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Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:27 pm
Airbag maker Takata has sufficient funds to deal with a global recall that has climbed to about 21 million vehicles after five deaths linked to its products, the company's CEO told the Nikkei newspaper.
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:55 pm
The Nissan Juke is headed into its fifth model year, yet it’s no closer to blending in with the rest of the compact crossover market. Rather, it looks and feels as defiantly different as ever. We’ll soon have more vehicles on the market with which to compare the Juke—models like the Honda HR-V, Fiat 500X, and Mazda CX-3, joining...
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:27 pm
The 2015 Nissan Juke has always been an outsider—a small crossover, with its priorities in a very different place than pretty much every other model on the market. With a light redesign this model year, the Juke gives up no ground in favoring a scrappy, daringly different design as well as the performance to fully back up those...
Yahoo Automotive
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:16 pm

FILE - In this April 27, 1937, file photo, men work at the Ford Motor Company's River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Mich. Federal officials have reauthorized a national heritage area dedicated to preserving and promoting the automotive and labor heritage of Michigan. The MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership was reauthorized when Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act last week. MotorCities is affiliated with the National Park Service and is the only heritage area of its kind in Michigan. It's located throughout a region spanning more than 10,000 miles. (AP Photo/File)DETROIT (AP) — Federal officials have reauthorized a national heritage area dedicated to preserving and promoting the automotive and labor heritage of Michigan.


TheCarConnection.com
Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:30 pm
The 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid, along with its rare and low-volume sibling the Accord Plug-In Hybrid, offers not only the most fuel-efficient model in the Accord lineup but a genuinely desirable hybrid mid-size sedan that competes very effectively against similarly sized hybrid sedans from Ford, Hyundai, Kia, and Toyota. The Accord was...
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Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:00 pm
For the very budget-conscious buyer, the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage offers two appealing features. It's not only the most fuel-efficient vehicle sold in the U.S. that isn't a hybrid or plug-in, but the base model carries a price of just $13,000 plus delivery--making it inexpensive both to buy and to run. There are some downsides, though...
Automotive News Breaking News
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:40 pm
Volvo customers will receive a 4-year subscription to SiriusXM traffic and weather information when purchasing a 2015 1/2 model equipped with the latest generation of Volvo Sensus Connect, the company's connected car platform, Volvo said Wednesday.
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:05 pm
Beware, Chevy, Ford, GMC, and Ram truck fans: Both Nissan and Toyota have chosen the heart of the domestic auto industry—Detroit—for the world debut of completely new pickups. The two models, to be introduced at the upcoming North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) next month, are the 2016 Nissan Titan and 2016 Toyota Tacoma. And...
Automotive News Breaking News
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:38 am
Visteon has agreed to sell a majority stake in Halla Visteon Climate Control to South Korea's Hankook Tire and its investment partner for $3.6 billion, to focus on connected-vehicle solutions and cockpit electronics.
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:05 am
The Cadillac Escalade is one of the largest SUVs on the market, and comes in either standard or long-wheelbase editions--just like its mechanical cousins, the GMC Yukon/XL and the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban. More refined now than in past generations, the Escalade is a rival for the Mercedes-Benz GL-CLass, Lincoln Navigator, and the Infiniti QX80...
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:03 am
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is an subcompact hatchback that's powered by electricity alone. It can travel up to 62 miles on one charge, and it's even smaller than a MINI Cooper. In short, it has a lot of inherent design choices that limit its appeal. MORE: Read our 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV review The Mitsubishi i competes with the handful of...
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:52 am
The Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the smallest vehicles for sale in the U.S. market, and it's also one of the least expensive new vehicles you can buy. The Mirage nameplate was first used in the U.S. back in 2002, and it made a return for 2014 on this subcompact five-door hatch. It's the first new model for the product-starved brand in a long while...
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:47 am
Originally called the Accord Crosstour, the Honda Crosstour was launched in 2010 and is something of an anomaly in the carmaker's lineup. It's essentially a mid-size hatchback, based on the Honda Accord, but its somewhat brawnier stance and a little extra weight make it a little less fuel-efficient than the Accord Sedan. It's the only model with...
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:20 am
The Kia Rio is a subcompact model offered as both a five-door hatchback and a four-door sedan. It's Kia's least expensive and smallest model for the U.S. market. The current generation, which was launched in 2012, significantly boosted the Rio's refinement, style, and available features and options. While the earliest Rios were firmly anchored in...
Automotive News Breaking News
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:17 am
Mercedes-Benz, after more than 40 years in New Jersey, is considering moving its U.S. headquarters south to Georgia or North Carolina, according to media reports.
Automotive News Breaking News
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:21 am
Brose North America plans to invest $97.6 million to expand at three locations around Detroit, generating 388 new jobs.
Automotive News Breaking News
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:00 am
Acura will reveal a production version of the NSX supercar -- the luxury brand's long-awaited halo car -- in Detroit next month.
Automotive News Breaking News
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:56 am
Owners of General Motors cars with faulty ignition switches turned to the only judge who can help them, saying it's wrong to shield the automaker behind bankruptcy law.
Automotive News Breaking News
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:34 am
Honda was so concerned by mounting recalls for Takata airbags -- and frustrated by its supplier's failure to explain why some have exploded, killing five people with shrapnel -- that it bought used and scrapped cars in Japan to conduct its own tests.
Yahoo Automotive
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:10 pm
SANAA (Reuters) - At least 25 people died when two car bombs exploded in Radaa city in Yemen's central province of al-Bayda, local and medical sources said. The first car bomb exploded near a checkpoint manned by Shi'ite Houthi rebels while a school bus was passing, killing 15 students, sources said. The second car exploded near the house of an official in the area rumoured to support Houthis killing ten, they said. Radaa is a bastion of the Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). ...
Automotive News Breaking News
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:33 pm
U.S. regulators investigating failures of Takata Corp. airbags are preparing for a legal fight in case the Japanese parts maker doesn't comply with a request to expand a recall.
Automotive News Breaking News
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:30 pm
Mark Rosekind, confirmed to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, faces immediate pressure to take a tougher stance with automakers and suppliers on safety matters, reset the agency's culture and manage the coming wave of...
Yahoo Automotive
Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:55 am

Somali security officers attempt to extinguish a fire at the scene of an explosion in front of the airport in Somalia's capital MogadishuBy Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Four Somalis were killed when a car bomb hit a United Nations convoy near the capital's international airport on Wednesday, showing the threat still posed by insurgents despite their recent loss of territory. Al Qaeda-aligned Somali Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility. The group, which wants to topple the Western-backed Mogadishu government and impose its version of Islamic law, damaged a U.N. vehicle but did not kill any U.N. staff, a spokesman for the U.N.'s Somalia mission, Aleem Siddique, said. ...


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Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:24 am

Renesas Electronics Corp's microcontroller chips are seen in this illustrative photograph taken in TokyoBy Eric Auchard LONDON (Reuters) - Strong demand for smartphones and automotive electronics has boosted growth for the semiconductor industry this year, as a global industry association said results for 2014 were set to have beaten forecasts with further modest growth expected. Even Microchip Technology, which sent shudders through global markets in October by warning of a coming industry downturn, now says business is proving to be better than previously expected and sales should return to quarter-on-quarter growth early next year. ...


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Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:56 pm
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A blast, possibly caused by a car bomb, went off near the international airport in the Somali capital on Wednesday where the United Nations and some Western embassies are based, a Reuters witness and a security official said. There was no word on casualties and no immediate claim of responsibility. The Somali Islamist group al Shabaab has often used car bombs. A security adviser, based at the airport, told Reuters by telephone there had been a suspected VBIED, or vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, without giving further details. ...
Yahoo Automotive
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:43 am

Ally Financial sign is seen on a building in Charlotte, North CarolinaBy Peter Rudegeair NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ally Financial Inc became the largest U.S. retail auto lender in the third quarter, displacing Wells Fargo & Co for the first time since the start of 2013, according to a report from Experian Automotive on Monday. Much of Ally's growth came from financing used car sales, an area where the former in-house finance arm of General Motors Co has been aggressively expanding. The lender extended a record amount of used car loans in the third quarter. ...


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Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:59 am

Debt Collector Owes Over $33K for Making Woman's Life 'Hell'A debt collector who uses the name “John Anderson” when making calls is now a debtor himself after a California woman sued him and the debt collection agency he worked for.Anderson, whose real name and employer ABC News’ “20/20” has agreed not to divulge, said he’s “one of the best in the world” at his job. He said he follows the law, for the most part.“ push the edges a little bit sometimes,” Anderson told “20/20.” “You’re not supposed to call after 9 o’clock at night. I might call at 9:15 . ...


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Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:51 am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - U.S. buyout firm Carlyle Group LP and the private equity arm of insurer Old Mutual have agreed to buy South African tyre retailer Tiger Automotive from Ethos Private Equity, Ethos said on Wednesday. The deal, still subject to approval from South African competition regulators, is for an undisclosed sum, Ethos said. This marks the first acquisition for Carlyle's $700 million African fund in the continent's most developed economy.
Yahoo Automotive
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:07 pm
The tide is turning against mass digital surveillance, both politically and commercially, but is Attorney-General Brandis capable of even noticing, let alone changing, course?
Yahoo Automotive
Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:56 am

visteonSEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. automotive parts maker Visteon Corp was in talks to sell a controlling stake in its South Korean unit Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp to a local private equity firm, Halla Visteon said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday. Halla Visteon said Visteon, its major shareholder, notified it that talks with Hahn and Company to sell its stake were under way. Halla however had no further details on the terms of the deal. On Monday, Korean media reported that Visteon Corp had signed a preliminary deal to sell its controlling stake in Halla Visteon for $3.6 billion. ...