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Higher octane fuel could add mpg, SAE panel says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2015
In a world of higher octane gasoline -- in which 95 would replace 87 and become the new regular -- automakers could more easily and affordably meet stringent fuel economy standards as well as reduce...... Read More »

Bitter rivals at home, GM and Ford taking different roads abroad

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2015
General Motors and Ford, Detroit's two venerable rivals, usually compete toe-to-toe in everything they do. But in Russia, they are headed in radically different directions.... Read More »

 
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Ford recalls 390,000 cars to fix doors that may fly open while driving

3:51 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars for an issue that could prevent the doors from latching or allow them to open unexpectedly while driving.... Read More »

VW mired in leadership crisis as board members criticize Piech

9:39 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
Volkswagen's leadership crisis is refusing to go away, a week after its warring chairman and chief executive officially put aside their differences,...... Read More »

GM paid Barra $16.2 million in 2014

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
GM CEO Mary Barra received $16.2 million in total compensation during her first year leading the automaker, GM said in a regulatory filing today.... Read More »

Audi prepares electric SUV to fight Tesla but bets on plug-in hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
Audi is set to launch a full-electric SUV with a 310-mile range that will challenge Tesla's Model X crossover, but CEO Rupert Stadler remains...... Read More »

JLR sees Mexico as 'strong' option for N.A. assembly plant

5:04 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover is considering building a plant in Mexico, following other luxury car makers lured by cheap labor and free trade agreements.... Read More »

Mazda quarterly profits fall on currency losses while sales rise

6:41 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
Profits fell at Mazda in the January-March quarter, undercut by higher outlays for marketing and factory startups and foreign exchange losses,...... Read More »

Volvo will build new compacts in Belgium, CEO says

8:57 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
Volvo will build a new family of compact cars on a common platform shared with parent Zhejiang Geely at its Belgian factory, CEO Hakan Samuelsson...... Read More »

Supplier ThyssenKrupp plans to invest $869 million in N.A. by 2020

11:39 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
German industrial group ThyssenKrupp plans to invest more than 800 million euros ($869 million) in North America by 2020 to take advantage of...... Read More »

Toyota makes noise with Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

10:18 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
For all its silence, Toyota's Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle actually can be pretty noisy.... Read More »

Mitsubishi posts first annual N.A. profit in seven years

7:47 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
Mitsubishi booked double-digit profit increases in the latest quarter to propel the carmaker to record annual earnings and its first North America...... Read More »

Lear Q1 net income, revenue up after Eagle Ottawa acquisition

11:25 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
Seating and electronics supplier Lear acquired leather supplier Eagle Ottawa in the first quarter and said that net income during the period...... Read More »

Pricing pressure in U.S., China raises fears about future auto profits

3:20 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2015
The strength of the US and China economies has helped companies like General Motors offset weakness in others parts of the world, but growing pricing...... Read More »

Ford to cut 700 jobs at Mich. plant, hitting Tier 2 workers

3:40 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2015
Ford plans to cut 700 jobs and eliminate the third shift at its small-car assembly plant in suburban Detroit, in the company's first large-scale...... Read More »

Former Hitachi exec sentenced to 15 months in prison after guilty plea for price fixing

5:45 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2015
A former executive with Hitachi Automotive Systems pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 months in prison for conspiring to fix prices on a number...... Read More »

Piech denies reports saying he wants to oust Winterkorn

7:07 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2015
Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech denied reports that he is seeking to oust CEO Martin Winterkorn, a German newspaper reported today, citing Piech.... Read More »

GM profit rises, aided by North America

7:45 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2015
General Motors posted stout first-quarter profits from truck sales in North America, but trouble in Russia and Brazil and lingering fallout from last...... Read More »

BMW targets U.S. market with 2-series softtop

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2015
BMW has increased the size of the 2-series convertible compared with its predecessor model, the 1-series convertible, largely to boost the car's...... Read More »

Toyota keeps global sales lead over VW, GM on U.S. demand

5:37 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2015
Toyota beat Volkswagen and General Motors to remain the world's top-selling automaker during the last quarter despite declining deliveries.... Read More »

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