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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 ...

Sonic President Scott Smith named CEO

UPDATED: 7/28/15 12:17 pm ET - adds statement
Sonic Automotive is shuffling some executive positions, naming its co-founder Scott Smith to the post of CEO, effective immediately, the company said in a statement today ...

GM fund approves 3 more serious-injury claims

UPDATED: 7/27/15 12:04 pm ET - corrected
Three more serious injuries have been linked to General Motors defective ignition switches, the office of attorney Kenneth Feinberg said. ...

Hot wheels: Blue-green, deep red, sparking gold on horizon

3:30 pm U.S. ET | July 24
Cars and trucks of the future will sport deep reds, sparkling golds, bright silvers, rich blues and deep blue-greens, trend spotters at supplier BASF's automotive coating ...

Tenneco Q2 profits fall 3.7%

11:00 am U.S. ET | July 24
Tenneco’s second-quarter profits dipped 3.7 percent to $78 million from the year-earlier period. Revenue, adjusted for the unfavorable impact of currency exchange r ...

Gentex Q2 profits slip; revenue rises on higher mirror shipments

3:14 pm U.S. ET | July 23
Second-quarter profits at Gentex, a mirror, camera and electronic component supplier, dipped 2.8 percent to $74.5 million compared with the year-earlier period. ...

AutoNation's Q2 net rises 15%; revenue up 9%

UPDATED: 7/22/15 12:57 pm ET - adds details
AutoNation's net income rose 15 percent in the second quarter from the year-earlier period to $115.1 million. Revenue rose 9 percent to $5. ...

Asbury Q2 net rises 14% on broad revenue gains

10:59 am U.S. ET | July 21
Asbury Automotive Group Inc.’s net income increased 14 percent in the second quarter to $41.1 million. ...

GM ignition switch review approves 3 more injuries

12:00 pm U.S. ET | July 20
Three more minor injuries have been linked to General Motors' defective ignition switches, the office of attorney Kenneth Feinberg said. ...

Friedman to leave NHTSA after serving as interim boss

12:25 pm U.S. ET | July 17
David Friedman, deputy administrator of NHTSA and its interim leader during the 2014 General Motors recall crisis, is leaving his position, the agency confirmed today. ...

FCA, VW, GM lead Strategic Vision quality survey

8:00 am U.S. ET | July 17
U.S. customers are happiest with vehicles from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Volkswagen and General Motors, according to a survey of new car and light-truck buyers. ...

Chevy sticks with Kid Rock amid Confederate flag controversy

10:48 am U.S. ET | July 15
General Motors will still sponsor the Kid Rock summer tour, despite the performer's support of the Confederate flag, the company confirmed today. ...

Subaru recalls 32,400 Imprezas to fix potential airbag problem

10:07 am U.S. ET | July 15
Subaru of America is recalling some Impreza compact cars for an issue with the occupancy detection system that can prevent the front passenger airbag from deploying durin ...

GM recalls nearly 51,000 Spark, Sonic models for radio, warning glitch

4:00 pm U.S. ET | July 15
General Motors is recalling nearly 51,000 Spark and Sonic subcompact cars in the U.S. and Canada for a software issue that can turn off warning chimes or in some cases dr ...

Gregory Kostern

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Led eight stores' F&I departments to record-breaking sales ...

M-B dealers donate $100k for S.C. scholarship fund

UPDATED: 7/14/15 5:24 pm ET - corrected
The Mercedes-Benz Dealers of America board, along with a dealer in Charleston, S.C. ...

GM ignition-switch death toll reaches 124

12:02 pm U.S. ET | July 13
Attorney Kenneth Feinberg’s office has has nearly completed its review of 4,000-plus compensation claims related to General Motors’ recalled ignition switches ...
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