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U.S. lawmakers plan bill to encourage auto employees to report faulty parts

Automotive Business Review - 20 November, 2014 - 16:25
Two US senators plan to introduce legislation today to encourage employees in the auto industry to report information on faulty parts to federal authorities, a spokeswoman for one of the lawmakers said.

GM approves Opel SUV and engine investments in Germany, Poland

Automotive Business Review - 20 November, 2014 - 16:22
GM CEO Mary Barra said today Opel will add a flagship SUV to its lineup. The model will launch by the end of the decade. GM will also invest more than $627 million in the production of new engines and transmissions in Germany and Poland.

Takata airbag plant in Mexico with troubled past at center of probe

Automotive Business Review - 20 November, 2014 - 15:07
Takata's plant in Ciudad Frontera, Mexico, has been confirmed as the source of defective airbags made in 2001 and 2002 and again around 2012, Reuters reported today, citing information from recall records, automakers and regulators.

TRW shareholders approve $13.5 billion takeover by ZF

Automotive Business Review - 20 November, 2014 - 13:21
TRW Automotive shareholders today approved a $13.5 billion takeover offer by Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen, the companies said, paving the way for a new global automotive supply powerhouse to rival Robert Bosch.

Toyota Sienna fares well in new crash test; 3 other minivans perform poorly

Automotive Business Review - 20 November, 2014 - 13:09
In a front overlap crash safety tests of four minivans sold in the United States, only the latest model of the Toyota Sienna scored well, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said today.

GM sued by Arizona on claims it hid safety defects

Automotive Business Review - 20 November, 2014 - 12:59
Arizona filed a lawsuit against General Motors, claiming the carmaker put the public at risk by concealing safety defects to avoid the cost of recalls. Arizona was seeking an estimated $3 billion from GM, the New York Times reported.

Millions of cars need airbag fix as Senate grills auto industry

Automotive Business Review - 20 November, 2014 - 12:37
The world's biggest automakers have fixed a fraction of almost 8 million cars recalled for Takata airbags, providing fuel for a Senate committee the grilled industry executives today for their handling of the crisis.

500X will help Fiat in U.S. where it snows

Automotive Business Review - 20 November, 2014 - 06:01
When the 2016 Fiat 500X crossover shows up in North American dealerships next year, it will give the brand its first all-wheel-drive offering for areas that get wintry weather.

Cadillac chief envisions $250,000 flagship car -- in 2029

Automotive Business Review - 20 November, 2014 - 04:45
Cadillac's new boss believes General Motors' luxury brand could eventually sell ultra-luxury cars that retail for a quarter-million dollars by 2029. Cadillac may also get more crossover models to supplement the SRX.

Chevy Colorado, in ZR2 gear, is ready to hit the rocky trails

Automotive Business Review - 20 November, 2014 - 01:30
Chevrolet's off-road Colorado concept is its boldest effort yet to position the midsize pickup as a versatile truck for active, outdoorsy types. A production version of the Colorado ZR2 would give GM an answer to Ford's F-150 SVT Raptor.

BMW says its Takata inflator work moving from Mexico to Germany

Automotive Business Review - 20 November, 2014 - 01:21
Takata plans to shift production of BMW airbag inflators from Mexico to Germany, BMW said on Wednesday in a filing with federal safety regulators who have been probing questions about the quality of manufacturing at the plant.

KPMG laps up McLaren’s F1-style analytics

Financial Times - 20 November, 2014 - 01:19
Racing team in tie-up with auditor to apply technology to world of auditing

Scion looks to end product drought with iM hatchback

Automotive Business Review - 20 November, 2014 - 00:30
Scion formally unveiled the long-awaited five-door iM Concept hatchback, marking the struggling brand's first new design in three years.

Cadillac will report its own financial results, de Nysschen says

Automotive Business Review - 19 November, 2014 - 23:59
GM's Cadillac luxury line, working to revive its image, will begin reporting financial results about 2017 and double global sales by the end of the decade, said Johan de Nysschen, the brand's chief.

Obama nominates NTSB's Mark Rosekind to lead NHTSA

Automotive Business Review - 19 November, 2014 - 23:30
President Barack Obama nominated transportation expert Mark Rosekind to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has come under heavy criticism this year for a perceived slow response to major recalls and safety concerns.

VW embraces hydrogen with Golf SportWagen HyMotion

Automotive Business Review - 19 November, 2014 - 23:23
Volkswagen is next in line to join the hydrogen party at the Los Angeles Auto Show with a concept version of its new Golf SportWagen compact powered by a fuel cell electric drivetrain.

VW embraces hydrogen with Golf SportWagen HyMotion

Automotive Business Review - 19 November, 2014 - 23:23
Volkswagen is next in line to join the hydrogen party at the Los Angeles Auto Show with a concept version of its new Golf SportWagen compact powered by a fuel cell electric drivetrain.

Lexus LF-C2 concept zeros in on younger buyers

Automotive Business Review - 19 November, 2014 - 22:50
Lexus took another step toward overcoming its midlife crisis with the unveiling Wednesday of the LF-C2 convertible concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Chaebol-led growth model hits limits

Financial Times - 19 November, 2014 - 22:03
Big manufacturing-driven conglomerates lose ground to Chinese competitors

Honda joins small-crossover fray with HR-V

Automotive Business Review - 19 November, 2014 - 21:45
The Honda HR-V, based on the Fit subcompact, arrives early next year and will compete with small crossovers such as the Buick Encore, Fiat 500X and Mini Countryman.
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