Automotive News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST Why Detroit is a small town, big city for auto dealers http://www.autonews.com/article/20140920/BLOG06/140919791/why-detroit-is-a-small-town-big-city-for-auto-dealers Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Detroit's a big city. But if you're in the car biz, the Motor City is a small town, too. Karl Zimmermann's party at George Matick Chevrolet was both big city and small town. BMW puts i8 at center of tech-based campaign http://www.autonews.com/article/20140920/RETAIL03/309229994/bmw-puts-i8-at-center-of-tech-based-campaign Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST BMW is learning that what distinguishes the ultimate driving machine can be a matter of taste. Ford schools dealers on high-tech 2015 Mustang http://www.autonews.com/article/20140920/OEM06/309229966/ford-schools-dealers-on-high-tech-2015-mustang Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Ford is concentrating on the 2.3-liter engine and other high-tech features in intensive training sessions designed to educate dealership salespeople. Golf takes zany ride in VW native advertising http://www.autonews.com/article/20140920/RETAIL03/309229988/golf-takes-zany-ride-in-vw-native-advertising Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST This month's advertising launch for VW's redesigned 2015 Golf puts the car at the center of a zany online video on Funny or Die. North America production downtime overtime - 08/22/14 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140919/DATACENTER/140919793/-north-america-production-downtime-overtime-08-22-14 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:54:05 EST Why the UAW will strike in 2015 -- no matter what's offered http://www.autonews.com/article/20140919/BLOG06/140919807/why-the-uaw-will-strike-in-2015-no-matter-whats-offered Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:22:25 EST Here is something that will happen in 2015 upon which you can bet serious money: The UAW will strike one -- and likely all three -- Detroit automakers before reaching a deal on a new labor agreement. Magna stock falls 4.7% after Brazil antitrust regulator visits local unit http://www.autonews.com/article/20140919/OEM10/140919794/magna-stock-falls-4-7-after-brazil-antitrust-regulator-visits-local Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:02:26 EST Magna International shares tumbled the most in more than two years after the supplier said the offices of its Brazilian unit were visited in connection with an antitrust investigation. U.S. judge orders discovery to begin in some GM ignition switch cases http://www.autonews.com/article/20140919/OEM11/140919795/u-s-judge-orders-discovery-to-begin-in-some-gm-ignition-switch-cases Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:41:50 EST A federal judge in Manhattan today ordered discovery to begin for some cases filed against General Motors in connection with its recall of millions of cars for a faulty ignition switch. Tesla sends traffic help via software upgrade http://www.autonews.com/article/20140919/OEM06/140919796/tesla-sends-traffic-help-via-software-upgrade Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:08:53 EST Tesla Motors, which equipped its Model S sedan with a cellular connection to download wireless software updates over time, today revealed a sixth update that gives the Model S real-time traffic information for the first time and allows an owner to... Cadillac to build unnamed 'top-end' car at Detroit-Hamtramck in late 2015 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140919/OEM01/140919814/cadillac-to-build-unnamed-top-end-car-at-detroit-hamtramck-in-late Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:34:02 EST General Motors said today that it will build a new "top-end, high-technology" Cadillac at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant starting in the fourth quarter of next year. %]