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How supercar dealers clinch a sale

Smart dealers of exotic cars see their business as pure luxury retail — like hawking a Birkin bag or Gucci shoes


Review: Cadillac XT5 comes with room for five

Cadillac’s stylish, car-like SUV is meant for a range of consumers, from young families to aging baby boomers

Wednesday, Oct 18


Ford recalling 1.3M vehicles for possible door issue

Ford said in some vehicles a frozen door latch or bent or kinked actuation cable may cause a door to not open or close


Trump NAFTA demands could have unintended effects

The Detroit News

Demands for U.S. domestic content for vehicles built in Canada and Mexico could drive up cost, drive away jobs


Woodie club holds first national meet in Dearborn

Quirky, wood-bodied wagons find favor with collectors, beach bums and street rodders


Feds seize $350K, second luxury pen in FCA-UAW scandal

Court documents shed light on search for assets tied to $4.5 million FCA-UAW corruption scandal

Tuesday, Oct 17


Pickups priced like fancy SUVs aim to pamper owners

Truck buyers spend an average of $46,844 on a pickup

Driverless cars may bring new age of suburban sprawl

Some believe that home buyers will tolerate longer commutes if their cars do all the driving


GM will be first to test robotic cars in NYC

The Detroit News

Fully self-driving Chevy Bolts will share the streets with taxis in Manhattan early next year


Lawrence Tech tests self-driving campus transport


Students at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield are developing and testing a semi-autonomous vehicle, hoping to use it as a taxi on campus.


Self-driving cars could ease traffic, increase sprawl

The report is a mostly optimistic take on how autonomous vehicles could change cities


Mich. universities push ahead on autonomous vehicles

The Detroit News

Students and faculty help research and develop technology needed for self-driving cars


Carmakers rattled by Trump NAFTA demands

A proposal for increasing the percentage of a car’s parts that have to made in the U.S. could lead to job losses

Monday, Oct 16


Striking GM workers in Canada OK contract

Workers at GM’s CAMI plant in Ontario overwhelmingly ratify four-year agreement


Colleges partner with Willow Run mobility center

The Detroit News

Officials want to develop a path for Michigan students to work on the cars of the future


Sport-utility revolution elevates Buick and GMC

Buick remakes itself as an SUV brand, while GMC expands its menu

Saturday, Oct 14


Tesla fires hundreds as part of annual reviews

The move comes as the automaker is trying to ramp up production to fill orders for its new Model 3 sedan


Podcast: Howes on Tesla’s free ride

Howes: Tesla isn’t being held to the same standard expected of traditional automakers launching anticipated products.


GM, Unifor reach deal that may settle Canadian strike

The automaker says it reached a deal Friday with Unifor that still must be voted on by members.


Ford offers Explorer exhaust-leak fix

Ford says it will modify 2011-2017 Explorers to avoid potential for exhaust to enter cabin

Friday, Oct 13


Fiat Chrysler recalls vehicles for headrest problem

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 470,000 older vehicles worldwide to fix a problem with headrests


BMW recalls 85K SUVs for air bag problem

The recall covers the X3 from 2006 through 2010


Howes: As GM gains credibility, shares find market mojo

The realization that GM may be for real is dawning on analysts paid to be skeptical, ask hard questions, be smart

Thursday, Oct 12


Rep. Upton files bill to ‘harmonize’ mpg rules

Measure would allow automakers to apply credits for gas mileage improvements from model years as far back as 2009

Tesla recalls 11,000 Model X SUVs for seat issue


Tesla X rear seats could move forward in a crash


Auto suppliers fear job losses if U.S. quits NAFTA

Study: As many as 50,000 workers at auto parts suppliers could lose jobs if U.S. pulls out of NAFTA


GM to idle Detroit-Hamtramck plant through year’s end

The Detroit News

Production cuts at Detroit-Hamtramck are a result of slowing demand for small cars and sedans

BMW working to make Minis in China

BMW AG is working on a deal that would bring manufacturing of the iconic Mini brand outside Europe for the first time