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Dodge cancels unfilled '15 Hellcat orders, doubles '16 output

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Dodge will more than double Hellcat Charger and Challenger production for 2016. But about 900 unfilled 2015 orders will be canceled.

GM Korea reaches tentative wage deal with union

9:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
General Motors' South Korean unit tentatively reached an annual wage deal with its labor union today, averting a major strike at one of its key Asian production bases, a union spokesman told Reuters.

GM plans new vehicle family for emerging markets

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2015
GM plans to spend $5 billion over the next several years to develop a new range of technology-rich small cars, based on a common architecture, that...

Fiat Chrysler under tighter scrutiny after record NHTSA penalty

4:10 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles agreed to pay a $70 million fine, accept three years of close oversight by an independent monitor and buy back thousands of...

Mitsubishi throws in towel on fading era

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s decision last week to sell its only U.S. assembly plant illustrates an emerging new-world order in car production.

Hack attack vs. FCA shows flaws with rush to connectivity

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
By the time it was publicized last week that hackers managed to take over a Jeep Cherokee, Fiat Chrysler had posted an urgent security patch on its...

At last, Honda and Toyota prepare for turbo charge

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
After years of setting the pace in fuel economy without relying on technologies like turbocharging, direct injection or CVTs, Japan's big three will...

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Chasing profits, JCI jumps out of seats

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Johnson Controls' spinoff of its $22 billion seats-and-interiors unit, announced last week, underlines an uncomfortable truth for suppliers:...

U.S. automakers leery of Pacific trade deal as talks near end

6:54 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
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Mitsubishi will focus production on Japan, Russia, S.E. Asia after closing U.S. plant

2:42 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Mitsubishi will focus production on Japan, Russia and Southeast Asia after closing its U.S. plant, the automaker's president, Tetsuro Aikawa, said.

Audi performance unit kills manual gearbox, naturally aspirated V-8

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Audi's quattro GmbH performance division is slaughtering a few sacred cows among sports car enthusiasts.

Mercedes revamps supply chain to trim costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Mercedes-Benz aims to reduce its logistics costs by about 20 percent per vehicle as the company invests hundreds of millions of euros in a global...

N.A. output rises 4.6% in June

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Estimated North American car and truck production in June rose 4.6 percent from a year earlier to 1,608,369 units.

Driverless driving induces a range of anxiety on road

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
When Delphi engineers undertook a nine-day, 3,400-mile journey from San Francisco to New York in a driverless research vehicle in March, they got...

FCA's anti-hacking recall marks industry milestone

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2015
Fiat Chrysler's recall of about 1.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles to install anti-hacking software

11:30 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2015
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles to close a software loophole that allowed hackers to remotely take control of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

Mitsubishi to end U.S. vehicle output, shutter factory by Nov. if there's no buyer

12:49 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2015
Mitsubishi will shutter its only North American assembly plant by November if it can’t find a buyer for the factory, and will soon start...

Chevrolet plans low-cost pedestrian avoidance on Malibu

3:45 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2015
GM is introducing a pedestrian-avoidance system on the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, the latest example of active-safety features proliferating...

JCI plans spin-off of auto seating, interiors units

9:30 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2015
Johnson Controls plans to spin off its automotive seating and interiors businesses, which will operate as an independent, publicly traded company.

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