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Nissan to expand U.S. recalls tied to Takata airbag flaw

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2015 - 14:24
Nissan plans to expand a regional recall of cars in the United States with potentially defective Takata airbags after a woman said she was injured last month by shrapnel from the device in her 2006 Sentra sedan.

VW's top board group backs Winterkorn as 'best possible' CEO

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2015 - 13:39
Volkswagen AG's supervisory board leadership panel backed CEO Martin Winterkorn, defusing a power struggle with Chairman Ferdinand Piech in saying Winterkorn is the "best possible" chief executive for the German automaker.

Fiat 500X seeks to fill holes in Italian brand's lineup

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2015 - 07:01
With the 500X, a new crossover with optional all-wheel drive, Fiat hopes to make inroads in the snow belt. For $1,900, consumers can get awd in the 500X.

U.S. bill would streamline passage of 2 key trade deals

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2015 - 05:00
US lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill to move trade deals quickly through Congress, opening the door to sealing a major Pacific trade pact with major implications for the auto industry.

U.S. House OKs bill to kill 'death tax'

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2015 - 22:50
The House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal the 40 percent tax applied on estates worth more than $5 million, which dealers have long complained could saddle their family members with huge tax bills should they die unexpectedly.

Frank Audette, longtime Detroit area Cadillac dealer, dead at 90

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2015 - 22:28
Frank Audette, the creator of the Troy Motor Mall and founder of the former Audette Cadillac dealership in suburban Detroit, died April 10. He was 90.

Chinese conglomerate completes acquisition of Prestolite Electric

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2015 - 20:11
Chinese conglomerate Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor has completed its acquisition of Michigan-based supplier Prestolite Electric LLC.

Iran car lovers eye nuclear dividends

Financial Times - 16 April, 2015 - 20:04
Fate of car sector, one of country’s biggest employers, is a pressing concern for politicians

Ford set to unveil $2.5bn Mexican push

Financial Times - 16 April, 2015 - 19:59
World’s leading auto manufacturers attracted to central American country by low labour costs

Volkswagen extends Routan ignition-switch recalls

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2015 - 19:55
Volkswagen is recalling 20,676 Routan minivans with potentially faulty ignition switches. It is an extension of recalls for ignition-switch defects that replaced only detent plungers, instead of the full ignition switch.

Chinese automakers are taking over the hottest SUV market

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2015 - 19:34
After years of losing out to foreign brands, China's automakers are winning in the world's hottest SUV market by employing a tried-and-tested strategy: offering them cheap.

Chevy runs digital video ads in print

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2015 - 17:54
Chevrolet has purchased a series of print ads to show off digital videos promoting the Colorado pickup.

Aluminum F-150 improves crash-test rating from all-steel predecessor

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2015 - 16:48
The aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 has earned a better government crash-test rating than its all-steel predecessor, countering any concerns that the lighter material would result in a weaker truck and eliminating one of the Chevrolet Silverado's...

Magna to sell interiors unit to Grupo Antolin for $525 million

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2015 - 16:17
Canadian auto supplier Magna has agreed to sell its interiors operations to Grupo Antolin, a Spanish supplier with global operations, in a deal valued at about $525 million, Magna said today in a statement.

Toyota engineer doubts electric cars will spread even with rapid chargers

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2015 - 13:50
Battery-powered electric vehicles don't have a practical future as a long-range alternative to conventional cars even if technological breakthroughs allow them to be charged quickly, a top Toyota engineer said today.

Fiat goes Dutch with first annual investor meeting in Amsterdam

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2015 - 13:38
After a century of meeting in Italy, Fiat shareholders convened today in Amsterdam, swapping the company's Lingotto factory with its rooftop racetrack for a luxury hotel in the Dutch city's red light district. Only 10 investors attended the session.

VW board members meet to discuss crisis

Financial Times - 16 April, 2015 - 12:53
Fallout after carmaker’s chairman Piëch declares he is ‘at a distance’ from CEO Winterkorn

European car sales continue to accelerate

Financial Times - 16 April, 2015 - 10:17
Cheap oil, falling unemployment and growing economic confidence behind near 11% rise

Would-be plaintiffs barred from suing GM

Financial Times - 16 April, 2015 - 04:23
Ruling means significant victory amid fallout from botched handling of switch faults

GM is shielded from some ignition-switch suits, ruling finds

Automotive Business Review - 15 April, 2015 - 23:45
General Motors will not have to face dozens of lawsuits accusing it of concealing an ignition-switch defect that has been blamed for more than 200 deaths and serious injuries, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled Wednesday.
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