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PSA Group will locate its North American headquarters in Atlanta, tapping the city's universities and automotive businesses to regain a foothold in the United States.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 9:00 pm
Daimler and BMW are close to agreeing to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, a senior executive at one of the carmakers told Reuters.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 7:14 pm
A federal appeals court overturned a lower court's decision to grant class certification to car owners who settled with Hyundai and its Kia affiliate over the fuel efficiency of their vehicles.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 6:10 pm
Udacity, the online education startup founded by self-driving car veteran Sebastian Thrun, is opening its digital doors to potential flying car engineers.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 6:00 pm
Ownership rates for cars and light trucks have touched their highest levels since 2008 and 2009, according to a report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:52 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board said it will investigate an accident involving a Tesla Model S that rear-ended a firetruck on a freeway near Los Angeles.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:05 pm
Uber Technologies, whose losses have piled up in the quest for growth around the world, will be profitable within three years, said CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 4:55 pm
Confidential retirement offers and a former union vice president being "scripted" to support company initiatives are among the newest allegations in the UAW-FCA corruption scandal.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 4:41 pm
The Center for Auto Safety on Tuesday posted a letter to Ford CEO Jim Hackett urging the automaker to recall 1.3 million Explorers for carbon monoxide leaks.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 3:57 pm
You can bet the powertrain from the I-Pace is going to be used on other Jaguar vehicles.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 2:00 pm
Redesigned for the 2019 model year, the next-gen Ram 1500 finally broke its cover last week at the Detroit auto show. It won't take long for the new Ram to arrive at dealerships in the U.S., as production is set to begin this month.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 2:00 pm
More than three decades after Honda first built an Accord sedan at its Marysville, Ohio, factory in 1982, humans are still an integral part of the assembly process. That's unlikely to change.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 1:08 pm
Despite strong global oil consumption helping to push crude prices higher, the rise of electric vehicles is seen as one of the biggest long-term threats to demand.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 12:41 pm
A trade group representing auto suppliers urged the Trump administration to adopt NAFTA automotive rules that cover research, engineering, design and software development work as part of North American regional value content goals.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 12:11 pm
The mayor of Detroit and the billionaire owner of auto supplier Flex-N-Gate on Monday offered a sneak preview of what will be the largest new auto factory built in the city since the 1990s.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 9:36 pm
Former Fiat Chrysler labor relations chief Alphons Iacobelli pleaded guilty to two federal counts related to a conspiracy to siphon millions from an employee training fund.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 8:59 pm
Subaru of America is sticking to its dog-friendly formula with its "Dog Tested. Dog Approved" ad campaign.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 8:45 pm
Visteon signed an agreement to help Guangzhou Automobile Group develop self-driving vehicles.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 7:09 pm
Waymo, Google's self-driving car affiliate, said it has chosen metro Atlanta as the next location to test its autonomous minivans.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 6:42 pm
Ford is testing prototypes of the redesigned 2020 Focus compact car on U.S. roads 18 months ahead of the car's production launch in China.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:05 pm
Hyundai is vowing to surprise millions of people on Super Bowl Sunday. But it's not above a little teasing, first.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 3:17 pm
Aston Martin has become the latest carmaker to be caught up in a major recall of faulty Daimler steering-column components that can cause unintended airbag deployments.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 12:50 pm
In the upcoming "Black Panther" blockbuster, the superhero surfs through a city clinging to the roof of his Lexus LC 500. The brand hopes that cameo helps end a drought as US luxury sales leader.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 12:31 pm
New and redesigned crossovers should get BMW's U.S. sales growing again in 2018, BMW Group finance chief Nicolas Peter said.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:01 am
Globally, the peer-to-peer car rental program has 4 million customers.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:01 am
Ford insists it's on track to deliver consistently strong profit margins at the end of the decade. But in the meantime, the automaker will feel some financial pain.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:01 am
Richard Truett, staff powertrain savant and design connoisseur, jumped up on just about every stand, thought and pondered, changed his mind a couple of times and came up with a list of auto show hits and misses.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:01 am
Sesi Motors sets up personalized websites for customers of its three dealerships as a way to enhance customer retention, by communicating service schedules and more.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:01 am
The German rivals are joining the list of luxury automakers exploring subscription models as they try to figure out the future of car ownership #8211; and whether such plans will be profitable over time.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:01 am
At the upcoming NADA convention in Las Vegas, you can expect to find the Trumpchi GS8 nestled in a corner of the North convention hall, just past the booth for Two Hats Ranch. Don't be fooled by its modest surroundings.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:01 am
Ford looked to be leading the way toward making aluminum the industry standard for automakers trying to cut weight and improve fuel economy #8212; but nobody followed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:01 am
Japan-brand sales in China are booming -- and helping them offset the slowdown in the U.S.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:01 am
Through the years, for obvious reasons, the pathways of Ford and GM have always been intertwined. Their leaders have always been compared. Today, the differences are glaring.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:01 am
The business strategy of Ford's big bet on a future of selling electric and autonomous vehicles will be devised inside a former hosiery factory in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 3:26 pm
GKN, the British auto supplier and engineering company trying to fend off a hostile bid from Melrose Industries, increased its sales forecast for its electric driveline unit.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 2:49 pm
General Motors plans to expand its dealer network for medium-duty commercial vehicles this year from 240 to about 400 with the introduction of Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD trucks.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 5:01 am
Jim Hackett, the former furniture company CEO who expected to be spending his 60s enjoying retirement, is instead teaching a course on survival to a century-old automaker.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 5:01 am
In January 2017, gauging whether the administration of President Donald Trump would be pro-business or populist was a challenge. One year into the administration, it still is.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 5:01 am
Nissan's ePower technology has been something of a sensation in Japan. Now the automaker wants to bring it to the United States.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 5:01 am
Hyundai Motor Group is going through a restructuring that will shift more decision-making power to regional markets such as North America.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:01 am
The auto industry is in the early days in utilizing smart digital assistants to create unique, in-car user experiences. Here's what CES attendees see in the future.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:01 am
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans to protest FCA at the Detroit auto show for something one of its dealers is doing: sponsoring a long-time dog-sled race in Alaska.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:01 am
Subaru has a growing sense of urgency to get serious about China, where the brand is barely treading water.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:01 am
Part of the glitz of the Detroit auto show is the palette of colors selected and created for the occasion.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:01 am
The federal government shutdown could have a broad impact on automotive regulatory activities, but next week's NAFTA talks are expected to continue as scheduled.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 9:31 pm
Zurich North America no longer will offer property and casualty insurance to independent dealerships and some franchise dealerships. FandI products are not affected.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 8:26 pm
Ohio is planning to develop a smart mobility center to prioritize connected technologies and pave the road for autonomous vehicles in the state.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 7:11 pm
GM has deployed third-party logistics contractors inside all 17 of its joint-venture assembly plants in China to transport materials, manage nearby parts warehouses and deliver components to the shop floor.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 6:38 pm
PSA Group, steaming toward a return to the U.S. auto market, is poised to put its North American headquarters in the greater Atlanta area, Automotive News has learned.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 5:00 pm
There were darn few pure concept vehicles at the 2018 Detroit auto show, but the ones that did appear were true conversations starters.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 5:01 am