The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important? General Motors’ and Ford’s white-collar workers prepare for the worst even as their employers are profitable, Volvo thinks it can actually make money on this “electrification” thing, President Trump lights up GM and the UAW on a trip to Ohio and much more for The Morning Shift of Thursday, March 21, 2019. 1st Gear: ‘No One is Safe’ General Motors and Ford are both downsizing at the moment, reducing their respective global workforces, cutting back on salaried workers and even re-evaluating or closing factories. Unlike last time, these moves come as both automakers are doing relatively well and posting strong profits. But the automakers say cost-cutting is needed to fund the massive investments needed for electric and autonomous vehicle development. This Detroit Free Press story goes into the anxiety and fear felt by many white-collar workers at both … [Read more...] about ‘No One Is Safe’ as GM and Ford Cut Jobs and Costs
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A number of groups have been protesting at the ongoing Detroit Auto Show against two of America’s three biggest automotive groups, namely General Motors and Ford. Among them is a group denouncing Ford’s environmental record. According to The Detroit Free Press, a number of activists gathered outside Cobo Center where the Detroit Auto Show is being held with a series of inflatable Tyrannosaurus Rex models, including one that’s 10-feet tall. They told reporters that they’re using a T-Rex because the annual pollution emitted from the Ford Explorer is said to be 9 tons, the equivalent of the weight of arguably the world’s most recognizable (and fierce) dinosaur. Activists also assert that Ford was one of the car manufacturers to lobby the Trump administration to ease fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards. A series of other protests are planned for the Detroit Auto Show. For example, the United Automotive Workers union (UAW) will hold a prayer … [Read more...] about Groups Protest GM And Ford At Detroit Show With Prayers And… Inflatable T-Rex?
David Goricki The Detroit News Published 5:57 p.m. UTC Jun 5, 2018 Last summer, Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski came to Michigan International Speedway in a bad mood, feeling Toyota had an unfair advantage over Fords, including the one he competed in for Team Penske. He made sure everyone knew how he felt about the subject. Keselowski now feels Ford drivers are on a level playing field because of a new rule change NASCAR has implemented for the 2018 season. And, Ford drivers have taken advantage of the situation with Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing leading the Monster Energy series with five wins and Keselowski sitting fifth in the points standings. “The rules changed, the big rule change that came in this year was the implementation of the optical scanning station or OSS that I think NASCAR is calling it, which completely changed the way the aerodynamics of the cars are enforced and it severely leveled the playing field,” Keselowski said after … [Read more...] about Brad Keselowski: Rule change levels playing field for Ford
Crossovers may be all the rage but their buffed-out bodies riding on car platforms prompted us to seek out more substance in our latest comparison: true SUVs. Full-size SUVs. Trucklike SUVs that can tow like trucks, go off-road like trucks but have the comfort and convenience to haul a starting hockey team and their gear.We requested four 2018 full-size SUVs equipped with tow packages (when optional), four-wheel drive and no price cap or driveline requirement. We towed, tested gas mileage and put hundreds of miles on these to find out which large SUV is best among the Chevy Tahoe, Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport.4. 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD ProAs tested price: $59,873Powertrain: 381-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8 with a six-speed automatic in four-wheel driveMpg: 13 city, 17 highway, 14 combinedThe Toyota Sequoia is a tired package in desperate need of an update, but if you need a seven- or eight-seat full-size SUV that can tow and haul, its value is hard to … [Read more...] about Best of the biggest: 2018 Ford Expedition outdoes Nissan Armada and other full-size SUVs
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest GM to kill Chevrolet Sonic, Ford to discontinue Fiesta, Taurus, report says General Motors is reportedly set to kill the Chevrolet Sonic while Ford Motor plans to ditch the Fiesta in the U.S., spelling the death of two subcompact cars. The Wall Street Journal reported the plans Wednesday. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Nathan Bomey and Phoebe Wall Howard, USA TODAY Published 11:59 a.m. ET April 4, 2018 | Updated 12:18 p.m. ET April 4, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn General Motors past and present Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Olds Motor Works was … [Read more...] about GM to kill Chevrolet Sonic, Ford to discontinue Fiesta, Taurus, report says