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Many drivers are ready for autonomous cars, survey says

Automotive Business Review - 29 juill. 2014 - 00:02
A significant percentage of drivers are ready for their cars to do the driving for them. In a study conducted in June by Insurance.

Consumer Reports presses Toyota to recall some 177,500 Camry hybrids

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 23:21
Consumer Reports called on Toyota to recall about 177,500 older Camry hybrid sedans to address potential power brake defects.

GM, Toyota plan to resume production in South Africa

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 23:07
GM and Toyota plan to resume production on Tuesday in South Africa and the nation's largest union agreed to end a four-week strike in the metals sector after accepting a wage increase offer from employers.

Tesla, Panasonic reach agreement on U.S. battery plant, report says

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 22:42
Panasonic has reached a basic agreement with Tesla Motors to initially supply the electric automaker's proposed lithium-ion battery plant in the United States with machinery to make battery cells, the Nikkei said.

2015 Cadillac ATS offers wireless charging dock

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 21:41
General Motors will offer wireless charging for smartphones for the first time in the 2015 Cadillac ATS sedan and coupe when they are launched this fall.

Ford hikes revamped F-150 pickup prices as much as $3,615

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 18:36
Ford is raising prices on the new 2015 aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup by $360 to $3,615, or 1 percent to 8 percent, and has trimmed the number of models to five from 11.

Ford hikes revamped F-150 pickup prices as much as $3,385

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 18:36
Ford is raising prices on the new 2015 aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup by $340 to $3,385, or 1 percent to 7 percent, and has trimmed the number of models to five from 11.

Ford raises F-150 prices, dealers begin ordering 2015 models

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 18:36
Dealers today began ordering 2015 Ford F-150 pickup trucks, which are lighter than earlier models, priced higher and include additional standard features, the company said.

Akerson says GM's problems were worse than execs thought

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 18:01
Former General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said the automaker's delayed ignition switch recall was indicative of a flawed corporate culture that was worse than he and other executives had originally recognized.

BMW unveils cheaper, suitcase-sized EV charger

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 17:02
BMW Group, which sees rapid recharging as key to the success of its new BMW i3 electric vehicle, said today that it has helped develop a less expensive charger the size of a small suitcase that could help create a nationwide charging network.

GM Korea reaches tentative wage deal, averting strike

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 13:30
General Motors' South Korean unit reached a tentative wage deal with its labor union today, averting a potential strike at one of its key Asian production bases.

Nissan’s US sales offset Japan weakness

Financial Times - 28 juill. 2014 - 13:18
Solid demand from the US and Europe helped the carmaker accelerate first-quarter profit, offsetting a dip in domestic sales after April’s tax increase

Nissan profit rises 37% on U.S., China demand

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 12:05
Nissan said net income rose 37 percent to $1.1 billion in the April-June quarter as deliveries rose in the United States and China, its two biggest markets.

Ford, Ram quarrel over heavy-duty pickup towing title

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 07:01
Ford Motor Co. is threatening legal action if Ram keeps claiming that its pickups offer "best-in-class" towing. Ram's response? In so many words, it's telling Ford to go pound sand.

GM moved faster to fix larger cars

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 07:01
General Motors treated isolated reports of flimsy ignitions in its mid-sized, full-sized and luxury cars more urgently than similar but far more voluminous complaints about the less profitable Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion, documents GM submitted...

Asbury to double pace of acquisitions

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 07:01
Asbury Automotive Group Inc. aims to double its acquisition pace during the next 18 months.

Sonic 'delighted' with rollout of new retail plan

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 07:01
Three weeks into Sonic Automotive Inc.'s customer experience initiative, customers at the pilot store aren't yet getting the promised iPad-enabled transaction with a single salesperson.

Global product expert in Lincoln driver's seat

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 07:01
Ford CEO Mark Fields, in his first major personnel move since taking over, announced Kumar Galhotra's appointment last week among several changes in Ford's product development organization.

Performance push from Japan's Big 3

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 07:01
Toyota, Honda and Nissan -- and their upscale offshoots -- are out to change the "reliable but unexciting" impression with several high-performance halo cars.

Porsche is dropping base Cayenne

Automotive Business Review - 28 juill. 2014 - 07:01
Porsche is dropping -- at least for now -- its base-model Cayenne, which had started at $50,595.
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