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Why Tesla's board is looking for executive talent

Automotive Business Review - 19 August, 2018 - 14:54
Tesla's board s on the lookout for senior talent -- though it's not actively searching for a COO, a person familiar with the board's thinking told Bloomberg.

Startup supplier Tula Technology worries about CAFE rollback

Automotive Business Review - 19 August, 2018 - 07:01
Tula Technology CEO Scott Bailey is convinced the CAFE rules played a major role in GM's 2012 decision to invest in Tula, become a development partner and license its technology.

Cox Automotive seeks tighter integration of brands

Automotive Business Review - 19 August, 2018 - 07:01
So far, CEO Sandy Schwartz grades the company's integration of more than a dozen unique brands as a B-minus.

Autonomous car boosters want to reprogram pedestrians

Automotive Business Review - 19 August, 2018 - 07:01
Some autonomous car technologists say the problem isn't that self-driving cars don't work, it's that people act unpredictably.

How to build a McLaren supercar

Automotive Business Review - 19 August, 2018 - 07:01
McLaren Automotive builds its high-dollar supercars in an unusual, 371,354-square-foot partially underground building in bucolic southern England.

VW's Diess learned about emissions software months before scandal, report says

Automotive Business Review - 18 August, 2018 - 16:32
VW CEO Herbert Diess was told about the existence of cheating software in cars two months before regulators blew the whistle on a multi-billion exhaust emissions scandal, a German magazine said.

Isuzu, a Japanese automaker plans to make India as their export hub

China car times - 18 August, 2018 - 13:01

Isuzu, a Japanese automaker announces its plans to make India its export hub with its sales up by 60% this year in comparison to the previous year. The automaker has seen a rise in demand for pick up truck in the smaller towns and cities of the country.

In the last 5 years from operating in India, the company has been able to scale up its sales to more than 5000 vehicles per year.

In an interview with DNA, Ken Takashima of Isuzu Motors India said: “We expect to see 50-60% growth in this year.”. The automaker also announced that South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes would be an ambassador to the brand.

Over 10,000 vehicles have been sold by the company since it first entered the Asian country. The automaker currently has over 35 outlets across the country.

The company has its manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh and manufactures  50,000 units per year. Isuzu’s main manufacturing plant is in Thailand and plans to make India as an export hub for countries like Bhutan and Nepal

The manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh produces the MU-X SUV and D-Max V-Cross pick-up for the personal vehicle market and in the for the commercial segment they have the Regular Cab and the D-Max S-Cab models

Tesla struggles with too much reliance on troubled CEO Elon Musk

Automotive Business Review - 18 August, 2018 - 07:01
Tesla's story has been such a soap opera that it's hard to know which twists and turns are worth heeding.

Tariffs hit toolmakers in supply chain

Automotive Business Review - 18 August, 2018 - 07:01
Supplier consultant Laurie Harbour says tariffs are raising tool costs for auto suppliers.

Lear CEO Mathew Simoncini tops Automotive News list of highest paid auto executives

Automotive Business Review - 18 August, 2018 - 07:01
Matthew Simoncini, who retired after guiding Lear to record sales and profits, was the highest-paid CEO at publicly traded U.S. automotive companies last year, according to the Automotive News/Equilar CEO Compensation study.

Toyota ordered to pay family $242 million for Lexus seat defect

Automotive Business Review - 18 August, 2018 - 03:52
A Texas jury on Friday hit Toyota with a $242 million verdict after finding that defects in the front seats of a 2002 Lexus ES300 caused serious injuries to a Dallas family's two young children.

Why Chicago cops are worried about fraudulent car purchases

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2018 - 23:13
A flood of vehicles obtained fraudulently and shipped to metro Chicago has prompted police to warn dealers nationwide to exercise extra diligence in verifying the identity of online customers.

Detroit preps for annual automotive Mardi Gras

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2018 - 21:52
Detroit's traffic jam/party of the year known as the Woodward Dream Cruise is back for a 24th year with 1.3 million people expected to jam the three-day event.

Former Key Safety CFO joins Busche Performance Group as CEO

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2018 - 21:42
The executive who led Key Safety Systems' push to acquire Takata in a $1.6 billion deal has left the supplier to become the CEO of Busch Performance Group.

Due to clutch failure issues, Honda recalls all its 2018 CRF250 motorcross bikes

China car times - 17 August, 2018 - 15:32

Earlier in the week Honda announced that it is recalling all its 2018 CRF250R motocross bikes.

The company announced that it has to do a recall as the clutch basket is very fragile can break, which could, in turn, cause the engine to lock up which gradually increases the risk of a crash. In the U.S. nearly 3,200 motorcycles are predicted to be recalled.

As per the data given by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 19 reports of clutch failures have been received by American Honda two of which have resulted in the engine locking. No injuries were reported at the time.

Regarding the recall, Honda went on to say:

“To replace the judder spring and clutch basket on every 2018 CRF250R motorcycle, American Honda would be conducting a safety recall, that is in conjunction with CPSC.”

At some specific conditions, the clutch basket is at the risk of breaking which gives possibly cause for the engine to lock up, that in turn increases the risk of a crash and injury hazard.

A letter has been issued to every registered owner regarding the safety recall. Modified parts will be used for the judder spring and the clutch basket also the repair will be done at no cost to the owner.

Instructions have been given to Dealers to temporarily stop selling of new as well as old 2018 model-year CRF250R motorcycles, until further notice.

Why Toyota is expanding in China

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2018 - 14:52
Toyota will expand capacity at its auto plant in China's Guangzhou, a company source told Reuters, in addition to beefing up production at a factory in Tianjin city by 120,000 vehicles a year.

Why Toyota is expanding in China

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2018 - 14:52
Toyota will expand capacity at its auto plant in China's Guangzhou, a company source told Reuters, in addition to beefing up production at a factory in Tianjin city by 120,000 vehicles a year.

How did Elon Musk come up with the $420 buyout figure?

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2018 - 14:20
As some Tesla watchers suspected, CEO Elon Musk had a hidden meaning behind the $420-per-share figure he announced last week for taking Tesla private.

Is there a 'peak car' era ahead for the auto industry?

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2018 - 13:40
The auto industry is accelerating toward a shift that is being dubbed "peak car" -- a time when sales of private vehicles across the West will plateau before making a swift descent.

Tearful Elon Musk tells NYT nobody reviewed Tesla funding tweet; SpaceX may help bankroll going-private transaction

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2018 - 10:27
Elon Musk said nobody reviewed his tweet about the plan to take Tesla private before he posted it, the New York Times reported, citing an interview in which Musk frequently teared up.
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