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Today's News- July 23, 2014

KBB in the News


Arise Xchange: Kelley Blue Book’s Alec Gutierrez discusses subprime automotive loans Auto leasing rates back at pre-recession levels Senators demand GM top lawyer ouster but CEO says no


Business 2 Community: Automotive companies need to invest in social media now


House of Japan: 2014 Nissan Versa Note named one of the 10 coolest new cars under $18,000 by Kelley Blue Book’s Editorial


2015 Dodge Challenger First Review


2014 Mazda Miata MX-5 automatic Quick Take


2016 Volvo XC90 debuts world-first safety systems


SAE issues fuel-cell refueling standards


2015 Chevrolet SS adds manual option



Top News


Familiar ignition flaw leads to recall by Chrysler of Jeep SUVs


Chrysler recalls 792,000 older SUVs for ignition problems


Daimler quarterly earnings rise 12% on sales of S class


Daimler’s Mercedes widens margin as sedans help chase BMW



OEM/Vehicle News


GM sales surge despite recalls as Barra proves quality sells


Marchionne says Fiat Chrysler tie-up with VW was never on agenda


VW 'urgently' needs higher profit to fund future growth, Winterkorn tells staff


Ford trims 732 pounds off the new aluminum F-150


Nissan pledges to keep it quirky after cutting Cube



Industry/Dealer News


Convertible owners are more educated, affluent, finds new study


Google dominates autonomous cars influence as automakers lag behind


Diesels, despite competition, will still lead fuel frugality march - Audi



International Automotive News


Japan readies fuel cell subsidies in bet on Toyota's next big thing



Ad/Media/Marketing News


Mercedes-Benz scouts brand ambassadors through LinkedIn


Honda’s Peyton: TV won’t ‘get the job done,’ turns to music


Ford’s former social media chief takes agency role


Kid Rock, Chevy team up for national TV spot


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