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2014 SUPER BOWL ADS

Amid Super Bowl rout, automakers tackle their brand challenges

9:07 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2014
This year's crop of Super Bowl ads, and the dollars spent on them during Seattle's 43-8 rout of Denver, spotlighted the unique challenges some automakers face in realigning their brand images with their expanding product portfolios.

Nissan mulls Evoque-style Qashqai variant

Feb. 2, 2014 06:01 CET
Nissan may consider a sportier version of its Qashqai compact crossover along the lines of the Range Rover Evoque.

Polar vortex puts chill in January U.S. auto sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2014
Snow and bone-chilling weather likely hurt U.S. auto sales in January but should not prevent the industry from continuing its rebound, analysts said.

Opel reaches job guarantee deal with 3 German factories

Feb. 2, 2014 20:05 CET
Opel signed a labor agreement with employees at three German factories in a sign of smoother relations between management and the work force, who have clashed over how to return the unit to profitability.

Porsche, Piech sued in Frankfurt by hedge funds over failed Volkswagen deal

Feb. 2, 2014 18:49 CET
Seven hedge funds sued Wolfgang Porsche and Ferdinand Piech, members of Porsche Automobil Holding's supervisory board, seeking $2.4 billion of compensation over the aborted purchase of Volkswagen.

Why VW picked outside agency for 'Wings' spot

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2014
Why did Volkswagen of America skip its agency of record, Deutsch, when it came time to create this year's spot?

U.S. bobsledders get big push from BMW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2014
BMW applied its technology and knowledge of vehicular aerodynamics to redesign the bobsleds used by the U.S. men's and women's teams.

Toyota gets its racing groove back

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2014
Here's another sign that Akio Toyoda is ready to go on the offensive.

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