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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 initially arranged.

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.

 
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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...

Dura owner Tilton loses bid to halt SEC proceedings

2:37 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Lynn Tilton, the owner of auto supplier Dura Automotive and the so-called Diva of Distressed, lost a bid to halt a U.S.

Bain Capital completes buyout of TI Automotive

4:15 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
TI Automotive said its sale to private equity firm Bain Capital LLC has been completed. Terms of the sale were not disclosed in a statement today.

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New VW brand boss needs to cut costs, boost profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
VW brand will have a new boss for the first time since 2007 when former BMW development chief Herbert Diess takes control.

Suzuki patriarch appoints son as president and likely successor

5:50 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Osamu Suzuki, the outspoken patriarch of Suzuki Motor, positioned his son Toshihiro as his successor, appointing him president and COO of the...

GM directors don't have to face ignition-switch claims

6:54 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
General Motors directors don't have to face investors' allegations that lax supervision allowed the company to make cars with faulty ignition systems...

Mexican supplier Nemak to launch $750 million IPO

11:38 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Nemak SAB's expected $750 million initial public stock offering today marks the first stock offering of a Mexican auto supplier since at least 2000.

Toyota's new shares are popular in Japan

10:17 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Japanese retail investors are flooding stock brokers with orders for a new class of Toyota shares, indicating the carmaker can fetch a good price for...

Camo-free Cadillac XT5 crossover spied in Manhattan

12:20 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Cadillac's new XT5 -- the replacement for the SRX midsize crossover -- will get a bolder front end but keep many of the same proportions of its...

Philip Benton, former Ford president, dies at 86

3:51 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Philip Benton Jr., former president of Ford, died at his home in Massachusetts on June 14. He was 86.

Audi's next-gen A4 bigger, lighter, more fuel efficient

8:23 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
The next-generation Audi A4 is slightly larger with a bigger, retooled interior, and will offer improved handling and fuel economy.

After 'chicken tax,' a flood of foreign trucks?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Two free-trade deals the U.S. is trying to negotiate would roll back the so-called chicken tax.

Ford builds in Silicon Valley -- and talent comes

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Ford's Silicon Valley research center is helping the automaker attract employees with different backgrounds and perspectives than it usually gets at...

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Why talk of GM-FCA tie-up just won't die

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Few auto industry pundits seem to be taking Sergio Marchionne's awkwardly public pursuit of a merger with General Motors very seriously.

Message to NHTSA: Reform first, funding later

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
In previous congressional hearings on auto safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's shortcomings in major defect cases were...

Dodge to build more Hellcat engines

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Fiat Chrysler plans to substantially increase production of the popular 707-hp Hellcat engines.

Toyota's own glass house

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Toyota last week unveiled architectural renderings of its new North American headquarters campus in Plano, Texas, which will house some 4,000...

Leaf to get a big boost in driving range

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Nissan, fighting falling sales of its Leaf electric vehicle, plans a midcycle update as early as August that aims to deliver a big boost in the EV's...

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