Automotive News Breaking News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST Smart's safety-centric hit http://www.autonews.com/article/20140923/VIRALVIDEO/309239999/smarts-safety-centric-hit Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Smart now commands the No. 1 position with a spot meant to crack down on jay-walking. Cadillac names European exec Jim Bunnell as U.S. sales chief http://www.autonews.com/article/20140922/OEM02/140929988/cadillac-names-european-exec-jim-bunnell-as-u-s-sales-chief Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:31:57 EST Cadillac named Jim Bunnell as its new sales chief in the United States today as the brand looks to improve sluggish volume and implement a fresh approach under new global boss Johan de Nysschen. Pay gap remains under Lear UAW contract after demise of two-tier wages http://www.autonews.com/article/20140922/OEM01/140929987/pay-gap-remains-under-lear-uaw-contract-after-demise-of-two-tier Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:02:00 EST The UAW has ended two-tier wages for the majority of workers at a Lear seating plant in Indiana, but certainly not all. A new four-year UAW contract ratified Sunday promises wage parity for about 450 of the 760 workers at Lear's Hammond, Ind. Toyota's big leap to aluminum http://www.autonews.com/article/20140922/OEM01/309229953/toyotas-big-leap-to-aluminum Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Toyota is set to become the next big automaker to begin making the expensive shift from steel to aluminum for parts like hoods and liftgates. Look for them on upcoming versions of the Lexus RX 350 crossover and Toyota Camry. New Cadillac boss dusts off Audi playbook, pushes autonomy http://www.autonews.com/article/20140922/OEM02/309229952/new-cadillac-boss-dusts-off-audi-playbook-pushes-autonomy Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Johan de Nysschen believes the people who work at Cadillac can't just make cars to rival BMW and Mercedes -- they need to think like those juggernaut brands, too. Deaths linked to GM ignition-switch defect rise to 21, Feinberg says http://www.autonews.com/article/20140922/OEM11/140929990/deaths-linked-to-gm-ignition-switch-defect-rise-to-21-feinberg-says Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:59:06 EST The number of deaths linked to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors vehicles rose by two last week to 21, according to a report today from a lawyer overseeing a program to compensate victims of accidents caused by the recalled part. Sports cars to shine in City of Light http://www.autonews.com/article/20140922/OEM03/309229965/sports-cars-to-shine-in-city-of-light Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST The spotlight will be on sports cars at the Paris auto show, with debuts of models such as the Mercedes-AMG GT, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Audi TT roadster. Delphi agrees to acquire on-glass connection products supplier http://www.autonews.com/article/20140922/OEM10/140929992/delphi-agrees-to-acquire-on-glass-connection-products-supplier Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:33:16 EST Delphi Automotive said it agreed to acquire Antaya Technologies, a Rhode Island company that supplies wire harnesses and other technologies that connect with automotive glass. Hyundai directors kept in dark on size of $10 billion land bid, report says http://www.autonews.com/article/20140922/OEM02/140929994/hyundai-directors-kept-in-dark-on-size-of-10-billion-land-bid-report Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:56:58 EST Hyundai Motor and two affiliates did not seek board clearance for the size of their record $10 billion bid for a plot of land in Seoul, more than triple its appraised value, four board members of the companies told Reuters. Now, it's NHTSA under fire http://www.autonews.com/article/20140922/OEM11/309229959/now-its-nhtsa-under-fire Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Seven months after General Motors' ignition-switch issue erupted into a full-blown safety crisis, NHTSA is taking its turn in the hot seat, facing tough questions about its past and its ability to effectively police auto safety. %]