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Asbury Q2 net income falls 11%

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2016 - 18:20
Asbury Automotive Group's net income in the second quarter dropped 11 percent to $36.7 million, the company said today as both new- and used-vehicle sales dropped. Revenue dipped 4 percent to $1.627 billion.

FCA earmarks $1.5 billion to build Ram 1500 pickups at Chrysler 200 plant

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2016 - 18:01
Fiat Chrysler will invest $1.48 billion to convert its Sterling Heights Assembly plant in suburban Detroit from unibody to body-on-frame construction to build the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup.

FCA to spend $1.5 billion to retool Chrysler 200 plant to make Ram 1500 pickups

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2016 - 18:01
Fiat Chrysler will invest $1.48 billion to convert its Sterling Heights Assembly plant in suburban Detroit from unibody to body-on-frame construction to build the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup.

Hyundai preps hot-hatch version of Elantra for U.S.

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2016 - 18:00
Spy photos signal Hyundai's performance division is close to fielding its first production model for the U.S. The 2018 Elantra GT N features a lower profile and sportier styling than the standard compact hatchback.

A case for the spare tire&'s return

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2016 - 18:00
Our safety may depend, legislatively, on correcting the weight-slashing, overzealousness that has eliminated spare tires from many new cars.

Mobileye says Tesla contract won't be extended; tech supplier posts 76% gain in Q2 profits

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2016 - 17:24
Mobileye NV, an Israeli maker of driving-assistance chips and software, posted a surge in second-quarter earnings and revenue, but said its contract with Tesla would not be renewed after it expires.

'17 Ford Raptor pricing to start at $49,520

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2016 - 17:00
Pricing for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab will start at $49,520, including shipping, giving Ford another opportunity to drive average transaction prices higher for the F series, the top-selling light vehicle in the U.S.

Audi prices A4 allroad from $44,950

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2016 - 16:30
When the 2017 Audi A4 allroad reaches dealership lots this fall, it will start at $44,950, including a $950 shipping charge. The A4 allroad, the second wagon in Audi's U.S. lineup, is powered by a 2.

Guilty plea over Harrison Ford accident

Financial Times - 26 July, 2016 - 16:11
Foodles Production accepted blame after actor suffered broken leg during filming of The Force Awakens

Cars.com will buy DealerRater to create review giant

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2016 - 15:30
Third-party shopping site Cars.com will buy DealerRater -- a platform where consumers can write reviews about salespeople, dealerships and service shops -- creating what Cars.com says will be the largest dealer-review forum in the industry.

Kia helps surfer tackle waves in top campaign

Automotive Business Review - 26 July, 2016 - 07:01
To hammer home the point of craftsmanship, the spot shows leather being stitched together on a steering wheel while wood grain is being carved as viewers get a glimpse of the CX-9's interior.

Japan's NSK agrees to $34.5 million settlement in price-fixing case

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2016 - 18:53
Japanese auto supplier NSK said it has agreed to pay $34.5 million in a settlement stemming from a class-action lawsuit over price-fixing allegations.

Amtek said to expand asset sale to include all overseas units

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2016 - 13:40
Amtek Auto, the cash-strapped Indian parts maker that supplies Ford and Aston Martin, has expanded its planned asset sale to include additional overseas businesses as it looks to reduce leverage, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Who pays wholesale for auto loans?

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2016 - 07:01
A Texas dealer and the CFPB's head of fair-lending enforcement held a lively discussion of why and how dealerships charge for arranging auto financing at the annual National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers conference.

Ford plans to install Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in entire 2017 lineup

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2016 - 07:01
Ford will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity on its full lineup of 2017 vehicles, marking the fastest rollout of the technology so far by an automaker in the U.S.

VW allows 'American-style name' for new crossover

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2016 - 07:01
Hinrich Woebcken, head of the Volkswagen brand's new North American Region, says he sees early signs that headquarters in Wolfsburg is willing to give the region more autonomy.

GM profits: Triumph and trouble

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2016 - 07:01
General Motors, riding profitable North American retail sales, posted second-quarter net income that more than doubled to $2.87 billion, as revenue rose 11 percent to $42.37 billion.

MPG report sets stage for debate

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2016 - 07:01
Agencies hailed the 1,217-page draft Technical Assessment Report's findings as evidence that the industry is ahead of schedule in complying with the Obama administration's ambitious National Program of harmonized greenhouse gas and fuel economy...

Sources: FCA found sales were inflated

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2016 - 07:01
An internal review ordered in mid-2015 by top Fiat Chrysler FCA US executives uncovered thousands of vehicle sales reported by FCA brands for which there was no actual buyer, according to two company sources.

No road, no problem for JLR autonomous-driving tests

Automotive Business Review - 25 July, 2016 - 07:01
JLR is working on connected-car technologies that work regardless of terrain with the goal of reducing driver stress, accidents and injuries. No word yet on when these will debut.
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