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Chrysler Keeping Canadian Plants Without Gov't Help

March 5, 2014 7:48 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler said it will take steps to build new cars in Ontario without incentives from the provincial and federal governments and is withdrawing requests for financial aid for plants in Windsor and Brampton.         

GM CEO Starts Review Of Recall Procedure

March 5, 2014 7:40 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the timeliness of GM's recall, raising the potential of a $35 million fine for failing to report problems to the government quickly enough.          

Walmart Testing Ultra-Aerodynamic Semi-Trailers

March 4, 2014 1:32 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, | News | Comments

Walmart today announced a concept semi-trailer truck, the Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience (WAVE), which is 20 percent more aerodynamic than the company’s current fleet of trucks.                 


Automakers Bank On Small SUVs

March 4, 2014 12:40 pm | by Colleen Barry, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's among the fastest-growing market segments in the U.S., where young people and downsizing baby boomers are attracted to the tall cabin, big cargo area, fuel efficiency and maneuverability.             

Gov't Ends Ford Vehicle Investigation

March 4, 2014 11:47 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The federal government is closing an investigation into 1.6 million Ford vehicles that can lose engine power after Ford agreed to a remedy.                    

U.S. Won't Seek More Recalls For VW Fuse Problem

March 4, 2014 11:21 am | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators won't be pushing for a recall of thousands of Volkswagens that have the same electric fuses as a model that was recalled.                   

Poor Dart Sales Lead To Layoffs At Chrysler Plant

March 4, 2014 10:29 am | News | Comments

Chrysler has temporarily laid off 325 employees because of poor sales of the new Dodge Dart that's being assembled at the auto maker's Belvidere plant in northern Illinois.               

The First Chrysler-Fiat Baby Is A Tiny Jeep

March 4, 2014 9:56 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, | News | Comments

The Jeep Renegade is “designed in America and crafted in Italy,” according to the company, and will be first assembled at the Melfi Assembly Plant — a far cry from Jeep’s assembly headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, or even North America.      


March Will Be A Test Of U.S. Auto Demand

March 4, 2014 8:30 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

As the spring thaw begins, automakers will see if the slowdown was due to historic cold temperatures and snowfall or if there are deeper reasons for sagging demand.               

Automakers Wary Of Russia At Geneva Auto Show

March 4, 2014 8:18 am | by Colleen Barry and Josh Heilprin, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Russia has been a key market for recession-battered European automakers, but new uncertainty has been raised by growing tensions between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.            

Hyundai Focuses On Safety With Redesigned Sonata

March 4, 2014 8:13 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Hyundai emphasized improved safety features and a premium image with its latest effort to regain lost U.S. market share and win back South Koreans who're increasingly buying foreign cars.             

Toyota Sees Gains As European Car Market Recovers

March 4, 2014 8:10 am | by Colleen Barry, Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Europe expects to sell 865,000 units this year and increase its market share to 4.8 percent as the European car market enters what is expected to be a slow recovery from six years of contraction.           

Isuzu Recalls Over 36K Trucks

March 4, 2014 7:51 am | News | Comments

Isuzu said Tuesday it is recalling 36,823 Forward midsize trucks due to possible coolant fluid leaks that could result in dashboard fires at the front passenger seats.               


First Corvette Pulled From Museum Sinkhole

March 3, 2014 2:16 pm | News | Comments

The recovery of eight classic cars swallowed by a huge sinkhole has begun at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.                        

Apple Makes iPhone More Compatible With Cars

March 3, 2014 2:08 pm | by Michael Liedtke and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Apple is teaming up with major car makers to make iPhone applications easier for drivers to use while they're on the road.                       

Peugeot 308 Voted Car Of The Year

March 3, 2014 12:52 pm | by Colleen Barry, Associated Press | News | Comments

Peugeot's compact beat six other finalists — including a pair of electric sports cars, the Tesla S and BMW i3 — and a premium Mercedes S class for the award.                 

Obama Admin Moves Ahead With Cleaner Gas Rule

March 3, 2014 11:34 am | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration is moving forward with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tighter emissions standards for cars, arguing the move will eventually save thousands of lives per year.          

GM, Ford, Toyota Feb. Sales Fall

March 3, 2014 10:36 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

America's top three automakers said the month started slowly but sales began to recover in the second half, a sign that fears of a broader auto sales slowdown may be unfounded.              

Chrysler, Nissan Post Big Sales Gains

March 3, 2014 8:52 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Chrysler and Nissan each posted double-digit U.S. sales gains last month as they convinced buyers to buy pickups and small SUVs.                     

Automakers Pack Small Models With Premium Features

March 3, 2014 8:37 am | by Colleen Barry, Associated Press | News | Comments

European automakers are putting their longest ever market slump in the rear view mirror, shifting from survival to revival as they head into the Geneva Auto Show.                

Cummins Recalls 25K Engines

March 3, 2014 7:46 am | News | Comments

Engine maker and its joint venture Cummins Westport Inc. are recalling 25,013 engines because cold weather could cause a sensor to fail, resulting in an exhaust fire.                

Subaru Moving Ahead With Ind. Factory Plans

February 28, 2014 2:47 pm | News | Comments

Subaru is projecting the investment will add 50 full-time jobs at the factory, but that's down from the 900 new jobs expected when the company announced the project.        Rewind: Boeing's Spy Phone; Detroit's UAW Worries

February 28, 2014 2:41 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across, from a phone that can self-destruct from an airplane manufacturer to more stress for Detroit from the United Auto Workers union.          

Mazda Opens Mexican Plant

February 28, 2014 8:00 am | News | Comments

Mazda held a ceremony to fully open its first Mexican plant as a base for exports to the United States, Latin America and Europe.                     

After UAW Loss, Plant Shows No Sign Of Expansion

February 28, 2014 7:55 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sen. Corker blamed the UAW appeal — and the resulting delay in certifying the results of the union election — for putting a hold on expansion talks at the plant.                   

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