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Ford Investing $1.3 Billion in its Kentucky Truck Plant

The all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty is coming but before it officially arrives on the sales floor, Ford Motor Company is investing heavily into the plant that will construct it. At the automaker’s Kentucky Truck Plant, Ford will invest $1.3 billion for an all-new body shop, facility upgrades and retooling to build the new aluminum-bodied Super Duty truck. This investment

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Cadillac Announces New “XT” Crossover Line

Alongside the unveiling of the first-ever 2017 Crossover Touring 5 (XT5) this week, Cadillac announced the XT5 is only the beginning of the brand’s foray into the luxury crossover market. “The all-new XT5 not only enters the most popular segment in the worldwide luxury auto market, it is the first of four new crossovers from Cadillac,” said Cadillac President Johan de

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Hyundai Spins Off Genesis Into its Own Luxury Brand

Toyota has Lexus. Nissan has Infiniti. Ford has Lincoln. Now, Hyundai has Genesis. In an announcement this week, Hyundai announced the brand will now operate Genesis as its own luxury, ‘human-centered’ brand with a number of new Genesis-branded vehicles set to debut by 2020. To differentiate the new brand from other Hyundai vehicles, Genesis vehicles will all feature a redesigned wing-type emblem

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First U.S.-Made Lexus ES 350 Rolls Off the Assembly Line

It’s one of the best-selling vehicles Lexus makes and now it’s made in the United States. Today the first-ever U.S.-produced ES 350 rolled off the assembly line at Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky plant. “This is really a proud moment for us and brings us full circle,” said Wil James, president, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.  “To be the first wholly owned plant, building

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Honda Announces $210 Million Investment in Ohio

The automotive industry is trying hard to keep up with worldwide “go green” efforts. For companies that base their lifeblood around manufacturing, paint, and emissions, the process can be costly. Is the investment worth it? Honda hopes so. The company has launched “Green Path,” an approach to reducing the total life-cycle environmental impact of its products and operations in North America.

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