Automotive News Breaking News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:00:00 EST Consumer Reports presses Toyota to recall some 177,500 Camry hybrids http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM11/140729863/consumer-reports-presses-toyota-to-recall-some-177500-camry-hybrids Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:21:51 EST Consumer Reports called on Toyota to recall about 177,500 older Camry hybrid sedans to address potential power brake defects. Tenneco's Q2 profit rises 29% on record revenue http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM10/140729861/tennecos-q2-profit-rises-29-on-record-revenue Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:19:17 EST Tenneco, a ride-control and emission-control systems supplier, today reported that its net income rose 29 percent in the second quarter from a year ago to $81 million on record revenue of $2.2 billion. Many drivers are ready for autonomous cars, survey says http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM06/140729862/many-drivers-are-ready-for-autonomous-cars-survey-says Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:02:59 EST A significant percentage of drivers are ready for their cars to do the driving for them. In a study conducted in June by Insurance. GM, Toyota plan to resume production in South Africa http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM01/140729865/gm-toyota-plan-to-resume-production-in-south-africa Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:07:23 EST GM and Toyota plan to resume production on Tuesday in South Africa and the nation's largest union agreed to end a four-week strike in the metals sector after accepting a wage increase offer from employers. Global product expert in Lincoln driver's seat http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM02/307289969/global-product-expert-in-lincoln-drivers-seat Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ford CEO Mark Fields, in his first major personnel move since taking over, announced Kumar Galhotra's appointment last week among several changes in Ford's product development organization. Tesla, Panasonic reach agreement on U.S. battery plant, report says http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM05/140729866/tesla-panasonic-reach-agreement-on-u-s-battery-plant-report-says Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:42:23 EST Panasonic has reached a basic agreement with Tesla Motors to initially supply the electric automaker's proposed lithium-ion battery plant in the United States with machinery to make battery cells, the Nikkei said. Ford hikes revamped F-150 pickup prices as much as $3,385 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/RETAIL/140729872/ford-hikes-revamped-f-150-pickup-prices-as-much-as-3385 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:36:08 EST Ford is raising prices on the new 2015 aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup by $340 to $3,385, or 1 percent to 7 percent, and has trimmed the number of models to five from 11. Ford, Ram quarrel over heavy-duty pickup towing title http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/RETAIL03/307289955/ford-ram-quarrel-over-heavy-duty-pickup-towing-title Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ford Motor Co. is threatening legal action if Ram keeps claiming that its pickups offer "best-in-class" towing. Ram's response? In so many words, it's telling Ford to go pound sand. 2015 Cadillac ATS offers wireless charging dock http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM06/140729867/2015-cadillac-ats-offers-wireless-charging-dock Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:41:43 EST General Motors will offer wireless charging for smartphones for the first time in the 2015 Cadillac ATS sedan and coupe when they are launched this fall. GM moved faster to fix larger cars http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM11/307289963/gm-moved-faster-to-fix-larger-cars Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST General Motors treated isolated reports of flimsy ignitions in its mid-sized, full-sized and luxury cars more urgently than similar but far more voluminous complaints about the less profitable Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion, documents GM submitted...