UPDATED Monday morning car news round-up

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Hyundai supplier hints at revamped Elantra for 2015 – Reuters. Five years after the 2010 Elantra, it’s about time.

Mitsubishi Motors to sell pickup trucks in Myanmar in 2014 – Reuters.  They said they want to focus on the emerging markets.

Audi says Sept. sales up 10 pct on growing demand in key markets – Reuters.  They say it’s on demand in the U.S., China, and – OMG! – Europe.

South Africa union ends four-week auto components strike – Reuters. Get 10 percent increase in the first, eight percent each in the second and third year. However, BMW tells Reuters that “S.Africa labour is still “inherently unstable” after strike ends.” Company froze expansion plans.

U.S. Senator: UAW in Tennessee would be VW’s ‘biggest mistake’ – Reuters.  Corker says UAW  wrong, Volkswagen naive. Meanwhile, Volkswagen labor chief Osterloh says a works council is important if the plant wants a second model in the future.

U.S. gasoline prices dip most in last 2 weeks since 2012 – Reuters.  Effect of the government shutdown, less demand?

Cooper Tire asks court to compel Apollo to close $2.5 bln deal – Reuters. Unions hold up consummation.

Supreme Court turns away Toyota’s appeal over brake lawsuits – DetN.  Arbitration clauses unenforceable.

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