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UPDATED: 9/19/17 3:53 pm ET - adds details

Ford schedules downtime at 5 N.A. assembly plants amid slowing sales

Ford said it will temporarily shut down production lines at five assembly plants in North America before the end of the year to fix recalled commercial vans and reduce output of slow-selling cars.

UPDATED: 9/19/17 4:24 pm ET - adds comment, corrected

Ford to shut down Transit lines for a week

Ford plans to shut down Transit production at its Kansas City Assembly Plant for seven days starting next week amid slumping sales for the nation's best-selling large van.

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Volvo plans U.S. plant expansion, doubling original investment, reports say

Volvo is doubling investment in its first U.S. plant, which is under construction, to add a second production line at a total cost of $1 billion as the carmaker heads for a fourth straight year of record global sales, according to reports from Reuters and a local newspaper.

Ford explores strategic alliance with India's Mahindra

Ford Motor Co. and Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. are exploring forming a strategic alliance as the U.S. automaker tries to gain a foothold in a country that's set to become the world's third-biggest car market.

Chinese seek keys to U.S.

A number of other Chinese brands with global ambitions made their presence felt at Frankfurt, including Future Mobility Corp., a startup created by veterans of BMW's electric-vehicle program.

Obituary

Lee Grey, who worked for Ford Motor Co. for three decades, died Aug. 29. He was 97.

Ford CEO Hackett to speak at congress

Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Hackett, who spent two decades running a Michigan office-furniture-maker, will be a keynote evening speaker at the Automotive News World Congress in January.

Ghosn plans 12 new EVs, more platform sharing

Ghosn's new six-year business plan for the Renault-Nissan Alliance will develop more EVs and autonomous vehicles. It also will accelerate the pace of platform-sharing between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi.

GM plots next phase of IT overhaul

Randy Mott built General Motors' in-house IT team from virtually nothing. Now he must unlock the potential of the operation, bolster GM's bottom line and position it to be a leader in connected and autonomous vehicles.

3rd-grader schools EPA

A 9-year-old Washingtonian impressed the audience at a recent U.S. EPA hearing with a heart-warming plea to keep the Obama-era standards on greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy intact.

Honda EV hops back in time

Honda made waves last week at the Frankfurt auto show by unveiling an electric car that at first glance appears to be a 1970s Volkswagen Rabbit.

VWs awaiting diesel fix stolen from Mich. stadium

Dozens of Volkswagen vehicles repurchased from customers for violating diesel emissions standards have been caught up in a second scandal. They were stolen from their purgatory outside the abandoned Pontiac Silverdome in suburban Detroit and in some cases fraudulently resold.

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