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UAW needs to get house in order before '19 talks

When GM announced plans to trim its work force by as many as 18,000 employees and "unallocate" future product at five North American plants, more than a few people saw it as saber rattling before upcoming UAW contract talks.

A Jeep pickup doesn't happen very often, indeed

Naturally, the reveal of Jeep's 2020 Gladiator midsize pickup at the Los Angeles Auto Show brought back memories of the last Jeep pickup, which debuted more than three decades ago.


Mass transit for cities sure is neat

With his aw-shucks charm, Kansas boy Alan Mulally exudes small-town America. But since retiring as Ford's CEO in 2014, he has clearly spent a lot of time thinking about urban transportation issues.

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UAW needs to get house in order before '19 talks

When GM announced plans to trim its work force by as many as 18,000 employees and "unallocate" future product at five North American plants, more than a few people saw it as saber rattling before upcoming UAW contract talks.

And with one more race, Hendrick was off

Rick Hendrick may be the ultimate car-guy dealer, and so it seems fitting that he'll receive the National Automotive Dealer Lifetime Achievement Award at the Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance in February.

Mass transit for cities sure is neat

With his aw-shucks charm, Kansas boy Alan Mulally exudes small-town America. But since retiring as Ford's CEO in 2014, he has clearly spent a lot of time thinking about urban transportation issues.

Silverado's 4-cylinder has the chops

The first driving impressions of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado equipped with the industry's first four-cylinder turbo engine in a full-size pickup are out.

How the Kia customer stole Christmas

Police say the Grinch who stole Christmas lights, a flat-screen TV and expensive coolers from a Florida dealership showroom this month turned out to be a man who had recently bought a vehicle at the store and decided to go back for more.

White-glove service for red-carpet event

The standard limousine wasn't good enough to chauffeur government officials and corporate executives in town for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum this month in Papua New Guinea.

Vanquish case closed?

The Aston Martin Vanquish mystery might just be solved. A fellow English carmaker may have bought the tooling and design drawings for the outgoing supercar.

Emil Frey now #1 in Europe

Switzerland's Emil Frey is now Europe's biggest dealer group based on revenue after last year's purchase of 275 sites from the Volkswagen Group, according to a report by dealer analyst ICDP.

The final say...

Waymo is planning to launch the world's first commercial robotaxi service.

A VW-FCA merger? What did you say?

VW CEO Herbert Diess, in a recent interview with Automotive News, said the company was "not very agressive in listening" to the aggressive advances of FCA, which was interested in a possible consolidation.

Impossible to ignore Evelyn

Evelyn Y. Davis, the self-proclaimed "Queen of the Corporate Jungle," gave new meaning to the word "gadfly." She died Nov. 4 at age 89.

"Lady Leadfoot": Off the track but on the rack

Denise McCluggage, a pioneering race car driver and journalist who spent more than half a century with Autoweek, was immortalized as "Lady Leadfoot" in a 12,000-word-piece published last week by Sports Illustrated and Epic Magazine.


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