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The Suburban Collection, a group of 34 Michigan dealerships owned by Lithia Motors Inc., for the first time is using TV commercials to look for employees. The recruitment campaign, which began in October and features ads on broadcast and streaming TV and social media, is already helping Suburban’s hiring efforts in this tight labor market,
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In this article VOW3-DE A Bentley PHEV Mulliner car is displayed during the 19th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, also known as Auto Shanghai 2021, at National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) on April 23, 2021 in Shanghai, China. Zhe Ji | Getty Images Bentley Motors sold a record number of its luxury sedans and
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It took unprecedented supply interruptions and a global pandemic to do it, but 2021 will go down in history as the U.S. auto industry’s Great Jostling. Things that seemed as if they would always stay true fell by the wayside. Former industry upstarts hit their strides and rocked the status quo. Unmet demand for new
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Cox Automotive leaders this week said Keith Jezek, Retail Solutions Group president, will retire from the Atlanta-based dealership technology company this year. Jezek will stay on through the end of March to help with the leadership transition, Cox Automotive President Steve Rowley said Thursday in an email to employees and shared with Automotive News. Amy
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Despite its compact size, the compute architecture that will enable General Motors‘ Ultra Cruise driver-assist technology will have the processing power of several hundred personal computers, allowing the system to make quick decisions on city streets, the automaker said Thursday. “It will take qualities that have distinguished GM’s advanced driver assist systems since 2017 to
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In this article GM Cadillac InnerSpace concept GM DETROIT — General Motors CEO Mary Barra unveiled a new personal self-driving electric concept car from GM’s luxury brand Cadillac on Wednesday during the CES technology show. The sleek two-passenger car, called InnerSpace, is part of Cadillac’s Halo Concept Portfolio, which debuted a year ago at CES
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6:34 AM ET Otmar Szafnauer, chief executive officer and team principal of the Aston Martin Formula One team announced his departure on Wednesday. The Silverstone-based team, owned by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, said in a statement that a leadership team would take over until a replacement was appointed. “We would like to thank him for
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SAN FRANCISCO — Vietnamese EV maker VinFast plans to build EV battery cells and packs in its planned U.S. manufacturing complex, its global chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday. VinFast, part of Vingroup JSC, the largest conglomerate in the Communist-ruled country, had previously said it planned to start producing electric vehicles in the United States
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In this article AMZN RIVN STLA-IT Stellantis announced on January 5, 2022, a major partnership with Amazon to connect its vehicles, including using the US giant’s AWS servers and its Alexa voice command system. Marco Bertorello | AFP | Getty Images Stellantis, the automaker formerly known as Fiat Chrysler, said Wednesday that Amazon will provide
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6:40 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Kevin Kalkhoven, the team co-owner of Tony Kanaan‘s Indianapolis 500-winning entry in 2013, died Tuesday. He was 77. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Kalkhoven’s death and did not detail a cause. Kalkhoven was co-owner with Jimmy Vasser of the KV Racing Technology-SH Racing Chevrolet that Kanaan drove to
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The future of the Chrysler brand was murky when Fiat Chrysler Automobiles merged with France’s PSA Group in 2021 to form Stellantis. One year later, the vision is much sharper: The product-starved brand plans to debut its first battery-electric model by 2025 and will eliminate internal-combustion engines by 2028. Stellantis is providing a glimpse of
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In this article STLA-IT Chrysler Airflow concept Chrysler Once-prominent Chrysler plans to reinvent itself as an all-electric auto brand by 2028, the company announced Wednesday. Those plans begin with a new crossover concept called the Chrysler Airflow that was unveiled online for the CES consumer technology show in Las Vegas. The tech-savvy concept car is
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2:01 PM ET French prosecutors have launched a terrorism investigation after a French vehicle involved in a stage of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia last week exploded, injuring one of the competitors. In a statement on Tuesday, the prosecutors said the explosion happened on Dec. 30 in the Saudi city of Jeddah. It said
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