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  • 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...

  • US agency closes probe into Ford pickup trucks

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have decided against seeking a recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks after investigating complaints about EcoBoost engines losing power. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it closed a probe started in May. It covered nearly 360,000...

  • China's auto sales cool, local brands squeezed

    BEIJING (AP) — China's growth in auto sales decelerated further in March and local brands lost market share in the face of intense foreign competition, an industry group reported Friday. Sales rose 7.9 percent to 1.7 million vehicles, according to the China Association of Automobile...

  • Energy Department signals new loans from stalled advanced vehicles program

    An Energy Department loan program for advanced vehicle technologies that has drawn GOP criticism is revving its engine once again. The department announced changes to its Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program Wednesday, which focuses on electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles,...

  • Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

    DETROIT (AP) — Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government. On Wednesday, Toyota announced it was recalling nearly 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S....



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