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  • TOGLIATTI, Russia, Aug 29- AvtoVAZ, the Russian carmaker controlled by Renault-Nissan, may bring some parts production in-house as it struggles to get more competitive pricing and stamp out corruption in its local supply chain, senior executives said.

  • Fiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    Italy's Fiat and Chrysler are merging to form Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The combined company would move its tax headquarters to London and list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Fiat SpA will announce the final tally by Sept. 4.

  • US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Consumer spending edged down 0.1 percent last month after a 0.4 percent increase in June, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 29- Russian auto maker Sollers on Friday reported a slump in first-half net profit as a sharp economic slowdown contributed to losses at its joint venture with Ford. Its joint ventures with Japanese car makers Mazda, Toyota, and Isuzu, were profitable in the first half, the company's presentation showed.

  • Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:22 AM ET

    BEIJING— Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China. Promoters of electric cars see China as a promising market due to Beijing's support for the technology and eagerness to reduce smog.

  • PARIS, Aug 29- Russia's top carmaker Avtovaz plans to reduce staff numbers to 30,000 by 2020 from 55,000 to boost competitivity, finance head Evgeny Belinin told France's Les Echos daily business newspaper at the Moscow motor show.

  • BMW's Mini celebrates its 55th anniversary this month.

  • Spiders (real ones) force Suzuki car recall Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET
    A 2010 Suzuki Kizashi on display at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 1, 2010.

    More than 19,000 midsize Suzuki Kizashi cars are affected by the recall, forced by spider infestations.

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Honda Motor Co is recalling about 63,200 vehicles due to a defect in driver-side air bags made by Takata Corp, the latest in a series of air bag recalls across the industry that have affected nearly 16 million vehicles to date.

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Honda Motor Co is recalling about 63,200 vehicles globally due to a defect in driver-side air bags made by Takata Corp, the Japanese automaker said on Thursday. Honda is recalling certain CR-V, Civic, Brio and Amaze, models from 2012-2015, mostly in China and other Asian countries.

  • DETROIT, Aug 27- General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers on Wednesday trumpeted the news that production of the Cadillac SRX would be shifted from Mexico to Tennessee, but Reuters has learned that GM also plans to move some other assembly work in the opposite direction.

  • Are the world’s cars on the cusp of going solar? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:27 PM ET

    Falling solar system and battery prices combined with electric vehicles' rise may soon send internal combustion engines to the junk yard, analysts say.

  • DETROIT, Aug 27- General Motors Co is shifting some production of the Cadillac SRX from Mexico to Tennessee, but will partly offset that by moving some Chevrolet Equinox manufacturing from Tennessee to Mexico, an industry source told Reuters.

  • Auburn Hills, Michigan- based Eagle Ottawa's customers include top automakers such as Ford Motor Co, BMW, General Motors Co and Hyundai Motor Co, Lear said in a statement.

  • DETROIT, Aug 27- General Motors Co will shift production of its Cadillac SRX crossover vehicle from Mexico to its plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where the company once built vehicles for its defunct Saturn brand, the company and the United Auto Workers union said on Wednesday.

  • GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tennessee Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    SPRING HILL, Tenn.— General Motors announced Wednesday that it is moving production of its next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Tennessee, leading United Auto Workers leaders to chide Tennessee Republicans for their opposition to the union increasing its influence in the state.

  • Renault could turn Russia crisis to its advantage Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Aug 27- Renault, the major carmaker with most at stake in Russia, could turn a market crisis to its advantage as Moscow considers a subsidy scheme to steady demand and a weaker rouble undermines rivals that make fewer parts locally.

  • GM likely to announce SUVs, jobs at Tenn. plant Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors and government officials are expected to announce new vehicles and jobs Wednesday at a sprawling factory complex in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

  • DETROIT, Aug 26- The Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was named the top full-size pickup truck in the U.S. market and Toyota's Highlander the top mid-size SUV by Consumer Reports, the magazine said on Tuesday.

  • It listed the automakers fined as the local unit of Honda Motor Co, Toyota Motor Co, Volkswagen AG and its unit Skoda Auto, BMW AG, Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz, Fiat SpA, Ford Motor Co, General Motors Co and Nissan Motor Co.. The other Indian carmakers fined were Maruti Suzuki Ltd, Hindustan Motors Ltd and Mahindra& Mahindra Ltd..