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Nissan expands U.S. recall of cars with defective Takata airbags

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2014 - 19:45
Nissan is expanding by 226,326 vehicles a U.S. recall of older models equipped with defective airbags made by Takata, Nissan said in an amended filing posted Saturday by U.S. safety regulators.

VW brand replacing global marketing chief

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2014 - 05:01
The global marketing chief for the VV brand, Simon Thomas, is leaving after about a year in the post. Thomas will be succeeded by Xavier Chardon, the VW brand's European sales chief.

Millennials drawn to car-sharing services, but eventually, they buy

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2014 - 05:01
Car- and ride-sharing programs are changing the way city dwellers get around and the way millennials think about car ownership.

AutoNation: Recalls crimp service

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2014 - 05:01
The record recalls this year are creating capacity bottlenecks in the service shops of the country's largest new-vehicle dealership group.

Mitsubishi retools flagship Japan plant before hybrid push

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2014 - 05:01
Mitsubishi is overhauling its flagship assembly plant in Japan to slash production costs and boost capacity as it readies for increased output of plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Jaguar Land Rover cuts prices on 3 models in China in response to government probe

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2014 - 00:40
Jaguar Land Rover will cut prices on 3 models by an average of $32,300 starting August 1, after the National Development and Reform Commission, China's state planner, launched an investigation into monopolistic prices in the auto industry, the...

Fisker's Chinese owner plans 2nd model after Karma output resumes

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2014 - 22:51
The Chinese owner of Fisker Automotive hopes to launch a second model that would join the $100,000 Karma luxury plug-in hybrid in three years, according to the company's chairman.

NHTSA to investigate older GM models for software, airbag glitch

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2014 - 20:03
NHTSA will investigate whether 320,000 older Chevrolet Impalas have a software defect that might cause airbags to fail to deploy in a crash.

Hella planning IPO later this year, report says

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2014 - 19:49
German automotive supplier Hella is working with Citigroup and banks on an initial public offering later this year, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Strong retail demand to push U.S. sales higher in July, forecasts show

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2014 - 19:44
The pace of auto sales has slowed slightly after hitting an eight-year high in June, but July's results are still shaping up to be at least 9 percent better than a year ago, according to four forecasts.

GM remains bullish on Chevrolet-Manchester United sponsorship deal

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2014 - 19:00
One bad season for Manchester United has not shaken GM's belief in its $559 million (415 million euro) sponsorship deal with the English soccer club.

Porsche Cayenne to offer new twin-turbo engine, plug-in hybrid for '15

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2014 - 18:15
The freshened '15 Porsche Cayenne will offer a new twin-turbo engine, a plug-in hybrid model, and prices that range from 3 to 11 percent higher, when it goes on sale Nov. 1 in the United States.

Mazda expands U.S. recall of cars with faulty Takata airbags

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2014 - 17:51
Mazda will broaden a recall of cars sold in the United States because an airbag inflator, supplied by Japanese supplier Takata, could rupture and seriously injure occupants.

South African union said to reject wage deal to end strike, resume car output

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2014 - 14:49
South Africa's biggest union will probably reject the latest pay offer from employers to end a three-week strike that has idled light-vehicle output and other manufacturing because of a clause related to workplace bargaining, a union official said.

Lear profits rise on higher vehicle output, record seating volume, electrical gains

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2014 - 13:03
Lear's second-quarter profits rose to $148.5 million on higher light-vehicle output, record seating sales, and solid gains and expanded profit margins in its electrical distribution business.

Ford, FBI investigating former engineer for possible espionage

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2014 - 11:38
An engineer recently fired by Ford is being investigated for possible espionage after the FBI found 8 listening devices installed in the company's world headquarters in Dearborn, Mich.

FBI investigating former Ford engineer for possible espionage

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2014 - 11:38
An engineer recently fired by Ford is being investigated for possible espionage after the FBI found listening devices installed in the company's headquarters, The Detroit News reported today.

VW said to consider planning center in Brazil to revive sales

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2014 - 09:07
VW Group is mulling a planning center in Brazil. It would be part of the automaker's 3.6 billion euro ($4.85 billion) investment in new models, plants and technology for the country through 2018, sources said.

Audi, BMW and Mercedes pressure Ford, GM as UK market booms

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2014 - 05:01
Germany's premium automakers are benefiting most from the UK car market boom. Audi, BMW and Mercedes are winning customers from mass-market brands such as Ford and Vauxhall.

ZF's pursuit of TRW may spark wave of mergers in supply chain

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2014 - 05:01
The biggest auto-parts deal since 2007 may be just the start of consolidation, with Autoliv and Visteon among the next potential targets, analysts say.
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