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    Report: Ford to pay $17.35 million over Escape recall
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    Ford had a bit of a recall spree around this time last year, with a pair of issues on the then-new 2013 Escape, followed by a recall of 423,000 2001 to 2004 Escapes because they might accelerate of their own accord. Accordingly, Uncle Sam pasted Ford with a $17.35 million fine because it took too ...

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    Automotive News names its industry All-Stars
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    Automotive News has announced its annual list of Industry All-Stars. This year, the theme is apparently "success in the face of economic uncertainty," or something of that liking. The list points to executives who have led their respective brands and automakers to positive sales in spite of the ...

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    Report: VW outsells GM in China for first time in 8 years
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    In case you didn't know, Volkswagen is hell-bent on becoming the largest automaker in the world. The German carmaker has inched closer to that goal, having outsold General Motors in China last quarter for the first time in eight years. Volkswagen's sales in China, its largest marker, increased ...

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    Report: Obama calls for trade case against China
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    According to an Automotive News report, the U.S. government has launched a trade case that focuses on ending Chinese subsidies of its automotive industry, which threaten American auto industry jobs. The case claims that the Chinese government has subsidized its automotive export industry in a ...

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    Carroll Shelby to get lifetime achievement award
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    Between his motorsport successes and his varied creations, Carroll Shelby has no shortage of accolades. But he's about to get one more, as industry publication Automotive News announces that they'll be honoring the American motoring icon later this month at the Washington Auto Show. At the show, ...

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    2011 Jaguar XJ to hit U.S. dealers next month, company looking for 50% growth
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    2011 Jaguar XJ – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2011 Jaguar XJ is certainly a drastic departure from Ye Olde Saloon that went out of production last summer. The new car adds some much needed sex appeal to the flagship Jag, and as we found out in our first drive, it's a pretty ...

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    The Craziest Damn Thing You'll Hear Today: 80% of BMW 1 Series owners think their car is FWD
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    2010 BMW 135i – Click above for high-res image gallery
    No, this isn't a joke. Really. Automotive News reports that BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer shared this statistic during a call with analysts last week. It is unclear where this information came from within BMW, but it still comes as a ...

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    Customer satisfaction study puts Big 3 in top five, Cadillac tied for No. 1 with Lexus
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    2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The American Customer Satisfaction Index for automakers from the University of Michigan is being released today, and sitting at the very top are Cadillac and Lexus in a two-way tie for first place. The study continues its ...

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    Rumormill: Mercedes-Benz expected to expand Alabama plant
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    Last week, we told you how despite the downturn, Daimler is upping its investment in the state of Michigan, coming to terms with the city of Ann Arbor to build a new hybrid and electric R&D facility. Now, Automotive News is reporting that the automaker is expected to actually expand its Vance, ...

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    Auf Wiedersehen! Automotive News Europe ceases print publication
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    If there was ever an indicator that the tough automotive economy is taking effect on the industry that covers it, this is it. Crain Communications, publishers of Automotive News and all its various editions, has announced that it is canceling the print edition of its Euro-focused edition. Like ...

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    GM to taxpayers: Sorry we had to ask, but thanks for the money
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    The last few weeks may have been some of the worst in GM's 100-year history. Sales have tanked, CEO Rick Wagoner faced a firing squad in Washington -- twice -- and a CNN poll showed that 61% of Americans didn't want the automakers to get federal loans. It appears Congress is on the verge of ...

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    UAW Chief Ron Gettelfinger named Person of the Year
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    Rick Wagoner may be Motor Trend's most powerful person of the year, but Ron Gettelfinger deserves significant props for what he achieved over the course of the last 365 days. Automotive News has named the president of the UAW its Person of the Year, which is a fitting choice considering that ...

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    Automotive News Open House: Subscription NOT needed
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    We know how annoying it must be for readers to see an interesting Automotive News link in one of our posts only to be stopped by the "subscription required" notation. It's irritating, we know. And at $155 a year, there probably aren't many Autoblog readers on their subscription list. But for six ...

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    Automotive News insists GM and DCX talking buyout
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    Automotive News has filed yet another report that insists DaimlerChrysler is in talks with General Motors about the latter purchasing the Chrysler Group. This time the trade pub claims that sources from Germany, where the rumor originated, and the United States have confirmed that GM is interested ...

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