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Infiniti prepares to enter 2.0-turbo fight

Infiniti will be able to stand nose-to-nose with some of its bigger competitors in five months with one of the luxury segment's hottest features -- a small turbo-charged engine. ... Read More »

Shelby to market 50 Daytona re-creations

Shelby American has re-created the historic U.S. racecar that knocked Ferrari off its pedestal in 1965 -- the Shelby Daytona Cobra coupe -- for a limited run of 50 cars. ... Read More »

Finelli gets serious about improving FCA’s supplier relations

In various surveys, suppliers have given Fiat Chrysler's purchasing unit low grades. Tom Finelli, the automaker's vice president of purchasing in North America, wants to change that. ... Read More »

De Nysschen’s Cadillac: On track, but a slow one

Johan de Nysschen says his first-year report card offers a glimpse of his vision for the future, one in which Cadillacs are coveted luxury goods rather than simply decent cars that consumers will consider if the deal is enticing enough. ... Read More »

The man charged with meeting Nissan’s profit-margin goal

Trevor Mann, Nissan's chief performance officer and a self-declared efficiency fanatic, has the automaker within striking distance of its goal of an 8 percent operating-profit margin by spring 2017. ... Read More »

Automakers scout the startup world for next-wave technology

Automakers, who know it's risky to ignore the fountain of ingenuity found at startups, are forming relationships with companies through endeavors such as "hackathons," in which developers devise apps during competitions, and startup accelerators. ... Read More »

Ford headlight failures and wrecks draw second U.S. probe

Some Ford sedans are being scrutinized by U.S. regulators for the second time since 2008 after continuing reports that headlights suddenly turn off, leading motorists to veer off roadways and sometimes crash. ... Read More »

FCA’s union workers set strike authorization vote for Aug. 20

The UAW has scheduled a strike authorization vote on Aug. 20 for its 37,000 members at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. ... Read More »

Apple eyes proving grounds for self-driving car, report says

Apple is looking into using a former military base northeast of San Francisco as a high-security proving ground for autonomous vehicles it is developing, according to an online report by The Guardian, a British newspaper. ... Read More »

VW recalls 420,000 cars in the U.S. to fix airbags

VW is recalling as many as 420,000 cars in the U.S. to fix a flaw that may prevent their airbags from deploying in an accident. The recall affects seven models, including the Golf, Jetta and Passat. ... Read More »