MCG Executive Briefing for September 9, 2013

The radical Lexus LF-NX Crossover Concept officially debuts this week at Frankfurt, with the toned-down production version expected to arrive in 2015. Get all the latest auto industry news in the Executive Briefing. 


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+   Stephen Sharf, retired Chrysler vice president and benefactor of Oakland University, has passed away at 92. More at The Detroit News.

+   BMW faces a potential fine of at least 100 million Euros for alleged violations of import regulations in India. More at Reuters.

+   Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech is refuting stories that he will step down soon, Germany’s Spiegel reported. More at The Baltimore Sun.

+   NASCAR is investigating a late-race incident at Richmond Saturday in which Clint Bowyer apparently spun his car deliberately in response to team orders. More at ESPN.

+   Chevrolet will unveil its 2015 Tahoe and Suburban next Thursday, Sept. 12, in New York City. More at

+   The Energy Department lost $42 million on a defaulted loan to VPG, an Allen Park, Michigan manufacturer of vans for the disabled. More at the Detroit Free Press.

+   IndyCar driver Scott Dixon has been fined $30,000 and placed on probation for his post-race remarks at Baltimore last week. More at USA Today.

+   Lexus will officially introduce its new compact crossover concept, the hybrid-powered LF-NX, at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week. More at Kelly Blue Book


For the previous Executive Briefing from September 6, click here.


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