Month: April 2020

LONDON — Nissan will resume vehicle production at its UK plant in early June, the automaker said in a statement. The plant is the largest car factory in the UK and Nissan’s largest in Europe. The Qashqai and Juke SUVs, and the Leaf electric car, are built at the facility in Sunderland, northeast England. Production
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Hal “Tex” Earnhardt Jr. opened his first dealership, a Ford store, a few months shy of his 21st birthday. It was September 1951. Earnhardt, a rodeo cowboy who got into the dealership business after working at his family’s gas station in Chandler, Ariz., sold “one or two” vehicles a month, he told Automotive News in
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In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the daunting challenges of reviving the North American auto industry, it’s understandable that the industry’s focus isn’t on clean energy and slowing global warming. Some 26 million Americans losing their jobs creates more urgent economic problems than cheap gasoline eroding already-limited demand for zero-emission vehicles. If anything,
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TOKYO — Luc Donckerwolke, the cosmopolitan Belgian designer who overhauled styling at Hyundai, Kia and Genesis, is leaving the Hyundai Motor Group for personal reasons. Donckerwolke’s resignation is effective April 29, according to an internal note obtained by Automotive News. His next career moves were unclear. Donckerwolke joined South Korea’s biggest automaker from Volkswagen Group
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LJUBLJANA — Revoz, Renault’s Slovenian arm, has resumed production after a suspension of activities since March 17 due to the coronavirus crisis. Production restarted on Tuesday with a single daily shift, which is expected to be expanded into two shifts next week and into full production from May 11. Revoz, one of Slovenia’s largest exporters,
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As it strives to shore up U.S. profit margins, Nissan is studying a plan to move products around at its factories in Tennessee and Mississippi, starting with the consolidation of crossovers at its assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn., according to its North American suppliers. This summer, the automaker plans to pull production of its Murano
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General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are targeting May 18 to resume some production at their U.S. factories after shutting down plants in March due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Wall Street Journal reported. Executives from the companies in recent days tentatively settled on the timeline following talks with UAW leaders and Michigan
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General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s 2019 compensation fell slightly, but she remains the highest paid chief executive among the Detroit 3. Barra’s total pay package was $21.6 million last year, a decline of 1 percent – or about $240,000. Her compensation, disclosed Monday in GM’s annual proxy statement, includes a $2.1 million base salary, unchanged
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