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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
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 ...
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 ...
'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 ...
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
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
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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, ...
Why GM should put wireless connections in its trucks
NEW YORK -- At an exhibit on the auto show floor here, I sat inside a Cadillac XTS sedan equipped with General Motors' new 4G LTE wireless connection. But I couldn't help but think: GM should have put the 4G demo unit in a Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra pickup. Because it's in those trucks that the
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
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?
French automakers are poised to grab market share in China
Peugeot, Citroen and Renault last year combined to sell fewer than 600,000 vehicles in China -- a tiny total in a market where Volkswagen Group and General Motors each sold more than 3 million units. But PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is racing to introduce new products while Renault prepares to start local
Renault uses Formula One to win Chinese buyers
Renault is using Formula One to promote its brand in China ahead of the French automaker opening its first car factory in the world's biggest auto market. Motor race fans watching the F1 race in Shanghai on Sunday will see the Renault logo prominently displayed in Mandarin on Lotus cars. Renault ...
A rare misfire for Subaru with new Levorg wagon?
TOKYO -- Subaru, one of the hottest brands in the United States, may have chalked up a rare misfire with its newest nameplate -- a small wagon dubbed the Levorg. And I'm not just talking about the car's tortured nomenclature. The direct-injection turbocharged sports tourer goes on sale in Japan in
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
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%
Chinese needs bring Infiniti a roomier sedan
NEW YORK -- Infiniti's U.S. dealers can thank their Chinese counterparts for the new stretched-backseat version of the Q70 sedan the automaker introduced here today . The long-wheelbase sedan, formerly marketed by Infiniti as the M, was developed to tap a beckoning Chinese market for ...
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 ...