Automotive News Automaker News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:00:00 EST Ghosn sees 'bright spots' for carmakers as sales grow in U.S., China http://www.autonews.com/article/20140416/COPY01/304169923/ghosn-sees-bright-spots-for-carmakers-as-sales-grow-in-u-s-china Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:23:41 EST Global carmakers will see rising demand this year as sales in China and the United States expand and Europe starts to grow again, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said. Scion charts new lineup for U.S. http://www.autonews.com/article/20140416/OEM04/140419848/scion-charts-new-lineup-for-u-s Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:37:33 EST Toyota's Scion brand, struggling to boost sales with aged products, plans to replace three of its five nameplates in the United States over a two-year period starting in 2015. U.S. senators press Delphi for answers on recalled GM cars http://www.autonews.com/article/20140416/OEM11/140419840/u-s-senators-press-delphi-for-answers-on-recalled-gm-cars Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:46:13 EST Lawmakers probing how GM used faulty ignition switches in many vehicles are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive. Toyota overhauls Camry in bid to make it 'best we've ever built' http://www.autonews.com/article/20140416/OEM04/140419866/toyota-overhauls-camry-in-bid-to-make-it-best-weve-ever-built Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:30:00 EST Toyota, fighting to extend the Camry's 12-year reign as the best-selling car in the United States, showered its flagship sedan with superlatives as it unveiled a new edition today. Fields sees Ford Europe growth, eyes break-even by mid-decade http://www.autonews.com/article/20140416/OEM02/140419855/fields-sees-ford-europe-growth-eyes-break-even-by-mid-decade Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:19:38 EST Ford is sticking with its forecast for a smaller loss in Europe this year and break-even by 2015 even as the company sees signs of growth, COO Mark Fields said today. Fields sees Ford Europe growth, eyes break-even by mid-decade http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140416/ANE/304169936/fields-sees-ford-europe-growth-eyes-break-even-by-mid-decade Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:19:38 EST Ford is sticking with its forecast for a smaller loss in Europe this year and break-even by 2015 even as the company sees signs of growth, COO Mark Fields said. GM rejected better ignition part in 2001 to save money, safety advocates say http://www.autonews.com/article/20140416/OEM11/140419859/gm-rejected-better-ignition-part-in-2001-to-save-money-safety Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:36:51 EST General Motors chose not to use a more robust ignition-switch part in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars while they were being designed, a decision that may have led to deaths, safety advocates said. Mazda throws a big birthday party for Miata http://www.autonews.com/article/20140416/BLOG06/140419893/mazda-throws-a-big-birthday-party-for-miata Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Mazda is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata -- the roadster that has come to define the automaker's engineering DNA -- with an historic display at the New York auto show this week. Hyundai goes mild with 2015 Sonata makeover http://www.autonews.com/article/20140416/OEM04/140419864/hyundai-goes-mild-with-2015-sonata-makeover Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 EST Hyundai is tweaking the recipe that made the Sonata one of the industry's hottest mid-sized sedans in recent years with a makeover for 2015 that is more mild than spicy. Why the Mustang II should get its due http://www.autonews.com/article/20140416/BLOG06/140419880/why-the-mustang-ii-should-get-its-due Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST One member of the Mustang family won't have a very high-profile role at this week's 50th anniversary celebrations: the 1974-78 Mustang II.