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Takata"s likely Chinese owner poised to emerge as key player in auto safety

Wang Jianfeng, founder and chairman of Ningbo Joyson, is poised to pull off his biggest deal yet: a $1.59 billion takeover of Takata by Ningbo's Key Safety Systems......»»

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"Most-American" car ranking gets makeover -- and only three vehicles qualify

Think 'American-made' doesn't mean what it used to? You're right, at least if you're talking about how to define the world's 'Most-American' vehicles......»»

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Waymo inks deal for Avis to manage self-driving car fleet

Waymo has reached an agreement for Avis to manage its fleet of autonomous vehicles. It's the first such deal in a field that's still fledgling but exploding with partnerships......»»

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BMW plans $600 million "infrastructure" investment in S.C. plant

BMW plans to invest another $600 million in its Spartanburg, S.C., assembly plant -- its largest single source of light-vehicle production worldwide -- between 2018 and 2021......»»

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Next-gen BMW X3 to be lighter, offer M Performance trim

The redesigned 2018 BMW X3 will go on sale at U.S. dealerships in November underpinned by a new architecture and with a new M Performance model......»»

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Tesla expands borrowing capacity as it works to launch Model 3

Tesla boosted its ability to borrow for the second time in about six months, as CEO Elon Musk spends heavily to bring his cheapest electric car yet to market......»»

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Japan"s automakers say it will be difficult to recoup billions spent recalling Takata airbags

Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi said Takata's filing for bankruptcy protection will make it difficult for them to recoup billions of dollars they have spent to recall defective airbag inflators......»»

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Why Manheim, other used pricing indexes diverge

Manheim's used-vehicle price index suggests that used prices are rising. Why is this key indicator diverging from other important pricing indexes?.....»»

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Lexus Escondido"s facility hosts retail, dining, event space

Lexus Escondido in California is the centerpiece of a 326,000-square-foot facility that includes a restaurant, art gallery and event space......»»

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ZF wants Hella to deal to be "easy and open"

The deal, which focuses on radar and camera technology critical to self-driving vehicles, is "three sheets of paper," says ZF CEO Stefan Sommer......»»

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Mercedes gives dealers more leeway in advertising

Dealers can now focus their local promotions on any business line, not just new-car sales......»»

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Manheim chief economist Tom Webb reflects on a four-decade auto career

On the eve of his retirement, Tom Webb, Manheim's chief economist, reflects on a four-decade auto industry career......»»

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Ford"s shift of Focus shows shrinking role of small cars

Starting next year, Ford will go about a year without building a single Focus for North America #8212; and the market may not even notice. Slumping sales have turned the car into an imported afterthought......»»

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Subaru is burned in attempt to refedine its image

Subaru wanted to shine at Nurburgring, but its disappointment illustrates a point: Reshaping a brand identity is tough......»»

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Mexican auto suppliers strategize for NAFTA talks

While President Donald Trump points the finger at automakers making cars south of the border, the Mexican auto parts sector has even more at stake......»»

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Body-on-frame trucks remain popular and profitable

Think body-on-frame trucks are relics of the past? Nope. They're wildly popular, and profitable......»»

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BMW dealers look to Kuhnt to get brand back on track

BMW dealers say they need fresh product, more trucks, competitive lease rates and a return to the "Ultimate Driving Machine" days. They're looking at Bernhard Kuhnt for help......»»

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Despite losses, used-car seller Carvana notches wins on Wall Street

The used-car retailer, known for its vending machines, says it has a clear path to profitability and a strong brand that's making an impression......»»

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Plenty to see in U.S. sales in last half of 2017

Several old-fashioned U.S. sales races are shaping up to keep the second half of 2017 lively......»»

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Legends of retail: Rick Hendrick

The megadealer's triumphs and tragedy inspire a museum devoted to his family......»»

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