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NHTSA would get stop-sale power under U.S. bill

2:59 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would be able to order automakers to cease the sale of vehicles with dangerous safety defects under the Obama administration's multiyear surface...... Read More »

Toyota CEO feared losing job over recalls; instead gained sense of purpose

8:21 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
In a rare moment of public reflection, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda marked the company’s unintended-acceleration crisis as the turning point in his career, even as he fretted about being fired.... Read More »

 
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Volvo plans $500 million U.S. assembly plant

12:30 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Volvo will spend about $500 million to build its first assembly plant in the United States as part of an ambitious effort to jump-start lagging sales.... Read More »

Lincoln to bring back Continental name

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Lincoln is resurrecting the Continental name and phasing out the brand's signature split-wing grille.... Read More »

Caddy previews top-down strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Here's a question that will hang over Cadillac's unveiling of the CT6 sedan in New York this week: Why is a brand so badly in need of a sales boost...... Read More »

Magna negotiating to sell interiors business to Grupo Antolin, report says

12:25 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Canada's Magna International is in talks to sell its car-interior business to Spain's Grupo Antolin, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

Toyota's low-price safety tech coming to U.S. this year

7:09 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Toyota said today it will begin offering automatic braking, lane departure alert technology and other safety electronics later this year in a package...... Read More »

Toyota's better cars get better plants

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Toyota Motor Corp., which made "lean manufacturing" a global buzzword, is about to unleash a new wave of ultraefficient assembly plants.... Read More »

Key Safety to use Mobileye vision tech to aid drivers

4:08 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Supplier Key Safety Systems said it has signed an agreement with Mobileye NV to use the software developer's vision processing chip for new types of...... Read More »

Tesla’s Model X hits the streets

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Tesla’s Model X crossover, which goes on sale this summer, was spotted testing near the company’s Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters.... Read More »

Chevy, supplier tweak Volt battery pack for more range

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
To boost the 2016 Chevrolet Volt's electric-only driving range to 50 miles from 38 on the outgoing first-generation car, engineers reduced the number...... Read More »

Spy photos hint at Dodge minivan

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
The next Fiat Chrysler minivan is supposed to be badged a Chrysler, but spy photographers have snapped pictures of a minivan prototype that appears...... Read More »

Chevy plans hybrid version of '16 Malibu

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Chevrolet will offer a full-hybrid version of the redesigned Malibu that debuts this week at the New York auto show.... Read More »

Mercedes GLC crossover sheds GLK box

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
The Mercedes-Benz GLC that goes on sale in the fourth quarter will be roomier and more rounded than the GLK it replaces.... Read More »

Death toll from defective GM ignition switches rises by 3 to 77

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
The death toll from General Motors' defective ignition switch has risen by three more fatalities from a week earlier to 77, the administrator of GM's...... Read More »

The buzz about the Benz pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Daimler's surprise announcement that it will launch a Mercedes-Benz pickup by 2020 contained no technical details, but offered one major clue: The...... Read More »

UAW delegates demand higher pay

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
To say the UAW rank and file's expectations for more pay are high would be an understatement.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

2-tier wages have outlived their usefulness

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
The 2007 emergency agreements that created two-tier union wage scales let U.S. automakers hire new employees for lower pay than existing ones.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

SIA was a success from the start

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Lindsay Chappell's March 16 commentary encouraging Jaguar Land Rover to build a North American plant ("A JLR plant in N.... Read More »

Nissan's on-site suppliers free to serve competitors

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
In hopes of wooing more Midwestern parts makers to its side in Tennessee, Nissan says it will allow them to supply other automakers from under the...... Read More »

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