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Canadians show one way out of Tier 2

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2015
As UAW contract negotiations with the Detroit 3 begin, the Canadian model for dealing with entry-level workers could provide a guide to solving the Tier 2 probelm in the United States.... Read More »

At Lexus, the chief still defends that spindle grille

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2015
While some rivals and design experts deride Lexus' jagged-edged, trapezoidal grille, Toyota's design chief stands by the drastic makeover, saying it gives Lexus a unique edge over BMW, Audi and...... Read More »

 
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New markets, production for GM Korea

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2015
General Motors' massive operation in South Korea lost a big reason for being when bosses in Detroit decided in late 2013 to pull the plug on the...... Read More »

Ford's Taurus redesign debuts in China while big sedans slump in U.S.

12:35 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2015
Ford unveiled a redesigned Taurus here Saturday, saying the sedan will be aimed specifically at the Chinese market.... Read More »

Toyota plots Prius comeback

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2015
As Toyota prepares to introduce a redesigned Prius later this year, both car and company are at turning points.... Read More »

BMW says new 7 series will park itself without driver at wheel

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2015
BMW says its new 7-series flagship sedan will be the world's first series-production car that can be parked without anyone at the wheel.... Read More »

Subaru aims to expand STI performance line

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2015
Subaru aims to further boost profits on booming U.S. sales by expanding its STI performance line.... Read More »

Ford to spend $2.5 billion on new Mexico engine, transmission operations

1:08 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Ford, confirming reports from earlier this week, will spend $2.... Read More »

Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn to stay in defeat for Piech

5:59 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn won the "full support" of the automaker's top-level committee to continue serving as chief executive in a...... Read More »

VW's top board group backs Winterkorn as 'best possible' CEO

6:39 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Volkswagen AG's supervisory board leadership panel backed CEO Martin Winterkorn, defusing a power struggle with Chairman Ferdinand Piech in saying...... Read More »

Fiat 500X seeks to fill holes in Italian brand's lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
With the 500X, a new crossover with optional all-wheel drive, Fiat hopes to make inroads in the snow belt.... Read More »

Volvo narrows choices for U.S. plant to S. Carolina, 2nd state, report says

11:57 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Volvo Cars is weighing a site in South Carolina against another southern state as it prepares to invest $500 million in its first US plant, people...... Read More »

Ford eyes 'high volume' use of carbon fiber

9:24 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Ford today said it has signed a deal with a carbon-fiber manufacturer to jointly explore “high-volume” automotive uses for the...... Read More »

Nissan to expand U.S. recalls tied to Takata airbag flaw

7:24 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Nissan plans to expand a regional recall of cars in the United States with potentially defective Takata airbags after a woman said she was injured...... Read More »

GM counting on high-speed Internet services in car to drive profits

2:32 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Buyers of GM vehicles will increasingly be able to use in-car mobile broadband systems to book hotel rooms, cut deals on driver insurance, pay for...... Read More »

South Korea steps up price-fixing crackdown on auto suppliers

10:40 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
South Korea, supporting a global police action against auto-parts price fixing, has hit Japanese and German suppliers with a string of fines in...... Read More »

Renault wants France to back down on voting rights rise

5:07 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Renault urged France, its largest-single shareholder, to back down from plans to increase its voting weight in the automaker, warning that the...... Read More »

Lotus forms joint venture to build cars, engines in China

9:34 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Lotus plans to build cars and engines in China in a joint venture, DRB-Hicom, the U.K. sports car maker's Malaysian parent company, said.... Read More »

Mahindra near deal to acquire Italian design house Pininfarina, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
India's Mahindra & Mahindra is in the final stages of negotiations to buy Italian design and engineering firm Pininfarina, according to people...... Read More »

U.S. bill would streamline passage of 2 key trade deals

10:00 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
US lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill to move trade deals quickly through Congress, opening the door to sealing a major Pacific trade pact with...... Read More »

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