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    • 5:25 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    Judge: Mercedes-Benz violated organizing rights in Alabama

    Washington — An administrative judge said Mercedes-Benz USA violated the rights of workers at its Vance, Ala., plant who were seeking to convince other employees to form a union during off-time, but ruled in the company’s favor in other points of contention and imposed no fines.

    • 6:21 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    Nissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yen

    Tokyo — Nissan's quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China.

    • 11:53 AM, Jul. 25, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • AUTOS INSIDER

    NHTSA opens new Chrysler, Hyundai, Isuzu defect probes

    Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is opening new safety investigations into reported defects in Chrysler Group LLC Dodge Chargers, Hyundai Motor Co. Sonatas and Isuzu trucks.

    • 6:50 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    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.

  1. 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.

    • 6:34 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    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 flagship S-Class sedan propelled a jump in profitability.

    • 5:05 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    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 prepares to build its Model X sport utility vehicle.

    • 5:06 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    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 business from the nation's largest ethnic minority group.

  2. 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 tied the Mercedes-Benz C250 in the 'upscale' sports sedan ratings.

    • 6:51 AM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    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 adding new models including its new C-class sedan.

    • 11:41 PM, Jul. 19, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    Nissan cars seen self-parking by 2016 as autos go driverless

    Nissan Motor Co. will introduce cars that park themselves by 2016, as the Japanese carmaker rushes to be among the first to offer automated driving.

    • 9:52 AM, Jul. 18, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    Kia recalls nearly 52,000 Souls to fix steering

    Detroit — Kia is recalling nearly 52,000 Soul small SUVs to fix a problem that can cause steering failure.

    • 8:13 AM, Jul. 18, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    Volvo profit misses estimates on China production cuts

    Volvo AB, the world's second-largest truckmaker, reported second-quarter earnings that missed analyst estimates as declining demand in Brazil and China prompted production cutbacks.

    • 6:02 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    Subaru sued over claims of dangerous auto defect

    Newark, N.J. — Some Subaru vehicle models have a defect that could lead to engine failure while they're being driven, a federal lawsuit says.

    • 5:49 PM, Jul. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • CHRYSLER

    VW says acquisitions not on agenda as Fiat denies talks report

    Volkswagen AG said takeovers aren't on the agenda at the moment after both Fiat SpA and its biggest investor denied a magazine report that Europe's largest ...

    • 4:58 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    Daimler launches new version of tiny Smart car

    Germany's Daimler AG unveiled a new version of its tiny, two-seat Smart model Wednesday in hopes the car won't just get admiring glances with its unusual ...

    • 11:49 PM, Jul. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    BMWs made in South Carolina surge as biggest U.S. auto export

    In South Carolina's Blue Ridge foothills, the Hans & Franz Biergarten serves wiener schnitzel, German spaetzle and a concoction of sauerkraut, cream cheese, ...

    • 11:17 AM, Jul. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    BMW recalls 1.6M 3-Series cars for faulty air bags

    BMW AG said Wednesday it will recall 1.6 million vehicles worldwide, including 574,000 cars in the United States, to replace faulty airbags — the latest ...

    • 11:50 PM, Jul. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    VW targets $6.8B in savings to bolster profitability

    Volkswagen AG, Europe's largest carmaker, plans to cut costs and boost productivity at its namesake brand by 5 billion euros ($6.8 billion) by 2017 to lift ...

    • 3:32 PM, Jul. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    Honda's Acura plans second-half sales lift from TLX in U.S.

    Honda Motor Co.'s Acura, struggling to boost U.S. deliveries amid competition from bigger luxury brands, should see faster growth from August with the arrival ...

    • 8:31 AM, Jul. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    Volkswagen targets $6.8B in savings to lift profitability

    Volkswagen AG, Europe's largest carmaker, plans to cut costs and boost productivity at its namesake brand by 5 billion euros ($6.8 billion) by 2017 to lift ...

    • 9:40 PM, Jul. 14, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    VW to build new mid-size SUV in Tennessee

    Volkswagen AG announced Monday morning it will build a new mid-size SUV at its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, adding 2,000 jobs as part of a $900 million ...

    • 4:28 PM, Jul. 12, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    Honda's Acura plans second-half sales lift from TLX in U.S.

    Honda Motor Co.'s Acura, struggling to boost U.S. deliveries amid competition from bigger luxury brands, should see faster growth from August with the arrival ...

    • 7:46 PM, Jul. 10, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    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 ...

    • 10:31 PM, Jul. 8, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    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 ...

    • 8:33 PM, Jul. 8, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    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 ...

    • 10:30 PM, Jul. 8, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    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 ...

    • 11:25 PM, Jul. 8, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    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.

    • 5:59 PM, Jul. 8, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    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.

    • 6:28 AM, Jul. 8, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Foreign Carmakers

    Luxury Rolls-Royce car sales soar worldwide

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

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