Automotive News Retail News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:00:00 EST Another hole-in-one gives California dealer a second chance http://www.autonews.com/article/20140729/BLOG06/140729839/another-hole-in-one-gives-california-dealer-a-second-chance Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:41:01 EST For eight years, Folsom Lake Kia and Folsom Lake Ford near Sacramento have sponsored charity golf tournaments without anyone ever hitting a hole-in-one. Yet for the second time this year, a golfer has put it in the cup, winning a new car. GM dogged by recalls, lingering dealer disputes in Canada http://www.autonews.com/article/20140729/RETAIL01/307299904/gm-dogged-by-recalls-lingering-dealer-disputes-in-canada Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:34:20 EST A wave of recalls, lingering disputes with dealers after its 2009 bankruptcy, and weak pickup volume are undermining GM's sales in Canada, the company's seventh-biggest market. Italy mulls incentives to boost 'fragile' car market http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140729/ANE/140729853/italy-mulls-incentives-to-boost-fragile-car-market Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:32:20 EST The Italian government is considering offering tax incentives to encourage new car purchases by both private and public sector owners, Transport Minister Maurizio Lupi said. Faurecia increases earnings target http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140729/ANE/140729856/faurecia-increases-earnings-target Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:39:49 EST Faurecia raised its 2014 earnings forecast after first-half profit jumped 21 percent on strong demand in Asia and higher market share in its home region. Tesla's Musk to portray himself on 'The Simpsons' http://www.autonews.com/article/20140729/OEM02/140729847/teslas-musk-to-portray-himself-on-the-simpsons Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:26:40 EST Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will be providing the voice for himself in an episode in the 26th season of 'The Simpsons,' the show's executive producer, Al Jean, said at a recent Comic-Con panel. Toyota plans to name $69,000 fuel-cell vehicle Mirai, report says http://www.autonews.com/article/20140729/OEM04/140729849/toyota-plans-to-name-69000-fuel-cell-vehicle-mirai-report-says Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:59:01 EST Toyota is planning to name its $69,000 fuel-cell car Mirai, the Japanese word for future, a person familiar with the decision told Bloomberg. GKN confident as auto-unit growth offsets currency hit http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140729/ANE/140729852/gkn-confident-as-auto-unit-growth-offsets-currency-hit Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:50:11 EST GKN says it is confident regarding the rest of 2014 after first-half profit at its car parts supply division rose 6 percent, helping to offset the effects of a currency hit. Skoda bets on sporty design to boost Fabia sales http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140729/ANE/140729874/skoda-bets-on-sporty-design-to-boost-fabia-sales Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Skoda has given its Fabia subcompact a more dynamic, sharper and sportier design. The latest-generation Fabia will debut at the Paris auto show in October. Carmakers see Russia's potential, but huge risks remain http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140729/COPY/308019997/carmakers-see-russias-potential-but-huge-risks-remain Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST For General Motors, Ford, Volkswagen, Renault-Nissan and other carmakers, Russia is an emerging market with huge strategic significance. But the risks are there too, and like Russia itself, they are enormous. Honda's summer clearance makes an impression http://www.autonews.com/article/20140729/VIRALVIDEO/307299999/hondas-summer-clearance-makes-an-impression Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Honda's promotion for its summer sales clearance offered the only new video on our viral video list this week, but three videos from Toyota, Jaguar and Ford broke back into the top 10.