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Subaru turns 50

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
Subaru of America, the Japanese automaker celebrating its 50th anniversary in the U.S. this year, may appear to be unstoppable at the moment. But that hasn't always been the case.

Toyota isn't sweating North America slump

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
How serious are Toyota's problems in North America? Big enough to undercut the parent company's latest quarterly results, but not enough to dim the outlook for the fiscal year or to make Toyota an outlier among its competitors.

Tesla's scramble for lithium

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
Tesla's talks to invest in a lithium supplier indicate automakers have a long road ahead to secure a steady supply of the metal to support the mass production of electric vehicles.

Ford rushes to build more SUVs

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
Ford and Lincoln dealers can't get enough of their biggest, most expensive SUVs to keep up with customer demand, so the automaker is investing $25 million to speed up the assembly line in Kentucky.

Hendrick Group sued over commissions

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
Hendrick Automotive is being sued by 33 former sales associates who allege its Chevrolet of Naples store manipulated profit margins to pay smaller commissions.

Mercedes, BMW expect truck sales to surpass cars this year

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
When the majority of sales for the German luxury leaders become crossovers and SUVs, the luxury market's shift to truck dominance will be complete.

GM Korea becomes latest cost target

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
A restructuring of GM's Korean operation could combine elements of its Australia strategy #8212; where it quit manufacturing but remained in the consumer market #8212; and its India strategy, where it kept manufacturing for export, but abandoned...

Toyota's Elkington takes pioneering role seriously

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
Watching the cars come off the line and helping workers would be an "ideal day" for Susan Elkington. But as the first female director of Toyota's largest factory, she has bigger responsibilities.

Will Mercedes build a 7-passenger GLB?

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
Mercedes-Benz will add to its compact vehicle family in 2019 when it launches the GLB crossover #8212; and a seven-passenger version is reportedly in the offing.

Jaguar E-Pace is a serious off-roader

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
Jaguar's E-Pace has the same bones as Land Rover's Discovery Sport and the upcoming new-generation Range Rover Evoque. So even though it is highly unlikely that E-Pace drivers will veer far into the weeds, that capability is built-in.

Inventory mix nearly matches market demand

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
The mix of light trucks and cars in inventory on Feb. 1 closely matched what shoppers want to buy.

Mexico's record auto output revised upward for 2017

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
The Mexican auto industry revised its 2017 record auto production upward after newcomer Audi reported numbers from its Q5 plant in San Jose Chiapa, Puebla.

DHG, NCM form joint venture to tackle dealers' problems

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
Two dealership service powerhouses have formed a joint venture to research problems and identify solutions for dealers in the evolving retail landscape.

Luther Automotive Group mines data to find customers

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
By studying its most loyal customers and marketing specifically to similar households near one of its dealerships, a Minnesota group not only increased sales but also generated significantly higher profits on those incremental deals.

FCA plan to produce more in Detroit has ripples

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
Moving FCA's heavy-duty Ram pickup from Mexico to Detroit will have the impact of a new plant -- but suppliers are waiting to see what's expected.

Panasonic's U.S. chief sees more EV battery plants coming

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
Panasonic Corp. is ready to add battery capacity as automakers announce new EVs.

AutoNation FandI profit hits high

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 05:01
AutoNation's FandI gross profit per new vehicle retailed reached an all-time high in the fourth quarter, lifted by branded product sales and a training approach that boosts weaker stores' results.

Takata, injured drivers reach deal to likely end U.S. bankruptcy

Automotive Business Review - 12 February, 2018 - 02:16
Takata reached a settlement with its creditors, plaintiffs' lawyers and automakers that should smooth the way to end its Chapter 11 bankruptcy and sell its viable operations.

Toyota leaves Pyeongchang podium to S. Korean rivals

Automotive Business Review - 11 February, 2018 - 14:20
Toyota realized before signing on as a new Olympic sponsor almost three years ago that South Korea's Winter Games, like the local car market, would always belong to local rivals Hyundai and Kia.

Samsung to test self-driving cars on public roads

Financial Times - 2 May, 2017 - 05:39
Seoul decision allows tech company to compete with likes of Uber, Alphabet and Apple
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