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Ford to Source Next-Gen Focus From China

Ford is shifting production of its next-generation 2019 Focus compact car to China from Mexico, and will invest $900 million in its Kentucky Truck Plant to expand production for the new Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, Ford has announced.

Ford to Export F-150 Raptor to China

Ford has started shipping its all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor – a high-performance off-road pickup truck – to customers in China, marking the first time any U.S.-built F-Series truck has been officially exported to China.

Buick Shows Sleeker LaCrosse for 2017

Buick has updated its LaCrosse sedan for the 2017 model year, making it longer, lower, and wider than the current model, Buick announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Renault, Dongfeng to Produce EV in China

As part of the joint venture between Dongfeng and Renault, Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) will produce an electric vehicle that is based on the Fluence Z.E.

Impact of Chinese Truck Tires on Fleet Aftermarket

One factor driving the deluge of Chinese exports of replacement truck tires to the U.S. is China's immense tire production overcapacity. In 2015, China manufactured 120 million tires, with an overcapacity rate of almost 25 percent. The influx of Chinese truck tires is also having a detrimental effect on the tire retreading industry, because many of these “bargain” tires have only one life because they cannot be retreaded.