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January 17, 2019

Automakers roll out payment relief options for federal workers

A handful of automakers' finance arms allow those affected by the U.S. government shutdown to defer payments they're making on their cars.

Cheap thrills: 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class to cost $33,495

On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz said that its new 2020 A-Class sedan will cost $33,495.

U.S. auto dealer boss: Climbing car prices "unsustainable"

National Automobile Dealer Association's CEO Peter Welch said Tuesday that climbing car prices will reach a point where they're not long sustainable. At the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Welch said that he fears more American buyers will be priced out of the market.

2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition on the dyno

2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition on the dyno

From Motor Authority:

Hennessey: I wouldn't put a V-8 in a Ford GT even for $1 million

Texas tuner John Hennessey created the 1,000 horsepower Exorcist and a 605-hp VelociRaptor 6x6 pickup truck, but there's a line even he won't cross.

Ford will build electric F-Series to battle Tesla, Rivian pickups

Ford will launch a fully electric F-Series to battle planned pickup trucks from Tesla and EV startups Rivian and Atlis.

Last chilly Detroit auto show sparks warm memories for some, but what's next?

John McElroy doesn’t get too misty-eyed when he talks about moving the Detroit auto show from January.

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke

From Green Car Reports:

Ford confirms future all-electric F-Series truck, holds details close

All-electric isn't just for cars anymore.

Ford Mustang–inspired electric crossover will spawn “elegant” Lincoln EV

Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand is going to get a roomy, “elegant” electric model within the next few years, according to Ford’s North American president, Kumar Galhotra, who disclosed the product plan during an Automotive News World Congress presentation this week.

Tesla unplugs its latest home wall charger

Tesla owners can now take their chargers with them.

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