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Fri May 27, 2016 11:47 am
Some General Motors light-duty pickup production is going to shift to Flint, Mich., from Mexico, according to a report.
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Fri May 27, 2016 11:44 am
Johnson Controls Inc. CEO Alex Molinaroli, who has steered his company away from the automotive seating and interiors businesses during his two-and-a-half-year tenure, will serve as CEO for the combined JCI-Tyco International for 18 months.
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Fri May 27, 2016 11:41 am
Fiat Chrysler's new digital campaign for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica introduced the group of small experts in a video launched Thursday night.
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Fri May 27, 2016 10:31 am
A suburban Dallas ex-dealer has failed to overturn his 188-month prison term in a money laundering conspiracy that enabled drug dealers, pimps and other criminals to pay cash for luxury vehicles without reporting the transactions to the IRS.
Fri May 27, 2016 8:11 am
2015 Toyota YarisToyota has issued a recall for roughly 3,100 Toyota Yaris hatchbacks from the 2015 model year. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles may suffer from suspension problems that could increase the likelihood of crashes. READ: Study: Drivers growing more afraid of autonomous cars The problem is rooted in a bearing associated with the front...
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Fri May 27, 2016 8:00 am
Technological advancements first tested on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historic 2.5-mile oval have transitioned to everyday production models since the very first race.
Fri May 27, 2016 7:40 am
2006 Honda Gold Wing with Takata airbagEarlier this month, rumors began circulating that up to 40 million airbag inflators installed on U.S. vehicles would be added to the already-massive Takata recall. Shortly thereafter, Honda issued a recall for 20 million additional devices, while Toyota's roster grew by a more modest but still staggering 1.6 million. Today, Honda has issued yet...
Fri May 27, 2016 7:30 am
2017 Nissan GT-R NismoFrom The Car Connection: 2016 Jaguar F-Type review New for 2014, Jaguar's F-Type added a hardtop coupe edition that impressed us even more than the roadster. The outshining continues this year, as the F-Type lineup adds all-wheel drive and a new manual-transmission option on base versions—and finishes out the lineup with a flourish in the...
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Fri May 27, 2016 4:20 am
Eight automakers said today they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata airbags, expanding the largest-ever auto safety push, documents posted by U.S. regulators showed.
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Thu May 26, 2016 9:15 pm
The Buick Verano will stay in production for an abbreviated 2017 model year before being phased out this fall.
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Thu May 26, 2016 1:18 pm
Ford is launching a pilot program on June 1 to hire adults with autism.
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Thu May 26, 2016 1:12 pm
U.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to be lower this month than in May 2015, as slower growth combines with a calendar that gives dealerships one fewer weekend to draw in shoppers.
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Thu May 26, 2016 10:18 am
Auto insurance premiums could decline by as much as 30 percent over the next 25 years as autonomous vehicles and sharing services become more prevalent, a study found.
Thu May 26, 2016 8:34 am
Uber driver (photo by Uber)Everyone is talking about "mobility" these days, especially forward-thinking folks in the auto industry. That's because car companies know that huge changes lie ahead, including electrification, autonomization, and the arrival of tech firms in the auto marketplace. (Looking at you, Apple, Google.) Those will have equally huge effects on...
Thu May 26, 2016 7:41 am
TrafficMany Americans are in the midst of preparing for a long Memorial Day weekend. According to the nonprofit National Safety Council, the holiday's name is grimly ironic, as accidents and fatalities are set to soar. For more than a century, the Council has kept tabs on safety stats in America's workplaces, in homes, and on the roads. Based on current...
Thu May 26, 2016 7:30 am
2016 Land Rover Discovery SportFrom The Car Connection: Tesla quietly updates software to test new Autopilot features Software updates are a necessary evil. On the downside, if you're unfortunate enough to experience one during the workday, it can eat up an hour or more of productivity. And of course, sometimes updates change things that we actually like, ridding our devices of...
Wed May 25, 2016 8:14 am
2016 Tesla Model SSoftware updates are a necessary evil. On the downside, if you're unfortunate enough to experience one during the workday, it can eat up an hour or more of productivity. And of course, sometimes updates change things that we actually like, ridding our devices of perfectly useful features. The upside is, software updates usually make our phones and...
Wed May 25, 2016 7:41 am
2013 Ford F-150Back in March, we told you that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had launched an investigation of the 2013-2014 Ford F-150 pickup. This morning, Ford issued a recall for those vehicles, affecting roughly 271,000 trucks in North America. NHTSA's probe began after some F-150 owners complained that they'd experienced complete loss...
Wed May 25, 2016 7:30 am
Rick Hendrick takes delivery of the 2017 Acura NSX with VIN 001From The Car Connection: Toyota expands Takata recall by 1.6 million Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles Earlier this month, we heard reports that Takata would soon expand the recall of its fatally flawed airbags by as many as 40 million devices. Without waiting for Takata to act, Honda quickly enlarged its recall by some 20 million. 2016 Kia Optima...
Wed May 25, 2016 4:42 am
IIHS crash tests 2016 Ford MustangThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) took America's three iconic performance coupes and, instead of hustling them down a curvy road or heading to the drag strip, the crash testing agency smashed them into a wall. The findings may surprise you. CHECK OUT: Ford Mustang Vs. Chevrolet Camaro: Compare Cars IIHS tested 2016 versions of the...
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Wed May 25, 2016 2:16 am

In 2013 Toyota said it would impose a worldwide freeze on the construction of new plants for three yearsJapanese automotive giant Toyota announced Wednesday it will build a new $489 million car assembly factory in Malaysia with an annual production capacity of 50,000 vehicles. The company said in a statement it "decided to reorganise its production system in Malaysia, given the gradual growth of the Malaysian market, with the creation of a new vehicle plant". The 670,000-square metre factory, to be located at an industrial estate in the central state of Selangor, will begin operations in 2019.

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Fri May 20, 2016 7:09 am

Visitors look at Panasonic Corp's luxury brand home appliances called J concept at CEATEC JAPAN 2015 in MakuhariBy Makiko Yamazaki TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Panasonic Corp is ready to bring forward its investment in a Tesla battery plant it is helping establish if this is required to meet demand for the electric car maker's upcoming Model 3 sedan. "We will do our best to move up the schedule if requested," Yoshio Ito, head of Panasonic's automotive and industrial systems (AIS) division, told reporters at a briefing on Friday. Panasonic plans to contribute $1.6 billion to Tesla's $5 billion "Gigafactory" in phases over the next few years.

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Thu May 19, 2016 12:11 pm

Automobiles are shown for sale at a car dealership in Carlsbad, CaliforniaThe days of lofty year-over-year increases in monthly U.S. auto sales may be reaching an end, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Thursday. “Vehicle sales growth appears to be flattening out," said Jeff Schuster, head of forecasting for LMC Automotive. Deirdre Borrego, manager of automotive data at J.D. Power, said there is a chance that Memorial Day weekend sales may be stronger than now anticipated if automakers offer rich marketing incentives to lower prices for consumers.

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Thu May 12, 2016 11:04 pm

Volkswagen cars are loaded in a delivery tower at the plant of German carmaker in WolfsburgEuropean car sales rose 9 percent in April, industry data showed on Friday, with nearly all auto manufacturers recording sales increases and Volkswagen's namesake brand back to growth despite its diesel emissions scandal. "The EU passenger car market posted strong results again, marking the 32nd consecutive month of growth," the industry group said in a statement. "This is the highest result in volume terms since April 2008, just before the economic crisis hit the automotive industry." European car sales returned to annual growth in 2014 after a six-year slump during which registrations fell to their lowest in decades.

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Wed May 11, 2016 5:27 pm

Visitors walk around the new Hyundai Tucson during Auto China 2016 auto show in BeijingBy Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors plan to launch three low-cost sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in China, their biggest market, from next year, people with knowledge of the plans told Reuters. Making cheaper models, their first for China, marks a shift for the South Korean automakers, whose strategy of appealing to price-conscious Chinese buyers with older model versions has faltered as local brands surge. The drop in annual sales was the biggest among the top 10 automakers in China, data from IHS Automotive showed.

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Fri May 06, 2016 5:41 pm

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk smiles as he attends a forum on startups in Hong KongBy Alexandria Sage SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk gave a public shout-out to the sharpest minds in manufacturing this week, calling on them to come help Tesla Motors Inc build a million all-electric cars a year by 2020. Musk says he is "hell-bent" on making the Silicon Valley automotive upstart a manufacturing powerhouse, but his vision relies on finding veteran auto engineers to ramp up volume ten-fold in four years - a challenge even for established carmakers. Tesla on Wednesday said it would build 500,000 cars in 2018, two years ahead of schedule, and close to 1 million by 2020.

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Wed May 04, 2016 12:16 pm

A sign with the Takata logo is seen outside the Takata Corporation building in Auburn Hills, MichiganPreviously, 14 automakers had recalled 24 million vehicles with 28.8 million inflators linked to at least 11 deaths and more than 100 injuries. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officials said Tesla Motors Inc , Fisker Automotive and Jaguar Land Rover will recall Takata air bag inflators, bringing the automakers involved to 17, including Honda Motor Co , Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV .

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Tue May 03, 2016 2:04 pm

A Ford logo is pictured at a store of the automaker, in Mexico CityBy Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co , Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Toyota Motor Corp on Tuesday reported double-digit growth in Canadian auto sales in April, fueled by growing demand for trucks in a market expected to again break records in 2016. With total Canadian sales of 200,327 vehicles, the April results broke a record for any month of the year, Ontario-based automotive consultant Dennis DesRosiers said. "Never in the history of the automotive sector have Canadians bought more than 200,000 light vehicles in a month," DesRosiers said in a note to clients.

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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.