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Bracken retiring from Lexus, to be succeeded by deputy

David Christ, who switched from the Toyota Division to Lexus at the start of this year, will succeed his boss, Jeff Bracken, who is retiring as head of Lexus' United States operations after 40 years with Toyota.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: A lighter, more powerful Vanquish successor

The Aston Martin Vanquish, the marque's muscular super-GT, is riding off into the sunset, but fear not: Its replacement will be here shortly.

Uber pulls up in Japan with taxi-hailing service

Uber plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers to other taxi providers, as it seeks to expand in the country where the firm has been blocked from setting up its own fleet of drivers.

Martinrea opens tech center in Michigan, moves jobs from Toronto

Canadian auto supplier Martinrea launched its $26 million technical center in suburban Detroit last week. CEO Pat D'Eramo says one challenge is finding enough engineering talent for the facility.

Taiwan's Yageo to buy U.S. electronic components firm for $740 million

Taiwan's Yageo said it would buy Pulse Electronics for $740 million, marking its biggest deal ever as it looks to expand in the United States and Europe.