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M-B finds a better way around the 'chicken tax'

Mercedes-Benz is investing in South Carolina after years of producing vans through an odd global supply stream to sidestep U.S. tariffs.

NextEV plans Tesla Model X fighter for U.S. in late '18 or early '19

Chinese electric vehicle specialist NextEV will target the U.S as the first foreign market for its SUV rival to the Tesla Model X.

EVs could take an OPEC-sized bite out of oil demand, study finds

A boom in electric vehicles made by the likes of Tesla and General Motors could erode as much as 10 percent of global gasoline demand by 2035, according to the oil industry consultant Wood Mackenzie.
Ford CEO sees ‘pressure’ on business without softer mpg rules

Porsche's 4-cyl. Macan tops expectations

Since arriving this summer, the four-cylinder-powered Porsche Macan has become 40 percent of the nameplate's mix, answering the question of whether U.S. customers would accept a four-cylinder engine in a Porsche.

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Hyundai from inside Seoul headquarters

For anyone with even a remote interest in the inner workings of Hyundai Motor at its Seoul headquarters, Frank Ahrens' recently published book, Seoul Man, is truly an essential read.

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NOVEMBER U.S. SALES

U.S. sales rebound, climb 3.6%; SAAR remains strong at 17.83 million

After three straight monthly dips, U.S. light-vehicle sales in November rose 3.6 percent from a year earlier, helped by more generous deals and strong truck demand. Ford, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and GM posted gains. Industrywide volume hit a November record and the SAAR remained strong but dropped to 17.83 million from this year's highest rate -- October's 17.98 million. MEXICO: Sales surge 23%, break Nov. record BLOG: Can trucks haul industry to victory lane? CANADA: Nov. sales rise 10% behind GM, Ford gains LUXURY: Mercedes all but locks down U.S. title FCA: Sales slip 14% despite strong month for Ram TOYOTA: Record truck sales drive 4.3% increase HONDA: New November record posted with 6.5% boost VW: Losing streak ends; Audi rolls on NISSAN: Trucks star at Nissan brand, Infiniti FORD: 5.1% gain spurred by incentives, SUVs HYUNDAI-KIA: Fatter deals, small cars, crossovers drive Nov. records GM: All four brands deliver as sales rise 10%

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