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Ford cuts Focus Electric price by $6,000

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 21:23
Ford slashed the price of the Focus Electric by $6,000 to $29,995, including shipping. The price reduction will remain in effect for all 2014 models and will continue when 2015 models are introduced.

Ford to close climate control plant, lay off 257 workers

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 21:11
Ford plans to shed the last line of business in nine-year-old Automotive Component Holdings LLC by December when ACH closes its Sheldon Road climate control plant in suburban Detroit and lays off its last 257 employees.

Viper plant to reopen in mid-November

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 21:05
Chrysler Group will restart the idled Conner Avenue plant in Detroit in mid-November to build the Dodge Viper.

Toyota ordered to pay $12.5 million to woman 'virtually decapitated' by seat belt

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 20:22
A California jury ordered Toyota to pay $12.5 million for being responsible for debilitating lap-only seat belt injuries in a 2010 crash.

Mich. blocks Tesla's sales model by plugging loophole

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 20:19
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill today that effectively bars Tesla Motors' direct-sales model in the state.

Jaguar Land Rover prepares for China push

Financial Times - 21 oct. 2014 - 20:14
Carmaker plans to build premium saloon to challenge German rivals

JLR China plant caps five-year resurgence

Financial Times - 21 oct. 2014 - 20:11
First factory in pivotal China car market to feed voracious domestic demand

Takata hit with 2 more airbag lawsuits

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 17:54
The recall crisis involving Takata airbags exploding with too much force and spraying occupants with metal shrapnel continues to grow, with two more lawsuits filed concerning accidents in older Honda cars.

Daimler will shift some Sprinter production to N.A. from Germany

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 17:51
Daimler said it will build the next-generation Mercedes Sprinter van in North America, shifting some production from Germany to improve competitiveness.

Suzuki: puttering up

Financial Times - 21 oct. 2014 - 16:26
Carmaker will be hit with a tax on mini-vehicles in Japan

Honeywell and DuPont hit by EU antitrust

Financial Times - 21 oct. 2014 - 16:13
Collaboration over coolant to meet emissions rules falls foul

Honeywell and DuPont hit by EU antitrust

Financial Times - 21 oct. 2014 - 16:13
Collaboration over coolant to meet emissions rules falls foul

NHTSA expands faulty airbag warning to 7.8 million vehicles

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 15:31
Auto safety regulators, for the second time late Tuesday, expanded their warning to owners of vehicles recalled for defective Takata airbags, urging them to get the airbags replaced.

NHTSA expands faulty airbag warning to 6.1 million vehicles

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 15:31
NHTSA expanded a warning late Tuesday about faulty airbags made by Japanese auto parts maker Takata to 6.1 million vehicles in the United States. The agency also corrected and expanded a list of vehicles included in an advisory on Monday.

Toyota-Honda airbag crisis deepens in blow to safety confidence

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 15:31
A deepening crisis involving deadly air bags is shaking confidence in the ability of automakers including Toyota and Honda to ensure the safety of millions of drivers in the United States.

Asbury raises its acquisition target

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 13:27
Asbury Automotive Group Inc.'s acquisition ambitions keep getting bigger. Asbury, the nation's seventh-largest dealership group, said today that it now aims to buy stores that will add $500 million in annual revenue during the next 18 months.

Asbury Automotive Q3 profit jumps 43%

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 13:27
Auto dealer group Asbury Automotive reported a 43 percent jump in quarterly profit as it sold more vehicles amid easier availability of credit.

Takata, wrestling with airbag recall, sees shares take 23% plunge

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 13:08
Takata shares plunged by a record in Tokyo trading after Toyota advised U.S. owners of its cars to seat passengers in the back amid reports of metal shrapnel being propelled from inside faulty airbags.

Takata stock, as airbag recall grows, takes a record 23% plunge

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 13:08
Takata plunged by a record in Tokyo trading after Toyota advised U.S. owners of its cars to seat passengers in the back amid reports of metal shrapnel being propelled from inside faulty airbags.

Takata stock, amid growing airbag recall, takes record 23% plunge

Automotive Business Review - 21 oct. 2014 - 13:08
Takata plunged by a record in Tokyo trading after Toyota advised U.S. owners of its cars to seat passengers in the back amid reports of metal shrapnel being propelled from inside faulty airbags.
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