Automakers And Suppliers

Ford, UAW voice opposition to freezing fuel economy standards

Ford and the UAW were among the major automotive organizations to oppose a rollback of national fuel economy standards during a public hearing Tuesday with federal officials.


Chevy's next Tahoe adds independent rear suspension

Spy photos of the next-generation Chevrolet Tahoe undergoing road tests in Milford, Mich., show the large SUV with an independent rear suspension, a notable engineering change from its traditional live axle design.

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Blisters and Easter eggs: What people think of Audi e-tron

The 2019 Audi e-tron, shown in San Francisco last week, is the automaker's first full-electric vehicle. Set to arrive in the second quarter of 2019, the e-tron has a 95-kilowatt-hour battery, standard all-wheel drive and is able to automatically adjust its ride height up to 3 inches, lowering itself at highway speeds to reduce drag. It will come in two standard trims as well as a special First Edition model limited to 999 vehicles. The e-tron starts at $75,795, including shipping.

Who can replace Jackson as voice of the industry?

The transition to a new CEO could make for a real tone shift at AutoNation. It's one thing to find a smart business leader who can run the country's largest new-vehicle retailer; it's another to replace someone who has effectively served as the voice for an industry.

BorgWarner CEO: Bring on the electrics

BorgWarner is reaching an enviable position for a traditional engine parts supplier -- it won't care what kind of a propulsion system a customer wants.

Electric jolt

The e-tron, arriving mid-2019, is Audi's first full-electric vehicle. It will feature awd and a 95-kWh battery, capable of achieving 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds.

Former Ford exec's pet project

Former Ford Motor Co. executive MaryAnn Wright led drive for new $5 million dollar animal shelter in Dearborn that bears her name.

Giving appliance design a whirl

Retired Ford Motor Co. chief designer J. Mays will join Whirlpool in October as a vice president and chief design officer.

How Aston Martin will make its EV growl

Aston Martin plans to convert the Rapide to a limited-edition electric vehicle so the company can learn how to deliver EVs to customers addicted to its trademark gasoline growl.


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