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SPIED: Russia's nuke-powered AC-12 with NO camo!

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
While a photographer snapped pictures for a feature on the Mercedes-Benz GL450 in Arkhangelsk, on the shores of the White Sea, the classified "AC-12 Project," a deep-water nuclear submarine nicknamed Losharik surfaced on the distant water.... Read More »

 

HANS GREIMEL

Exchange rate windfalls a mixed bag for Japan's Big 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
After trading at record highs for several years, the Japanese yen has tanked against the dollar and many other foreign currencies. The shift is generating huge windfalls for Japan's Big 3 automakers: Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. But the jackpot won't benefit the rivals equally.... Read More »

 

Spending on cars trounces spending on houses in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Think about it: $1.1 trillion. That's how much TrueCar estimates consumers spent on new and used vehicles in 2014, up 8 percent from 2013. By comparison, new-vehicle revenue alone surpassed the value of new single-family home sales in the U.S. by nearly three times.... Read More »

 

Pickup with a mere 790,000 miles on it 'still runs fine'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Dealer Lynn Thompson was shocked when he saw the odometer on a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 SS pickup he took in on a trade. It read 794,845 miles.... Read More »

 

For Leno, it's on to the next Challenger

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Jay Leno, one of the nation's best-known car collectors, is selling his original 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 to benefit the USO after he upgraded into a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.... Read More »

 

M-B joins the club, will move U.S. HQ

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
The automaker headquarters migration continued last week as Mercedes-Benz USA said it will leave Montvale, N.J., for Atlanta. Mercedes follows Nissan and Toyota in the move away from import companies' traditional coastal quarters -- and runs counter to Cadillac's exit from Detroit to soak up the Manhattan glitz.... Read More »

 

13 sales records, but that's no record

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
There are lots of ways to gauge really good years in the auto industry, but here's one of the best: how many brands set sales records.... Read More »

 

De Nysschen: Infiniti deserves a driver's car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Chatting on Facebook recently, Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen called out a former Infiniti underling for supposedly killing the Q50 Eau Rouge, the Nissan GT-R-powered high-performance sedan that de Nysschen championed before leaving Infiniti for Cadillac last summer.... Read More »

 

After shaky start, a Subaru milestone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
It took 47 years, but last week Subaru of America reached a milestone in the United States: It achieved 500,000 sales for the first time in a calendar year.... Read More »

 

Hellcat reviewers rev up the thesaurus

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2015
The 707-hp Hellcat-powered Challenger and Charger had auto reviewers scrambling to outdo each other last year in their lusty appreciation of what one website called Dodge's "rolling middle finger to common sense."... Read More »

 

Did Young rock Lincoln with talk of Continental?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Lincoln executives hope Neil Young will remember ... never talk about the brand's future product plans.... Read More »

 

VIN switcheroo a crushing defeat for Mini Cooper

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2014
It won't be a merry Christmas for the Mini enthusiast who bought a classic Mini Cooper in England and had it shipped to the United States.... Read More »

 

End of the road for midsize sedans?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Talk about an epoch-making event: The midsize sedan's long, long (as in forever) run as the largest vehicle segment in the U.S. may be coming to an end.... Read More »

 

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Poached from BMW, Diess in position for VW CEO job

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Volkswagen's decision to poach BMW product development chief Herbert Diess to run its flagship VW brand puts the 56-year-old manager in the pole position to succeed Martin Winterkorn as head of what could soon be the world's largest automaker.... Read More »

 

Next Pennsylvania gov not quitting on blue Wrangler now

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Jeep has a history ferrying around heads of state. Some of the most iconic shots of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower were taken while they were sitting in Jeeps. So it didn't seem too strange when Democrat Tom Wolf crisscrossed Pennsylvania in his 2006 blue Jeep Wrangler as he campaigned to become governor.... Read More »

 

Exciting stuff, those 'That's not a Buick!' ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Buick executives believe the ubiquitous TV commercials they've been running since spring -- "That's not a Buick!" -- are connecting with consumers. Now they've got scientific proof, of sorts.... Read More »

 

Mazda executives zoom, zoom past dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Some car companies say thank you to their dealers with a trip to Hawaii. Racing-mad Mazda executives do it by challenging retailers on the track.... Read More »

 

UAW makes strides in South, but it's not done

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Persistence has paid off for the UAW in Chattanooga, less than a year after the union lost an organizing election at Volkswagen's plant there.... Read More »

 

Head-shaking over Americans' car buying

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
The Financial Times' legendary Lex column, a daily investment discourse famed for its irreverence and oh-so-British drollery, can be tough on us Yanks.... Read More »

 

Rewey and the Lincoln-Mercury glory days

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
Bob Rewey, who died Nov. 29 at 76, made his mark in the 1990s as Ford Motor Co.'s top North American sales executive.... Read More »

 

Why BMW loves California

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
BMW North America is headquartered in New Jersey, which means shorter flights to Munich for CEO Ludwig Willisch. But Willisch spends much time thinking about the West Coast.... Read More »

 

Fiat finally confronts 'Fix It Again, Tony'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014
Tony doesn't exist, yet Fiat global brand head Olivier Francois calls Tony "the elephant in the room." And in a new commercial for the Fiat 500X, Francois takes on Tony.... Read More »

 

Craft workshop's new mission: Build Mirai

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014
Toyota's secretive workshop in Japan that built the last $375,000 Lexus LFA in December 2012 has a new assignment: Hand build the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan.... Read More »

 

Who knew Cadillac's marketing chief told jokes? No one, actually

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014
Uwe Ellinghaus could use some work on his comedic timing. Or maybe Americans just aren't used to Germans telling jokes.... Read More »

 

NEAL BOUDETTE

Luxury cars go the way of free-trade coffee

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014
Luxury automobiles typically offer customers a combination of high performance, advanced technology and plush comfort. But now they may offer wealthy car buyers something else: a clearer conscience.... Read More »

 

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