Category: Automotive News

Automotive news, photos and videos – January 23rd 2021

2021 Ford Bronco Gets Aftermarket Decals From Rider Graphix

2021-01-23 / The 2021 Ford Bronco looks pretty neat with Rider Graphix aftermarket decals, which cost from $89.95 for rear-quarter side graphics to $289.95 for hood graphics

 

2022 VW Golf GTI Clubsport Shows Impressive Autobahn Acceleration
2022 VW Golf GTI Clubsport Shows Impressive Autobahn Acceleration

2021-01-23 / Besides the acceleration video, we’ve also got a POV night drive; the dashboard illumination is really nice… if you’re into that on a hot hatch

 

1992 Ford Mustang Fox Body With Coyote V8 Swap Is OEM Restomodding Done Right
1992 Ford Mustang Fox Body With Coyote V8 Swap Is OEM Restomodding Done Right

2021-01-23 / After it gets an E85 tune from Palm Beach Dyno, this Fox-body

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Canadian union Unifor ratifies GM deal that includes $787M retool for commercial EV output

Unifor members ratified a three-year contract with General Motors that includes a $787 million (C$1 billion) investment commitment at CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, Ontario, to begin building all-electric delivery vans later this year.

According to a post on Unifor Local 88’s website, 91 percent of CAMI workers who voted cast a ballot in favor of the new contract. Among production workers, 94 percent voted in favor of the deal, while 65 percent of skilled trades workers did so.

“The stakes going into these negotiations were high with the Equinox program ending, and there wasn’t a time during these difficult negotiations

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Toyota tops Ford in U.S. patent generation in 2020

Toyota Motor Corp. led the automotive industry with 2,079 patents granted in 2020 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

That’s according to a report from Fairview Research’s IFI Claims Patent Services, which created a custom ranking exclusive to the automotive industry for Automotive News.

Toyota moved up from second to first last year with a 2 percent increase in patents granted over 2019.

The study ranks companies based on most innovations and granted patents.

“Innovation across Toyota is driving our transition to a mobility company, and Toyota’s leading patent portfolio is one important measure of that progress, along

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Automotive 30% Club announces the winners of its 2020 awards

The Automotive 30% Club’s has announced the winners of its Inspiring Automotive Women Awards 2020.

Sponsored by Jardine Motors, the awards recognise and celebrate the unsung heroes of the automotive industry and are unique in the sector because anyone can nominate a woman who works within the Club’s member companies, on the basis that they have personally been inspired by them, irrespective of role or seniority.

From the 30 winners selected, the judges felt that four women were deserving of an additional accolade and therefore have received special recognition for their achievements:

  • Clare Wright, Group HR Director, Jardine Motors Group
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Bill Ford is Automotive News’ 2020 Indusry Leader of the Year

Ford says the decision makes business sense, especially as it ramps up its electric vehicle offerings. He also felt it was the right decision ethically, despite the political implications.

“I’ve always believed we should be looking long term,” he said. “I feel like I’m working for my children and grandchildren. Because of that, you have to ask yourself, what kind of world are they going to come into and inherit?”

One of the vehicles that will help Ford meet those stricter standards will be arriving on dealer lots within weeks: the Mustang Mach-E.

Ford was reluctant to allow the team

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