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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 States, Europe and other key markets.
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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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GM ignition switch fund receives claims for more than 100 deaths
6:34 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27

A program to compensate victims of crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors vehicles has received claims for 107 deaths as of Tuesday, according to a ...
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GM details plans for SRX, engine production in Tenn.
11:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27 | UPDATED: 8/27/14 11:59 am ET - adds link, photo

General Motors said today it will invest $185 million to make small engines at its Tennessee assembly plant, while relocating production of the next-generation Cadillac S ...
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Anti-UAW workers begin effort to create union at VW Tenn. plant
12:41 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26 | UPDATED: 8/26/14 1:32 pm ET -- adds details

Employees at the Volkswagen AG auto plant in Tennessee are forming a union that is to include hourly and salaried workers, as a counter to the UAW Local 42 that was estab ...
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Ex-Porsche CEO Wiedeking to be tried for VW share manipulation
6:29 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26

Former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking must stand trial over the company's failed bid to use options to acquire Volkswagen, a Stuttgart appeals court ruled. ...
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Ford's Quick Lane brand buys naming rights to Detroit bowl game
10:23 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26 | UPDATED: 8/26/14 12:04 pm ET - adds details

Ford's Quick Lane brand of dealership auto service centers will be sponsoring Detroit's new college football bowl game in December at Ford Field. Members of the Ford fami ...
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Audi awards LG Chem pact for plug-in hybrid batteries
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21

LG Chem says it will supply batteries for Audi's growing lineup of plug-in hybrids. Audi began European sales of its first plug-in hybrid, the A3 Sportback e-tron, in Jun ...
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Honda to modify 12,000 redesigned Fits sold in U.S. to enhance crashworthiness
10:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21 | UPDATED: 8/21/14 3:05 pm ET - adds analyst comment

Honda plans to modify 12,000 redesigned 2015 Fit models in customer hands in the United States following a mid-model-year engineering change that improved the subcompact' ...
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NHTSA launches VIN tool to search for recalls
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20

Car buyers and owners can use a vehicle's identification number to identify open or unrepaired safety recalls with a new search tool released by NHTSA starting today. Con ...
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A123 hires former JCI executive as chief technology officer
7:49 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19

A123 Systems hired former Johnson Controls executive Patrick Hurley as its new chief technology officer. ...
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Toyota makes stronger showing in J.D. Power seat quality study
2:25 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18

Toyota made sizable gains in a JD Power seat quality study, with six of the 21 vehicles recognized for superior seating, two more than last year. Ford's C-Max also had a ...
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Sensata to buy pressure-sensor maker Schrader in $1 billion deal
7:28 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18

Sensata Technologies Holding NV plans to buy Schrader International Inc. from Madison Dearborn Partners LLC for an enterprise value of $1 billion to expand in sensors tha ...
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PRICE WATCH
Falling used-vehicle values threaten recovery
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18

The long-awaited decline in used-vehicle prices has finally arrived, only it may turn out to be steeper drop and a bigger threat to the overall market than almost anyone ...
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U.S. Treasury to cut Ally stake
10:56 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14

The Treasury Department plans to cut its stake in Ally Financial by selling stock on the open market in its first divestiture since the company's initial public offering ...
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Ford to install major solar array, EV chargers at headquarters
10:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14

Ford is tapping DTE Energy to build a solar array at the automaker's world headquarters near Detroit. The solar array will also serve as a parking cover to 360 spaces, eq ...
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Dodge drops 707-hp supercharged Hellcat engine into 2015 Charger SRT
10:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13 | UPDATED: 8/13/14 3:14 pm ET - adds photo gallery, video

Chrysler Group today unveiled its second car that will be powered by its 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat engine, a 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. The four-door per ...
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Toyota: Favorable auto finance climate to continue driving U.S. retail volume
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13

An auto finance environment favorable to many U.S. consumers will continue to provide a tailwind for higher retail auto sales in 2014, a top Toyota executive said Tuesday ...
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Record rainfall in Michigan disrupts Detroit 3 operations
11:38 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12 | UPDATED: 8/12/14 6:40 pm ET - adds details on GM operations

Southeast Michigan experienced record rainfall Monday, causing closures or slowdowns at Ford, General Motors and Chrysler plants and tech centers throughout the area. ...
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TrueCar growing at faster pace than strong U.S. vehicle market
5:41 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 12

TrueCar, the online car-shopping site that went public with its stock in May, is growing its sales and dealer network faster than overall U.S. vehicle sales and faster th ...
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