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Ally launches stock buyback, first dividend as public company

Automotive Business Review - 19 July, 2016 - 17:03
Ally Financial, in another benchmark event during its long recovery from the Great Recession, said it is launching a stock buyback valued at up to $700 million along with its first dividend as a public company.

VW execs covered up diesel cheating, state lawsuits allege

Automotive Business Review - 19 July, 2016 - 16:48
Senior VW executives including former CEO Martin Winterkorn covered up evidence that the German automaker cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests for years, three U.S. states charged on Tuesday in civil lawsuits against the company.

VW execs covered up diesel cheating, N.Y. lawsuit alleges

Automotive Business Review - 19 July, 2016 - 16:48
Senior executives at Volkswagen AG including its former CEO covered up evidence that the German automaker had cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests for years, New York state charged on Tuesday in a civil lawsuit against the company.

Honda redraws Accord profile with fastback styling

Automotive Business Review - 19 July, 2016 - 16:45
New spy photos signal the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord will have more of a fastback profile. The exterior, while heavily camouflaged, features a more swooping, sweeping design throughout the sedan, especially in the rear.

Why we shouldn't let the VW scandal kill diesel powertrains

Automotive Business Review - 19 July, 2016 - 16:45
Volkswagen's travails aside, modern diesel engines such as Fiat Chrysler's 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 still deserve a seat at the main table of automakers' fuel economy strategies.

Developers of Michigan self-driving car project to buy more than 300 acres

Automotive Business Review - 19 July, 2016 - 16:35
Developers of the planned American Center for Mobility autonomous vehicle testing site plan to purchase more than 300 acres of the former Willow Run bomber factory for $1.2 million, the state said Monday.

Tesla Motors changes web address to Tesla.com

Automotive Business Review - 19 July, 2016 - 16:23
Tesla Motors has changed its internet address from teslamotors.com to tesla.com, hinting at a possible company name change as part of CEO Elon Musk's latest and still undisclosed "master plan."

VW boss told of emission issue: NY prosecutor

Financial Times - 19 July, 2016 - 14:30
Müller allegedly alerted to engineering challenges that led to use of defeat devices

Volvo cost-cutting delivers profits boost

Financial Times - 19 July, 2016 - 12:13
Swedish truckmaker overcomes decline in North American market

Mahindra tests UK electric car market

Financial Times - 19 July, 2016 - 11:23
Indian group hopes to move on from the derided G-Wiz with its new e2o hatchback

Mazda pushes craftsmanship in top viral video campaign

Automotive Business Review - 19 July, 2016 - 05:01
To hammer home the point of craftsmanship, the spot shows leather being stitched together on a steering wheel while wood grain is being carved as viewers get a glimpse of the CX-9's interior.

Honda audit finds Takata engineers manipulated airbag test data

Automotive Business Review - 19 July, 2016 - 01:45
Japanese safety products supplier Takata routinely manipulated results of airbag inflator tests reported to Honda, according to an ongoing audit commissioned by the supplier and its biggest customer.

Fiat probed by US over car sales reports

Financial Times - 18 July, 2016 - 21:45
DoJ and SEC examining revenue recognition issues

VW to face suit from U.S. states over diesel emissions, Maryland attorney general says

Automotive Business Review - 18 July, 2016 - 21:04
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said in a statement that the state and others plan to sue Volkswagen AG over environmental damage from the company's so-called defeat devices designed to skirt pollution-control tests.

54.5 mpg target is off the table, U.S. regulators say

Automotive Business Review - 18 July, 2016 - 20:00
The U.S. government is adjusting its CAFE goals for the 2025 model year, saying the industry won't hit fleetwide fuel economy averages of 54.5 mpg because demand for trucks and SUVs is higher than expected.

Jeep Wrangler concept 'salutes' original Willys

Automotive Business Review - 18 July, 2016 - 20:00
Jeep produces a lot of special concepts. Moab, SEMA and auto shows usually get their fair share. But this one, this Wrangler 75th Salute concept is really, really the one it should build.

Fiat Chrysler sales reporting practices subject of U.S. probe

Automotive Business Review - 18 July, 2016 - 17:45
FCA US, which has chalked up 75 straight months of U.S. sales gains, is facing a coordinated federal probe into its sales reporting practices.

FBI, SEC investigating FCA US sales practices

Automotive Business Review - 18 July, 2016 - 17:45
Investigators from the FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission visited Fiat Chrysler Automobiles field staff in their homes and offices this month as part of a coordinated investigation into the automaker's U.S. sales reporting practices.

Ford's redesigned Super Duty pickup raises performance ante

Automotive Business Review - 18 July, 2016 - 17:30
Ford used the weight savings from an aluminum body to beef up the capabilities of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickups, which it says will beat the competition in towing, payload, torque and diesel horsepower ratings.

Tesla working with suppliers to improve Autopilot

Automotive Business Review - 18 July, 2016 - 16:45
Tesla is working with suppliers Bosch and Mobileye to refine its Autopilot technology, which has come under fire in recent weeks following a fatal accident that occurred while it was in use.
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