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  • *Williams wants pressure put on Mexico to strengthen labor unions. July 26- United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Tuesday that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has assured him she would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement if she is elected president. "She's committed to me that not only would dig into NAFTA but...

  • July 26- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced changes in the way it reports U.S. vehicle sales on Tuesday amid an investigation by federal authorities into claims of inflated sales figures. The maker of Jeep and Dodge vehicles said earlier this month that it was cooperating with investigations by the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange...

  • *Hyundai reliant on sedans as U.S. consumers pivot to SUVs. SEOUL, July 27- At last February's Super Bowl, Hyundai Motor hired' X-Men' movie star Ryan Reynolds for an ad plugging the new version of its Elantra sedan. At the Elantra's peak, more than one car in every 20 sold in America was a Hyundai, cementing the firm's place as the world's fifth-biggest automaker...

  • Data downloaded from the Tesla Model S shows the vehicle was traveling at 74 mph in a 65- mph zone on a divided highway in Williston, Florida, near Gainesville, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report. The driver, Joshua Brown, 40, a tech company owner from Canton, Ohio, was using the sedan's cruise control and lane-keeping features at...

  • DETROIT— Fiat Chrysler has revised more than five years of U.S. sales figures and says a much-touted streak of 75 months of gains should have ended in 2013.. The move comes as the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission investigate whether the company inflated sales by pressing dealers to buy more vehicles. Neither Justice nor the SEC would...

  • District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco set an Oct. 18 hearing for final approval. Volkswagen also plans to offer a new proposal to fix 85,000 polluting 3.0 liter vehicles after regulators rejected an earlier plan, a Justice Department lawyer said on Tuesday. At the hearing, Justice Department lawyer Joshua Van Eaton said the German automaker had been...

  • The company confirmed a week ago that U.S. regulators were investigating claims by two Chicago- area dealerships that they had been forced by Fiat Chrysler officials to falsify sales reports. An internal review at Fiat Chrysler had found that its U.S. sales figures were inflated by 5,000 to 6,000 vehicles, Automotive News reported on Monday, citing company...

  • A federal judge in San Francisco has granted preliminary approval to a $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal. The terms call for the German carmaker to spend up to $10 billion buying back or repairing about 475,000 Volkswagens and Audi vehicles with 2- liter diesel engines and paying their owners an additional $5,100 to...

  • July 26- FCA US LLC, the U.S. arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said it would change the way it reports monthly U.S. vehicle sales, following questions about the current method.

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- Volkswagen AG plans to offer a new proposal to fix 85,000 polluting 3.0 liter vehicles after regulators rejected an earlier plan, a Justice Department lawyer said Tuesday. Earlier this month, the California Air Resources Board rejected, as insufficient, a plan to fix the vehicles, VW and Audi luxury cars from model years 2009-2016. At a court...

  • BENGALURU/ DETROIT, July 26- A widening rift between electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc and Mobileye NV sent shares of the Israeli maker of driving-assistance chips and software plunging on Tuesday and fanned debate on self-driving vehicle technology. Mobileye shares, which have been wildly popular with institutional and tech investors, were down 9...

  • July 26- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Tuesday it would invest $1.48 billion in its Sterling Heights plant in Michigan to retool it to build next-generation Ram pickup trucks. Plans for the company's Warren Truck Assembly plant in Michigan, which currently builds the Ram 1500, will be announced later, FCA said. FCA said in July it would invest more than $1...

  • DETROIT— Fiat Chrysler says it will sink $1.5 billion into a suburban Detroit factory as it retools plants to make more trucks and SUVs and stops producing small and midsize cars. With the investment announced Tuesday, the company will equip the Sterling Heights, Michigan, Assembly Plant so it can make Ram pickup trucks. CEO Sergio Marchionne has said the company...

  • BENGALURU/ DETROIT, July 26- A widening rift between electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc and Mobileye NV sent shares of the Israeli maker of driving-assistance chips and software plunging on Tuesday and fanned debate on self-driving vehicle technology. Mobileye shares, which have been wildly popular with institutional and tech investors, were down 10.7...

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- Volkswagen AG plans to offer a new proposal to fix 85,000 polluting 3.0 liter vehicles after regulators rejected an earlier plan, a Justice Department lawyer said Tuesday. Earlier this month, the California Air Resources Board said the plan to fix the VW and Audi luxury vehicles, which range from model years 2009-2016, was insufficient.

  • STUTTGART, Germany, July 26- Porsche will boost the number of jobs for its first all-electric model by more than half from previous targets as part of parent Volkswagen's push to overcome its emissions scandal by embracing zero-emission cars and digital services. The sports-car brand is spending about 1 billion euros on the zero-emission model.

  • BENGALURU/ DETROIT, July 26- A widening rift between electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc and Mobileye NV sent shares of the Israeli maker of driving-assistance chips and software plunging on Tuesday. Mobileye shares, which have been wildly popular with institutional and tech investors, were down 12.6 percent to $43.09 at mid-morning, after the company...

  • —$12,500 to $44, 000: Range of values for the affected Volkswagen diesels before the scandal became public on Sept. 18, 2015. Owners who sell their cars back to VW would get the clean trade-in value as determined by the National Automobile Dealers Association depending on the model, age, mileage and options on their car. —$5,100 to $10, 000: Amount of additional...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Hyundai Motor Co. has reported a tenth straight quarterly profit decline due to weak demand for passenger sedans and higher marketing expenses for its luxury brand, despite improved China sales. Hyundai also spent more on marketing to promote its luxury brand Genesis ahead of new vehicle launches in the U.S. Passenger sedans have been...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A nearly $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to the deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles. The German carmaker has agreed to spend up to $10 billion buying back or repairing about 475,000...