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ALLIANCE BREAKDOWN

How the VW-Suzuki alliance went wrong

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
The Volkswagen-Suzuki alliance started with high hopes in 2009 but now awaits likely dissolution by an international arbitration court. Internal Suzuki documents show how trust between the partners eroded.

Ford, Ram adopt low-tech solution for tough IIHS test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
After releasing a split decision on the crash worthiness of the Ford F-150, the IIHS is continuing to crash test multiple versions of other automaker's pickups. Ram, meanwhile, is taking a page from Ford's playbook.

 
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For GM, Clemson designs a party car

9:47 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
The Deep Orange 5 concept, unveiled publicly here Sunday night as industry managers gathered for the 50th annual CAR Management Briefing Sessions, is...

Luxury titans: A case of too much variety?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Automakers are rapidly widening their lineups to fill in every possible niche, with German luxury-makers BMW and Mercedes-Benz leading the way.

NHTSA uses FCA order to clean up industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's July 24 consent decree with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles seeks to punish and remedy the automaker's...

A designer boss may be just what Acura needs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
The unexpected appointment of Jon Ikeda to head Acura could be exactly the shot in the arm Acura needs, both for its product portfolio and its...

Hyundai may be ready to add small pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Hyundai appears close to adding a compact pickup to its U.S. lineup.

Lotus won't bring Elise back to U.S. before '20

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Lotus will reintroduce the two-seat Elise sports car in the U.S.

A V-series version of Cadillac's coming crossover? Don't count on it

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen isn't interested in affixing a V badge to a crossover any time soon.

Alfa Romeo completes prep work on new SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Alfa Romeo has finished preparation work on its first SUV and the model is on track to launch next year.

BMW, Audi, Daimler will boost self-driving push with Nokia maps acquisition

2:05 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
BMW, Audi and Daimler will buy Nokia's digital-map unit for 2.8 billion euros ($3.

Ford says earnings will be even better in 2nd half

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Ford earned in the first half of this year nearly as much as it did in all of 2014. And it says the second half will be even stronger.

Infiniti: App will add sales panache

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Infiniti launches a tablet software tool to help streamline its showroom process.

HARD-CORE SOFTWARE

A new breed of software engineer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
As auto suppliers beef up their software development, the hunt for software talent has taken on the urgency of a gold rush.

Today's Volvo XC90: A rolling computer chip

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
When the XC90 was introduced in 2002, it had as many as 38 electronic control units -- small computers that receive data from sensors and components...

Seeking N.A. niche, China's Minth expands in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Minth Group, a maker of roof racks, hopes to gain a niche in North America.

Diversity is Calsonic Kansei's top priority

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Hiroshi Moriya, CEO of Calsonic Kansei Corp., wants a bigger slice of sales from customers beside Nissan Motor Co.

OESA zeros in on Mexico, new-tech suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Tier 1 companies are struggling to build networks of Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers in Mexico because smaller vendors are reluctant to shoulder the...

Former Toyota exec leads supplier into new era

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
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Swift and secure vehicle software updates?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
When it comes to connected cars, Redbend, an Israeli software company, is sitting in a prime position.

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