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The 2015 Ford Mustang at Mel's Diner in Hollywood. During the drive, we noticed people filming us out car windows, and lowering their windows to stick out their hands in the thumbs-up position.
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| Jesse Snyder is editor of the opinion page at Automotive News.|
On Thursday night, I watched dealer Karl Zimmermann officially dedicate his refurbished George Matick Chevrolet building in Redford Township, Mich.
Like every grand opening, it was highly predictable: food, drink, balloons, local performers, extra shiny vehicles and some speechifying.
Like every grand opening, it was unique. Highly personal to all gathered.
Pick a day, some U.S. dealer somewher ...
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| Larry P. Vellequette is a reporter for Automotive News.|
Here is something that will happen in 2015 upon which you can bet serious money: The UAW will strike one -- and likely all three -- Detroit automakers before reaching a deal on a new labor agreement.
And here’s the thing: There is nothing that any of the automakers could offer that would avoid that inevitability.
The 2015 strike(s) will not be long. They will not be violent or confrontatio ...
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LOS ANGELES -- No sooner had we left our hotel and hit the streets in West Hollywood when we began to notice people noticing us. Granted, it was hard to miss our 2015 Ford Mustang painted in Competition Orange -- seemingly bright enough to be picked up by a satellite orbiting above.
As we sat and waited at a traffic light, a man in the next lane lowered the window of his work van and signaled us ...
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| Mike Colias covers General Motors for Automotive News.|
DETROIT -- We've known about Cadillac's plans for a big, rear-wheel drive, range-topping sedan for more than two years now. For most of that time, we've been referring to it by its internal codename, LTS.
But here's a bet: When the wraps come off the car sometime in the first half of next year, it won't sport an LTS badge.
Here's my thinking.
First, the basics. The first letter of each Cadillac ...
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Editor's note: The horsepower and torque ratings on the Ford F-150 with V-6 engines were incorrect in the chart accompanying earlier versions of this story.
DETROIT -- It’s rare when Toyota admits defeat and folds -- especially when it comes to engines and fuel economy.
But that’s what happened last week when Toyota introduced the 2015 Tundra pickup and revealed that its big truck w ...