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VW averts Mexico strike with pay increase

VW’s plant in Puebla near Mexico City. Photo credit: Reuters MEXICO CITY — Volkswagen has agreed to a 5.5 percent salary increase for workers in Mexico and another raise for next year, the company’s Mexican…



Soft-roading for the whole family

Hiking-style boots with knobby soles and Gore-Tex trim can be found just about anywhere, but there’s a reason that mountaineers don’t shop at Macy’s. This becomes evident as I inch a 2019 Honda Pilot Elite…



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Bill Ford to kick off Detroit Homecoming V

Last year’s Homecoming opened with a dinner and reception at Michigan Central Station — the first event at the historic depot in more than 30 years — which played a role in Ford’s interest in…


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Why Nissan is ramping up its China investments

BEIJING — Japan’s Nissan Motor Co. plans to invest about $900 million to boost vehicle-making capacity in China by 40 percent by 2021, part of a 60 billion yuan ($8.73 billion) strategy to become a…




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McLaren Automotive plans hybrid conversion by 2025

Mike Flewitt: “I’m not against SUVs. They are just not what McLaren does.” WEST SUSSEX, England — McLaren Automotive is planning a powertrain transformation. The British automaker, synonymous with throaty V-8s, is in the early…