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Chinese automaker Zotye begins recruiting U.S. dealers, plans to sell budget crossover

Hale: “We’re looking at different ways to do business, as opposed to the old brick-and-mortar approach.” China’s Zotye Automobile International Co. has begun recruiting U.S. dealers and has charged two import-industry veterans with the task of bringing a budget crossover to America in 2020. The distributor will be Zotye USA of Lake Forest, Calif., which

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Subaru Executive VP Tom Easterday to retire December 31

Tom Easterday, who was Subaru of Indiana Automotive’s executive vice president until transitioning to executive adviser last month, has worked at Subaru Corp.’s lone manufacturing plant outside of Japan from its beginning in 1989. It has been a period of twists and turns for the automaker, and the plant has told the story of Subaru’s

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Two former FCA executives, one ex-UAW official sentenced in scandal

DETROIT — Two former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles executives and a former UAW official were sentenced Wednesday to federal prison for their involvement in the $ 4.5 million UAW-Chrysler training center scandal. Jerome Durden, 62, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Paul Borman to 15 months in prison based on his August 2017 plea agreement to

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Joint Venture VGage has foothold in Detroit and China

Turnabout: John Malane, right, bought VGage from Swedish owners and then connected with Sam Jia, left, to get a foothold in China. Jia now runs the company that Malane sold on Jan. 1. Photo credit: PHOTOS BY CRAIG GORKIEWICZ Editor’s note: This story is part of a special section on Chinese auto investments in the

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U.S. OCTOBER 2018 CANADA AUTO SALES: Volume slumps 3.9% as interest rates continue to rise

UPDATED: 11/01/18 8:37 pm ET — Correction EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story included an incorrect October sales total for General Motors Canada, which led to an understated industry sales total for the month. New-vehicle sales fell for the seventh consecutive month in Canada in October, a trend the Global Automakers of Canada

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Lincoln head of product development Scott Tobin to retire this week

Tobin: Nearly 30 years at Ford Motor DETROIT — Scott Tobin, a key architect of Lincoln’s turnaround as its director of product development, is leaving the company after a nearly 30 year career, Automotive News has learned. A Ford spokesman on Monday confirmed the abrupt departure, saying that Tobin, 53, has elected to retire from

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