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Honda to take $53 million charge for recalls, including Fit

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 12:57
Honda Motor Co. said it will book 5.7 billion yen ($53 million) in additional recall charges for vehicles, including the top-selling Fit compact car and the new Vezel SUV.

Tesla offers leasing options for new Model S in U.S.

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 12:49
Tesla Motors unveiled a leasing policy for its new Model S with an option for buyers in the United States to return the car within three months of purchase.

Toyota's global sales rise 3% as race with VW tightens

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 12:38
Toyota said worldwide sales climbed 3 percent through September as the carmaker battles Volkswagen to be the global sales leader. The race is playing out as automakers contend with mounting recalls and rising scrutiny over the safety of vehicles.

Takata to form quality control committeee; CEO apologizes for airbag crisis

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 12:30
Takata said it will form a global quality control committee in response to an auto-safety crisis created by flaws in its airbags. The company's CEO also issued an apology.

Dodge brothers back in action in new TV spots

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 06:01
The last time a Detroit automaker resurrected a dead guy for an ad campaign, the result was widely panned.

Scion's iM concept suggests Toyota's Auris is U.S.-bound

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 06:01
Toyota Motor Corp., on a mission to rejuvenate its youth-oriented Scion brand, may replace its boxy xB subcompact with a version of Europe's Toyota Auris, new images suggest.

Auto industry uses 3-D printing heavily in product development

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 06:01
Companies as old as Ford and as new as Local Motors have embraced 3-D printing, a technology that promises faster development, lower costs and a reduction in mechanical failures.

AutoNews Now will pack more news in TV redesign

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 06:01
Automotive News TV's afternoon newscast marks its sixth anniversary this week with a fresh look. A new set and graphics will be part of the redesign of "AutoNews Now." Other changes will allow the show to include more late-breaking news.

Toyota drops resistance to 3-shift plants

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 06:01
Toyota Motor Corp. is rethinking its longtime resistance to three-shift factories as it seeks to build more vehicles amid a self-imposed freeze on building more plants.

Edmunds YouTube flap underscores tension with 3rd-party sites

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 06:01
Edmunds.com's YouTube ad campaign that spoofed price haggling at dealerships lasted just two days.

Next-generation Wrangler will get an aluminum body

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 06:01
It's looking more and more like the next-generation Jeep Wrangler will have an aluminum body, keep its body-on-frame construction and remain built in Toledo, Ohio. That means Chrysler will likely produce more Wranglers for U.S.

'Un-Honda-like' problems plague new plant in Mexico

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 06:01
Honda's new $800 million plant in Celaya, about 160 miles northwest of Mexico City, has been struggling to meet demand amid problems caused by a green labor force, language barriers and a rail system prone to delays and occasional thefts, according...

Surge of used cars stings

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 06:01
A rising supply of used vehicles, particularly late-model cars and trucks coming off lease, already is hitting some companies in their pocket books. That supply -- and the number of companies affected - will continue to grow.

Chinese carmakers import design talent to compete globally

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 06:01
Not long ago, the styling of China's domestic brands was a laughingstock. Not anymore. Chinese automakers are hiring experienced foreign designers to mentor their fledgling programs.

Industry uses 3-D printing heavily in product development

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 06:01
Companies as old as Ford and as new as Local Motors have embraced 3-D printing, a technology that promises faster development, lower costs and a reduction in mechanical failures.

Chrysler video games bolster dealership sales staff training

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 06:01
Chrysler Group is about to encourage dealership salespeople to play video games during downtime. The automaker has created four video games to help salespeople learn the fine points of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles.

N.J. dealer lets customers choose the charity

Automotive Business Review - 27 oct. 2014 - 06:01
One dealer's charitable impulse turned into a community fundraising powerhouse under the banner Kindle Community Challenge.

Carmakers chase consumers in sales drive

Financial Times - 26 oct. 2014 - 17:33
Hyundai claims to lead the way with a dealership of the future in mall

Chrysler 200 ads are 'Ready to Take on the World'

Automotive Business Review - 26 oct. 2014 - 16:30
The Chrysler brand is expanding the evolution of its "Imported from Detroit" theme with four TV commercials touting the 2015 Chrysler 200.

NHTSA back in cross hairs as airbag crisis escalates

Automotive Business Review - 26 oct. 2014 - 06:01
For the second time this year, a long-standing defect linked to deaths and injuries has triggered a mushrooming auto-safety crisis, lending more fuel to criticism that federal regulators haven't done enough to protect consumers from such dangers.
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