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Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:01 pm
Toshihiro Suzuki, tapped June 30 as president of Suzuki Motor Corp., is a different leader for a different era. A wallflower next to his father Osamu, Toshihiro says he has no intention of sitting as long at the helm as the chairman CEO.
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Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:01 pm
June brought another surge in U.S. new-vehicle sales, with Ford showing modest growth while General Motors was alone among major manufacturers in recording a decline.
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Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:01 pm
After two Las Vegas dealerships agreed last week to settle charges that they used deceptive advertising, the Federal Trade Commission said dealers can expect vigilant enforcement of dealers' practices to continue.
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Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:01 pm
Toyota of Plano offers its best deals to Uber drivers, who make up about 6 percent of the store's new-car buyers and serve as evangelists for the Dallas-area dealership.
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Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:01 pm
Some automakers insist they are willing to take a chance on outside investors #8212; provided they have a long-term focus and tap people with substantial dealership operation experience.
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Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:01 pm
Chevrolet plans to escalate the always-hot pickup wars this week with a social media campaign that takes a swipe at Ford's aluminum-body F-150.
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Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:01 pm
A sponsorship of the NFL will give Hyundai a chance to elevate its stature in the U.S. market, but the company is still searching for its marketing quarterback.
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Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:01 pm
Toyota Financial Services said it has no plans to change its use of dealer reserve, despite scrutiny from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:01 pm
Asbury Automotive wants 200 to 400 more technicians, so it is developing its own. Master technicians who otherwise would have retired are training new technicians at a vacated store in Atlanta.
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Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:01 pm
The latest round of requests from the Detroit 3 for 'off-cycle' emissions credits highlight some of the many tools automakers can use to comply with EPA regulations that seek to cut carbon dioxide.
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Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:00 am
2015 Ford EscapeThe compact SUV segment is hot, hot, hot these days, and the Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape are two of the longstanding pillars of the segment. Both have been around for more than 15 years, each has grown with the segment, and both were redesigned for 2013. Which is the better pick? The Escape decisively beat the RAV4 in our comparison, with higher...
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Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:23 pm

A General Motors dealership sign is seen in MontrealBy Susan Taylor TORONTO (Reuters) - A healthy appetite for trucks and luxury cars pushed auto sales in Canada to a record high for June, with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles the top seller, according to data released on Thursday. "Ongoing gains being enjoyed by the luxury manufacturers in the Canadian market turned into a veritable feast in June," DesRosiers Automotive Consultants wrote in a note to clients. A handful of luxury brands exceeded gains of 25 percent, the automotive research firm said.


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Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:49 am
2011 Kia SportageKia Motors America is recalling select Sportage vehicles from the 2011 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical flaw that could affect the crossover's brake lights and cruise control. The flaw is rooted in a stop lamp switch manufactured by...
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Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:30 am
BMW i8 hydrogen fuel cell conceptFrom The Car Connection: 2015 Nissan Murano Review The 2015 Nissan Murano mid-size crossover is at once a charming outlier and a carefully designed inside job that, whichever way you see it, breaks out of the crossover mold in meaningful ways. Yikes: July 4 Weekend To Be The Deadliest In Years Millions of Americans are planning road trips for the...
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Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:02 am
2015 Ford FocusFord Motor Company is recalling more than 432,000 Focus, Escape, and C-Max vehicles from the 2015 model year. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles suffer from a software glitch that could allow engines to keep running, even after drivers turn them off. ALSO SEE: Will Scion iA, iM Be The Hits Toyota Needs? The flaw is rooted in the...
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Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:05 am
2016 Scion iA and 2016 Scion iMScion needs a sales hit, and it needs it quickly. Launched 12 years ago, Toyota's youth-oriented division found initial success with the offbeat personality of its boxy xB hatchback and the Scion tC coupe's sporty style. Other models fared less well with Scion's target market. The conventionally styled xA and xD hatchbacks never really caught on...
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Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:04 am
Toyota Mirai showroom and hydrogen fueling station, Tokyo, Japan, May 2015Back in February, we reported that Honda, Nissan, and Toyota had joined forces to create a hydrogen fueling infrastructure in Japan. At the time, we had no details about what the three might do or how much they might spend on such endeavors. ALSO SEE: Yikes: July 4 Weekend To Be The Deadliest In Years Now we know. In a joint press release, the...
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Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:48 am
American flagMillions of Americans are planning road trips for the upcoming holiday weekend. If history is any guide, though, hundreds of those travelers won't return home alive -- and the situation could be especially tragic this year. The National Safety Council projects that the U.S. will see more traffic fatalities this holiday weekend than at any time in...
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Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:30 am
2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT SFrom The Car Connection: 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Review The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT is a bold, unlikely move aimed squarely at the Porsche 911. And it's a move AMG has completely succeeded with, at least in terms of design and performance. Want A Chevrolet Bolt? You May Be Able To Get One Sooner Than You Thought When the Chevrolet Bolt was unveiled...
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Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:05 am
German industry is beginning to call for Greece to quit the euro zone, having already pared back what business it had there, and now fearing that a continuation of the crisis could spoil a nascent recovery in the rest of Europe.     "A Greek exit from the euro zone can no longer be taboo," said Matthias Wissmann, president of the powerful German automotive industry association VDA.     "It could - if combined with a wise future strategy from the euro countries - even contribute to the stabilization of the euro zone ... The markets need dependability," said Wissmann, also vice-president of the German industry umbrella organization BDI.
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Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:30 am
2015 Nissan MuranoNissan has issued two unrelated recalls for 2015 models of the Nissan Murano and Nissan Rogue. While the former suffers from a problem with its anti-lock braking system, labels on the latter could cause problems with the vehicle's tires. ALSO SEE: Porsche Cayenne Vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars RECALL #1: 2015 Nissan Murano UNITS...
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Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:01 am
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto ShowWhen the Chevrolet Bolt was unveiled earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, General Motors said that the long-range, all-electric hatchback would roll into showrooms during the 2017 calendar year. According to Auto News, though, Christmas may come earlier than expected for electric car fans. That's because GM engineers have revealed that...
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Thu Jul 06, 5628 2:36 pm
By Paul Lienert MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) - (This June 25, 2015 story was changed to show attribution in the last sentence to the companies, instead of the California Department of Motor Vehicles and the companies) Two self-driving prototype cars, one operated by Google Inc and the other by Delphi Automotive Plc, had a close call on a Silicon Valley street earlier this week, a Delphi executive told Reuters on Thursday. The incident occurred Tuesday on San Antonio Road in Palo Alto, said John Absmeier, director of Delphi's Silicon Valley lab and global business director for the company's automated driving program, who was a passenger in one of the cars. Google declined to comment.
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Tue Jul 06, 9762 2:35 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The National Football League is getting a new official automotive sponsor: Hyundai.
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Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:21 pm
(Reuters) - Delphi Automotive PLC on Friday offered a new description of an encounter on a California road between one of its prototype self-driving cars and a self-driving vehicle operated by Google Inc , saying "the vehicles didn't even come close to each other." The description differed from Delphi's original account on Thursday, when a company official told Reuters that a Google self-driving car on Tuesday "cut off" a Delphi self-driving car that was beginning to make a lane change. The official was a passenger in the Delphi vehicle.
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Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:53 am

A recalled Takata airbag inflator is shown after it was removed at the AutoNation Honda dealership service department in MiamiBy Chang-Ran Kim and Maki Shiraki TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of Japan's Takata Corp said an internal probe into its potentially deadly air bag inflators was not progressing well, but vowed to stay at the helm until trust in the safety of its products was restored. Facing the media for the first time since the company's recall crisis erupted over a year ago, Chief Executive Shigehisa Takada apologized for the defective inflators, which have been linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries. The lack of progress in finding out why some of its inflators can deploy with too much force and spray metal shards is set to turn up the pressure on Takata as carmakers continue to expand a recall that is already the biggest in automotive history.


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Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:06 pm

America's Cup skipper Ben Ainslie poses for photographers during a news conference introducing the 35th America's Cup, in LondonBy Alan Baldwin PORTSMOUTH, England (Reuters) - If Ben Ainslie succeeds in his bid to bring the America's Cup back to Britain in 2017, it will be thanks also to engineers and designers who have helped the likes of Lewis Hamilton go faster in Formula One. The four-times Olympic sailing gold medalist, whose team believe it is much more a case of when than if, has enlisted his country's motorsport and automotive industries as key allies. "We've really gone for it in a major way but I'm absolutely certain that's the right approach," Ainslie told Reuters at his harbourside headquarters when asked about the motorsport connection.


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Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:00 pm
By Alan Baldwin PORTSMOUTH, England, June 25 (Reuters) - If Ben Ainslie succeeds in his bid to bring the America's Cup back to Britain in 2017, it will be thanks also to engineers and designers who have helped the likes of Lewis Hamilton go faster in Formula One. The four-times Olympic sailing gold medallist, whose team believe it is much more a case of when than if, has enlisted his country's motorsport and automotive industries as key allies. "We've really gone for it in a major way but I'm absolutely certain that's the right approach," Ainslie told Reuters at his harbourside headquarters when asked about the motorsport connection.
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:38 pm

Aftermarket HUD Iris shows speed, nav at the top of your windshieldAutomotive head-up display Iris shows vehicle speed, car maintenance messages, navigation and other information on a visor at the top of the windshield, and seeks funding through IndieGogo.


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Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:40 am

Citroen electric cars are filmed by a TV crew during the launch of a car sharing scheme in Berlin.Car-sharing, pioneered in Switzerland in the 1970s, is gaining popularity across the globe as people shy away from the cost of owning and maintaining an automobile in big cities. Many prefer to use the well developed and efficient public transport systems found in Germany and other countries. "In towns and cities, young people don't necessarily want to have a car," said Stefan Bratzel, director of the Center for Automotive Management (CAM) in Bergisch-Gladbach.