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GM supply numbers still show some trouble spots

General Motors has aggressively cut inventory and production levels this year amid plateauing U.S. sales and pressure from Wall Street to align production with demand. But it may not be done downsizing its operations just yet.

Will Congress have final say on NAFTA?

President Trump doesn't have a completely free hand when it comes to trade. Congress has certain authorities to regulate international commerce, and NAFTA was enabled by a series of domestic laws that only Congress can change.


A buy-sell that's built for the future

GPB Capital replaced Abrams Capital as majority investor in Prime Motor Group. GPB and Prime see the deal as a bid for survival in a changing auto-retail world.

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McLaren's next supercar will be 'brutal'

McLaren will debut a supercar next spring, codenamed P15, that will be its most extreme track-focused road car yet, with a "brutal" design and a driver experience entirely focused on getting around a track as quickly as possible.

UPDATED: 10/17/17 8:48 am ET - adds details
Polestar debuts with performance coupe, subscription sales model

Volvo and its parent, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, are initially investing about $752 million in the stand-alone electrified vehicle brand, mostly for a China assembly plant. Only 500 Polestar 1 coupes will be produced annually and customers can preorder the vehicle starting Tuesday.

Fiat Chrysler's Ram sports new face for 2019

Fiat Chrysler plans major styling changes to the Ram pickup for 2019 as evidenced by new spy photos of the truck at the company's technical center near Detroit. The redesigned Ram 1500, which carries the DT designation, is to be formally unveiled in January at the Detroit auto show.

Tokyo show spotlights home team's EV ambitions

Japan's automakers aim to electrify at the Tokyo Motor Show with a cavalcade of battery-powered cars as well as visions for autonomous driving and connectivity under the banner "Beyond the Motor."

UPDATED: 10/9/17 4:15 pm ET - adds stock close
Marchionne stokes Ferrari SUV interest

Sergio Marchionne confirmed speculation that Ferrari will make its first SUV while tamping down rumors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may part ways with Jeep.

Toyota plots updates for trucks

Newly established Texas resident Toyota is planning a flood of Tacomas and major updates to body-on-frame vehicles such as the Tundra, Sequoia and 4Runner.

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