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Cimarrons, class and 'how I roll': De Nysschen riffs, quips

Johan de Nysschen, the ousted head of Cadillac who helped Volkswagen AG's Audi brand achieve U.S. prominence a decade ago and later steered Infiniti, has been one of the auto industry's most outspoken executives.

CDK Global buys digital agency Progressus Media

CDK Global has acquired Progressus Media, provider of mobile advertising services for dealerships and automotive marketing companies, for an undisclosed amount -- a move that bolsters the software giant's advertising...

Shop talk

What are you doing this year to reduce the time and cost of reconditioning vehicles in your shop?

FTC warns against warranty-voiding policies

Hyundai Motor America was one of six companies selling cars, cellphones and video gaming systems which received FTC warning letters about illegal warranty-voiding practices.

Federal-Mogul's long history grew bumpy in recent years

After a long and sometimes checkered history of navigating asbestos litigation and bankruptcy, and struggling to regain profitability, longtime auto supplier Federal-Mogul is slated to be acquired by Tenneco in a deal valued...

Vishnu Sundaram

UPDATED: 4/12/18 9:52 am ET - correction

  • Age: 35

  • Title: Vice president of telematics, Harman International

Jennifer Marrocco

  • Age: 40

  • Title: Executive director of program excellence, Adient

Brianna Leonard

  • Age: 38

  • Title: Vice president, program management and quality, Harman...

Griffin Brown

  • Age: 40

  • Title: Vice president of FCA customer group, Adient

Racism suit filed against Chevy dealership in Conn.

UPDATED: 4/5/18 1:50 pm ET - adds copy of lawsuit

A former employee sued Lee Partyka Chevrolet in Connecticut, alleging the general manager fired him for complaining about a hostile work environment based on race.

Longtime GM economist Mustafa Mohatarem plans to retire

Longtime chief economist at General Motors, Mustafa Mohatarem, has announced his retirement and is succeeded by Elaine Buckberg, who assumed her new duties April 1.

U.S. judge clears $850 million Takata restitution plan

UPDATED: 4/4/18 1:50 pm ET - adds court documents

A federal judge in Michigan greenlighted a plan on Tuesday to dole out $850 million to automakers from Takata's restitution fund, court documents show.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Ford Escape flounder in passenger-side crash testing

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and 2018 Ford Escape floundered in the latest batch of passenger-side crash testing evaluations carried out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Mazda puts consumers first in 'Feel Alive' campaign

Consumers are the centerpiece of Mazda's new "Feel Alive" advertising campaign as the company tries to reposition itself as a fan-first brand.

UAW: Membership up by 15,000 in '17

Total membership in the UAW rose 3.6 percent year-over-year to 430,871 in 2017, marking the eighth consecutive year that the union saw an increase in total membership, according to an annual filing with the U.S.

Honda to idle Accord output for 11 days over 4 months in Ohio

Honda plans to freeze production of the 2018 Honda Accord at its Marysville, Ohio, plant for 11 days over the next four months, in response to sluggish U.S. sales and swollen inventories.

UAW says it gained almost 15,000 members in 2017

Total membership in the UAW rose by 15,000 workers to 430,871 in 2017, marking the eighth consecutive year that the union saw an increase in total membership.

Probe underway into death at BMW paint shop in S.C.

UPDATED: 3/29/2018 10:03 am ET -- adds name of deceased

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation into an accidental death at the paint shop in BMW's assembly plant in South Carolina.

Mitsubishi North America COO Don Swearingen to retire in June

Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi Motors North America's COO who helped drive the niche Japanese brand back to profitability, is retiring effective June 1.

Reinvigorated Mitsubishi goes big in new Eclipse Cross campaign

UPDATED: 3/20/18 2:28 pm ET - adds video

Mitsubishi has returned to network TV in its biggest marketing push in over a decade -- one that features the 2018 Eclipse Cross and underscores the brand's renewed commitment to the crossover market.

How ultraluxury buyers use leasing

Leasing has always appealed to luxury-vehicle buyers more than to mass-market ones, and a look at financing in the luxury segment shows why.

Auto veteran Jim O'Sullivan joins AI firm's board

UPDATED: 3/19/18 10:35 am ET - corrected

Jim O'Sullivan, the retired CEO of Mazda North American Operations, has been named a board member of LotLinx, a digital marketing company.

GM looks for an encore from Brycz

The new head of global human resources will serve a critical role at an organization that's trying to balance its industrial heft and heritage with a Silicon Valley-style agility.

Kiekert readies smarter latches for autonomous driving

German supplier Kiekert believes autonomous vehicles will need smarter doors.

FCA recalls more than 270,000 Rams in U.S. to stop fuel tanks from sagging

FCA is recalling more than 270,000 older-model pickups in the United States following a company-issued report that said the bracket in certain vehicles could corrode and cause the fuel tank to sag.

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