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Texas Auto Writers Vote Ford F-150 Truck of Texas; Volvo and Alfa Romeo Take Top Honors in 2017
Truck of Texas 2018 Ford F-150

With the help of two curious emus, Texas-based auto scribes took to the dusty trails of Longhorn River Ranch to evaluate the industry's newest trucks and crossovers. After two days and 321 collective hours of drive time, three vehicles emerged with top honors at the 2017 Texas Auto Writers Association Texas Truck Rodeo: SUV of Texas, the Volvo XC60; CUV…

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Ford Recalls 1.3 Million Pickup Trucks

Ford Motor Company has announced a voluntary recall impacting 1.3 million pickup trucks in North America. The recall is associated with faulty door latches that could cause water to infiltrate the door, eventually leading to the failure of the latch.  According to Ford, the recall is impacting some 2015-2017 F-150 and F-Series Super Duty in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.…

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Workers Ratify New Contract at GM CAMI Plant

Workers at General Motors' CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario are going back to work. Represented by Unifor Local 88, the workers voted earlier today to ratify a new contract with GM, successfully ending a month-long strike.  CAMI workers took to the picket lines on Sept. 17th after their collective bargaining agreement with GM expired with no new deal. Subsequently,…

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Tesla Fires Hundreds of Employees

Reports are surfacing that electric automaker Tesla has fired several hundred employees in the past week. The firings reportedly include associates, team leaders and supervisors. A former Tesla employee has told Reuters the firings total 400 employees, but Tesla has declined to confirm an exact figure. In a written statement, Tesla has only confirmed that some employees were fired, citing performance issues…

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BMW To Outsource Mini Production To China's Great Wall

BMW is reportedly in talks with Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors to outsource Chinese production of the iconic Mini. The agreement would mark the first time the Mini would be produced outside of Europe and units could be exported to markets beyond China.  Currently BMW Group produces Mini models at assembly plants in the UK and Netherlands. BMW recently selected…

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GM Idling Detroit-Hamtramck Plant 6 Weeks

General Motors plans to idle its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant for six weeks, according to a new report. The cut comes as demand for passenger cars continues to fall as consumers shift to crossovers, SUVs and trucks.  Detroit-Hamtramck produces only passenger cars, including all of GM's larger sedans, such as the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala. Large sedan sales…

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