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GM China growth outpaced by U.S. in first half

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GM posted a slower pace of growth in China sales in the first half than in the U.S., as the economy slowed in its biggest market and local competitors flooded the market with cheaper SUV models.

A new Suzuki leader for a new era

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Toshihiro Suzuki, tapped June 30 as president of Suzuki Motor Corp., is a different leader for a different era. A wallflower next to his father Osamu, Toshihiro says he has no intention of sitting as long at the helm as the chairman CEO.

Fleet stats cloud sales picture

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June brought another surge in U.S. new-vehicle sales, with Ford showing modest growth while General Motors was alone among major manufacturers in recording a decline.

FTC remains vigilant on deceptive dealership ads

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After two Las Vegas dealerships agreed last week to settle charges that they used deceptive advertising, the Federal Trade Commission said dealers can expect vigilant enforcement of dealers' practices to continue.

Uber lifts Toyota dealership's marketing

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Toyota of Plano offers its best deals to Uber drivers, who make up about 6 percent of the store's new-car buyers and serve as evangelists for the Dallas-area dealership.

Automakers say they're open to outside dealership investors, despite scepticism

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Some automakers insist they are willing to take a chance on outside investors #8212; provided they have a long-term focus and tap people with substantial dealership operation experience.

Chevy ad escalates pickup war, puts steel vs. aluminum issue on the table

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Chevrolet plans to escalate the pickup wars with a social media campaign that takes a swipe at Ford's aluminum-body F-150.

Marketing test awaits Hyundai with NFL kickoff

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A sponsorship of the NFL will give Hyundai a chance to elevate its stature in the U.S. market, but the company is still searching for its marketing quarterback.

Toyota Financial resists CFPB

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Toyota Financial Services said it has no plans to change its use of dealer reserve, despite scrutiny from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Asbury takes tech shortage into own hands

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Asbury Automotive wants 200 to 400 more technicians, so it is developing its own. Master technicians who otherwise would have retired are training new technicians at a vacated store in Atlanta.

Scion packs automatic braking into iA

5 juill. 2015 - 05:01
Scion's new iA sedan packs impressive collision avoidance tech for a little sedan that starts under $17,000. Thanks to Mazda.

Detroit 3 seek EPA credits for paint, glass

5 juill. 2015 - 05:01
The latest round of requests from the Detroit 3 for 'off-cycle' emissions credits highlight some of the many tools automakers can use to comply with EPA regulations that seek to cut carbon dioxide.

Jeep will keep Cherokee's 'spot on' shape, styling

4 juill. 2015 - 05:01
The popular Jeep Cherokee departed from the brand's traditional boxy styling, and Jeep strategists plan to keep the polarizing look when the midsize SUV is freshened in mid-2016.

How Infiniti climbed quality chart

4 juill. 2015 - 05:01
The entire auto industry got a little bit better on quality this year, but few brands jumped in the rankings of a closely watched survey the way Infiniti did.

Ferrari's value to exceed $11 billion in IPO, Marchionne says

3 juill. 2015 - 19:04
Fiat Chrysler's CEO expects the company's Ferrari supercar unit to be valued "at least" at $11 billion in an initial public offering scheduled for year end.

Cuba orders 719 cars from China's BYD for tourist rentals

3 juill. 2015 - 16:14
The Cuban government ordered 719 cars from China's BYD Co. which it will rent out to tourists in a deal that is a bright spot for Chinese automakers facing a weak export market.

Honda to make English official language by 2020

3 juill. 2015 - 11:57
Former Honda Motor Co. CEO Takanobu Ito famously said five years ago that it was 'stupid' to make English the official work language of a Japanese company. Now that he's left the building, however, Japan's No.

Japanese cement comeback in China as Toyota posts record sales

3 juill. 2015 - 08:19
Japanese automakers sold a record number of cars in China in the first six months of the year, cementing a comeback from anti-Japanese protests in 2012.

NASCAR, sponsors cool on Confederate flag, but fans still fly it

3 juill. 2015 - 05:01
NASCAR's move to get rid of the controversial Confederate flag after the murder of 9 black worshippers in South Carolina comes as the racing circuit and track owners court major new corporate sponsors such as GM, Toyota and Microsoft.

Toyota finds airbags are in demand on world's deadliest roads

3 juill. 2015 - 05:01
For many years, carmakers have been loath to make airbags standard on models in India, worried that higher costs will hurt sales. But Toyota has found that customers don't mind paying more for safety on the world's deadliest roads.

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