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Today's News: July 9, 2014

KBB in the News


USA Today: Newest VW lacks USB, only iPhones welcome


CBS MoneyWatch: Smaller SUVs to add more choices for buyers VW unwraps dashing 8th-gen Passat for Europe


The Detroit News: Mazda to unveil 4th-generation MX-5 Miata


San Francisco Chronicle: A little Tesla magic Controversial redesign pushes 2014 Civic sales to 10 year high Editorial


European 2015 Volkswagen Passat hints at next-gen U.S. model


2016 Smart Fortwo and Forfour teased


2015 Ford Explorer: The Ford Explorer is still a tough act to follow.


2015 Chrysler 200C Quick Take



Top News


Senate to grill GM's Barra, also switch maker's CEO


6 recalls announced by Ford


Ford recalls 100K cars in North America


Ford adds Flex, Taurus, Lincolns and police cars to recall wave


Ford, Hyundai add more vehicles to 2014 recall parade



OEM/Vehicle News


Mercedes takes rare backseat to Audi in race for U.S. youth


Tesla trying to recover wrecked Model S


GM won't recall 1.8M trucks for corroding brake lines


Honda expands recall by up to 1 million cars


Honda adds another 1 mil vehicle to airbag recall


Subaru recalls cars with Takata airbag inflators in U.S.


BMW has best-ever first half with more than a million sales


Jeep rolls out Renegade, jerry can not included


Bahrain fund open to McLaren stake sale

Volvo claims next XC90 will be “world’s most powerful and cleanest SUV”


Industry/Dealer News


Top factor driving Q2 auction price spike


Used cars fetch 17% more money in June


U.S. auto recalls smash single-year record with 6 months to go


Small SUVs claiming a larger slice of market


Millennials give finance companies new challenges

Bill Ford predicts 'radical transformation' of auto industry


Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy



International Automotive News


Ford on track to record 2015 Europe profit as sales rise


China auto sales cool in June


New Volkswagen Passat Will Be Big In China As It Slides In Europe


Mexico projected to surpass Brazil as top Latin American vehicle producer



Ad/Media/Marketing News


BMW goes for a spin on the world’s most insane racetrack: an aircraft carrier


Nissan enlists T.J. Smith for Sentra sing-along


The FIAT brand and Funny or Die create web series “Neighbors”


Mobile engagement is automakers' best weapon to combat ad fraud


Smirnoff sponsors Formula One team in drive to make racing less elitist



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