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Cadillac wants its new vehicles to earn prices

Automotive Business Review - 28 nov. 2015 - 05:01
Cadillac's decision to price the soon-to-launch CT6 sedan well below competing vehicles says a lot about the cutthroat state of the market for big luxury sedans, brand boss Johan de Nysschen says.

Week in Review, November 28

Financial Times - 27 nov. 2015 - 20:33
Barclays fined for ‘elephant deal’; Amazon, VW and Rolls-Royce also featured

Ford drops 'Friends and Neighbors' sale early, opts for traditional year-end discounts

Automotive Business Review - 27 nov. 2015 - 19:25
Ford is dropping its 'Friends and Neighbors' promotion five weeks earlier than planned, after the offers failed to resonate with consumers as much as more traditional year-end discounts offered by competitors.

Motoring efficiency slips into reverse gear

Financial Times - 27 nov. 2015 - 05:59
Greater efforts are needed to force meaningful changes in the carbon footprint of car use

S Korea orders VW to recall 125,000 cars

Financial Times - 26 nov. 2015 - 18:31
German carmaker is fined $12.3m for cheating emission tests

Hyundai Motor factory network helps drive Czech economy

Financial Times - 26 nov. 2015 - 05:01
Post-crisis turning point yet to be reached in the Baltics

Audi, Porsche, VW ordered by CARB to recall, repair emissions software

Automotive Business Review - 25 nov. 2015 - 19:46
The California Air Resources Board today ordered Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen to recall and repair 'illegal' emissions software in more than 15,000 vehicles with 3.

GM, law firm can keep ignition-switch documents secret, U.S. judge rules

Automotive Business Review - 25 nov. 2015 - 19:06
General Motors and its law firm need not turn over privileged documents to drivers hoping to show that the automaker intended to commit a crime or fraud by concealing defective ignition switches in their vehicles, a federal judge ruled today.

How Toyota used Nascar to sway loyal American car buyers

Automotive Business Review - 25 nov. 2015 - 18:45
For years Toyota has been marketing itself to the Nascar audience as an increasingly American company -- and Nascar fans are growing more receptive.

Takata ignored employees' inflator concerns, report says

Automotive Business Review - 25 nov. 2015 - 16:11
Embattled automotive safety products supplier Takata ignored concerns from employees about misleading and manipulated data provided to Honda about its airbag inflators from as early as 2000, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Chinese automaker Dongfeng removes president under graft suspicion

Automotive Business Review - 25 nov. 2015 - 12:43
Dongfeng Motor Group said it removed President Zhu Fushou from his position, after the government launched an investigation on him for suspected graft earlier this month.

Ford touts 'backup trailer assist' function in new F-150 ads

Automotive Business Review - 25 nov. 2015 - 12:17
Comedian Denis Leary is crowing about something new in Ford F-150 ads: technology that is meant to make backing up a trailer easier.

U.S. delays 'quiet car' rules for hybrids, electric cars

Automotive Business Review - 25 nov. 2015 - 03:54
U.S. regulators are delaying rules that would require electric and hybrid cars to alert sight-impaired pedestrians and bicyclists until at least mid-March, according to a recent government filing.

Smartphones may have role in 8.1% rise of U.S. traffic deaths

Automotive Business Review - 24 nov. 2015 - 20:46
The number of deaths from traffic accidents in the U.S. jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.

Rivian Automotive to build randd center for high-tech vehicles in Mich.

Automotive Business Review - 24 nov. 2015 - 20:26
Livonia automotive design and engineering firm Rivian Automotive LLC plans to invest $29.5 million and add 174 jobs at a new Dearborn randd center to develop high-tech vehicles, rather than court talent in Florida and Silicon Valley.

U.S. auto sales could break November record, two forecasts say

Automotive Business Review - 24 nov. 2015 - 20:04
This month -- powered by Black Friday sales and a strengthening economy -- could be the best November ever for U.S. auto sales, according to forecasts from TrueCar and Edmunds.

FCA agrees to invest $1 billion more in Mich. to receive maximum tax credits

Automotive Business Review - 24 nov. 2015 - 19:24
Fiat Chrysler must invest an additional $1 billion in Michigan by 2029 to receive the maximum amount of state tax credits it is entitled to under a modified agreement approved by a state board today.

Five U.S. states, D.C. seek joint plan to cut auto sector emissions

Automotive Business Review - 24 nov. 2015 - 18:24
Five states and the District of Columbia plan to develop a joint market-based approach to try to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles across a large area of the Northeastern United States, their governors and mayor announced today.

GM may contract out van production to boost capacity for pickups

Automotive Business Review - 24 nov. 2015 - 16:27
GM is in talks to offload some of its commercial van production to contract manufacturer AM General, a move that would free up capacity at GM's plant near St. Louis to make more of its hot-selling midsize pickups.

2017 Kia Cadenza looks sharper, more angular

Automotive Business Review - 24 nov. 2015 - 15:49
Kia Motors unveiled today the exterior of the redesigned, sportier 2017 Cadenza luxury car, which will go on sale next year. The new Cadenza, known as the K7 in Korea, has a sharper, more angular look than the 2016 version.
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