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 Autoblog.com.
+ 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.
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