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Toyota is facing an Olympic-size nail-biter

The Japanese automaker has committed nearly $1 billion over the past five years to make a technology splash at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Now many are suggesting the games might have to be canceled. ... Read More »

VW to close factories in Mexico

Nearly all light-vehicle output in North America is being idled for at least several days amid the crisis and its associated impact on car and light-truck sales. The shutdowns also will cascade through supply chains in the coming weeks.  ... Read More »

Hybrid crossovers breaking out of niche

Once auto sales return to healthy levels, they are poised to become mainstream vehicles because of the maturation of the technology. ... Read More »

Suppliers in better shape for crisis than in ’08

Some observers are comparing the global health crisis to the Great Recession of 2008-09 in its impact on parts makers. But the sector is in better financial shape today. ... Read More »

Length of impact key to foreign carmakers paying idled workers

As the coronavirus begins to tear through the U.S. auto industry, automakers must weigh the costs of keeping their employees on the payroll or sending them to the unemployment line. ... Read More »

KAR halts ADESA auctions for at least two weeks

The move comes as states such as California, Illinois and New York impose strict containment measures and close nonessential businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read More »

Canadian dealers call for government assistance during coronavirus outbreak

The call for action comes as Canadian auto dealers adjust to new realities in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, as some provinces force non-essential businesses to close and as consumers stay home. ... Read More »

Linamar plans for ‘potential layoffs,’ shutdowns amid pandemic fallout

“Clearly the news of customer shutdowns this week globally will have impact on the facilities supplying those customers,” CEO Linda Hasenfratz said in a statement.  ... Read More »

GM, UAW reach deal on parts delivery

The automaker's 19 parts distribution centers in the U.S. will be staffed on a voluntary basis so deliveries of service and repair parts can continue amid plant shutdowns due to the coronavirus. ... Read More »

Toyota bags sales spots, pushes optimistic ‘better days’ message

Toyota pulled down its normal March sales marketing campaign in favor of a new national commercial aimed at reinforcing Toyota's commitment to its employees, dealers and customers during the coronavirus crisis. ... Read More »