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Performance push from Japan's Big 3

Reliable but unexciting. That's been the knock on Japanese cars in the United States since, well, always. But Toyota, Honda and Nissan -- and their upscale offshoots -- are out to change that impression with several high-performance halo ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

Fiat investors advised to vote for Chrysler merger

MILAN (Reuters) -- Proxy adviser Glass Lewis has recommended that Fiat investors vote in favor of a merger of the Italian carmaker and its U.S. unit Chrysler at a meeting on Aug. 1, saying its benefits outweighed concerns over a ... July 28, 2014 11:26 European CT

Ford, Ram quarrel over heavy-duty pickup towing title

Ford Motor Co. is threatening legal action if Ram keeps claiming that its pickups offer "best-in-class" towing. Ram's response? In so many words, it's telling Ford to go pound sand. At issue is Ford's claim in mid-July that a ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

GM moved faster to fix larger cars

DETROIT -- General Motors treated isolated reports of flimsy ignitions in its mid-sized, full-sized and luxury cars more urgently than similar but far more voluminous complaints about the less profitable Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

Nissan profit rises 37% on U.S., China demand

TOKYO (Bloomberg) -- Nissan Motor Co. today said net income rose 37 percent to 112.1 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in the April-June quarter as deliveries rose in the United States and China, its two biggest markets.
5:05 am U.S. ET | July 28

It was one heck of a night

Last week, the Automotive Hall of Fame celebrated its 75th anniversary and inducted four people. I was very honored to be one of them, along with data guru Dave Power; Ferdinand Piech, chairman of Volkswagen AG's supervisory board ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

GM's top N.A. lawyer shares hot seat with boss

DETROIT -- When Lucy Clark Dougherty was appointed in early 2011 as General Motors' top lawyer for North America, she was viewed by GM insiders as the leading candidate to succeed her boss, General Counsel Michael Millikin. Now the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

Honda pushes dealers for buyers' signatures on airbag liability

"I understand that if this used car I'm buying is in a crash, the airbag could kill me." That's the gist of a document that American Honda Motor Co. wants its dealers to require buyers of certain 2001-11 used Honda and Acura ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

Russia has potential, but there are problems beyond the current crisis

Global automakers are in a bind in Russia as the conflict in Ukraine -- made worse by the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner reportedly by pro-Russian separatists -- risks destabilizing the region. For General Motors, Ford, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

GM Korea reaches tentative wage deal, averting strike

SEOUL (Reuters) -- General Motors' South Korean unit reached a tentative wage deal with its labor union today, averting a potential strike at one of its key Asian production bases. 
The ... 6:30 am U.S. ET | July 28

Asbury to double pace of acquisitions

Asbury Automotive Group Inc. aims to double its acquisition pace during the next 18 months as it pursues a new goal to buy stores adding $750 million in annual revenue during 2013-15. Separately, Lithia Motors Inc. said it plans to ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

Sonic 'delighted' with rollout of new retail plan

Three weeks into the rollout of Sonic Automotive Inc.'s customer experience initiative, customers at the pilot store for the launch, Town and Country Toyota in Charlotte, N.C., aren't yet getting the promised iPad-enabled transaction ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

Global product expert in Lincoln driver's seat

DETROIT -- Last year at a restaurant in Shanghai, Kumar Galhotra gave a group of visiting automotive journalists a vivid, impromptu lesson in product design. Placing an Apple iPhone 4 on the table alongside a newer iPhone 5, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

Nissan profit rises 37% on U.S., China demand

TOKYO (Bloomberg) -- Nissan Motor Co. today said net income rose 37 percent to 112.1 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in the April-June quarter as deliveries rose in the United States and China, its two biggest markets.
July 28, 2014 11:05 European CT

Buick's Envision

Buick last week previewed the Envision crossover, center, a vehicle developed specifically for China, though sources say a U.S. version will be ready in the second half of 2015 as a '16 model. The Envision, shown with Buicks sold in the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

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