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  1. Ford's 'Queen of Innovation' helps shape F-150

    Dearborn Alana Strager is officially known as an F-150 program manager, but many refer to her as the “Queen of Innovation.”

  2. Fiat earns $235M in Q2

    Fiat SpA, whose shareholders vote in two days on merging the Italian carmaker with U.S. unit Chrysler Group LLC, reported profit that missed estimates as sales fell in Brazil, the company's second-biggest market.

    • 12:22 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    New lawsuit filed over GM ignition switches

    A Texas lawyer on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against General Motors Co. on behalf of 658 people who the law firm alleges either died or were injured due to the automaker's ignition switch defect.

  3. Toyota is top automaker in first half of 2014; GM slips to 3rd

    Washington Toyota Motor Corp. remained the world's largest automaker in the first half of 2014, selling 5.097 million vehicles, up 3.8 percent, the automaker said late Tuesday.

    • 6:41 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

    Detroit — The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of 'good' in new frontal crash tests.

  4. Fort Wayne GM plant lacks parts, cancels shifts

    Fort Wayne, Ind. — An auto parts shortage has caused the cancellation of several shifts at the General Motors truck assembly plant in Fort Wayne.

  5. Hyundai recalling 889,000 Sonata cars in U.S.

    Washington — Hyundai Motor Co. said Wednesday it is recalling nearly 889,000 Hyundai Sonata cars in two separate recalls because they may roll away after being parked or may have braking issues.

    • 11:07 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    EVs, small cars get mixed ratings in crash tests

    Washington Only one small car out of 12 — BMW's Mini Cooper Countryman — earned a 'good' rating earning from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in its latest round of tough, new front-end crash testing.

    • 11:06 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • CHRYSLER

    Chrysler sued over ignition switches in follow-up to GM suits

    Chrysler Group LLC was sued over allegedly faulty ignition switches in Jeeps, in a reflection of the more than 120 lawsuits General Motors faces over the same defect.

  6. Culture overhaul is up to GM insiders

    Six months after stepping aside as General Motors Co.'s fourth CEO in five years and leaving his successor with a searing recall crisis, Dan Akerson tells The Detroit News 'we all ... didn't fully realize how deeply some of the problems ran.'

  7. GM auto recalls dent sales in Canada amid U.S. rebound

    Derrick and Eric Sharma are done with their Chevy Camaro.

    • 10:54 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Delay denied for auto recall database; launch set for August

    Washington — Car, truck and motorcycle owners and used vehicle shoppers soon will be able to submit VIN numbers online at a government website — and at the sites of all major automakers — to find out immediately if vehicles have any unrepaired recalls.

    • 11:10 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM reviewed missing bolts in '13 without issuing recall

    General Motors Co. received at least 27 warranty claims and reports of problems in a pre-production vehicle in 2013 — without taking further action until it launched this month's recall of 475,000 vehicles for faulty bolts.

    • 11:11 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM, Raytheon team up to help Army vets get dealership jobs

    Arlington, Va. General Motors Co., Raytheon Co. and the U.S. Army are teaming up to help soldiers returning to civilian life get jobs at GM dealerships as service technicians.

  8. Honda's quarterly profit up on Asian sales growth

    Tokyo — Honda's quarterly profit surged nearly 20 percent on demand for redesigned cars in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. The Japanese automaker also raised its ...

  9. Suzuki recalls nearly 26K cars in US for fire risk

    Detroit — Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire.

    • 1:28 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ceremony to mark opening of automobile museum dedicated to Lincolns

    A new automobile museum dedicated to Lincolns will open with a ceremony at 5 p.m. Aug. 9 in Hickory Corners, located northwest of Battle Creek.

    • 11:22 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford's aluminum-body 2015 F-150s to cost more than previous models

    Ford said today that base prices of its aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup will increase between $395-$3,615 over the current 2014 truck.

    • 11:05 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    Akerson: 'We all' misread problems in GM's recall crisis

    Washington Former General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson says the automaker's recent ignition switch recall crisis shows that problems with GM's corporate culture ...

  10. Judge: Mercedes-Benz violated organizing rights in Alabama

    Washington — An administrative judge said Mercedes-Benz USA violated the rights of workers at its Vance, Ala., plant who were seeking to convince other employees to form a ...

  11. GM to add wireless smartphone charging

    General Motors Co. said Monday it will offer wireless smartphone charging in the 2015 Cadillac ATS and 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe to help address growing demand ...

  12. Nissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yen

    Tokyo — Nissan's quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China.

    • 8:36 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Concours d'Elegance visitors glimpse automotive greatness

    Plymouth — Thousands of car enthusiasts got their fix Sunday at the Concours d'Elegance of America show.

    • 11:25 PM, Jul. 26, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Convertible buyers tend to be educated, affluent and Californian

    California is tops when it come to driving with the top down. Convertible car buyers are affluent, educated and tend to live in California, especially Southern ...

    • 11:35 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    New-car sales running higher than forecasts

    Consumers are increasingly hitting dealerships this summer to buy or lease a new car, truck or SUV, keeping car sales for 2014 on a rate that is higher than ...

    • 2:03 PM, Jul. 26, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Q&Auto: The motorhead behind the new Challenger Hellcat

    Inside Tim Kuniskis chest beats a Hemi V8. The chemistry between Dodge's CEO and Challenger is undeniable.

    • 11:21 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    BMW 535d leads the pack among diesel luxury sedans

    With an easier path for existing diesels to emigrate, the luxury world is awash with new models that were previously off-limits to U.S. drivers. The number of ...

    • 11:39 AM, Jul. 26, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    NHTSA closes GM, Toyota defect petition reviews

    Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday it is rejecting petitions demanding recalls of General Motors and Toyota cars.

    • 11:43 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    FBI ramps up probe of fired Ford engineer, seizes emails

    The FBI ramped up its investigation of a fired Ford Motor Co. engineer Friday, revealing agents have seized her personal email account after searching her home ...

    • 11:24 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    Senator wants GM to explain $400M compensation estimate

    Washington Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants General Motors to explain how it estimates that it will spend $400 million to $600 million to pay claims linked to its recall of ...

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