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2 top Tesla manufacturing execs to leave as biggest challenge looms

Two top manufacturing executives are leaving Tesla Motors, including the global head of production, at a time when the electric-car company is preparing to launch its most important car: the mass-production Model 3.

Delphi doubles Q1 net income following acquisition, global growth

Automotive Business Review - 2 hours 59 min ago
Delphi Automotive's net income more than doubled in the first quarter of this year, over the same quarter last year, due to the acquisition of HellermanTyton Group and increased demand around the world.

Daimler to build €500m factory in Poland

Financial Times - 3 hours 40 min ago
Mercedes-Benz plant is the industry’s latest push into eastern Europe

Takata's fight for survival gets even harder as airbag recall widens

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 27 min ago
The world's largest automotive safety recall is about to get even bigger, adding to the hurdles that Japanese airbag supplier Takata is battling to survive the crisis.

EV-charging network ChargePoint gets $50 million in funding

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 53 min ago
Electric vehicle-charging network ChargePoint said on Tuesday it had received an additional $50 million in funding to allow the Silicon Valley company to expand beyond its current 27,000 public charging stations.

BMW’s handy aid for car drivers

Financial Times - 6 hours 26 min ago
Control of functions inside the vehicle points to a future steered by gestures

Ford develops mobile aeroacoustic wind tunnel

Automotive Business Review - 12 hours 27 min ago
Ford is taking wind-tunnel testing on the road, so that its engineers and the vehicles they test can spend less time traveling around the country.

Driverless cars: when robots rule the road

Financial Times - 4 May, 2016 - 04:31
Google, Ford and others face regulatory hurdles as they push to take humans out of the driver’s seat

Volvo profits driven by demand for SUVs

Financial Times - 4 May, 2016 - 04:06
Swedish carmaker reports robust sales in Europe and China

Google, Chrysler strike self-driving deal

Financial Times - 3 May, 2016 - 23:06
Alphabet’s first partnership with a carmaker will test technology in minivans

Toyota gets another boost from light trucks

Automotive Business Review - 3 May, 2016 - 23:00
Toyota Motor Sales posted a 3.8 percent sales increase in April, moving 211,125 vehicles for the month. Sales at the Toyota division, including Scion, rose 5 percent to 186,243 vehicles.

Takata poised to recall another 35-40 million U.S. airbag inflators, reports say

Automotive Business Review - 3 May, 2016 - 22:54
Under pressure from U.S. regulators, Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata is expected to announce as early as Wednesday that it is recalling 35 million to 40 million additional inflators in U.S. vehicles, according to several media reports today.

Hyundai blames 'softness' in cars for Elantra's spring swoon

Automotive Business Review - 3 May, 2016 - 21:00
Just three months after Hyundai Motor Co. launched a clean-sheet redesign of the Elantra sedan, its best-selling car in the U.S.

Next-generation Jeep Wrangler breaks cover

Automotive Business Review - 3 May, 2016 - 20:59
Spy photographers have captured their first shots of the redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler driving about near Fiat Chrysler's North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Ford preps new engine, transmission for '17 F-150 Raptor, 3.5-liter EcoBoost models

Automotive Business Review - 3 May, 2016 - 20:45
More pieces of the Ford F-150 puzzle are coming together. The redesigned 2015 F-150 received aluminum body panels instead of steel. For 2017, two models will get a new powertrain.

Record car sales charge up Nissan in April

Automotive Business Review - 3 May, 2016 - 20:00
Big gains in Altima, Maxima and Sentra deliveries helped lift the Nissan brand to 113,429 sales in April, a 14 percent increase over April 2015 and a record for the month.

FCA sees 5.6% gain on small Jeeps, pickups, minivans

Automotive Business Review - 3 May, 2016 - 19:30
Continued strong demand for Jeeps and Ram pickups, as well as rebounding minivan volume, boosted FCA US sales 5.6 percent in April.

American Honda gets lift from core cars, Odyssey to set record

Automotive Business Review - 3 May, 2016 - 19:00
American Honda posted its best April on record, with U.S. sales rising 14 percent to 148,829 vehicles on strong car and light-truck demand. The Honda division set a monthly record, as well, with volume advancing 15 percent to 132,623 vehicles.

GM sales drop 3.5% as rental sales slide; retail deliveries rise 12th straight month

Automotive Business Review - 3 May, 2016 - 19:00
GM's April sales fell 3.5 percent, amid another big drop in deliveries to rental companies. GM sold 259,557 vehicles last month. Its retail sales rose for the 12th straight month, up 3.

Ford advances as F-series volume tops 70,000 for 2nd straight month

Automotive Business Review - 3 May, 2016 - 19:00
Ford sold more than 70,000 F-series pickups in back-to-back months for the first time in a decade, helping the automaker increase its total U.S. sales by 3.6 percent in April.
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