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First Shift: GM's 'urgent' order

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
Emails show request for 500,000 switches weeks before recall, WSJ says; Honda chief's heartache; promoting fun side of Camry.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Farley to run Ford Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2014
Marketer to swap jobs with Stephen Odell; Takata data destroyed?; GM trial date; fuel for pickup sales, Tesla taxis.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Hyundai, Kia on MPG push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2014
Seeking 25% rise; Tesla's product plans; U.S. demands Honda documents; Murano rollout; Ram's musical partner; profitable tech?... Read More »

 

First Shift: Toyota profit rises 23%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2014
Record expected for full year; GM offers $25 gift cards in repair push; Marchionne boosts FCA investment; SEMA winners.... Read More »

 

First Shift: October winners, losers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2014
Big month for Jeep; Honda probe; Ford harassment suit; BMW, Nissan earnings rise; laughing with 'Car Talk'; tapping into tech.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Settlement over 'sham' sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014
GM to buy Iowa Chevy store; SEC probes Ally; boost for Mazda, Subaru; Toyota chief's fuel-cell spin; Honda magic 'carpet.'... Read More »

 

First Shift: Ram dragged down by tech?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2014
Learning curve hurt score, boss says; Ford's aluminum edge?; Takata deadline; Kia exec quits; Snyder: Spiff 'treats' may do trick... Read More »

 

First Shift: Hyundai plans Prius fighter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2014
Hybrid would not be based on existing car; Ford Explorer refresh; VW profit up; Takata recall update; gauging Twitter effect.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Worker speaks up, GM acts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2014
Program encourages raising safety concerns; Takata's big test; new leader at NHTSA?; Edmunds makes buy; rise of 3-D printing.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Volt to get bigger engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2014
'16 model also to have U.S.-made electric drive unit; Honda expects profit dip; AutoNation gains; Snyder: Chaos or opportunity?... Read More »

 

First Shift: Overhaul ahead for Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
Premium platform part of $5B plan, sources say; new Chrysler 200 ads; Tesla's 'happiness guarantee'; Subaru goes for record.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Ford nets $835 million

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2014
Pre-tax profit falls to $1.2B; GM Financial probed; ex-Ford PR chief alleges bugging; Edmunds drops ads; Hellcats in action.... Read More »

 

First Shift: GM earns $1.38 billion

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2014
Stronger pricing helps in Q3; Honda appoints quality czar amid Fit recalls; NHTSA apologizes; Chrysler's Boomer booster.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Urgent warning on airbags

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2014
U.S.: Act immediately on recalls; Toyota exec backs Takata; Daimler sells Tesla stake; Viper plant to reopen; SEMA preview.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Toyota issues airbag alert

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2014
Warning: Keep front passengers out of unrepaired cars; Tesla seeks backup in Mich.; Honda, Acura previews; waiting-room boom.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Ready to war for Wrangler

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014
Toledo workers, officials closing ranks to keep Jeep; deeper woes found at Takata; dealer beats GM; Ford 'teardown' invitation.... Read More »

 

First Shift: 3rd Takata airbag fatality?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2014
Acura driver suffered trauma due to 'foreign object' in bag; Mich. dealer bill 'raw deal,' Tesla says; suppliers' radar sales fly.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Chrysler 900,000-unit recall

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2014
Global callbacks to tackle fire risks; Honda calls in auditor to probe safety reporting; dual wins for quick-acting Texas dealer.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Toyota recalls 1.7M vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2014
Brakes, fuel lines focus of global fix; Colo. dealer in line to lead NADA in '16; taking up Tesla; lessons from 'Best Dealerships.'... Read More »

 

First Shift: 'A comeback of Chrysler'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2014
Investors cautious as FCA makes NYSE debut; Hyundai's diversity drive; Mercedes profit jumps; Nissan's 'Mr. K' looks back.... Read More »

 

First Shift: It's debut day for FCA

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014
Fiat Chrysler trading on NYSE; a $10 billion bombshell for Hyundai board?; GMC plans ad splash; Toyota fuel-cell freebie.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Tesla to offer dual motors

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2014
Model S getting AWD, company unveils safety system; Nissan hires Hyundai exec to lead sales; small SUVs a hit in Europe.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Audi's value accelerates

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2014
Luxury marque, plus VW and Nissan, among world's top-rising brands; Buffett discusses Van Tuyl buy; potential drag on sales?... Read More »

 

First Shift: Marchionne's last stand?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2014
Leave turnarounds to 'young punks,' Fiat Chrysler CEO says; Chevy greening up; Porsche's Vette fighters; Camry and the King.... Read More »

 

First Shift: End of SRT Motorsports

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2014
Brand still aligned with Dodge; Sergio, Toledo mayor discuss Wrangler; Toyota's tech triumphs; Ghosn, Zetsche & friends.... Read More »

 

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Canadian dealer buries a Jeep, hires an ambassador and puts on the Ritz

Canadian dealer buries a Jeep, hires an ambassador and puts on the Ritz

At Bay King Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram in Hamilton, Ontario, 5th-generation dealer Jamie Richter, acting on his dad's advice, has taken luxury-hotel touches and applied them to his newly built showroom. Mon., December 15
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