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Rumorpile: Mercedes-Benz To Change Up Nomenclature On SUVs and Crossovers

Aug 28 2014 11:35 AM | Mercedes Benz News
Car and Driver reports that Mercedes-Benz is planning some major changes for its nomenclature on SUV and crossovers. Sources tell the magazine that Mercedes is trying to make their SUV and crossovers fall more in line with the C, E, and S-Class models. The first model to receive a name change is the ML-Class. When the model gets refreshed next year, it will be named the GLE-Class. Then when the Concept Coupe SUV heads into production, it will wear the GLE Coupe nameplate.

The GLK-Class will become the GLC-Class, and the GL-Class becomes the GLS-Class. The only model that will not see a name change is the G-Class.

Source: Car and Driver

Anti-UAW Supporters Seek To Form Union At Volkswagen's Chattanooga Plant

Aug 28 2014 08:35 AM | Volkswagen News
Last month, the United Auto Workers established a local chapter for workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee plant. This month, opponents of the UAW are working on establishing their own union chapter.

According to Reuters, opponents are creating the first chapter of American Council of Employees, which will allow hourly and salary workers to join. Mike Burton, a key player in defeating the UAW's efforts to represent hourly workers in Chattanooga, is leading the efforts in creating this new union. He tells Reuters that since the UAW lost, more workers have come over to the UAW's side. The hope with this new union is that it will force Volkswagen to hold another vote to decide which union employees want.


Rumorpile: Focus RS Coming To The U.S. With AWD

Aug 27 2014 10:15 AM | Ford News
The past few years have seen a number of rumors about the next-generation Ford Focus RS and if it will come to the U.S. or not. A new report from Road & Track says the Focus RS is coming, with a big change for the U.S.

According to a source, Ford is planning to send a limited number of the next Focus RS to the U.S. The next RS will come equipped with a 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder. The source says power figures are still be determined, but Road & Track speculates that the RS could be packing 310 to 350 horsepower. As for what wheels all of that power will go to, another source says that it will utilize a new all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring to improve handling.

Source: Road & Track


300 Claims Have Been Filed To GM's Ignition Switch Compensation Fund

Aug 27 2014 07:35 AM | William Maley in GM News

It has been almost two months since General Motors announced a compensation fund for families who either lost a loved one or who were injured because of a problem due to the ignition switch. According to the Detroit Free Press, almost 300 people have f...

2015 Volvo XC90 Ushers In A New Era

Aug 26 2014 02:45 PM | William Maley in Volvo News

The 2015 Volvo XC90 features a number of firsts for the Swedish brand.First model not to use any parts from FordFirst new model to come from the Geely ownershipFirst model to use Volvo's SPA architectureThe 2015 XC90 features all new styling that has b...

Quick Ride: Ram 1500 Rumble Bee Concept

Aug 26 2014 07:15 AM | William Maley in Quick Drive

There are days where I consider myself the luckiest person alive. A couple weeks ago, I had the chance to go for a ride in a very special truck. A fellow colleague of mine had the great fortune of getting his hands on the Ram 1500 Rumble Bee concept an...

Leaked Letter Reveals Delivery Dates For 2015 Ford F-150

Aug 25 2014 12:35 PM | William Maley in Ford News

Automotive News got their hands on a letter that was sent to Ford dealers revealed some of the deliver dates for the upcoming 2015 F-150. The letter written by Ford's distribution planning manager Kevin Giacomini and allocation and commodity manager Jo...