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GM's Barra says she'll likely testify before Congress; internal inquiry could last months

DETROIT -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra said today that she's likely to testify personally before congressional committees looking into GM's handling of an ignition-switch problem that has been linked to 12 deaths, and said the ... 10:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 | UPDATED: 3/18/14 2:49 pm ET - new story

Chrysler to idle Viper plant for two months on slow sales

DETROIT -- Chrysler Group has suspended production of its SRT Viper sport coupe for at least two months because of slow sales.
As a result, 91 hourly workers at Chrysler’s Conner Avenue ... 2:13 pm U.S. ET | March 18 | UPDATED: 3/18/14 2:43 pm ET - adds details

Peugeot board unanimously backs ex-Airbus chief Gallois as new chairman, report says

PARIS (Bloomberg) -- PSA Peugeot Citroen's supervisory board unanimously backed ex-Airbus Group CEO Louis Gallois to succeed Thierry Peugeot as chairman, a person familiar with the matter said.
March 18, 2014 18:34 European CT

Volkswagen restructures production; new Polish factory to open in 2016

FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group is shaking up its European production, adding a $1.1 billion euro van plant in Poland and rearranging Porsche Panamera and VW Tiguan output.
VW will build a factory in ... March 18, 2014 14:33 European CT

First Shift: Seeking answers from GM

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12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18

European car sales rise 8% in February as region's economy revives

MUNICH -- European car sales rose by nearly 8 percent percent in February, the sixth consecutive monthly gain, as a gradual economic revival in southern Europe and price cuts helped to boost demand for new models.
March 18, 2014 10:34 European CT

Presidio founder to head automotive practice

Presidio, a key player in the buying and selling of U.S. auto dealerships, last week named a new head of its automotive investment banking practice after the recent departure of the practice’s former leaders.
12:20 pm U.S. ET | March 18 | UPDATED: 3/18/14 3:18 pm ET - adds detail

GM recalls put spotlight on industry's use of service bulletins

WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) -- General Motors took advantage of a regulatory gray area when it addressed its ignition switch defect almost a decade ago, leaving most car owners unaware that their vehicles may have been unsafe.
6:47 am U.S. ET | March 18

Musk touts Tesla video ad made by recent college grads for $1,500

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tesla Motors Inc. doesn't spend a dime on paid advertising, but a group of recent college graduates decided to make a video spot for the electric car company anyway -- much to the delight of CEO Elon Musk.
11:48 am U.S. ET | March 18

Porsche to replace recalled 911 GT3's engine

STUTTGART (Bloomberg) -- Porsche AG will swap out the engine on the racing version of the 911 sports car after the German automaker took the rare step of telling customers to stop driving the model because the vehicle could catch fire. ... March 18, 2014 18:34 European CT

Porsche to replace recalled 911 GT3's engine

STUTTGART (Bloomberg) -- Porsche AG will swap out the engine on the racing version of the 911 sports car after the German automaker took the rare step of telling customers to stop driving the model because the vehicle could catch fire. ... 12:34 pm U.S. ET | March 18

PSA board set to name French industry veteran Gallois as chairman

PARIS (Reuters) -- PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is set to name senior French civil servant Louis Gallois as its next chairman, sources said today as the carmaker's board met to discuss the details of its 3 billion-euro ($4 billion) tie-up with ... March 18, 2014 14:39 European CT

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VW recalls 160,351 Passats to fix low-beam headlight issue

DETROIT (Reuters) -- Volkswagen said it is recalling about 160,351 Passat sedans in the United States and Canada because a low-beam headlight could become inoperable.
VW said it is possible on 2012- ... 7:25 am U.S. ET | March 18

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