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BMW Keeps Its Title as America’s Top Auto Exporter by Value

With trade tariffs, expansion into China, the slow death of sedans and General Motors’ closure plans, automotive production seems to be in the news more now than it’s been since the Great Recession. Which plants builds what cars and where is a complicated subject now, and it’s harder than ever to determine what…Read more… Continue […]

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Here’s President Trump Threatening GM’s Electric Car ‘Subsidies’ Over the Plant Closures

Ever since the news broke yesterday that General Motors was slashing North American jobs to prepare for our possible electric/autonomous/horrible future, nearly everyone has wondered: What will President Trump, who campaigned on a platform of bringing back and keeping American auto jobs, have to say about this? Now we… Read more…

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The U.S. Cargo Ship That Failed to Beat Soybean Tariff Is Now Just Drifting Aimlessly at Sea

Ah, man, it was only a month ago that we’d diverted our attention for a moment from the toxic wasteland of social media to follow Peak Pegasus, a cargo vessel carrying a boatload of soybeans, as it raced to a port in China in a—now futile—effort to beat a new soybean tariff. I’d already forgotten […]

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Buick Could Drop The Chinese-Built Envision From Its U.S. Lineup Over Tariffs

The Buick Envision is a meh car, but somehow Buick dealers sold 42,000 of these things in the U.S. market last year, making up 20 percent of its total U.S. sales. But it’s built in China and imported here, so thanks to the proposed Trump administration tariffs on imported cars, it could vanish from Buick’s […]

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The Trade War Is Now Real

The car tariffs are starting to hit consumers, FCA’s new CEO has some very large shoes to fill and the trucking industry’s attempts at attracting new drivers await your rapt attention on The Morning Shift for Monday, July 30, 2018.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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