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Bentley may add a fifth model after SUV launch

9:51 am U.S. ET | July 24

Bentley may add a fifth model to its lineup after it launches an SUV in 2016, CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said. The new model could be a two-seat sports car or a larger model slotted between the Continental GT coupe and Mulsanne sedan.
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Fiat investors urged to vote against Chrysler merger
2:59 pm U.S. ET | July 23

Proxy advisor ISS has recommended that Fiat investors vote against a cross-border merger of the Italian carmaker and its U.S. unit Chrysler at a meeting on Aug. 1, saying ...
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Marchionne says Fiat Chrysler tie-up with VW was never on agenda
6:27 am U.S. ET | July 23 | UPDATED: 7/23/14 7:48 am ET -- adds comments

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne quashed all speculation of a possible tie-up with Volkswagen Group today, saying the idea had never been on the agenda. ...
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Nissan to add L.A. to 'No Charge to Charge' Leaf promotion
4:01 pm U.S. ET | July 23

Nissan said today it will add Los Angeles to its “No Charge to Charge” promotion for the Leaf electric vehicle on Aug. 15. ...
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Metals and plastics company NN to buy supplier Autocam in $300 million deal
11:23 am U.S. ET | July 22

A Tennessee metals and plastics company said it has agreed to acquire auto parts supplier Autocam in a deal valued at $300 million. ...
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Chrysler recalls older Jeep Commanders and Grand Cherokees for ignition switch
4:15 pm U.S. ET | July 22

Chrysler Group will recall as many as 792,300 2006-07 Jeep Commanders and 2005-06 Jeep Grand Cherokees globally to fix ignition switches that could be knocked out of the ...
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Kia in talks to open $1.5 billion Mexico assembly plant, report says
6:52 pm U.S. ET | July 22 | UPDATED: 7/22/14 7:09 pm ET - details added

Kia is in talks with Mexico to open a new auto assembly plant worth at least $1.5 billion, officials from Nuevo Leon's state government told Reuters. The factory, which s ...
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Tesla asks hackers at Beijing contest to report vulnerabilities
8:26 am U.S. ET | July 16

Tesla Motors, whose Model S sedan is the target of a hacking contest in Beijing starting today, said it will investigate and rectify any vulnerabilities discovered as a r ...
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Owners of 8 N.J. dealerships settle claims of deceptive practices for $1.8 million
3:14 pm U.S. ET | July 15

Eight dealerships in New Jersey owned by Carmelo and Ignazio Giuffre have reached a $1.8 million settlement with the state's Division of Consumer Affairs. ...
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Mulally joins Google board
4:16 pm U.S. ET | July 15 | UPDATED: 7/15/14 9:14 pm ET

Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally has joined the board of directors of Google as the technology giant ramps up development of autonomous light vehicles. ...
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Toyota's massive engine overhaul
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14

Toyota, after long neglecting the internal combustion engine in favor of hybrids, is preparing a sweeping powertrain makeover. ...
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Jay Leno, Jeb Bush to keynote 2015 NADA convention
2:03 pm U.S. ET | July 14

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will be among the keynote speakers at the 2015 National Automobile Dealers Associatio ...
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Infiniti lures BMW exec to head global operations
July 8, 2014 12:49 CET

Infiniti has named longtime BMW executive Gaby-Luise Wuest as its head of global operations. Wuest succeeds Francois Goupil de Bouille, who has been appointed Infiniti's ...
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U.S. auto recalls smash single-year record with 6 months to go
12:49 pm U.S. ET | July 8

Automakers this year have already recalled more vehicles in the United States than in any other year on record. NHTSA says U.S. recalls total 37.5 million cars to date, t ...
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Bill Ford predicts 'radical transformation' of auto industry
1:16 pm U.S. ET | July 8

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford sees a bright -- albeit remodeled -- future for the automotive industry, according to an op-ed story he authored in The Wall Street Jour ...
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THE GM RECALL
Delphi CEO summoned to Capitol Hill on GM recall
4:01 pm U.S. ET | July 8

Delphi Automotive, which supplied the faulty ignition switch at the center of General Motors' safety crisis, will join GM on Capitol Hill's hot seat. ...
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Kia confirms interest in Mexico assembly plant
3:37 pm U.S. ET | July 7

Kia has confirmed that it's considering putting its next overseas assembly plant in Mexico. A statement from the company last week was its first official acknowledgement ...
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Detroit 3 to shorten, eliminate summer break at some plants
3:45 pm U.S. ET | July 7

Summer vacation will be shortened or won't come at all for some Detroit 3 assembly plants in the United States as light truck and SUV sales continue to heat up. ...
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Hyundai sued in S. Korea after overstating fuel efficiency of Santa Fe
7:12 am U.S. ET | July 7

Hyundai was sued by consumers in its home market after the nation's transport ministry said the company overstated the fuel efficiency of one of its models. ...
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Special Report
Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
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