As the first reporting deadline approaches, many in the automotive industry are struggling to understand the conflict-minerals regulation and its requirements for due diligence and public reporting to the SEC....More
Nexteer aiding Chinese automakers’ transition to electric power steering; Magna Interiors to supply painted carbon-fiber body panels; Ford says purchases from women-owned suppliers grew 50% in 2013....More
Rather than turn to a full-aluminum body, Reid Bigland says Ram is integrating the material where it makes sense, such as the hood, and is achieving class-leading fuel economy by developing innovative powertrains....More
The coupe and sedan, displayed in their world premiere at this year’s North American International Auto Show, go on sale simultaneously early this summer with a more powerful engine, aggressively bolstered seats, bold styling and an emphasis on lightweight materials, such as carbon fiber.
Automatic emergency braking, head-up display and advanced connectivity and infotainment options round out a list of available features, but Hyundai says the starting price will be under $40,000....More
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