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Automakers choose aerospace firm to run Takata airbag tests

Automotive Business Review - 26 February, 2015 - 15:54
A consortium of 10 automakers formed to investigate the root cause behind Takata airbag inflator ruptures said today they have selected Orbital ATK to test the supplier's troubled inflators on their behalf.

Federal-Mogul delays split into two public companies

Automotive Business Review - 26 February, 2015 - 14:58
Federal-Mogul, the powertrain and aftermarket parts supplier controlled by Wall Street investment mogul Carl Icahn, said this week it will delay a prior plan to split into two separate public companies during the first half of this year.

China becomes Volvo’s biggest market

Financial Times - 26 February, 2015 - 13:01
Geely ownership pays off for Swedish carmaker and clears way for further expansion

GM cuts capacity, jobs in Indonesia, where Japanese dominate

Automotive Business Review - 26 February, 2015 - 12:32
General Motors is to stop making cars in Indonesia, a battleground for global automakers in emerging Southeast Asia, closing an assembly plant, axing some 500 jobs and shifting its branding focus to SUVs.

GM to end Indonesia vehicle manufacturing

Financial Times - 26 February, 2015 - 09:06
US carmaker struggled to compete with dominant Japanese rivals in Southeast Asian country

Ford hires 400 more than planned in Canada to support output of new Edge

Automotive Business Review - 26 February, 2015 - 05:01
Ford has hired about 400 more workers than it previously said it would need to build the redesigned Edge crossover in Canada.

U.S. orders Takata to preserve airbag inflators for federal probe

Automotive Business Review - 25 February, 2015 - 21:39
A federal safety regulator on Wednesday ordered troubled Japanese supplier Takata to preserve all airbag inflators removed through a recall process as evidence for a federal investigation and private litigation cases.

U.S. orders Takata to preserve defective airbag inflators for federal probe

Automotive Business Review - 25 February, 2015 - 21:39
The United States ordered supplier Takata to preserve all airbag inflators removed through the recall process as evidence for both a federal investigation and private litigation cases, the Transportation Department said.

Santander Consumer USA to pay $9.35 million settlement over military repos

Automotive Business Review - 25 February, 2015 - 20:07
Santander Consumer USA will pay at least $9.35 million to resolve charges that it improperly repossessed the cars of members of the military, the U.S. Department of Justice said today.

U.S. auto sales roar toward strongest February since 2002

Automotive Business Review - 25 February, 2015 - 19:00
U.S. auto sales are on pace for the best February since 2002, forecasters say, even as relentless snow slowed demand in the Northeast. February is expected to mark the 12th consecutive month of year-over-year gains for the industry.

Fiat and VW face fuel efficiency lawsuit

Financial Times - 25 February, 2015 - 18:58
Italian consumer group claims fuel efficiency data misinform customers

Daimler welcomes Apple into car market

Financial Times - 25 February, 2015 - 18:12
Tech group’s entry shows industry has ‘major growth potential’

Sonic is most-improved in Q4 FandI revenue

Automotive Business Review - 25 February, 2015 - 16:22
Sonic Automotive Inc. posted the biggest increase in average FandI revenue per vehicle in the fourth quarter among the six public new-car retail groups, the tallies, completed today, show.

Sonic has most-improved in Q4 FandI revenue

Automotive Business Review - 25 February, 2015 - 16:22
Sonic Automotive Inc. posted the biggest increase in average FandI revenue per vehicle in the fourth quarter among the six public new-car retail groups, the tallies, completed today, show.

GM cutting production at 2 plants as car inventory mounts, sources say

Automotive Business Review - 25 February, 2015 - 16:12
General Motors is trimming production at two of its car plants amid mounting dealer inventories, an effort to reduce stocks of the Chevrolet Sonic and Camaro, Buick Regal and other models.

Consumer Portfolio gains volume; retraining continues after FTC action

Automotive Business Review - 25 February, 2015 - 15:57
Subprime auto lender Consumer Portfolio Services reported strong volume growth in the fourth quarter and for all of 2014, despite a run-in with the Federal Trade Commission last year.

Reports of growing auto loan delinquencies are overblown, credit bureaus say

Automotive Business Review - 25 February, 2015 - 15:39
Despite media notions that U.S. auto loan delinquencies are accelerating, they are in fact trending flat, credit reporting bureaus Equifax and Experian Automotive said last week.

Lexus wins 4th straight J.D. Power dependability title; Buick rises to No. 2

Automotive Business Review - 25 February, 2015 - 15:00
Toyota's Lexus claimed its fourth consecutive title as most-dependable automotive brand after three years of ownership while corporate sibling Scion jumped to ninth place from 22nd a year earlier, J.D. Power and Associates said today.

Lithia Q4 net income jumps 50% as it makes acquisitions top priority

Automotive Business Review - 25 February, 2015 - 14:38
Strong sales across all divisions and the integration of its purchase last year of DCH Auto Group pushed Lithia Motors' net income up 50 percent during the fourth quarter.

Lithia Q4 net income jumps 50% on stronger sales, DCH store integration

Automotive Business Review - 25 February, 2015 - 14:38
Strong sales across all divisions and the integration of its purchase last year of DCH Auto Group pushed Lithia Motors to increase net income 50 percent during the fourth quarter compared with the year-ago period.
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