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Tesla edges into pickup truck market with electric model

Nov. 21, 2019 6:25 PM EST

Elon Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. The CEO of Tesla will unveil a new electric pickup truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show Thursday night. With the launch, Tesla is edging into the most profitable corner of the U.S. auto market, where buyers tend to have...

How GM ended up suing its crosstown rival

Nov. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Automakers sue each other on occasion, but no one in Detroit can remember one accusing another of bribing union officials to get an unfair labor cost advantage. Yet that’s what happened Wednesday when General Motors filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler...

Fiat Chrysler chairman not worried by General Motors lawsuit

Nov. 21, 2019 1:46 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles indicated Thursday that the merger with French carmaker PSA Peugeot will not be affected by a General Motors lawsuit. John Elkann told reporters in Turin that the Italian American company would fight the lawsuit in court, adding “we are not...

GM recalls 640K pickups; seat belts can cause carpet fires

Nov. 21, 2019 8:46 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling over 640,000 pickup trucks worldwide because hot gas from a high-tech seat belt can set the carpeting on fire. The recall covers certain 2019 and 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks. Also included are some 2020 Silverado and Sierra 2500 and 3500...

UAW president steps down as GM sues rival over union bribery

Nov. 20, 2019 8:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW. Jones has...

New SUVs and electric vehicles highlight L.A. Auto Show

Nov. 20, 2019 7:31 PM EST

New electric vehicles, several new small SUVs, a redesigned compact car, a plug-in version of Toyota’s top-selling vehicle and a futuristic electric station wagon concept car from Volkswagen are among the new models on display this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Toyota is displaying a rechargeable...

The Latest: UAW President Gary Jones steps down

Nov. 20, 2019 5:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on General Motors’ lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler (all times local): 5:10 p.m. United Auto Workers President Gary Jones has resigned, effective immediately, his attorney says. The move comes shortly after the union’s international executive board filed paperwork to...

Edmunds: How to take advantage of deals beyond Black Friday

Nov. 20, 2019 6:11 AM EST

One of the most stressful aspects of Black Friday is fending off crowds or waiting in long lines to get a killer deal. It's been that way for car buying, too. But the truth is — with the exception of a few doorbuster sales — Black Friday in the car business is really more of a holiday sales kickoff...

Mazda recalls vehicles to replace Takata air bag inflators

Nov. 19, 2019 9:47 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling nearly 117,000 U.S. vehicles for a second time to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. The action covers vehicles recalled from 2013 to 2017 that received Takata replacement inflators because parts from other manufacturers weren’t available. Included...

Auto union now turns focus to Fiat Chrysler; strike possible

Nov. 18, 2019 5:03 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union on Monday turned its bargaining focus to Fiat Chrysler, raising the possibility of another strike against a Detroit automaker. Ford workers ratified their contract Friday night, while the union settled with General Motors last month after a 40-day strike by...