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How a Silicon Valley startup and its $529,000 electric supercar shadow Tesla

Automotive Business Review - 24 August, 2014 - 07:01
After four years of secrecy, Renovo Motors unveiled a two-seater based on the Shelby Daytona, which it says can hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. Renovo co-founders saw an opportunity to do for supercars what Tesla aims to do for mass-market cars.

Supplier Metaldyne Performance files for stock offering

Automotive Business Review - 23 August, 2014 - 15:16
Metaldyne Performance Group, a holding company for three auto suppliers merged earlier this month by private equity firm American Securities LLC, filed with federal regulators for an initial public offering of its common shares.

Bentley Mulsanne Convertible project is back in the mix

Automotive Business Review - 23 August, 2014 - 07:01
Bentley's Mulsanne Convertible Concept is back on track. Shown by Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer to a select few customers at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2012, the stately convertible was intended for production.

In culture shift, female engineers take the wheel in Japan

Automotive Business Review - 23 August, 2014 - 07:01
Japanese carmakers, long a preserve of tight-knit, workaholic old boys' clubs, have finally tuned into the need for more diverse input into developing, making and selling their products.

GM, with ignition parts shipped, must now find recalled cars' owners

Automotive Business Review - 23 August, 2014 - 07:01
GM has passed a significant milestone in its campaign to replace potentially defective ignition switches in millions of cars recalled worldwide: It cleared its backlog of parts orders.

Canadian JCI workers reach tentative pact

Automotive Business Review - 22 August, 2014 - 23:37
Canadian union workers at an interiors plant that supplies General Motors' Oshawa assembly complex have reached a tentative contract agreement that could avert a strike at the supplier plant.

Some 2015 Ford F-150 buyers will have to wait until next year

Automotive Business Review - 22 August, 2014 - 22:32
Some retail and all fleet customers who order their 2015 F-150s early won't see their trucks until February.

Week in review, August 23

Financial Times - 22 August, 2014 - 22:05
Featuring Berkshire, Apple, BHP Billiton, UK builders and car parts suppliers and more

Nissan stands pat on 2015 Frontier pricing, raises Xterra about $300

Automotive Business Review - 22 August, 2014 - 21:40
Nissan announced pricing on the 2015 models of its Frontier pickup and Xterra SUV today.

GM opens IT center in Phoenix, plans to hire 1,000 workers

Automotive Business Review - 22 August, 2014 - 19:25
General Motors said it opened its fourth information technology center today -- this one in Chandler, Ariz., near Phoenix.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 starts at $78,995

Automotive Business Review - 22 August, 2014 - 18:54
Pricing on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will start at $78,995, including shipping, General Motors said today. The convertible model will start at $83,995, including shipping.

Toyota to expand Highlander production in Indiana, invest $100 million

Automotive Business Review - 22 August, 2014 - 18:36
Toyota said today it will spend $100 million to increase production of the Highlander crossover in Princeton, Ind. The Highlander has been bumping against its production ceiling at the Indiana assembly plant.

Russian slump prompts GM to review timing of plant expansion

Automotive Business Review - 22 August, 2014 - 18:19
General Motors is reviewing the timing of the expansion of its Russian plant because of a slump in the country's auto market.

Infiniti seeks U.S. trademark for Formula One landmark

Automotive Business Review - 22 August, 2014 - 16:25
Infiniti is seeking a trademark in the United States for 'Eau Rouge,' the name of a storied Formula One racetrack bend in Belgium, for a potential luxury car that may cost more than $100,000.

Nissan's Infiniti seeks U.S. trademark for Formula One landmark

Automotive Business Review - 22 August, 2014 - 16:25
Infiniti is seeking a trademark in the United States for 'Eau Rouge,' the name of a storied Formula One racetrack bend in Belgium, for a potential luxury car that may cost more than $100,000.

Barra's career path shows how a woman becomes CEO, but can more follow?

Automotive Business Review - 22 August, 2014 - 14:26
Mary Barra made corporate history seven months ago when she became the first female CEO of a major global carmaker.

U.S. probes GM lawyers' role on vehicle recalls, reports say

Automotive Business Review - 22 August, 2014 - 13:49
Federal prosecutors have learned that lawyers for General Motors were present at key meetings during which information about problems with some of its vehicles were discussed, a source close to the investigation told Reuters.

U.S. prosecutors probing GM lawyers' role on vehicle recalls, reports say

Automotive Business Review - 22 August, 2014 - 13:49
Federal prosecutors have learned that lawyers for General Motors were present at key meetings during which information about problems with some of its vehicles were discussed, a source close to the investigation told Reuters.

Jaguar's special performance unit shines

Automotive Business Review - 22 August, 2014 - 07:01
Jaguar Land Rover's recently created Special Operations unit last week unveiled its Lightweight E-Type, an exact replica of an aluminum-body E-Type racecar first produced in 1963, with plans to complete the originally planned production run.

Chrysler's Ram pickup may stick with steel through 2020, report says

Automotive Business Review - 22 August, 2014 - 02:27
Chrysler Group is planning an extensive facelift of its full-size Ram 1500 pickup in spring 2017, but has no firm plans to follow rivals GM and Ford in replacing steel body panels with aluminum until a complete redesign after 2020, industry sources...
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