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BMW to lower mpg ratings on 4 Mini Cooper models

Automotive Business Review - 22 October, 2014 - 16:57
BMW is lowering the estimated fuel economy labels on four 2014 Mini Cooper models after tests by the EPA, the agency said today.

Valeo's Q3 sales rise 10% on fuel-saving technologies

Automotive Business Review - 22 October, 2014 - 14:00
French supplier Valeo said third-quarter sales rose 10 percent to 3.06 billion euros ($3.9 billion), boosted by demand for its fuel-saving technologies.

Federal-Mogul posts Q3 loss on restructuring costs; revenue up 11%

Automotive Business Review - 22 October, 2014 - 13:38
Federal-Mogul reported a third-quarter net loss Wednesday because of restructuring and relocation costs.

Federal-Mogul posts Q3 loss on moving, restructuring costs, but revenue up 11%

Automotive Business Review - 22 October, 2014 - 13:38
Federal-Mogul reported a third-quarter net loss Wednesday because of restructuring and relocation costs.

Has the Hyundai Sonata lost its mojo after redesign?

Automotive Business Review - 22 October, 2014 - 12:50
The revamped Sonata sedan was supposed to help Hyundai Motor Co. reverse sluggish sales, but the car described by some critics as a bland substitute for its popular predecessor is off to a slow start in the key U.S. market.

List of 7.8 million vehicles involved in the Takata airbag recalls

Automotive Business Review - 22 October, 2014 - 11:50
Owners of the following vehicles are being urged to act immediately on recalls involving potentially defective airbags made by Takata, according to a corrected list distributed late Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

List of 7.8 million vehicles involved in the Takata airbag recall

Automotive Business Review - 22 October, 2014 - 11:50
Owners of the following vehicles are being urged to act immediately on recalls involving potentially defective airbags made by Takata, according to a corrected list distributed late Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Toyota executive backs Takata's handling of airbag crisis

Automotive Business Review - 22 October, 2014 - 11:39
A top Toyota executive offered support for how airbag maker Takata is handling a safety crisis affecting millions of vehicles, days after expanding its own recalls for the second time in four months.

Honeywell, DuPont car refrigerant deal may be illegal, EU says

Automotive Business Review - 22 October, 2014 - 09:51
The EU says supplier Honeywell's joint venture with chemicals company DuPont to produce an air conditioning refrigerant for cars may be anti-competitive as the deal may have blocked rivals keen to participate in the chemical's development.

Peugeot turnround boosted by China sales

Financial Times - 22 October, 2014 - 07:42
Latin American operations are still struggling

Auto industry forming consortium to fight hackers

Automotive Business Review - 22 October, 2014 - 03:01
Automakers are forming a consortium to deter hackers who might try to breach a vehicle's security system -- an effort that has gotten the blessing of federal regulators.

Daimler sees $780 million windfall from sale of Tesla stake

Automotive Business Review - 21 October, 2014 - 22:18
Daimler AG said it will book a $780 million windfall from selling its 4 percent stake in rival electric car maker Tesla Motors.

How much longer can Asos defy gravity?

Financial Times - 21 October, 2014 - 21:33
Share in the online retailer rose 15 per cent after a 14 per cent drop in profits

NHTSA website search function crashes as drivers look for airbag recalls

Automotive Business Review - 21 October, 2014 - 21:10
The website federal safety regulators are urging 4.7 million people to check to see if their cars have defective airbags couldn't be fully accessed today.

Sonic pushes back rollout of customer-experience program

Automotive Business Review - 21 October, 2014 - 20:40
Sonic Automotive will take at least six months longer than originally planned to roll its new customer experience program out to all of its dealerships.

Ford cuts Focus Electric price by $6,000

Automotive Business Review - 21 October, 2014 - 20:23
Ford slashed the price of the Focus Electric by $6,000 to $29,995, including shipping. The price reduction will remain in effect for all 2014 models and will continue when 2015 models are introduced.

Ford to close climate control plant, lay off 257 workers

Automotive Business Review - 21 October, 2014 - 20:11
Ford plans to shed the last line of business in nine-year-old Automotive Component Holdings LLC by December when ACH closes its Sheldon Road climate control plant in suburban Detroit and lays off its last 257 employees.

Viper plant to reopen in mid-November

Automotive Business Review - 21 October, 2014 - 20:05
Chrysler Group will restart the idled Conner Avenue plant in Detroit in mid-November to build the Dodge Viper.

Toyota ordered to pay $12.5 million to woman 'virtually decapitated' by seat belt

Automotive Business Review - 21 October, 2014 - 19:22
A California jury ordered Toyota to pay $12.5 million for being responsible for debilitating lap-only seat belt injuries in a 2010 crash.

Mich. blocks Tesla's sales model by plugging loophole

Automotive Business Review - 21 October, 2014 - 19:19
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill today that effectively bars Tesla Motors' direct-sales model in the state.
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