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Last Build Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EST

 



KAR, ADESA's parent, plans new HQ

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:43:05 EST

KAR Auction Services plans a new $80 million headquarters two miles south of its current headquarters in Carmel, Ind.



Tesla worker claims timing of firing denied him lucrative shares

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:49:20 EST

A former Tesla factory worker filed a lawsuit alleging the company fired him a day before his one-year anniversary, denying him hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stock options that he claims should have vested.



NRDC calls for investments leading to 100 mpg fleet

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:00:00 EST

The Natural Resources Defense Council's clean-energy plan says climate-change goals can be met through energy efficiency and renewable fuels at much lower cost than predicted.



GM, Unifor talking informally as strike enters second day, union says

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:19:40 EST

GM and Unifor, the union representing about 2,800 striking workers at the CAMI assembly plant, have talked informally over the phone but aren't yet back the bargaining table, a union official said.



Ford schedules downtime at 5 N.A. assembly plants amid slowing sales

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:57:14 EST

Ford said it will temporarily shut down production lines at five assembly plants in North America before the end of the year to fix recalled commercial vans and reduce output of slow-selling cars.



Chicago mechanics OK contract, return to work after strike

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:18:38 EST

Mechanics at Chicago-area new-car dealerships returned to work on Monday after agreeing to a new four-year contract on Sunday, ending a strike that lasted about seven weeks.



Ford to shut down Transit lines for a week

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:43:35 EST

Ford plans to shut down Transit production at its Kansas City Assembly Plant for seven days starting next week amid slumping sales for the nation's best-selling large van.



Toyota revs up with GR performance line

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:48:28 EST

Toyota is introducing a high-performance "GR" series consisting of seven variants including the Prius plug-in hybrid and Vitz subcompact.



Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 pickups for fire risk

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:11:16 EST

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it will recall 494,000 medium and heavy-duty Ram pickups worldwide because of a water pump that could overheat and potentially cause a fire.



The complexity and engineering challenges of the electric motor

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:47:15 EST

The change from internal combustion engines to electric motors will be one of the biggest the industry has ever faced.



Toyota chief says hybrid still central as EV momentum grows

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:38:04 EST

Toyota President Akio Toyoda says hybrid technology will remain central to the company's strategy even as a rising wave of governments and automakers get behind plug-in electric vehicles.



Archer's bows, appetizers and punches: What people think of Genesis G70

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:15:00 EST

The newest addition to the Genesis lineup, the compact luxury G70 sedan, goes on sale in the U.S. next spring and will immediately join a competitive segment. A roundup of initial reaction from the automotive press on the G70.



Volvo plans U.S. plant expansion, doubling original investment, reports say

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:10:49 EST

Volvo is doubling investment in its first U.S.



Aston Martin moves beyond Bond, explores conventional marketing

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

As Aston Martin transforms itself from a low-volume builder of just a few grand touring models into a high-end purveyor of supercars, it's changing its marketing to match.



Cadillac's New York move opens up new marketing world

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Cadillac's New York journey has taken it on helicopter rides to the Hamptons, virtual-reality expeditions at auto dealerships, and forays into the worlds of art and fashion.



PSA making cars for U.S. standards

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

PSA is engineering its next generation of vehicles to meet United States regulations, allowing vehicles produced as soon as three years from now to be part of the automaker's return to North America.



Bugatti's single model could be a four-door

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

The yet-to-be-named car would pick up where the Galibier concept left off and go on sale around 2024.



Frankfurt photo booth

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

A few of the most eye-catching models at this year's show. Some of them will never turn up at a dealership. And none of them will ever need to stop for gasoline.



Honda's packs redesigned N-Box with surprises

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Honda's redesigned N-Box minicar touts an improved powertrain and driver assist safety technologies to hang on to its title as Japan's No.1 minicar .



Builder-dealer Bill McDaniels on the future of auto retailing

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Builder-dealer Bill McDaniel says a few auto retailing groups will control the entire industry in a few years, with huge sway over products and pricing.



GM plots the next phase of its information technology overhaul

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Randy Mott built General Motors' in-house IT team from virtually nothing. Now he must unlock the potential of the operation, bolster GM's bottom line and position it to be a leader in connected and autonomous vehicles.



Unifor strike at GM result of 'major philosophical differences'

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:13:24 EST

Canadian workers striking a key GM assembly plant could picket for a long while, Unifor President Jerry Dias said. GM Canada urged Unifor to "resume negotiations."



Ford patents retractable table for autonomous cars

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:05:04 EST

Ford thinks the interior of autonomous vehicles could resemble a kitchen or office conference room.



Kia CMO Saad Chehab sees power in brand's youth

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

After leaving FCA on a hot streak in 2015, Saad Chehab is back in the advertising game, this time as chief marketing officer for Kia Motors America. He'll have a lot on his plate.



Honda invests $267 million, will add 300 jobs to increase Accord production in Ohio

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:24:23 EST

Honda said its invested $267 million and will add 300 new jobs to support increased production of its revamped 2018 Accord sedan model at the Japanese automaker's plant in Marysville, Ohio.



VW documents can't be shared by U.S. with German law firm, judge rules

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:59:54 EST

A federal magistrate judge blocked the Justice Department from sharing with a German law firm 25 million pages of records disclosed by VW in the government's diesel emissions investigation.



How best to use Google? Now, there's a playbook

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Dealers and their ad agencies have been asking Google for more transparency and guidance as they work to keep pace with the tech giant's growing portfolio of marketing tools. Google is responding.



Intel collaborates with Waymo on self-driving compute design

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:05:02 EST

Intel said it will collaborate with Google affiliate Waymo, saying it worked with the company during the design of its compute platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time.



Marketing for autonomous technology turns conservative

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automakers continue to feed buzz about self-driving cars, but their marketing strategies are still very much hands-on.



Mercedes-Benz' Slaven says social marketing is people-intensive

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Mercedes-Benz USA's Drew Slaven talks about the brand's shift of resources to social media.



Ford agency's new creative chief on bringing mobility to marketing

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Tito Melega, the new creative chief of Ford's agency plans to invoke the company's long and global legacy of moving people.



QandA with Volvo CMO Matt O'Rourke

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Ad agency Grey Group is taking advantage of Volvo's brand transformation to introduce ad campaigns built around unconventional storytelling. Matt O'Rourke, who leads the Volvo account at ad agency Grey Group, explains this new direction.



Cadillac's 'Let Go' campaign for Super Cruise pitches brand as pioneer

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Cadillac's CMO calls Super Cruise "the perfect product" for showcasing Cadillac's heritage as an innovator.



An idea that could stop robots from hurting factory workers: Airbags

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:38:59 EST

In a development that's drawn interest from automakers, two entrepreneurs in Germany say they have designed a way to better safeguard interactions between humans and factory robots.



Ford explores strategic alliance with India's Mahindra

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:03:07 EST

Ford Motor Co. and Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. are exploring forming a strategic alliance as the U.S. automaker tries to gain a foothold in a country that's set to become the world's third-biggest car market.



Mazda upgrading U.S. dealership network

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Mazda has embarked on a three-year dealership upgrade targeting more than 100 outlets across the United States as part of its push to polish its brand image and achieve 2 percent market share.



Driverless taxis could be riderless, too, survey finds

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Many drivers say they want no part of a robo-car. But that might be an opportunity for suppliers.



New dealer confidence index edges up

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Dealers expect the auto market will remain strong in the near term, but profitability is constrained by market conditions and competition, a new survey found.



Auria Solutions forged from long friendship

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

When IAC decided to spin off its global soft-trim business, an old friend in China was the first person they called.



Road rallies rev up Porsche Plano's results

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

The free Saturday drives at Porsche Plano are so popular that all 50 spots fill up within minutes.



Ian Cartabiano's California studio shapes a new generation of Toyotas

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Ian Cartabiano enjoys a good bowl of ramen and cruising backstreet boutiques in Tokyo. But it's his California flair that's giving his U.S. design studio outsized influence at Japan's No. 1 carmaker.



Frankfurt's best and wurst

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Spread out over an area roughly the size of Delaware but with better currywurst, the biennial Frankfurt Motor Show is the perfect place to take in the sights and flavors of the German auto industry while bleeding through your loafers from all the...



GM struck by Unifor at Equinox plant in Ontario

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:35 EST

Canadian workers assembling GM's top-selling crossover are on strike. Unifor Local 88, which represents about 2,750 workers at CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, Ont.



Mercedes spreads its wings at Falcons' new home

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

The stadium sponsorship will put the Mercedes brand in front of millions of football, soccer and music fans. Those fans include many younger consumers who may not realize the breadth of the brand's expanding lineup.



Volkswagen to launch Level 5 autonomous fleets by 2021

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

CEO Matthias Mueller said the Sedric self-driving concept shown in Geneva and Frankfurt was only the beginning.



Interior suppliers show visions of the driverless car cockpit

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Interior suppliers at the Frankfurt auto show signal a growing consensus about how cockpits of the future will look -- with preference for armrest controls, no knobs and no center consoles.



Irma ravages dealer Ed Napleton's reputation

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Florida dealer Ed Napleton wound up in a social media storm after Irma, blasted for parking cars where evacuees wanted to. Here's his side of the story.



GM's Cruise aims to open self-driving tests to public; timing unclear

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:43:26 EST

General Motors' self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, is working to open an internal ride-hailing service to people outside the company.



Hyundai names Kyung Soo Lee as new U.S. CEO

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:50:33 EST

After nearly nine months under an interim top executive, Hyundai Motor America has named Kyung Soo Lee as its new president and CEO. Interim CEO Jerry Flannery will return to his post as general counsel.



Ford becomes second automaker to invest in Michigan test site

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:54:37 EST

Ford said it will invest $5 million in the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Mich., becoming the second automaker to sponsor the site.