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Land Rover Discovery Concept's twilight debut
9:38 pm U.S. ET | April 14

Land Rover's Discovery Vision Concept had its world premiere at twilight Monday on the deck of the Intrepid - a mothballed aircraft carrier turned air, sea an ...

Refreshed 2015 Chevy Cruze enhances connectivity, revises styling
8:24 am U.S. ET | April 13
Chevrolet is refreshing the compact Cruze, General Motors' top-selling car in the United States, and adding enhanced connectivity features for 2015. It will be introduced ...

The pony car's first dream team
8:54 am U.S. ET | April 11
A look at the men who came together to envision, design, build and market one of the most successful cars in automotive history. ...

U.S. sales rise 6% as spring momentum builds
8:00 am U.S. ET | April 1 | UPDATED: 4/1/14 5:52 pm ET
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 6 percent to 1.54 million units in March, exceeding analysts' forecasts and signaling the auto industry has shaken off its sluggish start to ...

UAW membership rises for 4th straight year as industry rebounds
1:13 pm U.S. ET | March 29 | UPDATED: 3/29/14 7:54 pm ET - details added
The UAW said its membership rolls expanded by 2.3 percent to 391,415 last year, aided by rising production at the Detroit 3. The tally marked the fourth straight year of ...

For '15 Mustang, deją vu high above Manhattan
1:06 pm U.S. ET | March 25
As the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the Mustang in New York nears, Ford has rediscovered its old marketing playbook. ...

Mother Nature chills showroom traffic, sales
7:00 am U.S. ET | March 3 | UPDATED: 3/3/14 3:43 pm ET
U.S. auto sales were flat in February as rising showroom traffic in recent weeks fueled hope that the industry would finally break out of its three-month, weather-crimped ...

REACTION: 'We're not leaving Chattanooga'
5:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15 | UPDATED: 2/17/2014 8:24 pm ET
A roundup of what labor experts, UAW leaders, union supporters and opponents, and others are saying about the UAW's organizing setback at Volkswagen AG's assembly plant i ...

Union supporters, opponents blanket Chattanooga
10:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13
The closely watched vote by VW workers has attracted attention from national third-party union supporters and opponents, who have blanketed Chattanooga in recent weeks wi ...

King: 'The UAW will be deeply involved'
5:48 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12 | UPDATED: 2/12/14 8:45 pm ET

UAW President Bob King

Voting begins
4:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12

About 1,500 workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., began voting Wednesday on whether to be represented by the UAW. The National Labor Relations Board ...

U.S. sales skid 3% as weather takes toll; SAAR flat at 15.2 million units
8:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 | UPDATED: 2/4/14 8:11 am ET
U.S. light-vehicle sales, dampened by lower fleet shipments and severe winter weather across large chunks of the country, fell 3 percent in January. ...

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Mike Shaw Toyota in Corpus Christi, Texas, struggled to find good used cars. So it started providing free appraisals to service customers and offered to buy their vehicles on the spot. Mon., April 14
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