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GM to invest $1 billion in India, plans to double market share by 2020

6:59 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2015
General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in the next few years to turn operations in India into a new global export hub aimed at boosting sales in fast-growing emerging markets, top executives said today.

Daimler, Renault-Nissan detail plans for Mexico JV plant

1:44 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2015
Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance said today their new plant for Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti cars in Aguascalientes, Mexico, will employ some 3,600 staff and have an initial production capacity of more than 230,000 vehicles.

VW rolls out crash avoidance with '16 lineup

6:00 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2015
Volkswagen, catching up to its luxury siblings, will offer sensor-based safety features across nearly its entire U.S. lineup for model year 2016.

Mini issues recall for side impact protection

11:45 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2015
Mini is recalling 30,456 Cooper and Cooper S cars in the U.S. to address poor side impact protection.

Chinese supplier YFS to build plant in Detroit

3:08 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2015
Chinese auto supplier YFS Automotive Systems said it plans to construct a 150,000-square-foot plant on 30 acres of vacant industrial property in...

Jeep fuel-tank fire death verdict slashed to $40 million

4:46 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2015
A judge in Georgia has reduced a $150 million award to $40 million for the family of a young boy killed when the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in which he...

GM plans $5B 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...

Jeep hacking sends warning to BMW, Audi and Mercedes

4:55 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2015
When friendly hackers landed a Jeep Cherokee in a ditch last week, it sent a warning to BMW, Audi and Mercedes as the luxury automakers compete...

Aston Martin looks at more than 10 sites for new factory

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2015
Aston Martin is reviewing more than 10 sites in Europe, the U.S. and other global locations for a new factory to build its first crossover.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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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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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.

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...

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...

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