Automotive News Breaking News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:00:00 EST Ford wins dismissal in U.S. of claims it aided apartheid http://www.autonews.com/article/20140828/OEM/308289948/ford-wins-dismissal-in-u-s-of-claims-it-aided-apartheid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:19:21 EST Ford won dismissal of a lawsuit claiming the company aided South Africa's apartheid regime, with a judge saying it couldn't be sued in the U.S. over actions of their units overseas. Automakers still dogged by Bluetooth glitches, Power study finds http://www.autonews.com/article/20140828/OEM06/140829869/automakers-still-dogged-by-bluetooth-glitches-power-study-finds Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:03:27 EST Bluetooth technology aims to leave drivers hands-free, but some drivers end up connection-free, according to a study of multimedia quality and satisfaction released today. Toyota targets shoppers with location-based mobile ad tool http://www.autonews.com/article/20140828/RETAIL03/140829868/toyota-targets-shoppers-with-location-based-mobile-ad-tool Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:08:02 EST Toyota is using a location-based mobile ad tool to supercharge its annual clearance sale. Global price-fixing crackdown threatens supply chain's 'business model' http://www.autonews.com/article/20140828/OEM10/140829870/global-price-fixing-crackdown-threatens-supply-chains-business-model Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:58:04 EST As antitrust regulators, most recently in China, go after auto suppliers in what has become a worldwide probe into price fixing, a longtime "business model" in the supply chain is now in danger, says an automotive purchasing executive. Transmission parts supplier to invest $42 million in Mich. plant http://www.autonews.com/article/20140828/OEM10/140829871/transmission-parts-supplier-to-invest-42-million-in-mich-plant Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:21:38 EST Transform Automotive is expanding in Michigan after landing a new contract to build transmissions parts. Deepening rivalries test German luxury car dominance http://www.autonews.com/article/20140828/COPY01/308289952/deepening-rivalries-test-german-luxury-car-dominance Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST As German premium brands lose their exclusivity in a chase for volume, revived premium brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo and Maserati are challenging the luxury-car market dominance of BMW, Audi and Mercedes. Ford launches '15 Mustang output in Michigan http://www.autonews.com/article/20140828/OEM01/140829880/ford-launches-15-mustang-output-in-michigan Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Ford today officially launched production of the redesigned Mustang at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Mich. With the 2015 model, Ford is making the Mustang to suit global tastes for the first time. Kia wants to sell 270,000 Sorento SUVs globally in 2015 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140828/COPY01/308289976/kia-wants-to-sell-270000-sorento-suvs-globally-in-2015 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:05:50 EST Kia unveiled its redesigned Sorento, saying it aims to sell 270,000 units of the SUV globally next year as the automaker seeks to maintain its momentum in the United States, Europe and other key markets. GM plans to move some Chevy Equinox assembly to Mexico, report says http://www.autonews.com/article/20140828/OEM01/140829874/gm-plans-to-move-some-chevy-equinox-assembly-to-mexico-report-says Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:30:26 EST General Motors and the UAW on Wednesday trumpeted the news that production of the Cadillac SRX would be shifted from Mexico to Tennessee, but Reuters has learned that GM also plans to move some other assembly work in the opposite direction. Lear agrees to buy leather supplier Eagle Ottawa in $850 million deal http://www.autonews.com/article/20140827/OEM10/140829881/lear-agrees-to-buy-leather-supplier-eagle-ottawa-in-850-million-deal Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:54:41 EST Lear agreed to buy automotive leather supplier Eagle Ottawa in a deal valued at $850 million that aims to strengthen the company's global seating business. %]