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The Impossible To Describe Chevrolet-FNR Concept Car

April 21, 2015 2:37 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The Chevrolet-FNR has a futuristic capsule design with crystal laser headlights and taillights, dragonfly dual swing doors, magnetic hubless wheel electric motors and a wireless auto-charge system.

GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises To 87

April 20, 2015 3:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total Monday.

Why Elon Musk Nearly Sold Tesla To Google

April 20, 2015 2:56 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

In 2013 Elon Musk began negotiating a deal to sell a nearly bankrupt Tesla to Google. The deal is described in "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future," due out May 19 from Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins.

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BMW Recalling 91.8K Mini Coopers To Fix Air Bag Problem

April 20, 2015 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.

Automakers Debut New Car Models At Shanghai Auto Show

April 20, 2015 10:11 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Competition in China is intensifying as economic growth slows and more manufacturers pile into the world's biggest auto market by number of vehicles sold.

Hyundai Supplier Disputes Safety Allegations, Blames Union

April 17, 2015 10:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lear Corp. says safety allegations are part of efforts by United Auto Workers to pressure the company into accepting a union at the plant.

Manufacturing's Winner & Loser Of The Week

April 17, 2015 3:04 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This week we have a winner who has set their sights on new factories and growth, while the loser has become the focus of statewide bans and legal resistance.

Proposed Volvo Manufacturing Plant 'Tremendous Opportunity'

April 17, 2015 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State lawmakers have said Volvo is considering South Carolina for a new plant. The application says the permit is needed for a manufacturing plant that could employ 4,000 workers in 10 years.

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Ford Pickup Scores Top Safety Rating; GM Models Miss

April 17, 2015 10:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Ford officials elected to build the entire body of the 2015 F-150 with aluminum in an effort to make a lighter, more fuel efficient truck, but the decision was considered a risk given the model's nearly four-decade run as the top selling vehicle.

China Auto Brands On Rebound Driven By New Models

April 16, 2015 10:06 pm | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

"Chinese manufacturers are managing to improve their product quality and design quickly and make them almost comparable to international brands while keeping their price much lower," said industry analyst John Zeng of LMC Automotive.

Court Rules GM Is Shielded From Death Claims By Bankruptcy

April 16, 2015 3:07 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The ruling is at least a partial victory for GM, with one plaintiffs' attorney saying it shields the company from $7 billion to $10 billion in potential legal liabilities.

Toyota Announces New Plants In Mexico, China

April 15, 2015 10:08 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

This new construction ends a 3-year hiatus from such ambitions that the Japanese automaker voluntarily imposed on itself after massive recalls.

German Automaker BMW Has Best March Sales Ever

April 14, 2015 6:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Munich-based maker of the 3-Series sedan and X5 sport-utility said Tuesday it sold 195,593 vehicles worldwide under the BMW brand. That was an increase of 5.1 percent over the same month a year ago.

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The Vehicles Americans Don’t Want To Buy

April 13, 2015 3:25 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

According to Kelley Blue Book, vehicles sold in the U.S. last year spent an average of 71 days on the dealer’s lot with some models taking less than 15 days to sell and others waiting more than four months to find a buyer.

GM Says It Has Fixed 70 Percent Of Faulty Ignition Switches

April 10, 2015 2:26 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

In the months after the recalls began, GM was criticized by customers and members of Congress for a low completion rate, which the company blamed on a lack of parts.

Safety Chief Wants To Cap Big Rig Speeds To Fix Tire Problem

April 9, 2015 6:07 pm | by Meghan Barr, Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tire manufacturers and safety advocates say that if tires are driven higher than their speed ratings for prolonged periods, heat can build up and cause them to blow out.

Tesla Boosts Power And Price Of Low-End Model S

April 8, 2015 10:37 am | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The new all-wheel-drive model, called the 70-D, can go a government-certified 240 miles per charge, has 514 horsepower and can go from zero to 60 in 5.2 seconds. Buyers also get free access to Tesla's network of quick-charging stations.

BMW’s Crash-Proof Car

April 7, 2015 3:01 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Although collision-avoidance systems are not new, BMW’s system isn’t just focused on the car in front of you — the sensors keep track of walls, columns and other objects, which constantly remap the area.

Jury Orders Chrysler To Pay $150M In Jeep Fire Death

April 6, 2015 10:39 am | by Tim Krishner, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The verdict comes nearly two years after Chrysler compromised with a federal safety agency and agreed to a scaled-down recall of some older-model Jeeps with the rear-mounted tanks.

Autonomous Car Completes 3,400-Mile U.S. Road Trip

April 6, 2015 10:11 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

"We expected we would be in autonomous mode most of the time, but to be in it close to 99 percent of the time was a pleasant surprise."

Volkswagen Expands Tennessee Plant

April 6, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports documents show the automaker wants to add an additional 130,153 square feet to the original expansion, 25 percent more than first planned.

Honda Adds 105,000 Vehicles To Driver's Air Bag Recall

April 2, 2015 2:48 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The company said it will send letters to owners of vehicles in the expanded recall "over time" as replacement parts become available.

U.S. Auto Sales Tap The Brakes In March, But Outlook Strong

April 1, 2015 2:58 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

March sales were expected to be flat compared with last March. Car buying site TrueCar.com predicted total U.S. sales of 1.5 million vehicles in March, down less than 1 percent from a year ago.

GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises To 77

March 31, 2015 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The fund received a total of 4,342 claims by the Jan. 31 deadline. Of those, 1,263 are still under review. Feinberg says more than half are ineligible or lack documentation.

Volvo Announces Plans To Construct U.S. Plant

March 30, 2015 3:02 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Volvo on Monday confirmed it will open a new manufacturing plant in the U.S., a move the Swedish automaker said makes it a “global car manufacturer.”

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