The Truth About Cars » Alabama http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:00:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 TTAC News Round-up: Santa Fe Sports in Alabama, Tiguan With A Tether, And GMC Acadia Bows? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-santa-fe-sports-alabama-tiguan-tether-gmc-acadia-bows/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-santa-fe-sports-alabama-tiguan-tether-gmc-acadia-bows/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1259897 Is there a Santa Fe, Alabama? If not, there will be soon. That, Volkswagen’s Tiguan + electron, who’s gonna buy all these electric cars, and you don’t really need a gas delivery service, people … after the break! Santa Fe Sport to be assembled in Alabama, far from actual Santa Fe Hyundai will build its […]

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Is there a Santa Fe, Alabama? If not, there will be soon. That, Volkswagen’s Tiguan + electron, who’s gonna buy all these electric cars, and you don’t really need a gas delivery service, people … after the break! Santa Fe Sport to be assembled in Alabama, far from actual Santa Fe Hyundai will build its […]

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Daimler Spending $1.3B at Alabama Plant, Truck Coming? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/daimler-spending-1-3b-at-alabama-plant-truck-coming/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/daimler-spending-1-3b-at-alabama-plant-truck-coming/#comments Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1175850 Daimler announced Friday that it would spend $1.3 billion in its Tuscaloosa, Alabama factory to upgrade its equipment and technology, and to also add a 1.3 million square-foot body shop. The investment will also add 300 jobs to the plant, which produces the C-Class and GL-class — and perhaps GLT? — and work is reportedly […]

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Daimler announced Friday that it would spend $1.3 billion in its Tuscaloosa, Alabama factory to upgrade its equipment and technology, and to also add a 1.3 million square-foot body shop. The investment will also add 300 jobs to the plant, which produces the C-Class and GL-class — and perhaps GLT? — and work is reportedly […]

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UAW Establishes New Local Near US Daimler Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/uaw-establishes-new-local-near-us-daimler-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/uaw-establishes-new-local-near-us-daimler-plant/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=926489 Just as in Chattanooga, Tenn., the United Auto Workers has established a local in Tuscaloosa, Ala. for those working on the floor of the Daimler AG-owned MBUSI plant in nearby Vance. Reuters reports Local 112, like Local 42 with Volkswagen AG, will work to prove to Daimler that its U.S.-based employees support the UAW, with […]

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Just as in Chattanooga, Tenn., the United Auto Workers has established a local in Tuscaloosa, Ala. for those working on the floor of the Daimler AG-owned MBUSI plant in nearby Vance. Reuters reports Local 112, like Local 42 with Volkswagen AG, will work to prove to Daimler that its U.S.-based employees support the UAW, with […]

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Daimler Works Council Boss To Meet With UAW In Coming Weeks http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/daimler-works-council-boss-meet-uaw-coming-weeks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/daimler-works-council-boss-meet-uaw-coming-weeks/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=921217 Though Daimler senior management has said repeatedly that the decision to organize the MBUSI plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala. was up to the workers on the floor, Daimler works council boss Michael Brecht is heading there in a few weeks to explore the possibility with the United Auto Workers. Reuters reports both the UAW and German […]

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Though Daimler senior management has said repeatedly that the decision to organize the MBUSI plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala. was up to the workers on the floor, Daimler works council boss Michael Brecht is heading there in a few weeks to explore the possibility with the United Auto Workers. Reuters reports both the UAW and German […]

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UAW Quietly Building Southern Strategy For Organizing Mercedes-Benz http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/uaw-quietly-building-southern-strategy-organizing-mbusi/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/uaw-quietly-building-southern-strategy-organizing-mbusi/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=912746 Inside a small strip mall in Coaling, Ala., the UAW is quietly at work in its fight to organize the Mercedes-Benz facility in nearby Vance, using similar tactics as those employed in the ongoing battle for the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Detroit Free Press reports the union has been in its latest push for […]

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Inside a small strip mall in Coaling, Ala., the UAW is quietly at work in its fight to organize the Mercedes-Benz facility in nearby Vance, using similar tactics as those employed in the ongoing battle for the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Detroit Free Press reports the union has been in its latest push for […]

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Daimler: Unionization Is For The Employees To Decide http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/daimler-unionization-employees-decide/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/daimler-unionization-employees-decide/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=908697 Despite allegations to the contrary, Daimler AG chair Dieter “Dr. Z” Zetsche says his company remains neutral on the subject of unionization in regards to the Mercedes factory in Vance, Ala. According to The Detroit News, Zetsche says the decision to join the United Auto Workers would be left up to the employees at the […]

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Despite allegations to the contrary, Daimler AG chair Dieter “Dr. Z” Zetsche says his company remains neutral on the subject of unionization in regards to the Mercedes factory in Vance, Ala. According to The Detroit News, Zetsche says the decision to join the United Auto Workers would be left up to the employees at the […]

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NLRB: Mercedes Violated Labor Act In Alabama Facility http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/nlrb-mercedes-violated-labor-act-in-alabama-facility/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/nlrb-mercedes-violated-labor-act-in-alabama-facility/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=876081 The National Labor Relations Board ruled this week that the U.S. branch of Mercedes-Benz violated the right to organize among its employees at the automaker’s Vance, Ala. plant by prohibiting the distribution of union literature in common areas outside working hours. Automotive News reports Judge Keltner Locke found for the plaintiffs on one complaint out […]

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The National Labor Relations Board ruled this week that the U.S. branch of Mercedes-Benz violated the right to organize among its employees at the automaker’s Vance, Ala. plant by prohibiting the distribution of union literature in common areas outside working hours. Automotive News reports Judge Keltner Locke found for the plaintiffs on one complaint out […]

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Mercedes Will Expand Alabama Factory With ML-Coupe Production http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/mercedes-will-expand-alabama-factory-with-ml-coupe-production/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/mercedes-will-expand-alabama-factory-with-ml-coupe-production/#comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=847849 Good news for the people of Alabama: Mercedes-Benz is hiring. Bad news for car enthusiast. This abomination is going into production. Mercedes will expand capacity at their Alabama plant, from about 185,000 cars, to an undisclosed level. Automotive News Europe reports that BMW is expanding American production to 450,000 units, though there’s no indication if […]

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Good news for the people of Alabama: Mercedes-Benz is hiring. Bad news for car enthusiast. This abomination is going into production. Mercedes will expand capacity at their Alabama plant, from about 185,000 cars, to an undisclosed level. Automotive News Europe reports that BMW is expanding American production to 450,000 units, though there’s no indication if […]

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Mercedes-Benz Employees Tell The UAW To Get Packing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/mercedes-benz-employees-tell-the-uaw-to-get-packing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/mercedes-benz-employees-tell-the-uaw-to-get-packing/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:46:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=835657 Frustrated by the lack of results brought by the UAW, a group of Mercedes-Benz employees located at their Alabama factory is seeking to replace the UAW as their partner in organizing the plant. AL.com is reporting that two Mercedes employees who are leading the push for unionization have come out publicly against the UAW, after […]

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Frustrated by the lack of results brought by the UAW, a group of Mercedes-Benz employees located at their Alabama factory is seeking to replace the UAW as their partner in organizing the plant. AL.com is reporting that two Mercedes employees who are leading the push for unionization have come out publicly against the UAW, after […]

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Lawsuit Settlement Highlights Incentive Pitfalls http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/lawsuit-settlement-highlights-incentive-pitfalls/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/lawsuit-settlement-highlights-incentive-pitfalls/#comments Thu, 08 May 2014 11:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=817658 A long-running lawsuit over the value of the land on which Hyundai’s Montgomery, Alabama plant is located has been settled. The Montgomery Industrial Development Board will pay former landowners $3.45 million to settle their claims. The particulars of the case illustrate the potential hazards faced by advocacy groups when they attempt to incentivize industrial development. […]

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A long-running lawsuit over the value of the land on which Hyundai’s Montgomery, Alabama plant is located has been settled. The Montgomery Industrial Development Board will pay former landowners $3.45 million to settle their claims. The particulars of the case illustrate the potential hazards faced by advocacy groups when they attempt to incentivize industrial development. […]

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UAW VW Road Map Guiding March To Mercedes-Benz http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/uaw-vw-road-map-guiding-march-to-mercedes-benz/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/uaw-vw-road-map-guiding-march-to-mercedes-benz/#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=741377 Following the same road map that led to the ongoing organization efforts at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., the United Auto Workers have allied with German union IG Metall and Daimler’s works council on their march toward Mercedes-Benz’s MBUSI plant in Vance, Ala. Reuters reports the UAW are doing card checks and distributing propaganda at […]

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Following the same road map that led to the ongoing organization efforts at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., the United Auto Workers have allied with German union IG Metall and Daimler’s works council on their march toward Mercedes-Benz’s MBUSI plant in Vance, Ala. Reuters reports the UAW are doing card checks and distributing propaganda at […]

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NLRB To Conduct Hearing on Alleged Worker Intimidation at Mercedes-Benz Plant in Alabama http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/nlrb-to-conduct-hearing-on-alleged-worker-intimidation-at-mercedes-benz-plant-in-alabama/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/nlrb-to-conduct-hearing-on-alleged-worker-intimidation-at-mercedes-benz-plant-in-alabama/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:19:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=726914 The National Labor Relations Board will conduct a hearing to discuss allegations regarding management conduct at Mercedes-Benz’s Vance, Alabama plant. The reports filed with the Board allege that Mercedes violated worker’s rights by forbidding discussion of unions during working hours, as well as threatening termination of employees that solicited for the union. The UAW accuses […]

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The National Labor Relations Board will conduct a hearing to discuss allegations regarding management conduct at Mercedes-Benz’s Vance, Alabama plant. The reports filed with the Board allege that Mercedes violated worker’s rights by forbidding discussion of unions during working hours, as well as threatening termination of employees that solicited for the union. The UAW accuses […]

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Mercedes-Benz Expands Alabama Facilities, Deals With Labor Issues Ahead of C-Class Introduction http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/mercedes-benz-expands-alabama-facilities-deals-with-labor-issues-ahead-of-c-class-introduction/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/mercedes-benz-expands-alabama-facilities-deals-with-labor-issues-ahead-of-c-class-introduction/#comments Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=685818 Mercedes-Benz has been making improvements to its manufacturing facility near Tuscaloosa, Alabama in anticipation of the introduction of the all-new 2015 C-Class.  On December 18, Mercedes held a grand opening ceremony for a new 900,000 square foot parts logistics center at the plant.  Mercedes claims the $70 million dollar facility will employ 600 people.   […]

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Mercedes-Benz has been making improvements to its manufacturing facility near Tuscaloosa, Alabama in anticipation of the introduction of the all-new 2015 C-Class.  On December 18, Mercedes held a grand opening ceremony for a new 900,000 square foot parts logistics center at the plant.  Mercedes claims the $70 million dollar facility will employ 600 people.   […]

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How Did That Get There? An Anglia In East Alabama http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/how-did-that-get-there-an-anglia-in-east-alabama/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/how-did-that-get-there-an-anglia-in-east-alabama/#comments Thu, 15 Aug 2013 06:15:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=499453 As much of America redevelops in the direction of increased urbanization and strip-mall suburbia, small downtowns have either dried up or re-purposed themselves as purveyors of quaint fashion and entertainment. Such is the case with Opelika, the sister town to Auburn. Boutiques, restaurants, and antiques places have mostly replaced the hardware stores and other obsolete […]

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As much of America redevelops in the direction of increased urbanization and strip-mall suburbia, small downtowns have either dried up or re-purposed themselves as purveyors of quaint fashion and entertainment. Such is the case with Opelika, the sister town to Auburn. Boutiques, restaurants, and antiques places have mostly replaced the hardware stores and other obsolete […]

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Mercedes To Expand C-Class Lineup http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/mercedes-to-expand-c-class-lineup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/mercedes-to-expand-c-class-lineup/#comments Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484819 The next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due in 2015, will be getting a full lineup of variants to help it better compete against the BMW 3-Series. The next-generation C-Class will be built in Alabama, a first for a Mercedes-Benz passenger car. In addition to the sedan and coupe, convertible and hybrid variants will be offered, marking the […]

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The next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due in 2015, will be getting a full lineup of variants to help it better compete against the BMW 3-Series. The next-generation C-Class will be built in Alabama, a first for a Mercedes-Benz passenger car. In addition to the sedan and coupe, convertible and hybrid variants will be offered, marking the […]

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Ford Reportedly Looking For $400 Million From Canadian Government As Belts Tighten Across Canada http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/ford-reportedly-looking-for-400-million-from-canadian-government-as-belts-tighten-across-canada/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/ford-reportedly-looking-for-400-million-from-canadian-government-as-belts-tighten-across-canada/#comments Thu, 07 Jun 2012 13:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=447709 The Globe and Mail’s Greg Keenan explored an interesting conundrum that Canadian governmental officials are facing; is it worth subsidizing auto industry manufacturing facilities, even with austerity programs in place? The closure of the Oshawa consolidated line last week brought into focus the issues facing Ontario’s once bouyant auto manufacturing sector. On the one hand, […]

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The Globe and Mail’s Greg Keenan explored an interesting conundrum that Canadian governmental officials are facing; is it worth subsidizing auto industry manufacturing facilities, even with austerity programs in place? The closure of the Oshawa consolidated line last week brought into focus the issues facing Ontario’s once bouyant auto manufacturing sector. On the one hand, […]

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Mahindra Denies Alabama Production Plans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/mahindra-denies-alabama-production-plans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/mahindra-denies-alabama-production-plans/#comments Fri, 23 Dec 2011 17:47:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423402 Another day, another disappointment for American fans of the Indian automaker Mahindra’s rugged, diesel-powered trucks. Earlier rumors that Mahindra might build its trucks with Navistar in Alabama turn out to be false, as a press release published at MahindraPlanet notes MUMBAI, India, December 17, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — “There have been reports in certain […]

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Another day, another disappointment for American fans of the Indian automaker Mahindra’s rugged, diesel-powered trucks. Earlier rumors that Mahindra might build its trucks with Navistar in Alabama turn out to be false, as a press release published at MahindraPlanet notes MUMBAI, India, December 17, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — “There have been reports in certain […]

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The Final Countdown for an Alabama-Mahindra Truck? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/the-final-countdown-for-an-alabama-mahindra-truck/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/the-final-countdown-for-an-alabama-mahindra-truck/#comments Thu, 15 Dec 2011 15:45:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422496     This is one of my favorite music knock offs, the Hindi version of Europe’s “The Final Countdown”. My point? If the folks at Mahindra Planet are right, it’s only a matter of time before the Bollywood Music types rip off Skynyrd’s classic, “Sweet Home Alabama.” Which will be pretty awesome, I assure you! […]

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    This is one of my favorite music knock offs, the Hindi version of Europe’s “The Final Countdown”. My point? If the folks at Mahindra Planet are right, it’s only a matter of time before the Bollywood Music types rip off Skynyrd’s classic, “Sweet Home Alabama.” Which will be pretty awesome, I assure you! […]

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After The Monster Tsunami, The Super Tornado http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/after-the-monster-tsunami-the-super-tornado/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/after-the-monster-tsunami-the-super-tornado/#comments Sat, 30 Apr 2011 17:34:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393294 Mother Nature appears to have issues with the auto industry. First, a once in a millennium tsunami crippled Japanese automakers and suppliers for most of the year. Now, the most powerful long-track tornado in US history hit automakers in Alabama. Mercedes closed its plant  after a mile-wide tornado destroyed parts of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and caused […]

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Mother Nature appears to have issues with the auto industry. First, a once in a millennium tsunami crippled Japanese automakers and suppliers for most of the year. Now, the most powerful long-track tornado in US history hit automakers in Alabama. Mercedes closed its plant  after a mile-wide tornado destroyed parts of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and caused […]

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Hyundai and Kia. Have You Met Each Other Before? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/hyundai-and-kia-have-you-met-each-other-before/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/hyundai-and-kia-have-you-met-each-other-before/#comments Mon, 06 Sep 2010 12:16:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364810 When Renault and Nissan signed an agreement to form an alliance, few expected it to work. In fact, according to the book “Shift” (or was it “Turn Around”?), Bob Lutz was quoted as saying that Renault would be better off taking the money they spent on the Nissan stake, putting it on a ship, sailing […]

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When Renault and Nissan signed an agreement to form an alliance, few expected it to work. In fact, according to the book “Shift” (or was it “Turn Around”?), Bob Lutz was quoted as saying that Renault would be better off taking the money they spent on the Nissan stake, putting it on a ship, sailing […]

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Hyundai: Get Them While They’re Hot! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/hyundai-get-them-while-they%e2%80%99re-hot/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/hyundai-get-them-while-they%e2%80%99re-hot/#comments Mon, 09 Aug 2010 13:53:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=362460 When Apple releases a new product, people wait in line for it. Steve Jobs talks, everyone buys. Apple often runs out of stuff that is in high demand. Usually, people will wait. Hyundai has a similar problem. But maybe not a similar solution. The Montgomery Advertiser’s Cosby Woodruff just found out that, to his great […]

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When Apple releases a new product, people wait in line for it. Steve Jobs talks, everyone buys. Apple often runs out of stuff that is in high demand. Usually, people will wait. Hyundai has a similar problem. But maybe not a similar solution. The Montgomery Advertiser’s Cosby Woodruff just found out that, to his great […]

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Hybrid Kinetic Motors Inks $500m Deal With Italdesign Giugiaro http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/hybrid-kinetic-motors-inks-500m-deal-with-italdesign-giugiaro/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/hybrid-kinetic-motors-inks-500m-deal-with-italdesign-giugiaro/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2010 16:45:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342277 There’s a lot happening in the world of cars these days, but few stories are as compelling as the emergence of two rival US-based firms created by two former bosses of the Chinese automaker Brilliance. At face value, both Hybrid Kinetic Motors and Greentech Auto are little more than visa scams: neither attempts to hide […]

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There’s a lot happening in the world of cars these days, but few stories are as compelling as the emergence of two rival US-based firms created by two former bosses of the Chinese automaker Brilliance. At face value, both Hybrid Kinetic Motors and Greentech Auto are little more than visa scams: neither attempts to hide […]

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Mercedes C-Class Production Shifted To Alabama http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/mercedes-c-class-production-shifted-to-alabama/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/mercedes-c-class-production-shifted-to-alabama/#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2009 15:20:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337871 After writing about Spyker transferring production from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom, I thought I’d seen it all. Well, now I have. Production going OUT of Germany and into the United States. After much debating, Daimler have finally decided to switch some production from Germany to the United States. According to Reuters, roughly a […]

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After writing about Spyker transferring production from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom, I thought I’d seen it all. Well, now I have. Production going OUT of Germany and into the United States. After much debating, Daimler have finally decided to switch some production from Germany to the United States. According to Reuters, roughly a […]

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