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Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:47 am
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles raised its 2016 profit forecast after earnings in the second quarter rose 16 percent on robust demand for Jeep SUVs.
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Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:48 am
Mitsubishi Motors reported a 75 percent plunge in fiscal first-quarter operating profit as domestic sales slumped after it admitted to overstating the fuel economy of some of its vehicles.
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Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:42 pm
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company's Model 3 could generate $20 billion in revenue per year and an annual gross profit of about $5 billion.
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Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:30 pm
Some of Fiat Chrysler's U.S. dealers have begun receiving subpoenas to provide documents and or testimony to a federal grand jury in Detroit as part of a probe into the company's sales reporting practices.
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Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:15 pm
FCA US' move to revise the methodology it has used to report U.S. sales for 30 years and restating monthly results since January 2011 is unsettling.
TheCarConnection.com
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:32 pm
2017 Porsche PanameraOne of the biggest brands in the automotive world says that it will sit out next year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Porsche executives confirmed to Automotive News that the sports car builder will instead expand its presence at the nearby Chicago Auto Show, a much larger venue for consumers. Detroit might be synonymous with...
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Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:29 pm
A driver killed in the May 7 crash of a Tesla Motors car while using Autopilot driving-assist software was speeding, U.S. highway safety investigators said on Tuesday in a preliminary report that did not state a probable cause.
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Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:56 am
UAW President Dennis Williams said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has assured him she would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement if she is elected president.
TheCarConnection.com
Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:46 am
2017 Cadillac ATSThe 2017 Cadillac ATS is a two- or four-door lesson that great handling sport sedans can come from outside Bavaria and the Black Forest region. ' Now in its fourth model year, the ATS has shed its base, milksop inline-4 in favor of a simplified powertrain lineup that consists of a very good turbo-4 and a potent V-6. The number of trims has been...
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Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:30 am
Fiat Chrysler is changing the way it reports monthly U.S. sales to make the process more transparent, and as a result of the change, said its 75-month sales streak actually ended at 41 months, in September 2013.
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Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:41 am
Porsche will skip the Detroit auto show next year as part of plans to focus on trade shows in New York and its most important U.S. market for sports cars, Los Angeles.
TheCarConnection.com
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:12 am
2015 Mazda Mazda3Mazda's CEO says that despite all the negative press around Volkswagen's scandal and increasingly stringent emissions standards, the Japanese automaker still plans to offer a diesel engine to American buyers. "We are not giving up," CEO Masamichi Kogai told reporters earlier this month, according to industry journal Automotive News. "We have a...
TheCarConnection.com
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:36 am
2017 Cadillac ATSIt's inevitable the car widely considered the benchmark for luxury performance would garner its share of scorn, worship and admiration. The BMW 3-Series has certainly garnered equal parts of each and every luxury brand has the 3er in its sights. Most competitors' shots just glance off the 3-Series' tautly drawn sides, but the Cadillac ATS is one...
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Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:01 am
Fiat Chrysler will invest $1.48 billion to convert its Sterling Heights Assembly plant in suburban Detroit from unibody to body-on-frame construction to build the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup.
TheCarConnection.com
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:34 am
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrewFrom The Car Connection: 2015 Chrysler 200, Jeep Renegade; 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee recalled: 410,000 vehicles affected Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to recall a range of Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram models to address a problem with their electrical systems that could cause vehicles to lose propulsion or stall. AAA & Secretary Foxx plead: Don't...
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Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:18 am
Pokemon GoNo matter what some politicians say, America is already great at many things--for example, fostering innovation, generating game-changing technology, and finding new uses for Twinkies. However, that's not to say that we don't have room for improvement in areas like energy efficiency, education, and obesity rates. Also needing our attention: the...
TheCarConnection.com
Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:23 am
2016 Volkswagen e-GolfVolkswagen has announced a recall of nearly 5,700 vehicles from the 2016 model year to fix an issue with the cars' child safety locks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem stems from components supplied by Kiekert CSSRO, which is based in the Czech Republic. Ordinarily, child safety locks prevent...
TheCarConnection.com
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:52 am
2015 Jeep RenegadeFiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to recall a range of Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram models to address a problem with their electrical systems that could cause vehicles to lose propulsion or stall. According to Auto News, the issue stems from problems with the vehicles' wiring and software. The good news is, FCA says that it knows of no crashes or...
TheCarConnection.com
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:00 am
2017 Cadillac ATS-VThere may be no better sign that Cadillac is officially in the big leagues than the automaker's ATS-V. A direct rival to the BMW M3/M4 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, the segment's longstanding German heavyweights, the ATS-V brings plenty of vigor and enthusiasm to the table—not to mention Teutonic pedigree of its own. MORE: Read our 2017...
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Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:05 am

Miners are seen underground at Lonmin Plc's Karee mine in Marikana, RustenburgJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Tuesday he was concerned about South Africa's volatile labour market, which has been plagued by strikes and above inflation wage demands despite a barely growing economy. Gordhan told a bankers conference that he was however happy that the situation seemed to be stabilising. Wage negotiations are taking place in the power, automotive and mining sectors, with initial demands ranging from 13 to 20 percent while inflation stands at 6.3 percent. (Reporting by Stella Mapenzauswa; Writing by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by James Macharia)


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Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:07 am

Cars move in heavy fog in NanjingChina's eastern Nanjing city is studying whether to restrict the issuance of vehicle license plates to reduce traffic congestion, according to an official report posted Monday, despite concerns it could contradict central government moves to boost car sales. Car industry consultant John Zeng, managing director of LMC Automotive, said such a policy would hamper Beijing's efforts to stimulate the sector as the world's largest auto market struggles with the slowest economy in 25 years. The tax cut appears to be driving a rebound in car sales.


TheCarConnection.com
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:30 pm
2017 Nissan TitanNissan is expanding its Titan full-size pickup truck lineup for 2017 with a new single cab model largely aimed at commercial users. The automaker will offer the Titan Single Cab in both standard and XD configurations. Although the two configurations share a cab design, interior, and 8-foot bed, the XD uses a stronger frame designed to give it a...
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Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:59 am

The Fiat logo is pictured at a car dealership at Motor Village in Los AngelesAn internal review begun at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in 2015 found its U.S. sales figures were inflated, partly due to pressure to keep a year-over-year monthly sales streak alive, the Automotive News reported on Monday, citing two sources at the automaker. Fiat Chrysler confirmed a week ago that U.S. regulators were investigating claims of inflated sales. The inflating of the sales figures was ended by Reid Bigland, head of Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales, after the internal probe, the sources told the Automotive News.


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Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:29 am

The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its headquarters in SeoulSamsung Electronics is to pay 3 billion yuan ($450 million) for a stake in Chinese automaker and rechargeable batteries firm BYD Co Ltd , the Chinese company said in a stock exchange filing on Thursday. The Samsung investment has been made through Chinese subsidiary Shanghai Samsung Semiconductor and gives the Korean firm a 1.92 percent stake in BYD, making it the ninth largest investor in the company. Samsung Electronics said last week it was in talks to acquire a stake in BYD to boost its automotive chip business, after the Korea Economic Daily first reported that Samsung had agreed to buy a stake.


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Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:37 pm

Women walk past a logo of Takata Corp on its display at a showroom for vehicles in TokyoTOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Takata Corp had engaged in widespread manipulation of test results for air bag inflators supplied to Honda Motor Co , according to an audit, the automaker said, but the review had shown no safety risks in cars not already recalled. Honda said the audit of all Takata-made inflators began in October 2015 after its own review had suggested that Takata misrepresented and manipulated test data for airbag inflators which had ruptured with excessive force, causing metal and plastic shards to spray into vehicle compartments. The audit for Takata was led by Brian O'Neill, the former president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a U.S. automotive testing group, Honda said.


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Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:28 pm

A woman walks past a logo of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in Turin(Reuters) - U.S. regulators are investigating whether Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV had inflated vehicle sales figures, the company said Monday, following a lawsuit by Illinois dealers in January. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice are probing the way the Italian-American automaker reports vehicle sales to individuals, rental fleets and other end users, the company said in a statement. In the civil lawsuit, two Chicago-area dealerships of the Ed Napleton Automotive Group accused Fiat Chrysler officials of pressuring dealers to falsify sales reports.


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Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:32 am
By Tommy Wilkes and Sankalp Phartiyal NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's top environmental court on Monday ordered authorities to remove all diesel vehicles at least 10 years old off the capital city's streets in a bid to help clean New Delhi's polluted air. The ruling is the latest in a series of court-issued orders targeting the automotive industry's role in polluting Delhi's air, which the World Health Organisation said in May was the world's 11th dirtiest. Under the order, effective immediately, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Delhi transport authority to cancel the registration of all diesel-powered vehicles produced at least 10 years ago.
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Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:41 pm

The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its headquarters in SeoulBy Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday said it is in talks to acquire a stake in Chinese automaker BYD to boost its chip business for electric cars. In December, Samsung Electronics, the world's top maker of smartphones and memory chips, created a team to develop automotive-related businesses, seeking a new growth engine as the global smartphone industry is slowing. "The latest investment aims at strengthening electric vehicle parts and smartphone parts businesses for the two companies," Samsung said in a statement.


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Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:52 am

The headquarters of German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon in NeubibergBy Harro Ten Wolde and Maria Sheahan FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German chipmaker Infineon Technologies has agreed to buy Wolfspeed Power and RF for $850 million from U.S. company Cree, betting on new energy efficient chips it expects will dominate the market in the next decade. Wolfspeed helps to make electronic devices operate more efficiently as its products are smaller, thinner and faster, lowering power losses in the process. Chips for the automotive industry comprise almost half of Infineon's sales.


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Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:55 am
By Edward Taylor and Andreas Cremer FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Daimler, the world's largest truck manufacturer, will use three-dimensional printing (3D) to produce spare parts, the latest example of how digital technologies are radically reshaping automotive manufacturing and its supply chain. Rather than shipping vehicle parts across the globe, carmakers including BMW and Volkswagen are experimenting with so-called additive manufacturing. By printing new parts, automakers can save logistics and warehouse storage costs and produce complex components at low volumes.