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New FCA-UAW contract deal would raise Tier 2 pay to $29 an hour, report says

Fiat Chrysler is offering so-called second-tier UAW members as much as $29 an hour -- up from $25 previously proposed -- under a new tentative agreement which avoided a strike by 40,000 union members, two people familiar with the matter told... ... Read More »

Cox Names President of Financial Services, NextGear Capital

ATLANTA — Cox Automotive has named Brian Geitner as president of financial services and NextGear Capital. Effective immediately, Geitner will report to Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz.“Brian’s thought leadership, deep expertise within...

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VW’s U.S. recall could be thwarted by reluctant diesel owners

As VW prepares to explain how it might fix its polluting diesel cars, whatever solution it proposes could be undermined by some owners in the U.S. who won't bring their cars in for a recall and can't be forced to. ... Read More »

Mitsubishi’s EV crossover concept shows off new design language

Mitsubishi will roll out an all-electric compact crossover concept at the Tokyo Motor Show that showcases its new design language and automated driving ambitions. ... Read More »

SmartAuction Hits Five Million Sales Milestone

DETROIT — Ally Financial has announced that five million vehicles have been sold on SmartAuction, its online auction platform.To celebrate the milestone, Ally held a special auction for the five-millionth vehicle, with proceeds promised to the auction winner's...

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Ex-Dealership Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

BILLINGS, Mont. — A former employee of Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge pleaded guilty this week to stealing approximately $288,000 from the dealership over a nine-year period. Renee Ann Zinnecker, 51, said at a hearing Oct. 6 that she used the money to pay for...

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Toyota at Tokyo show — sporty, green, retro and sci-fi concepts

Toyota is going big at the Tokyo Motor Show this month, with an eclectic display parading everything from a snappy compact sports car and futuristic hydrogen vehicle to a whacked-out retro concept and pocket-sized humanoid robot. ... Read More »

UAW reaches improved deal with FCA at deadline

The UAW and Fiat Chrysler reached another tentative agreement on a new labor contract early this morning, averting a threatened strike that could have sent some or all of FCA's 40,000 unionized workers off the job. ... Read More »

BMW bumps up X1 base price by $1,800

BMW is increasing the price of its redesigned base X1 crossover by about $1,800 and adding standard features. The X1 xDrive28i will start at $35,795 including shipping, BMW said today at a press event. ... Read More »

Bosch’s popular diesel engine software was not preprogrammed to cheat

A popular diesel engine management program used by several top automakers, including Volkswagen AG, was not pre-programmed to detect when a vehicle was undergoing laboratory emissions testing, according to the U.S. ... Read More »