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Dealers in Georgia petition to shut Tesla down

Auto dealers in Georgia are the latest seeking to shut down Tesla's factory-owned stores. The Georgia Automobile Dealers Association filed a petition of enforcement Friday with state regulators arguing that Tesla's direct-sales model violates state law. Read More »

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Saab carmaker NEVS granted creditor protection by court but loses right to use Saab name

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), which bought Saab in 2012, won court protection from creditors today. But the automaker suffered a blow when Saab AB, the defense firm, withdrew NEVS' right to use the brand name Saab for its cars. Read More »

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Audi will recall 70,000 cars for potential brake problem

Audi will recall 70,000 cars worldwide because of a potential fault with the brake booster. Audi's A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q7 models equipped with a 3.0-liter diesel engine and built between March and December 2012 are being recalled. Read More »

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JLR intensifies efforts to meet tough EU CO2 target

Jaguar Land Rover will “turn over every stone” including launching plug-in hybrids to bring its high average CO2 emissions down to an EU-approved level by 2021, JLR head of product development Wolfgang Ziebart said. Read More »

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BRAD WERNLE:

Mustang and Coors -- scarcity made fans want them more

Because Ford didn't make the Mustang with right-hand drive, the truly dedicated around the world could localize their cars only by using expensive right-hand-drive conversion kits. Scarcity only made fans want the Mustang more. Read More »

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Tesla shares jump to record after China charging network deal

Tesla Motors shares rose to a new record after the electric-car maker led by Elon Musk reached an agreement to create a vehicle-charging network in China with the country's second-largest mobile-phone company. Read More »

Capital Automotive sold for $4.3 billion, source says

Brookfield Property Partners will acquire Capital Automotive for $4.3 billion, according to a source familiar with the deal. Read More »

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Buick lifts cover on Envision crossover in China

General Motors has taken the wraps off a new midsize Buick crossover in China amid growing evidence that the vehicle is destined for showrooms in the United States. Read More »

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California to phase out EV incentives for the wealthy

California, which offers rebates of up to $2,500 to electric vehicle buyers to help meet a goal of getting 1 1/2 million zero-emission vehicles onto its roads by 2025, is overhauling its incentive program in response to a common criticism: The state's rebates are sometimes just a windfall for the... Read More »

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AutoNews Now: Tesla virtual store tour

Map site takes shoppers from front door to dash; a plan to help low-income EV fans in Calif.; road-trip favorites. Read More »

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Hong Kong firm acquires majority stake in supplier Key Safety Systems

Hong Kong private equity firm FountainVest Partners completed a deal to become the majority shareholder in automotive safety products supplier Key Safety Systems. The deal could be worth as much as $800 million, a Bloomberg report out of China said in April. Read More »

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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW:

Suzuki gives the Vitara SUV a sleeker look

Suzuki is giving is new Vitara a more mainstream look to broaden the subcompact SUV's appeal. The five-door Vitara will go on sale in Europe early next year. Read More »

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Ford to halt B-Max production on slow sales, report says

Ford will halt production of the B-Max at its Romanian plant for nine days in September, a report said. The automaker has halted output in Romania several times since September 2013 on slow sales of the minivan. Read More »

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ANE's September e-magazine goes live Monday

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Sept. 1. This month's edition looks at why European automakers have struggled to gain a foothold in India and what they are doing to turn things around. Read More »

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First Shift: Fiat clears merger hurdle

Buyouts not expected to exceed cap; judge dismisses Ford apartheid case; Chevy confirms Z71 SUVs; Lexus lathers up. Read More »

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Nissan's revived Datsun launches mi-Do hatchback

Datsun unveiled its second model, the mi-Do hatchback, at the Moscow auto show. The car, based on the Lada Kalina, is aimed at Russian families who want to own a foreign car but cannot afford current offerings from Western brands. Read More »

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Fiat clears Chrysler merger hurdle

Fiat will spend less than the limit the carmaker set to buy shares from investors who opted to sell ahead of its merger with Chrysler Group, clearing a key hurdle before the deal can close. Read More »

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Lexus NX may challenge RX for brand sales leader outside U.S.

The new Lexus NX compact crossover, already racking thousands of orders in Japan, may unseat big sibling RX as the luxury brand's top global nameplate. At least outside the United States. Read More »

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AvtoVAZ to cut workforce by 45%, report says

AvtoVAZ plans to reduce staff numbers by 25,000, finance head Evgeny Belinin told a French newspaper. AvtoVAZ, controlled by the Renault-Nissan alliance, is also cutting Lada production and freezing vehicle prices. Read More »

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