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RICHARD TRUETT

The (technology) pluses and minuses of a GM-FCA deal

11:15 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
GM and FCA could benefit from each other's technology. Instead of a full-blown merger, maybe some small side-deals is all Sergio needs.

Toyota Mirai rated at U.S. range of 312 miles

4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Toyota says its high-stakes hydrogen car will have a U.S. rating of 312 miles between refueling stops, farther than the Tesla Model S.

Bain Capital completes buyout of TI Automotive

4:15 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
TI Automotive said its sale to private equity firm Bain Capital LLC has been completed. Terms of the sale were not disclosed in a statement today.

GM directors don't have to face ignition-switch claims

6:54 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
General Motors directors don't have to face investors' allegations that lax supervision allowed the company to make cars with faulty ignition systems blamed for at least 119 deaths.

Germany's Getrag getting interest from Magna, Dana, China, report says

3:36 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Getrag, one of the biggest independent makers of transmissions, has attracted interest from automotive suppliers including Canada’s Magna International Inc., people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.

Newer Audi, BMW, Subaru models use lots of oil, Consumer Reports survey finds

3:10 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Newer models from Audi, BMW and Subaru are burning a lot of oil between routine oil changes, according to a consumer survey from Consumer Reports.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Magazine raps oil-thirsty cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Consumer Reports raps oil-thirsty cars; BMW, Audi, Subaru engines cited; Mexico looms large for UAW; GM-Navistar deal?; Spielberg to honor Bill Ford; Big muscle-car states.

Dura owner Tilton loses bid to halt SEC proceedings

2:37 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Lynn Tilton, the owner of auto supplier Dura Automotive and the so-called Diva of Distressed, lost a bid to halt a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in-house disciplinary proceeding against her after a federal judge said she was powerless to do so.

Mexican supplier Nemak to launch $750 million IPO

11:38 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Nemak SAB's expected $750 million initial public stock offering today marks the first stock offering of a Mexican auto supplier since at least 2000.

Suzuki patriarch appoints son as president and likely successor

5:50 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Osamu Suzuki, the outspoken patriarch of Suzuki Motor, positioned his son Toshihiro as his successor, appointing him president and COO of the family's namesake carmaker. Osamu Suzuki will keep his positions as chairman and CEO.

VIDEO: Cuba's '50s Car Culture

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Reporter Brad Wernle offers a close-up look at Cuba's car culture.

Toyota's new shares are popular in Japan

10:17 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Japanese retail investors are flooding stock brokers with orders for a new class of Toyota shares, indicating the carmaker can fetch a good price for the issue and secure a new group of long-term investors.

VIDEO: First Shift: Judge dismisses GM lawsuit

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Judge dismisses shareholder suit over GM recall; Suzuki's heir apparent; Cadillac XT5 early peek; Ex-Ford president Philip Benton Jr. dies; Snyder: Solid 1st half for U.S. auto sales.

NEWS ANALYSIS

New VW brand boss Diess needs to cut costs, boost profits

June 30, 2015 06:01 CET
VW brand will have a new boss for the first time since 2007 when former BMW development chief Herbert Diess takes control. His tasks as successor to Martin Winterkorn, who remains VW Group CEO, include reining in costs, increasing profitability and making the brand a stronger player in the U.S.

Citroen CEO confirms next C5 for China; Europe future unclear

June 30, 2015 06:01 CET
Citroen will replace its C5 midsize model, CEO Linda Jackson told Automotive News Europe, but she would only confirm that the next-generation car would be sold in China. Jackson said there is a “question mark” over whether Citroen would sell the replacement in Europe.

Spanish supplier Ficosa opens third China plant

June 30, 2015 11:32 CET
Spanish supplier Ficosa has opened its third Chinese plant in the city of Shenyang to supply automakers in the north of the country, including BMW.

Two Las Vegas dealerships settle deceptive advertising charges

3:47 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Two Las Vegas car dealerships have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they used deceptive advertising.

Camo-free Cadillac XT5 crossover spied in Manhattan

12:20 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Cadillac's new XT5 -- the replacement for the SRX midsize crossover -- will get a bolder front end but keep many of the same proportions of its predecessor, based on recent spy photographs.

Hyundai ad agency swaps CEOs; top marketer leaves

5:45 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Hyundai's ad agency, Innocean, has executed a changing of the guard that sources described as an attempt to strengthen ties with Hyundai.

VW's Seat brand set to launch small SUV in 2017

June 29, 2015 21:34 CET
VW Group Spanish subsidiary Seat plans to launch a subcompact SUV/crossover by the end of 2017 as part of its effort to be sustainably profitable, a company source said.

Audi makes key A4 model longer and lighter

June 29, 2015 14:23 CET
Audi released details and pictures of its new-generation A4, whose success will be crucial to the automaker's goal of passing BMW as the world's top-selling premium brand.

BMW, Toyota agree to platform on shared sports car

8:50 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp. are moving ahead on a project to jointly develop a midsize sports car with an agreement on common underpinnings of major components for the model.

BB&T to launch flat fees; feds applaud

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Auto retailers working with BB&T Dealer Finance soon can expect to be paid flat fees, rather than dealer reserve, for arranging customers' loans. BB&T will launch a nondiscretionary dealer compensation program on July 1.

Car-sharing plan cuts owner costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Ford Motor Co. is entering the car-sharing market with a program that will cut Ford Credit customers' vehicle costs by enabling them to rent out their cars. The pilot program, Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing, invites 26,000 select Ford Motor Credit Co. customers in six U.S.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Foreign-truck flood ahead?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Foreign-truck flood ahead?; A close-up look at Cuba's car culture; Touchdown for Hyundai; Audi A4 gets makeover; Vegas stores to settle FTC charges.

Philip Benton, former Ford president, dies at 86

3:51 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Philip Benton Jr., former president of Ford, died at his home in Massachusetts on June 14. He was 86.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A role for dealers in lease transfers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
I read with great interest about James B. Treece's experience in assuming the short-term lease of a Chevy Volt ("Mixed reviews are in after assuming lease for Volt," June 8). I agree with him. Dealers should have a role in the lease-transfer process.

EDITORIAL

How dealers can protect themselves from bad actors

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
A blot on auto retailing is developing in Birmingham, Ala. Eight former employees of Serra Automotive Group pleaded guilty to charges including falsifying documents and two managers are accused of cheating on Nissan North America's national sales incentive program.

DAVE GUILFORD

Why Toyota can set the car-tech agenda

1:28 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Alix Partners assessed the ability of automakers to pay for the cool but expensive technology about to flood into vehicles. Perhaps to no one’s surprise, Toyota was by far the best-positioned.

Leaf to get a big boost in driving range

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Nissan, fighting falling sales of its Leaf electric vehicle, plans a midcycle update as early as August that aims to deliver a big boost in the EV's driving range, a person familiar with the project said.

GM tweaks Colorado, Canyon turbodiesel for cold weather

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Because diesel engines can get cranky in cold weather, General Motors engineers have redesigned several key components in the 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder turbodiesel coming this fall in the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-sized trucks.

Alfa's high-power reboot

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
To revive Alfa Romeo, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, plans a performance-first approach. German premium competitors launch mainstream versions of their core models first and add high-performance variants later - RS at Audi, M at BMW and AMG at Mercedes-Benz.

Next-gen Prius may be ill-timed, but not ill-fated

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
While the timing isn't ideal, dealers, analysts and Toyota itself are all bullish on the prospects for the next-gen Prius. They credit the strength of the Prius brand, its promising looks and what's shaping up as a solid backup plan.

Bill Ford to receive award from Steven Spielberg

1:15 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford will receive the Ambassador for Humanity Award from the USC Shoah Foundation at the organization's gala on Sept. 10. Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg will present Ford with the award.

BMW, Toyota move ahead on sports car with agreement on platform

June 29, 2015 14:58 CET
BMW and Toyota have moved a step further on a project to jointly develop a midsize sports car with an agreement on common underpinnings for the model. The two carmakers outlined plans for the sports car in early 2013.

GM ignition-switch death claims rise to 119

11:32 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
General Motors’ defective ignition switches are now linked to 119 deaths, two more than a week ago, the office of attorney Kenneth Feinberg said.

After 'chicken tax,' a flood of foreign trucks?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Two free-trade deals the U.S. is trying to negotiate would roll back the so-called chicken tax. Critics of the tax say it has priced imported trucks out of the market, shielding the Detroit 3's biggest profit machine from robust foreign competition.

Hyundai snags NFL sponsorship, replacing GM

10:00 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Hyundai and the NFL jointly announced a four-year sponsorship deal today as the Korean automaker continued its push into sports marketing. The new sponsorship, which replaces General Motors, allows Hyundai to use NFL trademarks in its own advertising.

Toyota uses geography-targeted Snapchat ads

10:33 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Toyota is driving "Let's Go Places" to some new digital venues that are decidedly local.

FCA recalls small number of SUVs over suspension complaint

6:28 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling a small number of new SUVs that may have been equipped with improperly heat-treated suspension components.

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan plans longer-range Leaf

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Nissan to boost Leaf range in midcycle update; Moving up Chevy Bolt; Dodge to make more Hellcat engines; VW planning budget car; Urgent FCA recall; Outlook for new Prius.

Europe's car output may grow as China costs rise, VW exec says

June 29, 2015 12:12 CET
Automakers are returning some production to Europe from China as its cost advantage weakens, providing an opportunity for central European nations to attract investments, Martin Jahn, managing director of VW Group Fleet International, said.

LOST IN TRANSLATION

NYC dealership must provide documents for non-English speakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
As part of a settlement with the New York attorney general's office, a New York City dealership group must begin providing translations of sales documents to customers who negotiate their vehicle purchases in languages other than English.

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