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June 20 – 24, 2016 at the Ritz Carlton Naples, Florida

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Automotive News Latest Issue Feed

Can Kia pick Prius' lock on hybrid market?

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:01:00 EST

Many automakers have tried and failed to lure customers away from the Toyota Prius hybrid. Kia thinks it can succeed with the Niro, its first built-from-scratch hybrid.

New airbag devices cushion crash impacts by deploying outside vehicles

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:01:00 EST

Auto parts suppliers makers are developing a new generation airbags that cushion the impact of a crash by deploying on the outside of a vehicle. Such devices have already appeared in Europe and are mainly aimed at protecting pedestrians in a crash.

Used-car loophole for recalls tightens up

Mon, 8 Feb 2016 00:01:00 EST

While a proposed federal law to close the used-car loophole is dead for now, efforts to keep unrepaired recalled vehicles out of circulation are stirring.

Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Mercedes-Benz gives early look at C-class convertible

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:00:00 PST

Mercedes-Benz is giving a sneak peek of the C-class convertible it will unveil at the Geneva auto show in March. It is the first time Mercedes has offered a convertible variant in the C class family.

Takata engineer refused to testify in airbag failure lawsuit

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:18:35 PST

A Takata engineer involved in testing the company's airbags invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination in declining to testify in a lawsuit brought by a woman left paralyzed in a 2014 accident.

Can Kia pick Prius' lock on hybrid market?

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:01:00 PST

Many automakers have tried and failed to lure customers away from the Toyota Prius hybrid. Kia thinks it can succeed with the Niro, its first built-from-scratch hybrid.

Dealers: Issues Important to Dealers & Other Retail News from the US

How Derek Zoolander raided FCA's Twitter feed

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:19:29 EST

Derek Zoolander is making history today in his own flamboyant way.

Lexus tops BMW in U.S. registrations; 2015 luxury title in dispute

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:32:45 EST

Not so fast on BMW winning the 2015 U.S. luxury crown over Lexus and Mercedes. According to manufacturer-reported sales released last month, BMW won. But Polk said today that Lexus was tops in U.S. vehicle registrations last year with 340,392 vs.

Panasonic starts China battery venture, develops new welding tech

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:54:53 EST

Panasonic, the Japanese electronics giant revamping itself as an automotive supplier, has taken two more steps in that direction by establishing a new battery venture in China and developing a new technology for laser welding.