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China's Great Wall sets sights on Jeep

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China's Great Wall Motor is interested in buying the Jeep brand and has reached out to Fiat Chrysler to see whether a deal can be negotiated.

At GM, Maven car-sharing unit's ambitions come into focus

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A dealership car-sharing program represents one more step toward what Maven CEO Julia Steyn has called a "holistic mobility platform." The idea is a one-stop shop for emerging mobility services.

Embracing the committed online shopper

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Raymond Auto Group in northern Illinois has embraced the "shop, click and buy" approach. It took some work.

Roadster lands Longo Toyota as client for online storefront

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Longo Toyota has signed on to use Roadster's digital storefront. Consumers can complete transactions online and have vehicles delivered to them.

Monday, Aug 21

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Used-vehicle prices falling amid glut

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The average used vehicle lost 17 percent of its value in the past 12 months, dropping from $18,400 to $15,300, according to data from Black Book, an auto analytics company.

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Hot hatch from Hyundai

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Hyundai's Veloster N has been spotted on Germany's Nurburgring track with light camouflage.

Maybach: What an ultraluxe convertible could look like

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In Pebble Beach, Mercedes-Benz is sharing its vision of an ultraluxury two-seat convertible.

Z4 concept: BMW's modern roadster

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A joint project with Toyota will bring about BMW's modern roadster. Pebble Beach concept sets design theme for next Z4.

Roy Lunn, Jeep Cherokee XJ engineer, was a force behind groundbreaking vehicles

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Roy Lunn was a mechanical and aeronautical engineer who led development of the first Jeep Cherokee and Ford's original GT40. He helped pioneer unitized vehicle construction to help meet fuel economy requirements.

Nissan of New Rochelle fraud charges lead to costly lesson

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After Nissan of New Rochelle was caught defrauding almost 300 customers over a bogus theft-deterrent product, the new owner took action.

Harman brings back knobs

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The infotainment supplier is trying to simplify 'cognitive load' for drivers.

N.Y. holdback ruling favors Maserati store

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A judge in New York has sided with a Maserati dealership, saying changes to holdback payments constitute modifications to a franchise agreement.

Ferrari bosses split on revived Dino

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Ferrari apparently will build a crossover, but may not proceed with another project that has generated speculation #8212; a modern version of the 1960s Dino small sports car.

Steering giant JTEKT imagines life when vehicles guide themselves

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JTEKT Corp., one of the world's biggest steering system suppliers, face up to life in a world where vehicles steer themselves.

IHS: Look now#8203; to#8203; find a niche for the future

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The rise of electric and autonomous vehicles plays into the hands of major global technology suppliers. But new growth segments are still beckoning smaller companies.

UAW-FCA case grows as a 4th is charged

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Four people have now been charged in connection with a $4.5 million embezzlement case involving the UAW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The ongoing federal investigation appears likely to ensnare more high-ranking officials.

Fresh fuel for Korea's sibling rivalry

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Kia is outshining big brother Hyundai in the U.S. But after a rebuilding year, Hyundai has big things planned for 2018.

What does Nissan's exit from battery business mean?

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Nissan's exit from battery-making stirs the pot on its new-gen Leaf, as well as on North American EV battery capacity.

Hyundai looks to crossovers for relief

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Hyundai's dependence on a car-heavy lineup has been a weight on its sales all year. Some of that weight will begin to lift in the next year or two.

Jaguar's Project 8 helps build skills in Special Vehicle Operations team

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There are the obvious reasons why Jaguar would want to build the fire-breathing Project 8 sport sedan, such as magazine covers and branding power. But there's a less-obvious motivation, too.

Kia keeps pushing its boundaries

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Kia continues to expand its horizons with more electrified powertrains, new crossover nameplates and a legitimate sports sedan that will seek to challenge the German stalwarts.

Build a tire factory, they will come

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A Chinese player builds its first U.S. tire factory, and Volkswagen signs up for business.

Steady ramp-up for Genesis

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A new sports sedan will begin to round out Genesis' lineup, along with a trio of crossovers due in the next two to four years.

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Hyundai Motor Group faces government calls to address 'big governance risk'

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South Korea's new antitrust chief has held talks with the autos-to-steel conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group about overhauling its complex ownership structure, which critics say gives too much power to its controlling family at the expense of…

Sunday, Aug 20

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Automakers, dealers shine spotlight on eclipse

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Monday's total eclipse -- a rare celestial event cutting a huge swath across the United States -- is prompting automakers, dealers and others to celebrate with viewing parties, product stunts and employee appreciation events.

VW's retro bus to take dealers on a commercial trip

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VW will use the I.D. Buzz to help put its U.S. dealers in the commercial vehicle business -- a segment where the company has global aspirations.

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Negotiators wrap up first round of NAFTA talks

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Trade negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico on Sunday wrapped up the first round of talks to revamp NAFTA amid signs that an ambitious schedule to conclude negotiations by early 2018 could slip in the coming months.

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Abolish NAFTA? Some Mexicans agree

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President Donald Trump's narrative of Mexico as the big winner under NAFTA #8212; so big that the U.S. needs to tilt the accord back toward American interests #8212; is news to most Mexicans.

Honda's name game in China

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Just as Honda produces U.S.-focused vehicles such as the Ridgeline pickup, it makes a slew of nameplates for China that are rarely seen elsewhere.

Selling cars from the auto show floor

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Regional auto shows in China are raucous affairs where manufacturers, dealers and customers come to not only look at cars but to buy and sell them.

In China, a new chance for Acura

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Acura is finally getting serious about international expansion with an eye to the world's biggest auto market.

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Infiniti Prototype 9 invokes history, fantasy

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With the Prototype 9, Infiniti imagines a 1940s racing heritage for a brand that did not debut until 1989.

The quest for automotive super glue

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Researchers at Michigan State University and the American Chemistry Council's automotive group say they have developed a breakthrough in bonding mixed materials.

Saturday, Aug 19

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VW to revive '60s Microbus with new, all-electric van

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At the Concours d'Elegance car show in Pebble Beach, Volkswagen confirmed plans for an electric-powered modern version of its iconic Bus from the 1960s.