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U.S. slaps duties on Chinese tires for cars, light trucks

5:33 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2015

The United States on Friday imposed duties on certain car and light truck tires imported from China after finding they were being dumped at below-market value and unfairly subsidized by Beijing....
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CarMax criticized for selling cars with open recalls

1:45 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2015

CarMax is under attack from consumer activist groups in California after a study found vehicles with open safety recalls for sale at two of its stores in the state....
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Toyota launches $126 million r&d expansion in Michigan

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2015

Toyota broke ground today on the $126 million expansion of its Technical Center in Michigan. The expansion includes a new prototype facility for vehicle development, additions to the powertrain development facility and a supply center. The construction is expected to wrap up in late 2016....
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Aston Martin will decide on new plant in third quarter

June 10, 2015 13:06 CET

Aston Martin will decide on the location of its new plant to build the upcoming DBX crossover in the third quarter, CEO Andy Palmer said. Potential sites in the U.S. and the UK are under consideration, Palmer said....
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Magna, Durr plan new operations in Michigan

3:14 pm U.S. ET | June 10, 2015

A Magna International subsidiary and Durr Systems both have been approved for Michigan state incentives for new operations planned in suburban Detroit....
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Nissan store manager, controller in Ala. charged with fraud to win incentive bonuses

3:50 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2015

The former general manager and controller of an Alabama Nissan dealership are charged with falsely reporting vehicle sales and receiving factory incentive bonuses....
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Ford must invest $3.1 billion more in Michigan for maximum tax credits

1:14 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2015

Ford Motor would need to invest an additional $3.1 billion in Michigan before 2025 to be eligible for the maximum allowed state tax credits under a revised agreement, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said in a statement....
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BMW plans to build an electric SUV in the U.S., report says

June 9, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW plans to build a battery-powered SUV in the U.S. as a rival to the upcoming Tesla Model X, a German business magazine said....
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BLOG: The steep road ahead for Alfa in the U.S.

8:17 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

There is no doubt that Alfa Romeo fans -- the Alfisti -- are passionate in the United States. But there is enough doubt that there are enough of them to bring the brand back to life and meet the automaker's ambitious sales targets after a 20-year absence in the market....
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Tesla gigafactory to get hundreds of Panasonic workers

6:56 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

Panasonic will dispatch hundreds of employees to Tesla's Nevada gigafactory from this fall to get ready to make lithium ion batteries for electric cars at the plant from next year....
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Northwood vacates another campus

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

Northwood University is selling its 31-year-old campus in West Palm Beach, Fla., a year after shutting its residential campus near Dallas. The nation's pre-eminent auto-retailing school is also restructuring its operations to improve revenue. The moves are in part because of recent poor financial results....
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17.78 million! What made May's sales rate spike?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

Auto sales should remain brisk thoughout 2015, but we probably won't see a repeat of May's eye-popping selling rate fo 17.78 million vehicles. Last month's SAAR was inflated by quirks in the calendar and the arcane formula used to calculate the selling rate....
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Honda the big winner in 'Car Wars' this year

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

American Honda will grow its market share in the next four years by picking up the pace of new-product launches, according to the annual “Car Wars” report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch By redesigning about a quarter of its nameplates each year from the 2016 through 2019 model years, the company will have renewed virtually its entire portfolio by the end of the period....
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Ford draws up plans to modernize research, engineering hub

2:15 pm U.S. ET | June 7, 2015

Ford is embarking on a 10-year plan to modernize its research and engineering hub in Dearborn and consolidate the majority of its 26,000 local employees there in reconfigured and updated office and testing space....
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Subaru raising 'brand value' to offset costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2015

The head of Subaru-maker Fuji Heavy Industries says the all-wheel-drive specialist needs to raise its “brand value” to offset the increased costs for green technologies....
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Dow CEO being probed by SEC for allegations of misspending, report says

11:02 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2015

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating allegations that Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris misused company funds for personal benefit, people familiar with the matter told Reuters....
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Texas floods may yield 10,000 damaged vehicles

9:54 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2015

As many as 10,000 vehicles may have been damaged in last month’s catastrophic Texas floods, and some could be resold out of state to unsuspecting buyers, according to a group that works to prevent insurance fraud....
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Average U.S. mpg edges up to 25.5 in May

10:55 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2015

The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the U.S. was up 0.3 mpg in May, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute....
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Federal-Mogul expands powertrain division

11:56 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2015

Federal-Mogul Holdings, the supplier controlled by Wall Street investor Carl Icahn, is moving 140 employees from three operations in Ohio and Michigan to the Detroit suburb of Plymouth Township as part of an expansion of its powertrain division....
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GM plans $119M upgrade of components plant

11:44 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015

General Motors plans to invest $119 million to add new tools and equipment at its components plant in Grand Rapids, Mich., as part of the automaker's plan to spend $5.4 billion on its U.S. operations....
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Can simplified trims and options help Chevy compete in D.C.?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015

General Motors recently began shipping cars and crossovers to Chevrolet dealers in the Washington, D.C., market with a guarantee attached: They'll get 500 bucks for any vehicle that sits on the lot longer than 90 days. But there's a catch: To qualify for the guarantee, dealers must order those vehicles from a short, predetermined list of trim packages and features - ones that GM believes are sweet-spot combinations that will move quickly....
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A123 to double lithium-ion battery capacity

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015

A123 Systems LLC plans to double the manufacturing capacity at its three lithium-ion battery plants in a $200 million investment....
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California bends but doesn't yield on ZEVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2015

Jaguar, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Volvo may be small, but California won't spare them from putting electrified vehicles on the market....
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2 car salesmen rescue trucker from fiery crash in Minn.

1:13 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2015

Two car salesmen from neighboring dealerships in suburban Minneapolis teamed up Wednesday afternoon to save a life....
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Tesla's Texas push runs out of juice

2:34 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2015

Elon Musk has been shut out of the Lone Star state again. For the second time in two years, Tesla Motors is walking away in defeat from Texas after failing to convince lawmakers that it should be allowed to sell its $100,000 electric cars in the state....
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