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Australia's Auto Industry Is Dead: Could It Happen Here?

Australia's Auto Industry Is Dead: Could It Happen Here?

Today, Australia's auto industry was dealt a death blow. In a press release, Toyota Australia revealed "that it will stop building cars in Australia by the end of 2017 and become a national sales and distribution company." Toyota Australia's president and CEO, Max Yasuda, and Toyota Motor... read more

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Australia's coat of arms

After 88 Years, Ford Stops Making Cars In Australia

1925 was a pretty big year. It saw the birth of John DeLorean, Paul Newman, Johnny Carson, and Dick Van Dyke. F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby in 1925, and... read more May 23, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Lexus ES 350

For The First Time Ever, Toyota Brings Lexus Production To The U.S.

Yesterday, our colleagues at Motor Authority predicted that today's press event with Toyota president Akio Toyoda would include an announcement that the company is moving... read more April 19, 2013 by  0


 
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee  -  2013 Detroit Auto Show

Chrysler Inks Deal With Guangzhou To Produce Chinese Jeeps In China

Back in October, there was a lot of discussion about Chrysler and news that the company might begin producing Jeeps in China again. Some pundits screamed bloody murder... read more January 16, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Honda Accords on the assembly line in Marysville, Ohio, where they've been built for 30 years

Honda Accord Hybrid, Nissan Murano To Be Built In U.S.

Years after some analysts proclaimed that U.S. manufacturing was dead as a doornail, we're seeing new life in the sector. Not only are tech companies like Apple doing more of... read more January 11, 2013 by  0


 
2011 Honda Fit Sport

Hondas To Be As 'American' As Detroit Cars By 2015?

A few weeks ago, we wondered whether U.S. consumers found it more important to buy a car that's "made in America" or one that's made by an American company. The post... read more August 17, 2012 by  14


 
2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic

Jeep Liberty Officially Dies On August 16

We knew it was coming. We all knew that the Jeep Liberty was not long for this world. And now, Detroit News has told us when Jeep's parent company, Chrysler, is pulling the... read more August 9, 2012 by  5


 
American flag

Is 'Made In America' More Important Than 'Made By U.S. Company'?

When you're looking for a new ride, which is more important: the company that makes the car or the country where it's made? Once upon a time, that question would've seemed... read more July 5, 2012 by  23


 
2013 Nissan Altima Coupe

2013 Nissan Altima Coupe: It's Back, But For How Long?

The 2013 Nissan Altima sedan is new and improved, on many fronts. But what about the two-door Altima Coupe? Nissan says the other Altima isn't getting the same redo--it will... read more July 2, 2012 by  7


 
Ford assembly plant

Auto Industry Puts A (Small) Dent In Unemployment

In Montgomery, Alabama, automaker Hyundai recently announced it was hiring 877 new workers. To fill those positions, over 20,000 prospective workers applied. Last summer... read more May 30, 2012 by  8


 
2012 Ford Focus

Ford Beefs Up Production By Cutting Down On Summer Break

The U.S. auto market is booming. As of April 30, automakers had sold more than 4.6 million vehicles -- a 10.3% increase over the previous year. Like many car companies, Ford... read more May 9, 2012 by  0


 
Smart Fortwo Hello Kitty

Would You Want Hello Kitty On Your Car--Forever?

The tribal tattoos and tramp stamps that were no-brainer decisions in college proved just that for some bearers in the years since. Will mass personalization on new cars... read more May 7, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Ford Fusion

2013 Ford Fusion Finds A Home In Michigan

Ford’s Flat Rock assembly plant, also know as AutoAlliance International, currently builds the Ford Mustang and the Mazda6 sedan. We previously reported that Mazda will... read more October 5, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Toyota Camry XLE

Recycling Robots Reduces 2012 Toyota Camry Cost

When Toyota redesigned the 2012 Camry mid-size sedan, raising the price simply wasn’t an option. The new Camry would have to do battle against the Hyundai Sonata and... read more September 19, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Subaru Impreza

2012 Subaru Impreza Delayed Due to Earthquake

According to Subaru’s new top executive in the U.S., Takeshi Tachimori, the March earthquake in Japan has delayed the launch of the redesigned 2012 Impreza compact... read more August 1, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Ford Focus

2012 Ford Focus Sales Dashed By Component Problem: Report

By all accounts, the 2012 Ford Focus is a sales success. Just a few months after the car’s launch, it’s become the best-selling passenger car in Ford’s... read more July 28, 2011 by  6


 
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