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Lithia goes big on Michigan market

Lithia goes big on Michigan market

With its acquisition of Michigan's Suburban Collection, the retailer is entering suburban Detroit — a market heavy in leasing and factory pricing business and one that some of its primary competitors have left.


Chip issue nets bipartisan support

Chip issue nets bipartisan support

The support from both sides of the aisle of President Joe Biden's proposal for $50 billion for semiconductor manufacturing and research shows Washington shares the auto industry's concern about supply chain disruptions.


The latest numbers on the microchip shortage: Pickups taking bigger hits

The latest numbers on the microchip shortage: Pickups taking bigger hits

Early in the crisis, automakers appeared to be able to minimize the impact on the popular and profitable vehicle line. Not anymore. 


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Mercedes' new U.S chief: EVs won't kill profits

The luxury brand wants to make sure its dealers are lucrative, even as electric vehicles spend less time in service departments.


Staria people mover previews Hyundai

Staria people mover previews Hyundai's approach to new mobility era

The van captures the brand's strategy for repositioning itself in an era of ride-sharing, on-the-go workspaces, eco-delivery models and a whole new segment that the company calls purpose-built vehicles.


GM: 2035 is EV goal but not a guarantee

GM: 2035 is EV goal but not a guarantee

The company believes electric vehicles are the future, says North American chief Steve Carlisle, but it won't let the business suffer if market demand veers from its timeline.


Mercedes bypasses crossover route, enters EVs sedan-first

Mercedes bypasses crossover route, enters EVs sedan-first

The German luxury brand is taking a contrarian approach to the U.S. electric vehicle market: first a sedan, then crossovers later.


Tesla with ‘no one’ driving crashes in Texas, killing 2

Tesla with ‘no one’ driving crashes in Texas, killing 2

One victim was found in the front passenger seat of a 2019 Model S and the other was in the rear, Harris County police said.


Mercedes adds boxy EQB to EV lineup

Mercedes adds boxy EQB to EV lineup

The compact crossover will offer seating for up to seven people and is targeted at families who want a greener alternative to the GLB combustion engine model on which it's based.


Joyson factory makeover strives to put Takata in past

Joyson factory makeover strives to put Takata in past

As the company that owns what used to be troubled Takata, the safety supplier is determined to start anew.