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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 »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM reveals 2016 Camaro

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

GM reveals 2016 Camaro; Toyota, Honda get suppliers' vote; Detroit 3, Nissan fall short; VW global sales drop; Ghosn: Renault-Nissan alliance stable.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Tough parting words for GM

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

Retiring board member says GM turnaround could take a decade; Ford profit rally ahead?; Acura to tune auto-braking software; Cars, college and debt.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Faster track to 'talking cars'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2015

U.S. puts 'talking car' efforts on faster track; Honda recalling more airbags; Some FCA plants to skip summer shutdown; GM tech-center investment; Buick's product-placement campaign.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota, Mazda to deepen ties

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2015

Toyota, Mazda announce 'engagement'; more Takata airbag recalls; Tesla wins in Md.; Nissan operating profit slips; how auto marketers know a campaign clicks.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Audi takes global lead

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

Audi outsells BMW and Mercedes, takes April global luxury lead; GM ignition-switch death toll hits 100; FTC staffers urge direct-to-consumer sales; Nissan Murano beats rivals in tough crash test.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Volvo plans S.C. plant

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

Volvo chooses South Carolina for first U.S. factory; Marchionne 'impressed' with Tesla's Musk; Mustang gets retro touches; Toyota-Mazda fuel-cell talks?; Why Honda's reaching out to junkyards.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Profits boom at Toyota

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

Profits boom at Toyota; Subaru making room for N.A. growth; FCA seeks new trial in Jeep death; VW rejects UAW request; TrueCar study: EV buyers younger, wealthier.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Musk: Demand 'off the hook'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2015

Tesla's loss deepens, but energy-storage demand soars; Spotted: A sleeker Chevy Cruze; Toyota names 1st Mirai retailers; Nissan revives Altima campaign, gains ground in midsize-car race.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Now, the self-driving semi

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2015

Daimler gets OK to test self-driving big rigs in Nevada; report: Benz, BMW, Audi unite to bid on Nokia map venture; BMW profit jumps 21%; Audi's synthetic diesel; Volvo's singular achievement.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: 'Calmer waters' for VW

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

VW reports 'calmer waters' amid search for Piech successor; Russia said to be planning move to shield automakers from volatile ruble; Nissan takes steps to ease launch of 2016 Maxima.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: April winners, losers

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

April U.S. sales winners, losers; FCA offers free college tuition to dealership workers; GM again drops price of Volt plug-in hybrid; How Chevy uses social media to reach millennials.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Tesla leaps beyond EVs

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

Launch of battery venture propels Tesla Motors beyond electric cars; shareholder vote a rare defeat for Renault-Nissan's Carlos Ghosn; Snyder: U.S. approaching steeper sales terrain.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Tesla's next power move

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2015

Tesla could gain a toehold in a multibillion-dollar market with move into batteries for homes, businesses; GM expected to invest billions in plants, equipment; CTS-V priced below BMW, Benz rivals; Honda readies HR-V launch; Sergio on Apple, Google.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Cost cuts pay off for VW

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

Profit rises 17 percent; Jeep's new Brazil plant; Barra, Fields to meet with NHTSA chief; Audi shares the wealth.... Read More »

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