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Ally, U.S. reach $98M settlement over lending bias

Auto lender Ally Financial has agreed to pay $98 million to resolve claims that its manner of paying dealers for arranging contracts led minority car buyers into car loans with higher interest rates. Read More »

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AutoNews Now: How self-driving cars 'see'

Why Ford sees a place for advanced LIDAR sensing; Ally to pay $98 million bias penalty in settlement with consumer agency. Read More »

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Nissan names VW exec Willcox as new Europe head

Nissan has appointed new regional bosses for Europe and the Africa-Middle East-India regions, tapping Paul Willcox for Europe and bringing in Takashi Hata from transmission maker Jatco to run the emerging market portfolio. Read More »

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GM, Ford extend holiday shutdowns at several N.A. plants

GM and Ford are extending holiday downtime at several North American assembly plants to keep car inventories in check. Chrysler Group is adding production shifts over the holidays at plants in Ohio and Michigan that build Jeep SUVs and Ram pickups. Read More »

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Post-holiday push to drive December U.S. sales higher

U.S. auto sales are projected to increase as much as 5 percent in December, according to several analysts’ forecasts, with most of the purchases taking place in the week after Christmas. The forecasts call for light-vehicle sales of about 1. Read More »

U.S. still concerned about Russian car levy

The United States said on Friday it still has concerns about a recycling fee Russia imposes on cars even though the country recently extended the levy to cover domestic as well as imported vehicles. Read More »

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Lamborghini's next raging bull arrives in spring

After a 10-year run and more than 14,000 sales, the Lamborghini Gallardo is being put out to pasture, and a faster, more nimble replacement, the Huracan, will arrive in the spring. Read More »

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North America car and truck production - 12/23/13

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

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CarMax's third-quarter profits rise on higher used-car volume, financing

CarMax's third-quarter net profits rose on increased used-car sales and higher income at its captive finance company. The nation's largest used-car retailer today reported net income rose 12 percent to $106.5 million in the quarter ending Nov. 30 from $94.7 million a year earlier. Read More »

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VW to feature finicky German engineers in Super Bowl spot

Volkswagen plans to use a Super Bowl spot to show just how quality-obsessed its German engineers can be. Read More »

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LINDSAY CHAPPELL:

One wish -- just make it simpler

My wish for the holidays is that the auto industry will get its act together next year on electronics and cabin controls. Read More »

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SPECIAL REPORT:

GM reshuffle will test Opel CEO's turnaround skills

A management rejig at GM and the scaling back of its alliance with PSA have created fresh uncertainty over the company's strategy for Opel, just as the European business seemed to have secured a settled future. Read More »

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SPECIAL REPORT:

GM reshuffle will test Opel CEO's turnaround skills

A management rejig at GM and the scaling back of its alliance with PSA have created fresh uncertainty over the U.S. carmaker's strategy for Opel, just as the European business seemed to have secured a settled future. Read More »

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Mitsubishi lifts profit outlook on weakening yen

Mitsubishi Motors lifted its operating profit forecast for the current financial year by 20 percent, helped by a weakening yen, cost cuts and strong sales of the Outlander SUV plug-in hybrid. Read More »

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Fiat resumes talks to buy Chrysler stake from UAW trust, report says

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne restarted negotiations with a UAW trust to buy the remaining shares of Chrysler Group, people familiar with the matter said. A meeting between the two sides this week followed the trust's rejection of a higher offer for its 41. Read More »

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Fiat says Italian plants strategy is showing 'positive' results

The first results of Fiat's move to use its plants in Italy to focus on higher-margin brands and build vehicles for export are encouraging, Fiat Chairman John Elkann and CEO Sergio Marchionne said. Read More »

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Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Sentra

Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Sentra include Rehau, Valeo, Coastal Automotive, Webasto, Eagle Ottawa, Sika, GHSP, INA, Maclean-Fogg, JTEKT, Mahle, Plastomer, Kautex Textron and Fraenkische. T2014 model is the seventh generation Sentra and is built in Smyrna, Tenn., and Canton, Miss. Read More »

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Suppliers to the 2014 Toyota Corolla

Suppliers to the 2014 Toyota Corolla include Guelph Tool, Gentex, Huf Huelsbeck, Fuerst, AGC Automotive, Bowles Fluidics, Delfingen, Sunstone Components, Midway Products, TI Automotive, Leggett & Platt and North American Lighting. Read More »

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Suppliers to the 2013 Toyota Avalon

Suppliers to the 2013 Toyota Avalon include Bowles Fluidics, Angell-Demmel, Aisin, UGN, Corvac Composites, Guardian, Pilkington, Sunstone Components, Midway Products, Nasco, AGC Automotive and EFC International. The 2013 model of the Toyota Avalon was all new and is built in Georgetown, Ky. Read More »

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Japanese car exports to U.S. get boost from weak yen

Japan's exports rose for a ninth consecutive month in November, with light-vehicle shipments to the United States rising 13 percent, a sign the weak yen and a recovery in global demand are energizing a major growth driver in the world's third-biggest economy. Read More »

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First Shift: Next-gen Chrysler minivan?

Union chief: Announcement could be days away; skeptical about Fisker U.S. plans; Tesla tussles in Ohio; Snyder: Loyalty pays. Read More »

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Toyota Europe CEO plans profit growth as hybrid-car sales expand

Toyota targets sales and profitability gains in Europe and Russia next year on the strength of its hybrid models, said Didier Leroy, Toyota Europe head. Read More »

Better Nov. car sales herald European growth in 2014, forecaster says

Western European car sales may improve by nearly 3 percent next year after November showed modest growth, LMC Automotive forecasts. Read More »

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