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In a frigid winter, a torrid start to 2015

Automotive Business Review - 28 February, 2015 - 05:01
U.S. auto sales have started 2015 on a stronger note than expected, increasing the industry's chances of cracking 17 million vehicles this year for the first time since 2001.

From behind the scenes to Honda's center stage

Automotive Business Review - 28 February, 2015 - 05:01
Takahiro Hachigo's consensus-driven leadership style could help bring a sense of closure and cohesion to Honda after a tumultuous era marred by economic crises, natural disasters and quality glitches.

Dodge dealers called out for 'unscrupulous' Hellcat sales practices by FCA exec

Automotive Business Review - 28 February, 2015 - 02:32
Fiat Chrysler has taken the unusual step of warning some of its most enthusiastic customers -- about some of its dealers.

GM tells Ally that GM Financial will get all of Chevy's subsidized leases

Automotive Business Review - 27 February, 2015 - 23:30
General Motors has notified Ally Financial that it will steer all of its lease subsidies for the Chevrolet brand to captive finance company GM Financial, instead of sharing them among Ally, GM Financial, and to a lesser extent, U.S. Bank.

Chevy Trax 'Hidden Gems' campaign leverages social media

Automotive Business Review - 27 February, 2015 - 20:21
Chevrolet is getting creative with its social media approach, using it to introduce a new vehicle. The 2015 Chevrolet Trax will be introduced in a social media campaign dubbed 'Hidden Gems.'

Auto safety advocate's work on airbags goes back to 1996

Automotive Business Review - 27 February, 2015 - 18:51
David Kelly, the former acting chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was hired this week to oversee the 10-automaker consortium searching for the root cause behind Takata airbag explosions.

Kelly's work on safer airbags goes back to 1996

Automotive Business Review - 27 February, 2015 - 18:51
David Kelly, the former acting chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was hired this week to oversee the 10-automaker consortium searching for the root cause behind Takata airbag explosions.

Snowbound New England dealers miss strong Feb. sales

Automotive Business Review - 27 February, 2015 - 18:15
As Massachusetts recovers from 100 inches of snow in recent weeks, many dealers there are reporting weaker-than-expected February sales, operational losses and lack of space because of massive snow piles.

Snowed under New England dealers miss strong Feb. sales

Automotive Business Review - 27 February, 2015 - 18:15
As Massachusetts recovers from 100 inches of snow in recent weeks, many dealers there are reporting weaker-than-expected February sales, operational losses and lack of space because of massive snow piles.

Volkswagen warns of drags on profit

Financial Times - 27 February, 2015 - 18:11
World’s second-largest carmaker highlights impact of political instability in Russia and Brazil

Week in Review, February 28

Financial Times - 27 February, 2015 - 18:06
Google shake-up in Europe; Silicon Valley discrimination and Honda also in the news

Group 1 names banker Doyle Arnold to its board

Automotive Business Review - 27 February, 2015 - 17:51
Group 1 Automotive has named a new director to its board seven days after another director resigned. The retailer said today its board of directors appointed Doyle Arnold, 66, as a Class I Director, effective immediately.

GM retrenches in Thailand after Indonesia retreat

Automotive Business Review - 27 February, 2015 - 16:24
A day after announcing it is to stop making GM-branded cars in Indonesia, General Motors today said it would cease production of its Chevrolet Sonic in Thailand by the middle of this year.

Fiat Chrysler recalling about 467,500 SUVs worldwide

Automotive Business Review - 27 February, 2015 - 15:03
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said today it will recall about 467,500 SUVs globally in order to fix a fuel-pump issue that could cause engine stall.

Mazda launches CX-3 small SUV, bets on diesel-only car for Japan

Automotive Business Review - 27 February, 2015 - 12:30
The Mazda CX-3 compact crossover went on sale in Japan today with the carmaker offering a 1.5-liter diesel engine as the nameplate's only powerplant.

GM faces reality check in SE Asia

Financial Times - 27 February, 2015 - 09:03
Thailand and Indonesia manufacturing pull-outs dent carmaker’s ambitions in the region

Nissan expects to reach 10% U.S. share goal ahead of schedule

Automotive Business Review - 27 February, 2015 - 02:15
Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz outlined a four-prong capacity expansion plan that could power Nissan to its 10 percent U.S. market share goal ahead of schedule.

Nissan sees meeting U.S. sales goal with capacity in S.Korea, Japan

Automotive Business Review - 27 February, 2015 - 02:15
Nissan North America chief Jose Munoz vowed to overtake Honda in U.S. sales, helped by the introduction of the Titan full-size pickup truck. "I mean overtaking them consistently every month," Munoz said.

Strike ends at Brazil GM plant after union flexes muscle

Automotive Business Review - 26 February, 2015 - 21:13
Workers at a General Motors factory in Brazil ended a six-day strike today after the company dropped plans to lay off 800 employees, the union said, ending the latest labor standoff in the troubled Brazilian auto industry.

Mini designers dream up a racy Clubman for 'Gran Turismo 6' video game

Automotive Business Review - 26 February, 2015 - 20:59
Mini has joined a growing list of automakers that have released high-performance concepts for 'Gran Turismo 6' on the PlayStation 3 game system.
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