Automotive News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST Japanese automakers drive UK car industry's rebound http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141024/BLOG15/141029942/japanese-automakers-drive-uk-car-industrys-rebound Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST The UK's car industry staging a big comeback. And it's mostly due to some not-so English names: Nissan, Toyota and Honda. GM Financial faces government, state probes over subprime loans, securities http://www.autonews.com/article/20141023/OEM11/141029899/gm-financial-faces-government-state-probes-over-subprime-loans Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:49:21 EST GM Financial disclosed Thursday it is being investigated by 'state attorneys general and other governmental offices' in connection with subprime auto loans and the sale of subprime auto loans in the form of asset-backed securities. NHTSA's botched airbag recall leaves car owners in dark http://www.autonews.com/article/20141023/RETAIL05/141029897/nhtsas-botched-airbag-recall-leaves-car-owners-in-dark Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:12:25 EST NHTSA botched its effort to inform the public about a potentially lethal airbag defect, directing 8 million consumers to an inoperable website and leaving millions of others unsure as to whether their cars were even at risk. Toyota sells some Tesla shares, report says http://www.autonews.com/article/20141023/OEM/141029898/toyota-sells-some-tesla-shares-report-says Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:53:32 EST Toyota has sold some of its shares in Tesla Motors, the Nikkei financial newspaper reported. AutoNation signs on to sponsor college bowl game http://www.autonews.com/article/20141023/RETAIL07/141029900/autonation-signs-on-to-sponsor-college-bowl-game Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:16:39 EST AutoNation will become title sponsor of a new college football bowl game that will raise money for breast cancer research. Toyota's ad agency will join move to Texas http://www.autonews.com/article/20141023/RETAIL03/141029901/toyotas-ad-agency-will-join-move-to-texas Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:30:00 EST Toyota's Los Angeles-based U.S. advertising agency is following its longtime client to Dallas in a bid to prolong their nearly 40-year relationship. Wrangler will remain body-on-frame, sources say http://www.autonews.com/article/20141023/OEM01/141029907/wrangler-will-remain-body-on-frame-sources-say Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:04:07 EST The next-generation Jeep Wrangler will continue to be a body-on-frame vehicle and won't switch to unibody construction, Automotive News has learned. Audi recalls 102,000 A4 cars in U.S. over airbag glitch http://www.autonews.com/article/20141023/COPY01/310239941/audi-recalls-102000-a4-cars-in-u-s-over-airbag-glitch Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:42:01 EST Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 A4 sedans in the United States to fix a software glitch that may prevent front airbags from deploying in a crash. Why Honda is venturing into Oculus' virtual world http://www.autonews.com/article/20141023/BLOG06/141029912/why-honda-is-venturing-into-oculus-virtual-world Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:56:33 EST From the back seat of an Acura MDX, I peered out at a stone house on a cliff, fields of wind-swept grass and blue butterflies close enough to touch. All of it was a mirage. Dana Q3 net income leaps to $90 million http://www.autonews.com/article/20141023/OEM10/141029904/dana-q3-net-income-leaps-to-90-million Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:52:26 EST Powertrain component supplier Dana reported net income of $90 million for the third quarter, a 32 percent improvement from the $68 million in the same period a year earlier. %]