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Jeep first U.S. brand to crack Top 10 in Japan's Car of Year Award

9:51 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16

Jeep has made history by becoming the first brand from the United States to crack the top 10 in this country's Car of the Year Award. The honor came down this week for the Jeep Cherokee, which was tapped as one of the 10 Best Cars for 2014-15. It was a first for any American nameplate.
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Audi tests driverless car technology at 190 mph
11:44 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15

In its effort to bring autonomous-driving technology to the streets, Audi is testing unmanned vehicles at speeds as fast as 305 kilometers (190 miles) per hour. In these ...
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Honda starts audit of injury, death reports to U.S. regulator
4:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15 | UPDATED: 10/16/14 6:47 am ET - adds Honda reaction

Honda asked a third party to determine whether the automaker underreported fatality and injury claims to federal regulators in the United States who are investigating air ...
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THE GM RECALL
GM sued for $10 billion over losses on 27 million recalled cars
1:43 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15

General Motors was hit with its biggest lawsuit so far over serial recalls, brought on behalf of drivers of 27 million vehicles seeking more than $10 billion in compensat ...
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Toyota recalls mount as automaker faces increasing scrutiny
3:07 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15 | UPDATED: 10/15/14 2:19 pm ET - new story

Toyota made its fourth global recall involving more than a million vehicles this year, as the world's largest automaker begins operating with stricter supervision over sa ...
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Colorado Ford, Subaru dealer Carlson in line to become '16 NADA chairman
4:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14 | UPDATED: 10/14/14 5:33 pm ET

The National Automobile Dealers Association chose Colorado dealer Jeff Carlson as its next vice chairman, putting him in line to become chairman after Bill Fox of New Yor ...
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Audi wants $2.5 billion in annual cost cuts to offset tech spending, reports say
9:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8

Audi wants to rein in costs by about $2.5 billion a year to offset surging spending on new technology, according to people familiar with the matter. ...
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Marchionne foresees merger creating a new No. 1 automaker
7:07 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8 | UPDATED: 10/8/14 4:02 pm ET - adds analyst comment

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne sees potential to form a new No. 1 automaker as companies grapple with low returns on the growing amount of money needed t ...
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Chrysler names Harlow to replace Pino atop NAFTA manufacturing
11:42 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7

Chrysler Group has dispatched its Italian-born head of North American manufacturing, Mauro Pino, to Latin America and replaced him with its head of powertrain manufacturi ...
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2014 L.A. AUTO SHOW
Porsche adds 4 GTS variants to 911 lineup for 2015
6:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7

Porsche, feeling the heat from such cars as the redesigned Chevrolet Corvette, is giving the venerable 911 a tune-up for 2015. ...
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Voice controls, electronic assistants can overwhelm drivers, AAA research finds
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7 | UPDATED: 10/7/14 6:29 am ET - corrected

Systems such as Apple's Siri electronic assistant, which automakers started installing in vehicles in 2013, may be as mentally taxing as the buttons and knobs they replac ...
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Special Report
No. 1 store empowers, retains employees

No. 1 store empowers, retains employees

Texas dealer Greg May encourages his staffers to provide input and solve problems on their own. Mon., October 20
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