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    • 7:55 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    NHTSA offers drivers online recall check

    Detroit The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.

  1. GM to build large Cadillac sedan on new platform

    General Motors Co.'s top product development executive confirmed Tuesday that the automaker will build a large Cadillac sedan on a new platform.

  2. New Corvette feature keeps an eye on valets

    Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off.'

    • 3:35 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Older Honda Accords, Civics continue to top most stolen car rankings

    Honda's Accord and Civic sedans were the two most-stolen vehicles in America last year, according to the latest Hot Wheels report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

    • 3:41 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Competition heats up for Tesla's gigafactory

    Palo Alto, Calif. Tesla Motors' plan to build a massive battery manufacturing plant its 'gigafactory' has set off fierce competition for the country's biggest economic development prize in years.

    • 3:34 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Japan's NSK fined by China in anti-monopoly case

    Beijing A Japanese auto parts supplier, NSK Ltd., said Tuesday it was fined $28.2 million by Chinese anti-monopoly regulators in an unfolding probe of the industry.

  3. Volvo plans safety-first SUV in revamp under China ownership

    Volvo Car Group is designing its first model under the ownership of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. with an emphasis on automotive safety to revive worldwide sales.

  4. GM's Barra sends letters to 1.9M car owners in ignition switch recall

    General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra this month sent letters to about 1.9 million owners affected by GM's high-profile ignition switch recall of 2.59 million cars, urging them to complete repairs.

    • 11:12 PM, Aug. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Global unrest worries Detroit's Big 3 carmakers

    Cars and trucks are selling at a brisk pace in the United States at a pace not seen since before the recession. But political turmoil and economic uncertainty in South America, Russia, Thailand and the Middle East have automakers worried about selling cars, losing money, protecting workers and recruiting new suppliers.

  5. GM hopes all flood-impacted Tech Center employees will return to buildings by Friday

    General Motors Co. said it was able to reopen another building at its Tech Center in Warren on Monday, and it hopes to have all 19,000 employees and contract workers back into their buildings by Friday.

    • 12:32 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Government wants to require cars to talk to each other

    Washington The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.

  6. Maine woman sues GM after suffering burn from heated seat

    Yarmouth, Maine A Maine woman who says she suffered a third-degree burn from a heated seat in Chevrolet Suburban has sued General Motors.

    • 12:25 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
    • AUTOS

    Chrysler makes Alfa Romeo, Ram Truck brand appointments

    Chrysler Group LLC on Monday said it has appointed Reid Bigland to lead the Alfa Romeo brand for the North America region; it also named Robert Hegbloom to head the Ram truck brand. Both moves are effective immediately.

    • 4:28 PM, Aug. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Why automakers will build more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

    Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles could soon gain ground on electric cars in the race to develop zero-emission cars, according to a new report.

  7. 2014 Camaro available as part of charity raffle

    Pontiac A new Chevrolet Camaro will be raffled off in support of a Detroit-area homeless shelter.

    • 9:05 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Maker of 3-wheeled car thinks big

    Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.

    • 9:08 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford tones down tech in aluminum F-150

    Dearborn The interior of Ford Motor Co's new aluminum-bodied F-150 will include a more user-friendly instrument cluster and center console that uses more hard buttons ...

    • 2:10 PM, Aug. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS

    U.S. closes Chrysler SUV sun visor fire investigation

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday it is closing its investigation into fires in Chrysler SUV sun visors, saying it was satisfied ...

    • 7:23 PM, Aug. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford issues 4 recalls, including 160,000 Focus STs and Escapes

    Ford Motor Co. announced four new recalls Friday, the largest involving nearly 160,000 2013-14 Ford Focus STs and Escapes for stalling problems due to faulty ...

    • 5:20 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Tesla's Model S 8-year warranty will hurt earnings in short term

    Tesla Motors Inc. is modifying the warranty for its electric Model S sedan by offering unlimited mileage for the drive unit and battery pack for eight years to ...

    • 4:08 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford CEO takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields got a little wet for a good cause on Friday.

    • 12:41 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Russia, China, slowing economy threaten Europe car sales rally

    Western Europe's car market was heading for a slow but steady recovery as sales finally hit rock bottom last year after the great recession, but evidence is ...

    • 1:02 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Michigan vehicle tech projects get $23 million

    Lansing Michigan projects to accelerate the research and development of new vehicle technologies are getting more than $23 million in support.

    • 9:38 AM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    '62 Ferrari sold at auction for $34 million

    Carmel, Calif. A rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO once owned by a famed racing driver and Olympic gold medalist has sold for $34.65 million.

    • 1:18 PM, Aug. 14, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Class of '88: The new Cruise classics

    This year we honor the Class of 1988. Now old enough to qualify for historic plates, the class featured an assortment of nerds, athletes, and timeless beauties.

  8. GM exec: Cadillac ELR not automaker's answer to Tesla

    A General Motors executive said today he sees Tesla as a 'completely serious competitor in every way,' but the plug-in hybrid Cadillac ELR is not GM's answer ...

    • 10:19 AM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Large solar array planned at Ford headquarters

    Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it's teaming up with Detroit-based utility DTE Energy to build a 68,000-square-foot solar array at the automaker's Dearborn world ...

  9. GM to invest $2.9B in Brazil operations

    General Motors Co. said Thursday it plans to invest $2.9 billion in Brazil over the next five years.

    • 10:02 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Automakers will roll out old with new at the Dream Cruise

    Detroit's automakers are bringing out classic cars and their newest vehicles to display as part of the 20th annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

    • 11:02 AM, Aug. 14, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Treasury to begin sale of final Ally shares

    The U.S. Treasury Department said Thursday it will begin its effort to complete its exit of Detroit-based auto lender Ally Financial Inc. by selling additional ...

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