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India regulator fines carmakers

Financial Times - 26 August, 2014 - 06:47
India fines 14 major automotive groups $422m for suppressing competition in spare parts market, echoing similar move by authorities in China

Volvo counts on high-cost Sweden for crucial XC90

Automotive Business Review - 26 August, 2014 - 05:01
Volvo is sticking to its Scandinavian roots with its first model since being acquired by Chinese owners four years ago. Rather than chase low wages, Volvo will build the new XC90 SUV in Gothenburg, where auto workers get about $62 an hour.

Asian, European brands dominate satisfaction survey, but U.S. brands close gap

Automotive Business Review - 26 August, 2014 - 05:01
Asian and European brands dominate the top of an annual survey of customer satisfaction in the United States with auto brands, though overall satisfaction with the industry dropped for the second year in a row.

Audi taps Emmy winners for pawn shop parody

Automotive Business Review - 26 August, 2014 - 05:01
Topping our rankings is Audi's sponsorship of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Ford begins 'massive undertaking' to manufacture aluminum pickup

Automotive Business Review - 25 August, 2014 - 19:14
Ford has begun an eight-week closure of its F-150 pickup plant near Detroit to overhaul it for a new, aluminum-bodied version of the top-selling vehicle line in the United States.

JCI, Unifor labor deal averts threat to GM output in Canada

Automotive Business Review - 25 August, 2014 - 18:09
About 300 unionized workers at a Johnson Controls interiors plant in Ontario ratified a new three-year contract, heading off a potential strike at the factory and work stoppage at General Motors' Oshawa assembly complex.

BYD: lucky for some

Financial Times - 25 August, 2014 - 17:13
Warren Buffett bought one-tenth of BYD at HK$8 a share in 2008, but not everyone can be lucky

Cash surge, lighter batteries power A123 comeback

Automotive Business Review - 25 August, 2014 - 16:00
A123 Systems LLC is in the midst of a recharge.

Subaru shows glitzy new global HQ befitting new stature

Automotive Business Review - 25 August, 2014 - 15:26
Subaru today christened a glistening new global headquarters more befitting of the hot brand's bigger international profile. The glass-and-steel digs, in Tokyo's trendy Ebisu district, replaces a cramped, gloomy 48-year-old monolith it sold in 2010.

Auto-shop class is a win-win for high school grads, dealerships that need mechanics

Automotive Business Review - 25 August, 2014 - 13:16
Two years out of high school, Evan Fischbach is earning $40,000 a year. His secret: shop class. Fischbach, 19, has known he wanted to work on cars ever since he took an automotive class in his junior year of high school in Saline, Mich.

Hyundai meets union today after boycott over pay

Automotive Business Review - 25 August, 2014 - 11:37
Hyundai Motor's management is meeting workers today to resolve differences over wage demands after losing two days of extra weekend shifts to a boycott.

Mitsubishi to tweak design for a unified look

Automotive Business Review - 25 August, 2014 - 05:01
Mitsubishi will improve its U.S. lineup with some fresh design touches next year, but few all-new vehicles will be introduced stateside during the next three years.

Subaru moves to 1 platform, new generation of engine technology

Automotive Business Review - 25 August, 2014 - 05:01
Subaru is riding on the success of its strategy to redesign all of its vehicles primarily for the United States and equip them with competitive features.

Mazda making big changes fast

Automotive Business Review - 25 August, 2014 - 05:01
Mazda continues to roll out product changes at a pace that's more associated with the world of apps than autos.

VW will launch new Golf in 2017, report says

Automotive Business Review - 25 August, 2014 - 05:01
Volkswagen plans to launch the eighth generation of its best-selling Golf hatchback in 2017, just five years after launching the current model, a German magazine reported.

Ram makes a power move in heated rivalry with Ford Super Duty

Automotive Business Review - 25 August, 2014 - 05:01
The rivalry between Ford's venerable F series and Chrysler's hard-charging Ram truck brand is heating up again. Chrysler today announced that it will offer a 2015 diesel-powered Ram Heavy Duty pickup with 865 pounds-feet of torque.

New Ram chief's big job: Deliver on vans

Automotive Business Review - 25 August, 2014 - 05:01
Robert Hegbloom, the new head of the Ram brand, will get a crash course in the van market next year.

Matthew McConaughey will invite viewers to meet the Lincoln MKC

Automotive Business Review - 25 August, 2014 - 05:01
Matthew McConaughey is collaborating with Ford's luxury brand to promote a very different kind of Lincoln: The 2015 MKC compact crossover.

Ram makes a power move in heated rivalry with Ford F-150

Automotive Business Review - 25 August, 2014 - 05:01
The rivalry between Ford's venerable F series and Chrysler's hard-charging Ram truck brand is heating up again.

Rick Case career talks move workers up

Automotive Business Review - 25 August, 2014 - 05:01
Rick Case dealer group interviews every single employee to find out what kind of job each employee ultimately wants. The idea is to retain employees who might otherwise leave looking for new challenges or a better fit.
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