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Nissan stands pat on 2015 Frontier pricing, raises Xterra about $300
2:40 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22
Nissan announced pricing on the 2015 models of its Frontier pickup and Xterra SUV today. ...


GM opens IT center in Phoenix, plans to hire 1,000 workers
12:25 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22
General Motors said it opened its fourth information technology center today -- this one in Chandler, Ariz., near Phoenix. ...


2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 starts at $78,995
11:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22
Pricing on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will start at $78,995, including shipping, General Motors said today. The convertible model will start at $83,995, including sh ...


Honda to modify 12,000 redesigned Fits sold in U.S. to enhance crashworthiness
10:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21 | UPDATED: 8/21/14 3:05 pm ET - adds analyst comment
Honda plans to modify 12,000 redesigned 2015 Fit models in customer hands in the United States following a mid-model-year engineering change that improved the subcompact' ...


Recalls have little to no impact on residual values, study says
5:16 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 21 | UPDATED: 8/22/14 9:48 am ET - adds link
Recalls have almost no effect on vehicle depreciation rates, a new study found. Even widespread recalls that generate sweeping publicity had little to no effect on residu ...


Kia brings back hamsters for Soul EV ad campaign
12:49 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 21 | UPDATED: 8/21/14 2:00 pm ET - includes video
Kia rolled out the new “fully charged” ad campaign for the Soul EV today, featuring Adam Levine's falsetto on the new Maroon 5 track “Animals” and ...


NHTSA launches VIN tool to search for recalls
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20
Car buyers and owners can use a vehicle's identification number to identify open or unrepaired safety recalls with a new search tool released by NHTSA starting today. ...


Dealer software giant ADP Dealer Services to become CDK Global
2:55 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19
ADP Dealer Services said today it will spin off from parent ADP with the name CDK Global. The dealer software giant expects to become an independent public company by Oct ...


Toyota makes stronger showing in J.D. Power seat quality study
2:25 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18
Toyota made sizable gains in a JD Power seat quality study, with six of the 21 vehicles recognized for superior seating, two more than last year. ...


Ford to install major solar array, EV chargers at headquarters
10:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14
Ford is tapping DTE Energy to build a solar array at the automaker's world headquarters near Detroit. ...


Detroit 3 and others ready to roll at annual Dream Cruise
10:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13 | UPDATED: 8/14/14 12:06 pm ET - corrected
Muscle cars abound at the annual Woodward Dream Cruise outside Detroit -- and this year is no exception. ...


GM will invest $174 million in Lansing stamping operation
1:23 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 13
General Motors is investing $174 million in a new stamping line at its Grand River assembly plant in Lansing, Mich. ...


BMW North America names new CFO
3:40 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11
BMW of North America appointed Stefan Walmrath CFO, effective Sept. 1, succeeding Stefan Sengewald, who will return to Germany to serve as a senior vice president for BMW ...


Startup CarLister joins rush to digital car-buying
8:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8
DreamWare, a Web development company with ties to eBay, is launching a car-buying and listing Web application today that allows users to shop and list a used vehicle for ...


Automakers plan 25 global vehicle debuts at L.A. auto show, organizers say
3:48 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7 | UPDATED: 8/7/14 4:49 pm ET
The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show will feature 25 global vehicle debuts from nine automakers, show organizers said today. ...


Toyota gives $1 million to help shield Detroit museum's art from bankruptcy sale, aid pensioners
2:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6 | UPDATED: 8/6/14 2:46 pm ET - more details added
Toyota's North American arm pledged $1 million toward the Detroit Institute of Arts' goal to raise $100 million and help prevent the sale of the museum's collections duri ...


Mitsu Electric teams with tech heavyweights on infotainment
11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Inc. is partnering up to stay competitive in the infotainment market. ...


July mpg figures rise, stand shy of U.S. record, report says
1:50 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5
The average stated fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the United States in July inched back closer to the all-time high set two months earlier, a University of Michig ...


AutoNation sales up 8 percent in its best July since 2006
11:22 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
AutoNation said today new-vehicle retail sales in the United States increased 8 percent in July from a year earlier to 27,484 units -- the company's best July since 2006. ...


Automakers seek pedestrian-alert delay
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
Automakers have asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to postpone rules that would require hybrids and electric vehicles to be equipped with pedestrian ...


American Honda volume slides 4%
3:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1
American Honda Motor had a rocky July, with sales falling 4 percent from a year earlier to 135,908 vehicles, in a market that rose 9 percent overall. ...


Supplier exec pleads guilty to price-fixing, remains an employee
4:02 pm U.S. ET | July 31 | UPDATED: 8/1/14 6:59 am ET - adds details
An executive from GS Electech, a supplier to Toyota, pleaded guilty Thursday to playing a role in an international conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices on auto parts, th ...


Automakers seek delay on pedestrian-alert systems for hybrids, EVs
3:18 pm U.S. ET | July 30
Automakers, citing delays at NHTSA, want the agency to postpone rules that would require hybrids and electric vehicles to be equipped with pedestrian-alert systems. ...


Chrysler recalls nearly 30,000 Fiat 500L cars for airbag glitch
4:28 pm U.S. ET | July 30
Chrysler Group is recalling 29,500 Fiat 500L cars from the 2014-15 model years to replace knee airbags that may not deploy in the correct position if the driver is not we ...


2015 Cadillac ATS offers wireless charging dock
2:41 pm U.S. ET | July 28
General Motors will offer wireless charging for smartphones for the first time in the 2015 Cadillac ATS sedan and coupe when they are launched this fall. ...


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