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New 1.5-liter Ford engine can run on just 2 cylinders

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2018 - 18:45
For the first time in more than a century, Ford will offer a vehicle in the U.S. with an engine that can run on two cylinders.

VW diesel lawsuits in Florida, Utah dismissed by federal judge

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2018 - 18:31
A U.S. judge dismissed environmental lawsuits filed against Volkswagen over excess diesel emissions by Salt Lake County and Hillsborough County, Fla.

Auto industry lobbies for 95 octane as new regular

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2018 - 18:00
The auto industry is finally getting traction on its quest to make 95 RON octane gasoline -- basically the same grade as Europe's regular and the lowest grade of premium here -- the new regular in the United States.

TomTom Q1 earnings up as sales to automakers rise 42%

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2018 - 14:48
TomTom, the Dutch navigation and mapping company, reported better-than-expected first-quarter core earnings, despite a decline in sales.

China to scrap foreign auto ownership limits by 2022

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2018 - 13:56
The move is a major policy shift that will open the market wider to automakers such as Nissan and Tesla.

Smaller Opel/Vauxhall dealer network will focus on performance, customer satisfaction

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2018 - 13:15
PSA Group will focus its slimmed-down Opel/Vauxhall dealership network across Europe on sales performance and customer satisfaction.

Ghosn confirms review of Renault-Nissan capital structure

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2018 - 13:15
Carlos Ghosn said he is open to all options as Renault and Nissan explore deeper ties. The two automakers are in talks to merge, according to reports.

Japan lost the smartphone battle. Now it lags on connected cars

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2018 - 13:00
In the race to build cars with digitally connected services -- such as ordering coffee on the dashboard display -- Toyota and Nissan risk being held back by their home market.

Tesla temporarily halts Model 3 production again

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2018 - 02:50
Tesla is temporarily stopping production of the Model 3 sedan for the second time this year -- this time to "improve automation," the company said.

Washington tax incentive for electric vehicles to expire

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2018 - 01:42
Washington's electric vehicle sales tax exemption will expire at the end of May, earlier than expected, adding to headwinds faced by automakers.

UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel makes 'personal decision' to retire

Automotive Business Review - 17 April, 2018 - 01:37
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel, 60, will not seek re-election and plans to retire when his current term ends in June.

VW launches global creative ad agency review

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 21:37
The Volkswagen Group launched a global creative agency review for its namesake brand as executives at the German auto giant look to centralize marketing control and improve VW's image in the wake of diesel emissions violations.

Toyota readies 'talking' vehicles for 2021

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 20:28
Toyota plans to start selling U.S. vehicles that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology in 2021, potentially preventing thousands of accidents annually.

Toyota to launch 'talking' vehicles in 2021

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 20:28
Toyota plans to start selling U.S. vehicles that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology in 2021, potentially preventing thousands of accidents annually.

Opel, Vauxhall to scrap dealerships as PSA cuts costs

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 20:10
Opel and Vauxhall are cutting dealerships as new owner PSA continues to reduce costs at the automaker it acquired last year in the face of sliding sales, notably in Britain, a major market.

Opel, Vauxhall to scrap dealerships as Peugeot cuts costs

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 20:10
Opel and Vauxhall are cutting dealerships as new owner Peugeot continues to reduce costs at the automaker it acquired last year in the face of sliding sales, notably in Britain, a major market.

VW to reboot logo for 'colorful,' EV era

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 19:34
The Volkswagen Group plans to tweak the namesake VW brand's logo for the first time since 2012, as it prepares for the electric-vehicle era and tries to burnish an image tarnished by the diesel-cheating scandal.

Daimler investor Li Shufu says automakers must talk or face oblivion

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 17:09
Geely owner Li Shufu, who in February became Daimler's biggest shareholder, said traditional automakers need a business model based more on sharing technology to generate acceptable returns in future.

Trump push for quick NAFTA deal slowed by division on top issues

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 14:45
President Donald Trump's push for a quick resolution to NAFTA talks is being stymied by persistent differences over a handful of the make-or-break issues.

GM rolls out $10,000 discount on Escalade to fend off Lincoln Navigator

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 14:01
General Motors is stepping up its defense of the Cadillac Escalade SUV by offering $10,000 discounts to some current customers to keep them from straying to the hot-selling new Lincoln Navigator.
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