Audi’s U.S. Lineup Will Be Free of Manual Gearboxes In 2019

The manual transmission continues to die a slow, lingering death. Audi is now eliminating the manual option from its entire U.S. lineup, not that the majority if its customers will actually miss it. While the 2018 Audi A4 can still be had with a six-speed manual, the refreshed 2019 model will not. The same will […]

Eternal Underdog: Mitsubishi May Not Sell Enough Cars in the U.S. to Worry About Tariffs

While still an industrial giant on the global scene, Mitsubishi is a shadow of its former self in the United States. After leaning a bit too hard on its status as a value brand, annual deliveries went from about 346,000 units to just 58,000 between 2002 and 2012. Meaningful progress has been made since then, but […]

Probe finds restraining immigrant teens at U.S. detention facility isn’t abuse

A state review into the treatment of immigrant teens at a Virginia detention centre has confirmed the facility uses restraint techniques that can include strapping children to chairs and placing mesh bags over their heads, but concluded their treatment doesn’t amount to abuse or neglect.

Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai’ Will Get a U.S. Release This November

While the world has been scrambling to name any promising anime director as the next Hayao Miyazaki (while the man himself diligently ignores all the hoopla with another un-retirement), Mamoru Hosoda has quietly proved to be a visionary filmmaker in his own right. With a career spanning wildly inventive films like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer […]

Three’s Company, Too? Canada Returning to NAFTA Dance As U.S. and Mexico Approach Auto Deal

Canada says it could rejoin the NAFTA discussion, just as the United States and Mexico approach an agreement on automobiles. The two nations engaged in bilateral negotiations a little less than a month ago, seemingly making positive headway on a trade deal. With President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador assuming office in December, it’s in the United States’ […]

U.S. SEC examining Musk's tweets on taking Tesla private

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Tesla U.S. regulators are asking Tesla Inc why Chief Executive Elon Musk announced his plan to take the electric carmaker private on Twitter and whether his statement was truthful, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Musk announced his plan on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday, and […]

U.S. Democratic candidates told to ditch Huawei and ZTE devices

(Reuters) — The Democratic National Committee warned party candidates running in November elections not to use devices made by Chinese telecommunications companies ZTE and Huawei Technologies because they pose a security risk, a Democratic source said on Friday. U.S. lawmakers and the Trump administration have pressured U.S. companies to not…Read More

Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. Sales Success Sure Didn’t Make It Across the Border

In a month Mike Jackson, chief executive of AutoNation Inc, described as a “clunker,” numerous automakers took a hit. New vehicle sales in the U.S. fell by 3.7 percent compared to the same month last year, and lucky was the automaker that escaped the buying public’s cold shoulder. Among the Detroit Three, Fiat Chrysler had the […]