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GM's Duramax V-8 engine to power U.S. Army's Humvee replacement
General Motors' powertrain division will be supplying the engine for the successor to the Army's Humvee -- a deal that could see GM deliver as many as 55,000 diesel V-8 engines. The new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, to be built by Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defense LLC, will be powered by a military
Will automakers go for Gorilla Glass?
Gorilla Glass, the tough, lightweight, scratch-resistant glass made by Corning Inc. and used on the screens of billions of smartphones and tablets, is getting closer to being used in windshields and other glass apertures of production vehicles. Ford Motor Co. and other carmakers are testing Gorilla
New Orleans dealers recall aftermath of the storm
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast, killed at least 1,000 people in Louisiana and turned New Orleans into a vast flood zone. A pair of New Orleans-area dealers recall the aftermath of the storm and how it changed their business. 'Realizing a bigger purpose' Troy Duhon recalls
Ford feels push to return to midsize trucks
DETROIT andmdash; Nobody buys small pickups anymore. Nobody wants a truck-based SUV, either. That was the thinking just a few years ago for many automakers, including Ford Motor Co. But Ford executives apparently have changed their tune, as gasoline and oil prices plunge, truck sales soar and ...
Marchionne's shared views with UAW chief could help contract talks
S ergio Marchionne said he believes his straightforward relationship with UAW President Dennis Williams will help Fiat Chrysler reach a new labor agreement with the union. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO, as part of a broader interview with Automotive News in Detroit recently, said the two men ...
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Stein: Wild Week on Wall Street (8/28/15)
Stein: Wild week on Wall Street; Pickup spiffs pick up, Ford sales rise predicted; Military deal aids GM; Bosch's big battery buy; Ferrari back in India.
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Foot-operated rear doors coming on upgraded Town and Country
The redesigned Chrysler Town and Country minivan, arriving next year, will feature foot-operated rear doors, USB ports in each of its three rows and improved fuel economy, Automotive News has learned. The 2017 Town and Country has taken years longer to develop than originally planned. Chrysler ...
The UAW benefits failure that wasn't
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- The experiment looked doomed at the start. Five years ago, General Motors, Ford Motor Co., and Chrysler Group -- with the blessing of the UAW -- created an independent entity to provide health insurance for more than 700,000 retirees and to manage the investments that would
China's BAIC in talks to take Daimler stake, report says
FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Chinese automaker BAIC Motor is in talks with Daimler about taking a stake in the German luxury carmaker, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Daimler already owns a 10 percent stake in BAIC, the Hong-Kong listed unit of China's Beijing Automotive Group ...
Cars will be ripe for identity theft as shopping comes to dashboard, experts say
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- Hackers can already take control of a car. And as vehicles become rolling shopping malls, cybercriminals will have an opportunity to snatch your identity, too. Eager for a cut of drivers' purchases of fast food, gas and more, automakers have big plans to bring e-commerce to
DS will challenge established premium brands
DS Automobiles may be the youngest brand on the market but its product chief, Vincent Devos, believes PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's upscale marque can rival the best the luxury segment has to offer within two decades. He says DS will take on brands such as BMW, Audi, Lexus and Cadillac by offering cars ...
Musk takes page from PayPal with Tesla Model S referral offer
SAN FRANCISCO (Bloomberg) -- Tesla Motors Inc.'s Elon Musk reached back to his days at PayPal for the electric-car maker's first-ever incentive offer. Anyone who orders a new Model S sedan before Oct. 31 using the referral link of a current owner will get $1,000 off the purchase price, under the ...
Calif. dealers call Tesla referral deal illegal
SAN FRANCISCO -- A new referral program from Tesla Motors Inc. that offers discounts to buyers referred by a Tesla owner is drawing complaints from dealers in the electric-car manufacturer's home state of California. The California New Car Dealers Association, the dealers' main lobbying group in ...
Monthly payments, loan terms up in Q2, Experian says
The average monthly payment increased and new-vehicle loan terms grew during the second quarter as average U.S. transaction prices for new cars and light trucks rose, Experian Automotive reported today . "It's a typical growth. Those are trends we've seen constantly grow as vehicles become more ...
Smart ForTwo takes on more American dimensions
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The bite-size Smart ForTwo may have a European flavor, but the third-generation model coming to the U.S. in September was cooked up using plenty of American ingredients. All of the key changes to the 2016 model -- the increased width, new transmission choices, and more substantial
PSA's DS brand creates performance unit to develop EV and plug-in hybrid technology
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's DS Automobiles upscale brand has created a motorsports unit to support its racing activities that could provide future technology for production electric and high-performance cars. The new division, DS Performance, will support the DS Virgin racing team, a Formula E ...
Bosch acquires U.S. electric car battery developer Seeo
FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- German auto supplier Robert Bosch has bought Seeo Inc. , a California-based company that has developed next-generation lithium-ion batteries that could double the range of electric cars. Electric vehicles have failed to take off with mainstream customers because current ...
ZF says TRW integration on track, sees stable profits despite China slowdown
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German supplier ZF Friedrichshafen said the integration of rival TRW Automotive is progressing well and it expected full-year sales and profits to remain stable, undeterred by a slowing Chinese economy. "China is taking a breather after years of rapid growth," Chief Financial
Honda offers facelift of slow-selling CR-Z sports hybrid
TOKYO -- Honda Motor Co. hopes a facelift will give a sales lift to one of its weakest entries: the CR-Z sporty hybrid. A revamped version will go on sale in Japan in October and is expected to hit U.S. showrooms sometime the following month. The update gets a more sculpted front fascia with a ...
Subaru sees no immediate return to Tianjin port after blast
TOKYO (Reuters) -- Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. said today that it will keep diverting car exports from Tianjin to Shanghai for now because its Tianjin operations have yet to return to normal after explosions in the Chinese port city this month. Tianjin is normally the Subaru car maker's
Consumer Reports' Best Car Ever (8/27/15)
Consumer Reports' best car ever: Tesla Model S P85D; Honda CR-Z face-lift; BMW's 7-Series goal; Trump's Ford fallout; EV rebates in Conn.
China's luxury shoppers hit pause amid roiling markets
SHANGHAI (Bloomberg) -- The rout in China stocks is posing another threat to the world's biggest car market, jeopardizing growth plans for companies from Volkswagen AG to General Motors. Chinese equities have suffered the biggest plunge since 1996, leaving would-be buyers with less cash to spend.
Keeping Drivers on a Long Lease (8/27/15)
Surge in longer car leases; Sergio to run Ferrari?; Photos of redesigned Kia Sportage; Dodge Barracuda creates a buzz; Challenger companion?