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T.RAD, Fujikura settle U.S. price-fixing civil litigation

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26
T.RAD and Fujikura are the latest to agree to civil settlements linked the ongoing U.S. criminal antitrust investigation into automotive supplier fixing. ...

Acura, Mercedes, Mazda get top rating in IIHS collision prevention tests

12:29 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26
Acura, Mercedes and Mazda made an impressive showing in the most recent IIHS testing of vehicles with front collision prevention technology. ...

Jeep Grand Cherokee being probed by NHTSA for rollaway risk

11:07 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25
An estimated 408,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees are the subject of a preliminary NHTSA investigation after drivers complained that newer models rolled away after being put in p ...

Lexus rises to No. 1 in customer satisfaction study

UPDATED: 8/25/15 9:30 am ET - corrected, adds details
Lexus overtook Mercedes-Benz to come out on top in a recent U.S. customer satisfaction study while recalls and rising prices across the industry are driving down average ...

GM ignition switch defects tied to 124 deaths, 275 injuries, Feinberg review finds

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 24
Attorney Kenneth Feinberg has completed its review of all 4,000-plus compensation claims related to General Motors' faulty ignition switches. The switches, which prompted ...

Mercedes to hang 3-pointed star on new home of Atlanta Falcons, report says

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 21
Mercedes-Benz is poised to secure the naming rights to a new stadium for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, according to a report. ...

GM recalls Impalas for airbags flaw involving infant seats

12:17 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 21
General Motors is recalling 8,989 Impalas for passenger-side airbags that can fail to turn off if an infant seat is in the front seat. ...

Ford patents autonomous vehicle with 'reconfigurable seats'

12:54 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20
Ford received a U.S. patent on its plans for an “autonomous vehicle with reconfigurable seats” earlier this month. ...

Sleeker 2017 Hyundai Elantra teased in sketch

11:06 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20
Hyundai is trying to stir up excitement for the 2017 Elantra with the release of a teaser sketch of the re-engineered vehicle. ...

GM expands headlight recall to 180,504 more vehicles

11:14 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19
General Motors is expanding a recall of Buicks and Pontiacs with defective low-beam headlights to include 180,504 more vehicles, the automaker said today. ...

Mercedes teases 2017 AMG C63 coupe

UPDATED: 8/19/15 1:00 pm ET - adds photo
Mercedes-Benz released a teaser image and video of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe that features a white vehicle ripping around the sharp curves of a test track, with onl ...

GM recalls 2010 Cobalts for wiring flaw

10:53 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14
General Motors is recalling 73,424 Chevrolet Cobalts for misrouted wiring that can prevent a driver’s side airbag from deploying during a crash. ...

Thousands of vehicles burned in fatal blast at China port

UPDATED: 8/13/15 3:52 pm ET - adds details, links
Thousands of vehicles made by at least four automakers were destroyed by a fiery factory explosion in the Chinese city of Tianjin, Chinese media reported. About 50 deaths ...

U.S. dealership throughput poised for new record in '15, study says

2:39 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 12
The average number of new-vehicle sales per dealership in the U.S. is trending toward another record in 2015 at a projected 945 units per store based on an annualized U.S ...

Mercedes R class production launched at AM General

1:01 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11
AM General today launched production of the Mercedes-Benz R class at its assembly plant in Mishawaka, Ind. The agreement with Mercedes-Benz makes AM General the German au ...

GM fund rejects 5 ignition-switch injury claims

1:47 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 10
Five of the six remaining injury claims in General Motors’ compensation fund for victims of its faulty ignition switches were rejected since the fund’s last u ...

AutoNation's online pilots edge forward

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
AutoNation Inc. says the rollout of AutoNation Express, its online car-selling platform, is ahead of schedule. But the retailer has slowed two key elements of the platfor ...

American Axle Q2 net grows 12%

10:50 am U.S. ET | July 31
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings said today its second-quarter net income increased 12 percent from the year-earlier period to $58.6 million. ...

GM recalls 82,620 Cadillac ATS sedans over sunroof issue

4:49 pm U.S. ET | July 30
General Motors is recalling 82,620 Cadillac ATS sedans and issuing a stop sale on the vehicle for issues with the power sunroof. GM already had recalled 67,000 ATS sedans ...

Mitsubishi Motors' April-June net falls 15%

1:51 pm U.S. ET | July 30
Mitsubishi Motors today said its fiscal first-quarter net income fell 15 percent to 23.99 billion yen, or $195. ...

Ford engine plant reopened after bomb threat

UPDATED: 7/30/15 1:39 pm ET - adds details
Ford's engine plant in suburban Detroit was reopened this afternoon after the first shift was sent home earlier today because of a bomb threat. ...

Tech is a key for new-car marketing, study says

12:50 pm U.S. ET | July 30
Targeting techies is an important marketing strategy for automakers, according to a new study from J.D. Power. The company's 2015 U.S. ...

Average age of U.S. fleet hits record 11.5 years, IHS says

7:00 am U.S. ET | July 29
The average age of light vehicles on the road in the U.S. reached a new all-time high of 11.5 years at the end of 2014, while the total light vehicles in operation hit a ...

Mini issues recall for side impact protection

UPDATED: 7/29/15 3:14 pm ET - adds details
Mini is recalling 30,456 Cooper and Cooper S cars in the U.S. to address poor side impact protection. ...

As dealership sales climb, margins slide

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27
On the surface, second-quarter results from five publicly traded dealership groups last week were solid. But behind the gains lurked a disturbing trend: At all five, prof ...
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Mazda's Wager: Self-driving cars will be ‘disastrous’ for industry

Mazda’s N.A. marketing chief Russell Wager says a lot is at risk in the rush to create self-driving cars – including brands and advertising as we know it.
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