Tag: Production

New Detroit Jeep Plant a Done Deal; Incentives to Flow

Detroit City Council wrapped up a lengthy day of voting and approvals Tuesday, paving the way for a $2.5 billion Fiat Chrysler investment in two east-side assembly plants. Part of the deal involves a complex series of land swaps benefitting both FCA and the land-rich Moroun family, plus a raft of tax incentives bound for […]

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Cadillac’s XTS Has an End Date to Etch on Its Tombstone; Union Anticipates Additional Jobs at Oshawa Assembly

<img data-attachment-id="1576077" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-12.jpeg" data-orig-size="1280,960" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2018 Cadillac XTS" data-image-description=" 2018 Cadillac XTS ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-12-450×338.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-12-610×458.jpeg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1576077 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-12-610×458.jpeg” alt=”2018 Cadillac XTS, Image: General Motors” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-12-610×458.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-12-75×56.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-12-450×338.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-12-768×576.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-12-120×90.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-12.jpeg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Following last week’s announcement of a new, less-populous future for […]

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VW Says ID.3 Pre-orders Exceeding Expectations

<img data-attachment-id="1673388" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DB2019AL01096_medium.jpg" data-orig-size="1795,1185" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Friso Gentsch\/Volkswagen","camera":"","caption":"J\u00fcrgen Stackmann, Mitglied des Markenvorstands Volkswagen Pkw f\u00fcr den Gesch\u00e4ftsbereich Vertrieb, Marketing und After Sales, spricht am 08.05.2019 bei der Volkswagen ID pre-order Veranstaltung im drive in Berlin. Foto: Friso Gentsch\/Volkswagen","created_timestamp":"1557315066","copyright":"Volkswagen AG","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Volkswagen – pre-order ID","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Volkswagen – pre-order ID" data-image-description=" VW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DB2019AL01096_medium-450×297.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DB2019AL01096_medium-610×403.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1673388″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DB2019AL01096_medium-610×403.jpg” […]

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Lordstown Long Shot? Skepticism Greets GM-Workhorse Talks

<img data-attachment-id="1589750" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111749-e1505073706450.jpg" data-orig-size="2576,1932" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.2","credit":"","camera":"SAMSUNG-SM-J320A","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1504955869","copyright":"","focal_length":"3.3","iso":"50","shutter_speed":"0.00065231572080887","title":"","orientation":"3"}" data-image-title="Workhorse W-15" data-image-description=" Image © Corey Lewis ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111749-e1505073706450-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111749-e1505073706450-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1589750 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111749-e1505073706450-610×458.jpg” alt=”Image: Workhorse W-15, by Corey Lewis” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111749-e1505073706450-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111749-e1505073706450-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111749-e1505073706450-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111749-e1505073706450-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111749-e1505073706450-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Yesterday’s news that General Motors is in talks to sell its mothballed […]

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GM’s Oshawa Assembly to Stay in Company Hands, Switch Roles

All this GM assembly plant news dropping today… Announced Wednesday, GM’s Oshawa Assembly, Canada’s oldest auto plant, will not close permanently come the end of the year. After product disappears from its expansive confines later in 2019, the plant will swap hats, leaving its auto manufacturing role in the past. Unfortunately for employees, while some […]

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Trump: Electric Truck Maker to Buy GM’s Lordstown Assembly

<img data-attachment-id="1589744" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818.jpg" data-orig-size="2576,1932" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.2","credit":"","camera":"SAMSUNG-SM-J320A","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1504955796","copyright":"","focal_length":"3.3","iso":"50","shutter_speed":"0.00056721497447533","title":"","orientation":"3"}" data-image-title="Workhorse W-15" data-image-description=" Image © Corey Lewis ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1589744 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-610×458.jpg” alt=”Image: Workhorse W-15, by Corey Lewis” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> In a surprising turn of events, President Donald Trump broke a hot […]

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Honda’s Plan: More Hybrids, Fewer Trims, and a New Platform

<img data-attachment-id="1645628" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,800" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"2017 Honda Civic Sedan","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"Copyright 2016","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"2016 Honda Civic Sedan","orientation":"65537"}" data-image-title="2017 Honda Civic Sedan" data-image-description=" Honda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1645628 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo provided a run-down of his company’s […]

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Report: GM Planning Big Investment in Missouri Truck/Van Plant

<img data-attachment-id="1575155" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel.jpeg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2017 GMC Canyon SLT Diesel" data-image-description=" Image: GMC ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1575155 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-610×407.jpeg” alt=”2017 GMC Canyon SLT Diesel – Image: GMC” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-768×512.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel.jpeg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The news out of Missouri today claims […]

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Second-generation Lexus NX Production Kicks Off in Canada in 2022

A revamped version of a compact Lexus crossover that’s seen a fair bit of exposure on these digital pages will begin assembly in Ontario starting in early 2022, Toyota Canada has announced. We knew some sort of product announcement was scheduled to take place today after the automaker’s Canadian arm stopped and shook everyone in […]

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Toyota to Add Production of Two Lexus Models in Canada, Report Claims

<img data-attachment-id="1666092" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018-Lexus-NX-300h-front-quarter-e1553010994911.jpg" data-orig-size="2917,1945" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1547276413","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"75","iso":"800","shutter_speed":"0.033333333333333","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2018 Lexus NX 300h front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018-Lexus-NX-300h-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018-Lexus-NX-300h-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1666092 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018-Lexus-NX-300h-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2018 Lexus NX 300h front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> Toyota dropped a big hint this week that new product might be on its way to the […]

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Volkswagen Golf Delay Attributed to Software Glitches, Internet Connectivity

<img data-attachment-id="1637846" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-volkswagen-golf-family.jpg" data-orig-size="1500,971" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2018 volkswagen golf family" data-image-description=" Image: Volkswagen ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-volkswagen-golf-family-450×291.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-volkswagen-golf-family-610×395.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1637846″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-volkswagen-golf-family-610×395.jpg” alt=”2018 volkswagen golf family – image: Volkswagen” width=”610″ height=”395″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-volkswagen-golf-family-610×395.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-volkswagen-golf-family-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-volkswagen-golf-family-450×291.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-volkswagen-golf-family-768×497.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-volkswagen-golf-family-120×78.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-volkswagen-golf-family.jpg 1500w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Earlier this year, Volkswagen announced that the launch of […]

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Tesla Quarterly Loss Is Bigger Than Foreseen: $702 Million

Tesla’s surprisingly weak car deliveries in the first quarter took a heavy toll on its bottom line. The company on Wednesday said it lost $702 million in the first quarter, a sharp reversal from the profits it made in the second half of last year. The loss, equivalent to $4.10 per share, was far greater […]

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Union Says Fiat Chrysler Ready to Pony Up for a New Product at Windsor Assembly

<img data-attachment-id="1451410" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502.jpg" data-orig-size="1351,899" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5.6","credit":"Jerry S. Mendoza","camera":"Canon EOS REBEL T2i","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1295293196","copyright":"313.530.6333","focal_length":"24","iso":"800","shutter_speed":"0.011111111111111","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="FCA Windsor minivan assembly Dodge Grand Caravan 2011" data-image-description=" Image: FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1451410 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-610×406.jpg” alt=”FCA Windsor minivan assembly Dodge Grand Caravan 2011 – Image: FCA” width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-768×511.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502.jpg 1351w” […]

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America’s Second-cheapest Nissan Bows Out of the Market

Journalists who holler nonstop for “affordable cars!” have one less model to choose from. As it isn’t a vehicle patterned off the original Fiat 124/Lada 1200, with the quality and handling of a BMW, suffice it to say the Nissan Versa Note probably didn’t rank high on their might-buy list. And yet the Versa Note […]

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Tesla’s Balloon Bursts in Q1; Deliveries Impress No One

<img data-attachment-id="1582578" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1.jpg" data-orig-size="2040,1360" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="tesla-model-3" data-image-description=" Tesla Model 3 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1582578 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-610×407.jpg” alt=”Tesla Model 3, Image: Tesla” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Following a rocky first quarter of 2019, Tesla’s decidedly lackluster production and delivery report sent […]

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GM Plant Was in Fiat Chrysler’s Crosshairs, Report Claims

<img data-attachment-id="1581258" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Detroit-Hamtramck-Assembly-Plant-Cadillad-CT6.jpeg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant Cadillac CT6" data-image-description=" Image: GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Detroit-Hamtramck-Assembly-Plant-Cadillad-CT6-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Detroit-Hamtramck-Assembly-Plant-Cadillad-CT6-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1581258 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Detroit-Hamtramck-Assembly-Plant-Cadillad-CT6-610×407.jpeg” alt=”Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant Cadillac CT6 – Image: GM” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Detroit-Hamtramck-Assembly-Plant-Cadillad-CT6-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Detroit-Hamtramck-Assembly-Plant-Cadillad-CT6-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Detroit-Hamtramck-Assembly-Plant-Cadillad-CT6-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Detroit-Hamtramck-Assembly-Plant-Cadillad-CT6-768×512.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Detroit-Hamtramck-Assembly-Plant-Cadillad-CT6-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Detroit-Hamtramck-Assembly-Plant-Cadillad-CT6.jpeg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> No one knows what the […]

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Restless in Russia: Ford to Cull Plants, Slash Jobs, in Search for Profit

Ford’s troubled Russian joint venture isn’t doing nearly as hot as the Blue Oval automaker would like, so it’s severely paring back its presence in the country. The memorandum of understanding signed Wednesday kicks off a broad restructuring of the automaker’s business in Russia, with two vehicle assembly plants and an engine plant now slated […]

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Report: Cost-conscious Ford to Slash Russian Operations

<img data-attachment-id="1595358" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-Ford-EcoSport.jpg" data-orig-size="610,407" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"10","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"Ford EcoSport packs all of its features and style into a vehicle that is nearly a foot-and-a-half shorter than Ford Escape.","created_timestamp":"1475676119","copyright":"","focal_length":"88","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"15","title":"Ford EcoSport","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2018 Ford EcoSport" data-image-description=" Image: Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-Ford-EcoSport-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-Ford-EcoSport-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1595358 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-Ford-EcoSport-610×407.jpg” alt=”2018 Ford EcoSport – Image: Ford” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-Ford-EcoSport.jpg 610w, […]

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Unifor Official: Expect an All-Wheel Drive Chrysler Pacifica

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