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Cars.com plans to restructure sales operations, cut staff amid investor pressure

Automotive Business Review - 12 December, 2018 - 21:00
Cars.com, one of the auto industry's largest online shopping sites, is restructuring its sales operations and eliminating more than 100 positions amid pressure from an activist investment group.

FCA to idle Ontario minivan plant for 8 days, union says

Automotive Business Review - 12 December, 2018 - 19:58
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to idle its assembly plant in Windsor, Ont., for two weeks in the new year, according to the union representing workers there.

Brazil court grants Ghosn access to Rio apartment

Automotive Business Review - 12 December, 2018 - 18:19
A Brazilian court decided that ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn or his daughter should have the right to access a contested Rio apartment to retrieve personal belongings, Reuters reported.

BMW logistics get boost from U.S. grant

Automotive Business Review - 12 December, 2018 - 17:51
A $25 million U.S. transportation grant supporting the expansion of an inland port for containers will directly benefit logistics operations at BMW in South Carolina and other manufacturers in the region.

Cadillac XT6 crossover slated to debut at Detroit auto show

Automotive Business Review - 12 December, 2018 - 16:11
The large three-row vehicle will slot between the XT5 midsize crossover and the Cadillac Escalade large SUV -- white space the brand has needed to fill for some time.

China considers delay for tech-dominance plans amid trade war, report says

Automotive Business Review - 12 December, 2018 - 14:54
China is considering plans to delay some targets in its strategy to dominate high-end technologies and to put more focus on shaping industry standards, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Financing concerns weigh on auto dealers in Q4, Cox survey finds

Automotive Business Review - 12 December, 2018 - 14:53
Alongside affordability challenges, high interest rates and difficulty obtaining credit for customers have clouded dealers' typically rosy outlooks, according to Cox Automotive's Dealer Sentiment Index survey.

Audi's Schot appointed CEO on permanent basis

Automotive Business Review - 12 December, 2018 - 13:54
Audi marketing expert Bram Schot will become the luxury brand's CEO on Jan. 1, making permanent a role he has held on an interim basis since June.

Renault tells Nissan not to contact its board members, report says

Automotive Business Review - 12 December, 2018 - 13:04
Renault has told alliance partner Nissan not to contact its directors ahead of a Renault board meeting on Thursday, a source told Reuters.

VW expects new EV platform to give it an edge over rivals

Automotive Business Review - 12 December, 2018 - 11:59
Volkswagen says the MEB platform that will underpin its I.D. electric-vehicle family will be even more scalable than the MQB architecture used for 80 percent of the group's combustion engine cars.

Ghosn seen as liability as French president battles elitist image

Automotive Business Review - 12 December, 2018 - 11:54
As Renault's largest shareholder, the French government might be expected to stand up for Carlos Ghosn as he fights charges in Japan that he underreported tens of millions of dollars.

Nissan spells out allegations on Ghosn to Renault

Automotive Business Review - 12 December, 2018 - 11:35
Nissan took the first comprehensive steps to share details with Renault about allegations against Carlos Ghosn in a move that may help ease a climate of suspicion that has clouded their partnership.

Nissan expands Ghosn probe to European affiliates

Automotive Business Review - 12 December, 2018 - 11:15
Nissan is poised to widen its probe into Carlos Ghosn to investigate possible misconduct at its alliance joint venture entity with Renault and a host of subsidiaries, people familiar with the matter said, in a move that could trigger more criminal...

Hyundai promotes former BMW exec to randd chief in management shake-up

Automotive Business Review - 12 December, 2018 - 11:09
Hyundai Motor appointed Albert Biermann, a former BMW executive, as its first foreign head of research and development, raising expectations of a smooth transition of power at the family-run business empire.

VW Passat to remain on old platform, update styling, tech for 2020

Automotive Business Review - 12 December, 2018 - 10:00
The 2020 Volkswagen Passat will receive new exterior styling, more standard safety equipment and an updated instrument panel but it won't land on a new platform or feature a new powertrain as the automaker, citing the shrinking midsize car market,...

GM pressed by 2 Senators to build all EVs for U.S. stateside

Automotive Business Review - 11 December, 2018 - 22:56
Two U.S. senators from Ohio on Tuesday asked General Motors CEO Mary Barra to commit to building all future electric vehicles for U.S. buyers at home and to provide more details of plans to cut back on car output in North America.

Ex-Ford Argentina execs convicted in torture case

Automotive Business Review - 11 December, 2018 - 21:50
An Argentine court convicted two former executives of a local Ford plant of involvement in the torture of workers during the country's dictatorship in the 1970s, victims' lawyers said, adding they may sue Ford in U.S. federal court.

Vroom collects $146 million in latest funding, eyes expansion with new hires

Automotive Business Review - 11 December, 2018 - 20:24
Upstart online used-car retailer Vroom said it raised $146 million in its latest round of funding, including a previously reported $50 million from AutoNation Inc.

Musk slams '60 Minutes' for editing comments about chairman

Automotive Business Review - 11 December, 2018 - 19:23
Tesla CEO Elon Musk criticized '60 Minutes' for editing out parts of his responses to questions about losing the role of chairman last month.

Renting a car in 30 seconds? Hertz and Clear say they can

Automotive Business Review - 11 December, 2018 - 18:46
Hertz and Clear announced the debut of Hertz Fast Lane Powered by Clear, a service that uses biometrics to speed members through the rental car process.
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