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In Mexico, a booming auto industry but stalled living standards for workers

Mexico's booming automobile industry is generating more export dollars than oil, building more cars than Brazil and giving a job to Esmeralda Velazquez. What it isn't doing is raising her living standards. ... Read More »

Mercedes owners in China are wealthiest, study says

Mercedes owners in China are likely successful and wealthy entrepreneurs, a brand study of eight major luxury carmakers found. China will probably overtake the U.S. as the biggest premium auto market in 2016, analysts predict. ... Read More »

Takata recalls could shake trust in Japan auto industry, minister warns

Takata's safety crisis linked to five fatal auto accidents threatens to shake confidence in Japanese manufacturing and the country's auto industry, the nation's transport minister warned. ... Read More »

Mercedes-AMG plans line priced lower to help double volume

Daimler performance subbrand Mercedes-AMG aims to double sales in the next three years by offering a less expensive product line -- AMG Sport -- to narrow the price gap with Mercedes cars. ... Read More »

Toyota recalls more cars for potentially dangerous Takata airbags

Toyota said it will recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly airbags made by Takata, as a safety crisis around the Japanese supplier looks far from being contained. ... Read More »

Audi makes revised Q3 greener

The Audi Q3 will get more efficient powertrains with technology such as the crossover's first use of fuel-saving cylinder deactivation as part of its mid-cycle refresh. Audi starts U.S. sales of the revised Q3 next year. ... Read More »

Secretive Lexus LFA workshop now makes Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan

Toyota has struggled until now to fill the void at the secretive workshop in Japan where the Lexus LFA was assembled ever since the last $375,000 sports car rolled off a line in December 2012. ... Read More »

Halla mulls buying back Visteon stake in climate control unit

Halla CEO Im Kee Young said he's still considering buying back the group's former automotive heater and air conditioner maker after a buyout fund agreed to acquire a stake in the business, Halla Visteon Climate Control. ... Read More »

Chrysler says airbag recall to start earlier than planned

Chrysler Group will send recall notifications to owners of vehicles equipped with potentially defective Takata airbags nearly two weeks earlier than planned, the company said late Wednesday. ... Read More »

Senate panel plans Dec. 3 hearing on NHTSA nominee Rosekind

A U.S. Senate panel will hold a hearing next week to consider the nomination of Mark Rosekind, a human fatigue and pilot-alertness expert, to become the head of NHTSA. ... Read More »