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Cadillac's new chief vows no retreat on pricing strategy

DETROIT -- Cadillac has no plans to back off its sharply higher sticker prices or sweeten incentives to improve slumping U.S. sales, new brand chief Johan de Nysschen said today.
De Nysschen, who ... 4:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15 | UPDATED: 9/15/14 5:49 pm ET - adds details

Feinberg team approves 19 death claims in GM ignition switch case

GM's program to compensate victims of accidents that involved defective ignition switches has approved claims for 19 deaths, at least six more fatalities than GM has officially linked to the faulty part.
11:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 | UPDATED: 9/15/14 1:54 pm ET -- adds details

AutoNews Now: GM recall death toll raised

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ZF to purchase TRW for $105.60 a share

FRANKFURT -- German partsmaker ZF Friedrichshafen has reached a deal to buy U.S.-based TRW Automotive Holdings for $105.60 a share, completing a supply chain megadeal that has been in the works since mid-July.
Sept. 15, 2014 16:02 European CT | UPDATED: Sept. 15 17:45 CET - adds details

First Shift: Mulally: No presidential bid

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15

Tesla prevails in top Mass. court over direct sales

(Reuters) -- Massachusetts' highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc. from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships.
5:52 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15

GM gunning for more pickup wins

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described Ford Motor Co.'s share of the U.S. full-size pickup market through August.
DETROIT — General Motors — fresh ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 | UPDATED: 9/15/14 11:16 am ET - correction

Renault plans to build electric Fluence for Chinese brand

NANTES, France (Reuters) -- Renault plans to build its Fluence electric car in China and is discussing the proposal with Chinese authorities, CEO Carlos Ghosn said on Monday.
... Sept. 15, 2014 14:55 European CT

Ford will debut new S-Max at Paris show

LONDON -- Ford Motor will debut the new S-Max at the Paris auto show Oct. 2 ahead of the minivan's sales launch in Europe next summer.
Ford said it will disclose details of the minivan ahead of the ... Sept. 15, 2014 17:28 European CT

Tesla shares tumble as bullish analyst raises cautions about growth

(Bloomberg) -- One of Tesla Motor Inc.’s strongest supporters on Wall Street issued a cautious report on the maker of luxury electric cars today, sending its shares skidding 9.1 percent.
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TRW agrees to be acquired by ZF for $13.5 billion in cash

DETROIT -- TRW Automotive Holdings, in a supply chain megadeal that has been in the works since mid-July, today said it agreed to be acquired by German supplier ZF Friedrichshafen for $13.5 billion in cash. 
3:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 | UPDATED: 9/15/14 3:43 pm ET - adds background, reaction

U.S. Treasury chief warns China on antitrust probes of foreign companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has written to the Chinese government warning that a recent spate of antitrust investigations against foreign automakers and other companies could have serious implications for U.S. ... 2:32 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15

Nissan may cut EV battery production in U.S., UK; buy from LG Chem

PARIS (Reuters) -- Nissan may begin purchasing electric-vehicle batteries from LG Chem as it opens procurement to external suppliers in addition to its own manufacturing with NEC Corp., CEO Carlos Ghosn said.
Sept. 15, 2014 13:52 European CT

Nissan may pull the plug on some battery-plant production, buy from LG Chem

PARIS (Reuters) -- Nissan may begin purchasing electric-vehicle batteries from LG Chem as it opens procurement to external suppliers in addition to its own manufacturing with NEC Corp., CEO Carlos Ghosn said today.
7:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15

Automakers warm to the era of ride-sharing

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story misidentified the town that Maria Urquidi lived in before retiring to Detroit. It is New Paltz, N.Y., a small town in the state's Hudson Valley.
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 | UPDATED: 9/15/14 11:57 am ET - corrected

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