2Fstory%2Fbusiness%2Fautos%2Fford%2F2020%2F09%2F21%2Ffords-jim-farley-bets-big-commercial-vehicle-powerhouse%2F5767756002%2F

* September 22, 2020 –  CBC News

Ford deal to build electric cars in Oakville comes amid $500M government cash to upgrade plant

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ford-oakville-electric-vehicles-1.5733943

* September 22, 2020 –  Detroit Free Press

Ford reaches 'home run' deal with big investment from Canadian government

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2020/09/22/ford-canada-unifor-union-deal/5864605002/

* September 22, 2020 –  Detroit News

Tesla says halving battery production costs will make $25,000 car possible

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2020/09/22/tesla-says-halving-battery-production-costs-make-25000-car-possible/3494170001/

* September 21, 2020 –  Automotive News Canada

EV assembly in Ontario not a profitable option for Ford, analyst warns

https://canada.autonews.com/labour/feds-offer-ford-500m-bring-ev-production-oakville-report-says

* September 20, 2020 –  CNBC

What to expect from Tesla on ‘battery day’

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/20/what-to-expect-from-tesla-on-battery-day-.html

* September 15, 2020 –  The News Wheel

New Electric Crossover on the Horizon for Lincoln

https://thenewswheel.com/lincoln-electric-crossover-future-product-plans/

* September 13, 2020 –  Automotive News

Unifor wants to negotiate 3-year contract

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/unifor-wants-negotiate-3-year-contract

* September 11, 2020 –  Automotive News Canada

Assembly-plant outlook is grim despite supplier optimism

https://canada.autonews.com/opinion/assembly-plant-outlook-grim-despite-supplier-optimism

* September 8, 2020 –  Automotive News

Ford picked as Canadian bargaining target by Unifor

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/ford-picked-canadian-bargaining-target-unifor

 

* September 8, 2020 –  The News Wheel

Unifor Taps Ford to Lead Labor Talks

https://thenewswheel.com/unifor-ford-target-labor-talks-canada/

* September 8, 2020 –  Bloomberg

Ford Named Strike Target in Canadian Labor-Contract Negotiations

https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/ford-named-strike-target-in-canadian-labor-contract-negotations

* September 3, 2020 –  Detroit Free Press

Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept shows FCA is ready to play with big SUVs

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/chrysler/2020/09/03/fiat-chrysler-jeep-grand-wagoneer-concept-full-size-suv/5668417002/

* September 3, 2020 –  Detroit News

GM, Honda form alliance in North America for product development 

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2020/09/03/general-motors-honda-alliance-north-america-product-development/5701042002/

* September 1, 2020 –  Detroit Free Press

Report: Ford to cut 1,000 U.S. jobs in 2020

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2020/09/01/report-ford-cut-1000-jobs-north-america-restructuring-plan/3453113001/

  

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