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Takata Airbag Kills 16th Person in U.S., NHTSA Says

Takata Airbag Kills 16th Person in U.S., NHTSA Says

Takata’s faulty airbags that triggered the most expansive automotive recall in U.S. industry have killed another person, according to a newly completed investigation, bringing the total number of U.S. fatalities tied to the airbags to 16. Following a joint inspection...
General Motors Sells South Korean Plant to EV Maker

General Motors Sells South Korean Plant to EV Maker

General Motors sold a recently closed plant in Gunsan, South Korea, to Myongshin, a South Korean supplier, for $99.5 million. A supplier to Tesla, the company said it plans to build EVs at the site, Reuters reported. Myongshin is part of a consortium that plans to...
Fiat Chrysler Attracting Another French Suitor: Renault

Fiat Chrysler Attracting Another French Suitor: Renault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. is apparently being pursued by not one, but now possibly two French automakers. Reports have the Agnelli clan turning down an overture from Peugeot but Renault S.A., which also is still trying to re-organize its alliance with Nissan in...
Geely Gets Smart with Daimler

Geely Gets Smart with Daimler

Just as Daimler AG’s Smart division appeared to be on the outs with the support of Ola Kallenius, the incoming chairman and CEO, the company’s largest shareholder, Geely, swooped in and saved the oft-near death quirky brand. In recent weeks, its been reported...
Ford Teases All-New Escape Before New York Debut

Ford Teases All-New Escape Before New York Debut

Ford is readying to roll out the next-generation Escape small utility at the New York International Auto Show in a few weeks, but decided to provide a teaser photo of what the new model looks like. Unfortunately, the shot doesn’t provide much other than a look at a...
Hyundai Jumps Big Apple, Debuting New Sonata in Seoul

Hyundai Jumps Big Apple, Debuting New Sonata in Seoul

Hyundai will be bringing the next-generation Sonata to the New York International Auto Show next month but the automaker’s home market show got a jump on the Big Apple this week with the debut of the Sonata 1.6 Turbo model. Expected to be one of the more important...
Ford Shutting Down Passenger Car Operations in Russia

Ford Shutting Down Passenger Car Operations in Russia

Ford Motor Co. is closing three plants in Russia as part of its overhaul of its money-losing European operations. Ford announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding to restructure its Ford Sollers joint venture in Russia to focus exclusively on growing its...
Kia Uncovers Two New SUV Concepts at Seoul Motor Show

Kia Uncovers Two New SUV Concepts at Seoul Motor Show

Better late than never, Kia is racing to catch up to key competitors by adding a flood of new sport-utility vehicles to its line-up, and its giving a hint of what’s coming with two SUVs concepts making their debut at this week’s Seoul Motor Show. The two bookend Kia’s...
Tesla, SEC Set to Engage in Legal Battle Royal Over Tweet

Tesla, SEC Set to Engage in Legal Battle Royal Over Tweet

The ongoing feud between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the Securities and Exchange Commission about whether or not the brash executive should be held in contempt over a recent tweet is going to be resolved April 4 – in U.S. District Court. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan...