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Can Prius set the pace again?

The hybrid revolution that the Prius ushered in has put it in an awkward position: So many other brands have followed Toyota's lead into the hybrid market that the Prius no longer stands out. The brand is now it's at a marketing crossroads. Read More »

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Infiniti wants Q70 buyers to go long

Infiniti has priced the new long-wheelbase version of its flagship Q70 sedan to lure buyers to the larger model. Read More »

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JESSE SNYDER:

Why Detroit is a small town, big city for auto dealers

Detroit's a big city. But if you're in the car biz, the Motor City is a small town, too. Karl Zimmermann's party at George Matick Chevrolet was both big city and small town. Read More »

THE GM RECALL:

GM recalls Cadillacs, Impalas; Chrysler to fix Jeeps, Dodges

General Motors is recalling some Cadillac and Impala cars while Chrysler Group called back some Jeep and Dodge SUVs, according to government reports. Read More »

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BMW puts i8 at center of tech-based campaign

BMW is learning that what distinguishes the ultimate driving machine can be a matter of taste. Read More »

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LEARNING CURVE:

Ford schools dealers on high-tech 2015 Mustang

Ford is concentrating on the 2.3-liter engine and other high-tech features in intensive training sessions designed to educate dealership salespeople. Read More »

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Golf takes zany ride in VW native advertising

This month's advertising launch for VW's redesigned 2015 Golf puts the car at the center of a zany online video on Funny or Die. Read More »

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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW:

Mini will show new 5-door hatchback at Paris show

Mini will unveil its first five-door hatchback in Paris as the BMW subsidiary seeks to attract new customers and those seeking something bigger than the current three-door Mini. Read More »

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Fiat will suspend Panda production at Italy plant as demand falls

Fiat will temporarily suspend production at its Pomigliano plant in southern Italy from Oct. 16-27 amid weak demand. The Fiat Panda minicar is built at the factory. Read More »

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Tesla sends traffic help via software upgrade

Tesla Motors, which equipped its Model S sedan with a cellular connection to download wireless software updates over time, today revealed a sixth update that gives the Model S real-time traffic information for the first time and allows an owner to start the car remotely from a cellphone. Read More »

North America production downtime overtime - 08/22/14

This is data compiled by the Automotive News Data Center and requires a Data Center subscription to access. Read More »

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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE:

Why the UAW will strike in 2015 -- no matter what's offered

Here is something that will happen in 2015 upon which you can bet serious money: The UAW will strike one -- and likely all three -- Detroit automakers before reaching a deal on a new labor agreement. Read More »

Magna stock falls 4.7% after Brazil antitrust regulator visits local unit

Magna International shares tumbled the most in more than two years after the supplier said the offices of its Brazilian unit were visited in connection with an antitrust investigation. Read More »

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THE GM RECALL:

U.S. judge orders discovery to begin in some GM ignition switch cases

A federal judge in Manhattan today ordered discovery to begin for some cases filed against General Motors in connection with its recall of millions of cars for a faulty ignition switch. Read More »

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Cadillac to build unnamed 'top-end' car at Detroit-Hamtramck in late 2015

General Motors said today that it will build a new "top-end, high-technology" Cadillac at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant starting in the fourth quarter of next year. GM declined to name the car, saying only that it would be slotted above the CTS midsize sedan and XTS large sedan. Read More »

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AutoNews Now: How a dealership taught GM

Mentoring Detroit Chevy store helps Reuss uncover broader issues; the next hot auto market?; tailpipe trendsetters. Read More »

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MIKE COLIAS:

Why Cadillac's forthcoming 'LTS' could get another name

We've known about Cadillac's plans for a big, rear-wheel drive, range-topping sedan for more than two years now. For most of that time, we've been referring to it by its internal codename, LTS. Read More »

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A 3D-printed car is close to reality -- if Local Motors has its way

Imagine a car, as functional and drivable as any other, coming off a three-dimensional printer and assembled in a matter of days. Read More »

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Customer Incentives

This is data compiled by the Automotive News Data Center and requires a Data Center subscription to access. Read More »

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Barra says GM continues pursuit of 'zero defect mentality'

General Motors CEO Mary Barra told an event here today about being the target of Congress -- and "Saturday Night Live" -- and about befriending billionaire Warren Buffett. But she gave little detail on GM's new Cadillac to be built in Detroit. Read More »

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Ford to cut Fiesta output in Germany

Ford said it will cut production of its Fiesta subcompact at its plant in Cologne, Germany, in the fourth quarter because of slowing demand in some of the region's key markets. Read More »

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BRAD WERNLE:

2015 Mustang is a hit on LA streets

No sooner had we left our hotel and hit the streets in West Hollywood when we began to notice people noticing us. Granted, it was hard to miss our 2015 Ford Mustang painted in Competition Orange -- seemingly bright enough to be picked up by a satellite orbiting above. Read More »

Toyota recalling 20,000 vehicles from 2014-15 on potential fuel leak

Toyota said it will recall about 20,000 vehicles from the 2014 and 2015 model years worldwide for possible fuel leaks. Read More »

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First Shift: Cadillac plans 'elite' model

High-tech car will slot above CTS, XTS; Barra's powerful rank; Mitsu to make trucks for Fiat Chrysler; Google's real motive? Read More »

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Fiat will source a midsize truck from Mitsubishi

Fiat Chrysler will source a pickup for Europe and Latin America from Mitsubishi starting in 2016. The automakers today signed an interim agreement to develop and manufacture a midsize truck based on the next Mitsubishi L200. Read More »

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BMW extends CFO Eichiner's contract until 2017

BMW will extend the contract of 59-year-old Chief Financial Officer Friedrich Eichiner by another two years, a change by the company that has until now forced its board members to retire at 60. Eichiner's contract was due to expire next year. Read More »

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EU antitrust chief says more cartel fines on way for suppliers

EU regulators say they are ready to penalize several suppliers found guilty of price fixing. The EU has already fined two supplier cartels more than 1 billion euros in the last year. Read More »

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2014 Eurostar winner Gregoire Olivier

The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars rose above the rest by pushing their companies to new heights. PSA Operational Director for China Gregoire Olivier is this year's winner for Emerging Market Executive. Read More »

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Warren Buffett is bullish on GM, Detroit

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said today he is bullish on Detroit and General Motors -- and said he's impressed with CEO Mary Barra. Read More »

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Calif. grants 29 permits to test self-driving Lexus, Mercedes, Audi cars

California issued its first 29 permits this week to three companies to test self-driving cars on public roads, state officials said today. Read More »

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First Shift: From Lear to Detroit 3?

Canada labor chief on ending 'two-tier' wages; Hyundai's 'trophy' buy; CFPB finds loan bias; more Tacomas; self-driving milestone. Read More »

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Lotus plans to cut up to 325 jobs to reduce losses

UK sports car maker Lotus said it plans to cut as many as 325 jobs, a quarter of its workforce, as it seeks to reduce losses. Read More »

ZF net debt seen at $11 billion after TRW deal, report says

ZF's net debt will rise to about 8.5 billion euros ($11 billion) -- about 2.4 times core earnings -- after it buys rival TRW, a banker familiar with the deal said. Earlier this week, ZF agreed to buy TRW for $13.5 billion including debt. Read More »

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VW's German workers will seek above-inflation pay hike

VW's German workers will push for above-inflation pay increases next year, even as the carmaker seeks to cut costs and boost flagging profitability in its core division, the IG Metall labor union said. Read More »

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Fiat Chrysler locates new HQ in London's West End

Fiat Chrysler will locate its new global headquarters in St James's Street in London's West End, near Buckingham Palace. London is neutral territory between the Italian carmaker's former HQ in Turin and Chrysler's historic association with Detroit. Read More »

House bill proposes tougher auto safety rules

House Democrats introduced another bill Thursday to toughen federal auto safety laws after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration came under more criticism by U.S. lawmakers this week for its handling of the General Motors ignition switch recalls. Read More »

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Extended Play: NHTSA's Friedman in hot seat

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CFPB's latest guide on discrimination falls short, auto lenders, dealers say

Auto lenders and dealers are largely disappointed with a long-awaited report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that outlines the bureau's method for finding discrimination in auto loans. Read More »

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7 Japanese supplier execs indicted in price-fixing scheme

A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted seven executives from Japanese auto suppliers Mitsubishi Electric and Hitachi Automotive Systems for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to fix auto parts prices, the Justice Department said today. Read More »

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China's Wanxiang to relaunch Fisker Karma with 2012 design, report says

Chinese auto parts producer Wanxiang Group, which bought electric car pioneer Fisker Automotive from bankruptcy, is accelerating the relaunch of Fisker's Karma hybrid luxury car by using a design from the company's last year of production, people close to the companies said. Read More »

Alabama steel plant's new owners pledge more supply

North American auto plants soon should see an improved and greater supply of the high-strength steels needed to reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel economy, thanks to a change in ownership earlier this year of an advanced steel-finishing plant near Mobile, Ala. Read More »

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NADA calls on CFPB to accept dealer group's anti-discrimination approach

The National Automobile Dealers Association called on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to recognize NADA's Fair Credit Compliance Policy & Program as a valid way to avoid discrimination, at a CFPB hearing today in Indianapolis into auto-lending practices. Read More »

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AutoNews Now: Keeping watch over captives

U.S. takes aim at 'silent pickpocket of discrimination'; Fiat Chrysler's London digs; when Leafs get lucky? Read More »

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