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U.S. carmakers have a remedy for slower sales: pickups and more pickups

DETROIT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Overall U.S. new vehicle sales could fall for the second year in a row in 2018, but Detroit's automakers are betting they can sell more high-margin pickup trucks and sport utilities to prop up profits.

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Automakers, U.S. lawmakers hope for progress on self-driving car bill

DETROIT (Reuters) - Automakers and lawmakers expressed hope on Tuesday that U.S. Congress would soon pass a stalled bill aimed at speeding self-driving cars to market, even as safety advocates argued for more performance requirements.

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G.M. Chief Cautions Trump Administration on Upending Nafta

Mary Barra said that the United States should not scrap the trade pact and that any changes should account for the interests of American automakers and workers.

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Global carmakers to invest at least $90 billion in electric vehicles

DETROIT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing, a Reuters analysis shows.

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Major automakers urge Trump administration: don't ditch NAFTA

DETROIT (Reuters) - Global automakers on Monday urged the Trump administration not to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement and expressed hope the United States, Canada and Mexico can successfully conclude a modernized and improved trade pact.

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U.S. automakers bet on diesel trucks after VW scandal

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. automakers are unveiling new diesel pickup trucks even as diesel sales have fallen sharply since Volkswagen AG's 2015 diesel emissions scandal.

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German carmakers eye further U.S. market share gains in 2018: VDA

DETROIT (Reuters) - German automakers expect to continue to grow market share in the United States this year thanks to a raft of new models, even as demand in the world's second largest car market is seen falling again slightly, Germany's VDA industry lobby said.

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German carmakers eye further U.S. market share gains in 2018-VDA

DETROIT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - German automakers expect to continue to grow market share in the United States this year thanks to a raft of new models, even as demand in the world's second largest car market is seen falling again slightly, Germany's VDA industry lobby said.

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Ford unveils future Ranger pickup for segment rivals dominate

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Sunday will officially take the wraps off its long-awaited Ranger midsize pickup truck, a year ahead of its arrival in showrooms, as rivals consolidate positions in a segment Detroit automakers once gave up for dead.

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U.S. vehicle fuel economy rises to record 24.7 mpg: EPA

WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - The fuel economy of new U.S. cars and trucks hit a record 24.7 miles per gallon in the 2016 model year, a government report said, even as some automakers had to buy credits to meet federal requirements.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. vehicle fuel economy rises to record 24.7 mpg -EPA

WASHINGTON/DETROIT, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The fuel economy of new U.S. cars and trucks hit a record 24.7 miles per gallon in the 2016 model year, a government report said, even as some automakers had to buy credits to meet federal requirements.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. vehicle fuel economy hits new record -EPA

WASHINGTON/DETROIT, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The fuel economy of new U.S. cars and trucks hit a record 24.7 miles per gallon in the 2016 model year, a government report said, even as some automakers had to buy credits to remain compliant with federal requirements.

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Nikkei edges lower as strong yen bites; cryptocurrency stocks tumble

TOKYO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average ended lower on Thursday, hit by declines in automakers and electronic component makers as the strong yen soured investor appetite.

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UPDATE 3-Toyota, Mazda announce $1.6 bln plant for Huntsville, Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Jan 10 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp said on Wednesday they will build a $1.6 billion joint assembly plant in Alabama that will employ up to 4,000 workers, a boost for President Donald Trump, who wants automakers to expand U.S. production.

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Nikkei edges lower as strong yen bites; banks higher

TOKYO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged lower on Thursday morning, hit by declines in automakers and electronic component makers as the strong yen soured investor appetite.

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UPDATE 2-Toyota, Mazda announce $1.6 bln plant for Huntsville, Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Jan 10 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp announced on Wednesday they will build a $1.6 billion joint assembly plant in Alabama that will employ up to 4,000 workers, a boost for President Donald Trump, who wants automakers to expand U.S. production.

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Toyota, Mazda announce $1.6 billion plant for Huntsville, Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp announced Wednesday they will build a $1.6 billion joint assembly plant in Alabama that will employ up to 4,000 workers, a boost for President Donald Trump who wants automakers to expand U.S. production.

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Toyota, Mazda confirm $1.6 billion plant for Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Alabama Jan 10 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp confirmed Wednesday they will build a $1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant in Alabama that will employ up to 4,000 workers, a boost for President Donald Trump who wants automakers to expand U.S. production.

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Toyota and Mazda Are Said to Pick Alabama for $1.6 Billion Plant

The Japanese automakers are planning to build an assembly plant that is expected to employ about 4,000 people and open by 2021.

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UPDATE 1-Tax cut rollback to sap China sales growth for automakers in 2018

* China has not seen flat auto sales since at least 2000 -IHS (Releads with 2018 outlook for China; adds analyst comments)

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U.S. regulators meet with California on fate of vehicle fuel rules

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. government officials held talks in recent weeks with California's Air Resources Board (CARB) to discuss the goal of maintaining one set of national requirements for automakers, a move that will determine the fate of vehicle emissions rules.

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Toyota unveils self-driving concept vehicle for rides, deliveries

LAS VEGAS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp announced on Monday a self-driving electric concept vehicle that it will tailor for companies to use for tasks like ride hailing and package delivery, underscoring how automakers are no longer simply building cars but also providing services to go with them.

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Automakers post lower December U.S. sales, weaker year lies ahead

DETROIT (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales as they look ahead to weaker sales in 2018 that will test pricing discipline in an industry where consumer discounts are already at elevated levels.

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UPDATE 2-Automakers post lower December U.S. sales, weaker year lies ahead

DETROIT, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales as they look ahead to weaker sales in 2018 that will test pricing discipline in an industry where consumer discounts are already at elevated levels.

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Automakers post lower December U.S. sales; eye taxes, rate hikes

DETROIT (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales despite hefty consumer discounts, as higher interest rates and a new tax code cast uncertainty over their prospects in 2018.

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UPDATE 1-Automakers post lower December U.S. sales; eye taxes, rate hikes

DETROIT, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales despite hefty consumer discounts, as higher interest rates and a new tax code cast uncertainty over their prospects in 2018.

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Automakers post mixed December U.S. new vehicle sales

DETROIT (Reuters) - Major automakers on Wednesday reported mixed U.S. sales figures for December, helped in part by large consumer discounts aimed at moving vehicles off dealer lots by the end of the year.

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Some U.S. automakers go slow on automatic emergency braking systems

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. automakers installed automatic emergency braking technology that experts said could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries in just 19 percent of new vehicles sold in the 2017 model year, regulators and safety advocates said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Some U.S. automakers go slow on automatic emergency braking systems

WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - U.S. automakers installed automatic emergency braking technology that experts said could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries in just 19 percent of new vehicles sold in the 2017 model year, regulators and safety advocates said on Thursday.

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Honda considers developing all solid-state EV batteries

TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co is considering developing all solid-state batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) as a growing number of global automakers look to come up with powerful, next-generation car batteries to reduce vehicle emissions.

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United Auto Workers head says U.S. training center probe is limited

DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers is cooperating with a government investigation into allegations of embezzlement by union officials at training centers funded by U.S. automakers, the union's president said on Wednesday.

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UAW head does not see more charges in U.S. training center probe

DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers is cooperating with a Justice Department probe into alleged misspending by union officials at training centers funded by U.S. automakers, the union's president said on Friday, saying that he did not expect any more charges stemming from the probe.

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PSA, Toyota lead European car sales gain, helped by extra selling day

BERLIN (Reuters) - European car sales rose 5.8 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day as PSA Group and Toyota posted the strongest gains among the region's major automakers, industry data published on Thursday showed.

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South Korea's Hyundai says faces headwinds from weaker yen next year

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean automakers face a major headwind from a weakening Japanese yen, which will boost rivals like Toyota Motor Corp. next year, a Hyundai Motor think tank said.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil auto sales to beat 2017 forecast, pick up in 2018 -industry

SAO PAULO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Auto sales in Brazil are likely to beat prior forecasts and accelerate next year, national automakers association Anfavea said on Wednesday, underscoring the gathering strength of a recovery in Latin America's largest economy.

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TABLE- Top 20 vehicles sold in U.S. in November

Dec 4 (Reuters) - The following are the 20 top-selling vehicles in the U.S. in November as reported by the automakers and ranked by total units. Top 20 selling vehicles in the U.S. in November: RANK VEHICLE Nov-17 Nov-16 PCT CHNG 1 Ford F-Series P/U 72,769 72,089 +0.9 2 Chevy Silverado-C/K P/U 46,441 45,280 +2.6 3 Ram P/U 36,714 36,885 -0.5 4

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UPDATE 3-November mixed for U.S. sales as automakers hike discounts

DETROIT, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Major automakers posted mixed U.S. November new vehicle sales on Friday and predicted a competitive December as they rush to sell vehicles and boost their 2017 numbers before the year comes to an end.

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UPDATE 2-November mixed for U.S. sales as automakers hike discounts

DETROIT, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Major automakers posted mixed U.S. November new vehicle sales on Friday and predicted a competitive December as they rushed to sell vehicles and boost their 2017 numbers before the year comes to an end.

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Major automakers post mixed November U.S. sales results

DETROIT (Reuters) - Major automakers posted mixed U.S. November new vehicle sales for November on Friday, with General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) down largely on lower fleet sales, while Ford Motor Co's sales rose.

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UPDATE 2-Influential U.S. auto union caucus nominates regional head for president

DETROIT, Nov 30 (Reuters) - An influential caucus at the United Auto Workers nominated on Thursday a regional director as candidate for union president as the UAW struggles to organize auto plants and faces a probe into alleged misuse of funds at training centers funded by Detroit's automakers.

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Powerful U.S. auto union caucus nominates regional director for president

DETROIT (Reuters) - An influential caucus at the United Auto Workers on Thursday nominated a regional director as its candidate for union president at a time when the organization has been struggling to unionize auto plants and faces an expanding federal probe into alleged misuse of funds at training centers funded by Detroit's automakers.

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Automakers pledge ethical minerals sourcing for electric cars

BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading carmakers including Volkswagen and Toyota pledged on Wednesday to uphold ethical and socially responsible standards in their purchases of minerals for an expected boom in electric vehicle production.

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BMW looking for partners to develop electric small cars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Germany's BMW AG is talking with other automakers "around the world" to try to find partners to lower the cost of electrifying its future Mini small cars, management board member Peter Schwarzenbauer told Reuters.

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RPT-UPDATE 2-U.S. vice president meets with U.S. automakers on NAFTA

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and the administration's top trade official met with the chief executives of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler , and a senior manager from Ford, on Monday to discuss trade and the renegotiation of NAFTA.

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Vice President Mike Pence meets with U.S. automakers on NAFTA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and the administration's top trade official met with the chief executives of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler , and a senior manager from Ford , on Monday to discuss trade and the renegotiation of NAFTA.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. vice president meets with U.S. automakers on NAFTA

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and the administration's top trade official met with the chief executives of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler , and a senior manager from Ford, on Monday to discuss trade and the renegotiation of NAFTA.

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Vice President Pence to meet with U.S. automakers on trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and the administration's top trade official will meet with senior executives from General Motors , Ford and Fiat Chrysler later on Monday to discuss issues such as trade, the White House said in a statement.

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U.S. vice president to meet with U.S. automakers on trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and the administration's top trade official will meet with senior executives from General Motors , Ford and Fiat Chrysler later on Monday to discuss issues such as trade, the White House said in a statement.

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U.S. November auto sales seen down slightly: J.D. Power and LMC

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. auto sales in November likely slid 0.2 percent from the same month in 2016 despite high discounts to consumers as automakers have sought to clear out record levels of unsold 2017 model vehicles, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Monday.

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Automakers struggle with the future in Los Angeles

DETROIT (Reuters) - Car manufacturers' attempts to square what U.S. consumers want against the clean vehicles regulators and investors demand will be on display in Los Angeles this week at an auto show that has moved away from calling itself just an auto show.

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Nikkei recoups losses on hopes BOJ will buy more ETFs, Mitsubishi Materials dives

TOKYO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei recouped early losses and ended slightly higher on Friday as expectations that the Bank Of Japan would buy more exchange-traded funds offset drops in automakers.

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Nikkei eases as automakers drag, Mitsubishi Materials dives

TOKYO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Friday morning after exporters such as automakers were sold, while Mitsubishi Materials dived after it said its subsidiaries falsified data.

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Nikkei up on large-cap rally, automakers and banks shine

TOKYO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday after large cap stocks such as automakers and manufacturers of factory automation equipment rallied, while North Korean tensions supported defence-related shares.

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Nikkei up on large-cap rally, N. Korea tensions lift defence-related stocks

TOKYO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday morning after large cap stocks such as automakers and manufacturers of factory automation equipment rallied, with North Korea tensions supporting defence-related shares.

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South Korea says to fine BMW, Mercedes, Porsche units on emission rules breach

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea plans to impose a combined fine of 70.3 billion won ($63.1 million) on units of automakers BMW AG, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche citing violation of emission rules, the environment ministry said on Thursday.

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S.Korea says to fine BMW, Mercedes, Porsche units on emission rules breach

SEOUL, Nov 9 (Reuters) - South Korea plans to impose a combined fine of 70.3 billion won ($63.1 million) on units of automakers BMW AG, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche citing violation of emission rules, the environment ministry said on Thursday.

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Toyota China sales likely to grow steadily but lag Japan rivals

BEIJING (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp , Japan's biggest automaker by volume, has fallen to the No. 3 spot among Japanese automakers in China, due to lack of presence in a key segment – a situation experts say will likely prevail well past the middle of 2018.

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U.S. probe into UAW training center funds extends to GM, Ford

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co confirmed Thursday they are cooperating with an expanded Justice Department probe into alleged misspending at United Auto Workers union training centers funded by U.S. automakers.

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UPDATE 4-U.S. House Republicans propose to scrap $7,500 electric vehicle credit

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - House Republicans are proposing to eliminate the $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles, which could hurt automakers like General Motors Co , Tesla Inc and Nissan Motor Co, according to the bill made public on Thursday.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. House Republicans propose to scrap $7,500 electric vehicle credit

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - House Republicans are proposing to eliminate a $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles that could hurt automakers like General Motors Co, Tesla Inc and Nissan Motor Co that are selling larger numbers of vehicles, according to a summary made public on Thursday.

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CORRECTED-U.S. House Republicans propose to scrap $7,500 electric vehicle credit

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - House Republicans are proposing to eliminate a $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles that could hurt automakers like General Motors Co, Tesla Inc and Nissan Motor Co that are selling larger numbers of vehicles, according to a summary seen by Reuters.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. House Republicans propose to scrap $7,500 electric vehicle credit

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - House Republicans are proposing to eliminate a $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles that could hurt automakers like General Motors Co, Tesla Inc and Nissan Motor Co that are selling larger numbers of vehicles, according to a summary seen by Reuters.

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House Republicans propose to scrap $7,500 electric vehicle credit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republicans are proposing to eliminate a $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles that could hurt automakers like General Motors Co, Tesla Inc and Nissan Motor Co that are selling larger numbers of vehicles, according to a summary seen by Reuters.

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Trucks, SUVs drive U.S. October new vehicle sales

DETROIT (Reuters) - Major automakers posted mixed U.S. new vehicle sales in October on Wednesday, though America's love affair with high-margin pickup trucks and SUVs remained in full bloom as larger, pricier vehicles fared better than passenger cars.

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UPDATE 3-Trucks, SUVs drive U.S. October new vehicle sales

DETROIT, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Major automakers posted mixed U.S. new vehicle sales in October on Wednesday, though America's love affair with high-margin pickup trucks and SUVs remained in full bloom as larger, pricier vehicles fared better than passenger cars.

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U.S. October sales of trucks, SUVs soar, car slump continues

DETROIT (Reuters) - Major automakers posted mixed U.S. new vehicle sales in October on Wednesday, though America's love affair with high-margin pickup trucks and SUVs remained in full bloom as larger, pricier vehicles fared better than passenger cars.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Trucks, SUVs dominate in mixed U.S. October vehicle sales

DETROIT, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Major automakers posted mixed U.S. new vehicle sales in October on Wednesday, though America's love affair with high-margin pickup trucks and SUVs still bloomed as larger, pricier vehicles continued to fare better than passenger cars.

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Carmakers post mixed U.S. October sales as trucks, SUVs reign

DETROIT (Reuters) - Major automakers posted mixed U.S. new vehicle sales in October on Wednesday, though America's love affair with high-margin pickup trucks and SUVs was unrelenting as passenger cars continued to be abandoned for larger, more comfortable vehicles.

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Japan's steelmakers in rare sweet spot, but Kobe Steel may miss out

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's steelmakers are in the midst of the best market conditions in at least three years as steel prices rise with construction in full swing for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and automakers boosting production.

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Panasonic's Q2 profit rises 6 pct on automotive demand, beats estimates

TOKYO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Japan's Panasonic Corp reported a 6 percent increase in second-quarter operating profit on Tuesday, beating analyst estimates, as it began to tap growing demand for electrification from automakers.

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Special delivery: Automakers make plug for electric vans

TOKYO (Reuters) - In the rush toward electric vehicles, automakers are increasingly sparing a thought for the humble delivery van, an often overlooked segment with big growth potential given tightening pollution restrictions in urban areas.

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AUTOSHOW-Special delivery: Automakers make plug for electric vans

* Take-up of electric delivery vehicles seen faster than for cars

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U.S. October new vehicle sales seen down 4 pct on year: J.D. Power and LMC

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. auto sales in October likely fell close to 4 percent from the same month in 2016, though automakers' sales were buoyed by replacement of storm-damaged vehicles and record-high consumer discounts, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Thursday.

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Japan's automakers tuning up to rekindle youthful passion for cars

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - By day, the Daikoku Parking Area hums with transport trucks en route to and from the Port of Yokohama. On weekend evenings, it transforms into a revved-up runway of tuned-up Japanese cars.

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Japanese carmakers warm to EVs, but still see role for hydrogen

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese automakers are finally embracing electric cars, showcasing concepts ranging from compact sportscars to all-wheel-drive mini SUVs at this week's Tokyo Motor show, although they haven't given up on alternative technologies.

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With new technology, Mazda gives spark to gasoline engine

HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - In the high-stakes, high-cost battle among global automakers to develop ever more efficient vehicles, one of the biggest breakthroughs in internal combustion engine technology in years looks to be coming from one of the industry's smaller players.

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Green groups pressure automakers on U.S. fuel efficiency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Sierra Club, Greenpeace USA and Public Citizen and other environmental and consumer advocacy groups plan to turn up the pressure on Wednesday in their campaign to stop automakers from lobbying the Trump administration to weaken fuel efficiency requirements.

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Auto industry tells Trump 'We're winning with NAFTA'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major automakers, suppliers and auto dealers are launching a new coalition on Tuesday to urge U.S. President Donald Trump not to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Tesla's Model 3 gets an 'average' as new tech dents auto reliability: Consumer Reports

DETROIT (Reuters) - Tesla Inc's new Model 3 sedan is likely to have "average" reliability despite production snags because it uses older technology rather than newer innovations that are causing problems for automakers, Consumer Reports magazine said on Thursday.

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Japan carmakers vouch for safety of Kobe Steel's aluminum parts

TOKYO (Reuters) - Four Japanese automakers on Thursday said they found no safety issues with aluminum parts supplied by Kobe Steel Ltd , allaying some concerns that falsified quality data on products from the steelmaker had compromised their vehicles.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Automakers Shouldn’t Fight Emissions Standards

As top automakers commit to take on climate change, industry lobbyists are undermining fuel economy and emissions standards.

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Japan carmakers vouch for safety of some Kobe Steel parts; company future uncertain

TOKYO (Reuters) - Three Japanese automakers on Thursday said they found no safety issues with aluminum parts made by Kobe Steel Ltd, allaying some concerns that falsified quality data on products from the steelmaker had compromised their vehicles.

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Nikkei rises a 13th straight day, creating longest win streak since 1988

* Kobe Steel gains after automakers declare some products safe

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Toyota, other Japanese carmakers say hoods containing Kobe Steel aluminum are safe

TOKYO (Reuters) - Three Japanese automakers on Thursday confirmed the safety of aluminum components made by Kobe Steel Ltd, allaying some concerns that Kobe's falsified quality data had compromised the safety of the products.

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U.S. lawmakers propose making it easier to meet auto fuel rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan pair of Michigan lawmakers introduced a bill to make it easier for automakers to comply with federal fuel efficiency requirements, as the Trump administration considers softening standards that require nearly doubling the fuel economy of the U.S. new vehicle fleet by 2025.

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California seeks to ease rules on self-driving cars

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California regulators on Wednesday unveiled revised rules that would allow self-driving cars to travel the state's highways without human drivers for the first time as early as next year, a move that won the support of automakers.

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UPDATE 1-California unveils revised rules on self-driving testing

WASHINGTON Oct 11 (Reuters) - California regulators on Wednesday unveiled revised rules on the testing of self-driving cars after automakers and technology companies raised concerns.

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California unveils revised rules on self-driving testing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California regulators on Wednesday unveiled revised rules on self-driving car testing after automakers and technology companies raised concerns.

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U.S. dealer lobby head criticizes automakers' bonus program

DETROIT, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The head of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) on Tuesday criticized automakers' use of so-called stair-step bonus programs, calling them harmful to U.S. auto dealers, to consumer confidence and brand loyalty.

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China Hastens the World Toward an Electric-Car Future

The biggest automakers in the world are being forced to follow Beijing’s lead as China takes steps to dominate in electric vehicles and technology.

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Automakers say U.S. fuel economy standards unrealistic, cite costs and consumers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Automaker trade groups told U.S. regulators they should revise fuel efficiency mandates approved in the final weeks of the Obama administration because the costs would be onerous and the standards do not reflect how cheap gas prices are affecting consumer demand, but they stopped short of asking for a specific reduction in the requirements for 2025.

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Hurricane recovery helps boost U.S. September new auto sales

DETROIT (Reuters) - Major automakers on Tuesday posted higher U.S. new vehicle sales in September as consumers in hurricane-hit parts of the country replaced flood-damaged cars, extending a rally in their shares that began when Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas in late August.

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Auto safety advocates criticize U.S. self-driving car legislation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of auto safety advocates criticized a bill before the U.S. Congress that would allow automakers eventually to sell up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles annually if they could demonstrate they are as safe as current vehicles.

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Hurricane recovery boosts U.S. September new auto sales

DETROIT (Reuters) - Major automakers on Tuesday posted higher U.S. new vehicle sales in September, as consumers in hurricane-hit parts of the country, in particular southeast Texas, rushed to replace flood-damaged cars.

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UPDATE 2-Hurricane recovery boosts U.S. September new auto sales

DETROIT, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Major automakers on Tuesday posted higher U.S. new vehicle sales in September, as consumers in hurricane-hit parts of the country, in particular southeast Texas, rushed to replace flood-damaged cars.

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Harvey, Irma lift U.S. new auto sales in September

DETROIT (Reuters) - Major automakers on Tuesday posted higher U.S. new vehicle sales in September, as consumers in hurricane-hit parts of the country, in particular southeast Texas, rushed to replace flood-damaged cars.

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Automakers' U.S. September sales lifted by hurricanes

DETROIT (Reuters) - Major automakers posted higher U.S. new vehicle sales in September, as consumers in hurricane-hit parts of the country, in particular southeast Texas, rushed to replace flood-damaged cars.

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REFILE-Automakers' U.S. September sales lifted by hurricanes

DETROIT, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Major automakers posted higher U.S. new vehicle sales in September, as consumers in hurricane-hit parts of the country, in particular southeast Texas, rushed to replace flood-damaged cars.

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China sets 2019 deadline for automakers to meet green-car sales targets

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has set a deadline of 2019 to impose tough new sales targets for electric plug-in and hybrids vehicles, slightly relaxing an earlier plan to launch the rules from next year that had left global automakers worried about being able to comply.

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UPDATE 3-China sets 2019 deadline for automakers to meet green-car sales targets

* China's NEVs push comes amid goal to curb traditional-fuel autos (Adds details on quota system, analyst comment)