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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 »

 

First Shift: Look of next Buick Regal?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014
Insignia twin to take cues from Monza concept; Chrysler hybrid move-up; Tesla said to add automation; Nissan preps for diesel.... Read More »

 

First Shift: UAW push at Mercedes?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2014
U.S., German labor groups plan Ala. news conference; Chevy Spark recall; more BMW i cars for U.S.; 75-month Ford loans.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Sept. winners, losers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014
Lower pump prices fuel surge in U.S. truck sales; Tesla mystery vehicle?; VW's big surprise, plug-ins plentiful in Paris.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Ford hiring 1,000 in Canada

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014
Overseas exports for redesigned Edge; GM landmark; dealer Irma Elder, Chevy collector Ray Lambrecht die; Detroit truck tactics.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Ram doubles down on diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2014
EcoDiesel ramp-up; new Toyota safety issues; Ford 2020; backup for UAW; Honda CR-V's refresh; Snyder: Recovery has legs.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Letting F-150 show its stuff

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014
Ford offering dealers, consumers a chance to see aluminum truck's capabilities; NADA scolds Nissan; Niņa, Pinta … and Fiat?... Read More »

 

First Shift: GM sheds 'junk' label

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2014
S&P follows Moody's in restoring automaker to investment grade; Hyundai seals $10 billion HQ deal; 'Zoom-Zoom' couture?... Read More »

 

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