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GM dealers take on more loaners

Automotive Business Review - 13 déc. 2014 - 06:01
Dealers are seeing a huge expansion of General Motors' Courtesy Transportation Program, a bid to create better loyalty via the service lane and by getting more people to try vehicles.

Renault-Nissan Alliance shuffles purchasing team

Automotive Business Review - 12 déc. 2014 - 21:04
The Renault-Nissan Alliance said today has shuffled its executive purchasing team, promoting Yasuhiro Yamauchi, 58, to executive vice president of the two companies' joint purchasing operation.

FTC launches second crackdown on auto dealer advertising

Automotive Business Review - 12 déc. 2014 - 20:13
The Federal Trade Commission today charged two auto dealership groups with violating earlier orders from the FTC to avoid misleading advertising regarding payments and financing, such as improper use of fine print and failure to adequately disclose...

Audi Q7 slims down for 2015

Automotive Business Review - 12 déc. 2014 - 19:48
Audi is shrinking the Q7 SUV. By reducing the size slightly and constructing the body with a mixture of high-strength steel and aluminum, the three-row SUV drops 716 pounds.

Ford elects former FCC chairman Kennard to its board

Automotive Business Review - 12 déc. 2014 - 18:38
Ford elected William Kennard, former US ambassador to the European Union and FCC chairman, to its board of directors.

Mazda expands airbag inflator recall

Automotive Business Review - 12 déc. 2014 - 17:52
Mazda said it will replace driver-side Takata airbag inflators in some 330,000 vehicles in the United States, expanding an earlier effort limited to regions with high humidity.

Rules require fuel-efficiency gains

Financial Times - 12 déc. 2014 - 14:10
Government regulations already having a significant impact on truck market

Cheap fuel powers big car sales in US

Financial Times - 12 déc. 2014 - 13:54
Demand for SUVs and pick-up trucks surges but fuel economy worries take the back seat

Aston Martin raising £150m for new models

Financial Times - 12 déc. 2014 - 13:21
UK-based carmaker plans sport utility vehicle in bid to redefine the luxury 4x4 market

Tesla's China president resigns after less than 9 months in post

Automotive Business Review - 12 déc. 2014 - 13:00
Tesla Motors said its top manager in China is leaving the company after less than nine months in the position.

Chrysler expands airbag recall tally following NHTSA criticism

Automotive Business Review - 12 déc. 2014 - 12:31
Chrysler Group has agreed to further expand its regional recall of older-model Dodge and Chrysler vehicles equipped with airbag inflators manufactured by Takata -- a week after federal safety regulators criticized the automaker's response to the...

N.Y. Department of Financial Services subpoenas captives, 2 banks over subprime auto lending

Automotive Business Review - 12 déc. 2014 - 01:10
New York state's financial services regulator has subpoenaed financing divisions of automakers including Ford, Honda, Nissan and Volkswagen, along with banks Santander and TD Bank, as part of a probe of possible consumer abuses in subprime auto...

Daimler to put €2.5bn into pension

Financial Times - 12 déc. 2014 - 00:47
Move resolves queries over what to do with large cash pile

Automakers say selection of firm to test Takata inflators will come soon

Automotive Business Review - 12 déc. 2014 - 00:15
Automakers investigating the scope and cause of sudden ruptures in Takata airbags concluded their first meeting Thursday in metro Detroit without selecting an outside engineering firm to conduct the group's testing.

GM offers fix on small-car ignitions to prevent stuck keys

Automotive Business Review - 12 déc. 2014 - 00:15
General Motors is offering to repair customers' Chevrolet Cobalts and other older small cars to prevent keys from getting stuck in the ignition, but the company said it isn't issuing a recall because the problem doesn't pose a safety risk.

Janet Barnard named president of Manheim North America

Automotive Business Review - 11 déc. 2014 - 23:34
Manheim North America COO Janet Barnard has been named president of the auction company, effective immediately, the company's parent, Cox Automotive, said Thursday.

Fields predicts 'breakthrough year' for Ford in 2015

Automotive Business Review - 11 déc. 2014 - 22:33
Ford CEO Mark Fields said 2015 will be 'a breakthrough year' for Ford after a large number of vehicle launches trimmed profit margins in 2014.

Convert traditional vehicles to EVs? Ford, GM and others are brainstorming

Automotive Business Review - 11 déc. 2014 - 22:26
Tony Earley, CEO of utility Pacific Gas and Electric in California and a member of Ford Motor Co.'

Kentucky dealer Sam Swope dies at 88

Automotive Business Review - 11 déc. 2014 - 22:11
Sam Swope, who acquired his first auto dealership -- a Dodge and Plymouth store -- in 1952 and went on to build a wide-ranging brand portfolio in Kentucky, died Tuesday, Dec. 9.

DriveTime names Manheim, low-end vehicle auction as exclusive remarketers

Automotive Business Review - 11 déc. 2014 - 22:07
DriveTime has named Manheim and Go Auto Exchange, an auction that specializes in dealer-to-dealer sales of low-end used vehicles, as its exclusive sales outlet for remarketing vehicles.
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