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Volvo plans $500 million U.S. assembly plant

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 8 min ago
Volvo will spend about $500 million to build its first assembly plant in the U.S. as part of an ambitious plan to jumpstart lagging sales.

Lincoln to bring back Continental name

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 38 min ago
Lincoln is resurrecting the Continental name and phasing out the brand's signature split-wing grille. A full-size sedan named the Continental will go on sale in North America and China in 2016.

The buzz about the Benz pickup

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 38 min ago
Daimler's surprise announcement that it will launch a Mercedes-Benz pickup by 2020 contained no technical details, but offered one major clue: The midsize truck will be built by the company's commercial vans division.

How the SUV drove luxury kings to power

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 38 min ago
BMW, Lexus and Mercedes climbed to unimagined heights in the United States after agreeing to go where luxury makers once feared to go: the grubby world of mud-spattered trucks.

FCA dealers strain to deliver 5-year winning streak

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 38 min ago
Fiat Chrysler will achieve five full years of U.S. monthly sales gains #8212; if it can post an increase for March. The streak has been propelled by daunting sales goals set for each dealership.

Caddy previews top-down strategy

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 38 min ago
Here's a question that will hang over Cadillac's unveiling of the CT6 sedan in New York this week: Why is a brand so badly in need of a sales boost fixated on all that low-volume sheet metal?

Toyota's better cars get better plants

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 38 min ago
Toyota Motor Corp., which made "lean manufacturing" a global buzzword, is about to unleash a new wave of ultraefficient assembly plants.

Ex-dealership staffers face prison

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 38 min ago
Several former sales staffers at a Birmingham, Ala., Nissan store face federal prison time as part of a federal crackdown on fraudulent practices in car dealerships.

UAW delegates demand higher pay

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 38 min ago
To say the UAW rank and file's expectations for more pay are high would be an understatement.

New Chevy ads elevate 'focus groups'

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 38 min ago
Chevrolet this week will roll out a major advertising campaign, doubling down on the spoofy "focus group" imagery it has used in its rollout of the Colorado pickup.

Automotive News wins Grand Neal Award for GM recall reports

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 38 min ago
Automotive News has won the Grand Neal Award for its coverage of the General Motors ignition-switch recall crisis.

'Apple way' inspires Seattle dealer

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 38 min ago
Brad Miller, who owns Honda and Toyota stores in booming downtown Seattle, knows the traditional way of selling cars. And he knows he doesn't like it.

Sonic to expand initiative piece by piece

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 38 min ago
Sonic Automotive Inc.'s rollout of its customer experience initiative to stores in the Charlotte, N.C., area came slower than expected, in part due to a malfunctioning website.

Honda launches S660 minicar roadster, heir to Beat's looks

Automotive Business Review - 30 March, 2015 - 03:00
Honda is going small and sporty with the release of the S660 mini roadster, a new open-top minicar that will be sold only in Japan, at least for now.

Tesla reboots in China as range anxiety, customs crimp sales

Automotive Business Review - 29 March, 2015 - 17:34
Tesla is rushing to expand its network of charging stations across China to assuage range anxiety, add luxury features that suit local tastes and retrain a sales force that CEO Elon Musk previously described as "brain-dead."

Geely chairman attacks China car strategy

Financial Times - 29 March, 2015 - 16:18
Chinese manufacturers handed ‘sugar-coated bomb’

ChemChina toasts marriage to Pirelli

Financial Times - 29 March, 2015 - 16:13
Chairman Ren Jianxin says Italian group needs Asian partner to bolster industrial tyres division

China industrialist criticises US over visas

Financial Times - 29 March, 2015 - 15:55
Pirelli’s new controlling shareholder says he is missing out on American investments

Toyota boss gets personal in investor talk

Financial Times - 29 March, 2015 - 10:03
Japanese carmaker seeks to close gap with its consumers as it revs up growth drive

High stakes in the Big Apple

Automotive Business Review - 29 March, 2015 - 05:01
Automakers have a lot riding on many of the global debuts at this week's New York auto show. Some surprises also are in store, most notably a sports car variant from Porsche (the Boxster Spyder, perhaps?).
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