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Toyota looks for a breakthrough with reworked Avalon, Corolla hatch

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The relatively low-volume Avalon and Corolla hatchback offer a preview of stablemates that are more critical for Toyota North America: the reworked Lexus ES, which will debut this week in Beijing, and the coming Corolla sedan.

GM brings Cadillac back into the fold

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In ousting Johan de Nysschen and replacing him with Steve Carlisle, a company loyalist in the vein of CEO Mary Barra, GM appears to be signaling its desire to bring Cadillac back into the fold under a single, unified corporate vision that…

Self-driving cars hitting red lights

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Federal and state officials, once eager advocates of self-driving cars, now are pumping the brakes and demanding greater accountability and information that autos and tech companies may not be willing to provide.

Saturday, Apr 21

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Canada, Mexico laud progress at NAFTA talks

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The United States, Canada and Mexico are looking at a retooled trade pact that would require North American-built light vehicles contain content that is roughly 75 percent sourced in the three countries, up from 62.5 percent now.

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Retooled QX50 fills Infiniti's 'biggest void'

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Infiniti has turned its aging QX50 into a true competitor in the compact premium crossover space, with an advanced engine, new safety technologies and an attractive sticker.

Garcadia dealership-buying partnership breaks up

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Ken Garff Automotive, a pioneer in private equity partnerships, will buy Garcadia Auto and its half interest in 28 dealerships from Leucadia National.

Toyota powertrain boss Hirohisa Kishi feeling the pressure

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Hirohisa Kishi says he's tackling one of his biggest challenges yet #8212; how to keep internal combustion engines competitive in the age of electric vehicles.

Magna delivers carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford

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Magna International Inc. has delivered a carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford it says will reduce weight and tooling costs and hopes to rule on mass production by year end.

Friday, Apr 20

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Ford puts huge ad account up for review

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Ford, citing the need for "greater marketing efficiency, effectiveness and customer insight," while leveraging the "latest tools and technology," placed its global creative advertising account led by WPP's Global Team Blue under review.

PSA seeks 3,700 Opel job cuts in Germany, labor chief says

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PSA wants 3,700 job cuts at Opel in Germany by 2020 and a process of contract buyouts and early retirement has already resulted in a reduction of about 2,000 positions, Opel's labor chief said.

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Tesla subcontractor's busted jaw triggered safety probe

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Days before Tesla defended its safety record this week, California began inspecting an incident involving a subcontractor who was hospitalized after a piece of factory equipment broke his jaw.

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Truck craze, tech stretch purse strings, auto loans

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Americans' love of pricey pickups, crossovers and SUVs is stretching their wallets, leading lenders to bend over backward to keep monthly payments affordable.

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Nissan to launch 8 electrified vehicles in Japan by 2022

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Nissan aims to stoke sales in Japan by launching eight electrified vehicles and overhauling its dealer network over the next five years.

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GM Korea, union fail to reach wage deal

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GM's South Korean unit and its labor union failed to reach a wage deal after another round of talks that sought to avert a bankruptcy filing for the unprofitable operation. Talks will continue over the weekend.

Porsche's head of powertrain development arrested

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German police arrested the head of powertrain development at Porsche in connection with parent Volkswagen Group's sweeping diesel emissions violations.

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At Nissan-Renault, the hunt for an 'irreversible,' sustainable future

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The alliance between Renault and Nissan needs to come up with a sustainable plan -- something "irreversible" -- for a future when Carlos Ghosn is no longer around as chairman to guide the partnership, the top executive says.

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PSA's Tavares faces toughest opponent yet in German union

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PSA boss Carlos Tavares, who is no stranger to thrashing out difficult labor deals, is now taking on Germany's powerful IG Metall union, which has been the undoing of many a cost cutter.

VW's $229M settlement with owners of 3.0-liter diesels cleared by Canada judge

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An Ontario judge approved a settlement worth up to $229 million with about 20,000 owners of 3.0-liter VW, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles in Canada affected by VW's emissions violations.

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Wells Fargo fined $1 billion for auto loan, mortgage abuse

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The settlement with the CFPB cites Wells Fargo's practice of forcing auto insurance on some customers who took out loans to buy new vehicles. Wells Fargo will also "remediate harmed consumers," the bureau said.

Thursday, Apr 19

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GM adds eBay CEO to board of directors

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GM CEO Mary Barra said Devin Wenig will bring "significant expertise in technology, global operations and strategic planning" to the automaker's board.

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Tim Russi to leave Ally Financial

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Tim Russi, the Ally Financial auto finance president who led many digital initiatives and helped expand the lender's dealership reach, is leaving the post, effective immediately.

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As GM mulls options, how does bankruptcy work in S.Korea?

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GM's Korean unit has warned that it would file for bankruptcy if there isn't a restructuring deal by Friday, as the operation is running out of cash to pay employees and suppliers amid slumping sales.

GM Korea, union fall short of deal before deadline

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Wage talks between GM's South Korean unit and its labor union ended without an agreement on Thursday, a day before the deadline the company has set for filing for bankruptcy.

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Ousted Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen: 'It's not personal, it's business'

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Johan de Nysschen unapologetically challenged leadership and the Cadillac team, while drawing the ire of many U.S. dealers with his ambitious -- and contentious -- Project Pinnacle plan to overhaul the brand and its retailers.

Daimler may buy tiny stake in Volvo, report says

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Daimler is open to supplying Volvo with engines and could even take a small stake in the Swedish automaker, a German business magazine reported, raising the possibility of increased ties between Mercedes and Volvo's Chinese owner, Geely.

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PSA fight to slash Opel factory costs intensifies

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PSA's fight to cut production costs at Opel's German factories took on a national dimension with Chancellor Angela Merkel intervening to say she expected the French automaker to honor commitments it made when it bought Opel from GM last…

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NAFTA talks resume amid push for quick deal

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The trio of ministers leading talks to retool NAFTA meet again in Washington beginning Thursday as they continue to push for a deal in principle within weeks.

Infiniti sets ambitious plan to hike China output

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Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand, looking to duck steep tariffs, aims to triple sales in the world's biggest auto market in five years by ramping up production of five new nameplates in China.

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Freudenberg mulls IPO for Vibracoustic unit

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German technology group Freudenberg will decide in the fall on an initial public offering in 2019 of its automotive vibration control technology business Vibracoustic.

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Ford claims pickup mileage crown with 30 mpg rating on diesel F-150

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The first diesel F-150 will get 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city and 25 mpg combined, according to EPA estimates, making it the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup when it hits showrooms in May.