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Tesla's 'D' will be Model S with all-wheel drive, 2 motors

LOS ANGELES -- Tesla Motors Inc. will offer an all-wheel-drive system in its all-electric Model S sedan, CEO Elon Musk revealed today, giving a glimpse of the first-of-its-kind powertrain that will power Tesla's Model X crossover when it ... 11:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9 | UPDATED: 10/10/14 12:10 am ET - adds Musk quotes

Cadillac readies blitz of new product under new chief

PARIS (Reuters) -- Cadillac's new boss plans a blitz of new products by 2020, from a pure battery-electric car to an ultra-luxury sedan, that he hopes will help resurrect General Motors' struggling premium brand and make it a global ... 9:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9

BMW-backed researchers close in on cheaper carbon fiber

MUNICH -- Large-scale manufacturing of cars made with lightweight carbon fiber is moving closer to reality as costs start to fall, according to a materials-development group that has BMW AG as a partner.
11:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9

Marchionne rebuilds Fiat-Chrysler at 200 mph to woo Wall Street

Sergio Marchionne likes to move fast. The CEO of Fiat S.p.A. and Chrysler Group owns a half-dozen Ferraris, has homes in three countries, and spends much of his time on a private jet shuttling between Detroit, Fiat's hometown of Turin, ... 4:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9

Russian car sales fall 20% in September as Ukraine crisis hits demand

Russia's auto market is in free fall with new-car sales plunging by 20 percent last month following a 26 percent drop in August.
Car sales are falling fast as Russia's weak economy is hit by western ... Oct. 9, 2014 11:53 European CT

Fiat Chrysler could sell $830 million in shares after U.S. listing, report says

MILAN (Reuters) -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could sell up to $830 million worth of shares to boost its finances and increase trading in the stock after it begins trading on Wall Street next week, according to Reuters' calculations.
Oct. 9, 2014 13:33 European CT

Mercedes sales top Audi in Sept. as global competition intensifies

BERLIN (Reuters) -- Audi sold fewer cars globally than rival Mercedes-Benz for the first time this year in the latest sign that the sales rivalry among Germany's top luxury automakers is intensifying.
7:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9

First Shift: Audi's value accelerates

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9

Tesla to end 'The D' suspense

Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk today will unveil new technology that helps keep drivers from drifting off the road and what analysts predict will be an all-wheel-drive variant of its Model S.
Musk ... 12:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9 | UPDATED: 10/9/14 11:17 am ET - adds Musk comments

Marchionne rebuilds Fiat Chrysler at fast pace to woo Wall Street

Sergio Marchionne likes to move fast. The Fiat Chrysler CEO owns a half-dozen Ferraris, has homes in three countries, and spends much of his time on a private jet shuttling between Detroit, Fiat's hometown of Turin, and other outposts of ... Oct. 9, 2014 06:01 European CT

Toyota remains most valuable automotive brand

Toyota was named the best automotive brand worldwide for the 11th straight year, followed closely by Mercedes-Benz and BMW, in Interbrand’s ranking of the 2:02 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9

Russian market in free fall as Ukraine crisis curbs demand

Russia's auto market is in free fall with new-car sales plunging by 20 percent last month following a 26 percent drop in August.
Car sales are falling fast as Russia's weak economy is hit by western ... 5:53 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9

Audi sells fewer cars than Mercedes as competition intensifies

BERLIN (Reuters) -- Audi sold fewer cars than rival Mercedes-Benz for the first time this year in the latest sign that the sales rivalry among Germany's top luxury automakers is intensifying.
Oct. 9, 2014 13:04 European CT

Acura tops among mobile web sites for shopping, Power says

Acura has taken the lead in best mobile Web experience for consumers researching and shopping for a new vehicle, moving up from the runner-up slot in 2013, according to a J.D. Power and Associates

Federal-Mogul opens $15 million piston ring plant in Mexico

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. today opened a new piston ring manufacturing plant in Puebla, Mexico.
The plant will make steel and cast iron piston rings for customers in North and South America. ... 3:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9

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