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  • Daily News Briefs: April 24, 2012

     
    Here's what we have our eye on today: Volkswagen, the Detroit Three and other automakers drafted a plan to speed the implementation of alternatives to nylon resin, which the industry uses for brake and fuel lines, Bloomberg News reports. An......
  • Which Foreign-Owned Carmakers Build the Most in America?

     
    Last year, Honda built more cars at its Alabama, Indiana and Ohio facilities than it did in Japan ??? 826,440 versus 710,621, according to data from Automotive News and the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. It's the first time Honda's U.S.......
  • Cars.com News Briefs: Feb. 22, 2012

     
    Here's what we have our eye on today: As prospects in the European car market continue to look grim ??? 2012 is expected to be another down year ??? there's word that GM and French carmaker Peugeot are looking into......
  • Honda Urban SUV Concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show

     
    Looks like: Honda is getting ready to enter the subcompact SUV segment Defining characteristics: Aggressive styling for a Honda Ridiculous features: Light-pipe head- and taillamps Chances of being mass-produced: Confirmed ??? launches in Japan later...
  • Infiniti May Build EV alongside Nissan Leaf in U.S.

     
    Infiniti's plug-in LE concept, unveiled Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, will hit dealerships within the next two years, and there's a good chance parent company Nissan will build it alongside the Leaf, which will begin rolling off......
  • American-Made Index: The Role of Exports

     
    The American-Made Index uses sales as a stand-in for the number of assembly-line employees and suppliers. Those assembly-line workers are the largest single chunk of direct employment by an automaker in the U.S. The Michigan-based Center for Automotive...
  • American-Made Index: Fewer Cars Overall?

     
    Cars.com's American-Made Index measures cars built and bought here, with high domestic-parts content as measured by Congress' 1992 American Automobile Labeling Act. But with each passing year, the number of qualifying models dwindles, and at some point...
  • Study: Most Americans Would Exchange Personal Info for Personalized Cars

     
    A new study suggests the majority of Americans would be willing to divulge personal information, including their own fingerprints, if it personalized their car ??? and nearly two in three would ride in a self-driving car. San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco........
  • Subaru Adds Jobs, Cars to Indiana Factory

     
    In three years, the Subaru Impreza will hail from Indiana. Subaru imports today's Impreza, which competes with the Honda Civic, Ford Focus and other compact cars, from Japan. Its sole U.S. plant in Lafayette, Ind., builds the larger Legacy sedan,......
  • U.S.-Built Nissan Leaf Gets Mileage, Sales Jolt

     
    Nissan is getting a lot of mileage out of its decision to move production of the 2013 Leaf to the U.S. from Japan ??? not just in terms of fuel economy improvements but in sales figures as well. The EPA......
  • Recall Alert: Airbag Problem Affects Millions of Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda Vehicles

     
    Four Japanese automakers ??? Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda ??? have announced a voluntary recall of 3 million vehicles worldwide because of possibly faulty airbags; more than a million of those vehicles are in the U.S. According to the automakers,......
  • Toyota to Build First Lexus in the U.S.

     
    Toyota launched its Lexus division in September 1989 with two 1990 models at opposite ends of the spectrum: the LS 400, a rear-drive V-8 flagship, and the ES 250, a front-drive cousin to the plebian Camry. In their first month,......