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Maserati said to weigh new sports car after orders triple

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 11:28
Maserati will probably increase production and add the Alfieri sports car to its lineup after advance sales at the upscale Italian brand have almost tripled over 2013's deliveries, sources said.

Ghosn sees 'bright spots' for carmakers as sales grow in U.S., China

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 08:23
Global carmakers will see rising demand this year as sales in China and the United States expand and Europe starts to grow again, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said.

Why the Mustang II should get its due

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 07:01
One member of the Mustang family won't have a very high-profile role at this week's 50th anniversary celebrations: the 1974-78 Mustang II.

Audi to revive A3 hatch in U.S., sans gasoline

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 07:01
Audi has decided to bring back the five-door version of its A3 compact to the United States -- but without an ordinary gasoline engine. The five-door body style will be available with a 2-liter TDI engine next summer, Audi said today.

Chevy enters small crossover segment with the Trax

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 02:00
Chevrolet is adding the Trax to its lineup in the United States, making it the latest brand to enter the budding market for petite crossovers. The 2015 Trax was unveiled tonight, on the eve of the New York auto show.

Bridgestone executives indicted for auto parts price fixing

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 01:27
One current Bridgestone executive and two who formerly worked for the Japanese tire company have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Cleveland for allegedly conspiring to fix automotive-part prices.

GM asks U.S. judge to bar lawsuits for pre-bankruptcy recall claims

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 00:36
General Motors said in a court filing that it will ask a federal bankruptcy judge to bar lawsuits related to its recall for faulty ignition switches, citing the terms of its 2009 bankruptcy.

Barra creates new GM engineering team to improve vehicle safety

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 00:11
General Motors, fighting to bolster its reputation amid a recall crisis, has created a team of engineers aimed at improving vehicle safety, CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday in New York.

Barra adds team to work on safety during vehicle development

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2014 - 00:11
General Motors CEO Mary Barra, under fire for a delayed response to flawed ignition switches linked to 13 deaths, said she is creating a team that will make the company's cars as safe as they are fun to drive.

GM will update dealers Wednesday on recall parts status

Automotive Business Review - 15 April, 2014 - 23:10
General Motors told dealers it will hold a Web conference on Wednesday to update them on the status of parts needed to repair millions of small cars recalled for faulty ignition switches, as well as the procedures to follow for the recall.

MyFord Touch bugs are getting squashed, Hinrichs says

Automotive Business Review - 15 April, 2014 - 22:10
Ford has brought its problem-plagued MyFord Touch communications system up to exceed industry-average reliability -- and plans an upgrade to improve the system's capability, Ford executive Joe Hinrichs said today.

Customers' luxury motivation turns to self-reward, execs say

Automotive Business Review - 15 April, 2014 - 20:48
The definition of luxury automotive brands, and the motivation of luxury-car shoppers, is changing from an outward-directed display of wealth to a self reward for a successful customer.

Jaguar Land Rover: unleashed?

Financial Times - 15 April, 2014 - 19:16
With the UK carmaker planning to expand capacity, it is time for Tata Motors to seriously consider raising funds by listing part of its stake in JLR

GKN warns of modest growth this year

Financial Times - 15 April, 2014 - 18:33
Growth in the car and commercial aerospace markets drives GKN’s quarterly profit higher, but it cautions that growth will be more modest this year

Economists: Global GDP growth on the rise, but BRICs disappoint

Automotive Business Review - 15 April, 2014 - 18:14
The global economy will do 'fairly well' in the coming years, with the United States economy leading the way, while Europe 'has turned a corner,' a leading economist said.

Pro-Tesla bill appears dead in Arizona Senate

Automotive Business Review - 15 April, 2014 - 17:33
A bill that would have allowed electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors to sell cars at its factory-owned showrooms in Arizona appears to be dead in the state's Senate.

A French mix of exotic high-tech

Financial Times - 15 April, 2014 - 17:16
From 3D printers to undersea crawlers, Raphaël Gorgé is updating his family’s industrial knowhow and expanding into new areas

BMW boosts i3 production to 100 units a day to prepare for U.S. launch

Automotive Business Review - 15 April, 2014 - 15:16
BMW has increased production of the i3 electric city car 43 percent to meet demand that has exceeded the carmaker's initial expectations.

BMW i3 production boosted 43% as demand exceeds expectations

Automotive Business Review - 15 April, 2014 - 15:16
BMW has increased production of the i3 electric city car 43 percent to meet demand that has exceeded the carmaker's initial expectations.

GM alliance key to Tavares' turnaround plan for PSA

Automotive Business Review - 15 April, 2014 - 14:48
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will keep its industrial partnerships with General Motors, Toyota and Fiat despite the arrival of China's Dongfeng as a stakeholder in the automaker, CEO Carlos Tavares said.
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