AN Daily E-mail -- WEDNESDAY
Mercedes-Benz launches 'Timeless' Federer ads for U.S. OpenWed, 24, Aug 2016
As the U.S. Open tennis tournament nears, Mercedes-Benz is teaming with one of the game's all-time greats in a humorous ad campaign. “Timeless” features the Mercedes SL and Roger Federer -- in multiple forms.
France denies it omitted elements in Renault emissions reportWed, 24, Aug 2016
France's Environment Ministry denied it had omitted key elements concerning some Renault cars in a report on vehicle pollution it commissioned following the Volkswagen emissions scandal last year.
Instrument cluster supplier to occupy part of former Jeep plant site in ToledoWed, 24, Aug 2016
Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC broke ground on a 102,000-square-foot factory on the former Jeep plant site in Toledo that will produce instrument clusters for the next generation Jeep Wrangler.
Ford to recall 114,000 vehicles worldwide to fix fuel-pump issue, power windowsWed, 24, Aug 2016
Ford said it was recalling about 91,000 vehicles in North America to replace faulty fuel-pump parts that could potentially cause a car to stall without warning. Ford also said it was recalling 23,150 Ford Escape SUVs from the 2017 model year to update power-window software.
VW said to pay nearly $15 million compensation to supplier to end standoffWed, 24, Aug 2016
VW will compensate Prevent Group as part of a deal to end a supply dispute that stopped Golf and Passat production in Germany, sources said. The agreed-upon figure is $14.7 million, a German newspaper reported.
Daimler adopts Silicon Valley tactics to counter new rivalsWed, 24, Aug 2016
Daimler is embracing Silicon Valley management techniques in a drive to speed up decision making, empower staff and fend off new rivals such as electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors.
Borgward turns to Daimler again to fill top engineering rolesWed, 24, Aug 2016
Borgward, the German brand being revived with Chinese backing, has once again tapped former Daimler executives in its latest round of management hiring.
Kia gives new Rio a sporty lookWed, 24, Aug 2016
Kia is giving its Rio subcompact hatchback a sporty look to help it compete better against rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 208.
Consumer interest in automotive technology, safety is growing, survey showsWed, 24, Aug 2016
As the list of available automotive tech features gets longer, consumer interest in such features has reflected advancements, a new survey shows.
VW's crippling supplier feud shows limits of cost-cutting pushWed, 24, Aug 2016
Volkswagen Group's agreement to end a standoff with a resistant supplier shows the limits of the automaker's push to reduce spending in the wake of record fines over its emissions-cheating scandal.
Lamborghini sees worldwide sales doubling by 2019 after SUV launchWed, 24, Aug 2016
Lamborghini expects to at least double annual production to 7,000 vehicles by 2019 once it rolls out its new SUV, CEO Stefano Domenicali said. The VW Group brand will cap annual production of its sports cars at 3,500 units to maintain exclusivity.
Louisiana floods close or disrupt 60-80 dealershipsWed, 17, Aug 2016
Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association President Will Green said the 60 to 80 dealerships in flooded areas are primarily working through staff shortages because of employees who can't physically make it to the store or are dealing with the loss of their own homes or vehicles.