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Ford launches '15 Mustang output in Michigan

Ford officially launched production of the redesigned Mustang at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Mich. With the 2015 model, Ford is making the Mustang to suit global tastes for the first time. That will include a first-ever right-hand-drive version. Read More »

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AutoNews Now: Power glitches hit Chrysler

Company probes reports of stalls, quirky electronics; debut set for juiced-up Caddy; Mustang rolls out; a Fiat you can't refuse? Read More »

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First Shift: Launch day for '15 Mustang

Output starts in Mich.; Chevy Equinox Mexico-bound?; more Saab woes; new Kia Sorento; a Subaru WRX for the masses. Read More »

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Court rejects creditor protection for Saab owner NEVS

A Swedish court rejected an application from China's National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which bought bankrupt Saab in 2012, for protection against creditors while it concludes funding talks. Read More »

Ford wins dismissal in U.S. of claims it aided apartheid

Ford won dismissal of a lawsuit claiming the company aided South Africa's apartheid regime, with a judge saying it couldn't be sued in the U.S. over actions of their units overseas. Read More »

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Automakers still dogged by Bluetooth glitches, Power study finds

Bluetooth technology aims to leave drivers hands-free, but some drivers end up connection-free, according to a study of multimedia quality and satisfaction released today. Read More »

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Toyota targets shoppers with location-based mobile ad tool

Toyota is using a location-based mobile ad tool to supercharge its annual clearance sale. Read More »

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Global price-fixing crackdown threatens supply chain's 'business model'

As antitrust regulators, most recently in China, go after auto suppliers in what has become a worldwide probe into price fixing, a longtime "business model" in the supply chain is now in danger, says an automotive purchasing executive. Read More »

Transmission parts supplier to invest $42 million in Mich. plant

Transform Automotive is expanding in Michigan after landing a new contract to build transmissions parts. The machined, metal-stamped and laser-welded parts supplier plans to invest nearly $42 million to lease and build out a new manufacturing plant in Shelby Township, Mich. Read More »

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Russia pledges 207 million euros to resume car scrappage scheme

Russia will reintroduce a scrappage scheme to help stimulate car sales after deliveries in the market fell 23 percent in July as the crisis in Ukraine continues to hit consumer confidence. Read More »

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Kia targets 270,000 sales of the new Sorento next year

Kia unveiled its redesigned Sorento, saying it aims to sell 270,000 units of the SUV globally next year as the automaker seeks to maintain its momentum in the U.S., Europe and other key markets. Read More »

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GM plans to move some Chevy Equinox assembly to Mexico, report says

General Motors and the UAW on Wednesday trumpeted the news that production of the Cadillac SRX would be shifted from Mexico to Tennessee, but Reuters has learned that GM also plans to move some other assembly work in the opposite direction. Read More »

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