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VIDEO: First Shift: Senate Democrats rip Takata

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2015

Senate Democrats rip Takata in report; High-tech profit drain for automakers?; Nissan pays Ghosn $8.4 million; A Benz to fight BMW X6; Marchionne's big Alfa bet.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Audit reveals defects at NHTSA

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

Audit reveals problem-plagued NHTSA; Takata-hearing witness list; Grand Caravan plan; Fisker comeback car, factory; Chevy Cruze hatchback?; Tricky launch timing for GM.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyoda defends 'close friend'

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2015

Toyota chief defends 'close friend' after narcotics arrest; Infiniti teases Q30; Hybrid Subaru Impreza; Dealer wins competency case; Remote-control Range Rover.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM, FCA looking for advice?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2015

GM, FCA looking for advice on tie-up?; Report: NHTSA rips FCA on recalls; Searching Takata recalls by VIN; Toyota exec arrested; Automakers fail child-restraint test; 'Hyperloop' update.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: NY dealership crackdown

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2015

NY dealership crackdown yields $13.5M settlement; Bentley designer headed to Hyundai, Kia?; New 'Top Gear' host; Afterlife for GM, Nissan batteries; What to watch in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA plant a must-win for Canada

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2015

FCA plant a must-win for Canada; Honda recalls 1.39M more cars to fix airbags; Feds probe Mazda CX-9; Ford's message to UAW: Pick us first; Europe sales slowdown; Toyota stock buyback.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: F-150 sparks extra crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

F-150 prompts unprecedented extra IIHS crash tests; Cox buying Dealertrack; Report: VW to overhaul corporate structure; Isuzu to supply medium-duty Chevy trucks?; Sprinter vans recalled.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Honda braces for financial hit

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2015

Honda braces for financial hit from Takata recalls; Production cuts at Hyundai, Kia; Alfa Romeo sets 4C Spider price; Toyota: No merger needed; GM cars top 'Most American' list; return of Dodge Bros.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: CarMax under fire in California

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2015

Calif. groups pressure CarMax over recalled vehicles; Takata airbag recall estimate too high?; JLR on pothole patrol; CFPB extends its reach; Restoring a one-in-a-million Vette.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan store managers charged

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2015

Feds charge Alabama Nissan store leaders with conspiracy; Mitsubishi to supply L200 pickup to Fiat; Leafs to fall in Ga.?; Peek at Hyundai Creta; Musk's Model X review.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Marchionne wooing GM activists?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2015

Marchionne said to recruit allies for GM merger; NTSB pushes collision-avoidance tech; BMW electric SUV?; Ram Laramie prices; Canada taps Toyota vet; Ford, Chevy sales battles; Honda HR-V ad.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Hyundai Genesis to spawn SUV?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

Hyundai Genesis to spawn SUV?; Audi plans electric SUV; Billion-dollar spruce-up plan at Ford; Flood of damaged cars; Fiat shows its pride.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Noted designer tackles Buick

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2015

GM taps renowned designer to tackle Buick; Ford slapped with suit; FCA rebuffed on NHTSA hearing; Takata's quality move; Battling drunken driving with technology.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Co-founder defends Google cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2015

Google co-founder defends self-driving cars, discloses new crash; Teaser image of redesigned Chevy Cruze; Ghosn: Enough Renault-Nissan partners; GM China sales drop again; Taller, roomier BMW X1.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: May winners, losers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2015

May U.S. sales winners, losers; Takata's transition; Report: Wagoner to testify in GM recall lawsuit; Toyota, Ford talk tech; Nissan's new sales boss; GM attack plan for D.C.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Product delays at FCA

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2015

At least dozen FCA products delayed, suppliers say; Ford shortens downtime at truck plants; Takata to drop airbag-inflator design; Car-loan lengths hit record highs; Missed opportunity? Women and upscale cars.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA's 'software issue'

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015

Jeep Renegade software snag identified; GM helping dealers try 'equity mining'; Jesse Snyder: May U.S. sales down, selling-rate up?; NHTSA leadership reorganization.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A cyber threat on wheels?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2015

Seeking answers on cybersecurity in cars; TrueCar is sued again; Takata-hearing witnesses; Rebuilding Volvo sales; Green cars, bad roads?; Don't try this at home.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford: Use our EV patents

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2015

Ford follows Tesla in offering EV patents to rivals; FCA reduces powertrain warranty; Latest Honda airbag recall; Key figure in GM crisis to face deposition; Stars shine for Kia, Lincoln.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota still brand-value king

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015

Toyota keeps 'most valuable car brand' title, BMW ranks 2nd; Takata hearing set; GM's Barra a global power; Ford's top-of-the-line Explorer; Ram releases longer Lambert video.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Sonata gets Android Auto

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015

At Hyundai, Android Auto arrives in Sonata, pickup appears headed for production; General Motors criminal charges?; Report: Sergio emailed GM about mega-merger; Mazda's new MX-5 Miata.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW to shift ad agencies?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2015

Volkswagen Group to shift ad agencies?; U.S. keeping eye on GM; Audi to launch Q8 in 2019, EV in 2018; Mazda, Mitsu, Subaru airbag recalls; World's biggest tire turns 50.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Makeover for home of Vette

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015

GM to invest $400M in Corvette plant - report says; TrueCar plans defense after Calif. dealers sue; Takata: Inflators ruptured in tests; Mazda's new ad campaign; Self-driving down sales?... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Sergio's 'bad engineering day'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2015

Jeep news: Quality issues snag Renegade deliveries; FCA nixes all-aluminum Wrangler; Pilot to be priciest Honda; Hyundai expansion decision near?; A Chrysler inspired by Aston Martin.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Alabama 'obvious' for Aston

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2015

CEO: Alabama 'obvious choice' for Aston Martin factory; Continental AG buying Elektrobit auto unit; firm led by Dura's Tilton sued; GM ignition-switch death toll rises; AutoNation's $20M campaign... Read More »

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