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US: Golf off Ford CEO Mulally's next-move list - report

Speculation is continuing to swirl around what Ford CEO Alan Mulally will do next but it apparently won't be retirement golf in Florida....

US: Toyota Mississippi exports first Corollas

Toyota has begun exporting Corollas built at its Mississippi plant for the first time....

GERMANY: First four-cylinder Porsche since 1995

Unlike the V4 in its new 919 World Endurance Championship racer, the engine in the just-announced Macan is made by the Volkswagen Group, not...

US: GM restructures global engineering, current chief retires

There's no mention of the ongoing ignition switch and steering wheel recalls but General Motors announcement today of a restructuring of glo...

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US: Golf off Ford CEO Mulally's next-move list - report 23 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Speculation is continuing to swirl around what Ford CEO Alan Mulally will do next but it apparently won't be retirement golf in Florida.


POLAND: New Fiat to be made in Tychy - Deputy PM 23 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

A new Fiat model will be made at the company's plant in Tychy, Poland, Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski said.


INDIA: Toyota Kirloskar workers back on the line 23 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Toyota Kirloskar Motor employees have returned to work at two plants, their union said.


US: Johnson Controls posts Q2 net income up 59% to US$261m 23 Apr 2014

Simon Warburton

Johnson Controls has unveiled second quarter net income up 59% of US$261m, on US$10.5bn of revenue.


US: Single complaints prompt NHTSA Chevrolet brake and Bosch Leaf charger probes 23 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

The NHTSA has opened preliminary investigations into the 2014 Chevrolet Impala and a Bosch fast charger used with a 2013 Nissan Leaf model sold in the US after receiving just one complaint each about automatic braking and battery recharging respectively.


US: Subaru considers EV re-launch 23 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Tightening environmental regulations in the US have prompted Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries to consider launching electric vehicles again in the region, president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga has said.


US: Improved profits fettle Ford's Fitch rating 23 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ford Motor Company and its Ford Motor Credit captive finance subsidiary at 'BBB-' and revised its rating outlook for both to 'positive' from 'stable'.


US: Toyota Mississippi exports first Corollas 23 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Toyota has begun exporting Corollas built at its Mississippi plant for the first time.


GERMANY: First four-cylinder Porsche since 1995 23 Apr 2014

Glenn Brooks

Unlike the V4 in its new 919 World Endurance Championship racer, the engine in the just-announced Macan is made by the Volkswagen Group, not Porsche.


CHINA: Toyota adds local hybrid capacity 23 Apr 2014

Tony Lewis

Toyota, the global leader in hybrid vehicles, will start to source hybrid components in China for its locally produced Corolla and Levin models from next year rather than import them from Japan.


CHINA: Harman adds R&D 23 Apr 2014

Tony Pugliese

US infotainment supplier Harman is stepping up its expansion into mainland China with the establishment of a "global R&D centre" in the city of Suzhou as well a "joint laboratory" for automotive innovations with Tsinghua University.


US: GM restructures global engineering, current chief retires 22 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

There's no mention of the ongoing ignition switch and steering wheel recalls but General Motors announcement today of a restructuring of global vehicle engineering - including "retirement" of the current head - is surely a consequence.


US: GM, plaintiffs, file ignition switch arguments in bankruptcy court 22 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

General Motors said on Tuesday (22 April) it has asked a bankruptcy court in New York to rule on whether the growing number of lawsuits alleging purely economic damages resulting from the ignition switch recall may proceed.


CHINA: Tesla wants to build locally - Musk 22 Apr 2014

Tony Lewis

Electric car company Tesla wants to add manufacturing in China within the next three to four years, CEO Elon Musk told reporters in Beijing without elaborating.


CHINA: Geely future model plans revealed 22 Apr 2014

Glenn Brooks

A document listing details of Geely Auto future models has been published on the firm's website. It also shows an imminent, dramatic cull of existing cars.


GERMANY: Mahle reveals 2013 sales up 12.7% to EUR6.9bn 22 Apr 2014

Simon Warburton

Mahle says total 2013 sales increased 12.7% in comparison with the previous year to EUR6.9bn.


BEIJING SHOW: Ford revives Escort nameplate for China 22 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Ford has revived the long-serving Escort nameplate for a new model built and sold, initially at least, in China.


US: Honeywell unveils Q1 earnings up 4% to US9.4bn 22 Apr 2014

Simon Warburton

Honeywell has reported first quarter earnings of US$9.4bn, up 4%, as well as organic sales rising 3%, excluding defence and space.


US: DuPont posts Q1 consolidated sales down 3% to US$10.1bn 22 Apr 2014

Simon Warburton

DuPont has revealed first quarter consolidated sales down 3% to US$10.1bn, principally due to differences in timing and planted area for agriculture sales, negative currency impact and adverse weather conditions in North America.


BEIJING SHOW: Ford launches Everest seven seat 'concept' SUV 22 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Ford's apparently production ready Everest Concept previews a medium, seven-seat off-road SUV to be added to the automaker's range in China and other Asia-Pacific and emerging markets.


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