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Ford Recalls Nearly 435,000 Cars to Fix Faulty Parts

Ford said Monday it was recalling nearly 435,000 cars and SUVs in total to fix two separate potentially faulty parts, the Associated Press reports.

The larger recall comprises 386,000 Ford Escapes from models years 2001 through 2004, which have frames that can rust and hamper steering control. 113 more words

BMW bets big on South Carolina

The German automaker is investing $1 billion in its factory in Spartanburg, and it will become BMW’s biggest manufacturing facility.

FORTUNE — The words “auto industry” bring to mind Detroit, Nagoya — even Georgetown, Ky., the U.S. 570 more words

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RETRO MOBILE

Since I live in Paris now and have been drinking too much wine, eating too much cheese, croissant ,pain au chocolat and great food running after every beautiful women, Trust me on that this is Paris there is too many of them. 1,904 more words

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New York Governor Says Deal Protects Tesla Sales

(ALBANY, N.Y.) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says an agreement has been reached to let Tesla Motors keep its five retail locations in the state as part of a compromise to strengthen auto dealer franchise protections while allowing Tesla’s direct sales. 88 more words

Nissan's Ugly Little SUV: Now Uglier Than Ever

What does an automaker do when one of its cars is bashed as hideous? Well, Nissan decided to accentuate the features people hated to make the car stand out even more from the pack. 533 more words

Detroit Automakers Worry About UAW Money Struggles

By Tom Krisher,  AP Auto Writer

DETROIT (AP) - The United Auto Workers’ membership and dues are down sharply from just six years ago. In another sign of weakness, the union suffered a stunning defeat this month when it tried to organize a Tennessee factory run by labor-friendly Volkswagen. 1,257 more words

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A luxury car by ... Kia?

The K900 sedan is a clever branding play for the Korean automaker, showing customers it can put a BMW surrogate on the road.

FORTUNE — Kia Motor’s new fullsize K900 luxury sedan evokes memories of a January day in 1989 in Detroit when a different Asian automaker, Toyota Motor Corp. 567 more words

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