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  • Beijing auto show opens amid market slowdown

    BEIJING (AP) — Global and Chinese automakers are looking to the Beijing auto show to help boost sales in a slowing, intensely competitive market. Brands from General Motors Co. to Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors are unveiling new and restyled sedans, sport utility vehicles and other...

  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • Muscle cars out in force at New York auto show

    NEW YORK (AP) — Who says America has lost its muscle? Growling, unapologetic performance is the theme of this year's New York International Auto Show, which opens to the public Friday. Sure, there's something called the EV Pavilion, where visitors can ride around in a plug-in hybrid. But...

  • Auto company will expand operations in Michigan

    ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An international automotive company is investing $15.3 million to expand its business in Oakland County. Gov. Rick Snyder says the expansion of Fuyao Automotive North America in Orion Township will create 102 full-time jobs. The company currently provides...

  • Ford to sell Lincoln cars in China for first time

    BEIJING (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities. Lincoln is a late comer to China's luxury car market, but Robert Parker, president of Lincoln China, said the brand is...

  • Chinese auto brands limp into Beijing show

    BEIJING (AP) — China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models. Facing intense competition from General Motors, Volkswagen and other...

  • Hot models at this year's New York Auto Show

    NEW YORK (AP) — With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. The show opens to the public Friday. ACURA TLX: Honda's luxury Acura brand calls...

  • Alfa heads to US in June with sporty $54,000 4C

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a nearly 20-year absence, Italian car maker Alfa Romeo is returning to the U.S. market. Alfa CEO Harald Wester said Wednesday the company plans to ship around 100 4C sports cars to the U.S. this June. Alfa expects to ship a total of 800 cars to the U.S. this year,...

  • Driver shortage causes backlog of RV deliveries

    ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Recreation vehicle officials say a shortage of drivers to deliver RVs is the reason for growing backlog on manufacturers' lots in northern Indiana. Dianne Farrell, vice president of government affairs with the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, estimates 25,000 to...

  • AT&T adds connected car deal to build on GM, Audi

    AT&T, the largest U.S. phone company, said it reached a deal with a global automaker to add to its ranks of customers looking to bring connectivity to cars.

  • Chevrolet bringing tiny Trax SUV to US and China

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chevrolet's smallest SUV is heading to its biggest markets. The Chevrolet Trax will go on sale in the U.S. and China early next year. General Motors Co. unveiled the 2015 model Tuesday evening ahead of the New York International Auto Show. GM thinks young buyers and...

  • More charges in auto parts price-fixing probe

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Bridgestone Corp. executive and two former company executives have been indicted in an alleged price-fixing conspiracy. The indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Toledo charges the three with taking part in a conspiracy to suppress and eliminate competition in the...

  • How many times have the cops photographed your license plate?

    Local police know exactly where my car has been — and when — during the past few months. They could have the same information — or more — about you.

  • GM replacing communications, human resources heads

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is replacing the executives in charge of communications and human resources as it struggles with a string of embarrassing recalls that have led to congressional hearings and federal investigations. Communications chief Selim Bingol and human resources head...

  • New Peugeot boss pledges return to profit by 2018

    PARIS (AP) — Loss-making French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen says it aims to return to profitability by 2018 by reducing the number of models and relying on its recent rescue by Chinese investors and the French state. New CEO Carlos Tavares, who took over Peugeot Citroen last month after the...



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