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GM Lordstown plant faces strike threat from UAW locals

3:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016

UAW locals 1112 and 1714, which represent GM workers who produce the Chevrolet Cruze in Lordstown, Ohio, are seeking authorization to strike if problems in local contract negotiations persist....
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GM, Toyota idle plants for winter storm as East Coast braces for heavy snow

10:19 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016

General Motors and Toyota halted production at their Kentucky plants today as the auto industry braces for the potential impact of Winter Storm Jonas....
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GM creates Maven car-sharing brand

Jan. 21, 2016 10:57 CET

General Motors is folding car-sharing services in Germany and the U.S. into a unit called Maven....
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VW supplier Bosch defends diesel technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Bosch, a key supplier of diesel components, says the technology has a future in the U.S. market, despite the troubles stemming from Volkswagen's emissions-cheating scandal....
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LOST YEAR

Volkswagen's efforts to clear diesel cloud sputter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

A full four months into a crisis that has cast it a cheater, polluter and corporate villain, Volkswagen appears to be backsliding in its stated aim of regaining trust and credibility with consumers, dealers and regulators....
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A Rogue mission: Foil the Escape

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

This year, Nissan North America chief Jose Munoz says, the Rogue has a good chance to climb one more rung on the compact crossover ladder by overtaking the Ford Escape....
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Audi unhurt, undaunted by diesel crisis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Armed with fresh product in critical luxury segments, Audi is readying itself for another market-beating year, even as parent company Volkswagen trudges through its diesel crisis....
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Nissan aims to eclipse Honda sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Nissan trails the smaller Honda in sales at home in Japan and in the U.S. But this year, Nissan hopes to finally pass Honda in America, says Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz....
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Plastic Omnium sees N.A. growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Plastic Omnium has a $650 million bet that the U.S. car market hasn't topped out yet - and could add more. Plastic Omnium CEO Laurent Burelle said he may add another bumper plant in North America in addition to the factories in the works if talks with potential customers prove fruitful....
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BEST PRACTICES

Managers monitor calls to save business

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Since Phillips Chevrolet in northern Illinois started requiring managers to listen to at least one employee-customer phone call a day, 10 to 15 customer experiences a month in sales or service have been saved. The two stores' customer satisfaction scores also have risen by about 20 percent....
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As sales lose sizzle, is industry prepared?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2016

After six years of rapidly rising car sales, the road ahead for the U.S. auto industry is going to be much tougher. Sales may set another record in 2016, but the rate of growth will almost certainly fall to the low single digits, and that may only come by squeezing margins....
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U.S. says talks will continue to reach VW diesel emissions fix

Jan. 14, 2016 09:31 CET

U.S. environmental officials said talks will continue with Volkswagen aimed at reaching an agreement on a fix for nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles that emit up to 40 times legally allowable limits....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW CEO Mueller's pride sets him up for a fall

5:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

The air of self-confidence that convinced the Volkswagen Group's board that company veteran Matthias Mueller had what it takes to lead the 12-brand automotive giant came back to haunt him in an unpolished interview with a U.S. radio station....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW CEO Mueller's pride sets him up for a fall

5:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

The air of self-confidence that convinced the Volkswagen Group's board that company veteran Matthias Mueller had what it takes to lead the 12-brand automotive giant came back to haunt him in an unpolished interview with a U.S. radio station....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW CEO faces crucial meeting after California board rejects diesel fix

Jan. 13, 2016 10:57 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller faces a crucial meeting today with U.S. regulators to discuss ways out of the emissions-cheating crisis, a day after California rejected VW's initial proposed diesel engine fix, calling it "incomplete."...
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RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: Nissan's Munoz touts investment by megadealer Terry Taylor

2:40 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Nissan came under fire from some of its dealers recently, but Jose Munoz, chief of Nissan North America, says all the big groups that have invested in Nissan and Infiniti dealerships lately speak for themselves....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW says 6.7 billion euros is enough to cover diesel fixes

Jan. 12, 2016 11:11 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the automaker expects 6.7 billion euros ($7.28 billion) will be enough to cover fixes for about 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide involved in an emissions cheating scandal....
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Volkswagen's diesel fix plan rejected by Calif. regulators

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The California Air Resources Board said it rejected Volkswagen AG's plan to fix 2.0-liter diesel cars with software that allow them to emit up to 40 times legally allowable pollution....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW will propose new catalytic converter to fix U.S. cars, Mueller says

Jan. 11, 2016 11:36 CET

Volkswagen will propose to U.S. authorities a new catalytic converter system that could be fitted to about 430,000 cars capable of cheating diesel emissions tests, CEO Matthias Mueller said....
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Mazda moving its U.S. headquarters, but not far

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Mazda, which has maintained a U.S. headquarters in Southern California since 1970, is joining the parade of automakers and brands that have decided to move their headquarters. But it’s not going very far -- or even leaving town....
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German carmakers see steady U.S. sales in 2016

Jan. 11, 2016 14:24 CET

U.S. sales from German carmakers including Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW may hold steady this year, the VDA auto industry association said, although it acknowledged that it was not yet possible to see the full consequences of VW's diesel emissions crisis....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW CEO apologizes for emissions cheat, says U.S. still 'core' market

Jan. 11, 2016 11:07 CET

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller said the automaker is sticking to investment plans and continues to view the U.S. as a core market, ahead of critical meetings this week with government officials over its admission that it rigged emission tests....
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Is 2016 Jag's turn to soar?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Jaguar Land Rover North America CEO Joe Eberhardt says that two compacts, the F-Pace crossover and the XE sedan, will boost Jaguar sales dramatically this year....
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2015 sales scoreboard

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

U.S. light-vehicle sales hit a new high of 17.5 million in 2015, so the industry is no longer simply bouncing back from the Great Recession. It's all the way back and then some. Let's run through some numbers from a record year....
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VW CEO Mueller to hold high-level talks in Washington on emissions scandal

Jan. 7, 2016 18:00 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller will meet with the top U.S. environmental regulator next week, the highest-level talks since the automaker admitted to using software to evade emissions requirements. Mueller also plans visits to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers....
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