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  • UPDATE 5-U.S. auto sales edge higher in March Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:38 PM ET

    *Ford beats expectations; GM, Honda miss expectations. Among the strong performers were Toyota Motor Corp, Hyundai Motor Co, Kia Motors Corp and Audi. While dealership traffic began to pick up last month, "the second quarter looks to be even more favorable" because of pent-up demand after a harsh winter, according to Eric Lyman, vice president of industry insights for...

  • *Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Audi among strong performers. Among the strong performers were Toyota Motor Corp, Hyundai Motor Co, Kia Motors Corp and Audi. While dealership traffic began to pick up last month, "the second quarter looks to be even more favorable" because of pent-up demand after a harsh winter, according to Eric Lyman, vice president of industry insights for...

  • UPDATE 3-U.S. auto sales demand begins to thaw in March Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 2:11 PM ET

    *Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Audi among strong performers. Among the strong performers were Toyota Motor Corp, Hyundai Motor Co, Kia Motors Corp and Audi. While dealership traffic began to pick up last month, "the second quarter looks to be even more favorable" because of pent-up demand after a harsh winter, according to Eric Lyman, vice president of industry insights for...

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. auto demand begins to thaw in March Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 12:07 PM ET

    *Top six automakers report mixed results. *Annualized sales rate rebounds from February dip. DETROIT, April 1- U.S. consumer demand for new vehicles began to thaw in March, with the top six automakers reporting mixed sales results on Wednesday.

  • Subaru's sales were up 10 percent. General Motors' sales fell 2 percent and Ford and Nissan both saw 3 percent declines. Honda's sales were down 5 percent.

  • TOKYO, April 1- Tokyo shares fell on Wednesday as investors sold recent gainers to lock in profit on the first day of Japanese financial year and after soft reading on the Bank of Japan's tankan business sentiment survey. A close below the 25- day moving average would probably lead to a near-term correction in the market, "said Takashi Oba, senior strategist at...

  • SEOUL, March 31- Hyundai Motor Co Chairman Chung Mong- koo received a 2 percent pay rise to 5.72 billion won in 2014, a year that saw weakness in the rouble and yen contributing to sluggish earnings at the South Korean automaker. Earlier this month, Chief Executive Kim Choong- ho said Hyundai- the world's fifth-biggest automaker when coupled with affiliate Kia...

  • PARIS, March 31- French car parts maker Faurecia announced a joint-venture deal with Dongfeng, the Chinese state-controlled automotive group, in a move designed to increase its presence in the world's biggest autos market. Faurecia, majority-owned by PSA Peugeot Citroen, said on Tuesday the venture would target sales of 2 billion euros to Dongfeng and its...

  • TOKYO, March 31- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Tuesday, shedding early gains as investors took profits on the last trading day of the quarter. "Since it was the last day of the fiscal year, derivatives investors unwound their long positions on stocks, while such domestic investors as pension funds were reluctant to buy," said Kyoya Okazawa, head of global...

  • *Fujifilm soars on M&A deal. TOKYO, March 31- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday, tracking gains in Wall Street and rebounding from a sharp decline last week, but investors refrained from taking large positions before key economic data later in the week. On the last trading day of the fiscal year, investors will likely stay on the sidelines before economic...

  • Company officials say they expect the new Malibu to deliver $1,500 a car more profit than its predecessors. To win over skeptical consumers, GM's ads for the new Malibu will tout the car's quality, styling, fuel-efficiency, and a myriad of safety and connectivity features. GM's sales goals for the Malibu are important, because the car is a key piece of GM Chief...

  • Toyota: Both hands back on the wheel after recall spinout Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    TOYOTA, Japan— Toyota Motor Corp. is ready to ramp up its growth again, emerging from an intentional soul-searching lull brought on by its massive global recall scandal that began in 2009.. "It is making our effort to come out with ever better cars increasingly difficult," he told reporters at headquarters in Toyota city, central Japan. He pointed to how President...

  • Speaking Wednesday at the union's national bargaining convention in Detroit, President Dennis Williams said the UAW already has too many tiers of lower wages. Williams was responding to reports that General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. may propose a third tier of pay. Actually, a third tier of wages already is in place at several General Motors factories in the...

  • DETROIT, March 24- Global automakers are readying a new generation of mass-market electric cars with more than double the driving range of today's Nissan Leaf, betting that technical breakthroughs by big battery suppliers such as LG Chem Ltd will jump-start demand and pull them abreast of Tesla Motors Inc.. At least four major automakers- General Motors Co,...

  • TOKYO— Japan's future prosperity will depend on improving its lagging productivity, says a report by McKinsey Global Institute that urges companies to boost their competitiveness by better use of their workers. Japan's population of about 127 million began declining in 2011 and is rapidly aging, a trend seen in many industrialized countries.

  • DETROIT, March 23- General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co have much higher labor costs than their cross-town rival Fiat Chrysler, according to a new study released just ahead of a meeting of United Auto Workers officials as they prepare for contract talks with the Detroit Three. Ford Motor Co's hourly labor costs were $57, just behind GM's at $58.

  • Car sales in Russia dropped sharply last year as the economy was hit by a fall in oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine. General Motors said last week it would shut its Russian factory and wind down the Opel brand in the country, while Nissan Motor Co suspended Russia production for 16 days this month. The company said its car plant in Kaluga, south of the...

  • DETROIT— U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that two Nissan recalls didn't go far enough to fix a problem with front-seat air bag seat sensors. Nissan maintains the fixes took care of the problem. In documents posted Sunday, NHTSA said Nissan and Infiniti owners complained that after getting recall repairs, the passenger air bag status light...

  • TOKYO/ MEXICO CITY, March 22- Toyota Motor is finalising plans for its first passenger car assembly plant in Mexico that could be approved by its board as early as next month, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Toyoda last year asked planners scouting for a site in Mexico to hit' pause' and review the rationale for the project, executives familiar...

  • SHANGHAI, March 20- Jaguar Land Rover Ltd on Friday said it is recalling nearly 36,500 Range Rover Evoque sport utility vehicles, after local media reported the British luxury carmaker used faulty gearboxes. Jaguar Land Rover earlier apologised for gearbox issues via its microblog after being criticised by state television on Sunday along with peers...