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Dealer's Mitsubishi 'Nightmare'
He's just a situation that we can't. He's become abstinent is just back pain is so it was never expected the company you know my life in my book is in. SpaceX is pretty says story is not something you want to come here see. The possible certainly these customers are calling. Now losses you can see
Infiniti wants Q70 buyers to go long
NEW YORK -- Infiniti has priced the new long-wheelbase version of its flagship Q70 sedan to lure buyers to the larger model. The 2015 Q70L -- 7.3 inches longer than the 2014 Q70 -- is priced just $1,500 above the entry point of the Q70 with the 3.7-liter V-6 engine. The 5.6-liter V-8 version of the
Can Prius set the pace again?
The Toyota Prius has been on an incredible ride. Now it's at a marketing crossroads. When it arrived in the U.S. in 2000, it barely turned heads, selling in low volumes to only the most ardent environmentalists and early adopters. But the second generation that arrived in 2003, featuring more room
GM recalls Cadillacs, Impalas; Chrysler to fix Jeeps, Dodges
(Bloomberg) -- General Motors is recalling some Cadillac and Impala cars while Chrysler Group LLC called back some Jeep and Dodge SUVs, according to government reports on Saturday. The GM recall may affect 132,921 vehicles, including 2013 to 2015 Cadillac XTS models made from Feb. 14, 2012, to Aug.
Why Detroit is a small town, big city for auto dealers
On Thursday night, I watched dealer Karl Zimmermann officially dedicate his refurbished George Matick Chevrolet building in Redford Township, Mich. Like every grand opening, it was highly predictable: food, drink, balloons, local performers, extra shiny vehicles and some speechifying. Like every ...
A 3D-printed car is close to reality -- if Local Motors has its way
Imagine a car, as functional and drivable as any other, coming off a three-dimensional printer and assembled in a matter of days. An Arizona company says that could be a reality in the next year, and this month gave attendees at a Chicago technology show front-row seats to 3-D-printed car ...
Barra says GM continues pursuit of 'zero defect mentality'
DETROIT -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra told an event here today about being the target of U.S. Congress -- and "Saturday Night Live" -- and about befriending billionaire Warren Buffett. But she gave little detail on GM's new Cadillac to be built in Detroit .andnbsp; In a fireside chat with ...
EU antitrust chief says more cartel fines on way for suppliers
FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) -- European Union regulators will continue a crackdown on supplier cartels in the auto sector by penalizing several suppliers found guilty of price fixing, Europe's antitrust chief, Joaquin Almunia, said today, For the past five years, competition watchdogs from the United
Magna stock falls 4.7% after Brazil antitrust regulator visits local unit
NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- Magna International Inc. shares tumbled the most in more than two years after the supplier said the offices of its Brazilian unit were visited in connection with an antitrust investigation. The shares fell 4.7 percent to close at $103.62 after declining as much as 5.8 ...
Fiat will suspend Panda production at Italy plant as demand falls
MILAN (Reuters) -- Fiat will temporarily suspend production at its Pomigliano plant in southern Italy from Oct. 16-27 amid weak demand. The Fiat Panda minicar is built at the factory. The measure is "necessary because of the slowdown in the market in view of the end of the year," said Giuseppe ...
Golf takes zany ride in VW native advertising
What is a Volkswagen doing zooming around inside a Target store? Looking for a laugh. This month's advertising launch for VW's redesigned 2015 Golf puts the car at the center of a zany online video on Funny or Die, the comedy website founded by comedian Will Ferrell. The three-minute video is a ...
Fiat will source a midsize truck from Mitsubishi
MILAN -- Fiat Chrysler will source a new midsize pickup for Europe and Latin America from Mitsubishi Motors starting in 2016. The truck will be based on the next-generation Mitsubishi L200 model, Fiat and Mitsubishi said in a statement today. The deal is supposed to help boost the Italian ...
Ford to cut Fiesta output in Germany
BERLIN (Reuters) -- Ford will cut production of its Fiesta subcompact at its plant in Cologne, Germany, in the fourth quarter because of slowing demand in some of the region's key markets, the automaker said today. The carmaker will halt Fiesta production at the plant for 11 days in October and ...
2014 Eurostar winner Gregoire Olivier
The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars rose above the rest by pushing their companies to new heights. PSA/Peugeot-Citroen Operational Director for China and ASEAN Gregoire Olivier is this year's winner for Emerging Market Executive.andnbsp;For his full profile please click
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Why Cadillac's forthcoming 'LTS' could get another name
DETROIT -- We've known about Cadillac's plans for a big, rear-wheel drive, range-topping sedan for more than two years now . For most of that time, we've been referring to it by its internal codename, LTS. But here's a bet: When the wraps come off the car sometime in the first half of next year ,
Ford schools dealers on high-tech 2015 Mustang
LOS ANGELES -- Put the 2015 Ford Mustang on the couch, and you discover a car with a three-way split personality. The 5.0-liter GT with its rumbling V-8 engine cranking out 435 hp and 400 pounds-feet of torque appeals to die-hard Mustang traditionalists. Many of those loyalists, who have been ...
Using Big Data to Find the Highest Quality Car Shoppers
Digital Influence: How Online Research Keeps Auto Shoppers in Control
Why the UAW will strike in 2015 -- no matter what's offered
Here is something that will happen in 2015 upon which you can bet serious money: The UAW will strike one -- and likely all three -- Detroit automakers before reaching a deal on a new labor agreement. And here's the thing: There is nothing that any of the automakers could offer that would avoid that
2015 Mustang is a hit on LA streets
LOS ANGELES -- No sooner had we left our hotel and hit the streets in West Hollywood when we began to notice people noticing us. Granted, it was hard to miss our 2015 Ford Mustang painted in Competition Orange -- seemingly bright enough to be picked up by a satellite orbiting above. As we sat and
Mini will show new 5-door hatchback at Paris show
OXFORD, England -- Mini brand will unveil its first five-door hatchback at next month's Paris auto show. With the Mini five-door, the BMW-owned brand is targeting customers who want something bigger than the three-door Mini but don't want to switch to the larger, SUV-styled Countryman, which also
U.S. judge orders discovery to begin in some GM ignition switch cases
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- A U.S. judge in Manhattan today ordered discovery to begin for some cases filed against General Motors in connection with its recall of millions of cars for a faulty ignition switch. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in the Southern District of New York said plaintiffs could ...
How a Dealership Taught GM (9/19/14)
Mentoring Detroit Chevy store helps Reuss uncover broader issues; the next hot auto market?; tailpipe trendsetters.
Tesla sends traffic help via software upgrade
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tesla Motors, which equipped its Model S sedan with a cellular connection to download wireless software updates over time, today revealed a sixth update that gives the Model S real-time traffic information for the first time and allows an owner to start the car remotely from a ...
BMW puts i8 at center of tech-based campaign
SAN FRANCISCO -- BMW is learning that what distinguishes the ultimate driving machine can be a matter of taste. To win over the growing ranks of wealthy car buyers who care more about technology than horsepower or heritage -- think Tesla fans -- the German brand is delivering its message through a