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Auto Blog News Feed: Nissan to start building new Juke car at UK plant as Brexit looms

The Top Zones - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 17:00

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Nissan said it will begin making the next-generation Juke vehicle at Britain’s biggest car plant on Monday, just over two weeks before a possible no-deal Brexit which the industry has warned could bring production to a halt. Nissan decided in 2015, before the 2016 referendum was even held, to make the latest version of the sport utility vehicle at its northern English Sunderland factory, reflecting how major decisions are made years in advance. The Japanese company, which was encouraged by Pri

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Auto Blog News Feed: UAW boosts pay and allows part-time jobs for striking members

The Top Zones - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 14:30

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The United Auto Workers union said Saturday it will boost strike pay for 48,000 hourly workers at General Motors Co by $25 a week to $275 as a strike against the largest U.S. automaker nears the end of its fourth week. Talks were continuing late Saturday afternoon to try to resolve the longest nationwide strike at GM since 1970, both sides said. The UAW also said it would allow members striking to take on part-time jobs without reducing their strike pay – as long as they perform picket-

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Auto Blog News Feed: Holoride makes its in-car VR available to the public for the first time

The Top Zones - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 14:00

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Audi spin-out Holoride is launching to the general public for the first time, through a collaboration with Ford and Universal Pictures . TechCrunch took it for a spin at CES this year, and found that the technology's ability to match a car's movements to a virtual immersive environment made for a surprisingly impressive experience. The company has previously shown off underwater adventures, as well as a Marvel Avengers-themed story, but the one it's launching for the public is a "Bride of Fra

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Auto Blog News Feed: Rising prices on old used cars creating crisis in basic transportation

The Top Zones - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 13:00

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More than 7 million Americans are already 90 or more days behind on their car loans, according to the New York Federal Reserve, and serious delinquency rates among borrowers with the lowest credit scores have by far seen the fastest acceleration. The seeds of the problem are buried deep in the financial crisis, when in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, automakers slashed production. A decade later, that has made a relative rarity of used 10-year-old vehicles

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Auto Blog News Feed: Valtteri Bottas wins the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix

The Top Zones - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 12:29

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A blistering start from Valtteri Bottas from third on the grid helped the Finnish driver win the typhoon-hit Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes wrapped up a sixth-consecutive Formula One constructors championship on Sunday. Bottas surged into the lead almost immediately, passing the Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel, who started from pole, and Charles Leclerc to take the early lead at the Suzuka Circuit. Seeking his third win of the season and first since Azerbaijan in April, Bottas managed a two-s

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Auto Blog News Feed: Lamborghini could be sold or spun off from the Volkswagen Group

The Top Zones - Sat, 10/12/2019 - 13:33

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Chief Executive Herbert Diess in March said Volkswagen was reviewing its portfolio of brands, which also include Ducati and Bentley, and whether to divest some non-core businesses. Volkswagen is readying to fold Lamborghini into a separate legal entity, in a process that may wind up toward the end of next year, Bloomberg reported, citing sources.

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Auto Blog News Feed: NASCAR could debut hybrids, is even 'pushing to go full electric'

The Top Zones - Sat, 10/12/2019 - 13:00

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NASCAR could introduce hybrid powered cars as early as 2022, NASCAR's SVP for Racing Development John Probst told TechCrunch. "We travel the world visiting other sanctioning bodies and are not ignorant to the fact that the world's going towards more hybrid technology," Probst told TechCrunch during a track-side interview at Charlotte Motor Speedway. A NASCAR rep speaking on background added further clarification saying, "Nothing is fully confirmed until it hits the race track.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Hyundai, Kia earmark $760 million to settle U.S. lawsuits over engine fires

The Top Zones - Sat, 10/12/2019 - 12:00

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Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors Corp have earmarked 900 billion won ($758 million) to settle U.S. class action litigation and address engine-related issues in the United States and South Korea. The move marks the South Korean auto giant's first major effort to resolve years of trouble over engine defects that have also sparked probes by the U.S. safety regulator and prosecutors. Hyundai Motor will make a provision of about 600 billion won in its July to Septem

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Auto Blog News Feed: Renault ousts CEO days after Nissan gets a new one

The Top Zones - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 20:58

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Renault ousted chief executive Thierry Bollore on Friday, as the French carmaker and its Japanese partner Nissan seek to rekindle their alliance following the scandal-hit tenure of former alliance supremo Carlos Ghosn. Tensions between Renault and Nissan, which picked a new CEO on Tuesday, have been high since Ghosn's arrest in Tokyo last year on allegations of financial misconduct, which he denies. Bollore, who was close to Ghosn and had strained relations with Nissan's pre

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