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  • TORONTO, Jan 5- Major automakers reported their best ever Canadian sales performance last year, with Ford Motor Co holding on to the top sales spot for 2014, despite a late surge by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's Canadian unit. "The battle for best-selling vehicle company remained tight all year," DesRosiers Automotive Consultants said in a note to clients.

  • DETROIT, Jan 5- BMW on Monday regained bragging rights as the top-selling luxury brand in the United States, ending the one-year reign of German rival Mercedes. BMW ended with a lead last year of more than 9,000 vehicles over Mercedes-Benz, which in 2013 seized a title BMW had held for the previous two years. Last year, Mercedes-Benz outsold BMW by about 3,000...

  • DETROIT, Jan 5- Automakers reported strong December U.S. sales on Monday, boosted by falling gasoline prices, but industry executives and analysts cautioned that growth would slow in 2015 after five years of rapid recovery from the recession. "U.S. auto sales are dancing to a very different beat," Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said in a research note.

  • *BMW and China dealers reach settlement over subsidies. *Dealers say $820 mln deal struck, BMW declines confirm details. SHANGHAI/ FRANKFURT, Jan 5- BMW will pay 5.1 billion yuan to auto dealers in China who pressured the world's top luxury carmaker to share the cost of overstocked showrooms, BMW's main Chinese dealership group said on Monday.

  • Auto sales end 2014 strong, helped by low gas prices Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
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    Automakers reported strong December U.S. sales, boosted by falling gas prices, but analysts cautioned that growth would slow this year.

  • DETROIT, Jan 5- Automakers reported strong December U.S. sales Monday, boosted by falling gas prices, but industry executives and analysts cautioned that growth would slow this year after five years of rapid recovery from the recession. General Motors Co easily beat analyst expectations, logging a 19 percent gain to 274,483 vehicles, the best December for the No....

  • DETROIT, Jan 5- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said its U.S. sales rose 20 percent on strong Jeep SUV and pickup truck sales but still missed expectations of analysts. Nissan Motor Co's December U.S. sales narrowly topped and Honda Motor Co. And a separate poll of 35 economists polled by Thomson Reuters showed that they expect on average an annualized selling rate for...

  • Asian shares mixed on global growth, oil concerns Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Asian stocks were mixed amid choppy trade on the first trading day of the week, as a raft of sluggish manufacturing surveys released across Europe and Asia over the past week curbed risk appetites.

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 30- Foreign automakers in China may struggle to dictate sales goals in the future after dealers complained to the government that inflexible targets set during a market boom obliged them to buy too much stock and bear the brunt of a drop in demand. Japan's Honda Motor Co Ltd and Nissan Motor Co Ltd cut their China sales forecasts last month while...

  • UPDATE 1-India to halt tax breaks for carmakers Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    NEW DELHI, Dec 30- India will not extend tax breaks to automakers beyond Dec. 31, a senior government official told Reuters, as the government looks to shore up its stretched finances before the end of the financial year despite the potential impact on car sales. The decision comes at a time when weak tax receipts in a sluggish economy are making it difficult for...

  • Toyota to miss China 2014 sales goal Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 12:25 AM ET

    Toyota is likely to miss its 2014 objective of selling over 1.1 million cars in China because of an economic slowdown and resulting auto price wars.

  • BEIJING, Dec 29- Toyota Motor Corp is likely to miss its 2014 objective of selling over 1.1 million vehicles in China because of a faster-than-anticipated economic slowdown and resulting price war in the local auto market. The shortcoming reveals continued difficulty for Japanese automakers in China even as diplomatic relations recover from a territorial...

  • TOKYO, Dec 25- Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru brand cars and SUVs, has scrapped a plan to shift production of the new XV Crosstrek to its U.S. plant and will instead make the SUV in Japan, a source familiar with the company's production plans said. Fuji Heavy, which has a policy of making cars in markets where they are sold, decided to make the new vehicle in...

  • DETROIT, Dec 19- General Motors Co has developed contingency plans in case recalls of potentially lethal Takata- made air bag inflators widens, forcing the U.S. automaker to repair millions of vehicles, the company said on Friday. GM's plans include directing Takata to share with rivals TRW and Autoliv the No. 1 U.S. automaker's air bag specifications and data so...

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- Japan's Nissan Motor Co and French partner Renault SA have stopped taking orders for some cars in Russia and could raise prices on others if the rouble's plunge continues, alliance Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday. Russia is Nissan's fifth-largest market and the Japanese firm's alliance with Renault SA, of which Ghosn is chairman and...

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- Japan's Nissan Motor Co and French partner Renault SA have stopped taking orders for some cars in Russia and could raise prices on others if the rouble's plunge continues, alliance Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday. Russia is Nissan's fifth-largest market and the Japanese firm's alliance with Renault SA, of which Ghosn is chairman and...

  • Asian stocks extend rally on Fed cues Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    Asian equities put up an upbeat performance on the final trading day of the week, following an inspiring U.S. lead overnight as investors cheered the Federal Reserve's pledge to be patient in increasing interest rates.

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co is faring better than peers in Russia as domestic production via an alliance with the country's biggest auto firm shields it against the rouble's plunge, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday. Russia is Nissan's fifth-largest market and the Japanese firm's alliance with Renault SA, of which Ghosn is...

  • Google Android will be built straight into cars Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 2:07 AM ET
    Google's driverless car.

    Google is planning to build Android directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to use the Internet without plugging in smartphones.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ DETROIT, Dec 18- Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones. "It provides a much stronger foothold for Google to really be part of the vehicle rather than being an add-on," said...