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Suburban Cadillac and Chevrolet dealership in Scio Township, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Suburban Cadillac and Chevrolet dealership in Scio Township, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
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Cadillac wants small dealers to upgrade to ’boutique’ stores

DETROIT (AP) -- In an effort to better compete with BMW and Mercedes, Cadillac wants about 700 smaller U.S. dealers to create "boutique" stores that focus on the General Motors luxury brand.

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GM plans affordable 200-mile-range electric car in 2017

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors plans to start selling an affordable electric car in 2017 that will be able to go 200 miles on a single charge.

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Chris Valasek, poses for a picture at the during the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Chris Valasek, poses for a picture at the during the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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Automakers aim to drive car computer hackers away

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.

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Hyundai vehicles on a dealer lot
Hyundai vehicles on a dealer lot. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Hyundai-Kia to pay US $100M for overstating gas mileage

DETROIT (AP) -- Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a $100 million penalty to end a two-year investigation into overstated gas mileage claims on about one-third of their models.

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2015 Chrysler 200 automobile moves down the assembly line at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
2015 Chrysler 200 automobile moves down the assembly line at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
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Chrysler, Nissan lead US autos to Aug. sales rise

DETROIT (AP) -- Most major automakers reported stronger-than-expected U.S. sales in August, leading to predictions of the highest annual selling rate in at least eight years.

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Hyundai vehicles on a dealer lot
Hyundai vehicles on a dealer lot. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas to fix gear shifters

DETROIT (AP) -- Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Chrysler recalls Jeep SUVs for ignition switches

DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling.

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Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager Doug Scott stands next to the automaker's new aluminum-sided 2015 F-150 truck at the company's Development Center in Dearborn, Mich., Tuesday, July 22, 2014.  (AP Photo)
Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager Doug Scott stands next to the automaker's new aluminum-sided 2015 F-150 truck at the company's Development Center in Dearborn, Mich., Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)
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Ford says new, lighter F-150 can compete with rivals

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford says its aluminum-sided F-150 pickup will hold its own against rivals despite its lighter weight.

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People stand beside the new Smart 'fortwo' during its world premiere in Berlin Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa, Soeren Stache)
People stand beside the new Smart 'fortwo' during its world premiere in Berlin Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa, Soeren Stache)
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Daimler launches new version of tiny Smart car

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Germany's Daimler AG unveiled a new version of its tiny, two-seat Smart model Wednesday in hopes the car won't just get admiring glances with its unusual design - but make a bigger contribution to profits as well.

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Employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. VW on Monday, July 14, 2014 said it will build a new seven-passenger SUV at the Chattanooga factory, adding about 2,000 jobs. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)
Employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. VW on Monday, July 14, 2014 said it will build a new seven-passenger SUV at the Chattanooga factory, adding about 2,000 jobs. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)
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VW to build new SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse U.S. sales that have fallen for the past two years.

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