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  1. Listening devices found at Ford HQ; recently fired engineer investigated

    Detroit The FBI searched Ford Motor Co.'s world headquarters while investigating one of the automaker's engineers and seized listening devices, computers and financial records, according to search warrants obtained by The News on Thursday.

  2. GM: Profit, recall woes soon in the rearview

    General Motors Co. executives said Thursday they believe most major recalls are behind them, as the automaker reported a slim second-quarter profit and took a $400 million special charge it estimates will be needed to pay for a victims compensation fund.

    • 10:20 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM: 45 state AGs investigating ignition recalls

    General Motors Co. disclosed Thursday that 45 state attorneys general are investigating the Detroit automaker's recall of 2.6 million vehicles linked to at least 13 deaths and 54 crashes.

    • 11:15 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford's second-quarter earnings up 6.3%

    Dearborn Ford Motor Co. beat analysts' expectations as second-quarter profits rose 6.3 percent to $1.3 billion over the same period a year ago.

    • 4:45 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Automakers urge NHTSA to delay 'quiet car' rules

    Washington — Automakers want the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to delay the introduction rules requiring 'quiet cars' to add new alerts to warn pedestrians — because the agency is behind schedule in adopting the final regulation.

    • 8:25 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Henry Payne: Hyundai refines Sonata's allure

    My wife's sofas are littered with pillows inscribed with clever sayings. My favorite: 'I know I'm efficient. Tell me I'm beautiful.' The Hyundai Sonata reminds me of that pillow.

    • 5:05 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    NHTSA: In-vehicle technology to prevent child heatstroke deaths not ready

    Washington — The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that in-vehicle technology to prevent parents from leaving kids behind isn't ready.

  3. As costs threaten profits, VW takes on a more modest view of the future

    Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car maker, has suddenly switched from telling everyone within earshot the sky is not the limit, to a more modest, placatory tone which points out that maybe not all things are possible.

    • 9:45 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM CEO to keynote Detroit forum on 'smart' cars

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra will deliver a keynote speech opening a five-day conference on the future of intelligent transportation in Detroit in September as the issue takes growing importance.

    • 10:48 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Car Culture: Muscle cars offer power trips beyond racetrack

    Race car drivers like to say you can never have too much power. By contrast, regular motorists are supposed to be a bit more practical, accepting that 150-300 horsepower, depending on your vehicle type, is good enough.

    • 10:46 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Concours show to celebrate the early era of luxury pickups

    Plymouth — Pickups are among today's hottest selling vehicles and luxurious ones at that. Many feature heated seats, remote starters and the smooth rides once reserved for passenger sedans.

    • 11:07 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Wixom outlet specializes in splashy seats

    Tired of your vehicle's drab and dirty cloth interior? Want something easier to clean? Want to upgrade to leather?

    • 9:43 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM calls back 822,000 vehicles in 6 new campaigns

    Washington General Motors said today it is recalling 822,000 vehicles worldwide in six new recall campaigns. None are related to ignition switch issues, and most are for minor problems. The new recalls mean GM has issued a record 60 separate recall campaigns this year affecting 28.77 million vehicles after it revised the count for an earlier recall in June.

    • 9:39 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM scraps European version of Chevy Volt

    General Motors' money-losing European unit Opel will halt sales of the Detroit-built Opel Ampera in the face of disappointing results.

    • 10:03 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM expected to take $1.2B in recall-related earnings charge

    Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. will release second-quarter earnings Thursday that each are expected to fall short of last year’s second quarter. As part ...

    • 2:56 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Dodge, Porsche lead J.D. Power vehicle appeal awards

    Dodge and Porsche each scored three segment leading awards in a J.D. Power study released today measuring new vehicle appeal.

  4. GM cars in U.S., Canada now being sold with embedded OnStar 4G LTE service

    General Motors Co. is now selling cars in the U.S. and Canada embedded with OnStar 4G LTE mobile Internet service, with more vehicles soon rolling into ...

  5. Daimler's plan helps improve profit at Mercedes

    Daimler AG's plan to restore its Mercedes-Benz brand to the top of the luxury-car market gained traction in the second quarter as surging deliveries of the ...

    • 10:56 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • CHRYSLER

    Chrysler recalls 800,000 SUVs for ignition problems

    Washington Chrysler Group LLC is recalling nearly 800,000 older Jeep SUVs for ignition swtich problems and urging owners to only use the ignition key as the automaker ...

    • 4:36 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford reveals details about engines in aluminum-body F-150s

    Ford today revealed details about the engines that will power the aluminum-body 2015 F-150, and showed the pickup is lighter than originally estimated.

  6. Michigan tax breaks to spur GM, supplier expansions

    General Motors Co. and several auto suppliers are ramping up investment in Michigan to the collective tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, and plan to ...

  7. Tesla pauses production for plant upgrade

    Tesla Motors Inc. halted production at its California assembly plant for the first time as it adds robots to accelerate production of electric sedans and ...

  8. Toyota tries to fend off Latinos' suitors

    Toyota Motor Corp. plans to remain the top-selling auto brand among U.S. Hispanic customers as competing automakers boost efforts to win a bigger share of ...

    • 5:06 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Judge orders PBGC to turn over documents in Delphi pension suit

    Washington — A Republican senator on Tuesday praised a ruling by a federal judge that ordered the government's pension insurer to disclose more documents ...

    • 11:38 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford names new president of Lincoln brand

    Kumar Galhotra, Ford Motor Co.'s former vice president of engineering, has been named president of Lincoln in a move that underscores the automaker's ...

  9. Consumer Reports: Buick Regal beats Volvo S60, ties Mercedes-Benz C250 in road test

    Consumer Reports magazine said Tuesday that the Buick Regal beat the Volvo S60 in a head-to-head road test, and finished one point lower than the BMW 328i and ...

  10. Mercedes seeks to close gap in China with more dealers, new models

    Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz expects to outpace the growth in industry sales of premium autos in China this year, after merging two competing sales networks and ...

    • 11:21 PM, Jul. 20, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Feds want faster pace for auto recalls

    Washington — The Obama administration and some members of Congress want to give the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sweeping new authority to get unsafe cars ...

    • 6:52 PM, Jul. 21, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    Foxx: No NHTSA officials fired, disciplined in GM probe

    Washington — Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says no one has been disciplined or fired as a result of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s handling ...

  11. Opel Group to manage GM's European business

    General Motors Co. said Monday it has given full responsibility for GM's European business to a new entity called Opel Group that combines oversight of the ...

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