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Automotive News - August 5, 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Automotive News - August 5, 2013

GM presses suppliers for future recall costs
Tight stocks kept a lid on hot July sales
Lexus marketing chief is part of N.Y. seminar
BMW's Willisch: i3 will 'tilt our image'
Despite MyFord Touch woes, the auto industry's move to touch control is gaining momentum
Auto vet Dauch dies at age 71
Ford sought a supplier for 2 sedans. But wire-harness makers had already decided who would bid, suit alleges
Pricing plan: Low tech, high volume
Ad agency megamerger may be just a blip in a year that has seen a wave of auto account shifts
VW eyes awd wagon to rival Outback
Infiniti will sell G through '13
Mercedes to add head-up display in '14
BMW's i8 marketers say: Bring on Porsche and Ferrari
'Small overlap,' big challenge
Credit-rule change could crimp Tesla profits
Ally ad drive touts minority dealers
ATS, Cadillac's 3-series fighter, hits pricing hurdle
Proud of NADA's stance on Clinton
Great respect for Caldwell
The heart of the deal
Self-certification must be true and transparent
Probably not a wise move for NADA
European brands race into compact segments
M-B platform, S class to yield many spinoffs
Mini plans to add wagon, van and maybe a sedan
Jaguar works on compact sedan to lure young buyers
For BMW, new compacts and crossovers
New Volvos finally begin to flow in '14
Next-gen Smart ForTwo is still 2 years away
Rolls may be forced to expand its lineup
Land Rover LR2, LR4 SUVs to shed weight
Aston's AMG deal may spur a new line of powerplants
RLJ McLarty Landers seeks women managers
Asbury expands no-haggle pilot
Despite slip, N.A. drives Honda profits
Mitsubishi exec eyes breakeven in North America
Suppliers are snapping up smaller robots to boost productivity, reduce worker strain
Internet radio gains traction with motorists
Ford strengthens bonds with its elite suppliers
Boshoku's tough lesson: Life beyond Toyota
BorgWarner automates supplier parts monitoring
Chrysler pilots no-bid contracts on new minivan
Denso expects safety technology boom
Distress to success: A German supplier's story
Nissan's next supply wave: Mississippi
SEMA opens testing garage for parts makers
Transforming service, with an assist from Mulally
Toyota tweaks Tundra platform, powertrain
Toyota engineer defends choice of carryover engines
Borst oversaw huge growth at Toyota Financial Services
GM names Jacoby to global post
Penske-Hertz deals yield cash, cars
Jatco's job: Boost CVT efficiency, acceptance
Toyota unveils daring electric-fuchsia Crown
Weak yen turbocharges Mazda profits
Chrysler's billion-dollar recall shrinks to a $151 million tab
New trend in used cars: Loans stretch to 7 years
Jackson, Maroone re-up into 2016 as AutoNation leaders
The car that knows who you are
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