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GM has substantially completed vehicle recalls, Barra says

40 new vehicles planned in India, international markets
9:06 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11

General Motors has “substantially completed” its vehicle recalls, CEO Mary Barra said. “We're working hard to make sure that as new vehicles come out, they achieve even higher levels” of quality and safety, Barra told reporters in New Delhi today.
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Mercedes reorganizes manufacturing operations to reduce costs
Sept. 10, 2014 11:44 CET

Mercedes is reorganizing its manufacturing operations away from a production network controlled by individual factories to a leaner system centered around vehicle archite ...
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Visteon board considers splitting company in two, reports say
11:35 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10

Visteon is exploring a plan to split into two companies, one focused on electronics and the other on climate controls, people familiar with the matter said. ...
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Toyota scouting Mexico for assembly plant, reports say
2:50 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10

Toyota, the last of the world's major automakers without a full assembly plant in Mexico, is scouting the country for possible factory sites, two people with direct knowl ...
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Musk anticipates another Tesla-Toyota project in 2-3 years
6:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company and Toyota could team on another “significant” joint project in two or three years, and at higher volumes than the soon-t ...
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Hyundai taps actor Paul Rudd as new U.S. pitchman
6:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8 | UPDATED: 9/9/14 6:30 am ET - adds details

Hyundai, in a push to appeal to younger buyers in the United States, has selected actor Paul Rudd as the brand's new celebrity pitchman. ...
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ZF restarts talks with Bosch to ease TRW purchase, report says
4:39 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4

ZF is restarting talks to exit its joint venture with Bosch, sources said, as it seeks to clear the way for its takeover of TRW Automotive. ZF is seeking to sell its half ...
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CarMax recruiting for more than 1,000 jobs
6:33 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3

CarMax said it is recruiting for more than 1,000 positions to fill across the country. The used-car retailer said in a statement Wednesday it is offering full- and part-t ...
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Icahn-controlled Federal-Mogul to split into two public companies
9:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3

Carl Icahn-controlled auto supplier Federal-Mogul Holdings said today it plans to split its two business units into two publicly-traded companies. ...
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Tesla says it didn't violate Georgia regulations
9:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2

Tesla Motors, facing a challenge from Georgia dealerships over how it sells cars, said claims made in a petition filed on behalf of auto retailers in the state that it br ...
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GM, museum to restore 3 of 8 prized 'Vettes damaged by sinkhole
12:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 30

GM and the National Corvette Museum will restore three of eight prized Chevrolet Corvettes damaged in February when they tumbled into a giant sinkhole that developed bene ...
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Kia wants to sell 270,000 Sorento SUVs globally in 2015
4:05 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28

Kia unveiled its redesigned Sorento, saying it aims to sell 270,000 units of the SUV globally next year as the automaker seeks to maintain its momentum in the United Stat ...
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GM plans to move some Chevy Equinox assembly to Mexico, report says
6:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28

General Motors and the UAW on Wednesday trumpeted the news that production of the Cadillac SRX would be shifted from Mexico to Tennessee, but Reuters has learned that GM ...
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