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Taurus redesign debuts in China as Ford counters U.S. sedan slump

Automotive Business Review - 7 hours 29 min ago
The redesigned Taurus introduced in China by Ford underscores a shift in its U.S. home market from the big sedan to roomier, utilitarian crossover SUVs.

BMW to recall 91,800 Mini Coopers over airbag flaw

Automotive Business Review - 9 hours 30 min ago
BMW of North America will recall about 91,800 Mini Coopers in the U.S. to fix a flaw with the front passenger seat mat that may prevent the passenger airbag from deploying.

Toyota plots Prius comeback

Automotive Business Review - 20 hours 3 min ago
As Toyota prepares to introduce a redesigned Prius later this year, both car and company are at turning points. First introduced in 1997, the hybrid is no longer the green-car darling of the Hollywood set.

Subaru aims to expand STI performance line

Automotive Business Review - 20 hours 3 min ago
Subaru aims to further boost profits on booming U.S. sales by expanding its STI performance line.

GM loses bid to dismiss racial bias suit

Automotive Business Review - 20 hours 3 min ago
GM lost its bid to dismiss a suit accusing it of racial discrimination for refusing to let qualified white applicants acquire an available Chevrolet franchise in Georgia that instead went to a black dealer. U.S. District Judge William Moore Jr.

How an oddball Chevy transformed a Houston dealership

Automotive Business Review - 20 hours 3 min ago
More than a decade after General Motors launched the Chevrolet SSR, most people still aren't sure what to make of the retro-styled, high-performance roadster pickup. Paul Peebles has managed to make a thriving business out of it.

GM counting on high-speed Internet services in car to drive profits

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2015 - 19:32
Buyers of GM vehicles will increasingly be able to use in-car mobile broadband systems to book hotel rooms, cut deals on driver insurance, pay for data usage and conduct a host of other transactions.

Ford to spend $2.5 billion on new Mexico engine, transmission operations

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2015 - 18:08
Ford, confirming reports from earlier this week, will spend $2.5 billion to build a new generation of fuel-efficient engines and transmissions in Mexico, creating 3,800 jobs.

Piëch defeated as VW board backs CEO

Financial Times - 17 April, 2015 - 17:11
Directors recommend contract extension for Martin Winterkorn

Edmund Truell in bid for Quindell arm

Financial Times - 17 April, 2015 - 17:01
Financier in approach for car black box business

Volvo narrows choices for U.S. plant to S. Carolina, 2nd state, report says

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2015 - 16:57
Volvo Cars is weighing a site in South Carolina against another southern state as it prepares to invest $500 million in its first US plant, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters today.

South Korea steps up price-fixing crackdown on auto suppliers

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2015 - 15:40
South Korea, supporting a global police action against auto-parts price fixing, has hit Japanese and German suppliers with a string of fines in recent weeks.

Lotus forms joint venture to build cars, engines in China

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2015 - 14:34
Lotus plans to build cars and engines in China in a joint venture, DRB-Hicom, the U.K. sports car maker's Malaysian parent company, said.

Ford eyes 'high volume' use of carbon fiber

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2015 - 14:24
Ford today said it has signed a deal with a carbon-fiber manufacturer to jointly explore 'high-volume' automotive uses for the lightweight material.

New Jeep Renegade ad campaign has an indie-rock youth vibe

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2015 - 13:00
In its new Renegade campaign, Jeep wanted up-and-coming artists to lay a soundtrack aimed at millennials instead of more established acts.

Nissan to expand U.S. recalls tied to Takata airbag flaw

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2015 - 12:24
Nissan plans to expand a regional recall of cars in the United States with potentially defective Takata airbags after a woman said she was injured last month by shrapnel from the device in her 2006 Sentra sedan.

VW's top board group backs Winterkorn as 'best possible' CEO

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2015 - 11:39
Volkswagen AG's supervisory board leadership panel backed CEO Martin Winterkorn, defusing a power struggle with Chairman Ferdinand Piech in saying Winterkorn is the "best possible" chief executive for the German automaker.

Fiat 500X seeks to fill holes in Italian brand's lineup

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2015 - 05:01
With the 500X, a new crossover with optional all-wheel drive, Fiat hopes to make inroads in the snow belt. For $1,900, consumers can get awd in the 500X.

U.S. bill would streamline passage of 2 key trade deals

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2015 - 03:00
US lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill to move trade deals quickly through Congress, opening the door to sealing a major Pacific trade pact with major implications for the auto industry.

U.S. House OKs bill to kill 'death tax'

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2015 - 20:50
The House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal the 40 percent tax applied on estates worth more than $5 million, which dealers have long complained could saddle their family members with huge tax bills should they die unexpectedly.
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