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    • 6:22 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    U.S. wants to regulate large non-bank auto lending

    Washington The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed federal oversight of larger auto finance companies for the first time, after it uncovered discrimination against minority buyers who have taken out loans for cars at major banks.

    • 10:18 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Roarin' RC-F coupe wakes up staid Lexus

    The immediate descendant of the LF-A supercar, the RC-F is the wildest looking luxury coupe this side of the Jetsons' ride.

  1. GM recall problems won't go away soon

    Back-channel word from General Motors Co. is that the ignition-switch scandal responsible for 19 deaths, the firing of 15 company insiders and four rounds of congressional thrashings is in the rear-view mirror now.

    • 9:58 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Henry Payne: In the saddle of the transformed, new Mustang

    The new Mustang's beauty isn't just skin deep. Since the much-ballyhooed international announcement of a re-made, stunning 2015 pony car last winter, Ford has promised that the car's transformed, sports car-like exterior was also a harbinger for a sportier chassis.

    • 9:45 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    ZF, TRW merger could mean more Mich. jobs

    A $12.4 billion acquisition of Livonia-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. by German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen could mean more jobs and investments in Michigan, according to executives.

    • 10:14 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Honda, Chevrolet give natural gas a push for U.S. drivers

    Two automakers are making another run at selling compressed natural gas, or CNG, cars in the U.S., eyeing a market in commuters and efficiency-minded drivers.

    • 10:20 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Trailers help put Montrose on map for car racers, collectors

    Back in 1971, Gary Palinsky Sr. was looking for a utility trailer but he couldn't find one that met his needs. So he decided just to build one himself.

    • 10:12 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Range Rover masters the climb

    At 10,000 feet and above the air becomes thin and saps the energy of both humans and vehicles. Stepping out of my Range Rover at the 13,188-foot-high Mosquito Pass in Colorado, I try jogging ahead on the trail to take some photos and quickly feel breathless. But in the flagship sport utility vehicle from Land Rover, the effect of mastering high altitude passes is less obvious.

    • 3:36 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    NHTSA approves Michigan request to buy foreign-made motorcycles

    Washington The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has approved a request by the state of Michigan to buy 20 foreign-made motorcycles using government grants, waiving federal rules that require U.S. vehicle purchases.

  2. GM compensation fund death claims hit 131

    The victim compensation fund has seen a sharp increase in claims since Friday, including six additional death claims.

  3. House Dems defend NHTSA: 'The fault here lies squarely with GM'

    Two House Democrats criticized a Republican report that harshly criticized the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for failing to discover defects in General Motors cars linked to at least 19 deaths and 54 crashes.

    • 5:35 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    NHTSA faces harsh criticism in Senate hearing

    Washington The highest-ranking official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration came under withering criticism Tuesday from senators of both parties, but refused to accept blame for failing to discover defects in now-recalled General Motors cars that h

    • 4:00 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    U.S. working to fill NHTSA chief job quickly

    Washington U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a Detroit News interview the White House is getting closer to naming a new chief to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  4. GM to add 750 jobs at Missouri plant

    General Motors Co. said Tuesday it will add about 750 new jobs and a third shift early next year at its Wentzville Assembly Plant in Missouri to help meet demand for the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups.

    • 10:17 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    House report blasts NHTSA for failing to spot GM ignition defect

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made a series of critical mistakes and had 'ample information' that should have allowed the agency to ...

  5. GM's Opel scales back Russian production as car market shrinks

    General Motors Co.'s European division Opel is cutting jobs in Russia as the country's car market shrinks amid political turmoil and a weakening currency.

    • 4:05 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Google's vision of driverless future at odds with automakers

    Google Inc., with its vision for a future where cars drive themselves, is putting itself at odds with an auto industry that shares its desire for safer, less- ...

    • 7:35 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM compensation fund approves 19 death claims, beyond 13 confirmed by automaker

    The independent compensation fund overseeing claims from General Motors ignition switch recall has approved applications for 19 deaths in its first six weeks ...

    • 11:20 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    NHTSA chief tells automakers: time for 'new normal' on recalls

    The highest-ranking official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday he has met with executives at 12 major automakers in recent ...

    • 4:02 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford's sales in Europe up 14.4 percent in August

    Ford Motor Co.'s Europe sales increased 14.4 percent in August, thanks in part to record sales of its Kuga sport-utility vehicle.

    • 8:34 AM, Sep. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    U.S. investigates 205,000 Ford Fiesta cars for faulty doors

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday it has opened an investigation into 205,000 Ford Fiesta cars because of complaints the doors ...

    • 8:18 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    ZF buying Livonia-based TRW Automotive for about $12.4B

    German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen said Monday it had agreed to acquire one of the largest U.S. auto suppliers, Livonia-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. ...

    • 4:14 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Automakers oppose Senate bill to boost recall penalties

    Automakers will urge a Senate committee to abandon proposals to hike fines for delayed recalls or impose criminal penalties on auto execs who cover up ...

    • 8:29 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ex-Ford CEO Mulally undecided on next step, says he won't run for president

    Former Ford president and CEO Alan Mulally said Sunday he will not run for president after leaving the door open last week in an appearance at a conference in ...

  6. Ferrari will boost production to keep pace with super rich

    Ferrari will churn out more cars than previously planned after Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of parent Fiat SpA, takes the top job at the supercar ...

  7. Could new technology devastate auto industry?

    Communications technology has shaken the book business to its foundations, not to mention newspapers, and automobile manufacturers might be the next industry ...

    • 10:07 AM, Sep. 13, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Cars-for-hire companies Uber, Lyft jockey for Michigan drivers

    As cars-for-hire services grow, the two major players in Michigan are battling each other for a limited amount of drivers, in some cases wooing them away from ...

    • 9:28 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Q&Auto: Ohio basketball star-turned-Acura TLX czar

    That a corn-fed, Ohio b-ball star is development chief for Acura tells you a lot about American auto-making.

    • 7:55 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Nissan's small car excels at affordability

    The 2015 Nissan Versa Note five-door hatchback is one of the lowest-priced new cars in the U.S. market and is affordable at the gas pump, too.

    • 8:35 AM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM issues stop sales for two Corvette defects

    General Motors Co. told its dealers to halt sales of about 2,800 new Chevrolet Corvettes for possible defects.

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