GM Chevy Equinox EV goes on sale

GM’s 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV during a media launch event for the vehicle on May 16, 2024 in Detroit. Michael Wayland / CNBC DETROIT — The Chevrolet Equinox has been a crucial part of General Motors’ lineup for two decades. The vehicle is a quintessential family hauler and a go-to car for people seeking an … Read more

Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama vote against union

United Auto Workers (UAW) members and supporters on a picket line outside the ZF Chassis Systems plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. Andi Rice | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama have voted against union representation by the United Auto Workers, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday. The … Read more

How American carmakers lost ground in China

American automakers and their non-Chinese counterparts are fighting an existential battle, as local rivals in China outpace them. Chinese companies flush with government investments and subsidies have leapfrogged the competition in electric vehicle technology and software. U.S. automaker sales have fallen dramatically since their peak a few years ago. “I don’t want to sound overly … Read more

Hyundai’s Genesis brand is a dark horse in U.S. luxury vehicle market

NEW YORK — When Hyundai Motor launched its Genesis luxury brand domestically in 2016, many were skeptical the South Korean automaker — recognized mainly for budget vehicles at the time — knew what it was doing. Among the skeptics were auto industry veterans Randy Parker and Claudia Marquez. Both were working for Nissan’s luxury Infiniti … Read more

Hyundai may add hybrid production to $7.6 billion Georgia plant

Jose Munoz, chief performance officer of Nissan Motor Co., speaks during the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan, Jan. 15, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images NEW YORK – Hyundai Motor is reevaluating its plans to exclusively produce all-electric vehicles at a new plant under construction in Georgia, an … Read more

Hyundai’s Genesis previews all-electric SUV concept, the Neolun

Genesis Neolun Concept Genesis NEW YORK – Hyundai’s Genesis is previewing the future of the growingly prominent luxury brand with a new large all-electric concept vehicle called the Neolun. The full-size SUV features a sleek exterior design illuminated by long horizontal headlights and taillights reminiscent of the brand’s current EVs, though more modern. The interior … Read more

EV euphoria is dead. Automakers trumpet consumer choice in U.S.

Andrew Merry | Moment | Getty Images DETROIT — The buzz around electric vehicles is wearing off. For years, the automotive industry has been in a state of EV euphoria. Automakers trotted out optimistic sales forecasts for electric models and announced ambitious targets for EV growth. Wall Street boosted valuations for legacy automakers and startup … Read more

‘Extremely Dumb’ Arson Attack Means Tesla’s German Plant Won’t Have Power For 10 More Days

Good morning! It’s Thursday, March 7, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Arsonists Shut Down German Tesla Plant For Weeks Tesla’s Gigafactory in Germany isn’t expected to have … Read more

How Hyundai Motor Group became the world’s third-largest automaker

Hyundai Motor Group is the world’s third-largest automaker in the world by volume — but it wasn’t always so. In the late 1980s and 1990s, Hyundai cars suffered ridicule in America for being cheap and low quality. But that is no longer the case. The three auto brands in the automaker’s stable — Hyundai, Kia … Read more

Amazon car-buying seeks to reshape dealerships

The total addressable market for new and used car sales in the U.S. is estimated to be somewhere between $2.5 trillion and $3 trillion, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association. And e-commerce behemoth Amazon is attempting to do what insiders say no one has been able to do yet: bring a seamless online shopping … Read more