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In Beijing: BMW previews Chinese export; Nissan juices up Sentra; Lexus redesigns ES; Audi Q5 goes long; 'Sensuous' Hyundai; Quiet Tesla draws a crowd; Alibaba's automotive AI partners.
GM is planning for long-term profitability in South America built on the back of draconian cost cutting during Brazil's recession and the same low-cost vehicles it is developing for Chinese markets.
Ford said it's reorganizing its operations in China by simplifying its distribution network and appointing new leaders to replace the CEO who abruptly left in January.
GM adding shift at crossover plant; Ram offers dealers spiff to buy loaners; Bosch diesel breakthrough?; Tesla teardown; Hall of Fame picks AutoNation's Jackson, Magna's Stronach.
AutoNation added the first academic and second woman to its board composed entirely of outside directors under CEO Mike Jackson.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the company was building advantages in the ability to make electric cars cheaply and efficiently. Those claims keep looking more questionable.
Ford plans to stop selling all Ford brand sedans in North America and is nearly doubling its cost-cutting target from a plan laid out only six months ago. The automaker said it will either fix or eliminate unprofitable global operations.
AutoNation's Mike Jackson, Toyota's Kiichiro Toyoda, Magna's Frank Stronach and Car Talk's Ray and Tom Magliozzi will be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.
Lithia Motors' first-quarter net grew on strong service and parts and finance results, despite a drop in new-vehicle sales and narrowing gross profit margins.
First-quarter net income at Penske Automotive Group soared 31 percent to $108 million, powered by profit gains across all areas of the auto retailer's business.
GM plans to reinstate a third shift at its assembly plant in Tennessee to meet growing demand in the United States for crossovers and add production of an all-new Holden version of the GMC Acadia.
Bosch said its engineers have developed a diesel exhaust system that cuts emissions far below legal limits and can help automakers avoid potential driving bans in Europe.
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