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AutoNews Now: $4.3 billion punishment for VW

VW hit with $4.3B in fines, penalties; book claims U.S. exec blew whistle; Plug-in hybrid Jeep; GM plans China-made EV; Crossing Antarctica in a Hyundai; Flying cars for sale.


First Shift: GM: Venezuela plant illegally seized

GM says Venezuela plant illegally seized; Ex-Bush official expected to monitor VW; FCA offering gift cards, chargers to buyers awaiting Pacifica Hybrid; Cadillac's rise in China.

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First Shift: Robot cars, sleepy humans

When humans sleep, as robots drive; U.S. officials to review seizure of GM Venezuela plant; Tesla's Musk talks 'consensual telepathy'; Bill Ford marks company's Irish centennial.


First Shift: Lexus freshens look of NX

In Shanghai: New look for Lexus NX, Buick's version of Chevy Volt, Daimler ready to hitch a ride; Nissan plans I-95 charging network; How Volvo beat the odds; Benz fit for a Prince.


First Shift: Newest Mercedes-Benz S class

Newest Mercedes-Benz S class; Ex-Ford exec leaves Uber; Hazmat spill at Tesla's Gigafactory; Pence: U.S.-Korea trade deal under review; Researchers turn to 'Grand Theft Auto.'


Lessons from dealers' online parts ventures

In a bid to attract new parts customers online, Ed Morse Delray Toyota launched TheToyotaPartsDepot.com, solely for parts sales. Fixed Ops Director Eric Silcox says dealers should treat parts websites like a separate business that requires patience, commitment and possibly even more employees if they want to see growth.


AutoNews Now: Debating Tesla's true value

Execs weigh in on Tesla's value surge; Apple gets permit to test autonomous cars; Nissan Titan's rise; Marchionne puts aside partner pursuit; Volvo at 90; One car, 1,360 horses.

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