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Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:01 pm
Jaguar's new F-Pace compact crossover will be the key vehicle to boosting the brand's lackluster U.S. sales, Jaguar's top U.S. executive says.
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Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:01 pm
BMW's top executive for Mini, Peter Schwarzenbauer, says it will be tricky to launch a fifth nameplate that both attracts consumers and fits the brand's image.
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Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:04 pm
It is certainly possible Tesla has 400,000 reservations from people who intend to buy a Model 3. But we at Automotive News have reservations of our own, because Tesla has apparently lifted its two-per-person limit on refundable deposits.
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Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:53 pm
Kenichiro Ito has been named CEO of Denso International America as part of several top management changes at the Japanese auto parts supplier, the company said in a press release.
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Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:50 pm
Nissan said it is recalling 3.53 million vehicles worldwide because passenger-side airbags may not work properly because vehicle sensors may malfunction.
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Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:43 am
Fiat Chrysler released a free software package that allows owners of certain 2013-15 vehicles equipped with its Uconnect infotainment system to integrate the Apple iPhone's Siri Eyes Free feature.
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:19 am
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SportThere's good news and bad news for Mitsubishi fans. Since it's Friday, we'll start with the good stuff. Mitsubishi Motors North America has just issued a statement confirming that late-model Mitsubishi vehicles sold in the U.S. do, in fact, comply with testing procedures established by the Environmental Protection Agency. In other words, it...
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Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:34 am
Daimler appointed investigators from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to help gather documents and e-mails on its diesel-engine emissions as part of a probe requested by the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:15 am
Renault's board stuck by its decision to pay Carlos Ghosn $8.2 million for 2015 in defiance of a non-binding shareholder vote against the CEO's compensation package on Friday.
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Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:45 am
AutoNation will begin using TrueCar again at 55 of its dealerships starting Saturday in what the retailer is describing as a test. The resumption of ties will reverse AutoNation's acrimonious breakup with TrueCar last July.
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Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:56 am
The automotive and tech companies pursuing the driverless car share a utopian belief: Autonomous vehicles will benefit society, eventually saving most of the nearly 33,000 people killed each year in road accidents in America alone.
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:41 am
Sergio MarchionneIndustries are built on strategic partnerships. The right collaboration can do wonders for a bottom line. The wrong collaboration? Well, remember AOL Time Warner? Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has been searching for the perfect partner for more than a year. He's been shot down by General Motors and by Ford, but now comes word...
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:30 am
LeEco LeSee concept, 2016 Beijing Auto ShowFrom The Car Connection: 2017 BMW 7-Series review You can count on the BMW 7-Series to make a technological leap with each of its generations. And with the latest sixth-generation models that made their debut last year, the 7-Series is certainly no exception, as it benefits from some engineering lessons learned, inside and underneath, with the...
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:39 am
Apple logoApple and Google are both interested in autonomous cars, but they're approaching them in very different ways. According to one analyst, Apple's plan is entirely unfeasible. Two companies, two paths Since 2009, Google has been working on autonomous cars right out in the open, for all the world to see. Its vehicles have put more than two million...
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:42 am
Matthias MullerToday, in Germany, Volkswagen held its annual news conference. Among the items that CEO Matthias Mueller discussed was an allocation of roughly $8.8 billion, which will pay for repairs and buybacks of diesel vehicles affected by the Dieselgate emissions-cheating scandal. The sum is part of Volkswagen's 16.2 billion euro ($18.4 billion) write-off...
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:30 am
2017 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Platinum EditionFrom The Car Connection: In light of Mitsubishi's fuel economy fibs, EPA orders new tests Last week, Mitsubishi admitted that it lied about fuel economy stats on 620,000 late-model Japanese vehicles. As it turns out, the company also failed to switch to new efficiency tests when Japan's standards changed 25 years ago, in 1991. 2016 Nissan Versa...
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Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:39 am

Volkswagen cars are loaded in a delivery tower at the plant of German carmaker in WolfsburgVolkswagen could face "further significant financial liabilities" beyond the 16.2 billion euros ($18.4 billion) it has provisioned for its diesel emissions scandal and may need to sell assets as a result, it said in its annual report. Europe's biggest carmaker said that although it had made provisions for 2015, uncertainty about the ultimate cost of legal risks and criminal and administrative proceedings could mean that further financial liabilities would emerge. "The funding needed to cover the risks may lead to assets having to be sold due to the situation and equivalent proceeds for them not being achieved as a result," it said in its risks and opportunities report published on Thursday.

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Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:32 am
Panasonic Corp forecast its profit to fall in the current business year amid slower growth in emerging markets as well as planned investments in automotive technologies and high-end consumer electronics. The company said it expects operating profit of 375 billion yen ($2.86 billion) in the year ending March, down from 416 billion yen in the previous year. It had flagged the weaker outlook last month, showing that even one of the strongest of Japan's consumer electronics companies is struggling to grow as the domestic economy grapples with weaker consumer spending and slower exports to China.
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:31 pm
2016 Lincoln MKXMid-size luxury crossover vehicles like the Lincoln MKX and Lexus RX have developed multiple roles in the market. On one hand, they’re the shape of convenience and elegance—especially to empty-nester types, who have turned to them instead of big luxury sedans. And on the other hand, they’re the image of success for professionals...
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:07 pm
2016 GMC Yukon XLBoth among just a few full-size, body-on-frame SUVs on the market, the GMC Yukon and Lincoln Navigator are uniquely American—and American-sized. They’re quite luxurious, too. Although Lincoln’s traditional luxury rival is Cadillac, with the ascension of the Cadillac Escalade as a pop-culture icon and status symbol, the GMC Yukon...
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Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:28 am

A woman looks at her mobile next to AT&T logo during the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaBy Georgina Prodhan HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. telecoms provider AT&T is betting it can carve out a significant business in connecting objects with one another, the head of that unit told Reuters in an interview, as it seeks new revenue sources in an oversaturated wireless market. The so-called Internet of Things (IoT) is a fast-growing area where industrial and consumer firms and software providers are teaming up to offer smarter ways of doing things such as predicting mechanical problems before they arise, controlling machines at home remotely or integrating municipal services. AT&T already has a strong position in the automotive industry, where it has 10 major carmakers using a platform it has developed to deliver services such as roadside assistance, weather reports or Internet radio to cars on the road.
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:59 am
2016 Mitsubishi OutlanderLast week, Mitsubishi admitted that it lied about fuel economy stats on 620,000 late-model Japanese vehicles. As it turns out, the company also failed to switch to new efficiency tests when Japan's standards changed 25 years ago, in 1991. In light of those misdeeds, the Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Mitsubishi to conduct new fuel...
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:05 am
2015 Ford ExplorerFord Motor Company issued five recalls today, with most affected vehicles being Ford-model trucks and SUVs. Combined, the recalls affect roughly 285,000 vehicles in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. If you believe that you own one of the vehicles listed below, we encourage you to call Ford Customer Service at 800-392-3673 or Lincoln Customer Service...
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Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:50 pm

Visitors look at the new Mercedes Benz E-Class Long Wheelbase during the 'Auto China 2016', the 14th Beijing International Automotive ExhibitionChina has the youngest premium car buyers in the world, and their tech-savvy demand for "connected cars" -- coupled with Communist regulations -- is driving international automakers into the arms of the country's Internet giants. Growth is slowing and competition intensifying in the world's number one car market, but it also boasts Mercedes Benz buyers with an average age of 37, and Audi's customers even younger at 36. In contrast, the average Mercedes buyer in the US was over 54, according to IHS Automotive.

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Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:31 am
By Joseph White and Paul Ingrassia DETROIT - (Reuters) - The automotive and tech companies pursuing the driverless car share a utopian belief: Autonomous vehicles will benefit society, eventually saving most of the nearly 33,000 people each year killed in road accidents in America alone. “If the situation was reversed, and we had automated vehicles today and someone proposed to let people drive cars, what would the reaction be?” asks Glen De Vos, vice president of global engineering for Delphi Automotive PLC, a supplier of driverless-car technology. Take automakers.
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Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:18 pm

Tilton, chief executive officer of private equity firm Patriarch Partners, speaks at the 2009 Reuters Restructuring Summit in New YorkFiled in Delaware's Court of Chancery on Friday, the lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal challenges for Patriarch Partners, a firm with investments in more than 70 companies including Dura Automotive and Dana fragrances. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, private investors and an insurer have alleged in separate lawsuits that Tilton and Patriarch have misrepresented the health of the Zohar funds. The latest lawsuit, filed by the Zohar funds, seeks a court order requiring Patriarch to provide key information about Zohar's holdings that is allegedly being withheld from the funds' new manager.

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Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:08 pm
By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian non-resource exports should post healthy gains this year, the country's trade financing agency said on Monday, a development the central bank is counting on to help revive an economy hobbled by weak global energy prices. Export Development Canada predicted the consumer goods, automotive and aerospace sectors would post double-digit growth in 2016 on the back of a robust U.S. economy. Canada is a major energy exporter and has been hit hard by slumping crude oil prices.
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Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:28 pm

Li Zengwen, a development engineer at Changan Automobile, lifts his hands off the steering wheel as the car is on self-driving mode during a test drive on a highway in BeijingBy Jake Spring BEIJING (Reuters) - In the race to develop self-driving cars, the United States and Europe lead in technology, but China is coming up fast in the outside lane with a regulatory structure that could put it ahead in the popular adoption of autonomous cars on its highways and city streets. A draft roadmap for having highway-ready, self-driving cars within 3-5 years and autonomous vehicles for urban driving by 2025 could be unveiled as early as this year, said Li Keqiang, an automotive engineering professor at Tsinghua University who chairs the committee drafting the plan. Without coordination, that patchwork could hold back the development of self driving cars in the U.S., David Strickland, a former safety chief for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said at an event in Beijing this month.

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Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:36 pm

A customer looks at a 2012 Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle in a showroom in Redford, MichiganJ.D. Power and LMC Automotive on Thursday said April U.S. total light vehicle sales will rise 4.9 percent to 1.523 million vehicles, for an annualized rate of 17.6 million vehicles. Retail sales, or sales to individual consumers, will rise 3.9 percent to 1.195 million vehicles in April, the consultancies said. Retail sales do not include fleet sales, which are volume sales to rental agencies, government and businesses.

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Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:12 am

Mercedes-Benz Arrow460–Granturismo YachtLuxury car marque Mercedes-Benz has celebrated the world premiere of its luxury motor yacht "Arrow460–Granturismo” on France's Côte d'Azur, setting the vessel out on its maiden voyage off the coast of Nice. The 14-meter long, 706 kW (960 hp) "Silver Arrow of the Seas" combines the performance of Mercedes-Benz sports cars with unique innovations from the boat industry and marks the latest chapter in the brand's expansion into sectors outside of automotive. The unveil follows other highly-anticipated launches by fellow luxury brands such as Aston Martin and Bugatti, which also recently unleashed their boat interpretations sporting their signature design styles.