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NASCAR, sponsors cool on Confederate flag, but fans still fly it
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2015
NASCAR's move to get rid of the controversial Confederate flag after the murder of 9 black worshippers in South Carolina comes as the racing circuit and track owner courts major new corporate sponsors such as GM, Toyota and Microsoft.
Toyota finds airbags are in demand on world's deadliest roads
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2015
For many years, carmakers have been loath to make airbags standard on models in India, worried that higher costs will hurt sales. But Toyota has found that customers don't mind paying more for safety on the world's deadliest roads.
Legendary car designer Giugiaro quits company that bears his name
12:42 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose work includes the original VW Golf and first Fiat Panda, has resigned from Italdesign Giugiaro, the...
Jaguar Land Rover contracts with Magna Steyr to build cars in Austria
2:46 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover has signed a contract to build some vehicles at Magna Steyr's plant in Austria, the UK automaker said today.
BMW begins tests of fuel-cell car developed with Toyota
6:45 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
BMW will test a vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells -- developed with Toyota -- for the first time on public roads this month as the German...
Toyota prices 'Model AA' shares at top range
9:50 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
Toyota set the price for its "Model AA" class shares at the top of its range, as retail investors flocked to the $4 billion issue the world's biggest...
VW worker killed by robot in Germany
5:39 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
Volkswagen said a contractor was crushed to death by a robot at its German components factory in Kassel.
Tesla vehicle sales rise 52% in Q2
7:54 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
Tesla Motors beat its car-sales forecast for the second consecutive quarter with a 52 percent surge in the three months through June.
Nissan drops Pathfinder hybrid
7:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Nissan has quietly discontinued the hybrid version of Pathfinder crossover as U.S.
GM fund leaves out scores hurt or killed in cars with switch flaw
10:53 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
GM's compensation fund for faulty ignition switches covers only 2.59 million vehicles with that specific flaw.
Toyota's top female executive, Hamp, steps down after arrest in Japan
4:34 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Toyota said Julie Hamp, its first female managing officer, had resigned following her arrest last month on suspicion of illegally importing the...
Fiat Chrysler will start Jeep output in India in 2017
10:10 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Fiat Chrysler will invest $280 million to begin Jeep production in India in 2017 through an expanded joint venture with Tata Motors.
Japanese automakers to subsidize hydrogen station operating costs
6:25 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Toyota, Nissan and Honda plan to help cover the cost of operating hydrogen stations in the country to popularize cars powered by fuel cells.
Porsche labor chief joins VW board
8:41 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Porsche's labor chief, who once fought a merger with Volkswagen, is joining the parent company's supervisory board as a reshuffle of positions at...
JLR said to move China head to lead European unit
4:45 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover will move Bob Grace, its China chief, to lead its European unit, a source said.
GM Korea workers approve strike over pay, output
6:57 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
GM employees in South Korea voted today in favor of a strike over wages and production volumes, prompted by uncertainty over the automaker's output...
Dealer helps high-rate customers refinance
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Honolulu Ford President Mark Benson proactively tries to refinance customers with high-interest-rate car loans, including ones the dealership...
Toyota Mirai rated at U.S. range of 312 miles
4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Toyota says its high-stakes hydrogen car will have a U.S. rating of 312 miles between refueling stops, farther than the Tesla Model S.
Germany's Getrag getting interest from Magna, Dana, China, report says
3:36 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Getrag, one of the biggest independent makers of transmissions, has attracted interest from automotive suppliers including Canada's Magna...
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