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Why lithium supplies will stay tight for years

Automotive Business Review - 12 oct. 2018 - 16:47
The market for lithium will remain tight through 2025 as producers struggle to lift output fast enough to meet demand, a top industry executive says.

8 of the Best 2020 Electric Cars

China car times - 12 oct. 2018 - 15:10

It would seem that the age of electric cars is finally upon us as every automaker that wants to be taken seriously is planning on heavily electrifying its lineup during the next decade. Some of them will go as far as to offer more electric and hybrid than conventional models by the time everything is said and done. In fact, projections show that battery-powered cars could account for more than 20 percent of new cars in the U.S. by 2030. All this considered, the number of upcoming hybrid and electric cars for MY 2020 is quite significant. Here, we’ll take a peek at what the best upcoming 2020 electric cars might be. We’ll only consider conventional cars this time (sedans, hatchbacks, coupes, roadsters, and wagons), as the best hybrid and electric SUVs and crossovers 2020 will bring our way are covered in a separate article. Furthermore, we won’t shy away from including a hypercar or two as well.

08. 2020 Polestar 2

Volvo’s performance division is asserting candidacy for becoming a brand of its own. They’re planning on introducing no fewer than four all-new models by the time 2020 is over. The first of them – aptly named Polestar 1 – should roll off the factory lines in early 2019, whereas the second one is scheduled to arrive later on as a 2020-year model. What they’re lacking in names, the Polestars should deliver in quality and performance. Unlike the exorbitantly expensive Polestar 1 hybrid sports coupe, the Polestar 2 should slot right in with the Tesla Model 3 and start from around $40,000 before the incentives. It well-enough presumes to become one of the best all-electric 2020 electric cars on the market and we can’t wait to see the weight it punches at.

The compact all-electric sedan will pose a serious threat to the Tesla Model 3. Not only will it be similarly priced, but it’ll sport as much as 350 miles of range while adding around 400 horsepower into the mix. Those are the initial specs of the more advanced models which should cost as much as $60,000, however. The model with smaller battery specifications still hasn’t been disclosed. The final product should draw inspiration from the Volvo 40.2 Concept unveiled in 2016. In any case, it will be built on their Compact Modular Architecture platform (CMA). Although most people don’t associate the Polestar brand with its parent company immediately, everyone can see that the Swedes are finally catching up with the big players in the luxury car market. After the latest XC90 and S90 have finally pushed their luxury and quality to another level, the Polestars should position them as one of the major players on the EV market.

Volvo 40.2 Concept pictured

07. 2020 BMW i4

The aforementioned Polestar 1 won’t be the only Tesla Model 3 fighter ready by 2020. After unveiling the i Vision Dynamics Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, the Germans announced the concept’s production successor at the 2018 Geneva show. It’ll don the i4 name which isn’t surprising considering the German automaker’s first mass-produced electric car – the i3 – has been available since 2013. The 2020 BMW i4 should retain the concept’s 4-door fastback styling and a few small details, but should be heavily revised in order to meet the industry’s standards. It should cost more than the Tesla Model 3, and likely the Polestar 2 as well. However, the Bavarians can’t afford to push its price tag too high, so expect the entry-level models to start from less than $40,000 after incentives. If all comes together as planned, consider this one of the more formidable choices on the 2020 electric cars market.

The i Vision Dynamics Concept was able to achieve a healthy 370 miles on a single charge, but the Germans were referring to the more-lax European NEDC cycle figures. In American-EPA terms, that would translate to around 300 miles on a single charge. The upcoming BMW i4, however, will reportedly be able to travel between 340 and 435 miles on a single charge. Those are still the NEDC figures, but the larger battery pack models are evidently going to give the Tesla Model 3 a run for its money. The remaining specs and details are yet to be revealed and more should be known after one of the early 2019 auto shows. The same goes for the remainder of the BMW i range which should be completely filled out in the next few years. The BMW i5 should be the first one to follow the i4, alongside the iX3 all-electric crossover, but those are stories for another time.

BMW i Vision Dynamics concept pictured

06. 2020 Pininfarina PF0

The fabled Italian coachbuilder and design studio is preparing to enter the world of hypercars with the mystery-shrouded PF0. Considering they’ve built some of the most iconic Italian sports and supercars over the years, this was the only fitting way to enter the market for the venerable automotive house. The upcoming 2020 Pininfarina PF0 was first revealed at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (albeit at a private showing), so most details are still sketchy at best. It is believed the Italian hypercar will be built upon the latest EV platform from Rimac which needs no introduction among electric supercar enthusiasts. Only 150 units are scheduled to be built and their price tag will probably break the seven-digit barrier. The PF0 should be publicly unveiled at the 2019 Geneva show by which time we’ll know, more or less, every important detail about what’ll surely be one of the most extreme and best 2020 electric cars.

The full 2020 Pininfarina PF0 specifications haven’t been revealed yet, but we know the electric hypercar should be able to generate between 1,500 and 2,000 horsepower thanks to a number of electric motors (most likely one at each wheel). The Italians did go out with the hypercar’s official top speed, 0 to 60 time and range, though. The Pininfarina PF0 will max out at around 250 mph while accelerating to 60 mph from a standstill in under 2 seconds. Furthermore, a fully charged battery should be able to take it on an impressive 310-mile long trip, but certainly not by pushing the car to its very limits. Driving under full throttle will likely drain the battery juice in a matter of minutes. Stay tuned in order to get further info on the majestic carbon-fiber Italian beast that may very well be the fastest of the 2020 EVs headed our way.

Pininfarina H2 SPEED Concept pictured

05. 2020 Rimac C_Two

Speaking of hypercars and Rimac in particular, the Croatian EV hypercar company recently rocked the automotive world by revealing their latest model, the C_Two. The newest addition to their supercar portfolio was, however, almost sold out three weeks after the initial release which took place at the 2018 Geneva motor show. In other words, almost 150 lucky buyers (C_Two will be limited to 150 units) were willing and able to splash close to $2 million in order to acquire the ludicrous electric hypercar. The 2020 Rimac C_Two boasts numerous state-of-the-art bits and pieces in order to justify its exorbitant price tag. A full carbon-fiber body is one of them, while large carbon-ceramic brakes, double wishbone suspension with electronically controlled dampers and active ride height, all-wheel torque vectoring, and Level 4 autonomous driving with artificial intelligence complete the pretty picture. Of the 2020 hybrid and electric cars headed to market, this is definitely the most capable.

The most astounding detail of the Rimac C_Two, however, is its performance. The all-electric hypercar boasts four separate electric motors (one at each wheel) and a 120-kWh integrated battery pack that’s generating as much as 1.4 MW of electric power. Thanks to that, the Rimac C_Two is capable of cranking up an otherworldly 1,888 horsepower and 1,696 pound-feet of twist. Furthermore, they allow it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.85 seconds and from 0 to 100 mph in 4.3 seconds. The top speed of 258 mph shouldn’t pose a problem for the supercar’s highly advanced liquid-cooled thermal management systems which means that performance drops due to overheating will be kept to a minimum. The 2020 Rimac C_Two should be able to travel up to 404 miles on a single charge according to the European NEDC measurements which is quite an impressive feat.

04. 2020 Porsche Taycan (Porsche Mission E)

If the name doesn’t ring any bells, all you need to know is that the Taycan is actually the official production name for the Porsche Mission E concept first unveiled in 2015. The 2020 Porsche Taycan should become the first in the long line of future Porsche all-electric performance cars which was the Mission E’s mission at its inauguration as well. At first glance, nothing’s changed apart from the name. However, the fact the Germans had baptized one of their most interesting concept cars in recent years speaks a lot more than that. The name roughly translates to “lively young horse” which makes sense after one quick glance at the Porsche crest. The Taycan will ride on a platform of its own despite resembling the Panamera. The all-electric sedan will, however, be priced similarly to the Panamera which means it should start from just below $90,000.

The German automaker’s pedigree should ensure the 2020 Porsche Taycan doesn’t become just another zero-emissions performance car. The Taycan will ride like any Porsche which promises lots of fun behind the wheel to all of its future owners. What’s more, the Taycan will come in three different tunes ranging from 402 hp, over 536 hp, to the range-topping 670 hp models. The concept itself generates 605 ponies thanks to a couple of electric motors on each axle and a large battery pack. The production model will come with at least two different battery size options, if not more. The Porsche Taycan should be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in around 3.5 seconds. Its battery recharge times should be even quicker, though. The Germans are promising an optional 800-volt charging system that should be able to provide around 250 miles in just 15 minutes of charging. A truly astonishing time to be alive – and a car enthusiast, to boot – these 2020 electric cars are absolutely guaranteed to shake the industry in a way like never before.

Porsche Mission E Concept pictured

03. 2020 Tesla Roadster

It hasn’t yet gotten to the moon and back, but the prototype Tesla Roadster Mk2 is definitely out there, somewhere. Launched into orbit via SpaceX’s latest rocket, code-named Falcon Heavy, the space Roadster represents one of the most daring (and expensive) publicity stunts the auto industry has ever seen. Considering how spectacular the new Tesla Roadster is turning out to be, Elon Musk could have definitely saved himself some money. The Roadster’s specifications alone should be a sufficing selling point. The electric sports car is promising to become one of the fastest-accelerating production cars ever to hit the roads, if not the fastest-accelerating mass-produced car in history.

The 2020 Tesla Roadster should be able to hit the 60 mph mark from a standing start in just 1.9 seconds while accelerating to 100 mph in 4.2 seconds. What’s more, it’ll be able to max out at around 250 mph which is another one of its speed records at the moment.  The second Tesla Roadster manages to achieve these remarkable feats by using a huge 200 kWh battery pack and no fewer than three electric motors for the total power output that should amount to around 1,000 horsepower and 750 lb-ft of torque. The power output figures are only estimates at the moment, but Elon Musk himself has confirmed that its most daring car to date will be able to travel up to 620 miles on a single charge. Needless to say, you’d need to have a soft right foot in order to achieve that. When it finally arrives, the Tesla Roadster Mk2 will cost around $200,000 to begin with and instantly become one of the most superb 2020 electric cars on the market.

02. 2020 Aston Martin Rapide E

The premium British automaker is yet another manufacturer ready to try its luck in the EV game. Surprisingly, they’re doing so by adapting the oldest vehicle currently available in their portfolio to new all-electric standards. The Aston Martin Rapide has been around since 2010 which, in ultra-luxury sedan years, borders on senior citizenship. Before the British finally update their luxury fastback sedan, they’ll treat it with one last bang, however. The upcoming Aston Martin Rapide E stems from the Rapide S which, in turn, represents an updated original Rapide and sports a completely overhauled chassis in order to squeeze in a different sort of powertrain than the Rapide S’ gargantuan 6.0L V12. The first Aston Martin all-electric car has already been sold out, which doesn’t come as a surprise since the company decided to only build 155 units. The price hasn’t been disclosed, but considering all units have already been spoken for, it hardly matters anyway. For the record, rumor has it that it actually stood at around $250,000.

In place of the aforementioned 550-horsepower V12 mill, the 2020 Aston Martin Rapide E fits two electric motors and a large battery pack worthy of 610 horsepower, 700 pound-feet of torque, and over 200 miles of range. The company says a 400-volt fast charger should be more than capable of providing up to 185 miles in an hour of charging. The Aston Martin Rapide E is not an electric sports car by any means, but it should still be capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds. One also has to take a look at the bigger picture when it comes to the Rapide E. It’s the very first zero-emissions Aston Martin, but it definitely won’t be the last. In fact, the British are pushing into the EV market with staunch fervor and we can only expect more from them in the future. A future which looks lightning bright, if I might add.

01. 2020 Fisker EMotion

Fisker is an automaker mostly known for all the wrong reasons since their first project – a very ambitious one to boot – was destined to fail. The unlucky Fisker Karma luxury sedan might be gone from this world together with the company – which went under – but Henrik Fisker is obviously not someone who’s willing to back down from a fight. He recently started over with another creatively-named company and announced a new project – another 4-door sedan with sports car aesthetics. One would have thought the Danish investor spending his days in LA had learned his lesson, but you gotta give him credit for persistence. The EMotion has already been presented at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show and it looks stunning, although still not exactly production-ready. In particular, the production version won’t feature the rear butterfly doors which are more complex to produce than one would be lead to believe. But the Fisker EMotion’s aesthetics are just the tip of the iceberg.

One of the most intriguing upcoming 2020 electric cars might just become the first production vehicle with a solid-state battery pack. A technology that’s been limited to small, usually wearable electronics might become the next big thing in the automotive world. And it’s all thanks to an apparent breakthrough achieved by Fisker engineers. If they manage to get the next-gen battery technology ready in time, the EMotion will feature a battery pack more potent than anything else currently on the market, and much lighter at the same time. Solid-state battery, however, likely won’t make it in time for inaugural models which should instead sport LG Chem’s 140 kWh units. Regardless, the company promises up to 400 miles of range on a single charge and even more when the solid-state battery becomes a reality. The Fisker EMotion can be pre-ordered by putting a $2,000 deposit on it, while the final product should cost around $130,000 if nothing unforeseeable happens.

Why China auto sales are falling, and what happens next

Automotive Business Review - 12 oct. 2018 - 14:50
China's car market has been one of the most reliable engines of global growth for decades. Now that all might be coming to an end.

Tesla says orders placed by Oct 15. eligible for full tax credit

Automotive Business Review - 12 oct. 2018 - 13:41
Tesla said orders for cars placed by Oct. 15 will be eligible for a full federal tax credit of $7,500 and these customers will get their cars delivered by the end of the year.

#MeToo hits Tata as Jaguar owner sends executive on leave

Automotive Business Review - 12 oct. 2018 - 13:10
Tata Motors sent its chief of corporate communications, Suresh Rangarajan, on leave following allegations of inappropriate behavior by him with female employees.

Borgward losses spur majority stake sale by China's Foton

Automotive Business Review - 12 oct. 2018 - 11:35
China's Foton plans to sell a 67 percent stake in Borgward as losses escalate at the German brand it revived four years ago.

Mercedes expects 62-mile electrified range on GLE plug-in hybrid

Automotive Business Review - 12 oct. 2018 - 07:45
Daimler could be the first automaker to offer a combustion engine car with a 62-mile electric range, when it launches the Mercedes GLE plug-in hybrid vehicle in the second half of next year.

Arizona plans public, private automated vehicle research hub

Automotive Business Review - 12 oct. 2018 - 04:30
Arizona's governor signed an executive order establishing a public-private partnership that will form a research center and proving ground to help improve the safety of self-driving vehicles.

Florida Panhandle dealerships take a significant hit from Hurricane Michael

Automotive Business Review - 11 oct. 2018 - 23:25
A service manager at a Chevrolet store in Quincy, Fla., was killed at his home as Hurricane Michael battered the state's Panhandle, with dealerships and automakers still assessing widespread damage from the powerful Category 4 storm.

NHTSA might turn on the auto industry's high-tech headlights

Automotive Business Review - 11 oct. 2018 - 21:17
U.S. auto safety regulators are moving to allow a new generation of brighter, self-dimming headlights that won't blind other drivers on the road ahead.

Why U.S. used vehicles price data is conflicting

Automotive Business Review - 11 oct. 2018 - 20:57
America's secondhand-vehicle market is throwing some economists and auto-industry analysts for a loop.

Ford and WPP: Inside a 75-year advertising relationship

Automotive Business Review - 11 oct. 2018 - 19:35
Ford's stunning decision this week to replace WPP with BBDO as its lead creative ad agency upends a relationship that began 75 years ago, when Henry Ford was still steering the automaker.

Best 2020 Minivans We Can Expect to See

China car times - 11 oct. 2018 - 16:53

The crossover and SUV craze might have taken a bite out of them, but minivans are still holding out, somehow. The first Chrysler minivans have done more for the U.S. car industry than arguably all modern crossovers put together. The minivan didn’t only revolutionize the way cargo and passenger transportation was being conducted back in the day, but also saved the third biggest U.S. car manufacturer from certain downfall. The minivans didn’t just fill in the vacuum that existed in the market, however, as their job was already being carried out by station wagons. Instead, they practically condemned the beloved wagons to obscurity and some car enthusiasts – yours truly included – will never be able to forgive them for such culturecide.

Of course, karma is a b**** as we all know it, hence the crossovers swooped down on minivans in a similar manner. Yet, as long as there are buyers willing to look past their shortcomings and focus exclusively on their advantages – which are plentiful by the way – both the minivans and wagons will still have their place in a modern world ruled by crossovers and SUVs.

As far as minivans are concerned, their combined sales amounted to 484,618 units for the entirety of 2017, which is the first time they fell under the 500,000-unit threshold since 2011. With no new arrivals in sight for MY 2020 and with the Dodge Grand Caravan’s almost certain demise by then, this negative trend is expected to continue for a while. Before the next-generation of all-electric minivans like the VW I.D. Buzz come to rescue the day, anyway. Without further ado, here are the best available 2020 minivans we can expect to see enter the market. Since the 2020 U.S. minivan market will most likely be 4 models deep, we’ll list all of them ranked from worst to best. The selection might be sparse, but that doesn’t mean the commodity is rotten. Only a bit stale, perhaps.

04. 2020 Kia Sedona

The 2020 Kia Sedona will be the South Korean manufacturer’s minivan’s sixth year on the market and some grey hairs will undoubtedly become visible by then. However, the Sedona, like most Kia vehicles, looks surprisingly good at the moment. Moreover, not counting the internal combustion version of the Chrysler Pacifica, the Sedona is also the most affordable of the lot starting from exactly $27,000. Then again, the base V6 Pacifica only undercuts it by $5, so you won’t get more than an overpriced cup of coffee by going for it instead of for Sedona anyway. On the other end of the scale, the range-topping Sedona SX Limited costs exactly $42,000. The 2020 Kia Sedona should receive some minor cosmetic changes by the time 2020 arrives, but don’t expect anything radical. After all, it’s just been updated for MY 2018.  What’s more, the minivans have a longer life span than passenger cars and crossovers due to lower demand, hence the next-generation models are still far away.

Regardless of a chosen trim level, every Kia Sedona comes with a 3.3L V6 engine, a front-wheel drive configuration, and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The setup is good enough for 276 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. Compared to its competitors, the Sedona offers fewer amenities, worse fuel economy scores, and mid-range cargo capacity. Depending on whether all seats are up, only the third row is folded, or all seats are down (excluding the first row, of course), the Sedona offers up to 34, 78, and 142 cubic feet of storage space. As mentioned above, the Sedona’s main attribute is its affordable price, together with sharp looks and very good driving dynamics for its class. Although it’s currently only better than the soon-to-be-discontinued Dodge Grand Caravan in terms of overall scores, the 2020 Kia Sedona will still be a relevant choice on the minivan market.

03. 2020 Toyota Sienna

Aside from rather ungainly looks, the Toyota Sienna isn’t at all that bad of an option when it comes to minivans. Currently in its third generation since 2010, the now-venerable minivan might just continue basically unchanged through MY 2020. It did receive the current-generation’s second mild facelift for MY 2018 after all. Starting from just over $31,000, the base Toyota Sienna is actually the most expensive entry-level minivan currently on the market if we exclude the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid. However, it also offers more advanced features than the Sedona, for instance. Other than that, the mid-range SE Sienna also comes with a sportier suspension, but don’t expect a sporty drive from it. The Sienna is a safe choice that doesn’t excel when it comes to innovation, but rather a few details which every other manufacturer could have offered, but didn’t.

Speaking of which, the Toyota Sienna is the only minivan on the U.S. market with an available all-wheel-drive platform which makes it a favorite in colder parts of the country. It’s also got a punchy 3.5L V6 engine that develops 296 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque – more than any other option on the market. It pairs with an 8-speed automatic gearbox that gives a somewhat modern feel to the otherwise aged vehicle. Finally, compared to its market opponents, the Sienna also boasts by far the most in-class cargo space with 39, 87, and 150 cubic feet of room respectively when all seats are up, only the last row is down, or the last two rows are folded. Aside from its questionable design and poor mileage scores – the latter of which are understandable considering the extra power the Sienna offers – Toyota’s minivan also fails to impress in crash tests. The IIHS rates the Sienna “Acceptable” in driver side tests and only “Marginal” in passenger side tests. It’s also the only model that’s failed to receive a Top Safety Pick award of all tested U.S. market minivans in 2018 (Sedona and Grand Caravan didn’t feature in the tests at all).

02. 2020 Honda Odyssey

Together with the brilliant Chrysler Pacifica, the Honda Odyssey is probably the best minivan money can buy. Entry-level models start from $30,000, and although the range-topping Odyssey Elite costs a whopping $47,000, it’s loaded with both safety and convenience gear like a lane-departure warning, a forward-collision warning, a multi-angle rearview camera, and a rear seat monitor to keep the occupants, well… occupied. Being only recently introduced for MY 2018, the fifth-generation Odyssey will likely continue the way it is at the moment for a considerable time. In that respect, the 2020 Honda Odyssey will almost certainly remain basically the same. Considering the sheer number of advantages it holds over most of its rivals, that doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing for the best Japanese people hauler on the U.S. market at the moment.

Like most minivans out there, the Odyssey only offers one available engine. A powerful 3.5L V6 produces a healthy 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of rotational force. As we’ve already mentioned before, only the Toyota Sienna can be ordered with an optional all-wheel drive, hence the Odyssey comes with mandatory front-wheel drive. Where the Odyssey minivan excels is its standard 9-speed automatic transmission. What’s more, the aforementioned top Elite trim and one-step-on-the-ladder-lower Touring models come with an even more advanced 10-speed automatic unit with paddle shifters. Thanks to the advanced transmission choices, the Odyssey accelerates quicker than its competitors, and handles like a charm. In terms of available cargo space, the Odyssey rates almost as good as the class-leading Sienna. It offers up to 33, 89, or 145 cu ft of room depending on the chosen seat configuration. When all of the aforementioned is taken into the equation, the 2020 Honda Odyssey easily pulls away from the rest of its competitors. All save one, to be more precise.

01. Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Arguably the best minivan on today’s market comes from the automaker that started the trend some 35 years ago. It’s fitting really, but the entry-level luxury minivan can also be quite expensive. The base models start from family-friendly $27,000, but expensive options and plushier trim levels can quickly raise the Chrysler go-to minivan’s price tag to north of $44,000. Furthermore, the much-hyped Pacifica hybrid starts from an already-high $40,000 before the incentives, whereas the range-topping hybrid Limited warrants the hefty $45,000 sticker. Apart from being the most refined of the lot, the Pacifica minivan also boasts one of the cleverest Stow N’ Go folding seat systems out there which lets the floor completely engulf both rear rows of seats for maximum cargo space. Can’t do that with all-wheel drive now, can you? The list of available amenities even includes a built-in vacuum cleaner alongside all other advanced safety and convenience gear. Being introduced for MY 2017, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica might get a few slight design tweaks, but nothing out of the ordinary.

The conventional Chrysler Pacifica models sport a sturdy 3.6L V6 engine which offers 287 ponies and is tied to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. The Pacifica hybrid, on the other hand, cranks up a slightly lower 260 horsepower of total hybrid output thanks to the same Pentastar engine. It also gets a special CVT transmission and a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which allows the plug-in hybrid minivan a healthy 33 miles of electric-only range that should suffice for everyday carpooling needs. Being a hybrid, the Chrysler Pacifica understandably sacrifices some of its potential cargo space and manages to offer 32, 88, or 141 cubes of space in three respective seating configurations. Thing is, the internal combustion engine models offer the same amount as their hybrid siblings. Yet, the Chrysler Pacifica minivan’s biggest advantage has to be its 32 mpg combined fuel economy or 84 MPGe when the electric part of the powertrain is included. The regular models only manage 22 mpg combined, and neither of Pacifica’s competitors is any better than that. All things considered, the Chrysler Pacifica and its hybrid iteration are the best 2020 minivans we can expect to see on the market.

Magna lands key European seating work for BMW

Automotive Business Review - 11 oct. 2018 - 16:04
Magna International has opened a new seating factory in the Czech Republic that will employ 300 people and supply BMW in Europe.

Why China's auto dealers want a major tax cut

Automotive Business Review - 11 oct. 2018 - 15:27
China's top auto dealers' association has asked the government to halve taxes on car purchases to revive faltering sales, as worries grow the country's auto market could shrink this year.

Elon Musk, Tesla reaffirm settlement with SEC despite snarky tweets, Murdoch report denied

Automotive Business Review - 11 oct. 2018 - 13:20
Tesla Inc. and the SEC have put aside an insulting tweet by Elon Musk and asked a judge to accept a settlement of the fraud suit against the electric-car maker and its outspoken chief executive.

How BMW gained control of its China joint venture

Automotive Business Review - 11 oct. 2018 - 09:35
BMW will take majority control of its main China joint venture for $4.2 billion, the first such move by a global automaker as Beijing relaxes ownership rules in the world's largest auto market.

Preparing employees for success results in a great place to work

Automotive Business Review - 11 oct. 2018 - 07:01
At 13 percent in 2017, employee turnover is strikingly low at Acura Turnersville, a Penske Automotive Group dealership on the outskirts of Philadelphia.

Audi Chantilly General Manager Roger Kaiser meets with high school students to encourage career paths in auto retailing.

Automotive Business Review - 11 oct. 2018 - 07:01
At Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, a robust training program keeps employee morale high and turnover low.

Why Magna founder Frank Stronach is suing his family

Automotive Business Review - 11 oct. 2018 - 07:01
Magna founder Frank Stronach is suing his daughter and other family members in Ontario, alleging mismanagement of the family's assets and trust funds, according to Canadian media reports.
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