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Toyota design chief sees future without mass-market cars

Automotive Business Review - 15 févr. 2018 - 18:21
Toyota's new design chief believes that vehicles will shift towards either generic boxes on wheels for everyday use or ultra-luxury cars, wiping out the need for mass-market models.

Toyota's only high-ranking female executive

Automotive Business Review - 15 févr. 2018 - 18:00
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. Last month, she was promoted to the second-highest job at the luxury Lexus division, becoming the only woman among the automaker's top 53 managers.

Global auto sales poised to set record in 2018

Automotive Business Review - 15 févr. 2018 - 17:49
Light-vehicle sales are on track to rise to a record of more than 97 million units globally this year, despite a second straight annual decline in North America, according to an LMC forecast.

Toyota recalls Camry, Lexus models on fire risk

Automotive Business Review - 15 févr. 2018 - 17:48
Toyota Motor North America is recalling 21,700 vehicles in the United States after discovering two defects that could lead to fires.

John Cena seeks to dismiss Ford lawsuit for flipping 2017 GT supercar

Automotive Business Review - 15 févr. 2018 - 16:04
Professional wrestler-turned-actor John Cena filed a motion to dismiss Ford's lawsuit against him for flipping his 2017 Liquid Blue GT supercar.

Uber CEO predicts Amazon-style losses to fuel lofty goals

Automotive Business Review - 15 févr. 2018 - 13:14
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi rattled through the company's ambitions: food delivery, freight, autonomous vehicles and even buses and bikes. Achieving such goals means the company will continue to lose money, he acknowledged.

Lincoln serves up ads for redesigned Navigator starring Serena Williams

Automotive Business Review - 15 févr. 2018 - 12:00
Lincoln has tapped tennis star Serena Williams to help sell the redesigned Navigator SUV in a social media ad campaign that launches Thursday.

NHTSA falling behind on auto regulations, lawmakers say

Automotive Business Review - 14 févr. 2018 - 21:13
Members of a House panel wonder whether NHTSA is stretched too thin to fulfill a growing list of responsibilities for ensuring motor vehicle safety and reducing traffic-related deaths.

Mobility news for 2.14.2018

Automotive Business Review - 14 févr. 2018 - 20:05
Happy Valentine's Day from Quick Shift, where love comes without a steering wheel or pedals.

Lithia Q4 net surges on tax gains, record revenue

Automotive Business Review - 14 févr. 2018 - 18:29
Lithia Motors' fourth-quarter net income surged on special gains, particularly from tax-law changes, and record revenue.

Tesla's China dream threatened by standoff over Shanghai factory

Automotive Business Review - 14 févr. 2018 - 16:24
Tesla is in danger of being relegated to an expensive niche in China because Elon Musk can't clinch a deal to open a factory there.

Lexus tops J.D. Power dependability ranking; Buick leads mass-market brands

Automotive Business Review - 14 févr. 2018 - 14:00
Buick has reclaimed the title as the most dependable mass-market brand after three years of vehicle ownership while luxury marque Lexus again topped the industry, according to J.D. Power.

GM plant closure is 'death sentence,' South Korean union says amid strike threat

Automotive Business Review - 14 févr. 2018 - 13:14
GM workers at a South Korean plant staged a protest on Wednesday against its planned closure, calling the move by the American automaker a "death sentence," and threatening a strike.

Credit scores rise as auto lenders cut back on riskier consumers

Automotive Business Review - 14 févr. 2018 - 06:01
Average credit scores on car loans rose to a six-year high in the fourth quarter, a new report says, a sign that lenders are raising standards as more borrowers fall behind on their bills.

BMW's redesigned X4 adds new engines, more power for 2019

Automotive Business Review - 14 févr. 2018 - 06:01
In addition to the new engines, the second-generation X4 moves to a new architecture -- BMW's CLAR platform -- and becomes lighter, more efficient and roomier.

BMW's redesigned X4 adds new engines, more power for 2019

Automotive Business Review - 14 févr. 2018 - 06:01
In addition to the new engines, the second-generation X4 moves to a new architecture -- BMW's CLAR platform -- and becomes lighter, more efficient and roomier.

Ram's Viking-filled spot tops the charts

Automotive Business Review - 14 févr. 2018 - 06:01
One of FCA's five commercials from this year's Super Bowl topped our viral video chart this week.

Fed rate hikes squeezing even the hottest automaker in the U.S.

Automotive Business Review - 14 févr. 2018 - 06:01
The Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes are making it costlier for even the hottest automaker in the United States to sell cars.

Mercedes' freshened C class gets more powerful engine

Automotive Business Review - 14 févr. 2018 - 00:00
The freshened 2019 Mercedes C300 and C300 4MATIC will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2018 with new front and rear styling, interior upgrades and a new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine.

Takata, U.S. government tangle over victim payments

Automotive Business Review - 13 févr. 2018 - 23:05
Airbag supplier Takata and the U.S. government have agreed how to divvy up $850 million in restitution payments to automakers, but the two still are debating in court over which victims will receive the remaining $125 million.
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