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Trump tariffs would cause vehicle prices to soar, wipe out jobs: report
July 20, 2018 by David Paddon, The Canadian Press

The average price of imported vehicles sold in the United States could jump by thousands of dollars if the Trump administration imposes tariffs under a worst-case scenario provided by the Center for Automotive Research. The Michigan-based think-tank estimates U.S. consumers

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Protectionism may halt auto sales gains
July 19, 2018 by Adam Malik

Global auto sales are on the rise, but protectionist measures in the United States may be a wet blanket. Scotiabank Economist Juan Manuel Herrera made the warning in the 2018 Global Auto Report. “The growth in sales thus far in

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Nissan says exhaust tests were altered in latest scandal
July 10, 2018 by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press

Nissan Motor Co. said that it altered the results of exhaust emissions and fuel economy tests of new vehicles sold in Japan, in the latest misconduct to surface at the Japanese automaker. Nissan acknowledged in September that it had been

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Mazda recalls 270,000 vehicles over Takata airbags
July 9, 2018 by The Associated Press

Mazda is recalling nearly 270,000 vehicles with Takata airbags that have the potential to explode. Chemicals used to inflate the air bags can deteriorate in some conditions, causing them to deploy with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister

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Fuel leaks can cause fire, Lexus issues recall
June 29, 2018 by The Associated Press

Toyota’s Lexus luxury brand is recalling about 121,000 cars worldwide because of fuel leaks in the engine that can cause fires. The recall covers certain 2006 through 2013 IS350 cars, as well as the 2010 through 2014 IS350C, and the

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Korean vehicles kill it in annual quality study
June 21, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Genesis, Kia, Hyundai lead the rankings in J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study

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Trico gets GM’s Silver Supplier Award
June 19, 2018 by Adam Malik

The Trico Group recently received the Certificate of Excellence Silver Supplier Award from General Motors, in recognition of its products. The GM Customer Care and Aftersales division handed out the recognition, honouring Trico for outstanding 2017 on-time shipping performance. The

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New program aims to fill job openings at dealerships
June 12, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), together with its provincial associations, have launched a new program to promote career opportunities at dealerships across Canada. The Auto Career Start program, officially introduced at the 2018 Georgian Auto Show in Barrie earlier

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Air bags may not inflate, Kia issues recall
June 11, 2018 by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Kia is recalling about 65,000 vehicles in Canada and more than a half-million in the U.S. because the air bags may not work in a crash. Combined with a previous recall expansion by Hyundai, the affiliated automakers are recalling nearly

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Volvo set to make big changes
June 8, 2018 by Adam Malik

Adapt or die. That seems to be the motto Volvo is taking to heart as it announced major changes to the way it’s going to do business over the next seven years. Whether it’s through electric cars, autonomous vehicles or

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Fiat Chrysler unveils plan to make more electrified cars
June 6, 2018 by Colleen Barry, The Associated Press

In his last big presentation as CEO of Fiat Chrysler before retiring, Sergio Marchionne announced a big investment push to make more electrified cars, while acknowledging that traditional engines will continue to dominate production for some time. Unveiling the company’s

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Waymo’s self driving car service to include 62,000 minivans
June 5, 2018 by The Associated Press

Google spinoff Waymo plans to launch its fully autonomous technology later this year in the Phoenix area and then expand