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Estimated Europe registrations by country, March & YTD

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Estimated Europe registrations by make, March & YTD

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GM's global sales rise 2% to 2.42 million in Q1

General Motors said global vehicle sales rose 2 percent during the first quarter. Increasing deliveries in China helped make up for declines in the United States and Brazil. Read More »

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AutoNation says Q1 net income rose 15% to $95.1 million

Despite 10 weeks of problematic winter weather to start the year, a late March rebound in dealership traffic helped drive AutoNation's net income 15 percent higher in the first quarter of 2014 from the year-earlier period, the company said today. Read More »

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GM doesn't have to order customers to park recalled cars, U.S. judge rules

General Motors doesn't have to take the unprecedented step of telling car owners that 2.59 million vehicles it recalled are unsafe to drive until faulty ignition switches are fixed, a federal judge ruled. Read More »

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AutoNews Now: NY auto show highlights

Subaru updates Outback, Honda shows photo of HR-V crossover, Infiniti goes long on Q70; GM judge denies 'park it' request. Read More »

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AutoNation stepping away from third-party leads

AutoNation, tired of paying high prices for online leads, plans to de-emphasize third-party lead providers such as TrueCar, AutoTrader.com and Cars.com, CEO Mike Jackson says. He says he will strengthen AutoNation's Web site and digital presence to build traffic and sales. Read More »

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Jeep Cherokee production threatened by supplier labor walkout

Production of the hot-selling 2014 Jeep Cherokee was temporarily disrupted today after workers at a key supplier walked off the job this morning in a union dispute. Read More »

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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW:

Chinese needs bring Infiniti a roomier sedan

Infiniti plans to market the long wheelbase Q70 as a luxury sedan that simply offers a roomier back seat -- a premium sedan with the roominess of an SUV. Read More »

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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW:

Honda HR-V subcompact crossover coming later this year

Honda's upcoming Fit-based subcompact crossover will be called the HR-V, the company said today in releasing the first image of the vehicle. Read More »

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Average wholesale used-vehicle prices, March

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Renault invests 240 million euros in Brazil

Renault will invest 240 million euros ($331 million) to build additional vehicle models and a new logistics centre in Brazil. Read More »

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Lincoln maps out China strategy, sees learning lab for world

Lincoln set up a showcase called The Lincoln Space in a busy pedestrian area of central Beijing today to outline its strategy for entering the world's largest auto market. An initial presence of eight dealerships in seven cities this fall will grow to 20 stores by the end of the year. Read More »

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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW:

Subaru polishes Outback for 2015

The Subaru Outback is getting a major styling update, additional safety and convenience features, and improved fuel economy as part of a makeover to enhance what has been the brand's top franchise for years. Read More »

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HANS GREIMEL:

A rare misfire for Subaru with new Levorg wagon?

Subaru, one of the hottest brands in the United States, may have chalked up a rare misfire with its newest nameplate -- a small wagon dubbed the Levorg. Read More »

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LINDSAY CHAPPELL:

Some New Yorkers really want that Nissan cab

A stiff-upper-lipped Nissan is rolling out a couple of mock NV200 yellow New York taxis this week to carry visitors and VIPs around the city during the New York auto show. Read More »

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DAVE GUILFORD:

At Chrysler Group, 2 brands seek new frontiers

Two of Chrysler Group's brands are, in different ways, working to push themselves into new spaces. Read More »

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VW's Winterkorn plans new strategy called Future Tracks

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will unveil a new strategy for the automaker called Future Tracks by year end, a report said. The plan will set fresh profitability and sales goals, Winterkorn told Manager Magazin in an interview. Read More »

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE:

BMW dealers with Product Geniuses boost profit and customer satisfaction

BMW dealers in Europe taking part in the automaker's Product Genius program are getting a financial boost. The tech-savvy employees' no-pressure explanation of the features available in BMW's vehicles has increased the purchase of high-margin options by 10 percent to 15 percent, the company said. Read More »

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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW:

Ford Escort to make a return at Beijing show

Ford will unveil a production version of the Escort sedan at the Beijing auto show. The car will be aimed exclusively at the Chinese market. Read More »

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First Shift: In NY, spotlight on luxury

Acura shows 'backbone,' BMW unveils X4, Mercedes meets 'Mad Men,' and Land Rover displays Vision; face-lift for VW Jetta. Read More »

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Mercedes starts production of electric B class

Mercedes has started series production of the B-class Electric Drive, which the automaker developed in partnership with Tesla. Read More »

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BRUCE GAIN:

PSA will survive for now, but long-term challenges remain

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares' Back in the Race business plan and a cash injection from Chinese partner Dongfeng are almost certainly enough to ensure his company's short-term survival, but PSA's long-term prospects remain uncertain. Read More »

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European car sales rise 10% as replacements help automakers

European car sales jumped 10 percent in March, the seventh consecutive monthly gain, as new models to replace aging vehicles and an economic rebound boosted demand. First-quarter sales rose 8 percent. Read More »

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Lamborghini helps give parent Audi a technical edge

Lamborghini will showcase the Huracan LP 610-4, its newest technology-packed supercar at the Beijing auto show, with the model set to spice up its parent company Audi's own offerings. Read More »

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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW:

Dodge Charger tames rough edges with 2015 nose job

The 2015 Dodge Charger underwent a nose job that trades its previously bulbous front fascia for a more subtle look reminiscent of the smaller Dodge Dart. Read More »

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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW:

2015 Challenger muscles up; interior revamped but retains retro look

The 2015 Dodge Challenger has more power, an available eight-speed transmission and few changes to its retro exterior. Engineers coaxed 15 more hp from the top-end 6.4-liter, Hemi V-8 engine, boosting its performance to 485 hp and 475 pounds-feet of torque in a new Challenger Scat Pack model. Read More »

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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW:

Acura TLX much more than rebadged Accord

Acura unveiled today the production version of its redesigned 2015 TLX mid-sized sedan, a car that will replace the TL and TSX sedans in its lineup for the United States. Read More »

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AutoNews Now: Camry's mid-cycle overhaul

Amid tough competition, Toyota tries a makeover; Sonata trims its curves for '15; VW exec on sales drop; Mustang's lofty feat. Read More »

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GM ordered redesigned ignition switch from Delphi for Cadillac SRX

Delphi redesigned the ignition switch for the Cadillac SRX crossover to increase its torque about two months before making similar changes to the Chevrolet Cobalt ignition switch at the center of General Motors' recall crisis. Read More »

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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW:

Toyota overhauls Camry in bid to make it 'best we've ever built'

Toyota, fighting to extend the Camry's 12-year reign as the best-selling car in the United States, showered its flagship sedan with superlatives as it unveiled a new edition today. Read More »

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Fields sees Ford Europe growth, eyes breakeven by mid-decade

Ford is sticking with its forecast for a smaller loss in Europe this year and breakeven by 2015 even as the company sees signs of growth, COO Mark Fields said. Read More »

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First Shift: 'We know the world is watching'

Barra faces barrage in NY; GM creates safety team; scrutiny turns to Delphi; MyFord Touch upgrade; Camry tweak peek. Read More »

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2014 NEW YORK SHOW:

Nissan Maxima to follow Murano with show-car flair

Nissan said the next redesigned Maxima sedan will reach showrooms looking almost identical to the flashy Sport Sedan Concept it unveiled in January in Detroit. Read More »

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GM sets up new parts-ordering system for recall repairs

GM today gave its dealers a revised ordering process that the retailers said should speed the shipment of parts, ease repairs and ensure the job gets done right. Read More »

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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW:

Scion charts new lineup for U.S.

Toyota's Scion brand, struggling to boost sales with aged products, plans to replace three of its five nameplates in the United States over a two-year period starting in 2015. Read More »

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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW:

Hopes dim for VW’s diesel hot hatch in U.S.

VW has pulled back on plans to sell a souped-up diesel Golf called the GTD in the United States because importing the GTI sibling’s engine would add too much cost. Read More »

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U.S. senators press Delphi for answers on recalled GM cars

Lawmakers probing how GM used faulty ignition switches in many vehicles are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive. Read More »

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Johnson Controls diversifies away from autos with $1.6 billion deal

Johnson Controls, seeking to lessen its reliance on the cyclical auto industry, agreed to acquire Texas-based ventilation products company, Air Distribution Technologies, for $1.6 billion. Read More »

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JIM HENRY:

Inquiry into alleged CFPB bias picks up steam

The issue of whether, ironically, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau allegedly discriminates against its own employees has got legs. Read More »

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LINDSAY CHAPPELL:

Brace yourself for 'velocity'

There’s a new buzzword trending through the car business right now: velocity. It has been popping up in conversations and presentations for a while, and is on the lips of visitors here at the New York auto show. And it might be a good thing. Read More »

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Certified used-vehicle sales, March & YTD

This is data compiled by the Automotive News Data Center and requires a Data Center subscription to access. Read More »

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Fields sees Ford Europe growth, eyes break-even by mid-decade

Ford is sticking with its forecast for a smaller loss in Europe this year and break-even by 2015 even as the company sees signs of growth, COO Mark Fields said today. Read More »

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