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Big Apple Showstoppers (4/18/14)
A tour of the vehicles turning heads at the NY show; VW's World Cup play; Corvette camaraderie; Easter eggs on wheels?
North America car and truck production - 04/21/2014
North America car and truck production - 04/21/2014 web
North America car and truck production
4/14- 4/1- 1/1- 1/1-
4/19/14 4/19/14 4/19/14 4/20/13
Fusion 1,890 3,402 23,832 10
Mustang 1,962 3,532 24,785 32,008
Nissan pins Europe growth hopes on new compact car
Nissan expects its new compact hatchback will help the company reach its target for a 5 percent European market share by 2016. The hatchback will fill a market niche that Nissan quit when it stopped European sales of the Almera eight years ago. "To reach the 5 percent share we need new successful
GM says recalled cars safe, but has not tested for knee-bump danger
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- General Motors says that cars being recalled because of faulty ignition switches can be driven safely before repairs, based on more than 80 tests, but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off the engine: a simple bump from a driver's knee.
Estimated Europe registrations by country, March and YTD
Estimated Europe registrations by country, March and YTD by Country
Estimated Europe registrations by Country, March & YTD
March 3 mos.
March March percent 3 mos. 3 mos. percent
Country 2014 2013 change 2014 2013 change
Germany * 296,408 * 281,184 5% * 711,753 * 673,957 6%
GM's global sales rise 2% to 2.42 million in Q1
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. said global vehicle sales rose 2 percent to 2.42 million during the first quarter. Increasing deliveries in China helped make up for declines in the United States and Brazil. GM sold 2,416,028 cars and trucks in the first three months of the year, the ...
Cadillac global chief expected to resume former Washington lobbying job
DETROIT (Reuters) -- General Motors Co. plans to shift its global Cadillac chief back to focus full time on his former lobbying position in Washington as the automaker deals with fallout from defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths, a person familiar with the plans said Thursday.
GM exploring compensation fund for victims of defective cars, says Feinberg
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- A lawyer for General Motors Co. said for the first time this week that the company is moving to develop a program that could compensate individuals affected by a faulty ignition-switch in millions of recalled vehicles. The lawyer, Kenneth Feinberg, said in an interview on CNBC
Estimated Europe registrations by make, March and YTD
Estimated Europe registrations by make, March and YTD by Make
Estimated Europe registrations by make, March & YTD
March 3 mos.
March March percent 3 mos. 3 mos. percent
2014 2013 change 2014 2013 change
Volkswagen division * 164,724 * 156,814 5% * 394,582 * 378,378 4%
Audi * 82,213 *
2015 Challenger muscles up; interior revamped but retains retro look
The 2015 Dodge Challenger has more power, an available eight-speed transmission and few changes to its retro exterior. Engineers coaxed 15 more hp from the top-end 6.4-liter, Hemi V-8 engine, boosting its performance to 485 hp and 475 pounds-feet of torque in a new Challenger Scat Pack model. All
Acura TLX much more than rebadged Accord
An earlier version of this story had the incorrect figure for the Accord's engine horsepower. It has 189 horsepower. Also, there is no direct injection on the TLX base engine as first reported. NEW YORK -- Acura unveiled today the production version of its redesigned 2015 TLX mid-sized sedan, a car
Jeep Cherokee production threatened by supplier labor walkout
Production of the hot-selling 2014 Jeep Cherokee was temporarily disrupted today after workers at a key supplier walked off the job this morning in a union dispute. About 70 workers at a Piston Automotive plant in Toledo walked off the job about 9 a.m. today. Ken Lortz, regional director of the UAW
BMW dealers with Product Geniuses boost profit and customer satisfaction
BMW dealers in Europe taking part in the automaker's Product Genius program are getting a financial boost. The tech-savvy employees' no-pressure explanation of the features available in BMW's vehicles has increased the purchase of high-margin options by 10 percent to 15 percent, the company said.
Lamborghini helps give parent Audi a technical edge
BERLIN (Reuters) -- Lamborghini will showcase the Huracan LP 610-4, its newest technology-packed supercar at the Beijing auto show, with the model set to spice up its parent company Audi's own offerings just as the premium carmaker struggles to prove its technical prowess. Audi has little to show
Renault invests 240 million euros in Brazil
PARIS (Reuters) -- Renault will invest 240 million euros ($331 million) to build additional vehicle models and a new logistics centre in Brazil. The company's Curitiba plant will begin production of two new vehicles at an investment cost of 162 million euros in 2014-19, Renault said in a statement
Camry's Mid-Cycle Overhaul (4/16/14)
Amid tough competition, Toyota tries a makeover; Sonata trims its curves for '15; VW exec on sales drop; Mustang's lofty feat.
GM ordered redesigned ignition switch from Delphi for Cadillac SRX
DETROIT -- Delphi redesigned the ignition switch for the Cadillac SRX crossover to increase its torque about two months before making similar changes to the Chevrolet Cobalt ignition switch at the center of General Motors' recall crisis. The SRX modifications in February 2006 were in response to ...
Fields sees Ford Europe growth, eyes breakeven by mid-decade
NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co. is sticking with its forecast for a smaller loss in Europe this year and breakeven by 2015 even as the company sees signs of growth. Auto sales in Europe are growing this year after falling to a two-decade low in 2013. Ford is gaining share in the region and
Honda HR-V subcompact crossover coming later this year
NEW YORK -- Honda's upcoming Fit-based subcompact crossover will be called the HR-V, the company said today in releasing the first image of the vehicle. The HR-V, derived from the Fit hatchback, will go on sale in the United States later this year. It will be positioned below the CR-V in Honda's ...
VW's Winterkorn plans new strategy called Future Tracks
MUNICH -- Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will unveil a new strategy for the automaker called Future Tracks by year end, a German magazine report said. The plan will set fresh profitability and sales goals, Winterkorn told Manager Magazin in an interview published today. VW's current strategy aims
Ford Escort to make a return at Beijing show
Ford will unveil a production version of the Escort sedan at the Beijing auto show. The car will be aimed exclusively at the Chinese market. The Escort was previewed in near-production concept form last year at the Shanghai auto show, and will target competitors positioned just above the Ford Focus
AutoNation stepping away from third-party leads
NEW YORK -- AutoNation Inc., tired of paying high prices for online leads, plans to de-emphasize third-party lead providers such as TrueCar, AutoTrader.com and Cars.com, CEO Mike Jackson says. He says he will strengthen AutoNation's Web site and digital presence to build traffic and sales. ...
Dodge Charger tames rough edges with 2015 nose job
The 2015 Dodge Charger underwent a nose job that trades its previously bulbous front fascia for a more subtle look reminiscent of the smaller Dodge Dart. Designers also reworked each piece of exterior sheet metal to give the 2015 sedan a distinctly smaller and more rounded appearance. Updated LEDs
Johnson Controls diversifies away from autos with $1.6 billion deal
NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- Johnson Controls Inc., seeking to lessen its reliance on the cyclical auto industry, agreed to acquire Texas-based ventilation products company, Air Distribution Technologies, for $1.6 billion. Air Distribution Technologies is one of the largest independent providers of
U.S. senators press Delphi for answers on recalled GM cars
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. lawmakers probing how General Motors used faulty ignition switches in many vehicles are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive. A group of senators on Tuesday wrote to Delphi CEO Rodney O'Neal, asking for information about whether the