Monday, June 26, 2017

Automotive industry

In this March 10, 2016 file photo, Honda Motor Co. President and Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo speaks during a press conference at the automaker's headquarters in Tokyo

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — Honda is going public in an effort to debunk claims by lawyers that it knew about the hazards of exploding Takata air bag inflators nearly two decades ago but covered them up. The automaker ...
In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, the 2017 Kia Niro sits on display at the Chicago Auto Show, in Chicago.

BY DEE-ANN DURBIN DETROIT (AP) — Kia has claimed the top spot in a survey of new vehicle quality for the second straight year. Genesis — a luxury brand owned by Hyundai Motor Co. — was second in J.D. Power’s ...
This July 6, 2016, file photo, shows the logo of Takata Corp. at an auto supply shop in Tokyo.

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air bag inflators, according to ...
The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is unveiled during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago

NEW YORK (AP) — More than half of the midsize SUVs tested by an insurance industry group were found to have unsafe headlights that did not light up the road far enough or caused glare for oncoming drivers. The Insurance ...
This photo provided by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. shows the next generation Honda Accord.

DETROIT (AP) — Honda said Friday that its Accord midsize car will be offered only with four-cylinder or gas-electric hybrid engines when an all-new version comes out later this year. The company said the smaller engines are sufficient for what ...
In this April 1, 2015, file photo shows the Tesla Motors showroom in Salt Lake City.

BY DEE-ANN DURBIN DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Inc. is riding high as it hosts its annual shareholders’ meeting Tuesday. Shares are trading at record levels, and Tesla has surpassed General Motors and Ford in market value. It’s about to introduce ...
In this Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, photo, Chevrolet cars are on sale at a dealership lot in Pittsburgh.

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto sales fell for the fifth straight month in May, bolstering expectations for the first annual sales decline since 2009. Some industry analysts lowered predictions for the year as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, ...
In this Feb. 20, 2004 file photo, Hau Thai-Tang stands next to a Ford Mustang at the Ford's headquarters in Dearborn, Mich.

BY DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — Ford’s new CEO is shaking up the company’s senior management. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker named a new head of global product development Thursday, as well as new heads of its operations ...
This July 6, 2016, file photo, shows the logo of Takata Corp. at an auto supply shop in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

BY DEE-ANN DURBIN DETROIT (AP) — Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW have reached a proposed settlement that would compensate owners of 15.8 million vehicles for money they lost due to the massive recall of Takata air bags. In documents filed ...
Hans Dieter Poetsch, chairman of the board of directors of the Volkswagen AG, right, and Matthias Mueller, CEO of the Volkswagen AG, left, talk prior to the annual shareholders meeting in Hannover, Germany, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen’s board chairman has defended the decision not to publish results of the investigation it commissioned into its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests, saying it could expose the company to legal ...
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