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BMW defends plan to build bigger SUV

Financial Times - 21 July, 2014 - 12:09
Chief executive says there is no contradiction between the company’s carbon emission goals and its decision to build a bigger SUV

Why refresh Expedition? For Texans, Saudis

Automotive Business Review - 21 July, 2014 - 05:01
The Ford Expedition, the last full-sized, truck-based, body-on-frame SUV in Ford's lineup, is getting a new look, a new engine and a load of new technology for the 2015 model year.

Automotive News to host dealer conference at NADA

Automotive Business Review - 21 July, 2014 - 05:01
Automotive News will host a half-day conference devoted to dealer issues on Jan. 22 in San Francisco at the Hotel InterContinental during the National Automobile Dealers Association convention.

Ticket to Automotive Hall of Fame: Great ideas, staying power, impact

Automotive Business Review - 21 July, 2014 - 05:01
This year's Automotive Hall of Fame inductees -- Keith Crain, Ferdinand Piech, Dave Power and Alex Tremulis -- have a lot in common.

Automotive News hosts dealer conference at NADA

Automotive Business Review - 21 July, 2014 - 05:01
Automotive News will host a half-day conference devoted to dealer issues on Jan. 22 in San Francisco at the Hotel InterContinental during the National Automobile Dealers Association convention.

Dealers' phones ring again

Automotive Business Review - 21 July, 2014 - 05:01
Because of the ubiquitous smart phone, car shoppers are flooding dealerships with phone calls instead of e-mail inquiries. The sudden change in consumer behavior has dealers pushing employees to brush up on an ancient skill: answering the telephone.

A VW-FCA deal would be risky, reasonable

Automotive Business Review - 21 July, 2014 - 05:01
If Volkswagen does buy Fiat Chrysler -- despite the companies' denials of a report that they are in talks -- it would be because the fixations of VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech may line up perfectly with the needs of the family that controls Fiat...

Honda asks dealers to add service

Automotive Business Review - 21 July, 2014 - 05:01
Griffith Motors is one of hundreds of Honda and Acura dealers that American Honda is asking to add service bays, hours or both by 2018 to accommodate the automaker's forecast of rising sales.

The vision for self-driving cars? 2020

Automotive Business Review - 21 July, 2014 - 05:01
The self-driving car is moving from research lab to product plan, with a wave of advanced features due to hit the market by 2020, automakers and suppliers say.

Volkswagen puts its faith in Tennessee

Automotive Business Review - 21 July, 2014 - 05:01
In conjunction with its announcement last week that it would invest $900 million to expand its Tennessee factory to accommodate a mid-sized cross-over tailored to the U.S.

AutoNation preps for online sales

Automotive Business Review - 21 July, 2014 - 05:01
By Christmas, AutoNation Inc. customers will be able to initiate a vehicle purchase online.

Ford, Ram escalate towing war

Automotive Business Review - 21 July, 2014 - 05:01
Ford launched a salvo in the escalating heavy-duty pickup towing rivalry last week. And Ram promptly fired right back.

Selling vehicles for export angers automakers, but is it illegal?

Automotive Business Review - 21 July, 2014 - 05:01
Authorities working to stop the flowof high-end cars overseas have run into a significant obstacle: Exporters arranging the shipments may not be breaking any laws, even if so-called strawbuyers are sometimes deceptive.

Toyota aims to hold U.S. Hispanic market lead as segment grows

Automotive Business Review - 20 July, 2014 - 23:49
Toyota plans to remain the top-selling auto brand among U.S. Hispanic customers as competing automakers boost efforts to win a bigger share of business from the nation's largest ethnic minority group, a top executive said Sunday.

Champagne on ice for Europe’s carmakers

Financial Times - 20 July, 2014 - 15:29
Europe’s car market is stuttering into life, but the rise in demand is nowhere near enough to fill idle, inefficient, factories that are bleeding cash

GM eyes budget range for Europe

Financial Times - 20 July, 2014 - 14:54
US carmaker wants to recapture sales lost to budget marques such as Kia, Hyundai and Dacia, as it fights to return to profitability in Europe

Automakers await the details of EPA plan for mpg road tests

Automotive Business Review - 20 July, 2014 - 05:01
Automakers see merit in an EPA proposal that would require them to road test vehicles to verify mileage claims, but they are unclear on how the tests would be handled.

GM's future product challenge

Automotive Business Review - 20 July, 2014 - 05:01
GM's product cadence has officially escaped the post-bankruptcy doldrums. Now the challenge is to keep it humming.

Warning in your car may be about you

Automotive Business Review - 20 July, 2014 - 05:01
Automakers are tinkering with a variety of in-car health apps that monitor biometric data such as heart rate, blood sugar, allergies or alertness and relay the information to a driver.

Muscular Challenger bulks up its interior

Automotive Business Review - 20 July, 2014 - 05:01
The 707-hp SRT Hellcat will generate the most smoke at the drag strip, but it's the rest of the re-engineered Dodge Challenger lineup that likely will fire the interest of consumers.
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