Automotive News Breaking News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST Ford seeks younger Mustang buyers with tech features http://www.autonews.com/article/20140917/RETAIL03/140919859/ford-seeks-younger-mustang-buyers-with-tech-features Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:44:28 EST The 2015 Ford Mustang arrives in dealerships next month as Ford's most technology-laden pony car yet. The fastback model will arrive first, followed by the convertible later in the fall. Toyota to boost Mexico truck plant capacity by almost 40% http://www.autonews.com/article/20140917/OEM01/140919844/toyota-to-boost-mexico-truck-plant-capacity-by-almost-40 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:50:20 EST As Toyota ponders its first full assembly plant in Mexico, it plans to boost capacity at its existing factory there almost 40 percent to feed demand for trucks. CFPB finds discrimination in auto lending at banks, looks to oversee captives http://www.autonews.com/article/20140917/FINANCE_AND_INSURANCE/140919845/cfpb-finds-discrimination-in-auto-lending-at-banks-looks-to-oversee Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:45:00 EST The nation's consumer finance regulator found discrimination against minority borrowers at several unnamed banks tied to dealer discretion in setting dealer reserve, the share of the customer's interest rate that dealerships earn for negotiating a... Tesla argues New Jersey regulators can't stop direct sales http://www.autonews.com/article/20140917/RETAIL07/140919857/tesla-argues-new-jersey-regulators-cant-stop-direct-sales Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:06:05 EST Tesla Motors, in a court filing submitted Tuesday, argued that New Jersey regulators have no authority to shut down direct sales at the electric-vehicle maker's stores in the state. Guardian automotive glass units to be acquired by Japanese supplier http://www.autonews.com/article/20140917/OEM10/140919852/guardian-automotive-glass-units-to-be-acquired-by-japanese-supplier Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:57:04 EST Japan's Central Glass Company has agreed to purchase the outstanding shares of two automotive units of Guardian Industries, a longtime Detroit area automotive glass supplier with roots dating to the 1930s. Ford and Lincoln get connected with Apple's Siri http://www.autonews.com/article/20140917/OEM06/140919846/ford-and-lincoln-get-connected-with-apples-siri Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:23:14 EST After years of negative customer reviews of its in-car voice-recognition technology, Ford may solve some of its lingering issues by partnering with Automatic Labs. IHS hikes 2014 U.S. auto sales forecast to 16.4 million http://www.autonews.com/article/20140917/RETAIL01/309179947/ihs-hikes-2014-u-s-auto-sales-forecast-to-16-4-million Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:49:21 EST U.S. auto sales, buoyed by increasing consumer confidence and cheap financing, are rising faster than expected and will reach 16.4 million this year and climb to 17.4 million in 2017, consultant IHS Automotive said today. Steelmaker says it can put pickups on a diet http://www.autonews.com/article/20140917/OEM01/140919864/steelmaker-says-it-can-put-pickups-on-a-diet Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:56:24 EST ArcelorMittal has a message for automakers scrambling to hit tougher fuel economy targets that come into effect in 2025: You don't have to make trucks out of aluminum to do it. Audi claims first California autonomous driving permit http://www.autonews.com/article/20140917/OEM06/140919860/audi-claims-first-california-autonomous-driving-permit Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:35:48 EST Volkswagen's Audi unit is the first automaker to receive an autonomous driving permit in California, as new laws in the state governing the process went into effect on Tuesday. Banco Santander acquires Canada's Carfinco for $269 million http://www.autonews.com/article/20140916/FINANCE_AND_INSURANCE/309169936/banco-santander-acquires-canadas-carfinco-for-269-million Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:49:21 EST Banco Santander SA agreed to buy Canadian car-financing company Carfinco Financial Group for about $269 million. %]