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  1. 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 — more than three months after he began heading up the Detroit automaker's response to the ignition switchcrisis in Washington.

    • 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 Motor Co.

  2. 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 workers narrowly voted against creating a German-style works council in February.

    • 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 in Mexico where the ignition switch parts are being built for the automaker.

  3. 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 that the firm says is tied to the automaker's ignition switch defect.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Honda, Subaru issue new recalls

    Washington — Honda Motor Co. said Tuesday it is recalling 14,000 Acura 2013-2014 ILX and ILX hybrid vehicles because the Japanese automaker said they could catch fire for a ...

  7. BMW has best-ever first half with more than a million sales

    Washington — BMW AG, Audi of America, Mercedes-Benz USA and Nissan Motor Co.'s luxury unit Infiniti all reported their best-ever first six months of sales, as ...

  8. Opportunity for new sales is silver lining in GM recall

    General Motors Co.'s recall of 29 million vehicles worldwide so far this year should mean embarrassment bordering on crisis for the automaker and its dealers.

  9. Mazda to unveil 4th-generation MX-5 Miata

    Mazda plans to show off the next MX-5 Miata roadster in September at simultaneous events in Japan, Spain and the U.S.

  10. SUV demand revs up GM plant in Texas

    Arlington, Texas — Already operating around the clock during the week, the General Motors Assembly Plant plant here also ran three Saturdays last month as workers try to meet ...

  11. VW upgrades Passat with fighter-pilot display to take on BMW

    Volkswagen AG will upgrade the Passat, its best-selling sedan, with safety technology inspired by fighter jets to lure buyers away from upscale nameplates.

    • 1:30 PM, Jul. 8, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Tesla sued in China in dispute over trademark

    Tesla Motors Inc., the electric carmaker led by Elon Musk, was sued in China for trademark infringement in the latest example of the difficulties foreign ...

  12. Luxury Rolls-Royce car sales soar worldwide

    London — Sales of luxury Rolls-Royce cars, which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, have soared worldwide.

    • 7:50 PM, Jul. 7, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford issues 6 new recalls covering 101,000 vehicles

    Washington — Ford Motor Co. said late Monday it is recalling 101,000 vehicles in six new recall campaigns, bringing the total recalls so far this year by the Dearborn ...

    • 6:17 PM, Jul. 7, 2014
    • AUTOS

    GM turns over 2 million pages in House probe

    Washington — General Motors Co. has now turned over 2 million pages of records to a House committee, almost twice the number it had turned over by last month as Congress ...

    • 8:22 PM, Jul. 6, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Auto shops try to keep up with rising sales, recalls

    The wave of record-breaking recalls is keeping dealership service shops humming — and some dealers think it will only get busier heading into the fall.

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