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Tesla courts suppliers to stop bill banning direct sales in Michigan

il y a 1 heure 11 min
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.

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

il y a 8 heures 9 min
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

il y a 8 heures 17 min
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...

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

il y a 11 heures 53 sec
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

il y a 12 heures 19 min
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

il y a 19 heures 32 min
Porsche's limited-run 918 Spyder is nearing sellout status.

A terrible wreck, but not a total loss

il y a 19 heures 32 min
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?

il y a 19 heures 32 min
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

il y a 19 heures 32 min
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

il y a 19 heures 32 min
Used-car powerhouse CarMax has begun posting vehicle inventory again on and after a 16-month hiatus.

Bad feelings in Billings over deal veto

il y a 19 heures 32 min
GM nixed the sale of a Chevrolet store in Montana to former NADA Chairman Bill Underriner.

Hyundai on a quest for capacity

il y a 19 heures 32 min
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

il y a 19 heures 32 min
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

il y a 19 heures 32 min
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

il y a 19 heures 32 min
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.

Ford steers C-Max ads away from mpg

il y a 19 heures 32 min
Since Ford was forced to restate the estimated fuel economy of its C-Max Hybrid -- first in August 2013 and again in June -- the brand's marketers have rethought how to sell their hybrid-only nameplate.

SRT versions of Jeep Grand Cherokee to stay -- for now

il y a 19 heures 32 min
When Chrysler Group said in May that the SRT designation would be for Dodge vehicles only, it was silent on the fate of the SRT versions of the Chrysler 300 and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Ford and suppliers jointly benchmark competitors' vehicles

19 oct. 2014 - 05:01
Ford is inviting suppliers to help benchmark other companies' vehicles and parts before Ford launches new models -- a move that is starting to pay dividends.

Where will autonomous cars prepare for urban challenges?

19 oct. 2014 - 05:01
The advent of autonomous cars is forcing automakers to rethink the traditional proving ground and strike a balance between existing test tracks and the realities of today's bustling cities.

GM used flawed system to yank N.Y. franchise, judge rules

19 oct. 2014 - 05:01
The owners of a small dealership near New York City have won a legal challenge stymieing General Motors' bid to terminate his franchise, a ruling that could help other dealers targeted by automakers for subpar sales.

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