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Nissan Maxima to follow Murano with show-car flair

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 20:33
Nissan said the next redesigned Maxima sedan will reach showrooms looking almost identical to the flashy Sport Sedan Concept it unveiled in January in Detroit.

GM ordered redesigned ignition switch from Delphi for Cadillac SRX

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 20:19
Delphi redesigned the ignition switch for the Cadillac SRX crossover to increase its torque about two months before making similar changes to the Chevrolet Cobalt ignition switch at the center of General Motors' recall crisis.

Acura TLX much more than rebadged Accord

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 20:08
Acura unveiled today the production version of its redesigned 2015 TLX mid-sized sedan, a car that will replace the TL and TSX sedans in its lineup for the United States.

Johnson Controls diversifies away from autos with $1.6 billion deal

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 19:54
Johnson Controls, seeking to lessen its reliance on the cyclical auto industry, agreed to acquire Texas-based ventilation products company, Air Distribution Technologies, for $1.6 billion.

U.S. senators press Delphi for answers on recalled GM cars

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 18:46
Lawmakers probing how GM used faulty ignition switches in many vehicles are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive.

Scion charts new lineup for U.S.

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 17:37
Toyota's Scion brand, struggling to boost sales with aged products, plans to replace three of its five nameplates in the United States over a two-year period starting in 2015.

Fields sees Ford Europe growth, eyes break-even by mid-decade

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 16:19
Ford is sticking with its forecast for a smaller loss in Europe this year and break-even by 2015 even as the company sees signs of growth, COO Mark Fields said today.

GM rejected better ignition part in 2001 to save money, safety advocates say

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 15:36
General Motors chose not to use a more robust ignition-switch part in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars while they were being designed, a decision that may have led to deaths, safety advocates said.

Hyundai goes mild with 2015 Sonata makeover

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 15:15
Hyundai is tweaking the recipe that made the Sonata one of the industry's hottest mid-sized sedans in recent years with a makeover for 2015 that is more mild than spicy.

Toyota overhauls Camry in bid to make it 'best we've ever built'

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 14:30
Toyota, fighting to extend the Camry's 12-year reign as the best-selling car in the United States, showered its flagship sedan with superlatives as it unveiled a new edition today.

Toyota renews Camry to add 'style, comfort and performance'

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 14:30
In 2011, Toyota touted the newest Camry for its "bold, sophisticated" design. Reviewers responded with labels such as "no stunner" and "quiet, and otherwise unremarkable."

ATandT says it has made connected-car deal with undisclosed global automaker

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 13:13
ATandT, the largest U.S. phone company, said it reached a deal with a global automaker to add to its ranks of customers looking to bring connectivity to cars.

Daimler said to plan Maybach S class unveiling at Los Angeles show

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 10:02
Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its S-class limousine that will be unveiled at the Guangzhou and Los Angeles auto shows in November, a person familiar with the company's plans said.

Daimler said to be planning to unveil Maybach S class at Los Angeles show

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 10:02
Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its S-class limousine that will be unveiled at the Guangzhou and Los Angeles auto shows in November, a person familiar with the company's plans said.

Maserati said to weigh new sports car after orders triple

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 09:28
Maserati will probably increase production and add the Alfieri sports car to its lineup after advance sales at the upscale Italian brand have almost tripled over 2013's deliveries, sources said.

Ghosn sees 'bright spots' for carmakers as sales grow in U.S., China

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 06:23
Global carmakers will see rising demand this year as sales in China and the United States expand and Europe starts to grow again, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said.

Why the Mustang II should get its due

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 05:01
One member of the Mustang family won't have a very high-profile role at this week's 50th anniversary celebrations: the 1974-78 Mustang II.

Audi to revive A3 hatch in U.S., sans gasoline

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 05:01
Audi has decided to bring back the five-door version of its A3 compact to the United States -- but without an ordinary gasoline engine. The five-door body style will be available with a 2-liter TDI engine next summer, Audi said today.

Chevy enters small crossover segment with the Trax

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 00:00
Chevrolet is adding the Trax to its lineup in the United States, making it the latest brand to enter the budding market for petite crossovers. The 2015 Trax was unveiled tonight, on the eve of the New York auto show.

Bridgestone executives indicted for auto parts price fixing

Automotive Business Review - 15 April, 2014 - 23:27
One current Bridgestone executive and two who formerly worked for the Japanese tire company have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Cleveland for allegedly conspiring to fix automotive-part prices.
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