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JLR sees Mexico as 'strong' option for N.A. assembly plant

5:04 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover is considering building a plant in Mexico, following other luxury car makers lured by cheap labor and free trade agreements.... Read More »

Mazda quarterly profits fall on currency losses while sales rise

6:41 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015 | UPDATED: 4/24/15 7:44 pm ET - corrected
Profits fell at Mazda in the January-March quarter, undercut by higher outlays for marketing and factory startups and foreign exchange losses, despite rising sales.... Read More »
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How to interface with a human

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2015
If autonomous driving is Megatrend No. 1 in the global industry, the matter of how to handle the human interface may be Conundrum No. 1.... Read More »

Where the heck is Apple CarPlay?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2015
Validation testing has delayed the rollout of Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto, showing the challenge of updating cars at smartphone speed.... Read More »

Jaguar adds horsepower to the dashboard

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover is not known for cutting-edge dashboard computers, but a lightning-quick navigation system in the redesigned XF sedan may change...... Read More »

Higher octane fuel could add mpg, SAE panel says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2015
In a world of higher octane gasoline -- in which 95 would replace 87 and become the new regular -- automakers could more easily and affordably meet...... Read More »

Bitter rivals at home, GM and Ford taking different roads abroad

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2015
General Motors and Ford, Detroit's two venerable rivals, usually compete toe-to-toe in everything they do.... Read More »

Volvo will build new compacts in Belgium, CEO says

8:57 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
Volvo will build a new family of compact cars on a common platform shared with parent Zhejiang Geely at its Belgian factory, CEO Hakan Samuelsson...... Read More »

Supplier ThyssenKrupp plans to invest $869 million in N.A. by 2020

11:39 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
German industrial group ThyssenKrupp plans to invest more than 800 million euros ($869 million) in North America by 2020 to take advantage of...... Read More »

Lear Q1 net income, revenue up after Eagle Ottawa acquisition

11:25 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
Seating and electronics supplier Lear acquired leather supplier Eagle Ottawa in the first quarter and said that net income during the period...... Read More »

Pricing pressure in U.S., China raises fears about future auto profits

3:20 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2015
The strength of the US and China economies has helped companies like General Motors offset weakness in others parts of the world, but growing pricing...... Read More »

Ford to cut 700 jobs at Mich. plant, hitting Tier 2 workers

3:40 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2015
Ford plans to cut 700 jobs and eliminate the third shift at its small-car assembly plant in suburban Detroit, in the company's first large-scale...... Read More »

Former Hitachi exec sentenced to 15 months in prison after guilty plea for price fixing

5:45 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2015
A former executive with Hitachi Automotive Systems pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 months in prison for conspiring to fix prices on a number...... Read More »

GM profit rises, aided by North America

7:45 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2015
General Motors posted stout first-quarter profits from truck sales in North America, but trouble in Russia and Brazil and lingering fallout from last...... Read More »

Hyundai may boost SUV capacity in U.S., China after Q1 profit dips

10:04 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2015
South Korea's Hyundai Motor may boost production of SUVs in the United States and China after reporting profits fell again, squeezed by the cost of...... Read More »

Goodyear to spend $550 million on tire plant in Mexico, report says

10:54 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2015
Goodyear Tire & Rubber is planning to spend $550 million on a new tire plant in Mexico, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, the latest in...... Read More »

Ford F-150 regular cab, SuperCab join SuperCrew with 5-star safety ratings

7:00 pm U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
The redesigned Ford F-150 pickup has earned the government's highest possible crash safety rating, answering worries that the truck's all-new...... Read More »

Auto safety technology trumps entertainment for consumers, J.D. Power study finds

1:00 pm U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
Automakers should invest in safety technology, over entertainment and convenience, to satisfy customers, according to a J.D.... Read More »

TRW to sell suspension unit to THK for $400 million

6:46 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
TRW Automotive Holdings said it agreed to sell its linkage and suspension business to Tokyo conglomerate THK for $400 million.... Read More »

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