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    • 1:52 PM, Aug. 31, 2014

    Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

    Los Angeles From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.

    • 1:59 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Incentives states can offer to get Tesla factory

    Los Angeles Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.

  1. Toyota supplier takes ISO role to catch German rivals in 3 years

    Toyota Motor Corp.'s biggest supplier said it expects Japanese car and parts makers will catch up with German rivals within three years in setting global standards for key electronic components.

    • 11:09 AM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Track: Vintage car racer is 1st death in 32 years

    Salisbury, Conn. A spokesman for a Connecticut track says a man who crashed in a race of vintage cars is the first death in the historic-racing festival's 32-year history.

  2. Q&Auto: The design guru behind Caddy's curves

    After decades in the wilderness, that Caddy swagger is back. Design Director Bob Boniface and his team are producing tomorrow's classics today.

  3. Corvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole

    A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won't be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.

    • 8:06 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Lexus CT 200H Hybrid: A thrifty reboot of the Prius

    People today are demanding more than mere transportation from their spanking-new cars. Sporty-looking vehicles, for example, always sell well ... but it's thrift in the form of stellar mileage that now brings flocks of buyers to local dealerships.

    • 4:58 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • CHRYSLER

    Fiat tie-up plan advances

    Fiat cleared a big hurdle in completing its long-planned merger with Chrysler, saying the number of shareholders seeking to sell their shares didn't surpass a threshold that could have delayed the tie-up.

    • 12:00 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

    Beijing Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

    • 3:36 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    First Ford 2015 Mustang rolls off line in Flat Rock

    The first of Ford Motor Co.'s 2015 Mustangs are rolling off the line today at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant. For the first time in its 50 years in production, Mustangs will be sold globally to more than 120 countries.

    • 9:23 AM, Aug. 28, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Battle of the Three-bangers: '14 Ford Fiesta vs. '95 Geo Metro

    Sure, the terrific 1.0-liter Fiesta won International Engine of the Year. Ford wants 3-cylinder US bragging rights? It's gotta go through the Geo Metro first.

    • 3:37 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford exec: '15 Mustang sales to determine if 3rd shift needed at Flat Rock

    Flat Rock Ford Motor Co. could decide whether it will add a third shift at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant by late next year, a Ford executive said Thursday following a celebration at the plant at which the first 2015 Ford Mustang for retail customers rolled off the production line.

  4. Jaguar's new little XE sedan favored to succeed despite mighty Germans

    Mission Impossible. David and Goliath. Feeding the five thousand. Tom and Jerry.

  5. GM investment bolsters growth of Tennessee town

    Spring Hill, Tenn. For six months, Lee Swegles commuted home to Tennessee on weekends from the General Motors plant he transferred to in Missouri. When car production returned to GM's Spring Hill complex two years ago, Swegles returned as well. He is encouraged by the growth at the GM plant he has worked at for more than two decades.

    • 11:05 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    California firm awaits orders to build $1M car

    Montery, Calif Brandon Boeckmann slips into the driver's seat of the low-slung, gull-wing sports car, grins, and says, 'So, how fast do you want to go?'

    • 11:03 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    In-car alerts setting me off

    Today I'm poking fun at a minority new-car buyers. Every year almost three times as many consumers buy used cars rather than new cars. Yet automakers, via ...

    • 10:55 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Soup it up: New car cleaners shine, with elbow grease

    Do you cringe when someone tries to sell you the latest and greatest car care product?

    • 7:29 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford prepares Dearborn Truck Plant for new aluminum-bodied F-150

    Dearborn Ford Motor Co. is preparing its Dearborn Truck Plant for production of the all-new aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 pickup with the most extensive retooling in the ...

  6. GM to build Cadillac SRX at Spring Hill plant in Tennessee

    Spring Hill, Tenn. The UAW confirmed today that General Motors will build the next-generation Cadillac SRX at its Spring Hill manufacturing plant.

  7. GM's new manufacturing strategy helps Tennessee town rebound

    Spring Hill, Tenn. General Motors' Spring Hill complex is on a path that may lead to a doubled workforce and become a vision of GM's manufacturing future.

  8. Kia to invest more than $1B to build auto plant in Mexico

    Kia Motors Corp. plans to build its first assembly plant in Mexico as the South Korean automaker follows European and Asian rivals in adding regional ...

  9. Spiders force Suzuki to recall midsize cars

    Detroit Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.

  10. Anti-UAW workers to form own union at VW plant

    Nashville, Tenn. Volkswagen workers who oppose the United Auto Workers at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga are looking to form their own union.

  11. Toyota awarded $4M grant to move 250 jobs to Washtenaw County

    The Michigan Strategic Fund awarded Toyota a $4 million grant Tuesday to move 250 purchasing jobs from Kentucky to its Toyota Technical Center in York Township.

    • 5:26 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford: Aluminum-bodied F-150 says 'boldness, toughness and efficiency'

    Ford says its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup may be its most aerodynamic yet. 'This truck needed to say boldness, toughness and efficiency,' said Brad ...

  12. Barra to speak at Clinton forum in New York

    Next month in New York, General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra will make her highest-profile public appearance since testifying before Congress on the GM recall ...

  13. Corvettes roll out of Redford Township to join caravan to Kentucky museum

    About 100 Corvettes rallied Tuesday at Matick Chevy in Redford Township and rolled off for Marshall, where they were to meet up with 'Vette owners from west ...

    • 8:37 AM, Aug. 26, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    U.S. investigates '13 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor for braking issue

    NHTSA has opened a preliminary investigation into 20,000 2013 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs that may have a faulty part that could lead to braking ...

  14. Toyota's most rugged Land Cruiser is back in Japan

    Tokyo Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-roader that's favored for challenging ...

  15. Cadillac confirms ATS-V sedan will debut at 2014 LA Auto Show

    Cadillac will use this year's LA Auto Show to reveal the aggressive version of its ATS sedan.

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