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  1. Honda's Acura plans second-half sales lift from TLX in U.S.

    Honda Motor Co.'s Acura, struggling to boost U.S. deliveries amid competition from bigger luxury brands, should see faster growth from August with the arrival of a new sport sedan, the division's U.S. chief said.

    • 10:39 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Can the 2015 Buick Enclave still turn heads?

    The 2008 Buick Enclave SUV took our breath away. Six years later, Buick's refreshed, franchise vehicle tries to maintain its va-voom factor.

    • 10:50 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Batteries battle fuel cells, leaving plug-in hybrids to prosper

    Auto manufacturers like Toyota of Japan are backing away from battery-only powered vehicles as sales fail to take-off, and hint that fuel-cells are the holy grail for future, green machines.

    • 10:46 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Auto review: Ford C-Max Energi plugs into hybrid trend

    Ford introduced the C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid in 2013 in addition to the C-Max Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid.

    • 2:52 PM, Jul. 12, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Billionaire Elon Musk giving $1M to Tesla museum

    Shoreham, N.Y. — The billionaire owner of Tesla Motors is giving $1 million to a New York museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of the inventor who inspired its name.

    • 10:48 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Automakers, others pledge to help small suppliers grow

    President Barack Obama met with two dozen companies Friday, including several major foreign automakers, that have agreed to help suppliers with access to financing — in a bid to help many small companies grow.

  2. Details of GM victims payout fund winning support among stakeholders, Feinberg says

    Ken Feinberg, the lawyer managing General Motors Co.'s program to compensate victims of ignition flaws that led to at least 13 deaths, said the plan details are winning support from stakeholders.

  3. GM taps Infiniti chief to run Cadillac

    General Motors named Johan de Nysschen, the head of Nissan's luxury brand Infiniti, to run its struggling Cadillac unit today.

    • 10:51 AM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • AUTOS

    Chrysler recalling 895,000 SUVs for fire risks

    Washington — Chrysler Group LLC said Friday it is recalling 895,000 SUVs for fire concerns and will reroute wiring for vanity-mirror lights after government regulators upgraded an investigation into the issue.

    • 4:07 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Senators urge U.S. to investigate rail delays of new car shipments

    Washington — The co-chairs of the U.S. Senate's Auto Caucus want the Obama administration to investigate rail delays that have cost the auto industry millions of dollars in storage fees, transport costs and vehicle shortages at dealerships.

    • 11:10 AM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    NHTSA investigates 500,000 Ford cars for steering problem

    Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is opening a preliminary investigation into 500,000 older Ford cars for steering problems.

    • 7:08 AM, Jul. 10, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    The Dodge Grand Caravan is dead, long live the Grand Caravan

    The Dodge Grand Caravan deserves its own room at the Smithsonian when Dodge retires the line. It's a practical, versatile, comfortable, rolling condo with enough interior room for an art house movie preview or your pet yak.

    • 5:27 PM, Jul. 10, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Auto supplier TRW gets buyout offer

    One of the largest U.S. auto suppliers, Livonia-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., said it has received a proposal to acquire the company — a sign that the auto supplier sector may be facing a new round of consolidation.

    • 1:33 PM, Jul. 10, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford creating $1M scholarship fund to honor retired CEO Mulally

    Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it's creating a $1 million scholarship fund to honor recently-retired CEO Alan Mulally.

    • 7:24 PM, Jul. 10, 2014
    • AUTOS

    GM taps Cadillac chief to run public policy

    General MotorsCo. formally announced Thursday it was naming its Cadillac chief — and former top lobbyist — to again head its global public policy operations — ...

    • 1:19 PM, Jul. 10, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Penske Logistics to close Riverview site, lay off nearly 200 workers

    Penske Logistics said this week it will close a Riverview site and lay off nearly 200 workers after losing a bid to provide transportation services for Ford ...

  4. UAW forming local to represent VW workers in Tennessee

    Washington — The United Auto Workers union announced Thursday it is establishing a local chapter in Chattanooga, Tenn., to represent Volkswagen AG workers — even though ...

    • 11:01 PM, Jul. 9, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Car Culture: Have car decal fun for $20 or less

    Well, it seems those old 'auto wrap' email come-ons are making the rounds again; I've had a couple such offers pop up in my inbox in the past few days.

    • 10:57 PM, Jul. 9, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Livonia firm turns autos on to propane

    What's the most commonly used fuel source for cars and trucks around the world? If you guessed gasoline, you are correct. And in second place … yes, diesel.

    • 10:59 PM, Jul. 9, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Curb catalytic converter thefts

    Every couple of months, Craig Heiser sees a car putter into his garage without a catalytic converter.

    • 10:11 AM, Jul. 9, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Small SUVs claiming a larger slice of market

    Automakers are learning that small is big — at least when it comes to SUVs. Combined sales of compact and subcompact SUVs have nearly doubled since 2008.

    • 2:49 PM, Jul. 9, 2014
    • AUTOS

    GM replacing ignition switch kits with faulty tabs

    General Motors Co. said Wednesday it is replacing 542 ignition switch kits that had a faulty tab and is adding a visual inspection at a Delphi Automotive plant ...

  5. Alabama law firm files wrongful death suit against GM

    An Alabama law firm on Wednesday filed a wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors Co., Delphi Automotive, a Chevrolet dealership and New York repair shop ...

  6. GM to recall 28,789 Saab cars for safety defect

    Detroit — General Motors is recalling 28,789 Saab convertibles because the driver's seat belt retractor can break.

    • 5:17 PM, Jul. 9, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    House panel to vote on bill to exempt low-volume replica cars from regulations

    Washington — A House committee will vote on Thursday to allow production of a small number of replica cars without needing to meet all safety requirements.

    • 5:16 PM, Jul. 9, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Harley-Davidson recalling 66,421 motorcycles

    Detroit — Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without ...

  7. Daimler working to debut self-driving trucks by 2025

    Daimler AG is working to introduce trucks that steer, brake and accelerate independently as early as 2025 as the world's commercial-vehicle industry leader ...

    • 11:17 PM, Jul. 9, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford expects transformation plan to generate profit in Europe in '15

    Dearborn — Ford Motor Co. expects to turn a profit in its long-troubled European market next year.

    • 10:53 PM, Jul. 9, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    San Francisco Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy

    A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government ...

    • 8:45 AM, Jul. 9, 2014
    • AUTOS

    GM CEO, general counsel, Feinberg will testify at Senate hearing

    Five people will be called to testify next week before a Senate panel investigating General Motors Co.'s massive recalls: GM CEO Mary Barra, the automaker's ...

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