Category: American Muscle


According to a report by, the Ford Flex is set to hit the chopping block after what’s been in a rough couple of months. With the United Auto Worker’s strike still on-going, salt has been thrown in the wounds as Ford announced it will stop making the Ford Flex crossover and lay off 450 workers at its Oakville, Ontario plant. Production is slated to end in late November and layoffs are expected early next year.

Marketed to the consumers as family minivan, it resembled more a tall wagon than a true crossover. It also didn’t help that over a year ago, Ford announced it would stop making all cars except the Mustang and instead keep manufacturing SUV’s and pickups. It keeps being a disappointing year for the automaker and General Motors. Stay tuned to WLTS for more news and updates

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The United Auto Workers, feeling like they’ve already given up a lot of benefits for the sake of General Motors, are on Day 24 of their strike. Despite lost wages, there appears to be no end in sight. They’re demanding that GM stop importing all cars from foreign assembly plants and kill its eventual transition to an all-electric lineup. According to, the union isseeking ‘job security’ beyond the wage increases, health-care benefits, and protections for temporary workers it outlined in the initial strike. Some 46,000 hourly employees have been out since September 16, which has halted production in U.S. plants.”


Ever since President Donald Trump has been elected into office, he’s been pushing the rhetoric that more production should be coming back to America to provide jobs for “real Americans” and penalizing the companies that continue to outsource their production to new automotive hotbeds such as China, Mexico or Canada. Keeping in line with tradition and keeping as much machinery as possible, workers would also like for GM to slow down the production of electric vehicles. Given the concern for the environment these days, it sounds like a puzzling proposition. GM has planned to create a union-represented battery cell manufacturing plant” in Ohio, which would be the first in the nation. That would create plenty of jobs, but so far, the UAW don’t seem eager to buckle under pressure and have continued to press for their demands.

(Fox Business)

In an effort to curb the anger of the workforce on strike and bring them back to work, General Motors CEO Mary Barra scheduled a meeting with the UAW’s president and vice president on October 10th, 2019, as reported by Automotive News. The CEO of GM has been instrumental in at least trying to pursue an agreement for a month, ever since the last deal between the automotive makers and the union expired. More news will be brought up as soon as we get it here at WLTSAutosports.

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The Camaro has been in the collective conscious of many since it was first revealed that that was the name for its competitor the Ford Mustang; it was code-named Panther preciously. That was back in June 28, 1966. Coincidently, almost 53 years to the date, some sources revealed that General Motors was once again thinking about cancelling the Camaro. Back in 2002, production was cut because of declining sales from 1999-2000, but was brought back seven years later in 2009.

Once again, history is repeating itself. With a declining economy and a recession looming, people are too keen on spending $40,000 for a mid-level car with an outdated design and unnecessary and unworthy specifications. Consumers in blogs have noted that they want the car to return to its “pony” status return to the production quality and price point of the Camaro back in 2010.

While there is no confirmation that the Camaro will cease production, it take a couple years to design a car and put it into testing phase. With 2023 a couple years away, it can be a possibly. What are your thoughts? What do you want out the Camaro? Stay tuned to WLTS for more news and info.

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After countless years of rumors and failed launches, Chevrolet finally announced earlier this year that the 2020 Corvette Stingray will bring an evolutionary change to the Corvette. For the first time ever, the Corvette has a new, mid-engine layout. For years, the automotive industry’s luxury car companies have put the engine right behind the driver compared to conventional cars. Placing the engine in the center of the car balances the weight evenly, improving performance.

Parent company General Motors made the Corvette as the working man’s answer to the super automobiles of Italy and Germany. However, as more companies started moving the engines to the center, the Corvette stuck its tried and true design. Even Corvette’s first chief designer, Zora Arkus-Duntov, tried to sell the idea of a mid-engine Corvette to his employers, but to no avail.

However, with declining sales and with seemingly a new super car being introduced every couple of months, GM had to think of something to introduce to the masses and a way to get a new generation hooked to an American classic. With that, they revealed the mid-engine designed and a base price-tag that dropped jaws; the base-model starts at $60,000 USD. The car will feature a 495-hp 6.2-liter V-8 and drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transaxle. The car will be available in the winter of 2019 and is available now for pre-order. Chevrolet says you can expect acceleration to 60 mph in under 3 seconds with 2020 Corvette Stingrays with the Z51 Performance package.

There are more details that will be released as the car gets closer to the street release date. If you’re a fan of the Corvette, you should be excited. This car will turn heads and possibly spark competition with the European giants because of its relatively cheap price point for a sports car. General Motors hopes to send a message it’s competitors that they’re not playing around.

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