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VW targets a Beetle for the electric-car era

Automotive Business Review - 28 September, 2016 - 18:19
VW is laying out a bold plan to bring EVs to the masses with dozens of new models and unprecedented driving ranges, challenging other carmakers to keep pace a year after an emissions scandal rocked the company.

Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul

Automotive Business Review - 28 September, 2016 - 17:34
With its recent acquisition of self-driving truck startup Otto, Uber Technologies is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry.

Elon Musk outlines Mars colonization plan

Automotive Business Review - 28 September, 2016 - 14:54
SpaceX is developing a massive rocket and capsule to transport large numbers of people and cargo to Mars with the ultimate goal of colonizing the planet, company chief and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday.

Honda reports another Takata airbag rupture in fatal Malaysia crash

Automotive Business Review - 28 September, 2016 - 14:27
Honda said today that the driver-side airbag inflator ruptured during a fatal crash in Malaysia, in the fourth death this year in the Southeast Asian country linked to airbags from supplier Takata Corp.

Takata in talks with U.S. to resolve criminal allegations, report says

Automotive Business Review - 28 September, 2016 - 14:16
Japan's Takata in talks with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve allegations of criminal wrongdoing related to its faulty airbags, The Wall Street Journal reported today.

VW's plant in Tenn. becomes epicenter of challenge to 'micro-unions'

Automotive Business Review - 28 September, 2016 - 13:46
Volkswagen has joined other large companies and a chorus of business groups and Republican lawmakers in challenging a union strategy of organizing splinter groups of workers, but experts say recent court decisions approving the tactic suggest it is...

Aston Martin sets sail with luxury powerboat

Financial Times - 28 September, 2016 - 10:08
Move part of carmaker’s attempt to broaden brand

Audi's R8 in Death Valley stays strong

Automotive Business Review - 28 September, 2016 - 07:01
The luxury carmaker's collaboration with Airbnb continues to get views.

Marchionne cancels Paris auto show appearance

Automotive Business Review - 28 September, 2016 - 04:16
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has cancelled his appearance at the Paris auto show, a spokesperson for the carmaker said on Tuesday without giving any details.

Golf icon Arnold Palmer also was an auto industry player

Automotive Business Review - 27 September, 2016 - 22:24
Golf legend Arnold Palmer took many of his business endeavors into the automotive industry, endorsing his beloved Cadillac and longtime partner Hertz as well as owning six General Motors and Ford dealerships in five states.

FCA awarded $4.6 million grant to hire 700 employees at Sterling Heights plant

Automotive Business Review - 27 September, 2016 - 19:10
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles won a $4.6 million grant to hire 700 employees at its Sterling Heights Assembly plant as it prepares to build the next generation of the Ram 1500 pickup.

Merit, gutsy diesels and denim fabric: Chevy's retooled Equinox and what people think

Automotive Business Review - 27 September, 2016 - 18:30
Chevrolet, after a slew of redesigned car launches, is turning to the core of the hot crossover market with plans to retool the Equinox for the 2018 model year. Here's what people are saying about the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.

Design&'s next frontier

Automotive Business Review - 27 September, 2016 - 18:30
Design is about to get way more complex and difficult as new technologies transform the automobile.

The car-emissions sleuth who's costing Fiat Chrysler $5 billion

Automotive Business Review - 27 September, 2016 - 17:52
As head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's air-quality and transportation office, Chris Grundler holds as much sway as any single human over how global automakers allocate more than $100 billion in randd money each year.

Self-driving car startup NuTonomy in talks to raise new funds

Automotive Business Review - 27 September, 2016 - 14:34
NuTonomy, a self-driving car startup backed by Ford Motor Chairman Bill Ford and Singapore's government, is in discussions with potential investors for a new round of funding as it works toward a full commercial launch in 2018.

U.S. said to ponder what size diesel penalty VW can withstand

Automotive Business Review - 27 September, 2016 - 13:46
The U.S. Justice Department is assessing how big a criminal fine it can extract from Volkswagen over emissions-cheating without putting the German carmaker out of business, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.

Tesla, Hoerbiger settle in court over falcon wing doors

Automotive Business Review - 27 September, 2016 - 01:18
Tesla and the U.S. subsidiary of Swiss auto supplier Hoerbiger agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the EV maker over problems with a proposed hydraulics system for the luxury Model X's "falcon wing" doors, court records show.

Jeep uses Cat Stevens song in unifying debate ad

Automotive Business Review - 27 September, 2016 - 01:04
Just about the time Republicans and Democrats were yelling over who won Monday's presidential debate, Jeep released an ad that, perhaps impossibly, seeks to unite the country.

Volkswagen, Bosch oppose request for diesel documents

Automotive Business Review - 26 September, 2016 - 23:07
Volkswagen AG and auto supplier Robert Bosch have asked a U.S. federal judge to reject requests from European investors and vehicle owners to access more than 20 million pages of records turned over in VW's emissions cheating scandal.

Takata interiors unit being sold to Piston Group, sources say

Automotive Business Review - 26 September, 2016 - 22:25
Piston Group, the auto supplier owned by former NBA star Vinnie Johnson, is expected to acquire Takata's interiors subsidiary, Irvin Automotive, sources familiar with the deal said.
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