WASHINGTON, April 17- General Motors says that cars being recalled because of faulty ignition switches can be driven safely before repairs, based on more than 80 tests, but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off the engine: a simple bump from a driver's knee.» Read More
DETROIT— General Motors says it sold 2.42 million cars and trucks in the first three months of the year, keeping it slightly ahead of Volkswagen in the global sales race. Sales leader Toyota has yet to release first quarter numbers but says it's on the way to selling 10.1 million vehicles this year.
RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky.— An automotive industry plant opening in south-central Kentucky will create 155 full-time jobs. Germany- based Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Inc. cut the ribbon Wednesday in Russell Springs on the $29 million parts manufacturing facility.
*R8 boosts Audi's U.S. pricing power vs BMW, Mercedes. BERLIN, April 17- Lamborghini is flaunting a technology-packed supercar at this week's Beijing auto show that will spice up its parent company Audi's own offerings just as the second-biggest luxury carmaker struggles to prove its technical prowess.
BEIJING— China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models.
April 16- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will announce an agreement by the end of April to allow production of Jeep models in China, the head of the Jeep brand, Mike Manley, said on Wednesday.
April 16- General Motors Co said on Wednesday that it has set up a new fast-track ordering system to accelerate the shipment of parts needed to fix an ignition switch defect that has forced the automaker to recall 2.6 million of its compact cars.
BEIJING, April 17- Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co is going for a facelift to stand out from the crowd. In an increasingly competitive global market- in China alone there are some 80 automakers battling for sales- Nissan plans to put a V-shaped front grille design on most of its models to give itself a "distinct, unified face", says global design chief Shiro Nakamura.
TOYOTA CITY, Japan/ IRVINE, Calif., April 17- In 1997, Toyota caught its competitors by surprise with the revolutionary Prius, the first commercially successful gasoline-electric hybrid car. Toyota Motor Corp will next year launch a hydrogen-powered car in the United States, Japan and Europe.
The actor helped debut the new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe at the New York Auto Show.
GM's area is a virtual ghost town filled with a few GM staff members, talking with a few reporters who made their way into the hall.
NEW YORK— After a nearly 20- year absence, Italian car maker Alfa Romeo is returning to the U.S. market. Alfa CEO Harald Wester said Wednesday the company plans to ship around 100 4 C sports cars to the U.S. this June. Alfa's parent company, Italian automaker Fiat SpA, will release more details next month.
NEW YORK— With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. ACURA TLX: Honda's luxury Acura brand calls the new TLX midsize sedan a "red carpet athlete" for its blend of elegance and sportiness.
The Mustang has stood the test of time, as only a handful of nameplates have been around for 50 years.
GM will ask a bankruptcy court to bar plaintiffs from proceeding with lawsuits related to any actions before it filed for bankruptcy in 2009.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company COO, showcase Ford's limited edition, 50th anniversary Mustang GT. Only 1,964 of the cars will be built, a reference to the Mustang's unveiling on April 17th, 1964.
April 16- General Motors Co said it would ask a U.S. bankruptcy court to bar plaintiffs from proceeding with lawsuits against the automaker for claims related to any actions before it filed for bankruptcy in 2009.. The Texas case was in Re: Charles Silvas and Grace Silvas vs. General Motors LLC in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, No. 2:14- CV-00089.
Toyota says it changed every exterior piece but the roof. But Toyota acknowledges that tastes have changed, and buyers of midsize cars want more style, comfort and performance to go with the reliability.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reveals the new and rebuilt Toyota Camry from the New York auto show.
April 16- General Motors Co said it will ask a U.S. bankruptcy court to bar plaintiffs from proceeding with lawsuits against the automaker for claims related to any actions before it filed for bankruptcy in 2009.. The California case was in Re: Galdina Maciel et al. vs.
April 16- U.S. auto parts maker Johnson Controls said it would buy Air Distribution Technologies, which makes air ventilation products used in buildings, from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for about $1.6 billion.