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Subaru resumes production at damaged Indiana plant

Subara of Indiana said full production resumed at its plant in Indiana today after damage from severe storms this weekend disrupted operations on Monday. Read More »

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Kia, Mazda, Toyota execs see U.S. sales topping 16 million in '14

Despite some nascent signs of a plateau, a panel of auto executives said they anticipate U.S. light-vehicle sales to exceed 16 million units in 2014. Top executives from Kia, Mazda and Toyota said they expect U.S. light-vehicle deliveries next year of 16.1 million or 16.2 million vehicles. Read More »

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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW:

Porsche aims to hit crossover gold again with compact Macan

Porsche next year will test the patience of sports car enthusiasts again when it begins selling the Macan, a compact crossover that likely will shift the majority of Porsche's volume from sports cars to people-haulers. Read More »

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Farley says 'connected car' success rides on tech firm flexibility

Ford, trying to satisfy customer demands for more in-car technology, said technology companies must work in more open and flexible ways for Internet “connected-car” features to be as seamless as smartphone apps. Read More »

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AutoNews Now: L.A. Auto Show peek

From a BMW drop-top to a sporty Nissan, some of the rides at center stage; twist in Tesla fire probe; Subaru's storm story. Read More »

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Dealers in Illinois, Indiana report severe storm damage

The storms on Sunday that ravaged areas of the Midwest also damaged at least two car dealerships in Illinois and Indiana. Read More »

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Nissan promises a faster, quieter GT-R

Nissan today touted its redesigned, 2015 GT-R Nismo as a symbol of its effort to assert a sportier and more racing-related image. The car is one of the new models Nissan is showing audiences in Tokyo and Los Angeles this week. Read More »

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First Shift: Tesla fire investigation

As U.S. probe begins, Tesla changing Model S suspension, warranty; Daimler's Chinese investment; Honda U.S. export push. Read More »

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Ford to reveal all-new 2015 Mustang on Dec. 5

Ford will debut the new Mustang, the first complete overhaul of the iconic pony car since 2005, on December 5. The automaker will sell the next Mustang in Europe. Read More »

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Daimler lures designer from Audi

The head of Audi's Munich design studio, Achim Badstuebner, is leaving to join Mercedes as head of exterior design. Read More »

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Skoda Rapid Spaceback aimed at low-cost rivals

Skoda is challenging value brands such as Hyundai and Kia in Europe's key compact hatchback segment with the launch of its Rapid Spaceback. Read More »

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European new-car sales rise 5% in October

European car registrations rose 5 percent in October, marking the first back-to-back gains in monthly sales in two years, as a government scrappage program helped push a delivery surge in Spain. Read More »

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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW:

Jaguar prices F-Type coupe starting at $65,895

Jaguar priced the base F-Type coupe at $65,895, including shipping -- $4,000 less than the convertible that went on sale in May. Read More »

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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW:

Economists cautious about auto industry growth

Car sales are leading housing starts in driving America's economic recovery, but housing starts are catching up and adding momentum, a leading economist said Tuesday. And a J.D. Read More »

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Daimler lures designer from Audi

The head of Audi's Munich design studio, Achim Badstuebner, is leaving to join Mercedes-Benz. Badstuebner will lead exterior design at Mercedes starting Jan. 1, said Gorden Wagener, Daimler's chief designer. Read More »

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Tesla Model S probed by U.S. after three fires in five weeks

Tesla Motors' Model S, the plug-in electric sedan marketed by the company as “the safest car in America,” is being investigated by federal auto regulators in a possible precursor to a recall. Read More »

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UAW hall in Kokomo, Ind., destroyed by tornado

The UAW Local 685 hall in Kokomo, Ind., was in the cross hairs of a tornado that ripped through the area on Sunday. Read More »

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Ford to reveal all-new 2015 Mustang on Dec. 5

Ford will unveil the next-generation 2015 Mustang, the first complete overhaul of the iconic pony car since 2005, on December 5, the company said on Tuesday. Ford also released what it called the first image of the new car. Read More »

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Audi's aim to top BMW at risk without new technology drive

Audi is showing signs that it's slipping behind its rivals when it comes to technology. Audi's r&d spending last year was far below the amount invested by both BMW and Mercedes owner Daimler. Audi, which is on its third r&d chief in 16 months, will fail to pass BMW as the world's No. Read More »

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Audi plans 4G LTE service in A3

Audi will equip the 2015 A3 compact sedan with 4G LTE high-speed data connectivity. The sedan goes on sale in the United States next spring. Read More »

NHTSA closes 2 probes into Ford vehicles

NHTSA said today that it ended its probe into 2005-11 Ford Crown Victorias, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Cars for rust and corrosion that led to a loss of steering control. NHTSA also said it closed its investigation into Ford Focus electric vehicles for powertrain software defects. Read More »

German supplier Webasto opens 8th sunroof plant in China

Webasto has opened its eighth sunroof factory in China. The new plant in Chongqing will produce up to 700,000 roofs a year by 2016, the German partsmaker said. Read More »

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Daimler takes 12% stake in BAIC Motor

Daimler today completed its purchase of a 12 percent stake in BAIC Motor. Daimler will pay 625 million euros ($845 million) for its share in the Chinese automaker. Read More »

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Tesla Model S probed by U.S. after three fires in five weeks

Tesla Motors' Model S, the plug-in electric sedan marketed by the company as “the safest car in America,” is being investigated by U.S. federal auto regulators in a possible precursor to a recall. Read More »

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