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GM starting second Silverado, Sierra shift in Oshawa to meet demand

Tue, 2018-06-12 13:26
GM Canada will soon have two shifts producing pickups at its Oshawa facility, a union official says. The automaker confirms production is "ramping up" to meet market demand.
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Some Hyundia, Kia vehicles should be probed for noncrash fires, safety advocate says

Tue, 2018-06-12 12:23
The Center for Auto Safety has asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles built in the United States for potential noncrash fire risk.
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Trump's tariffs may cost carmakers at least 1 million annual sales

Tue, 2018-06-12 10:50
If President Donald Trump slaps a 25 percent tariff on imported vehicles, it may cost the U.S. auto industry 1 million annual vehicle sales -- and that's just the low end of the estimated damage, says LMC Automotive.
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BMW puts Brazil plans on hold over country's lack of industry policy

Tue, 2018-06-12 08:56
BMW says although Brazil's luxury vehicle segment is growing, the country is failing to implement industry policies that would help the automaker plan for the future.
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Ford gives new Focus multiple personalities

Tue, 2018-06-12 06:46
Ford says it has has injected more emotion and personality into the new Focus compact in a bid to raise prices and claw back customers lost to premium cars.
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BMW global sales fell 2% in May on China tariffs, German diesel bans

Tue, 2018-06-12 05:57
BMW Group said its global vehicle sales fell 2 percent in May, weighed down by China tariffs and a steep drop in German registrations as cities such as Hamburg started banning older diesel vehicles from key streets.
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BMW sales fell 2% in May on China tariffs, German diesel bans

Tue, 2018-06-12 05:57
BMW Group said its global vehicle sales fell 2 percent in May, weighed down by China tariffs and a steep drop in German registrations as cities such as Hamburg started banning older diesel vehicles from key streets.
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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer rate poor in passenger-side small overlap crash test

Tue, 2018-06-12 01:15
In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's tests of eight midsize and large SUVs and crossovers, three earned good ratings, three rated acceptable and two rated poor for passenger-side protection in the event of a small overlap front crash.
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Ford's ad review: Handicapping the contenders

Mon, 2018-06-11 16:36
Ad agency holding companies going after Ford's massive global creative advertising business have to navigate a thicket of potential auto account conflicts -- and at least one firm is not involved for that reason.
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Tools for selling finance and insurance are changing

Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
Digitalization of the FandI process is inevitable, but which tools will be uniform across the automotive retail terrain is less certain.
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Finance technology leveraging Silicon Valley mindset, auto sales know-how

Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
For dealership fintech companies to be successful in a space where many entrepreneurs have failed, a Silicon Valley mindset combined with traditional auto retail expertise could be a winning combination.
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GAC's U.S. launch threatened by tariff battle with China

Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
GAC Motor, angling to become the first homegrown Chinese automaker to export light vehicles to the United States, is re-evaluating those plans after President Donald Trump's threat to level tariffs on imported vehicles.
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Kia ad campaign uses kid salesmen to poke fun at dealers

Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
Saad Chehab, who joined Kia Motors America in May 2017 as vice president of marketing communications, said the brand needed the fresh look for its summer sales campaign.
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China market in control as industry enters new era

Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
China has been the world's biggest auto market since 2009, when it eclipsed the U.S. But only recently has it reached a long-anticipated, and in many quarters, long-feared, tipping point.
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FCHEA chief says hydrogen fuel-cell revolution is already happening

Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
Fuel cells are powering our commercial transportation space today in a range of applications, and all these burgeoning vehicle markets are leading to growth in the hydrogen infrastructure needed to support them.
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Former auto dealers launches Blinker mobile app

Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
After decades in the brick-and-mortar world as a dealer, Rod Buscher launched Blinker, a mobile app for customers looking to buy, sell or refinance used cars without visiting a dealership.
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Mercedes Collection subscription program undercuts BMW, Cadillac on price

Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
Mercedes joins the subscription craze with a bang -- undercutting the luxury competition on price.
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Auto dealers worry over rising interest rate, limited inventory

Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
Rising interest rates and stretched vehicle inventory could keep vehicle sales from growing in the coming months, a Cox Automotive survey finds.
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Waymo looks to expand in Europe

Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
Waymo's vehicles have passed the 7-million-mile mark of fully autonomous driving on public roads, CEO John Krafcik says. The head of Alphabet's self-driving subsidiary also said Waymo wants to expand to Europe.
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Why more dealerships are speaking 'everybody's language'

Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
Mercedes-Benz of Novi in suburban Detroit is one of a growing number of U.S. auto retailers touting multilingual staffers who can effectively communicate with an increasingly diverse customer base.
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