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  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during the delivery of the first Tesla Model 3 vehicles in Fremont, US, 28 July 2017.

    There's no mistaking what Tesla thinks of Consumer Reports.

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 19- The Mexican Auto Industry Association on Thursday rejected U.S. proposals to increase North American content for autos produced in the region and require, under a new NAFTA deal, that half of all content come from the United States. AMIA President Eduardo Solis said the rules of origin enshrined in the current North American Free Trade...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- General Motors Co has agreed to pay $120 million to resolve claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over faulty ignition switches, state attorneys general and the company said on Thursday. GM spokesman David Caldwell said the Detroit automaker had reached a settlement with states over the more than 3- year-old consumer...

  • DETROIT, Oct 19- New technology to stream music into dashboards or boost fuel efficiency is making cars less reliable, although electric cars such as the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt should fare better than many conventional models, Consumer Reports magazine said on Thursday. The magazine said its survey of 640,000 vehicles showed that all-new...

  • DETROIT— General Motors Co. has reached a $120 million settlement with 49 states and the District of Columbia over its defective ignition switches. GM recalled 2.6 million small cars worldwide in 2014 because their ignition switches could slip from the "run" position to the "off" position, shutting off the engine. Every state but Arizona sued the Detroit- based...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- General Motors Co on Thursday agreed to pay $120 million to resolve claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over faulty ignition switches, state attorneys general said. GM spokesman David Caldwell confirmed on Thursday the Detroit automaker had reached a settlement with states over the more than three-year-old consumer...

  • Consumer Reports issued its annual auto reliability rankings on Thursday. The magazine predicts the reliability of 2018 models based on surveys of its subscribers, who own or lease 640,000 vehicles from the 2000-2017 model years. The rankings are closely watched by the industry, since car buyers frequently look to Consumer Reports for advice.

  • New technology in cars and trucks is making them less reliable, a Consumer Reports survey found.

  • DETROIT, Oct 19- Tesla Inc's new Model 3 sedan is likely to have "average" reliability despite production snags because it uses older technology rather than newer innovations that are causing problems for automakers, Consumer Reports magazine said on Thursday. The magazine said its survey of 640,000 vehicles showed that all-new vehicles or models with newly...

  • A Tesla Model 3 sedan, its first car aimed at the mass market, is displayed during its launch in Hawthorne, California, March 31, 2016.

    Consumer Reports is using data from Tesla's Model S to make its determination on the Model 3.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- General Motors Co on Thursday agreed to pay $120 million to resolve claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over faulty ignition switches, state attorneys general said. The largest U.S. automaker had previously paid about $2.5 billion in penalties and settlements over faulty ignition switches that could cause engines to...

  • *Nissan, Kobe Steel scandals raise questions about Japan quality. TOKYO, Oct 19- Nissan Motor Co Ltd is suspending domestic production of vehicles for the Japanese market for at least two weeks to address misconduct in its final inspection procedures that led to a major recall, it said on Thursday. Nissan produced roughly 79,300 passenger and commercial...

  • Japan's second-largest automaker said it would stop production of domestic market vehicles at all six of its Japanese plants to reconfigure their inspection lines. The misconduct has already forced Nissan to recall all 1.2 million new passenger cars sold in Japan over the past three years, and the company said on Thursday that around 34,000 additional cars...

  • *Japan industry leaders believe Kobe in "serious situation"- manufacturing executive. TOKYO, Oct 19- Four Japanese automakers on Thursday said they found no safety issues with aluminium parts supplied by Kobe Steel Ltd, allaying some concerns that falsified quality data on products from the steelmaker had compromised their vehicles. Japan's third-biggest...

  • FOREST CITY, Iowa _ Winnebago Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $24.9 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 72 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $443 million.

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 19- China's Jiangxi Special Electric Motor Co Ltd said on Thursday it planned to buy stake in an Australian lithium mining and exploration company, the latest electric vehicle company to scoop up supplies of raw materials. Jiangxi, which makes electric vehicles and lithium batteries, said its German division had agreed to pay A $20 million for an...

  • *Toyota, Mazda, Honda say no safety issues with aluminium parts from Kobe. *Japan industry leaders believe Kobe in "serious situation"- manufacturing executive. Japan's third-biggest steelmaker admitted earlier this month it falsified specifications on the strength and durability of aluminium, copper and steel products, along with materials for optical...

  • TOKYO, Oct 19- Nissan Motor Co Ltd said Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa will hold at news conference 1000 GMT on Thursday to brief on its uncertified inspection scandal. The news conference comes a day after Nissan admitted uncertified vehicle checks had continued even after it revealed final vehicle checks for the domestic market were not performed by...

  • TOKYO, Oct 19- Three Japanese automakers on Thursday confirmed the safety of aluminium components made by Kobe Steel Ltd, allaying some concerns that Kobe's falsified quality data had compromised the safety of the products. Kobe Steel, Japan's No. 3 steelmaker, admitted earlier this month to falsifying the quality data for aluminium and copper products and...

  • CANBERRA, Australia— The last mass-produced car built designed and built in Australia rolled off General Motors Co.' s production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday as the nation reluctantly bid farewell to its auto manufacturing industry. GM Holden Ltd., an Australian subsidiary of the of a U.S. automotive giant, built its last car almost 70 years...