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House panel sets hearing on Takata recalls

3:19 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2015 | UPDATED: 5/26/15 9:01 pm ET - adds House hearing
A House of Representatives panel has called a June 2 hearing to probe the Takata airbag recalls that last week mushroomed to cover 34 million vehicles.

GM unveils $1.2 billion investment plan for Indiana pickup plant

1:15 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
GM will invest $1.2 billion to improve the Indiana plant where it makes full-size pickups. The investment, part of the $5.

 
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Hyundai wins race to offer Android Auto

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Hyundai has become the first car company to offer Google's new Android Auto interface by launching it in the 2015 Sonata.

NGK says 2 execs retired before price-fixing indictments

2:38 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Two former executives with Japanese supplier NGK Spark Plug had retired before they were indicted Thursday on a charge of conspiring to fix prices of...

Supplier EFI Automotive opens N.A. headquarters in Alabama

5:05 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
French supplier EFI Automotive opened its first North American headquarters, in Elkmont, Ala., after spending $2.

Audi expects in-car electronics to become as valuable as horsepower

6:29 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Audi expects that electronics and digital features will become just as important as sheer horsepower for global automakers as they brace for a...

Auto industry's $23 billion investment in Mexico may face snarls at ports

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Carmakers from Nissan to Mazda are churning out record numbers of vehicles in Mexico destined for consumers abroad, but some executives are worried...

Lamborghini set to announce Italian production for new SUV, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Lamborghini is set to announce Wednesday that it will build a new SUV in Italy, sources said.

Ford's Turkish unit halts output as labor dispute resumes

2:56 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
The Turkish unit of Ford suspended operations at one of its plants after a week-long labor dispute flared up again.

Volvo begins shipping Chinese-built S60 sedans to U.S.

5:16 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Volvo started exporting S60 sedans to the United States from its plant in Chengdu, China.

Tata profit falls as JLR China demand wanes

9:13 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Tata Motors' quarterly profit slumped as demand for Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in China waned.

Wrangler will still use steel, Sergio says

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
The next Jeep Wrangler won't follow the Ford F-150's lead with an aluminum body.

GM wrings more pickups out of busy plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
GM's Wentzville, Mo.

Kansas City bids to become EV mecca

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
A Kansas City utility is installing a large electric vehicle charging network, assisted by Nissan, in an attempt to decrease range anxiety and spur...

Will Nissan's big gamble on Maxima pay off?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
Nissan was leaning toward killing the Maxima sedan as the industry recovered from the recession and turned to smaller models.

Automotive News adds reporter

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
Hannah Lutz has joined Automotive News as finance and insurance reporter, writing for the website, weekly print issue and weekly F&I newsletter.

Ford Explorer Platinum aims at high-end competitors

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
Ford is taking its iconic SUV into luxury territory, adding a high-end Platinum trim as it tries to attract a more affluent customer and increase the...

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Can 4th-gen MX-5 Miata renew interest in small sporty cars?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
Mazda is betting a lighter, sportier, more fuel-efficient redesign will offset the next MX-5 Miata's weaker horsepower - and rekindle waning demand...

Chrysler awd minivan debate: Electrify axle or drop Stow 'n Go

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
Before it can offer another all-wheel-drive minivan, Fiat Chrysler must electrify the rear axle or give up its popular collapsing seats, says CEO...

Hyundai boss Zuchowski sees green light for small pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
A small, versatile Hyundai pickup based on the Santa Cruz concept seems to be headed toward production soon.

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