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Nissan profit rises 37% on U.S., China demand

il y a 13 min 14 sec
Nissan said net income rose 37 percent to $1.1 billion in the April-June quarter as deliveries rose in the United States and China, its two biggest markets.

Ford, Ram quarrel over heavy-duty pickup towing title

il y a 5 heures 17 min
Ford Motor Co. is threatening legal action if Ram keeps claiming that its pickups offer "best-in-class" towing. Ram's response? In so many words, it's telling Ford to go pound sand.

GM moved faster to fix larger cars

il y a 5 heures 17 min
General Motors treated isolated reports of flimsy ignitions in its mid-sized, full-sized and luxury cars more urgently than similar but far more voluminous complaints about the less profitable Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion, documents GM submitted...

Asbury to double pace of acquisitions

il y a 5 heures 17 min
Asbury Automotive Group Inc. aims to double its acquisition pace during the next 18 months.

Sonic 'delighted' with rollout of new retail plan

il y a 5 heures 17 min
Three weeks into Sonic Automotive Inc.'s customer experience initiative, customers at the pilot store aren't yet getting the promised iPad-enabled transaction with a single salesperson.

Global product expert in Lincoln driver's seat

il y a 5 heures 17 min
Ford CEO Mark Fields, in his first major personnel move since taking over, announced Kumar Galhotra's appointment last week among several changes in Ford's product development organization.

Performance push from Japan's Big 3

il y a 5 heures 17 min
Toyota, Honda and Nissan -- and their upscale offshoots -- are out to change the "reliable but unexciting" impression with several high-performance halo cars.

Porsche is dropping base Cayenne

il y a 5 heures 17 min
Porsche is dropping -- at least for now -- its base-model Cayenne, which had started at $50,595.

GM, Ford financials could veer in 2nd half

il y a 5 heures 17 min
While General Motors' second-quarter profits were hammered by the costs of its massive recall, across town Ford Motor Co. reported a robust profit bolstered by a record second quarter in North America.

GM's top N.A. lawyer shares hot seat with boss

il y a 5 heures 17 min
When Lucy Clark Dougherty was named General Motors' top lawyer for North America in 2011, she was considered the likely candidate to succeed General Counsel Michael Millikin.

Honda pushes dealers for buyers' signatures on airbag liability

il y a 5 heures 17 min
"I understand that if this used car I'm buying is in a crash, the airbag could kill me." That's the gist of a document that American Honda Motor Co. wants its dealers to require buyers of certain 2001-11 used Honda and Acura vehicles to sign.

Audi cuts spare-part prices in China amid anti-monopoly probe

27 juill. 2014 - 14:58
Volkswagen AG's luxury Audi brand plans to cut spare-part prices in China as global automakers rush to change their pricing strategies after Chinese anti-monopoly regulators began probing the auto industry.

Jaguar Land Rover taps ex-military to combat skills shortage

27 juill. 2014 - 05:01
Jaguar Land Rover has created a training course to attract former military personnel amid a shortage of skilled workers in Britain. Ford and Bentley are also competing for talent with trainee programs as the U.K.'

OnStar change targets service visits

27 juill. 2014 - 05:01
Starting with its 2015 models, GM will offer buyers free monthly vehicle-diagnostic reports through OnStar, and allow those customers to sign up to receive maintenance notifications from their dealerships.

'Cash for clunkers opened up the floodgates'

27 juill. 2014 - 05:01
The Car Allowance Rebate System, also known as cash for clunkers, was a lifeline at a desperate time for the U.S. auto industry.

Nissan expands U.S. recall of cars with defective Takata airbags

26 juill. 2014 - 19:45
Nissan is expanding by 226,326 vehicles a U.S. recall of older models equipped with defective airbags made by Takata, Nissan said in an amended filing posted Saturday by U.S. safety regulators.

VW brand replacing global marketing chief

26 juill. 2014 - 05:01
The global marketing chief for the VV brand, Simon Thomas, is leaving after about a year in the post. Thomas will be succeeded by Xavier Chardon, the VW brand's European sales chief.

Millennials drawn to car-sharing services, but eventually, they buy

26 juill. 2014 - 05:01
Car- and ride-sharing programs are changing the way city dwellers get around and the way millennials think about car ownership.

AutoNation: Recalls crimp service

26 juill. 2014 - 05:01
The record recalls this year are creating capacity bottlenecks in the service shops of the country's largest new-vehicle dealership group.

Mitsubishi retools flagship Japan plant before hybrid push

26 juill. 2014 - 05:01
Mitsubishi is overhauling its flagship assembly plant in Japan to slash production costs and boost capacity as it readies for increased output of plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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