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Certified used-vehicle sales, Oct. & YTD

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Average wholesale used-vehicle prices, October

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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW:

Subaru goes sexy, sleek with Legacy concept

Subaru -- a brand more known for simple, dependable, and fuel efficient cars, sometimes with a sporty flair -- is going sexy and sleek with a new Legacy concept. Read More »


Subaru, Toyota discuss ending production of Camry in Indiana

Subaru and Toyota are in talks to halt production of the Toyota Camry sedan at Subaru's Indiana assembly plant, likely timed to the introduction of the nameplate's next generation. Read More »


AutoNews Now: Discrimination debate

Retailers, bankers, advocates weigh in at CFPB auto-finance forum; GM's Akerson on the ideal CEO; Subaru gets muscular. Read More »


Jaguar, Mini top J.D. Power dealership sales satisfaction list

Jaguar ranks first among luxury brands and Mini again topped all nonluxury brands in an annual survey of customer satisfaction with the dealership sales experience, an annual survey released Thursday found. Read More »

U.S. may relax rules for automakers installing seat belt devices

U.S. regulators may relax some auto-safety requirements on manufacturers that voluntarily install technology preventing cars from starting unless occupants are wearing seat belts. Read More »


First Shift: Akerson's retirement near?

Reuss tops investors' list of likely successors; Subaru to end Camry output by '17, reports say; Tiguan recall; diesel and youth. Read More »

U.S. highway deaths rose in 2012, distracted driving fatalities dipped

The number of highway deaths in the United States during 2012 rose 3 percent to 33,561 -- an increase of 1,082 deaths compared with a year ago -- while the number of people killed in distracted-affected crashes slightly decreased. Read More »


Subaru to stop building Camrys for Toyota in Indiana, reports say

Subaru, about to achieve five straight years of annual sales records in the United States, will stop building Toyota Camry sedans at its Indiana assembly plant by 2017, according to local media reports. Read More »


Why Toyota must play Jenga with Camry

When Subaru decided that its North American growth objectives required lots more production at its Indiana assembly plant, it meant Subaru no longer could afford to have Toyota as a factory roommate. Everyone take a deep breath, because Toyota will be just fine. Read More »

North America car and truck production by plant, October

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North America car and truck production by model, October

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CFPB tells auto lenders flat fees are just one option

Flat fees aren’t the only way auto lenders can pay dealers for arranging car loans without a risk of racial bias, top officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said today. Read More »


Ford protects logo from allies of drug-using Toronto mayor

Ford said it will protect its Ford script and oval logo from use by supporters of embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Read More »


Akerson wants next GM CEO to be risk taker, 'change agent'

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson believes his successor should be a "change agent" who can guard against any complacency that could allow the automaker to slip back into bad habits, he said during an interview this week. "There's no prototypical CEO," Akerson told Automotive News. Read More »


GM CEO Akerson could exit in 2014; no formal search yet, Reuters says

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson could step down as early as next year though he has not formally notified the board of his plans and an official search for his successor has not yet begun, people close to the matter told Reuters. Read More »


VW recalls 2.6 million vehicles on engine, light faults

Volkswagen is recalling over 2.6 million vehicles worldwide, including its biggest such move in China, to fix electronic and drive-system flaws. Read More »


Jaguar Land Rover mulls car plant in Brazil

Jaguar Land Rover says it is studying the possibility of opening an assembly plant in Brazil, adding that it has ambitious plans to expand its manufacturing footprint outside the UK. Read More »


Toyota lowers car sales goal in Germany due to hybrid shortages

Toyota says it will not sell as many cars in Germany as it originally hoped this year after failing to keep up with demand for its hybrid cars in the market. Read More »


Tesla says 3 workers hurt in industrial accident at U.S. plant

Tesla says three employees at its California plant that builds electric Model S sedans were injured by hot metal from a casting press during an industrial accident. Read More »


Ford may sell Brazil-developed Ka in Europe

Ford may sell in Europe the five-door Ka unveiled by company executives in Brazil. Ford currently sells the three-door Ka based on the Fiat 500 in the region. Read More »


TRW exec Lake sees supplier winning with self-driving cars

TRW expects its business for highly advanced safety technology to boom as automakers push to launch cars that can drive themselves. Read More »

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