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GM denies request by U.S. senators to extend ignition-switch claims deadline

4:05 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015 | UPDATED: 1/28/15 4:49 pm ET - adds GM statement
General Motors today denied a request from two US senators to extend the Saturday deadline for victims of the company's defective ignition switch to apply for compensation.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler's $4.1 billion operating profit in 2014 fueled by N.A.

8:51 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015 | UPDATED: 1/28/15 11:16 am ET -- adds letter from Marchionne
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles met its full-year guidance as strong results from North America and improving operations in Europe managed to offset persistent weakness in Latin America.... Read More »

 
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Over-the-air auto software updates opens market to acquisitions

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015
Over-the-air software updates -- a no-fuss, no-muss infotainment feature popularized by Tesla Motors -- is rapidly spreading to the entire auto...... Read More »

Japanese supplier Sanden agrees to $3.2 million fine in U.S. price-fixing case

6:33 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015
Japanese supplier Sanden has agreed to pay a US fine of more than $3 million and becomes the latest company tied to a wide-ranging auto supplier...... Read More »

Bentley names industry veteran Winkler to head Americas unit

4:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015
Bentley said it appointed Michael Winkler as president and CEO of Bentley Motors in the Americas, replacing Christophe Georges, who will become...... Read More »

Ford recalls 221,000 vehicles for door handle, seat belt problems

9:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015
Ford said it is recalling about 221,000 cars and vans for door handle and seat belt problems.... Read More »

Nissan recalls 768,000 crossovers and SUVs for separate problems

9:40 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015
Nissan is recalling about 768,000 vehicles, including its popular Rogue crossover and Pathfinder SUV, for separate problems, the company and federal...... Read More »

Oil-price drop may threaten to undercut Obama's clean-energy legacy

7:27 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015
Last year's 33 percent drop in gasoline prices already has automakers laying the groundwork to challenge more stringent fuel economy targets for new...... Read More »

Cost-cutting VW baffles experts with plans for new Phaeton

4:05 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015
With VW having embarked on a big cost-cutting drive, industry experts are baffled why the "people's car" maker plans to spend millions of euros...... Read More »

Gentex Q4 sales gains lag forecasts; stock drops

11:53 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015
Gentex, a mirror, camera and electronic component supplier, said its fourth quarter net income rose a disappointing 2 percent while overall revenue...... Read More »

Auto industry drives comeback in aluminum prices

6:44 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015
At a time when other commodities are slumping, aluminum is making a comeback as automakers under pressure to build more fuel-efficient cars increase...... Read More »

Mercedes plans to move R-class production to AM General in Indiana

10:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2015
Mercedes-Benz plans to shift production of the R-class crossover from its Alabama plant to contract manufacturer AM General in Indiana this summer.... Read More »

Zetsche, other top auto chiefs to lobby for EU-U.S. trade deal

3:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2015
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn and other captains of Germany's automotive industry will gather in Berlin Wednesday to...... Read More »

TI Automotive to be acquired by Bain for $2.4 billion, report says

8:36 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2015
Global fuel systems supplier TI Automotive, after months of wrangling and speculation, said today it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm...... Read More »

Aston Martin gets cash backing to overhaul lineup

7:06 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2015
Aston Martin's main financial backer has pledged to provide cash for a refreshed model lineup that the supercar maker plans to reveal at the Geneva...... Read More »

Toyota to move to merit-based pay for Japan factory workers, report says

8:40 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Toyota will change the way it pays factory workers, focusing on their performance rather than their seniority, the Nikkei reported on Monday.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Nissan steps back from cutting-edge offerings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Nissan and its luxury Infiniti sibling have mellowed in their message of cutting-edge future products as 2015 begins.... Read More »

NO COWBOYS

With Titan, Nissan aims for 'white space' below biggest pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Nissan has a new strategy for scratching out a piece of Detroit's full-size pickup market: It will stop chasing cowboys.... Read More »

VW reaches pact with China dealers

5:24 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
VW says it has reached an agreement with its dealers in China and pledged to continue setting reasonable sales targets to ensure a financially sound...... Read More »

GM’s confirmed ignition deaths hit 50 as claims deadline nears

1:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Confirmed deaths tied to General Motors' defective ignition switches stand at 50, four times GM’s estimate through much of 2014, as a deadline...... Read More »

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