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Auto industry's $23 billion investment in Mexico may face snarls at ports

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Carmakers from Nissan to Mazda are churning out record numbers of vehicles in Mexico destined for consumers abroad, but some executives are worried that the factory hum will slow in coming years as exports get bogged down by congestion at the nation's...

GM unveils $1.2 billion investment plan for Indiana pickup plant

1:15 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
GM will invest $1.2 billion to improve the Indiana plant where it makes full-size pickups. The investment, part of the $5.

New Mich. group wants to take driverless-car mantle from Silicon Valley

7:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Detroit put the world on wheels and should be the place that takes the driver out of the driver's seat, according to a coalition of Michigan business...

House panel sets hearing on Takata recalls

3:19 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
A House of Representatives panel has called a June 2 hearing to probe the Takata airbag recalls that last week mushroomed to cover 34 million...

NGK says 2 execs retired before price-fixing indictments

2:38 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Two former executives with Japanese supplier NGK Spark Plug had retired before they were indicted Thursday on a charge of conspiring to fix prices of...

Hyundai wins race to offer Android Auto

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Hyundai has become the first car company to offer Google's new Android Auto interface by launching it in the 2015 Sonata.

Lamborghini set to announce Italian production for new SUV, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Lamborghini is set to announce Wednesday that it will build a new SUV in Italy, sources said.

Supplier EFI Automotive opens N.A. headquarters in Alabama

5:05 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
French supplier EFI Automotive opened its first North American headquarters, in Elkmont, Ala., after spending $2.

Ford's Turkish unit halts output as labor dispute resumes

2:56 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
The Turkish unit of Ford suspended operations at one of its plants after a week-long labor dispute flared up again.

Wrangler will still use steel, Sergio says

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
The next Jeep Wrangler won't follow the Ford F-150's lead with an aluminum body.

GM wrings more pickups out of busy plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
GM's Wentzville, Mo.

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Lear: 'Facts speak for themselves'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
Recently, you may have seen some allegations in the media by the UAW about unfair labor practices or unsafe working conditions at Lear.

Software issues hold back some Renegades

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
The 2016 Jeep Renegade is no track car. So why are hundreds and hundreds of Renegades lining a 2-mile-long oval test track here?

Ford makes over another icon by going aluminum

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
The F-150 isn't the only Ford Motor Co. icon that's been changed to aluminum this year.

Union effort at Toyota Canada stirs to life

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2015
The April announcement that Toyota will move Corolla production from Canada to a new Mexican plant has rejuvenated a unionizing campaign aimed at the...

Daimler, Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging

4:43 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2015
Daimler formed a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging...

Hyundai to boost output of Tucson SUV

2:01 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Hyundai said today it would boost output of its Tucson SUV by adding production at a South Korean assembly line that currently makes sedans in order...

Connected cars could face data traffic jams, study says

1:02 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Traffic jams in the future could cause potentially dangerous data snarl-ups as cars packed with entertainment, safety and navigation features vie for...

THE AIRBAG RECALL CRISIS

NHTSA prepares to coordinate, accelerate Takata recall

11:54 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Federal auto safety regulators are invoking a power never used before in order to accelerate the Takata airbag inflator recalls after the embattled...

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