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More conventional shape for Nissan Leaf

Automotive Business Review - 25 June, 2017 - 05:01
The 2018 Nissan Leaf, the second generation of the five-door battery-powered hatchback, is losing some of the dramatic styling on the original model.

How Ford turned around its J.D. Power quality ranking

Automotive Business Review - 25 June, 2017 - 05:01
The Ford brand achieved its highest initial-quality mark since the J.D. Power study started 30 years ago. Joe Hinrichs credits the turnaround to a series of moves begun in early 2013.

Senators' cybersecurity push may tie up autonomous-car legislation

Automotive Business Review - 24 June, 2017 - 05:01
Two senators are pushing for mandatory federal standards to defend vehicles against hackers. Automakers want a more flexible approach.

Can Amazon talk its way into the auto industry with Alexa?

Automotive Business Review - 24 June, 2017 - 05:01
Amazon aims to rapidly expand its presence in the auto industry through Alexa, its voice-enabled intelligent personal assistant.

Fiat Chrysler tweaks trim levels on 300, Charger and Cherokee

Automotive Business Review - 24 June, 2017 - 05:01
The changes come as FCA seeks to keep consumers interested in what is the oldest product lineup of any major automaker.

Honda engineer debunks own claim about cause of Takata airbag failures

Automotive Business Review - 23 June, 2017 - 20:19
Honda said an engineer who once suggested he knew a hidden truth about "the root cause" of Takata's defective airbags later indicated he was mistaken.

Takata bankruptcy would cloud auto industry's biggest recall

Automotive Business Review - 23 June, 2017 - 19:40
The expected bankruptcy of troubled airbag maker Takata throws a wild card into one of the biggest and most complicated recalls in automotive history.

GM settles with 203 plaintiffs over ignition switches

Automotive Business Review - 23 June, 2017 - 19:29
GM agreed to settle federal lawsuits by as many as 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches. The accord could also resolve hundreds of state court claims.

Tesla rolls through Michigan towing an Airstream

Automotive Business Review - 23 June, 2017 - 19:16
Tesla is touring Michigan with an Airstream trailer towed by the new Model X crossover -- a way to showcase its vehicles where they are unable to be sold.

Ford's China move casts new cloud on Mexican carmaking

Automotive Business Review - 23 June, 2017 - 18:36
A second U-turn this year by Ford in Mexico has raised the specter of Chinese competition for local carmaking, adding more economic and political pressure on the industry.

Tesla, others seek ways to keep drivers' hands on wheel

Automotive Business Review - 23 June, 2017 - 18:05
Automakers are using tiny cameras, sensors to track drooping heads, steering wheel monitors and audible alerts to ensure drivers pay attention when using advanced driver assistance systems.

Tesla, others seek ways to ensure drivers keep their hands on the wheel

Automotive Business Review - 23 June, 2017 - 18:05
Automakers are using tiny cameras, sensors to track drooping heads, steering wheel monitors and audible alerts to ensure drivers pay attention when using advanced driver assistance systems.

Alfa Romeo won't use incentives as brand puts panache over sales

Automotive Business Review - 23 June, 2017 - 17:24
Alfa Romeo's global brand chief says he won't cut prices to meet lofty U.S. sales goals, because he insists FCA isn't setting such targets.

Mitsubishi eyes Renault-Nissan resources to grow in U.S., China

Automotive Business Review - 23 June, 2017 - 17:00
Mitsubishi wants to tap the Renault-Nissan "toolbox" to unlock sales growth in the world's two biggest auto markets: the U.S. and China.

Barra meets with Canada's Justin Trudeau

Automotive Business Review - 23 June, 2017 - 15:13
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with GM CEO Mary Barra in Canada to discuss job creation, but neither the government nor automaker released details about the discussions.

Suppliers pick up old-school metal work

Automotive Business Review - 23 June, 2017 - 13:22
The industry might be planning a shift to electrification, but American Axle and its competitors are winning more business from traditional powertrains.

Panasonic sees the future of solar on car rooftops.

Automotive Business Review - 23 June, 2017 - 12:31
Panasonic sees the future of solar on car rooftops. The Japanese electronics giant has started producing a 180-watt array of solar cells that can be fixed to the roof of an automobile.

Waymo hires ex-Tesla engineer to lead self-driving hardware

Automotive Business Review - 23 June, 2017 - 11:54
Waymo has hired Satish Jeyachandran, Tesla's former director of hardware engineering. Jeyachandran spent nearly seven years at Tesla before leaving earlier this year.

Tesla in talks with labels for music-streaming service, report says

Automotive Business Review - 23 June, 2017 - 11:19
Tesla is in talks with record labels about creating its own music-streaming service, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

GM safety practices no longer under NHTSA oversight; meetings will continue

Automotive Business Review - 22 June, 2017 - 21:16
GM's safety practices are no longer under the oversight of federal regulators, but the automaker said it plans to keep meeting with them at least monthly about potential defects.
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