Automotive News Breaking News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST Irma Elder, first woman to own a Ford dealership in Detroit area, dies at 84 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140930/RETAIL07/140939982/irma-elder-first-woman-to-own-a-ford-dealership-in-detroit-area-dies Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:28:40 EST Irma Elder, CEO of Elder Automotive Group and the first woman to own a Ford dealership in the Detroit area, died today. She was 84. Magneti Marelli opens first U.S. exhaust systems plant http://www.autonews.com/article/20140930/OEM10/140939978/magneti-marelli-opens-first-u-s-exhaust-systems-plant Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:49:51 EST Magneti Marelli Holding USA, the Italian parts supplier owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has opened its first exhaust systems plant in the United States, the company said. Honeywell revs up global turbocharger projections http://www.autonews.com/article/20140930/OEM05/140939984/honeywell-revs-up-global-turbocharger-projections Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:08:57 EST The global use of turbochargers to amplify engine power, already on the rise in recent years, is expected increase even more than earlier projections -- to 49 million sales annually by 2019, supplier Honeywell said in its annual forecast. Chrysler to hike output of Ram diesels http://www.autonews.com/article/20140930/OEM04/140929872/chrysler-to-hike-output-of-ram-diesels Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Chrysler Group, struggling to keep pace with demand for one of its newest products, plans to boost output of light-duty Ram pickups equipped with diesel engines. ATandT says 2 million customers using connected-car service http://www.autonews.com/article/20140930/OEM06/140939987/att-says-2-million-customers-using-connected-car-service Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:23:13 EST ATandT gave its first look at the performance of the connected-car unit, a new growth businesses for the largest U.S. phone service provider. Honda CR-V gets a sportier, more upscale look for 2015 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140930/RETAIL/140939991/honda-cr-v-gets-a-sportier-more-upscale-look-for-2015 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:41:07 EST The redesigned 2015 Honda CR-V goes on sale Wednesday with a more premium feel in a move to keep its mantle as the country's best-selling crossover. Bollywood actor and Olympic athlete boost Hyundai, Nissan http://www.autonews.com/article/20140930/VIRALVIDEO/309309997/bollywood-actor-and-olympic-athlete-boost-hyundai-nissan Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Hyundai's "Xtra Love" features Indian film titan Shah Rukh Khan. McConaughey MKC ads fuel comedians http://www.autonews.com/article/20140929/RETAIL03/309299963/mcconaughey-mkc-ads-fuel-comedians Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST If spoofs are the sincerest form of flattery, Lincoln's new MKC ad campaign featuring actor Matthew McConaughey in a series of moody spots is already a smash hit. Buyers snap up pricier models http://www.autonews.com/article/20140929/FINANCE_AND_INSURANCE/309299954/buyers-snap-up-pricier-models Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Consumers in the United States are willingly paying more than ever for new vehicles, enticed by low interest rates, cheap leases and ubiquitous six-year loans that keep monthly payments affordable while the total price tag rises by thousands of... Ford sets goal of 9.4M global sales by 2020, cuts profit outlook for '14 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140929/RETAIL01/140929873/ford-sets-goal-of-9-4m-global-sales-by-2020-cuts-profit-outlook-for Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:28:01 EST Ford aims to raise global sales 52 percent annually by 2020 by tapping fast-growing Asian markets, investing heavily in Lincoln, and expanding its global offerings of small cars and utility vehicles. %]