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Colorado regulators fined Uber after finding the ride-services company allowed 57 people to drive with invalid driver's licenses or other offenses that would have disqualified them.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 10:32 pm
India's Mahindra and Mahindra, preparing to launch an off-road vehicle in the U.S., will take a "thoughtful" approach to marketing on-road passenger vehicles next, company officials said Monday.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 9:35 pm
The White House appointed Jonathan Morrison, a former lobbyist with ties to auto dealerships, as chief counsel of NHTSA.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 9:27 pm
Toyota issued an unsettling warning to Kentucky workers building its top-selling Camry sedan: Cut costs now or face an uncertain future.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 8:19 pm
James Crellin, former director of communications at General Motors, where he worked for 25 years after a short career in journalism, died Nov. 4 at his home in Michigan. He was 81.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 8:10 pm
The Center for Auto Safety is asking NHTSA to open an investigation and recall the Chrysler Pacifica, which the group says represents an "unreasonable risk" because of a stalling problem.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 6:20 pm
Starting next summer, Ford will sell a plug-in hybrid version of its Fusion-based police sedan that will have an electric range of 21 miles.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 3:45 pm
Honda will use Facebook's custom-audiences tool to find car owners with defective Takata airbags.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 2:24 pm
Salespeople would be sad to see the federal tax credit on plug-in electric vehicles disappear. But they're not so sure it's necessary to keep customers interested in EVs.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
After a century of failed efforts to make vehicles that can soar above gridlocked traffic, the idea that such contraptions are "just around the corner" might not be so far-fetched.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
By next fall, about 1,000 employees of the brand's U.S. distribution arm should be back under one roof for the first time since July 2015,
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
Nissan engineers have succeeded in commercializing variable compression engine technology for the new Infiniti QX50.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
Tougher fuel economy and emissions regulations will require new engine designs, and more work for the company.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
Few companies can propose to take on both Freightliner and Ferrari in one night. But the dollars-and-sense business of automaking remains a deep and daily challenge for Tesla.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
Of the six publicly traded new-vehicle dealership groups, Lithia Motors #8212; which prioritized US acquisitions over share buybacks #8212; has drawn the most applause from Wall Street.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
In contrast to new-vehicle sales, U.S. used-vehicle sales will rise in 2018, even as prices soften, on rising volumes of off-lease vehicles, economists forecast.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
Carlos Ghosn retired this year as Nissan CEO, but as CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, he's laying out strategies to make the three automakers larger and more profitable.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
The ambitious forecasts suggest that GM has surmounted some of the cost hurdles that make electric vehicles difficult to sell at prices that are affordable to consumers and profitable to the manufacturer. But other big challenges remain.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
The business community may have some options in trying to save the North American Free Trade Agreement from potential termination at the hands of President Donald Trump. But they are neither clear nor easy.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
While PSA Group works on fine-tuning its mobility services in the United States, it is learning from at least one failed operation launched in Europe.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
Dealer Jim Gramm did what few are able to do: Go from sales to ownership. Now, as he grows his group, he wants to help other GMs do what he did.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
As automakers look for advanced technologies, their unfamiliar suppliers are bringing new ideas to old purchasing departments.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
Where do vanishing new-vehicle profits, a slumping market and an uncertain retail future leave AutoNation? CEO Mike Jackson says he's been preparing for years and likes the company's odds.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
Autoliv adopted lean manufacturing practices years ago -- and then found out that it needed a refresher course.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
Subaru Superstore of Chandler has found a way for its customers to willingly come back to the store in droves.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 am
Canada and Mexico will not make counterproposals to American demands for tougher NAFTA automotive content rules but instead will question and rebut them on Monday, people familiar with the talks said Monday.
Posted: November 19, 2017, 10:39 pm
Nissan is squeezing all it can from its US assembly plants and will need to build a new factory if it keeps growing in the lucrative American auto market, a top executive says.
Posted: November 19, 2017, 8:04 pm
Carlos Ghosn has big visions for the growth of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. And to make it happen, he knows he must lean on parts suppliers like never before.
Posted: November 19, 2017, 5:01 am
The marketing efforts underway at Toyota and Honda aren't just about the horse race or bragging rights.
Posted: November 19, 2017, 5:01 am
Volvo may be the one brand that can usurp Tesla's reign as the king of cool electric cars.
Posted: November 19, 2017, 5:01 am
Negotiations in Mexico to update NAFTA have not made much progress on tough American demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact but the current round of talks are progressing with civility, a well-placed source said Saturday.
Posted: November 18, 2017, 7:12 pm
Honda is recalling about 900,000 minivans because second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched after being adjusted.
Posted: November 18, 2017, 3:44 pm
Ford's decision ends a six-year run for a once-promising nameplate doomed by sluggish electrified vehicle demand and overstated mileage claims.
Posted: November 18, 2017, 5:01 am
A study points to a lack of coordination between automakers and retailers on presenting inventory, messaging, search engine marketing and website layouts.
Posted: November 18, 2017, 5:01 am
The first fully self-driving cars will be in ride-hailing fleets, which Waymo says will lead to learning more about the tech and how consumers use it.
Posted: November 18, 2017, 5:01 am
Nearly two-thirds of vehicles in the United States with defective Takata airbag inflators remain unrepaired as automakers have made varying degrees of progress addressing the largest recall ever.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 10:15 pm
Nissan will ship the U.S.-built Titan pickup to China as the company and its Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance explore more commercial opportunities around the world.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 9:29 pm
Could Tesla have avoided "manufacturing hell" by sticking with what it's good at like Apple and not producing its own products?
Posted: November 17, 2017, 8:45 pm
NHTSA turned down a petition by Ford and Mazda to delay -- for additional testing -- the recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective airbag inflators made by Takata.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 8:15 pm
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is turning to a tried-and-true source of financing for his unprofitable car company -- paying customers willing to wait years for delivery of shiny new wheels.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:34 pm
Franklin Codel, the head of consumer lending at Wells Fargo, was fired over unsuitable communications he had with a former employee, the bank said, the latest upheaval at a lender roiled by scandal for more than a year.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:12 pm
Jay Amestoy, who spent more than two decades at the public relations helm at Mazda North America and previously worked in public relations for Volkswagen Group of America, died late Thursday. He was 69.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:03 pm
The lead negotiators for the three NAFTA countries joined the latest round of talks as the Chamber of Commerce warned that an American pullout would hit hardest some key swing states that President Trump captured on his road to office.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 6:04 pm
The features of Tesla's new Semi truck steamrolled Wall Street expectations, with an estimated 500-mile driving range that was almost double what analysts had modeled.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:04 pm
Selling EVs in China and India will mark the return of Toyota into the battery-powered market after halting production of the electric RAV4 in 2014.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 2:09 pm
NHTSA opened an investigation into potential airbag failures in 415,000 Volkswagen vehicles after the company issued a recall for the same issue in 2015.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 1:15 pm
Volkswagen approved an unprecedented five-year spending plan that aims to further the company's goal of transforming itself into a leading force in electric vehicles and autonomous transportation.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 12:34 pm
Porsche is considering adding battery power to the 911, making the top variant of the iconic sports car a hybrid, according to people familiar with the matter.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 11:34 am
Customers are starting to place orders for Tesla's new all-electric Semi, including Walmart and a grocery chain in the Detroit 3 automakers' backyard.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:19 am
Refundable deposits of $50,000 are being taken now for the supercar, Tesla says, with output slated to begin in 2020. The full price of the base model: $200,000.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 5:46 am