FCA recalls more than 4.8 million vehicles to upgrade cruise control software
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling an estimated 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. market to upgrade software in their Powertrain Control Modules. “The upgrade addresses an unlikely sequence of events that would compromise cruise-control functionality,” said the company in a statement. ...
Trump considers 25% tariff on imported cars
President Donald Trump has instructed the Department of Commerce “to consider initiating an investigation” to determine whether automotive imports "threaten to impair the national security" of the United States, the White House said in a statement last night. Such probe could result in 25% tarif...
GM adds new four-cylinder turbocharged engine to the next-gen Chevrolet Silverado
Chevrolet is adding a four-cylinder turbocharged engine — that can run on two cylinders — to its all-new 2019 Silverado pickup truck, in hopes of topping the 22 mpg (combined rating) of two variants of the Ford F-150.  Standard on LT and RST trims, the new engine delivers an SAE-certified 310 ...
Mexico’s heavy truck production up 16% in first quarter; exports hike 33%
Production of heavy trucks in Mexico totaled 36,422 vehicles during the first quarter of 2018, up 16.7% compared to the 31,196 units from the same three-month period of 2017, according to the latest figures from the National Association of Buses, Trucks and Tractor Trucks Producers (ANPACT for its a...
KIA's Nuevo Leon plant to begin production of all-new 2019 Forte in July
Kia Motors Mexico (KMM) will start production of the all-new 2019 Forte at the Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon plant next July, the president of the plant, Woo Yoel Park, revealed to Notimex during the second anniversary of the facility. Luis Miguel Garcia, product manager of KMM, said it will be a unique ve...

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