Automotive News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:00:00 EST Legal settlement allows Mercedes to award dealership to Alabama's Nick Saban http://www.autonews.com/article/20140823/BLOG06/140829943/legal-settlement-allows-mercedes-to-award-dealership-to-alabamas Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Mercedes' plan to award a dealer franchise in Alabama to Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban and a business partner can move forward now that litigation with a longtime Mercedes dealer there has been settled. Bentley Mulsanne Convertible project is back in the mix http://www.autonews.com/article/20140823/OEM03/308259972/bentley-mulsanne-convertible-project-is-back-in-the-mix Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Bentley's Mulsanne Convertible Concept is back on track. Shown by Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer to a select few customers at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2012, the stately convertible was intended for production. In culture shift, female engineers take the wheel in Japan http://www.autonews.com/article/20140823/OEM02/308259962/in-culture-shift-female-engineers-take-the-wheel-in-japan Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Japanese carmakers, long a preserve of tight-knit, workaholic old boys' clubs, have finally tuned into the need for more diverse input into developing, making and selling their products. GM, with ignition parts shipped, must now find recalled cars' owners http://www.autonews.com/article/20140823/OEM11/140829945/gm-with-ignition-parts-shipped-must-now-find-recalled-cars-owners Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST GM has passed a significant milestone in its campaign to replace potentially defective ignition switches in millions of cars recalled worldwide: It cleared its backlog of parts orders. Canadian JCI workers reach tentative pact http://www.autonews.com/article/20140822/OEM10/140829948/canadian-jci-workers-reach-tentative-pact Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:37:15 EST Canadian union workers at an interiors plant that supplies General Motors' Oshawa assembly complex have reached a tentative contract agreement that could avert a strike at the supplier plant. AutoNews Now: F-150 delivery timetable http://www.autonews.com/article/20140822/VIDEO/308229993/autonews-now-f-150-delivery-timetable Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Dealer stock late this year, custom orders early '15; Ferrari green push; Toyota boosting Highlander output; washed-up execs? Some 2015 Ford F-150 buyers will have to wait until next year http://www.autonews.com/article/20140822/RETAIL/140829951/some-2015-ford-f-150-buyers-will-have-to-wait-until-next-year Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:32:23 EST Some retail and all fleet customers who order their 2015 F-150s early won't see their trucks until February. North America production downtime overtime - 08/25/2014 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140822/DATACENTER/140829949/north-america-production-downtime-overtime-08-25-2014 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:23:58 EST Nissan stands pat on 2015 Frontier pricing, raises Xterra about $300 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140822/OEM04/140829952/nissan-stands-pat-on-2015-frontier-pricing-raises-xterra-about-300 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:40:55 EST Nissan announced pricing on the 2015 models of its Frontier pickup and Xterra SUV today. Barra's career path shows how a woman becomes CEO, but can more follow? http://www.autonews.com/article/20140822/OEM02/140829962/barras-career-path-shows-how-a-woman-becomes-ceo-but-can-more-follow Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:26:17 EST Mary Barra made corporate history seven months ago when she became the first female CEO of a major global carmaker. %]