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Lyft taps used-car trade group to find more drivers
Feb. 17
Author: Shiraz Ahmed

Lyft wants to put drivers in cars they can afford, rather than having them take on expensive loans for new vehicles.

Canada, cars and coffee
Feb. 17

What plateau? Canada's auto sales are booming. Protecting 'Silicon Valley north' talent. Why some Canadian dealers set up shop in the U.S. One Hyundai exec's poor stickhandling skills. Plus, a controversy is brewing.

A human helper for the stumped self-driving car
Feb. 17
Author: Katie Burke

Phantom Auto is refining a system that lets remote drivers take over self-driving cars when the cars get stuck.

GM's Korea retrenchment gets off to an early start
Feb. 17
Author: Michael Wayland

General Motors is already scaling back operations in South Korea ahead of an announced plant closure there in May.

Tesla delays, tax credit concerns spur sales of Chevy Bolts
Feb. 16

Some potential buyers of Tesla's long-delayed Model 3 are concerned that they will miss out on federal tax breaks and are looking for alternatives such as the Chevy Bolt.

Dyson wants to build 3 EV models, report says
Feb. 16
Author: David Jolley

Vacuum cleaner maker Dyson aims to bring three electric cars to market with the first launching by 2021, the Financial Times reported.

American Axle posts more gains in Q4 following Metaldyne deal
Feb. 16
Author: Anisa Jibrell

American Axle posted record sales driven by strong light-truck production, as it continues to absorb the benefits of its Metaldyne acquisition.

Commerce Department recommends import tariffs on aluminum, steel
Feb. 16

The Commerce Department recommended that President Donald Trump impose a significant range of tariffs and quotas on imported aluminum and steel.

Fiat Chrysler to recall 228,508 trucks to fix shifter issue
Feb. 16

FCA said it would recall about 228,508 trucks in the United States, Canada, Mexico and other markets to prevent drivers from unintentionally shifting their vehicles out of "park."

Ivanka Trump talks about lending issue with Pa. dealer
Feb. 16
Author: Hannah Lutz

Do auto retailers befuddled by the Military Lending Act clarification now have the ear of the White House? Pennsylvania dealer Corina Straub Diehl thinks so.

UAW-Chrysler training center building sold in Detroit
Feb. 16

Princeton Enterprises has purchased the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center building in Detroit for an undisclosed sum.

AutoNews Now: Magna CEO's worry: A 'socialist' Canada
Feb. 16

VIDEO: Magna CEO's worry: A 'socialist' Canada; Vacuum-maker Dyson plans 3 electric vehicles; Ghosn on making EVs at profit; Late-model Ram pickups recalled; Global sales on track to rise.

Waymo wins Arizona's approval for first driverless ride-hailing service
Feb. 16

The first commercial ride-hailing service without human drivers has been approved in the United States. Google affiliate Waymo won a permit in January from the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Faurecia profit rises 34% in 2017
Feb. 16

Faurecia's net income in 2017 climbed 34 percent to 714.5 million euros ($896.4 million), as the supplier saw strong growth across all its main markets.

VW staff are unconvinced of culture change
Feb. 16

Almost two-thirds of VW employees in Germany see no improvement in the automaker's corporate culture nearly two and a half years after its diesel emissions fraud was revealed.

Ghosn pledges 'irreversible' Renault alliance with Nissan
Feb. 16

Carlos Ghosn pledged to cement Renault's partnership with Nissan and Mitsubishi, saying the companies will come up with a plan in the next few weeks to make the alliance "irreversible."

First Shift: Ghosn vows to make alliance 'irreversible'
Feb. 16

VIDEO: Ghosn vows to make Renault-Nissan-Mitsu alliance 'irreversible'; Mueller denies plan to oust Audi CEO; End near for Focus RS; From AN Canada Congress: Buy-sells without borders.

Audi denies CEO Stadler will be replaced by former Skoda boss
Feb. 16

VW CEO Matthias Mueller said reports of an ouster of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler are false. A German newspaper said Stadler will be replaced in April.

Ballooning costs of parts drive car thefts
Feb. 15
Author: Anisa Jibrell

When it comes to making a buck on the black market, a car in pieces -- not intact -- may yield bigger gains for car thieves nationwide.

BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
Feb. 15
Author: Christiaan Hetzner

BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of its latest full-size Gran Turismo, which is now sold under the 6-series nameplate.

Google's auto trend report shows what drivers want; on-board cameras popular
Feb. 15
Author: Jackie Charniga

Based on what they Google, Americans are looking for a variety of ways to secure their pets in transit while Germans focus on their audio and Japanese want more comfort.

First Shift: Serena Williams serving up Navigator ads
Feb. 15

Lincoln taps tennis star Serena Williams for Navigator ads; Report: Women driving luxury SUV market; Toyota recalling '18 Camry over fire risk; Lone Star Ram; Coolest Mustang ever?

Toyota recalls 21,700 Camry, Lexus models on fire risk
Feb. 15
Author: Anisa Jibrell

Toyota Motor North America is recalling 21,700 vehicles in the United States after discovering two defects that could lead to fires.

Opel will launch full-electric Corsa in 2020
Feb. 15

Opel said a full-electric version of its Corsa will launch in 2020, a year after the conventionally powered new generation of the subcompact hatchback goes on sale.

Ghosn to serve 4 more years as Renault CEO
Feb. 15

Renault's board proposed the renewal of Carlos Ghosn's post as CEO for another four years and appointed Thierry Bollore as COO.

European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by light trucks
Feb. 15

Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automakers posted gains, helped by booming sales of light trucks.

Renault confirms departure of Ghosn's joint deputy
Feb. 15

Renault confirmed the departure of its chief performance officer, Stefan Mueller. His exit clears the way for Thierry Bollore to be named second-in-command and eventual successor to CEO Carlos Ghosn.

Global auto sales poised to set record in 2018
Feb. 15

Light-vehicle sales are on track to rise to a record of more than 97 million units globally this year, despite a second straight annual decline in North America, according to an LMC forecast.

Uber CEO predicts Amazon-style losses to fuel lofty goals
Feb. 15

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi rattled through the company's ambitions: food delivery, freight, autonomous vehicles and even buses and bikes. Achieving such goals means the company will continue to lose money, he acknowledged.

VW looks at Apple for electric-car design guidance
Feb. 15

Volkswagen is looking at Apple products for guidance on how to style its new generation of electric cars, its top designer said.

John Cena fights to dismiss Ford's lawsuit against him for flipping his 2017 GT supercar
Feb. 15
Author: Michael Martinez

Professional wrestler-turned-actor John Cena filed a motion to dismiss Ford's lawsuit against him for flipping his 2017 Liquid Blue GT supercar.

Toyota design chief sees future without mass-market cars
Feb. 15

Toyota's new design chief believes that vehicles will shift towards either generic boxes on wheels for everyday use or ultra-luxury cars, wiping out the need for mass-market models.

Quick Shift: Daily mobility news for 2.15.18
Feb. 15

Today, President Donald Trump breaks with Republicans, and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi feels really, really sorry for all that trouble his company caused.

Honda store's push to 'pull' cars through service
Feb. 15

Motorcars Honda in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, has built a service assembly line to provide customers with a speedy and transparent experience at a 'competitive' price. The express drive services roughly 30 cars per hour and helps prevent clients from drifting away to independent shops for routine maintenance.

AutoNews Now: How Subaru found the key to U.S. market
Feb. 15

How Subaru found the key to U.S. market; Wrestler John Cena moves to quash Ford lawsuit; NHTSA stretched too thin?; Trump's GM Korea boast; Jeep ad riles fish fans.

Subaru prices 3-row Ascent from $32,970
Feb. 15
Author: Jack Walsworth

When the new Subaru Ascent reaches dealers this summer, it will be priced well below its competition in the three-row, all-wheel-drive crossover segment, while becoming the brand's most expensive crossover or wagon.

Lincoln serves up ads for redesigned Navigator starring Serena Williams
Feb. 15
Author: Michael Martinez

Lincoln has tapped tennis star Serena Williams to help sell the redesigned Navigator SUV in a social media ad campaign that launches Thursday.

Ford to end Focus RS output in April
Feb. 15
Author: Michael Martinez

Ford said it will end production of the popular Focus RS hot hatch on April 6 after a limited run of 50 "Heritage Edition" cars to be sold in the United Kingdom.

Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Feb. 15

Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. Last month, she was promoted to the second-highest job at the luxury Lexus division, becoming the only woman among the automaker's top 53 managers.

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