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    1. May 19, 2015

      Takata to recall up to 34m vehicles

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    1. May 3, 2015

      Ford scraps plan to build car seat that detects heart attack

      Ford has quietly abandoned a project to develop driving seats that can detect heart attacks, blaming cheaper and more...

    2. April 28, 2015

      Ford’s net income falls after truck switchover halts production

      A product switchover that reduced supplies of key new vehicles cut first-quarter net income at Ford, despite decreased...

    3. April 16, 2015

      Ford investment highlights Mexico’s booming carmaking sector

      Ford is poised to give Mexico’s carmaking sector a fresh boost on Friday with the announcement of $2.5bn in manufacturing...

    4. April 10, 2015

      India’s car industry gets back on the road

      Fresh interest rate cuts and persistently low oil prices are set to put India’s battered auto industry back on the road to...

    5. April 8, 2015

      Carmakers hunt for share of the mobile wallet market

      The Visa executive slips into the front seat of a new BMW, wakes up the tablet computer in the dashboard, and orders pizza....

    6. April 7, 2015

      Luxury cars gain fuel-efficiency appeal

      When Johan de Nysschen, president of General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand, was presenting the CT6, the new flagship luxury...

    7. April 3, 2015

      Connected cars: Tyred and wired

      When Louise Chandler, a 31-year-old nurse from Surrey, hit a kerb in her Renault Clio in July 2013, it broke the rear axle,...

    8. April 1, 2015

      Carmakers battle for US buyers as sales weaken

      Carmakers launched fresh efforts to boost profitability in the US on the first day of the New York auto show, as March sales...

    9. March 30, 2015

      Ford to revive the Lincoln Continental

      Lincoln, Ford’s luxury brand, on Monday took the most daring initiative yet in its revival efforts when it unveiled plans to...

    10. March 26, 2015

      Regulators crack down on auto loan abuse

      Auto dealers and lenders in the US and Canada have been hit with 252 enforcement actions over the past year for deceptive...

    11. March 25, 2015

      Tata Motors confirms $1bn rights issue

      Tata Motors has set out plans to raise as much as Rs75bn ($1.2bn) through a rights issue, as it seeks to cut debt and...

    12. March 17, 2015

      Ford turns to Microsoft to update connected cars

      Ford has turned to Microsoft, its former partner on the unpopular Sync entertainment system, to provide cloud-based services...

    13. March 13, 2015

      The drive to make a better car

      This year, Ford, announced it was opening a research and innovation centre in Silicon Valley. But it’s not just computer...

    14. March 3, 2015

      Carmaker slide blamed on icy weather

      US carmaker shares slipped on Tuesday after results from the country’s largest manufacturers fell short of Wall Street...

    15. February 19, 2015

      Walmart stirs hopes of a Fordist revival

      On January 5, 1914, Henry Ford stunned his competitors in the burgeoning Detroit auto industry by doing the unexpected. He...

    16. February 18, 2015

      Software is steering auto industry

      Here is a quiz: with which big three auto companies has Google partnered to build a self-driving car? If you guessed Ford,...

    17. February 12, 2015

      Carmakers seek to use carbon fibre in mass-market vehicles

      With its aggressive looks, the 170mph Cadillac ATS-VR racing car stood out from the crowd at last month’s Detroit auto show...

    18. February 6, 2015

      Detroit hits the road to Silicon Valley

      They are often cast as the dinosaurs in the great disruption playing out across the motor industry. But established...

    19. February 4, 2015

      Tata Motors gears up for drive to reverse losses

      Tata Motors plans to cut costs and increase exports in an effort to stem mounting losses and reverse years of domestic sales...

    20. February 3, 2015

      Cheap fuel drives US car sales to near record levels

      Falling fuel prices and a strong US economy pushed domestic new car sales back to near-record levels, as the latest figures...

    21. January 29, 2015

      Ford and GM reveal impact of Russian downturn

      A rampant US car market and rising demand in Asia bolstered Ford’s full-year earnings but failed to hide reversals being...

    22. January 21, 2015

      Volvo names new Americas chief in US factory drive

      Volvo has appointed a new Americas chief as the Swedish carmaker seeks to make good on longstanding plans to open a factory...

    23. January 15, 2015

      US carmakers aim to raise their game in luxury vehicle market

      The selection of vehicles on display at the Mercedes-Benz stand at the Detroit auto show is so diverse as to be baffling....

    24. January 15, 2015

      Carmakers hit the skids in Australia

      Australia’s big three car manufacturers are slashing prices and rolling out new models in an attempt to reverse an alarming...

    25. January 13, 2015

      Cadillac to spend $12bn on new models to close gap on rivals

      General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand pledged to “disrupt and shatter the status quo” on Tuesday as it unveiled ambitious...

    26. January 9, 2015

      Obama calls for free community college

      President Barack Obama has rolled out a plan to make two years of community college free for millions of students, capping a...

    27. January 8, 2015

      US export economy fails to import jobs

      This month, brace yourself to hear plenty of rhetoric coming out of Washington about “exports” and “jobs”. As a new...

    28. January 7, 2015

      Ford Europe chief faces uphill struggle to turn round losses

      With his college-boy hair and American football player’s physique, Jim Farley has the essential features of a classic US...

    29. January 5, 2015

      Cheaper fuel drives ‘stellar’ US car sales

      Falling fuel prices and an accelerating economy provided a powerful boost to US car sales in December, helping to make 2014...

    30. December 28, 2014

      Disrupters bring destruction and opportunity

      2014: year of disruption As buzz words go, it is an ugly one. But, in 2014, “disrupters” have been wreaking havoc on...

    31. December 21, 2014

      GM sticks to small vehicles plans despite oil price drop

      General Motors remains committed to improving its small, fuel-efficient vehicle line-up even though the recent oil price...

    32. December 15, 2014

      Plunging oil prices weigh on US stocks

      Apache, a $21bn US oil and gas company, sold its stakes in a liquefied natural gas project in Canada and another in...

    33. December 12, 2014

      Cheaper fuel revives popularity of bigger vehicles in the US

      John Bruno, president of one of New York’s biggest Cadillac car dealerships, sighs over the challenges of satisfying demand...

    34. December 12, 2014

      Aston Martin raising £150m for new models

      Aston Martin is preparing to raise fresh funds to fuel an ambitious move into new models – including a sport utility vehicle...

    35. December 2, 2014

      Lower fuel prices lift sales of gas guzzlers

      US carbuyers rushed to buy sports utility vehicles and pick-up trucks in November as sharp falls in fuel prices transformed...

    36. December 2, 2014

      US cars: get off the road

      Vroom. Vroom. Here come the four-wheel road bisons. Americans’ love affair with cars has rarely been rational. Any excuse...

    37. November 23, 2014

      GM struggles with first Latin American slowdown in a decade

      General Motors’ Brazilian headquarters in São Caetano do Sul, with its Portuguese colonial style entrance way, opened in...

    38. November 20, 2014

      Connected cars raise privacy and safety worries

      The car used to be one of the purchases that said the most about you. Today, it might be better to think of it as the thing...

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