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Nissan's 2016 Maxima drives back to roots

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 05:01
Nissan's redesigned Maxima sedan may be getting back to its '4DSC' roots. Recent spy photos show an early prototype of the 2016 Maxima.

Mercedes G class to soldier on with '70s styling

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 05:01
As Mercedes-Benz restyles the rest of its luxury SUVs, the G class's angular form -- it's about as sleek as a snow plow -- will stay the same. It hasn't had a redesign since its introduction in 1979 -- and sales are higher than ever.

Volkswagen, Fiat, play off the new and the old

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 05:01
The new Jetta: refined German engineering; its owner: flip-flops, plaid shorts and large drink.

Tesla courts suppliers to stop bill banning direct sales in Michigan

Automotive Business Review - 20 oct. 2014 - 23:22
With the fate of Tesla's sales in Michigan on the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder, the electric carmaker is looking for support from its supply base in the state.

Caterham carmaker enters administration

Financial Times - 20 oct. 2014 - 17:48
Cash-strapped racing franchise under threat amid mystery over identity of owners

Toyota recalls 247,000 vehicles in U.S. over Takata airbags

Automotive Business Review - 20 oct. 2014 - 16:24
Toyota recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States today because of potentially defective front passenger airbag inflators from Japanese supplier Takata that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to federal safety...

Deaths linked to GM ignition-switch defect rise to 29

Automotive Business Review - 20 oct. 2014 - 16:16
The program to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch in GM vehicles has approved two new death claims, bringing the total number of deaths linked so far to the switch to 29, according to a report released on Monday by the lawyer overseeing...

German companies consider job cuts

Financial Times - 20 oct. 2014 - 14:00
Industry is suffering a surfeit of production capacity and workers as demand slows

Tesla's sales limits in Michigan tightened by one word of law

Automotive Business Review - 20 oct. 2014 - 13:32
By the removal of a personal pronoun from state law, a bill awaiting Governor Rick Snyder's signature would make it harder for Tesla Motors to sell its electric vehicles directly to customers in Michigan.

Jaguar Land Rover is in talks for U.S. plant, report says

Automotive Business Review - 20 oct. 2014 - 12:13
Jaguar Land Rover is in talks with several southern U.S. states about building a factory that would eventually produce 200,000 vehicles a year, a UK newspaper reported. JLR did not confirm or deny the report.

918 Spyder nearly sold out, Porsche says

Automotive Business Review - 20 oct. 2014 - 05:01
Porsche's limited-run 918 Spyder is nearing sellout status.

A terrible wreck, but not a total loss

Automotive Business Review - 20 oct. 2014 - 05:01
Most dealerships send totaled cars straight to the junkyard. White Bear Mitsubishi put one on display, and it has been reaping the rewards ever since.

Are railroads snubbing autos?

Automotive Business Review - 20 oct. 2014 - 05:01
Automakers frustrated by expensive delays in transporting vehicles to dealerships are about to learn whether railroads give preferential treatment to other shippers.

Late-model vehicles stretch GM's recall rolls

Automotive Business Review - 20 oct. 2014 - 05:01
An Automotive News analysis of documents filed with federal regulators shows that GM is moving faster to identify and fix problems but that many defects, especially in newer vehicles, are still reaching customers.

CarMax's U-turn: A return to Web leads

Automotive Business Review - 20 oct. 2014 - 05:01
Used-car powerhouse CarMax has begun posting vehicle inventory again on AutoTrader.com and Cars.com after a 16-month hiatus.

Bad feelings in Billings over deal veto

Automotive Business Review - 20 oct. 2014 - 05:01
GM nixed the sale of a Chevrolet store in Montana to former NADA Chairman Bill Underriner.

Hyundai on a quest for capacity

Automotive Business Review - 20 oct. 2014 - 05:01
Hyundai needs a new assembly plant to keep up with crossover demand, says U.S. boss Dave Zuchowski. Until then, Hyundai will likely get production from sibling brand Kia's factories in Mexico and Georgia.

AutoNation won't up and quit 3rd parties

Automotive Business Review - 20 oct. 2014 - 05:01
Mike Maroone, COO of AutoNation Inc., said the dealership group intends to proceed cautiously in reducing its reliance on third-party online shopping sites.

Falling gasoline prices make alternative-fuel vehicles a tougher sell

Automotive Business Review - 20 oct. 2014 - 05:01
For a sign of the challenges in selling fuel efficiency as a virtue, Tanner Hulette need only look at the signs near his dealership advertising gasoline for $2.70 a gallon. Hulette, general manager of Mechanicsville Toyota near Richmond, Va.

Cadillac dealers feel the heat

Automotive Business Review - 20 oct. 2014 - 05:01
Many Cadillac retailers say they've bought into the vision of Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen, who along with other top General Motors executives sold that vision during a dealer meeting last month in Las Vegas.
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