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Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:01 pm
Uwe Ellinghaus doesn't like to see Cadillac explicitly comparing itself to German luxury competitors in its ads. But he's determined to see Cadillac adopt the marketing strategies used by those rivals, including his former employer, BMW.
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Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:34 pm
For the first time in five years, $2 gasoline is making a comeback in some parts of the U.S., just in time for the Christmas holiday and giving another boost to light-vehicle sales.
Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:38 am
The Dodge Journey is a mid-size crossover SUV that gives families an alternative to vehicles with only five seats. Some versions come with a third-row seat with two more spots for passengers--though the smaller the better, as you'll see if you try to squeeze in back. The Journey shares some mechanicals with the old Dodge Avenger and the...
Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:32 am
The Ford Flex is a wonderful piece of contrast in today's market, though it's been on the road since the 2009 model year. It’s still one of the most distinctive cars in its segment. The Flex is built in Oakville, Ontario, alongside the mechanically identical Lincoln MKT crossover. MORE: Read our 2015 Ford Flex review or compare the Ford Flex...
Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:25 am
The Ford Fiesta is the automaker's subcompact offering in the U.S.--its first in a generation. On sale since the 2011 model year, the latest Fiesta is an economical small car that has a little more endearing personality than most other such picks, no matter which body style or drivetrain you choose. Across its lineup, this smallest Ford is now...
Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:21 am
The Ford Taurus may have been the vehicle that saved its company from ruin. It re-established the carmaker as a player in the mainstream sedan segment, even though today it's less a mainstream sedan than its Fusion junior partner. Today, the 2015 Taurus continues as a larger, more premium sedan than it originally was, while the Ford Fusion most...
Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:08 am
The Ford Transit Connect is offered in the U.S. as both a small commercial delivery van and a family-friendly tall wagon. Although smaller than the average family van, the wagon version can be considered as a minivan alternative. Ford hasn't sold a true minivan in more than a decade, but the latest Transit Connect comes close to that...
Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:59 am
Mid-size sedans are a tough category, and every vehicle--including the Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Chevy Malibu, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, and Subaru Legacy--is no more than four years old, with most new in 2012 or later. The Ford Fusion remains one of our favorite mid-size sedan, with a stylish design and enjoyable driving feel...
Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:55 am
The Cadillac ELR is a range-extended electric luxury coupe that's the smallest car in the Cadillac lineup--and one of the priciest, with a base price of $75,000. It was launched for the 2014 model year, and sales have been unimpressive thus far, with fewer than half of the brand's dealers opting to even carry the plug-in electric coupe. For more...
Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:50 am
The Toyota Prius V is a spin-off of the most successful hybrid vehicle in history. Sharing the Prius badge and some mechanicals, but putting it all in a longer, wagon-like body, the Toyota Prius V pairs the Prius' miserly powertrain with better space for family and cargo. Along with the Prius hatchback and its Plug-in Hybrid edition, as well as...
Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:42 am
A full-size SUV that shares its truck chassis with the Tundra pickup, the Toyota Sequoia can carry up to eight passengers and tow thousands of pounds. It's a strong alternative to really big utes like the Toyota Land Cruiser, but it's not quite up to the gold standard set by the new Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, and the GMC Yukon SUVs. See our full...
Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:38 am
The Toyota Tundra replaced the mid-sized T100 as Toyota's biggest pickup 15 years ago, and ever since then it's struggled to carve out a bigger niche. Even after moving production to Texas and expanding the Tundra lineup, Toyota still finds itself playing an unaccustomed fourth fiddle to the full-size pickups from Ford, Ram, Chevy, and GMC. Read...
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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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Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:19 am
Fiat Chrysler has no plans at this stage to replace Amedeo Felisa as CEO of Ferrari, which it is preparing to spin off, FCA Chairman John Elkann said.
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Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:01 pm
Mercedes owners in China are likely successful and wealthy entrepreneurs, a brand study of eight major luxury carmakers found. China will probably overtake the U.S. as the biggest premium auto market in 2016, analysts predict.
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Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:01 pm
Hyundai Motor Group President Peter Schreyer gave Kia a fresh, familywide look after being hired from Volkswagen Group in 2006. Now he's doing the same for Hyundai, for which he took design responsibility in 2012.
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Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:01 pm
Mexico's booming automobile industry is generating more export dollars than oil, building more cars than Brazil and giving a job to Esmeralda Velazquez. What it isn't doing is raising her living standards.
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Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:01 pm
Mexico's relationship with German car production began nearly 50 years ago with output of VW's mass-market Beetle. Now it's becoming a place where luxury BMW, Audi and Mercedes cars roll out of billion-dollar factories.
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Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:34 pm
Takata's safety crisis linked to five fatal auto accidents threatens to shake confidence in Japanese manufacturing and the country's auto industry, the nation's transport minister warned.
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Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:34 am
The Audi Q3 will get more efficient powertrains with technology such as the crossover's first use of fuel-saving cylinder deactivation as part of its mid-cycle refresh. Audi starts U.S. sales of the revised Q3 next year.
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Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:01 pm
Opel is succeeding in turning around its tattered image in Germany, the brand's marketing chief Tina Mueller said.
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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.
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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?
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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. ...

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Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:47 am

visteonSEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. automotive parts maker Visteon Corp has signed a preliminary deal to sell its controlling stake in South Korea's Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp to a local private equity firm for $3.6 billion, Korean media reports said.

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Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:17 am

People pass row of Volkswagen e-Golf cars during company's annual news conference in BerlinFRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG is to invest 85.6 billion euros ($106 billion) in its automotive operations over the next five years to push foreign expansion, new models and technology to back its quest for global leadership. Volkswagen said the bulk of the cash will flow into developing more efficient vehicles and production methods, taking its capital expenditure to between 6 and 7 percent of revenue in the period from 2015 to 2019, which analysts said amounts to a slight hike in investment spending. ...

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Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:33 am

Logo of airbag is seen on passenger seat of Honda Motor Co's renewal hybrid sedan car "Legend", which installs airbag made by Takata Corp, during unveiling event in TokyoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators plan to introduce legislation on Thursday to encourage employees in the auto industry to report information on faulty parts to federal authorities, a spokeswoman for one of the lawmakers said. The bill, sponsored by Republican John Thune and Democrat Bill Nelson, "is intended to incentivize whistleblowers from the automotive sector to voluntarily provide information to the U.S. ...

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Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:19 pm

BMW badge is shown on the BMW X6M during the model's world debut at the Los Angeles Auto ShowBy Samuel Shen and Kazunori Takada GUANGZHOU China (Reuters) - BMW's China head expects profit margins to narrow as the German premium automaker steps up localization to maintain double-digit growth amid slowing demand and tougher competition in the world's biggest auto market. "Everything is normalizing in China - the market growth, the volume growth, the margin growth," said Karsten Engel, BMW's China chief executive. Engel was speaking in an interview with Reuters at the Guangzhou autoshow on Thursday. "In the coming years... ...

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Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:50 am

Toyota Motor's fuel cell vehicle "Mirai", meaning future, is displayed in Tokyo on November 18, 2014Toyota said Tuesday it would start selling the world's first mass market fuel-cell car in Japan next month and elsewhere in 2015, in what its top executive called an industry milestone. The four-door Mirai sedan, powered by hydrogen and emitting nothing but water vapour from its tailpipe, will launch with a price tag of 6.7 million yen ($57,500) in Japan, where Toyota expects to sell 400 units next year. "We are at a turning point in the automotive industry," Toyota chief executive Akio Toyoda said in a video message on the company's website. Toyota, the world's biggest automaker, hopes to sell more than 3,000 units of the car by the end of 2017 in the United States, and up to 100 annually in Europe.

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Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:55 pm

A Ford logo is seen on the grill of a 2015 F-150 truck outside the New York Stock Exchange in the Manhattan borough of New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - Ford Motor shares may be in for a rebound and could climb 30 percent in a year, said Barron's financial newspaper in its edition to be published Monday. The company is likely to benefit from the release of its new F-150 truck, which has already received high marks from industry experts, it said, noting the F-series trucks bring in the bulk of Ford's automotive profit. The stock has been marked down because the company's earnings are being hit by high warranty costs, poor results in Russia and South America and lost production during the F-150 transition, the report said. ...