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Feds order GM to explain recall lag – USA TODAY

This 2006 Chevrolet HHR is one of the vehicles on General Motors’ ignition switch recall list.(Photo: Tom Drew, Chevrolet) Story Highlights Federal safety officials tell GM to explain an apparent recall delay Automaker knew of ignition switch problem in 2004, recalled 1.37 million U.S. models last month Dealers will replace ignition switches starting next month Federal safety officials on Wednesday ordered General Motors to provide detailed information on why it…

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

In rare move, GM CEO says she’s directing recall – USA TODAY

General Motors CEO Mary Barra and GM President Dan Ammann at an employee towwn hall meeting in December.(Photo: Steve Fecht, General Motors) Story Highlights New GM CEO says she’s personally directing recall of 1.37 million GM vehicles Car companies usually let lawyers, engineers handle recalls Big early test of how CEO Mary Barra will handle crises In an unusual move, General Motors CEO Mary Barra says she’s personally directing the…

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Exclusive: GM ratchets up truck discounts as US sales skid – Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N) ratcheted up discounts in February on its full-size pickups, but it is telling Wall Street analysts that it intends to maintain premium pricing and margins on the trucks despite a drop in volume and market share. On Tuesday, Chuck Stevens, GM’s new chief financial officer and a key member of CEO Mary Barra’s executive team, was dispatched to New York to update Wall…

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Slow Dodge Dart sales prompts temporary layoffs at Chrysler plant – Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) – Poor sales of the compact Dodge Dart led to a week of layoffs for 325 workers at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FIA.MI) plant in Belvidere, Illinois, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Dart sales are down 33 percent so far this year for the first jointly designed vehicle in the Fiat-Chrysler marriage, built on the same architecture of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. In 2014 results through February,…

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Italy-made Jeep true test of Fiat-Chrysler’s global ambitions – Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) – The Jeep Renegade, which debuted at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday, will be the first true test of the recent marriage between Italian carmaker Fiat and its U.S. unit Chrysler, meant to allow both to share technology, cash and dealer networks. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FIA.MI) new small Jeep should help the carmaker reach an ambitious sales target of 1 million vehicles for the brand this year…

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Day 1: New Cars As Far as the Eye Can See – New York Times

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Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Geneva Motor Show’s most stunning cars – Fox News

GENEVA –  Dreaming is what most of us who lack the cash needed to buy a supercar can still afford to do. So when an auto show rolls around offering a look at some of the most stunning examples of auto art and engineering, it’s time to indulge — even just for a moment. Here’s a glance at four of the most striking new vehicles on display at the Geneva…

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Geneva Motor Show’s most stunning cars – Fox News

GENEVA –  Dreaming is what most of us who lack the cash needed to buy a supercar can still afford to do. So when an auto show rolls around offering a look at some of the most stunning examples of auto art and engineering, it’s time to indulge — even just for a moment. Here’s a glance at four of the most striking new vehicles on display at the Geneva…

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

In rare move, GM CEO says she’s directing recall – USA TODAY

General Motors CEO Mary Barra and GM President Dan Ammann at an employee towwn hall meeting in December.(Photo: Steve Fecht, General Motors) Story Highlights New GM CEO says she’s personally directing recall of 1.37 million GM vehicles Car companies usually let lawyers, engineers handle recalls Big early test of how CEO Mary Barra will handle crises In an unusual move, General Motors CEO Mary Barra says she’s personally directing the…

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Italy-made Jeep true test of Fiat-Chrysler’s global ambitions – Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) – The Jeep Renegade, which debuted at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday, will be the first true test of the recent marriage between Italian carmaker Fiat and its U.S. unit Chrysler, meant to allow both to share technology, cash and dealer networks. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FIA.MI) new small Jeep should help the carmaker reach an ambitious sales target of 1 million vehicles for the brand this year…

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Geneva Motor Show’s most stunning cars – Fox News

GENEVA –  Dreaming is what most of us who lack the cash needed to buy a supercar can still afford to do. So when an auto show rolls around offering a look at some of the most stunning examples of auto art and engineering, it’s time to indulge — even just for a moment. Here’s a glance at four of the most striking new vehicles on display at the Geneva…

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Geneva Motor Show’s most stunning cars – Fox News

GENEVA –  Dreaming is what most of us who lack the cash needed to buy a supercar can still afford to do. So when an auto show rolls around offering a look at some of the most stunning examples of auto art and engineering, it’s time to indulge — even just for a moment. Here’s a glance at four of the most striking new vehicles on display at the Geneva…

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

In rare move, GM CEO says she’s directing recall – USA TODAY

General Motors CEO Mary Barra and GM President Dan Ammann at an employee towwn hall meeting in December.(Photo: Steve Fecht, General Motors) Story Highlights New GM CEO says she’s personally directing recall of 1.37 million GM vehicles Car companies usually let lawyers, engineers handle recalls Big early test of how CEO Mary Barra will handle crises In an unusual move, General Motors CEO Mary Barra says she’s personally directing the…

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Geneva Motor Show’s most stunning cars – Fox News

GENEVA –  Dreaming is what most of us who lack the cash needed to buy a supercar can still afford to do. So when an auto show rolls around offering a look at some of the most stunning examples of auto art and engineering, it’s time to indulge — even just for a moment. Here’s a glance at four of the most striking new vehicles on display at the Geneva…

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Exclusive: Mercedes, Infiniti to pool small cars, plant – sources – Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) – Daimler’s (DAIGn.DE) Mercedes and Nissan’s (7201.T) Infiniti plan to pool development of compact cars to cut costs, expand the German carmaker’s North American production and broaden the Infiniti lineup, people familiar with the matter said. The outline deal, which reinforces Daimler’s relationship with the Renault-Nissan alliance, will see Nissan build the next-generation Mercedes GLA sport utility vehicle and related models in Mexico alongside all-new cars for its…

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Geneva Motor Show’s most stunning cars – Fox News

GENEVA –  Dreaming is what most of us who lack the cash needed to buy a supercar can still afford to do. So when an auto show rolls around offering a look at some of the most stunning examples of auto art and engineering, it’s time to indulge — even just for a moment. Here’s a glance at four of the most striking new vehicles on display at the Geneva…

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

GM CEO Barra promises unvarnished review of fatal-crash recall issue – Los Angeles Times

Barr also moved Tuesday to calm worker concern about whether a federal safety investigation into the  fatal crashes and a giant recall have hurt the automaker’s image. In an email to GM employees, Barra said she is leading a team of senior executivesthat is monitoring the recall and the probe, making sure to provide federal regulators with “comprehensive information on this issue.” GM has “launched an internal review to give…

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Ford debuts medium-duty trucks built without Cummins, Navistar – Chicago Tribune

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Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Geneva Motor Show’s most stunning cars – Fox News

GENEVA –  Dreaming is what most of us who lack the cash needed to buy a supercar can still afford to do. So when an auto show rolls around offering a look at some of the most stunning examples of auto art and engineering, it’s time to indulge — even just for a moment. Here’s a glance at four of the most striking new vehicles on display at the Geneva…

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Volkswagen T-Roc Concept unveiled with an eye toward production – Autoblog (blog)

After being uncharacteristically flat-footed in reacting to the auto industry’s seemingly unquenchable demand for new crossovers, the Volkswagen brand is investigating a raft of new softroader models to build out its portfolio. At present, VW only offers its premium-minded Touareg and aging Tiguan, but more product is in the pipeline: the long-expected three-row CUV based on the CrossBlue Concept is expected to get a production home shortly, and the German…

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014