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New CEO David Dauch looks beyond SUV era, GM at American Axle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2012

Now that David Dauch has succeeded his father as CEO of American Axle & Manufacturing, he must reduce his dependence on GM, the customer that saved his company from bankruptcy three years ago. Dauch says he has a plan to do just that. American Axle, which derived 73 percent of its revenue last year from GM, has begun to win a considerable number of non-GM contracts.... Read More »

Aluminum suppliers expand rapidly as demand soars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2012

The auto industry’s weight watchers should have a field day with the redesigned Range Rover to be displayed this month at the Paris auto show. The vehicle’s all-aluminum body is 926 pounds lighter than its predecessor, and Land Rover brags that the vehicle is the world’s first all-aluminum SUV.... Read More »

Waste not, want not: Engineers make use of lost engine heat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2012

Engineers say that 60 percent of the energy used by a gasoline engine is wasted because of thermal losses from exhaust heat and radiator coolant. By contrast, engine friction wastes just 3 percent.... Read More »

8 automakers could set N.A. production records in 2012

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2012

As a group, automakers won't come close to the North American light-vehicle production record set in 2000. But eight automakers are poised to set their own North American output records this year.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2012

The redesigned Malibu's standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. The Eco version, already on sale, has an electric motor that assists a 2.4-liter engine. These supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2012

The C-Max Hybrid, new to Ford's lineup, is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor.These supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

Supplier personnel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2012

Personnel changes for SET Enterprises, International Automotive Components Group, Timken and PPG Industries.... Read More »

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Nissan's Munoz on dealers: 'You grow or you go'

Nissan's Munoz on dealers: 'You grow or you go'

Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz has a tough goal to meet: Raise the combined U.S. market share of Nissan and Infiniti from 8.4 percent to 10 percent by March of 2017.
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