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Ford freshens C-Max for 2017

The C-Max hybrid may be nearing the end of the line but Ford has freshened it, albeit slightly, for 2017. ... Read More »

FCA testing water at Detroit plant after worker diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease

A worker at Fiat Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit has contracted Legionnaires' disease, prompting tests of the factory's water sources, the company said Friday. ... Read More »

Maven, GM’s car-sharing play, expands to San Francisco

GM's car-sharing program Maven, the auto giant's latest foray into alternative transportation services, expanded into San Francisco, marking its ninth market since launching in January. ... Read More »

Honda recalls 350,000 Civics for electronic parking brake glitch

American Honda is recalling approximately 350,000 Civic coupe and sedans in the U.S. from the 2016 model year to fix an issue with the vehicles' electronic parking brake. ... Read More »

Bosch’s starter motors unit attracts private equity, Chinese interest, report says

Robert Bosch has attracted interest from private equity firms as well as Chinese groups for its starter motor and generator business, Reuters reported, citing people close to the matter said. ... Read More »

Tesla’s credit lines may help Musk delay tapping Wall Street

Tesla has $1.3 billion in credit lines that it can tap to keep the company hobbling along into next year, when analysts expect Tesla will need to raise as much as $2. ... Read More »

Subaru spikes Crosstrek Hybrid for 2017

The Crosstrek Hybrid, Subaru's first production hybrid, will be discontinued for the 2017 model year. The move comes amid a slump in U.S. sales of hybrid and other alternative-energy vehicles, notably cars, as gasoline prices remain low. ... Read More »

Kontos: Wholesale Values Flat in September

CARMEL, Ind. — Wholesale used-vehicle prices average $10,734 in September, which was flat with August but up 5.1% from a year ago, according to ADES Analytical Services.Tom Kontos, the firm’s chief economist, attributed the year-over-year increase to...

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TradeRev Names New Directors for Southeast, South Central Regions

CARMEL, Ind. — TradeRev, which provides a live vehicle-appraisal and auctioning app, announced the appointment of new regional directors. Taking over the South Central region is Tory Swedlund, while Will Farmer was named director of the Southeast region.Swedlund...

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Chicago’s Mark Scarpelli Elected NADA Chairman for 2017

TYSONS, Va. — The National Automobile Dealers Association’s 63-member board of directors elected Mark Scarpelli as chairman for 2017, the association announced this week.Scarpelli — president of Raymond Chevrolet and Raymond Kia and co-owner of...

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