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This photo provided by Ford Motor Co. shows a 1967 Ford Bronco T67-515. Ford is reviving the Bronco SUV brand in an effort to cash in on the rugged U.S. off-road vehicle market now owned by Jeep. Ford believes the Bronco name will evoke good memories from its off-road heritage during a three-decade run that ended in 1996. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Co. via AP)

Ford revives Bronco brand, aims at Jeep's big off-road sales

Jul. 6, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — When it comes to rugged vehicles that go off the road, over rocks and into the mud to experience nature, Jeep for years has cornered the U.S. market. Now Ford is reviving the Bronco brand name in an effort to take a slice. Later this month the company will introduce two new off-road...

Workers inspect newly assembled cars at a Beijing Benz Automotive Co. Ltd factory, a German joint venture company for Mercedes-Benz, in Beijing on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Chinese media reported Sunday, July 5, 2020 that Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year for a possible oil leak with most of the vehicles being manufactured by Beijing Benz Automotive Co. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Mercedes to recall 660,000 vehicles in China for oil leak

Jul. 5, 2020 5:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year for a possible oil leak. A seal between a high-pressure fuel pump and a low-pressure fuel pipe could weaken over time, allowing oil to leak when the engine starts in cold weather, according to a notice published...

Germany's Daimler to start talks on sale of plant in France

Jul. 3, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler said Friday it plans to start talks on selling its plant in Hambach, France, where it has made the Smart compact car for years. Daimler currently has some 1,600 employees at Hambach in eastern France. CEO Ola Kallenius said in a statement that the company is working...

Jeorganna Barnes, a worker at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City, N.J., wipes slot machines with disinfectant Wednesday, July 1, 2020, as the casino prepared to reopen after 3 1/2 months of being shut down due to the coronavirus. Five of Atlantic City's casinos will reopen on Thursday, while three others, including Harrah's, will open Friday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Alaska Airlines secures loans; casinos in NJ reopening

Jul. 2, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRANSPORTATION: Alaska Airlines has secured nearly $1.2 billion in...

FILE - This Tuesday, May 12, 2020, file photo shows the Tesla plant, in Fremont, Calif. Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Workers: Tesla threatens firing if they don't return to jobs

Jul. 1, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus. The group wants the practice to stop, and it also wants state...

Coronavirus cancels plan for new Volkswagen plant in Turkey

Jul. 1, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen said Wednesday it is halting plans for a new factory in Turkey, saying that the steep drop in demand for cars worldwide caused by the coronavirus pandemic means the manufacturing capacity is no longer needed. The 1.3 billion euro ($1.4 billion) plant in Manisa on...

This photo provided by Ford shows the 2020 Ford Fusion, a well-rounded midsize sedan with considerable Fourth of July discounts. It offers great value given its size and healthy features list. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Co. via AP)

Edmunds: 4th of July deals less generous but still solid

Jul. 1, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

With summer in full swing, we typically see car dealerships heavily discounting excess inventory for the Fourth of July holiday. But the novel coronavirus and its effects make this year different than most. Demand for new cars has rebounded over the last couple of months but vehicle production lines have not yet...

Volvo Cars recalls nearly 2.1 million cars worldwide

Jul. 1, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Volvo Cars said Wednesday that it is recalling nearly 2.1 million vehicles worldwide as a preventive measure after the company discovered that a steel wire connected to the front seat belts can be weakened. The front seat belts are anchored to the car via this steel cable, press...

The Citroen e-C4 all electric hatchback is display during a media presentation in Paris, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. PSA Group's Citroen Brand is showing off a new version of its C4 compact hatchback, a model that will be key to the company's sales prospects as it faces a highly competitive European car market that faces severe headwinds from the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Citroen unveils new hatchback as virus pushes event online

Jun. 30, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — PSA Group unveiled one of its most important new models Tuesday with 20 people physically present and 2,600 watching online - a marketing configuration that the coronavirus seems likely to accelerate across the industry now that next year's Geneva auto show was cancelled. The...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019 file photo Fiat Chrysler's CEO Mike Manley is interviewed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Three federal appeals judges have delayed a court-ordered meeting between the CEOs of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler to try to settle a lawsuit over corruption by union leaders. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Borman last week ordered Manley and GM CEO Mary Barra to hold the meeting before July 1. But GM on Friday asked the federal appeals court in Cincinnati to overturn the order and remove Borman from the case. In an order issued Monday, June 29, 2020 three appellate judges delayed Borman's order to provide time to consider legal points raised by GM. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Appeals court delays meeting between GM, Fiat Chrysler CEOs

Jun. 29, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Three federal appeals judges have delayed a court-ordered meeting between the CEOs of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler to try to settle a lawsuit over corruption by union leaders. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Borman last week ordered GM CEO Mary Barra and FCA CEO Mike Manley to hold the...