English Press / Presse anglaise

Smartphone app Zubie adds automotive retail and service perks

Automotive Business Review - 18 December, 2014 - 13:00
Drivers don't need a calendar to let them know when to go in for a service check -- Zubie can tell them. And now, the smartphone app is offering perks as well.

U.S. market has never been more competitive, IHS says

Automotive Business Review - 18 December, 2014 - 12:00
The battle for market share among the largest eight automakers in the U.S. has never been greater as the range between them continues to narrow, a report from IHS Automotive said today.

Takata CEO takes out newspaper ads in reaction to airbag crisis

Automotive Business Review - 18 December, 2014 - 11:57
Takata, the embattled airbag maker, stepped up its response to a global auto-safety crisis by distributing an open letter from its CEO in U.S. and German newspapers.

BYD sheds 29% in mystery sell-off

Financial Times - 18 December, 2014 - 09:59
Buffett-backed Chinese electric carmaker unaware of any reason for panic selling

Visteon to sell stake in air-con venture

Financial Times - 18 December, 2014 - 07:33
US car parts maker to offload 70% of Halla Visteon for $3.6bn

BYD plummets 47% in mystery sell-off

Financial Times - 18 December, 2014 - 07:24
Trading volumes nearly seven times the fifteen-day average

Takata says it has sufficient funds to deal with recalls

Automotive Business Review - 18 December, 2014 - 03:27
Airbag maker Takata has sufficient funds to deal with a global recall that has climbed to about 21 million vehicles after five deaths linked to its products, the company's CEO told the Nikkei newspaper.

Takata says it has sufficient funds to deal with recalls, report says

Automotive Business Review - 18 December, 2014 - 03:27
Airbag maker Takata has sufficient funds to deal with a global recall that has climbed to about 21 million vehicles after five deaths linked to its products, the company's CEO told the Nikkei newspaper.

Volvo to provide 4-year subscription to SiriusXM traffic, weather information

Automotive Business Review - 17 December, 2014 - 20:40
Volvo customers will receive a 4-year subscription to SiriusXM traffic and weather information when purchasing a 2015 1/2 model equipped with the latest generation of Volvo Sensus Connect, the company's connected car platform, Volvo said Wednesday.

Visteon to sell Halla Climate unit stake for $3.6 billion

Automotive Business Review - 17 December, 2014 - 17:38
Visteon has agreed to sell a majority stake in Halla Visteon Climate Control to South Korea's Hankook Tire and its investment partner for $3.6 billion, to focus on connected-vehicle solutions and cockpit electronics.

Mercedes-Benz USA mulls move south, reports say

Automotive Business Review - 17 December, 2014 - 14:17
Mercedes-Benz, after more than 40 years in New Jersey, is considering moving its U.S. headquarters south to Georgia or North Carolina, according to media reports.

Supplier Brose to invest $97.6M in Detroit area expansion, add 388 jobs

Automotive Business Review - 17 December, 2014 - 13:21
Brose North America plans to invest $97.6 million to expand at three locations around Detroit, generating 388 new jobs.

Acura to unwrap NSX at Detroit auto show

Automotive Business Review - 17 December, 2014 - 13:00
Acura will reveal a production version of the NSX supercar -- the luxury brand's long-awaited halo car -- in Detroit next month.

GM customers demand payment for 'callous cover-up' of defect

Automotive Business Review - 17 December, 2014 - 12:56
Owners of General Motors cars with faulty ignition switches turned to the only judge who can help them, saying it's wrong to shield the automaker behind bankruptcy law.

Honda ran tests on fatal airbag flaw, frustrated by Takata reticence, report says

Automotive Business Review - 17 December, 2014 - 12:34
Honda was so concerned by mounting recalls for Takata airbags -- and frustrated by its supplier's failure to explain why some have exploded, killing five people with shrapnel -- that it bought used and scrapped cars in Japan to conduct its own tests.

U.S. prepares for legal battle with Takata over airbag recall

Automotive Business Review - 17 December, 2014 - 03:33
U.S. regulators investigating failures of Takata Corp. airbags are preparing for a legal fight in case the Japanese parts maker doesn't comply with a request to expand a recall.

The road ahead for NHTSA's new chief

Automotive Business Review - 17 December, 2014 - 03:30
Mark Rosekind, confirmed to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, faces immediate pressure to take a tougher stance with automakers and suppliers on safety matters, reset the agency's culture and manage the coming wave of...

Rosekind confirmed by Senate for top NHTSA post

Automotive Business Review - 17 December, 2014 - 03:30
Mark Rosekind's nomination to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was confirmed late Tuesday by the U.S. Senate, filling a lengthy vacancy atop the nation's auto safety regulator.

Geely falls 19% after profit warning

Financial Times - 17 December, 2014 - 01:53
Chinese carmaker blames weak sales and rouble depreciation
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