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Zuchowski to dealers: Get with the times

Automotive Business Review - 23 May, 2016 - 05:01
Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski is sounding a call to his dealers that their way of doing business must change - fast.

Contests boost benefits of just showing up

Automotive Business Review - 23 May, 2016 - 05:01
Victorville Motors, a Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealership in Southern California, created a car-giveaway contest to encourage perfect attendance among students at local high schools.

GM's Batey puts faith in numbers

Automotive Business Review - 23 May, 2016 - 05:01
Chat with General Motors' Alan Batey, and you'd hardly suspect that GM has given up more market share this year than any major automaker. That's because the North America chief sees plenty of other numbers he likes.

Honda rethinks Henry Ford's assembly line

Automotive Business Review - 23 May, 2016 - 05:01
Honda's new vehicle-assembly approach breaks with ideas that go back to Henry Ford. Instead of standing still as cars pass down the factory line, Honda associates in its newest plant work in teams that ride down the assembly line with the car.

Nissan says battery power could double

Financial Times - 22 May, 2016 - 18:06
Japanese carmaker wants to extend how far vehicles can travel without needing to be recharged

Eric Rosengren: full interview

Financial Times - 22 May, 2016 - 17:43
President of the Boston Fed explains why he is getting ready to back tighter monetary policy

Tesla case puts plant labor in spotlight

Automotive Business Review - 22 May, 2016 - 05:01
Eisenmann Corp., a construction contractor at the center of a report about labor abuses and safety lapses at a Tesla plant, is investigating all supplier contracts, a probe that could touch other automakers.

Mitsubishi's reversal of fortune

Automotive Business Review - 22 May, 2016 - 05:01
The resignation of Mitsubishi President Tetsuro Aikawa was the opposite result of the optimistic scenario that surrounded his rise just two years ago.

Packing heat? That's cool with some Texas dealers

Automotive Business Review - 22 May, 2016 - 05:01
On Jan. 1, it became legal in Texas to openly carry a handgun if the person has a license and the property owner does not display a sign banning the practice.

GM can't expect benefit of the doubt

Automotive Business Review - 21 May, 2016 - 05:01
GM said it made a simple mistake.

China's tastes shape Japan's luxury cars

Automotive Business Review - 21 May, 2016 - 05:01
Japan's premium designs are getting bolder and flashier as Lexus, Infiniti and Acura try to gain the attention of German-leaning Chinese luxury buyers.

Can traffic deaths be eliminated?

Automotive Business Review - 21 May, 2016 - 05:01
Getting to zero traffic fatalities may be unattainable, safety advocates concede. But they say it is possible to virtually eliminate the 30,000-plus annual highway deaths in the U.S.

Jeep Cherokee output resumes after steering wheel shortage

Automotive Business Review - 20 May, 2016 - 21:12
Fiat Chrysler began building Jeep Cherokees again Friday after a shortage of steering wheels interrupted several days of production of the midsize SUV earlier in the week.

Toyota to restart storm-damaged Texas truck plant

Automotive Business Review - 20 May, 2016 - 20:45
Toyota's San Antonio plant is expected to restart slowly on Friday afternoon after a storm knocked out power midweek and stopped production of midsize and large pickups.

GM's Cruise Automation tests autonomous Bolt EVs

Automotive Business Review - 20 May, 2016 - 20:45
General Motors and Cruise Automation have begun testing autonomous prototypes of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle.

ATandT adds connected-car plans, launches first ad campaign aimed at consumers

Automotive Business Review - 20 May, 2016 - 20:00
ATandT has added Volkswagen and Infiniti to its wireless connected-car program and is introducing a new connected-car data plan for existing tablet or smartphone customers with unlimited plans.

GM offers debit cards to owners of crossovers with inflated mpg ratings

Automotive Business Review - 20 May, 2016 - 18:30
General Motors will offer owners of 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave crossovers debit cards worth $450 to $1,500 to compensate them for buying the vehicles with inflated fuel-economy estimates.

Suppliers question Tesla's ambitious goals for Model 3 output

Automotive Business Review - 20 May, 2016 - 17:15
Tesla Motors has surprised auto parts makers with plans to move up high-volume production of the Model 3 to 2018, two years earlier than planned -- an acceleration that supplier executives and industry consultants say would be difficult to achieve...

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead, Coupe grab a piece of factory on way out

Automotive Business Review - 20 May, 2016 - 15:00
Rolls-Royce is ceasing production of the Phantom Drophead Coupe and Phantom Coupe and the last 50 cars -- already spoken for -- will take mementos with them: pieces of the assembly line where the cars were built.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead, Coupe sport a piece of factory on way out

Automotive Business Review - 20 May, 2016 - 15:00
Rolls-Royce is ceasing production of the Phantom Drophead Coupe and Phantom Coupe and the last 50 cars -- already spoken for -- will take mementos with them: pieces of the assembly line where the cars were built.
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