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Frederick Standish, former director of PR for Nissan North America, dies

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 23:50
Frederick Standish, who managed Nissan North America's corporate communications as it reinvented itself in Tennessee, has died at 65 after a long illness.

Tesla shares dogged by falling gas prices, output concerns

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 22:49
Tesla shares fell to a two-year low amid concerns that cheap gasoline is stifling demand for electric cars as well as whether the company can efficiently produce enough of its new crossover.

Ford plans to double Mexico vehicle production, report says

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 21:42
Ford plans to double vehicle production capacity in Mexico as the automaker focuses its U.S. assembly plants on more profitable pickups and utility vehicles, according to a report published Sunday.

Mexico auto production, exports rise in Jan. despite sharp drops at VW

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 20:55
Auto production in Mexico rose 0.4 percent in January 2016 compared with the same month last year, while exports were up 4.1 percent, the Mexican Auto Industry Association said today.

Suzuki quarterly operating profit up slightly; net profit outlook trimmed

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 19:57
Suzuki said operating profit rose slightly in the third quarter on healthy demand in India, but trimmed its full-year net profit outlook due to a tax-related issue.

VW haunted by emissions lies as it faces tougher U.S. prosecutors

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 17:30
No one has died from the emissions-cheating software Volkswagen has admitted it installed in some of its cars, yet U.S. prosecutors may treat it more harshly than two automakers whose defective vehicles killed people.

Automakers opt for less TV time during Super Bowl

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 16:39
The Super Bowl was a little less sleek, sporty and horsepowered this year.

Detroit 3's share of rental fleet declined in 2015

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 15:00
GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler accounted for 60.1 percent -- their lowest collective share ever -- of the 1.78 million new cars and light trucks sold to rental fleets in 2015.

The inventory is too low? Oh, the irony

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 06:01
Wall Street analysts tend to keep a wary eye on automakers' vehicle inventory. If it creeps up, it can be a sign that profit-eroding incentives are coming to help move the metal.

Where Toyota, Lexus got their leaders

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 06:01
While Scion served Toyota as a test bed for marketing and retail innovations, it was also an effective proving ground for executives.

Countering Chevy's Silverado surge

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 06:01
General Motors gained a chunk of share in the full-sized pickup segment last year. But it faces stiffer competition from Ford and Ram in 2016.

VW dealership valuations slide; some smell opportunity

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 06:01
Volkswagen's diesel scandal has dinged the company's sales, profits and image. Now, as the scandal enters its sixth month with few signs of a resolution, the effects are trickling down to the value of its U.S. dealerships.

Cash for Nissan's preferred dealers

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 06:01
In its drive to grab a larger slice of the U.S. market, Nissan North America is quietly forming alliances with selected dealers who get favorable treatment, and sometimes millions of dollars, from the company.

Chicago Auto Show preview

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 06:01
Expected this week at the show are an updated Ram heavy-duty pickup, a freshened Hyundai Santa Fe crossover, a special-edition Ford Explorer Sport crossover and a new version of the Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup.

Honda Ridgeline: Not your teenager's truck

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 06:01
Honda hopes its marketing campaign for the Ridegline will grab buyers with a little more gray in their hair and green in their wallets than the prototypical Toyota Tacoma fan.

Conti must ration parts for recall fixes

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 06:01
Continental is recalling five million airbag control units that affect vehicles made by companies including Volkswagen, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Fiat Chrysler.

Bentley at work on a sporty SUV

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 06:01
Bentley is developing a sportier, coupelike version of the Bentayga, the ultraluxury brand's first SUV.

Used-car loophole for recalls tightens up

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 06:01
While a proposed federal law to close the used-car loophole is dead for now, efforts to keep unrepaired recalled vehicles out of circulation are stirring.

A boost in fleet helps Jan. sales stay afloat

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 06:01
Strong fleet volume lifted overall sales of new light vehicles in the U.S. in January -- almost enough to overcome a shortened calendar and a winter storm.

Premium brands face challenges as incentives rise and trucks rule the day

Automotive Business Review - 8 February, 2016 - 06:01
Luxury sales are slowing down, particularly on the car side. Can the luxury automakers keep a lid on their incentives and inventories?
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