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Napleton suit alleges ex-general manager stole trade secrets, raided employees for competitor

Napleton suit alleges ex-general manager stole trade secrets, raided employees for competitor

Garrett McDonald stole confidential information from Napleton Kia of Carmel in Indianapolis and used it advantageously when he accepted a position at Bob Rohrman Kia in Lafayette, Ind., the lawsuit alleges.


Ford shows off F-150 EV at Biden event

Ford shows off F-150 EV at Biden event

President Joe Biden, during a visit to Detroit, praised Ford for its investment in American manufacturing and made a surprise stop at one of the company’s test tracks to take an electric F-150 out for a spin.


Groups urge Congress to consider auto safety, work force concerns in AV legislation

Groups urge Congress to consider auto safety, work force concerns in AV legislation

A U.S. House subcommittee heard testimony from the Center for Auto Safety and the AFL-CIO, which urged taking a cautious approach to issues such as AV testing and deployment.


Zeigler to acquire its first Subaru dealership

Zeigler to acquire its first Subaru dealership

Zeigler Automotive Group said it plans to update the Subaru dealership's showroom, add additional service capacity and increase the display area for new- and used-vehicle inventory.


Toyota to pad U.S. crossover lineup with Corolla Cross

Toyota to pad U.S. crossover lineup with Corolla Cross

Toyota's newest crossover, a subcompact, will slot between the C-HR and RAV4 and is expected to go on sale by year-end.


Mobileye, ZF team on advanced safety systems for Toyota

Mobileye, ZF team on advanced safety systems for Toyota

Intel's Mobileye will provide its camera-based system-on-a-chip, which ZF will integrate with its latest automotive radar system.


VW to halt Atlas, Passat output in Chattanooga amid chip shortage

VW to halt Atlas, Passat output in Chattanooga amid chip shortage

During the downtime, the automaker will focus on line and quality improvements, training and preparation for production of the electric ID4.


Kia issues new fix for 440,000 previously recalled Optima, Sorento vehicles

Kia issues new fix for 440,000 previously recalled Optima, Sorento vehicles

The affected vehicles in the U.S. are 283,803 Kia Optima sedans from the 2013-15 model years and 156,567 Kia Sorento crossovers from 2014-15.


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Rivian's Tesla alums lead charge as debut nears for first 3 EVs

Bloomberg has identified more than 50 high-level roles at Rivian occupied by former Tesla employees, from director to executive vice president.


Honda ranks No. 1 for lowest total cost of service, 2021 analysis says

Honda ranks No. 1 for lowest total cost of service, 2021 analysis says

The study also found that actual service costs for battery-powered electric vehicles for the first 90 days are more than twice as high as either gasoline or hybrid vehicles.