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Scrap Nissan's Leaf battery plant? Hardly
News broke this week that Nissan and Renault are debating the future of their electric-vehicle battery technology sourcing. Frankly, it would be bigger news if the two automaker partners weren't debating it. According to the news reports, Nissan purchasing leaders believe Nissan and Renault can be
Guardian automotive glass units to be acquired by Japanese supplier
Japan's Central Glass Co. has agreed to purchase the outstanding shares of two automotive units of Guardian Industries Corp. , a longtime Detroit area automotive glass supplier with roots dating to the 1930s. Shuichi Sarasawa, CEO of Tokyo-based Central Glass , the parent company of Carlex Glass ...
Estimated Europe registrations by country, Aug. and YTD
Estimated Europe registrations by country, Aug. and YTD
Tesla argues New Jersey regulators can't stop direct sales
Tesla Motors Inc., in a court filing submitted Tuesday, argued that New Jersey regulators have no authority to shut down direct sales at the electric-vehicle maker's stores in the state. Tesla is appealing a rules change made in March by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. That change blocked
Losing Weight by Keeping Steel
In study, pickup sheds 383 lbs. without going aluminum; sales up again in Europe; Ford tech-sharing; a Toyota for gamers.
Estimated Europe registrations by make, Aug. and YTD
Estimated Europe registrations by make, Aug. and YTD by Make
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Ford and Lincoln get connected with Apple's Siri
After years of negative customer reviews of its in-car voice-recognition technology, Ford Motor Co. may solve some of its lingering issues by partnering with Automatic Labs . Soon, drivers will be able to ask Apple's Siri system about the weather and turn on their home thermostat from the wheel of
Fitch: Some U.S. Subprime Auto Lenders Exposed to Domino Risk
Rising U.S. Subprime auto lender competition and an increase in start-ups means problems at one lender could quickly spread to others. Fitch Ratings published a report today examining why "domino" risk is higher in subprime auto lending than other asset-backed securities. In Fitch's view, the risks
Audi claims first California autonomous driving permit
Volkswagen's Audi unit is the first automaker to receive an autonomous driving permit in California, as new laws in the state governing the process went into effect on Tuesday. Audi was also the first company granted a permit in Nevada, as well as the first to test on Florida's "connected car"
Honda reveals longer, sleeker, sportier Jazz
Honda has released pictures and details of its next-generation Jazz subcompact car. The near-production prototype, which will be unveiled at the Paris auto show next month, shows a car that's sleeker and longer than the current model. Sporty touches include slim wrap-around headlamps, bolder ...
IHS hikes 2014 U.S. auto sales forecast to 16.4 million
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- U.S. auto sales, buoyed by increasing consumer confidence and cheap financing, are rising faster than expected and will reach 16.4 million this year and climb to 17.4 million in 2017, consultant IHS Automotive said. "The recovery's positive spirit leads to people making ...
Steelmaker says it can put pickups on a diet
CALVERT, Ala. -- ArcelorMittal has a message for automakers scrambling to hit tougher fuel economy targets that come into effect in 2025: You don't have to make trucks out of aluminum to do it. The steel giant this week released the results of a design study in which the company was able to slash
Learn what the legal terms mean on FandI contracts
FandI managers must be intimately familiar with the fine print in the service contracts and other FandI products they sell. If they're not, and they have to testify in court, it could be a disaster, Dave Robertson, executive director of the Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals,
Ford seeks younger Mustang buyers with tech features
Editor's note: The 2015 model is the first Mustang in about 30 years to offer a four-cylinder engine. An earlier version of this story misstated Mustang's history with four-cylinder engines. LOS ANGELES -- The 2015 Ford Mustang arrives in dealerships next month as Ford's most technology-laden pony
Toyota FT-1 gets the souped-up 'Gran Turismo' treatment for video game
Toyota has joined the "Gran Turismo" parade of video game racers with a beefier version of its FT-1 concept. "The design brief of this car was very simple: Take the FT-1 concept car and turn it into the most kickass, badass, super racecar you can imagine," said Kevin Hunter, president of Toyota's
GM adding 3rd shift to Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon plant in Missouri
DETROIT -- General Motors will add a third production shift at its Wentzville, Mo., assembly plant, where its new midsize pickups and commercial vans are made. GM last week started production of the redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, after a two-year hiatus for the trucks. GM moved
Europe auto sales rose 2% in August as region's recovery slows
European new-car registrations rose 2 percent in August in the 12th consecutive month of higher sales. However, analysts and executives pointed to a heavy reliance on government incentives in Spain and a fall in sales in Germany, France and Italy as signs that the region's recovery may be ...
Exeter CEO sees steady growth of 15-20%
LAS VEGAS -- Exeter Finance Corp., a subprime auto-financing specialist, should post "just steady growth" of 15 to 20 percent a year, CEO Mark Floyd predicted in comments at the Industry Summit, an FandI conference here last week. Exeter's niche is serving borrowers with credit scores of 475 to ...
A Strike Against 'Two-Tier' (9/16/14)
Lear-UAW deal may foreshadow fate of pay plan; Report cites NHTSA's 'tragic' failure in GM case; Opel hits reset in Russia.
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Penske expands engines, power business in Australia, Pacific
Penske Automotive Group Inc. today said it is buying a company that distributes diesel and gasoline engines and power systems in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific markets. Penske will buy MTU Detroit Diesel Australia, which distributes engines and power systems to trucking, mining, ...
StoneEagle Announces Strategic Alliance with JMandA Group
Dallas, TX andndash; September 17, 2014 andndash; StoneEagle today announced that JMandA Group, one of the industry-leading providers of finance and insurance (FandI) products and robust training and compliance programs in the automotive industry, has implemented the SEcureMetrics FandI and sales
House report, citing 'critical mistakes,' blasts NHTSA
WASHINGTON -- Federal auto safety regulators failed to detect General Motors' defective ignition switches despite having "ample information" about the problem as early as 2007, according to a House committee investigation into the GM recalls and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...
FandI panel: 'We can police ourselves'
FandI administrators and dealerships should put price ceilings on FandI products to protect themselves from overregulation, a group of executives from FandI providers suggested last week. "We can police ourselves and keep this from happening," Ken Tomaro, president of dealership software provider
2014 Eurostar winner Luca de Meo
The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars outworked and outmaneuvered their rivals. Luca de Meo, Audi's sales boss, is this year's Eurostar winner for Sales and Marketing Executive.andnbsp;For his full profile please click here . The 14 Eurostars, who were chosen by the editors