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Canada is considering all options, including providing financial aid to the auto industry, to cope up with possible tariffs from the United States.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 9:16 pm
General Motors is going the distance with autonomous cars.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 8:40 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a technical specialist to observe Tesla's examination of a Model S that caught fire in California on Friday, the agency said in a statement Monday.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 7:27 pm
General Motors is investing $175 million in a mid-Michigan plant to build two of Cadillac's next-generation sedans.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:30 pm
Rupert Stadler's arrest adds to the list of German and American executives at Volkswagen AG that have been held, charged, or both over their alleged involvement in the emissions-testing scandal.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:09 pm
Language in a confidential severance agreement Tesla is using is likely to deter dismissed employees from going public with worker safety concerns, employment law experts said.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 4:40 pm
AutoCanada said its board has appointed a special committee of independent directors to review strategic alternatives following a request by an activist shareholder, the Canadian Press reported.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 4:23 pm
Seating supplier Adient confirmed it will no longer move its headquarters to downtown Detroit. Adient will remain in its current headquarters in a suburb west of Detroit, a spokeswoman said Monday.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 4:22 pm
Hyundai and Kia are setting up new regional headquarters organizations in North America and Europe in an effort to move decision making closer to the markets and react more quickly to changing trends and customer demand.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 1:53 pm
Canadian auto parts supplier Magna said it would set up two joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle to build cars in China.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 1:23 pm
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, killing three people, halting factory lines in an industrial area and bursting water mains, government and company officials said.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 12:46 pm
Volkswagen is preparing to name Bram Schot as interim leader of its Audi unit, Bloomberg reported, following the arrest of the luxury brand's longtime chief Rupert Stadler over his role in VW's diesel-emissions cheating.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 11:00 am
Prices for small used cars are climbing to unexpected levels- a sign that demand is growing as price-sensitive consumers face dwindling options in the new-car market.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
GM has entered an exclusive deal with Liebherr-Aerospace to develop a hydrogen fuel cell-powered auxiliary power unit for aircraft applications.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
Ford CEO Jim Hackett has promised to be more visible and accessible to dealers after spending much of his first year consumed with getting the automaker in better shape.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
Byton, the Chinese EV startup that wants to start selling cars stateside from 2020, previewed its first sedan in a futuristic concept car.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
Honda must find a patch of real estate in the marketplace where the Insight doesn't cannibalize Honda's Accord Hybrid or Clarity plug-in hybrid, and where it can compete effectively against the Prius and challengers from Hyundai and Kia.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
Coatings supplier Durr Industries recently was named a top supplier of FCA US, recognizing Durr for its assistance in launching the Jeep Compass at FCA's Toluca, Mexico, assembly plant.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
Superior Industries wants to see small cars and EVs get their share of wheel fashion.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
BMW's new-generation X4 crossover manages to deliver a spirited drive.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
It may resemble a Dodge Charger or Dart but look closely and you'll see styling cues from the Escala concept in what is expected to be the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, a replacement for the ATS and CTS sedans.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
ADESA is aggressively enhancing its online auctions -- through technology, analytics and machine learning -- in an effort to maintain its lead in private-label sales.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
Fears of a full-blown global trade war moved closer to reality last week as the United States delivered on a threat to impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports,
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
The UAW's 37th constitutional convention last week produced a new slate of leaders who will be responsible for moving the union past a major corruption scandal and reaching a new labor agreement with the Detroit 3 next year.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
Hyundai executives hope the 2019 Veloster will serve not only as an attention-grabber, but also as a steppingstone to other Hyundai models as the lifestyles of its buyers change.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
In this wide-ranging QandA, dealer George Girjel talks about turning around underperforming dealerships and why automakers should favor individuals as store buyers.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
Dealers were shown the Lincoln Corsair, along with the next-generation Ford Escape, Explorer, Mach 1 battery-electric crossover, a small off-road SUV and a Lincoln Continental with suicide doors late last month at a meeting in Orlando, according to...
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
Toyota, Nissan, Honda and others are partnering with the country's biggest transmission suppliers to jointly develop next-generation transmission technologies that can be shared among the members.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
GM's pick for its next CFO is a 39-year-old native of India who has been in the thick of change at the automaker.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:01 am
FCA dealers worry that rising interest rates and fuel prices mean the overdue Jeep Grand Wagoneer luxury SUV may have missed the industry's SUV love affair.
Posted: June 17, 2018, 5:01 am
Bill Ford Jr. sat down with Automotive News and Crain's Detroit Business to talk about his company's plan for redeveloping the Michigan Central Station. Here is a transcript of that interview, edited for clarity.
Posted: June 17, 2018, 5:01 am
Ford plans a one-of-a-kind research and engineering campus in Detroit, including 2,500 employees working in a grandiose former train depot to develop the vehicles of the future.
Posted: June 17, 2018, 5:01 am
One of the Nissan Leaf's newest features, the go-cartlike e-Pedal, began life as a performance-enhancing technology prototyped for sporty driving in the Maxima sedan.
Posted: June 17, 2018, 5:01 am
If approved by the Senate, Kathy Kraninger, a little-known White House aide, would succeed her boss, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who's led the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection part-time since November.
Posted: June 17, 2018, 4:29 am
Well, that didn't take long. New UAW President Gary Jones took less than a day at the helm of his troubled union to attack journalists for doing their job.
Posted: June 16, 2018, 5:01 am
Continuing a break with the family look that the South Korean brand cultivated in previous generations of vehicles, Hyundai will soon start rolling out a new design language that gives each model and each segment its own independent aesthetic.
Posted: June 16, 2018, 5:01 am
Visteon, in disclosing the online porn and prostitution pursuits of former CEO Tim Leuliette, appears to have joined a movement among corporations to air executive indiscretions rather than sweep them under the rug.
Posted: June 16, 2018, 5:01 am
By integrating drone technology into the vehicle's infotainment system , Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America is taking to the skies.
Posted: June 16, 2018, 5:01 am
Apple hired a senior self-driving car engineer from Alphabet's Waymo unit, Apple said Friday, in a sign that the iPhone maker maintains ambitions to develop autonomous vehicles.
Posted: June 15, 2018, 10:40 pm
Apple hired a senior self-driving car engineer from Alphabet's Waymo unit in a sign that the iPhone maker maintains ambitions to develop autonomous vehicles.
Posted: June 15, 2018, 10:40 pm
California, Connecticut and Maryland have demonstrated the greatest commitment toward developing an electric vehicle market among states that mandate automakers hit sales targets for zero-emission vehicles, according to a stakeholder group.
Posted: June 15, 2018, 9:37 pm
GM has begun researching strategic options for Cruise Automation that include a public sale of shares, listing a separate tracking stock, or spinning off the unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Posted: June 15, 2018, 8:07 pm
Some Buick buyers may be in for some sticker shock after President Donald Trump's tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports.
Posted: June 15, 2018, 7:52 pm
Canadians outraged by President Trump's attack on their prime minister have called for a consumer boycott targeting the United States, but indignation may be hard to sustain in a nation enamored by U.S.
Posted: June 15, 2018, 6:39 pm
BMW is reintroducing the 8 series coupe, the first new 8 series in 20 years, in the U.S. late this year with the 2019 M850i xDrive all-wheel drive variant.
Posted: June 15, 2018, 6:30 pm
GM's self-driving unit is taking its procedures a step further in the race to autonomous driving technology.
Posted: June 15, 2018, 5:06 pm
President Trump pushed ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports, including cars and auto parts, and a smoldering trade war between the world's largest economies ignited as Beijing replied with tariffs on 659 American imports,...
Posted: June 15, 2018, 3:00 pm
Startup RideOS said it raised $9 million and reached a partnership with a division of Ford. RideOS plans to sell software that gives routes and other dispatching instructions to fleets of autonomous cars.
Posted: June 15, 2018, 1:32 pm
Auto supplier BorgWarner said it would restate its financial statements for fiscal years 2015 and 2016 to re-evaluate accounting of its asbestos-related charges.
Posted: June 15, 2018, 1:05 pm
VW could face additional fines in Germany on top of the 1 billion euros it has been told to pay for management lapses that caused emissions cheating on 11 million VW diesel cars.
Posted: June 15, 2018, 9:37 am