Automotive News Breaking News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST NHTSA back in cross hairs as airbag crisis escalates http://www.autonews.com/article/20141026/OEM11/310279955/nhtsa-back-in-cross-hairs-as-airbag-crisis-escalates Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST For the second time this year, a long-standing defect linked to deaths and injuries has triggered a mushrooming auto-safety crisis, lending more fuel to criticism that federal regulators haven't done enough to protect consumers from such dangers. Hyundai lessee wins new trial over sunroof with mind of its own http://www.autonews.com/article/20141025/LEGALFILE/310279995/hyundai-lessee-wins-new-trial-over-sunroof-with-mind-of-its-own Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST The owner of a Hyundai Genesis with a sunroof that repeatedly opened and closed on its own has won a new trial in his lawsuit against Hyundai Motor America and the California dealership from which he leased the car. Cadillac full speed ahead in China http://www.autonews.com/article/20141025/GLOBAL03/310279996/cadillac-full-speed-ahead-in-china Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Despite slowing sales growth in China, General Motors is doubling down on the country with a bold expansion plan that could make it Cadillac's biggest market within six years. Rivals see Buffett as just another competitor http://www.autonews.com/article/20141025/RETAIL07/310279998/rivals-see-buffett-as-just-another-competitor Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Warren Buffett's entry into automotive retailing may mean more overall competition for acquisitions, but public dealership groups expect no interruptions to their growth plans. Ford plans to overhaul Lincoln with $5 billion push, report says http://www.autonews.com/article/20141024/RETAIL03/141029873/ford-plans-to-overhaul-lincoln-with-5-billion-push-report-says Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:13:00 EST New Ford CEO Mark Fields, with the renewed backing of Executive Chairman Bill Ford and the company's board, has committed the automaker to a multiyear, multibillion-dollar overhaul of Lincoln that includes a significant investment in a new premium... Ford's Fields takes his lumps in Q3, looks to next year http://www.autonews.com/article/20141024/OEM01/141029892/fords-fields-takes-his-lumps-in-q3-looks-to-next-year Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:06:40 EST Ford CEO Mark Fields today delivered the first report card on his performance since taking over for Alan Mulally. He gave every sign that he'll have more to show off next year. Ford snubs bid to divert Mexico investment to Canada, union says http://www.autonews.com/article/20141024/OEM01/141029880/ford-snubs-bid-to-divert-mexico-investment-to-canada-union-says Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:38:27 EST Ford has rejected a proposal to invest in engine plants in Windsor, Ontario, and decided to put the money in Mexico as the automaker originally planned, the head of Canada's autoworkers' union said. GM wins appeal, dismissal of Spyker lawsuit upheld http://www.autonews.com/article/20141024/OEM01/141029876/gm-wins-appeal-dismissal-of-spyker-lawsuit-upheld Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:48:54 EST GM persuaded a federal appeals court to uphold the dismissal of a $3 billion lawsuit in which Spyker accused it of derailing a plan to sell the Swedish automaker Saab to a Chinese company. NHTSA to brief House committee on Takata airbag recalls http://www.autonews.com/article/20141024/OEM11/141029881/nhtsa-to-brief-house-committee-on-takata-airbag-recalls Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:37:39 EST The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will brief members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee next week on the agency's investigation and recalls of Takata airbags. Fiat Chrysler's targets seen at risk as N.A. still pressured http://www.autonews.com/article/20141024/OEM01/141029877/fiat-chryslers-targets-seen-at-risk-as-n-a-still-pressured Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:07:43 EST Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could find it tough to meet its 2014 profit guidance and may cut forecasts when it reports quarterly results next week as slowly recovering North America profit margins may fail to fully offset weakness in Europe and Latin... %]