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The United States, Canada and Mexico are looking at a retooled trade pact that would require North American-built light vehicles contain content that is roughly 75 percent sourced in the three countries, up from 62.5 percent now.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 11:37 am
Ken Garff Automotive, a pioneer in private equity partnerships, will buy Garcadia Auto and its half interest in 28 dealerships from Leucadia National.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 5:01 am
Infiniti has turned its aging QX50 into a true competitor in the compact premium crossover space, with an advanced engine, new safety technologies and an attractive sticker.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 5:01 am
Hirohisa Kishi says he's tackling one of his biggest challenges yet #8212; how to keep internal combustion engines competitive in the age of electric vehicles.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 5:01 am
Magna International Inc. has delivered a carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford it says will reduce weight and tooling costs and hopes to rule on mass production by year end.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 5:01 am
Ford, citing the need for "greater marketing efficiency, effectiveness and customer insight," while leveraging the "latest tools and technology," placed its global creative advertising account led by WPP under review.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 8:37 pm
Days before Tesla defended its safety record this week, California began inspecting an incident involving a subcontractor who was hospitalized after a piece of factory equipment broke his jaw.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 4:19 pm
PSA wants 3,700 job cuts at Opel in Germany by 2020 and a process of contract buyouts and early retirement has already resulted in a reduction of about 2,000 positions, Opel's labor chief said.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 3:02 pm
Americans' love of pricey pickups, crossovers and SUVs is stretching their wallets, leading lenders to bend over backward to keep monthly payments affordable.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 1:34 pm
Nissan aims to stoke sales in Japan by launching eight electrified vehicles and overhauling its dealer network over the next five years.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 12:30 pm
GM's South Korean unit and its labor union failed to reach a wage deal after another round of talks that sought to avert a bankruptcy filing for the unprofitable operation. Talks will continue over the weekend.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 11:17 am
German police arrested the head of powertrain development at Porsche in connection with parent Volkswagen Group's sweeping diesel emissions violations.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 11:11 am
The alliance between Renault and Nissan needs to come up with a sustainable plan -- something "irreversible" -- for a future when Carlos Ghosn is no longer around as chairman to guide the partnership, the top executive says.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 9:34 am
PSA boss Carlos Tavares, who is no stranger to thrashing out difficult labor deals, is now taking on Germany's powerful IG Metall union, which has been the undoing of many a cost cutter.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 8:16 am
An Ontario judge approved a settlement worth up to $229 million with about 20,000 owners of 3.0-liter VW, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles in Canada affected by VW's emissions violations.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 5:01 am
The settlement with the CFPB cites Wells Fargo's practice of forcing auto insurance on some customers who took out loans to buy new vehicles. Wells Fargo also will "remediate harmed consumers," the bureau said.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 1:12 am
GM CEO Mary Barra said Devin Wenig will bring "significant expertise in technology, global operations and strategic planning" to the automaker's board.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 9:06 pm
Tim Russi, the Ally Financial auto finance president who led many digital initiatives and helped expand the lender's dealership reach, is leaving the post, effective immediately.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 7:04 pm
GM's Korean unit has warned that it would file for bankruptcy if there isn't a restructuring deal by Friday, as the operation is running out of cash to pay employees and suppliers amid slumping sales.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 4:40 pm
Wage talks between GM's South Korean unit and its labor union ended without an agreement on Thursday, a day before the deadline the company has set for filing for bankruptcy.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 4:31 pm
Johan de Nysschen unapologetically challenged leadership and the Cadillac team, while drawing the ire of many U.S. dealers with his ambitious -- and contentious -- Project Pinnacle plan to overhaul the brand and its retailers.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 3:58 pm
Daimler is open to supplying Volvo with engines and could even take a small stake in the Swedish automaker, a German business magazine reported, raising the possibility of increased ties between Mercedes and Volvo's Chinese owner, Geely.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 2:24 pm
PSA's fight to cut production costs at Opel's German factories took on a national dimension with Chancellor Angela Merkel intervening to say she expected the French automaker to honor commitments it made when it bought Opel from GM last year.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 12:27 pm
Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand, looking to duck steep tariffs, aims to triple sales in the world's biggest auto market in five years by ramping up production of five new nameplates in China.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 11:14 am
The trio of ministers leading talks to retool NAFTA meet again in Washington beginning Thursday as they continue to push for a deal in principle within weeks.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 10:34 am
German technology group Freudenberg will decide in the fall on an initial public offering in 2019 of its automotive vibration control technology business Vibracoustic.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 9:09 am
The first diesel F-150 will get 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city and 25 mpg combined, according to EPA estimates, making it the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup when it hits showrooms in May.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 5:01 am
Johan de Nysschen, the ousted head of Cadillac who helped Volkswagen AG's Audi brand achieve U.S. prominence a decade ago and later steered Infiniti, has been one of the auto industry's most outspoken executives.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 9:34 pm
California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health opened a new investigation into Tesla following a report about worker protections at the company's plant in Fremont, Calif.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 7:49 pm
Tesla's ardent defense of its Autopilot system is getting heat from safety advocates who question a key data point the company has been citing to plead its case.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 7:26 pm
The automaker said the new Cobra Jet will be the fastest Mustang to ever come from the factory, with a quarter-mile time of about 8.5 seconds and a top speed of more than 150 mph.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 7:25 pm
Under a new initiative, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has reminded 40,000 motorists that their vehicles have been recalled for safety defects and should be taken to a franchised dealership to be fixed at no charge.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 5:26 pm
GM, seeking an accelerated revival at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle president of Cadillac, replacing Johan de Nysschen, who will leave the automaker.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 4:35 pm
The feature is being piloted in roughly 1 million Chevrolet vehicles at select Shell stations in the Detroit, Seattle and Houston metropolitan areas.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 4:30 pm
CDK Global has acquired Progressus Media, provider of mobile advertising services for dealerships and automotive marketing companies, for an undisclosed amount -- a move that bolsters the software giant's advertising business.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 3:00 pm
Volkswagen unit Electrify America will install electric vehicle charging stations at more than 100 Walmart store locations in 34 states by mid-2019 as part of Electrify's plans to bolster charging infrastructure across the country.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 2:55 pm
The next-generation Lexus ES sedan, which debuts at the Beijing auto show next week, will feature a more stylized body with a prominent version of the brand's polarizing spindle grille.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 12:18 pm
Nissan, Ford and Fiat saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide registrations fell by 5 percent, hit by drops in three of the region's five biggest markets, Germany, the UK and Italy.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 11:30 am
German prosecutors are investigating current and former employees of Porsche, including a management board member, as part of their inquiries into emissions manipulations.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 11:30 am
In the latest new clip to join our viral video charts, Honda colorfully highlights the range of its Clarity Plug-in hybrid.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 5:01 am
Patients can schedule pickup and drop-off times up to 30 days in advance of a nonemergency medical appointment. A driver will pick them up from their home or nursing facility and transport them to the hospital and back.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 5:01 am
Some marriages are just too hard to break up. The many joint ventures between multinational automakers and their Chinese betrothed might be just that.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 12:04 am
Tesla will begin around-the-clock production at its Fremont, Calif., assembly plant as it tries to ramp up Model 3 output to 6,000 a week by the end of June, according to an internal company email.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 10:41 pm
A resolution rescinding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's auto lending guidance, which aims to limit dealerships' retail margin on loans, passed by a narrow margin in the Senate. It will head to the House floor next for a vote.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 8:36 pm
The first vehicle announced under General Motors' ambitious effort to introduce at least 20 electric or fuel cell vehicles by 2023 will be the Buick Velite 6 for China.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 6:30 pm
Volkswagen unit Electrify America has selected several suppliers, including Switzerland's ABB and South Korea's Signet EV, to install more than 2,000 high-speed electric vehicle chargers in the United States by the end of 2019.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:50 pm
For the first time in more than a century, Ford will offer a vehicle in the U.S. with an engine that can run on two cylinders.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:45 pm
A U.S. judge dismissed environmental lawsuits filed against Volkswagen over excess diesel emissions by Salt Lake County and Hillsborough County, Fla.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:31 pm
The auto industry is finally getting traction on its quest to make 95 RON octane gasoline -- basically the same grade as Europe's regular and the lowest grade of premium here -- the new regular in the United States.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:00 pm
The move is a major policy shift that will open the market wider to automakers such as Nissan and Tesla.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 11:56 am