Tag: production

Lizzo Lands Television Production Deal With Amazon Studios

Songstress Lizzo is expanding her imprint in the entertainment industry. According to Deadline, the music artist—whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson—recently inked a first-look deal with Amazon. Under the partnership, Jefferson will create television series for Amazon Studios. The company’s leadership team believes her creativity and authenticity in the realm of music will translate […]

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Production Dates Revealed for Newest, Biggest Jeeps

If you spend your days decrying the bloat of American automobiles, you won’t like what 2021 has in store for you. It’ll be like 2020… only worse! Scary stuff. For consumers enamored both with the Jeep brand and large, cargo-happy vehicles, however, next year will bring the dawning of a new age of glorious excess. […]

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With Plants at Stake, Unifor Prepares to Plunge Into Detroit Three Negotiations

<img data-attachment-id="1577665" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/06/june-2017-u-s-auto-sales-likely-slid-sixth-consecutive-month-incentives-transaction-prices-rise/fca-brampton-assembly-plant/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/FCA-Brampton-Assembly-Plant.jpg" data-orig-size="1400,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1460627723","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="FCA Brampton Assembly Plant" data-image-description=" Image: FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/FCA-Brampton-Assembly-Plant-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/FCA-Brampton-Assembly-Plant-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1577665 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/FCA-Brampton-Assembly-Plant-610×407.jpg” alt=”FCA Brampton Assembly Line Challenger & 300 – Image: FCA” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/FCA-Brampton-Assembly-Plant-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/FCA-Brampton-Assembly-Plant-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/FCA-Brampton-Assembly-Plant-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/FCA-Brampton-Assembly-Plant-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/FCA-Brampton-Assembly-Plant-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/FCA-Brampton-Assembly-Plant.jpg 1400w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Canadian auto manufacturing has steadily declined […]

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Cash Incoming: Lordstown Motors to Merge, Go Public

The question of how fledgling EV maker Lordstown Motors plans to fund production of the Endurance pickup has been answered. On Monday, the owner of GM’s former Lordstown Assembly plant announced a merger with a blank-check company, with a cash-raising NASDAQ listing as its goal. Lordstown Motors plans to finalize the merger with DiamondPeak Holdings […]

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Beancounters to the Rescue? Office Staff Keep Honda Production Afloat in Ohio

This isn’t the first time we’ve learned of an “all hands on deck” situation taking place at a U.S. assembly plant. Recall this report from earlier this month, in which sources claimed managers and other white-collar employees hit the floor at General Motors truck plants in a bid to cover absent workers. It was inevitable, […]

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Plug-in Lincoln Corsair Could Be Thin on the Ground

Lincoln’s compact MKC transformed into the Lincoln Corsair for 2020, bringing style borrowed from its big brother Aviator to buyers of lesser means… or wants. Tagging along a year late, a plug-in hybrid variant will join the Corsair trim ladder for 2021, but a new report suggests it won’t be in plentiful supply. According to […]

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GM Moves to Correct a Mid-sized Problem in Missouri

Keeping its lucrative full-size pickup lines chugging along has proved a challenge for General Motors, what with workers in Indiana and Michigan shying away from factories due to COVID-19 testing, contraction of the illness itself, or fear of it. The problem isn’t solely the domain of big truck and SUV plants. The automaker also has […]

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For Ford Bronco Reservation Holders, the Waiting May Be the Hardest Part

The ongoing Tom Petty kick occurring inside the walls of Casa Steph continues bearing literary fruit. Yes, after enduring years of pins and needles after rumors of a Bronco rebirth first arose, Ford fans who recently plunked down a reservation charge could still be quite a ways away from their actual vehicle. A notice posted […]

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Tesla: A Surprise Profit, a Stock Bounce, and a Factory Site Secured

<img data-attachment-id="1689884" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/09/tesla-close-to-unlocking-one-million-miles-per-battery/shutterstock_1503415655/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" 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":"1"}" data-image-title="tesla logo tesla charger tesla motors" data-image-description=" JL IMAGES/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1689884 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Everything was moving in Tesla’s favor Wednesday night, with the electric automaker reporting […]

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Idris Elba to Receive BAFTA’s Special Award for His ‘Creative Contributions’ to Television

Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) Idris Elba is one of Britain’s best-known actors, and he has made a name for himself both onscreen and off with his work in the director’s chair and as a writer and producer. His contributions will be recognized at the upcoming BAFTA TV Awards, where he will receive the organization’s […]

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On Again, Off Again: Volvo Aims to Get South Carolina Plant Back in Gear, but Something’s Missing

Is there a U.S. assembly plant that’s not currently producing a utility vehicle that doesn’t need one? Perhaps, but that doesn’t describe Volvo Cars’ Ridgeville, South Carolina facility, which builds the new-for-2019 S60 sedan. A still-shiny plant situated near Charleston’s busy harbor that only opened a year prior to the S60’s launch, the facility shuttered […]

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Honda Swings Axe, Ends Life of One Model, Two Fun Variants

Honda, perhaps taking a cue from domestic manufacturers, has decided to diminish its passenger car ranks. Reported today by Automotive News, the automaker has decided to discontinue the Honda Fit in the U.S., while also killing off the Honda Civic coupe and ending manual transmission availability in the Accord. The Fit’s looming disappearance doesn’t come […]

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Amid Losses, Daimler Rethinks North American-made Sedans

Domestic automakers have largely rid their North American facilities of sedans, so why shouldn’t foreign manufacturers? That’s what Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler plans to do after announcing a second-quarter loss of $1.9 billion. While the quarterly loss was less than analysts expected, financial and sales pressures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has led the automaker […]

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Read My Lips: Michigan’s Governor Issues a Warning

<img data-attachment-id="1678044" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/06/gm-says-recently-dethroned-chevrolet-silverado-poised-for-a-comeback/gmflintinvestment01-061219/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219.jpg" 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="GM Flint Investment silverado flilnt assembly" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1678044 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Auto plants across the U.S. are a beehive of activity as workers (and their […]

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The Call Up: GM’s Truck Plants Are ‘All Hands on Deck’

According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, General Motors’ truck plants now resemble Tesla plants on the eve of the end of a fiscal quarter. The need to crank out as many pickups as possible — essential for replenishing a depleted inventory while boosting flagging sales figures — has apparently brought both management […]

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IPO? Who Needs That? Rivian Lands Another $2.5 Billion

As you read earlier this morning, Rivian founder and CEO R.J. Scaringe isn’t all that impressed with the ability of some EV startups to wow Wall Street with lofty talk and exciting, but perhaps empty, promises. He’s more concerned with getting product out the door. It’s perhaps because of Rivian’s conventional approach to car building […]

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Ford’s Mexican Engine Pipeline Running at Half Speed; Automaker Warns of Plant Shutdowns

Ford cautioned that some of its American assembly plants could be put on ice as early as next week, as shortages persist at a Mexican plant still not running at full capacity. The potential engine shortages stemming from coronavirus fears at Ford’s Chihuahua Engine Plant and in the surrounding countryside would stymie production of key […]

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So Long, Sonic: Another GM Car Bites the Dust

<img data-attachment-id="1307265" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-chevrolet-sonic-makeover-shadows/cq5dam-web-1280-1280-1-3/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-1.jpeg" data-orig-size="1280,713" 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 Chevrolet Sonic" data-image-description=" 2017 Chevrolet Sonic ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-1-450×251.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-1-610×340.jpeg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1307265 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-1-610×340.jpeg” alt=”2017 Chevrolet Sonic” width=”610″ height=”340″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-1-610×340.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-1-75×42.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-1-450×251.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-1-120×67.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-1.jpeg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> This was a long time coming. In fact, Wednesday’s announcement of the discontinuation of the […]

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Good News: The Fiat 500L Is Back in Production

Fiat Chrysler’s Serbian assembly plant was the first European auto factory to shut down as a result of the growing coronavirus pandemic — a grim harbinger of things to come, and not just for Europe. That temporary February shutdown stemmed from a parts shortage arising from the hard-hit Chinese manufacturing sector. A far more prolonged […]

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