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GM ignition-switch death claims rise to 119

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 18:32
General Motors' defective ignition switches are now linked to 119 deaths, two more than a week ago, the office of attorney Kenneth Feinberg said.

Toyota uses geography-targeted Snapchat ads

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 17:33
Toyota is driving "Let's Go Places" to some new digital venues that are decidedly local.

Hyundai snags NFL sponsorship, replacing GM

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 17:00
Hyundai and the NFL jointly announced a four-year sponsorship deal today as the Korean automaker continued its push into sports marketing.

BMW, Toyota agree to platform on shared sports car

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 15:50
BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp. are moving ahead on a project to jointly develop a midsize sports car with an agreement on common underpinnings of major components for the model.

FCA recalls small number of SUVs over suspension complaint

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 13:28
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling a small number of new SUVs that may have been equipped with improperly heat-treated suspension components.

Admiral seals connected car agreement

Financial Times - 29 juin 2015 - 09:01
Motor insurer to generate video footage of a crash within minutes of an accident occurring

Car-sharing plan cuts owner costs

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 07:01
Ford Motor Co. is entering the car-sharing market with a program that will cut Ford Credit customers' vehicle costs by enabling them to rent out their cars. The pilot program, Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing, invites 26,000 select Ford Motor Credit Co.

Bosch positions for electrification growth

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 07:01
German supplier Robert Bosch and Japanese battery partner GS Yuasa are 'on a good path' toward developing a lithium ion battery that costs half as much as today's batteries but has twice the energy density, a top Bosch executive said.

No seat unturned in flood-damage search

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 07:01
Since torrential downpours hit Houston in late May, Bob Sluss has been extra vigilant about leaving no stone - or seat - unturned when appraising used vehicles.

CarMax makes big plans for smaller markets

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 07:01
CarMax Inc. plans to expand its reach by opening smaller stores in smaller markets, said CEO Tom Folliard. He said the used-vehicle powerhouse has identified at least 80 markets that will support stores that are downsized from typical CarMax outlets.

Alfa's high-power reboot

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 07:01
To revive Alfa Romeo, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, plans a performance-first approach.

After 'chicken tax,' a flood of foreign trucks?

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 07:01
Two free-trade deals the U.S. is trying to negotiate would roll back the so-called chicken tax. Critics of the tax say it has priced imported trucks out of the market, shielding the Detroit 3's biggest profit machine from robust foreign competition.

Leaf to get a big boost in driving range

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 07:01
Nissan, fighting falling sales of its Leaf electric vehicle, plans a midcycle update as early as August that aims to deliver a big boost in the EV's driving range, a person familiar with the project said.

Ford builds in Silicon Valley -- and talent comes

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 07:01
Ford's Silicon Valley research center is helping the automaker attract employees with different backgrounds and perspectives than it usually gets at its home campus in Michigan.

Why talk of GM-FCA tie-up just won't die

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 07:01
Few auto industry pundits seem to be taking Sergio Marchionne's awkwardly public pursuit of a merger with General Motors very seriously. And yet, there must be some reason why the idea keeps resurfacing.

Message to NHTSA: Reform first, funding later

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 07:01
In previous congressional hearings on auto safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's shortcomings in major defect cases were largely cast as the result of corporate deception and a lack of agency resources.

Dodge to build more Hellcat engines

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 07:01
Fiat Chrysler plans to substantially increase production of the popular 707-hp Hellcat engines.

NYC dealership must provide documents for non-English speakers

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 07:01
As part of a settlement with the New York attorney general's office, a New York City dealership group must begin providing translations of sales documents to customers who negotiate their vehicle purchases in languages other than English.

Mini gets serious with the new Clubman

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 07:01
Mini will take a more serious tone in marketing for the new Clubman, which it is aiming at premium compact buyers.

Next-gen Prius may be ill-timed, but not ill-fated

Automotive Business Review - 29 juin 2015 - 07:01
While the timing isn't ideal, dealers, analysts and Toyota itself are all bullish on the prospects for the next-gen Prius. They credit the strength of the Prius brand, its promising looks and what's shaping up as a solid backup plan.
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