Automotive News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST BorgWarner posts flat net income for Q3 after one-time charges http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141031/COPY/310319984/borgwarner-posts-flat-net-income-for-q3-after-one-time-charges Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST BorgWarner reported today a 13 percent increase in revenue and flat net income for the third quarter after one-time charges. Daimler, VW dampen speculation about imminent CEO succession http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141031/COPY/310319985/daimler-vw-dampen-speculation-about-imminent-ceo-succession Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Succession is not an imminent topic at Daimler or Volkswagen, the chief executives of both carmakers said today, adding that any potential candidates would most likely come from within their respective companies. Johnson Controls profit beats estimates as car seat demand rises http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141031/COPY/310319983/johnson-controls-profit-beats-estimates-as-car-seat-demand-rises Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Johnson Controls posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by higher sales of its car seats in North America and a lower expected tax bill. BorgWarner's Verrier expects supplier to thrive despite increased competition http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141031/COPY/310319989/borgwarners-verrier-expects-supplier-to-thrive-despite-increased Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST James Verrier, BorgWarner Inc. CEO since January 2013, is working to double the size of the giant supplier from $7.5 billion in revenue to $15 billion by 2022. GM says new Chevy Volt will be quicker and quieter http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141031/COPY/310319994/gm-says-new-chevy-volt-will-be-quicker-and-quieter Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST The next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid will be quicker off the line, quieter and go farther in electric mode than its predecessor, General Motors engineers said today. Geely's Horbury takes his auto design cues from a nation's style http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141031/COPY/310319992/geelys-horbury-takes-his-auto-design-cues-from-a-nations-style Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST As a design leader at companies such as Ford and Volvo, Peter Horbury has always been the outsider with great insight, the foreigner able to identify style motifs native to a particular country and put them to good use. GM lawsuit poses danger to future bailouts, Treasury says http://www.autonews.com/article/20141030/OEM/310309859/gm-lawsuit-poses-danger-to-future-bailouts-treasury-says Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:19:22 EST The Treasury Department says confidential information it received during the GM bailout should stay secret, otherwise at-risk companies needing government help in the future might not be willing to share data. NHTSA orders Takata to produce documents related to airbag probe http://www.autonews.com/article/20141030/OEM11/141039986/nhtsa-orders-takata-to-produce-documents-related-to-airbag-probe Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:47:09 EST Federal safety regulators today ordered Japanese supplier Takata to provide documents and answer questions under oath related to the government's ongoing probe of potentially defective Takata airbags in millions of vehicles. Takata taps rivals to help build replacement inflators http://www.autonews.com/article/20141030/OEM10/141039981/takata-taps-rivals-to-help-build-replacement-inflators Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:06:41 EST Takata, under pressure from federal regulators, has asked rival suppliers if they can help produce replacement inflators for the company's airbag customers. Ram chief: Consumers aren't clamoring for aluminum pickup http://www.autonews.com/article/20141030/OEM02/141039982/ram-chief-consumers-arent-clamoring-for-aluminum-pickup Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:58:13 EST Bob Hegbloom, chief of the Ram brand, isn't buying the buzz that the lightweight aluminum body of the upcoming 2015 F-150 pickup will give Ford a significant advantage. %]