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'No One Is Safe' as GM and Ford Cut Jobs and Costs 'No One Is Safe' as GM and Ford Cut Jobs and Costs

General Motors’ and Ford’s white-collar workers prepare for the worst even as their employers are profitable, Volvo thinks it can actually make money on this “electrification” thing, President Trump lights up GM and the UAW on a trip to Ohio and much more for The Morning Shift of Thursday, March 21, 2019.

Few cars look equally good in coupe and sedan forms. But the Nissan Skylines from the ’80s and ’90s definitely did. 

A Tribe Called Quest -- 'Bonita Applebum' A Tribe Called Quest -- 'Bonita Applebum'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

The Electric Porsche Taycan May Look a Lot More 'Normal' Than the Mission E Concept The Electric Porsche Taycan May Look a Lot More 'Normal' Than the Mission E Concept

I don’t think I’m alone in my love of the Porsche Mission E concept. Besides the impressive promised specs—670 horsepower, all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and an 80 percent charge in just 15 minutes—Porsche’s first foray into production electric cars just looked absolutely…

The 2020 Cadillac CT5 Is Your Very Turbocharged CTS Replacement The 2020 Cadillac CT5 Is Your Very Turbocharged CTS Replacement

It was the Cadillac CTS sedan that brought Cadillac into its modern era, past the Broughams and Fleetwoods your grandparents drove and into BMW-fighting high performance. In V form especially it brought a ton of horsepower to the table with wonderful results, but at the end, sales were dreadfully slow—leaving Cadillac…

The Wild Pontiac Tojan Was the F-Body Supercar Made to Kill Ferraris The Wild Pontiac Tojan Was the F-Body Supercar Made to Kill Ferraris

As someone who’s been working at this glorious website for the better part of this decade now, I don’t often run into total surprises anymore—especially overpowered American ones from the Radwood era. You can be forgiven for not knowing what the Pontiac Tojan is. I didn’t either, until this Carfection video dropped…

Allen Stone -- 'Taste of You' Allen Stone -- 'Taste of You'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

The Tesla Model Y Came With No Surprises and That’s the Point The Tesla Model Y Came With No Surprises and That’s the Point

No Falcon Doors. No crazy gimmicks like Bioweapon Defense Mode. No pickup truck. No zany new features to spread to other cars. Tonight’s reveal of the Tesla Model Y crossover was, compared to many of the automaker’s previous dazzling Apple-like presentations, pretty boring. It felt normal—as does the car.

Is Ford Gonna Steal Tesla's Thunder Tonight With Some Electric Mustang News? (Update: Probably Not)

Much of Car Internet is glued to Tesla’s ongoing (and late-starting) livestream announcement of the Model Y crossover tonight. But before that even started, Ford sent off this cryptic tweet. What the hell?

Here's the Mid-Engine Corvette Breaking down at a Gas Station

We’ve heard the mid-engine C8 Chevrolet Corvette has been plagued with delays over development issues, particularly with the implementation of General Motors’ new global electrical system. We’re not sure if that’s what is to blame here, but what we do know is one of the camouflaged C8 mules had a rather embarrassing…

We’ve been talking about the first Audi TT a bit lately, but we’ve neglected to mention the glorious optional baseball-stitch interior primarily seen on the TT Roadster. And it was good. It was very good.

This V10 Mitsubishi Delica Was Inspired by VHS Tapes and Lives Inside Your Dreams This V10 Mitsubishi Delica Was Inspired by VHS Tapes and Lives Inside Your Dreams

Ever seen the way little kids draw cars? All crazy aerodynamics, wild color schemes and gigantic engines shoved any old place? The world in general would do well to get back to that level of wild imagination. That’s what I love about this, the craziest Mitsubishi Delica van ever conceived, from artist Ian Galvin.…

God Help Me: I Am Obsessed With First-Generation Audi TTs on Craigslist God Help Me: I Am Obsessed With First-Generation Audi TTs on Craigslist

One huge part of being a car enthusiast is always wanting to own things you don’t have. Another huge part is undertaking heroic mental gymnastics to justify owning those things, especially when deep down you know it’s a horrible idea. I just swatted one of my bosses away from owning an early 2000s Audi out of…

Ridiculously Awesome Weekend Wallpaper: Squad Goals Edition Ridiculously Awesome Weekend Wallpaper: Squad Goals Edition

I can’t speak to where you live—some 12-14 million people read this website a month, and that is far too much information to process—but here in New York we’re having one of the nicer and warmer days we’ve had in recent memory. That should mean one thing: It’s time for the squad to mount up.

What Was Your Best Experience at a Car Dealership? What Was Your Best Experience at a Car Dealership?

Around these parts we spend a considerable amount of internet ink railing on car dealers. They don’t make it difficult for us to do this—there is no end to tales of rude salespeople, shady deals, questionable math, insane markups, service nightmares and the occasional joyride. But the dealers and techs who are great…

BMW Keeps Its Title as America's Top Auto Exporter by Value BMW Keeps Its Title as America's Top Auto Exporter by Value

With trade tariffs, expansion into China, the slow death of sedans and General Motors’ closure plans, automotive production seems to be in the news more now than it’s been since the Great Recession. Which plants builds what cars and where is a complicated subject now, and it’s harder than ever to determine what…

We're The Staff Of Jalopnik, Let's Chat We're The Staff Of Jalopnik, Let's Chat

Hey, we haven’t had a chat with you fine people since November. It’s a slow Friday but your Jalopnik staff is in a good mood regardless. Why don’t we hang out?

More Bad News for America's Auto Workers More Bad News for America's Auto Workers

General Motors’ Lordstown plant closure is more bad news for auto workers, BMW faces tariff headaches, Elon Musk’s newfound affinity for weed may soon bite him in the ass and more for The Morning Shift of Friday, March 8, 2019.

Our readership’s demand for Isuzu Piazza/Impulse content cannot be sated, so here is more—more to feed your hunger! Is it enough? Will it ever be enough? I don’t care, and I couldn’t stop even if I wanted to.

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