Automotive News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST NHTSA back in cross hairs as airbag crisis escalates http://www.autonews.com/article/20141026/OEM11/310279955/nhtsa-back-in-cross-hairs-as-airbag-crisis-escalates Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST For the second time this year, a long-standing defect linked to deaths and injuries has triggered a mushrooming auto-safety crisis, lending more fuel to criticism that federal regulators haven't done enough to protect consumers from such dangers. Jaguar prices XE's volume version higher than rival BMW 3 series http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141026/ANE/141029915/jaguar-prices-xes-volume-version-higher-than-rival-bmw-3-series Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST The Jaguar XE's likely best-selling model, the XE 2.0-liter diesel sedan, will start at 29,775 pounds (37,713 euros) in the UK, topping the price of rival BMW's equivalent model, the 320d Efficient Dynamics sedan, by 1,000 pounds. Hyundai Europe mulls i20 subcompact wagon http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141026/ANE/141029974/hyundai-europe-mulls-i20-subcompact-wagon Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Hyundai says it is considering adding new body styles for the i20 subcompact that could include a station wagon to compete against cars such as the Skoda Fabia wagon and Peugeot 208 SW. Hyundai lessee wins new trial over sunroof with mind of its own http://www.autonews.com/article/20141025/LEGALFILE/310279995/hyundai-lessee-wins-new-trial-over-sunroof-with-mind-of-its-own Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST The owner of a Hyundai Genesis with a sunroof that repeatedly opened and closed on its own has won a new trial in his lawsuit against Hyundai Motor America and the California dealership from which he leased the car. Cadillac full speed ahead in China http://www.autonews.com/article/20141025/GLOBAL03/310279996/cadillac-full-speed-ahead-in-china Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Despite slowing sales growth in China, General Motors is doubling down on the country with a bold expansion plan that could make it Cadillac's biggest market within six years. Rivals see Buffett as just another competitor http://www.autonews.com/article/20141025/RETAIL07/310279998/rivals-see-buffett-as-just-another-competitor Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Warren Buffett's entry into automotive retailing may mean more overall competition for acquisitions, but public dealership groups expect no interruptions to their growth plans. Porsche cashes in on turnaround with consultancy business http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141025/ANE/310229909/porsche-cashes-in-on-turnaround-with-consultancy-business Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Porsche's experience of recovering from the brink of insolvency two decades ago to become a profit engine for Volkswagen has helped it with the development of a consultancy business with a growing list of high-profile clients. Renault exec sees fuel-efficient Eolab concept selling for same price as a Clio http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141025/ANE/141029889/renault-exec-sees-fuel-efficient-eolab-concept-selling-for-same Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Renault could sell the Eolab ultra fuel-efficient concept for a similar price to a diesel-powered Clio if it decided to build the car, Thierry Bollore, the company's chief competitive officer, said. The Clio DCi 90 costs 18,500 euros in France. China has room for PSA's upscale DS brand http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141025/BLOG15/141029885/china-has-room-for-psas-upscale-ds-brand Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's upscale DS brand is on track to be successful in China because of consumer demand for French luxury goods, but it is unlikely to be a serious rival to the popular German premium brands. Russia may extend car-buying subsidy scheme into 2015 http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141025/ANE/310219950/russia-may-extend-car-buying-subsidy-scheme-into-2015 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Russia may extend an incentive scheme for new-vehicle purchases beyond this year to help the car industry weather an economic downturn which has caused sales to plummet 13 percent so far this year. %]