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Volvo cuts back auto show glitz in marketing shift

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PARIS — Volvo Car Group is shifting its focus from auto shows, where carmakers vie for influential eyeballs in an atmosphere of glamour and glitz, to market more directly to buyers instead....

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GM’s bankrupt predecessor tells carmaker to pay customers

NEW YORK — General Motors customers won a key ally in their quest for $10 billion in compensation: the automaker’s bankrupt predecessor, which said...


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Volvo cuts back auto show glitz in marketing shift

PARIS — Volvo Car Group is shifting its focus from auto shows, where carmakers vie for influential eyeballs in an atmosphere of glamour and glitz, to market...


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GM, Audi suspend Russian car sales to avoid ruble’s collapse

BERLIN — General Motors, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover temporarily stopped selling cars in Russia this week, deciding that a timeout is the best way to deal with...


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Mom says $100 truck fix may have saved her two daughters

A truck design change that could save lives costs about $100. It has yet to be adopted by regulators and that says a lot about the state of safety on U.S. highways....


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Ford expands drivers air bag recall nationwide

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. has agreed to government demands to expand a driver’s side air bag inflator recall to the entire U.S. The move announced...




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Chrysler 200: A reborn sedan leaves its rocky past in the dust

The 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan is a motorized version of the Affordable Care Act. In this case, it is a well-conceived, exceptionally well-executed midsize family...


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Chinese billionaire bids to make electric cars

SHANGHAI — A Chinese IT billionaire is following in the footsteps of Tesla Motors Chairman Elon Musk in seeking to build electric cars in the world’s...


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Tesla rebounds as luxury buyers seen looking past pump prices

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan — Tesla Motors customers are rich enough to buy luxury cars whatever the cost of a tank of gasoline. So the oil rout may not hammer the...


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Driving while black? App developers aim to help

PORTLAND, Ore. — Though the developers of the soon-to-be released “Driving While Black” smartphone application want motorists to download their...


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Electric vehicles website may help drive down fuel costs

SALT LAKE CITY — Thinking about buying an electric vehicle, but not sure it’s worth it? Maybe you’re sure you want to buy one, but don’t...


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