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The Rolls-Royce that took 8 months to build
1:56 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19
Turn 10 Studios needed extra time to digitally translate the Rolls-Royce Wraith's craftsmanship into “Forza Motorsport 5” on the Xbox One. ...

Crash rule threatens Aston Martin, dealer says
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
Aston Martin's U.S. stores could be put out of business when a new federal safety rule lands next month, a top dealer said in a petition. ...

A Rolls for the masses: Video game adds Wraith
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars last week debuted the Wraith in "Forza Motorsport 5" on the Xbox One. ...

A (virtual) Rolls-Royce for the masses
1:38 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 12
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars debuted the Wraith in “Forza Motorsport 5” on the Xbox One today, a historic moment for driving game enthusiasts and an example of the ...

Race a concept car? Gamers get to put virtual designs to the test
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11 | UPDATED: 8/11/14 9:25 ET - adds Toyota teaser video
Grandiose exotic sports car concepts are usually saved for auto shows, with spectators left to ogle behind a velvet rope. ...

Racing game realism enhances branding opportunity
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11
A decade ago, automakers were a tough sell when Turn 10 Studios approached them about including their vehicles in the first "Forza Motorsport" game. Now, it's the automak ...

Superior Industries investors urged to OK company's board nominees
4:28 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6 | UPDATED: 8/6/14 9:02 pm ET -- adds GAMCO comment
Three proxy advisory firms are recommending that Superior Industries International Inc. shareholders vote for the supplier's four board nominees at its annual meeting nex ...

Mini Cooper tops other small cars in latest round of overlap crash tests
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman stood out among its peers in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, receiving the only good rating among 12 small cars eval ...

Jaguar touts aluminum features on upcoming XE
12:35 pm U.S. ET | July 30
Jaguar Land Rover is touting the aluminum features on its upcoming Jaguar XE sedan, promising it will be the most fuel efficient vehicle in brand history. ...

Small cars struggle in latest round of IIHS crash tests
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 30 | UPDATED: 7/30/14 12:02 pm ET - adds more overall results
Small cars performed poorly in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, with the four-door Mini Cooper Countryman receiving the only good rating of 12 cars evalua ...

Targeted digital ads start with car color
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28
New York digital marketing company Eyeview is betting that its color-morphing capabilities will trigger an emotional reaction from consumers who spent time researching a ...

Acura NSX prototype bursts into flames during testing
1:42 pm U.S. ET | July 24 | UPDATED: 7/24/14 1:59 pm ET - adds gallery
An Acura NSX prototype burst into flames today while testing in Germany, but Acura says the futuristic sports car is continuing "progress toward its highly anticipated la ...

Hyundai nabs a win in J.D. Power APEAL Study a month after leading IQS
10:00 am U.S. ET | July 23 | UPDATED: 7/23/14 2:18 pm ET -- adds Jaguar comments
For the first time, Hyundai is the top-ranked nonpremium brand in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study -- a month after leading non ...

Targeted digital video ads deliver preferred car colors
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22
A New York company that creates personalized online video ads is harnessing the power of the palette. Say, for instance, a car shopper builds a shiny red SUV in an automa ...

Shopping sites ratchet up battle against bots
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Internet bots, nefarious software code masquerading as human Web users, are invading online car shopping sites and skewing traffic and other user data. ...

Superior investor touts board slate in proxy fight
4:12 pm U.S. ET | July 9
GAMCO Asset Management, the largest institutional shareholder of aluminum wheel supplier Superior Industries, today unveiled its slate of board nominees it wants sharehol ...

Superior Industries faces proxy fight over board members
4:08 pm U.S. ET | July 8
Aluminum wheel supplier Superior Industries International faces a shareholder proxy fight at its annual meeting next month. ...

Inside the Camaro's transformation for latest 'Transformers' film
4:09 pm U.S. ET | June 26
The reimagined Camaro in the latest Transformers film features a slew of design alterations unique to the movie. ...

What's behind Hyundai-Kia quality win?
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21
Hyundai-Kia's first-ever first-place showing in the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study is a significant milestone for a Korean manufacturer that once struggled with qu ...

Hyundai-Kia tops J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study for 1st time
1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 18 | UPDATED: 6/18/14 5:50 pm ET -- adds automakers' comments
For the first time, Hyundai-Kia group topped rival automakers in JD Power's Initial Quality Study, while last year's leader, General Motors, fell to third. ...

Highlights from the 'Car Wars' report
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles goal of a 4-point share gain by 2018 is 'unattainable,' and General Motors will rely heavily on crossovers, according to the Bank of America Mer ...

Bill Hoglund: Candid and charismatic
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
Bill Hoglund, who died on June 8 at age 79, was a new kind of General Motors executive. He was sometimes dangerously outspoken, and he liked to try new things. ...

Share will hinge on makers' product pace
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
Ford Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. lost more U.S. market share than any other automakers so far this year. But that may soon change, according to this year's "Car Wars" r ...

Smartphone app helps set insurance discounts
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
Allstate Insurance Co. this year unveiled the Drivewise mobile app that gauges driving behavior through smartphones to set insurance discounts for motorists in three stat ...

Bill Hoglund, former Pontiac and Saturn chief, dies at 79
4:02 pm U.S. ET | June 9 | UPDATED: 6/11/14 2:48 pm ET -- adds details
Bill Hoglund, a retired executive and CFO of General Motors, and close confidant of former Chairman and CEO Jack Smith, died on Sunday June 9, 2014. He was 79. ...

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