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Ford will soon name Fields next CEO, replacing Mulally, Bloomberg reports

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 21:10
Ford plans to name Mark Fields its next CEO, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the pending announcement.

Ford will soon name Fields next CEO, replacing Mulally, Bloomberg reports

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 21:10
Ford plans to name Mark Fields its next chief executive and disclose when CEO Alan Mulally will retire from the company, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the pending announcement.

NADA board member Don Chalmers dies

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 20:45
Don Chalmers, an auto dealer who represented New Mexico on the board of the National Automobile Dealers Association and was chairman of NADA's government relations committee, died Sunday.

109,000 Mazda Tributes recalled for rust-related steering issue

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 19:32
Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute compact SUVs in the United States to address potential rusting frame parts in cold-weather states where road salt is heavily used in the winter.

Plug Power, Hyundai steel supplier teaming up to make fuel cells

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 19:21
Fuel cell maker Plug Power said today it had agreed to form a joint venture with South Korea's Hyundai Hysco, a steel supplier to Hyundai Motor, to develop and sell hydrogen fuel cells in Asia.

NHTSA opens probe of Bosch EV chargers

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 18:43
U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation of electric-vehicle chargers made by German supplier Robert Bosch LLC after a driver of a 2013 Nissan Leaf reported one emitted smoke while charging.

Tesla will build cars in China within 4 years, says Musk

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 18:07
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who's preparing to begin deliveries of the Model S electric vehicle in China, said he expects to be making cars in the country in the next three to four years.

Plaintiffs call GM bid to freeze ignition suit a 'red herring'

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 17:49
GM's bid to freeze a lawsuit over faulty ignition switches may compromise public safety, plaintiffs told a judge in California, calling the automaker's claim that its 2009 bankruptcy shielded it from the old GM's liabilities 'irrelevant'...

Carmakers: shock absorbers

Financial Times - 21 April, 2014 - 16:57
BMW’s stop-start brake technology helps drivers cut costs and its margins and balance sheet can absorb shocks from stricter emissions tests

NHTSA closes 4-year probe into Saturn Ion power steering problems

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 16:19
Safety regulators closed a four-year probe into power steering problems in almost 335,000 older Saturn Ions after General Motors Co recalled the cars, which are also part of an unrelated recall of defective ignition switches linked to at least 13...

UAW withdraws objection to lost election at VW Chattanooga plant

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 15:29
The UAW said today it is withdrawing its objection claiming undue outside political interference in a February vote it lost among workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee.

Carmakers put foot down over emissions

Financial Times - 21 April, 2014 - 15:15
Half the efficiency gains since 2007 have only been achieved in tests, not on the road, and manufacturers would have to spend billions to close the gap

Carmakers seek EU emission testing delay

Financial Times - 21 April, 2014 - 13:28
European cars are as much as 30 per cent less efficient than their manufacturers claim, according to research, as carmakers take advantage of an archaic testing

Fiat reaches deal to start making Jeeps in China in 2015

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 07:01
Fiat plans to begin making Jeeps in China, the brand's second-largest market, by late 2015 after reaching an agreement with local partner Guangzhou Automobile. Fiat will produce three new Jeep vehicles in the southern city of Guangzhou.

BMW luxury concept gives a preview of 9-series sedan

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 07:01
BMW was set to preview a range-topping 9-series sedan at the Beijing auto show last weekend in the guise of its Vision Future Luxury concept car.

Jackson: We'll get our own leads

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 07:01
CEO Mike Jackson put the big Internet shopping sites on notice last week: AutoNation is building Web products that will slash the number of leads the group's 229 stores get from AutoTrader, Cars.com, TrueCar and others.

New system, but no quick fix for GM

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 07:01
When General Motors last week unveiled a new way for dealers to order parts for the ignition-system recall, it reminded dealers of a hard truth: They'll be waiting for parts -- and placating impatient customers -- at least well into the autumn.

Payout czar set to dive into GM legal mess

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 07:01
Kenneth Feinberg soon may begin trying to put a dollar figure on the damage inflicted by the faulty ignition switches in General Motors cars.

As Sonata turns cautious, Camry flees good-but-frumpy image

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 07:01
Sales of mid-sized sedans may be off 8 percent so far this year, but redesigns from Toyota and Hyundai unveiled at the New York auto show indicate the segment has plenty of fight left in it.

Manufacturers brace for the used-car flood

Automotive Business Review - 21 April, 2014 - 07:01
A projected increase in the supply of used vehicles will be good news for U.S. dealers who have been battling a lingering effect of the recession.
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