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Ohio man's collection of '36 Fords going to auction
As a young man, Emery Ward Jr. fell in love in 1936 -- with a Ford. He never got over the attraction. In fact, the older he got, the more it intensified. After Ward died in 2007, the objects of his affection -- a collection of nearly two dozen 1936 Fords of every shape and stripe -- remained locked
News quiz: Chevy's new nameplate and AutoNation's big investment
This week, Chevrolet entered a new segment and AutoNation put its money where its mouth is. Take Automotive News ' new quiz to find out how attentive you were to the industry this week -- and catch up on what you missed.
Continental named in GM recall suit
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems US, the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors Co vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in a federal court in ...
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?
AutoNation envisions quick, easy buying at digital store
When AutoNation Inc. fully rolls out its so-called digital storefront, the following scenario may not be all that far-fetched: A shopper at home in pajamas searching AutoNation's Web site at midnight finds the car he or she wants. Within minutes, an online deposit is made, and the vehicle is ...
Lear, others devise high-tech ways to support bad backs
Lear Corp. wants motorists to sit up straight. The seat maker is developing a "smart" seat that adjusts itself automatically to correct a motorist's posture, important for comfort on long trips. Rival seat makers have been developing their own smart seats. Faurecia, for example, unveiled a ...
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
PSA needs the Citroen DS 6WR in Europe
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's decision not to sell the DS 6WR compact crossover in Europe is strange. The car debuts at the Beijing auto show and is the production version of the widely admired Wild Rubis SUV concept unveiled at the Shanghai show last year. The stylish vehicle will seek to capitalize on ...
U.S. dealers grapple with recall pain -- missing parts, overtime, lost sales
Todd Caputo, dealer principal of Sun Chevrolet in Chittenango, N.Y., says he can't recall a time he had to deal with so many recalls. So many that in the last month he lost floorplan financing money on dozens of used GMC Acadia, Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave crossovers, Chevy HHRs, and Chevy ...
Mazda recalls 109,000 Tributes over potential control-arm separation
Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs from the 2001-04 model years because of rust that could cause separation of the lower control arm from the vehicle's subframe. The recall covers vehicles sold in states where high corrosion is likely to occur, mainly those where roads get salted in the ...
Audi starts digital agency review
NEW YORK -- Audi of America has begun a review of its digital agency business, people familiar with the matter told Advertising Age , an affiliate of Automotive News . The pitch is part of a routine process that Volkswagen's luxury brand initiates every few years, industry executives said. Audi ...
'Slow to act' GM rankled NHTSA, e-mail shows
In late 2012, a routine service bulletin that General Motors sent to Buick and Chevrolet dealerships caught the attention of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials. The bulletin referenced the potential for a component inside the driver's airbag to be damaged, which NHTSA later ...
Ford faces renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Ford Motor Co. and IBM will again have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses decades ago in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases. Reviving a 12-year-old lawsuit,
CEO media scrums are as ineffective as they are dangerous
Journalists chasing a meaty story can act like a pack of wild dogs sometimes. They tear into the living flesh of their subject and rip it away, scurrying off to some more private place to process their information meal in peace. For the most part, this process is figurative. No one's flesh is ...
Some New Yorkers really want that Nissan cab
NEW YORK -- First a New York judge blocked a deal to make the Nissan NV200 the city's official taxi last year. Now the cops want to write one of the van's drivers a ticket. A stiff-upper-lipped Nissan is rolling out a couple of mock NV200 yellow New York taxis this week to carry visitors and VIPs
At Chrysler Group, 2 brands seek new frontiers
NEW YORK -- From the moment that Fiat's Sergio Marchionne pulled off the audacious deal to gain control of a deeply damaged Chrysler Group in 2009, the new ownership has confounded expectations. The company's very survival has surprised many observers, of course. So has its continuing streak of ...
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
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
Labor dispute at Jeep supplier in Ohio ends after one-day walkout
A supplier labor dispute that temporarily disrupted production of the hot-selling 2014 Jeep Cherokee in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday has been resolved. About 70 workers at a Piston Automotive plant in Toledo walked off the job Thursday. Ken Lortz, regional director of the UAW for Ohio, said the ...
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
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.
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
VW plans major World Cup ad push to counter Hyundai
NEW YORK -- Volkswagen is planning a major World Cup advertising push that will go head-to-head against official automotive sponsor Hyundai. The German automaker is making a major ad buy across ESPN, ABC and Univision to tout its GTI during coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil this June, ...