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Audi stops sales, recalls A6s and A7s over sensor issue in U.S.

AutoNews - Thu, 2018-06-21 13:11
Audi issued a stop sale and recall for 2012-18 A6 and A7 sedans equipped with certain seats after determining that a sensor designed to detect whether the passenger seat is occupied can malfunction.
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Nearly 500 Corvette ZR1s recalled over airbag issues, GM says

AutoNews - Thu, 2018-06-21 12:52
Nearly 500 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1s from the 2019 model year are being recalled because of airbag deployment issues "under certain conditions."
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Toyota bets on Camry hybrid to boost fleet sales in Europe

AutoNews - Thu, 2018-06-21 07:43
Toyota will launch sales of its Camry midsize sedan in Europe early next year to replace the discontinued Avensis as it seeks to boost its fleet volume in Europe.
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Toyota cuts marketing costs to fund randd

AutoNews - Thu, 2018-06-21 01:01
Toyota wants to follow the example of Tesla and Google, which rely heavily on cheaper, non-traditional marketing. Savings will be invested in emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles.
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Toyota, pressed to innovate, cuts marketing outlays to fuel randd

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-06-20 20:16
Toyota has begun slashing costs, starting with sales and marketing, and shifting resources into research that will help it keep up with new competitors, Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
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Retailer Prime launches subscription service

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-06-20 16:29
The subscription service is part of the growth strategy of parent company Prime Automotive Group, which joins a budding trend of retailers and automakers experimenting with such plans.
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Study questions massive investments in AVs

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-06-20 15:17
Billions of dollars will be lost by many automakers that continue to invest in autonomous and electric vehicles while consumer buy-in remains low, a study from consulting firm AlixPartners says.
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DealerRater survey finds what bothers consumers at auto dealerships

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-06-20 12:00
A small percentage of car shoppers say negotiations over prices and terms could be handled better, and even fewer feel that way about the presentation of FandI products.
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BMW launches first U.S. ad from new agency

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-06-20 11:26
Goodby, Silverstein and Partners channels Albert Einstein in its first work for BMW since winning the account in March. The ad, "Relativity," promotes the brand's "Summer On" sales event.
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Ontario green vehicle rebate program ripe for the picking under PC rule

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-06-20 09:45
If we closely read the tea leaves and review some recent history, it appears the program that provides Ontarians rebates worth up to $14,000 on certain green vehicles could be in jeopardy.
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UK still plans to end sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040, report say

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-06-20 06:58
The UK still plans to end the sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040 and will set out more detail as soon as this week, a government source said after a report suggested the plans were being watered down.
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Market Scan powers financing technology revolution

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-06-20 01:01
Market Scan's database powers many of the companies that are enabling online transactions, whether on dealership sites or independent apps.
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Selling cars online calls for multiple skills

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-06-20 01:01
As a tech expert but car-buying rookie, Drive Motors' CEO knew he needed automotive expertise to understand how to make the product easy and useful for dealerships.
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Finance techology startups can find success by mixing skill sets

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-06-20 01:01
For a fintech startup breaking into automotive retail, should the top leadership have dealership experience, finance expertise or software skills?
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Hyundai promotes World Cup

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-06-20 01:01
The latest video to join our viral video charts is all about the FIFA World Cup. And Hyundai.
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McLaren Automotive expands to Metro Detroit

AutoNews - Tue, 2018-06-19 12:49
McLaren is expanding its retail footprint in the United States by partnering with one of the largest dealership groups in the country, the Suburban Collection, for a new store near Detroit.
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Ford settles suit with John Cena over sold GT supercar

AutoNews - Tue, 2018-06-19 09:46
Professional wrestler John Cena has settled with Ford following the automaker's lawsuit against him for his sale of his 2017 Liquid Blue GT supercar.
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Mitsubishi ahead of midterm targets for car sales and profit margin, COO says

AutoNews - Tue, 2018-06-19 07:30
It has been a year and a half since Nissan took a controlling stake in Mitsubishi and installed British executive Trevor Mann as its COO. Mann is already seeing positive results at the brand, as he told Automotive News Europe in an interview.
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Renault's styling boss on designing for an autonomous future

AutoNews - Tue, 2018-06-19 01:01
Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker explains the challenges facing the automaker as it creates driverless cars.
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Mitsubishi ahead of midterm targets for car sales and profit margin, COO says

AutoNews - Tue, 2018-06-19 01:01
It has been a year and a half since Nissan took a controlling stake in Mitsubishi and installed British executive Trevor Mann as its chief operating officer.
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