Manufacturing

Honda invests $340 million in Ohio for fuel-efficient cars

8:50 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015
Honda will invest $340 million to build fuel-efficient, gasoline engines in Ohio, as it plans a slate of new electric cars in a push for more vehicles with lower emissions....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Suppliers learn to innovate quickly

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015
From Tesla to the Google driverless car to the aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 pickup to active safety systems that promise zero fatalities, the auto industry is changing at an unprecedented pace. For auto suppliers, that means relentless pressure to innovate at warp speed....
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GM to crank up production of Escalades amid tight supplies

12:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Cadillac is boosting production of its Escalade SUV amid strong demand for the redesigned truck, which rolled out last spring....
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Local Motors brings its 3-D car factory to Detroit

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
In rectangular space on the Detroit auto show floor about the size of an extended van, Local Motors is using a 3-D printer to create the body of its Strati car in about 44 hours. In a few days, the Strati, which means "layers" in Italian, will be assembled and drivable....
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Volvo sees two new sedans helping it rebuild U.S. sales

5:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Volvo debuted two new sedans today: its Chinese-made S60 Inscription and S60 Cross Country....
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Marchionne says industry may have over-reacted on recalls

12:11 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne today said incentive spending in the United States is not excessive and that the industry may have over-reacted on recalls....
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Pohanka body shops sold to repair chain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
A major body shop chain has acquired Pohanka Collision Centers, a 12-store auto body shop group in Maryland and Virginia affiliated with Pohanka Automotive Group. Body shops are being bought and bundled to get more business from insurance companies and to control rapidly escalating capital costs....
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EDITORIAL

A 'world car' that works for buyers and automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
The concept of a "world car" has been an elusive goal for decades, with lots of false starts....
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Q&A

Honeywell sees hot turbo growth ahead

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Honeywell Transportation Systems, the leading turbocharger supplier with an estimated 34 percent share of the global market, foresees big gains for the performance-boosting, carbon-emissions-reducing technology, especially in the U.S. and China. Terrence Hahn, 48, CEO of the Switzerland-based business unit of Honeywell International Inc., shared his views on the sector with Automotive News Europe Managing Editor Douglas A. Bolduc....
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JCI battery powers vehicle stop-start systems

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Johnson Controls Inc. has developed a small lithium ion battery that boosts the efficiency of vehicle stop-start systems. The battery is about the size of a tissue box and weighs around 9 pounds....
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Q&A

BMW moves top tech from i3, i8 into mainstream vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
BMW wants its mainstream models to benefit quickly from the cutting-edge technology offered in its i3 and i8, such as carbon fiber construction and high-performance, low-CO2 powertrains. BMW brand sales boss Ian Robertson explained the company's strategy to Automotive News Europe Editor Luca Ciferri....
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Jaguar Land Rover targets record 500,000 global sales in 2015

Jan. 12, 2015 03:13 CET
Jaguar Land Rover is counting on new models such as the Jaguar XE sedan and Land Rover Discovery Sport to help it boost sales to a record of more than 500,000 vehicles in 2015....
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Volvo mulls U.S. plant; Chinese-made 'strategic flagship' may be exported to U.S., report says

1:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015
Volvo is considering building an assembly plant in the United States and also may export a "strategic flagship" sedan made in China to the US, people familiar with the Chinese-owned automaker's plans told Reuters....
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FCA's planned 90-day Windsor shutdown could squeeze dealer supplies of minivans

4:41 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2015
A planned three-month shutdown of Fiat Chrysler Automobile's Windsor, Ontario, assembly plant starting in mid-February could leave dealers scrambling to find minivans. But Reid Bigland, the automaker's head of US sales as well as the head of FCA Canada, said dealers will have sufficient inventory during the shutdown to prepare for the next-generation Chrysler Town & Country....
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Viper to offer new one-of-one customization options in Feb.

11:21 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2015
Dodge will begin offering “one-of-one” customized Vipers next month to customers, complete with a personalized name tag embossed into the instrument panel. The custom Vipers will be available in a new GTC trim level in more than 25 million unique build combinations, Dodge said in a statement....
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Jeep drivers still dying in gas tank fires 18 months into recall

6:10 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2015
Eighteen months into a recall of Jeeps with exploding gas tanks, drivers of the affected models are still dying and more than 1 million of the vehicles remain unfixed....
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Honda agrees to pay $70 million in U.S. fines for under-reporting death, injury claims

12:33 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2015
Honda agreed to pay a record $70 million in fines and submit to stricter oversight for failing to tell the US government about warranty claims and more than 1,700 injuries and deaths linked to potential defects in its cars....
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Mexico's light-vehicle output, exports hit record in 2014

8:29 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2015
Mexico's light-vehicle output in 2014 rose 10 percent from 2013 to a record 3.22 million units, while exports increased 9 percent to an all-time high of 2.64 million vehicles, a trade group said....
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Subaru recalls 200,000 U.S. vehicles second time for brake line fix

10:05 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2015
Subaru of America is recalling nearly 200,000 vehicles for a second time in the United States to fix brake lines that may leak fluid due to corrosion from salty, wintery roads, which could lead to longer stopping distances and increase the risk of a crash....
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JCI to unveil battery just for vehicle stop-start systems

6:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2015
Johnson Controls has developed a small lithium ion battery for use only by vehicle stop-start systems. The battery is about the size of a tissue box and weighs around 9 pounds....
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Takata stock rises after lender expresses support

6:33 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2015
Shares in Takata, the maker of airbags that led to millions of vehicle recalls by global carmakers, rose to the highest price in more than two months as a major lender said it would support the troubled supplier should it fail....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for January

Jan. 7, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why Jaguar expects 2015 to be a record-breaking year....
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BMW's iDrive will add touch screen, gesture recognition

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015
BMW plans to add touch-screen and gesture recognition to its next-generation iDrive human-machine interface. The enhanced technology is designed to increase the user friendliness of commands to operate navigation, infotainment and smartphones for the driver and front passenger....
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Obama plans visit to Ford plant near Detroit

11:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015
President Obama is scheduled to visit the Detroit area on Wednesday and visit a Ford assembly plant to talk about the auto industry’s successes in the five years since his administration rescued General Motors and Chrysler Group....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

A million Jeeps in 2014 means Marchionne has some hard choices to make

11:26 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015
One million. That big, round, Doctor Evil-loving, base-ten global sales number has blasted any remaining doubt that 2014 was the Jeep brand's year of the century....
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