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  • The SUV goes from All-American to global star Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    It's a surprising rebirth for a vehicle that was the subject of obituaries when gas prices spiked in 2008. Automakers won back customers by making smaller, more fuel-efficient SUVs that also appealed to newly wealthy buyers in Asia and South America and former skeptics in Europe. In China they're a status symbol. By 2018, analysts expect China to be the biggest...

  • TOKYO, Oct 27- Takata Corp is considering booking a quarterly charge of 2- 3 billion yen to cover the cost of additional recalls of vehicles fitted with potentially defective airbags, two people familiar with the matter said. The additional charge- on top of 75 billion yen previously set aside for airbag recalls- would cover the projected cost of recent recalls...

  • Toyota at top in global vehicle sales over VW, GM Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:47 AM ET

    TOKYO— Toyota kept its lead over rivals Volkswagen and General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker in the first nine months of the year, Monday reporting record sales of 7.615 million vehicles, up nearly 3 percent from the previous year. Volkswagen said earlier this month it sold 7.40 million vehicles for January-September, barely edging out General...

  • TOKYO, Oct 27- Japanese stocks rose on Monday as a weaker yen boosted exporter shares and investors confidently awaited upcoming earnings announcements. "Japan's our top pick market to buy back as we head into earnings season," said Jonathan Garner, managing director of research at Morgan Stanley, citing yen weakness as a driver of profit growth.

  • Ford tries to jolt electric cars with big discount Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    The Ford Focus electric.

    With gas prices down, analysts say it will be even more difficult to persuade buyers to opt for vehicles that plug in rather than tank up.

  • U.S. car safety regulators face review over safety lapses Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 25- The Transportation Department will conduct an internal review of U.S. auto safety regulators in response to a series of safety lapses, including this week's reports of defective airbags, a senior administration official said on Saturday. The news of the review emerged days after Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United...

  • Final Glance: Autos companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. fell$. 62 or 4.3 percent, to $13.78. General Motors Co. fell$. 89 or 2.9 percent, to $30.04. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 55 or 1.7 percent, to $31.07.

  • What you need to know about massive air bag recall Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    So far, more than 12 million vehicles worldwide with air bags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. have been recalled for the problem. There have been recalls in Japan, Europe, China and other areas. A: Chemicals that quickly inflate air bags during a crash are exploding with too much force in Takata air bags made from 2001 to 2011. This blows apart metal...

  • Midday Glance: Autos companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. fell$. 62 or 4.3 percent, to $13.78. General Motors Co. fell$. 72 or 2.3 percent, to $30.21. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 59 or 1.9 percent, to $31.03.

  • Early Glance: Autos companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Ford Motor Co. fell$. 42 or 2.9 percent, to $13.98. General Motors Co. fell$. 17 or. 5 percent, to $30.76. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 75 or 2.4 percent, to $30.87.

  • TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese shares rose to a two-week high on Friday as the weaker yen lifted exporters, while renewed fears about the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States bolstered Ebola-related stocks such as Fujifilm Holdings Corp. Tokyo- listed shares in firms manufacturing Ebola-related products jumped in response to news that a New York City doctor...

  • Stronger won hits Kia Motors 3Q profit Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:23 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea's second-largest car maker Kia Motors Corp. said Friday its third-quarter income plunged 27 percent from a year earlier as a stronger won dented profit. The earnings come a day after Kia's bigger affiliate Hyundai Motor Co. also said the stronger local currency hurt its last quarter's earnings while Japanese rivals including...

  • Nikkei gains capped by Ebola case in New York Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:21 PM ET

    *Nikkei advances on weak yen, Wall Street gains. *Helath stocks Airtech, Fujifilm rise. TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese shares rose on Friday on the back of a weaker yen and Wall Street gains, but its advance was capped by reports of an Ebola case in New York City which sent U.S. stock futures lower.

  • TOKYO, Oct 24- Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it had sold some of its shares in Tesla Motors Inc but that it would continue to study possible cooperation with the U.S. electric car maker in the future. Toyota, the world's biggest automaker, invested $50 million in the Palo Alto-based startup in May 2010 ahead of Tesla's initial public offering in June that year.

  • Final Glance: Autos companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. rose$. 27 or 1.9 percent, to $14.40. General Motors Co. fell$. 38 or 1.2 percent, to $30.93. Toyota Motor Corp. rose $1.14 or 1.0 percent, to $113.41.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Oct 24- Honda Motor's Mobilio, a spacious yet affordable multi-purpose vehicle, has nearly doubled its market share this year, triggering a price war with Toyota Motor in Indonesia, the latest battleground for global carmakers. Toyota and its Daihatsu Motor affiliate have long enjoyed a more than 50 percent market share in Indonesia- where...

  • UPDATE 1-Toyota sells some Tesla Motors shares - Nikkei Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    Oct 23- Toyota Motor Corp has sold some of its shares in U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc, the Nikkei financial daily reported. Toyota invested $50 million in Tesla in May 2010, ahead of the U.S. company's initial public offering in June that year. Daimler AG, the parent of Mercedes-Benz, said earlier this week it sold its remaining 4 percent stake in Tesla...

  • Toyota sells some Tesla Motors shares: Report Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:08 PM ET
    Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, left, and Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda shake hands after a news conference in Palo Alto, Calif., May 20, 2010.

    Toyota Motor sold some of its shares in Tesla Motors, reports Nikkei.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...