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AutoNews Now: Supplying jobs by shifting into park

Wed, 2017-01-18 16:15
How GM creates supply jobs by shifting into park; SEC fines GM; Amazon patents tech for autonomous commutes; Jag E-Pace spied; Mini Countryman gets the Works; Loyalty awards.
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Tesla to build motors, gearboxes in Gigafactory

Wed, 2017-01-18 15:44
Tesla will manufacture the electric motors and gearboxes for the upcoming Model 3 at its Gigafactory in Nevada.
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Hyundai will shoot its Super Bowl ad live during the game

Wed, 2017-01-18 13:25
Most Super Bowl advertisers spend months on their ads. Hyundai this year will condense the process into roughly three hours by filming its spot during the game.
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Kia showcases speed and handling at the track

Wed, 2017-01-18 13:00
In the latest new spot to top our weekly viral video charts, Kia takes a spin around Nurburgring.
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Incentives to rise, be more strategic in 2017

Wed, 2017-01-18 12:45
Incentives not only will climb in 2017, they'll be more strategically placed, too, experts at the North American International Auto Show said.
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J.D. Power launches residual-value product

Wed, 2017-01-18 10:11
J.D. Power has launched its own residual-value product, putting it in competition with TrueCar Inc.'s ALG and others at a time when lease originations are at record levels.
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First Shift: 5 automakers unite to boost hydrogen

Wed, 2017-01-18 09:30
Toyota, four rivals unite to boost hydrogen; NAFTA exit would cost jobs, CAR warns; Ex-GM exec joins Trump team; More products for Tesla plant; Visteon keeps it simple; New Ram ads.
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5 automakers form hydrogen alliance with energy, transport giants

Wed, 2017-01-18 07:29
Toyota, BMW, Daimler, Honda and Hyundai are joining oil and gas giants including Royal Dutch Shell and Total with plans to invest a combined $10.7 billion in hydrogen-related products within five years.
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VW delays bid to boost Audi's China sales with SAIC deal

Wed, 2017-01-18 04:22
VW Group says it will not produce or sell any Audi cars with SAIC in China until at least 2018, seeking first to strengthen ties with existing Audi partner FAW.
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers

Wed, 2017-01-18 01:01
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has joined the UK car dealership Lookers as managing director.
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AutoNews Now: GM's plan for 1,500 U.S. jobs

Tue, 2017-01-17 16:15
GM to create or retain 1,500 U.S. jobs, shift axle work from Mexico; Ford reveals freshened Mustang; GM shows LEGO Batmobile; Ex-manager sues FCA; Analyst: Plan now for downturn.
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Jaguar testing smaller E-Pace crossover

Tue, 2017-01-17 12:00
With the F-Pace crossover flying off Jaguar dealers' lots, it only makes sense for the British automaker to add a smaller, more affordable utility vehicle to its lineup.
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Renault reports record 2016 sales, expects further growth

Tue, 2017-01-17 07:35
Renault Group sales rose 13 percent in 2016 to a record 3.18 million vehicles thanks to growth in Europe and in overseas markets such as India and Iran as the automaker expects more progress this year.
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016

Tue, 2017-01-17 05:14
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was driven by growth across the region's key markets. December registrations were up 3.2 percent.
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs

Tue, 2017-01-17 01:01
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A class and SUVs from all brands steal market share from the volume players in Europe's third-largest segment.
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Forecasts call for mostly sunny '17

Mon, 2017-01-16 01:01
The boom times will continue. Most forecasters see another 17 million-plus new-vehicle U.S. sales year. But there are wild cards.
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Cars matter after all

Mon, 2017-01-16 01:01
Their volumes may be declining, but sedans -- along with their coupe and hatchback cousins -- still sell by the millions each year and will continue to do so for years.
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Lexus execs see holes in the lineup

Mon, 2017-01-16 01:01
Lexus sees possibilities for expanding its lineup. Among them, a subcompact crossover, a three-row crossover, a broader range of F-badged performance cars and even possibly a Tesla-fighting all-electric entry.
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Sonic, Beepi leaders will share sales insights

Mon, 2017-01-16 01:01
Scott Smith and Owen Savir will share their retailing insights at the Automotive News Retail Forum on Jan. 26 in New Orleans.
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Subaru 'not done yet' with sales surge

Mon, 2017-01-16 01:01
Subaru is targeting a 9 percent sales surge in 2017 for a ninth straight year of record U.S. results, despite a plateauing overall market.
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