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Feds Fine Ferrari $3.5 Million for Form Failure

Feds Fine Ferrari $3.5 Million for Form Failure

Federal safety regulators levied a $3.5 million fine against Ferrari after the sports car maker failed to report three deaths and simply neglected to file reports of any kind with U.S. officials. The news follows official reports that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is...
Takata Slapped with Second Class Action Suit

Takata Slapped with Second Class Action Suit

Even before the dust has settled on the first class action suit against airbag maker Takata, the Japanese supplier has been slapped with a second class action suit. The suit was filed in California. Hagens Berman, a national class-action law firm, filed suit against...
Mercedes-AMG Teaming Up with Agusta

Mercedes-AMG Teaming Up with Agusta

Mercedes’s performance division AMG has launched what it’s billing as a “long-term partnership” with Italian motorcycle manufacturer Agusta Motor SpA. The deal will give Mercedes-AMG GmbH a 25% stake in Agusta. Exactly how the alliance will work remains to be seen –...
Ram Truck Sales Bolstering Chrysler Group Profits

Ram Truck Sales Bolstering Chrysler Group Profits

The battle for pickup truck supremacy is getting more intense and Ram is enjoying a run that is not only gaining it a larger marketshare, but also a major contribution to Chrysler Group’s bottom line. While Ram is still No. 3 on the list of full-size truck sales, it’s...
Cadillac Confirms New ATS-V Debut in LA

Cadillac Confirms New ATS-V Debut in LA

True, it might be lifting another maker’s tagline, but Cadillac will be going “vroom, vroom,” when it rolls into the Los Angeles Auto Show a couple weeks from now. General Motors’ once-dominant luxury brand is planning a massive expansion of its product line-up over...
Nissan Leaf Breaks EV Sales Record for U.S. – Again

Nissan Leaf Breaks EV Sales Record for U.S. – Again

And the winner is…the Nissan Leaf! Again. The best-selling electric vehicle in the world set a new annual sales record in the U.S. with two months to spare. Through September, the company sold 21,822 Leafs and was on pace to beat the previous high of 22,610 in 2013....
Michigan, Israel Join Forces in Advancement of Autos

Michigan, Israel Join Forces in Advancement of Autos

Aside from having reputations for being tough, resolute and gritty, the State of Michigan and Israel are adding a new entry to their list of descriptors: technology leaders. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. and the Israeli Ministry of Economy are partnering to...
Sao Paulo Show Spotlights Some Hot Concepts

Sao Paulo Show Spotlights Some Hot Concepts

While we media scribes tend to focus on a handful of big car shows in Europe, North America and Asia, we risk missing some promising prospects that show up in other locales, this year notably the car show in Brazilian capital Sao Paulo. Among the makers rolling out...
Federal Regulators Turning up Heat on Takata

Federal Regulators Turning up Heat on Takata

Takata is feeling the heat from federal safety regulators who are pushing the Japanese supplier to speed up the production of components necessary to repair the 7.8 million vehicles recalled due to their faulty airbags. David Friedman, deputy administrator of the...
Bicycle Deaths on the Rise

Bicycle Deaths on the Rise

Whether traveling on rural roads or inner-city streets, you’re likely to see a lot more bicyclists pedaling their way alongside four-wheeled traffic. Bikes have become hip again, it seems, especially with Generations X and Y. And a growing list of cities – including...
Chrysler, Ford Recalling 700,000 More Vehicles

Chrysler, Ford Recalling 700,000 More Vehicles

U.S. automakers continued their march to 42 million-plus vehicles recalled this year with actions by Chrysler and Ford adding nearly 700,000 vehicles to the rolls. Chrysler Group announced a global recall of more than 566,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs because their...