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FCA ordered to explain handling of 20 recalls at July 2 public hearing

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 19:45
Fiat Chrysler will be hauled before a public hearing to investigate the handling of 20 recalls, escalating tensions between U.S. safety regulators and the automaker.

GM faulty-ignition death claims hit 104

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 19:37
The death toll from General Motors' faulty ignition switches has inched past 100, the office administering GM's compensation fund said.

130,000 Nissan Versas under investigation for potential coil spring flaw

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 17:33
U.S. safety regulators have launched a preliminary evaluation of about 130,000 2008-10 Nissan Versa cars after receiving complaints about fractures in the front suspension coil spring.

Ghosn content with Renault-Nissan alliance

Financial Times - 18 May, 2015 - 10:12
Nissan chief dismisses calls to change capital structure of alliance to counter influence from Paris

Plano pioneer: Lentz plots his next moves at Toyota

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
Toyota Motor Corp.'s North American CEO was among the first employees to relocate to the new corporate home in Texas last September, part of an expeditionary team for what eventually will be a 4,000-strong work force.

Porsche's U.S. boss prepares for more growth

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
Porsche's U.S. CEO expects this year to reach the brand's target of selling more than 50,000 vehicles in the U.S. The increased sales aren't enough to justify U.S. production. But Porsche does have plans for more U.S.

AutoNation marks milestone with $20 million ad campaign

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
AutoNation is celebrating a pending milestone #8212; 10 million vehicles sold #8212; with its largest advertising campaign in history. The auto retailer run national television ads for the first time as part of the $20 million campaign.

Hispanic buyers help lift Mitsubishi store from the brink of bankruptcy

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
Mission Mitsubishi of San Antonio was selling barely 30 vehicles a month and on the verge of bankruptcy in 2011. Then its new owners embraced Hispanic marketing.

Sales staffers seek to brand themselves

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
Auto salespeople increasingly are promoting themselves -- apart from their dealerships -- with personal websites, YouTube videos and social media pages as a way to sell vehicles now and down the road.

Volvo: Back 'on the attack' in U.S.

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
Volvo's proposed South Carolina car plant is far bigger than its current U.S. sales volume. But a big factory will be critical to helping Volvo catch up with luxury competitors that have already invested in local manufacturing.

In the eyes of suppliers, Toyota and Honda surge

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
As far as North American suppliers are concerned, Toyota and Honda are the gold standard, while Ford, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors are also-rans. That's the takeaway from John Henke's latest study of supplier-automaker relations.

Fight for Nokia map unit may set industry's course

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
The quest for control of the mapping company Nokia Here is shaping up as a fight between competing visions for the future of the automobile, as well as an old-school industry battle for control of the supply base.

Production capacity balloons, but today's industry can support it

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
Despite a building boom in North America, with seven new plants coming on line in the next half decade, experts say the risk of a capacity glut is low.

How reviews can boost work force

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
Dealers and salespeople have come to realize that the most impactful reviews, those that do the most to enhance the brand of the store or the salesperson, tell a story.

N. America revs up Nissan's profit engine

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
North America has returned as Nissan's top profit engine thanks to reined-in incentives, smoother production starts and a rush of new product.

Consensus-builder Krueger takes the reins at BMW

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
Charismatic consensus-building helped Harald Krueger become BMW's new chief executive.

More suppliers join active-safety fray

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
You might think that the market for collision avoidance systems - with their complex mix of radar, cameras, processors and software - would be dominated by a handful of mega-suppliers.

Reconditioning fund ends store's strife

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
For every used car O'Daniel Mazda in Ft. Wayne, Ind., buys purchase at auction or take on trade, they set aside $450 in the reconditioning fund, which covers the cost of preparing used cars for resale.

Chevrolet keeps its pocket rocket plans tucked away

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
Even as Chevrolet polishes its performance bona fides at the top of its lineup, the brand has been missing from the recent influx of pocket rockets to the market.

Sales to Hispanics outpacing the market

Automotive Business Review - 18 May, 2015 - 07:01
Automakers are intensifying their pursuit of Hispanic car buyers in the U.S., and for one big reason: That's where the growth is. And in fact, Hispanic consumers could well be the auto industry's leading growth engine for the next 20 to 30 years.
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