Automakers And Suppliers

No more Explorers in Egypt: Ford drops crossover from low-volume markets

The automaker is adjusting where it sells certain models and is reducing the number of available parts on a number of vehicles as it looks to maximize profits amid a global restructuring.

UPDATED: 11/14/18 2:17 pm ET - adds details

Key Democrat demands changes to new North America trade deal

President Donald Trump's new trade deal with Canada and Mexico needs changes to win support from Democrats, according to a senior House Democrat in line to influence trade policy in the new Congress.

UPDATED: 11/14/18 9:33 am ET - includes video
Aston Martin DBX crossover is 'thing of beauty,' CEO Palmer says

Aston Martin could create "beautiful dimensions" for the DBX crossover because designers were not limited by using a shared platform when building the car, CEO Andy Palmer said.

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Ford pushing 150 aftermarket add-ons for revived Ranger

Ford is partnering with Yakima and working through its dealers to offer 150 parts and accessories for its new midsize pickup, including bed racks, tow hooks and paddleboard carriers. All parts come with a 3-year/36,000-mile Ford warranty.

Jeep teaser leaks pickup debut

We know Jeep is building a Wrangler-inspired pickup -- it's just a matter of what it'll be named, what it will look like and when it will show up. Well, the folks at JeepScrambler Forum answered one of those questions -- the when.

A VW-FCA merger? What did you say?

VW CEO Herbert Diess, in a recent interview with Automotive News, said the company was "not very agressive in listening" to the aggressive advances of FCA, which was interested in a possible consolidation.

Impossible to ignore Evelyn

Evelyn Y. Davis, the self-proclaimed "Queen of the Corporate Jungle," gave new meaning to the word "gadfly." She died Nov. 4 at age 89.


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