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Ford recalled 1.3 million 2015-17 F-150 pickups and 2017 Super Duty pickups to fix faulty side door latches. The action will cost the automaker $267 million in the fourth quarter.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 3:08 pm
Nissan said it conducted uncertified vehicle checks as recently as last week even after revealing the widespread misconduct at its domestic factories.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 12:08 pm
Toyota's Lexus brand is evaluating its partnership with film and TV production firm The Weinstein Company after allegations that co-founder Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women for decades.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:05 pm
Efforts to renegotiate NAFTA have bogged down over controversial U.S. proposals, with Canada and Mexico blaming the U.S. for trying to protect its market at the expense of the region's economy and the U.S.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 10:59 pm
Former Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields has been named a senior adviser at private equity firm TPG Capital, where he will be tasked with helping reinvent companies in the way that he attempted to transform Ford.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 10:00 pm
With the "game-changing" gift, GM will sponsor the museum's rotating exhibits to help promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 7:17 pm
GM will keep its business units working on self-driving vehicles and car-sharing despite analysts suggesting they could be spun off and valued at as much as $30 billion, according to a top executive.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 6:00 pm
The next Defender is the most important vehicle in Land Rover's 70-year history.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 3:35 pm
The planned tests by GM and its self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, will be the first by a Level 4 autonomous vehicle in the state, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 2:35 pm
Volvo and its parent, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, are initially investing about $752 million in the stand-alone electrified vehicle brand, mostly for a China assembly plant.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 12:00 pm
U.S. authorities are seeking Kobe Steel documents related to the company's data cheating scandal, the Japanese steelmaker said.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:58 am
The ministers leading NAFTA negotiations wrapped up the latest round of high-level talks after Canada and Mexico rejected what they see as hardline proposals by the U.S.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:47 am
Nissan has promoted former Saturn executive Dan Mohnke to lead sales and marketing for the brand in the United States; he succeeds Christian Meunier, who becomes a global vice president for Infiniti.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 3:16 am
It isn't what Unifor's leadership was hoping for, but the new four-year labor contract at CAMI Assembly in Ontario is as good as they were going to get.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 8:55 pm
Sonic Automotive lowered its estimated third-quarter results because of devastating storm damage, but kept its full-year forecast unchanged.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 8:47 pm
American Center for Mobility enlists universities and community colleges to help drive retraining and education as hedge against jobs lost to future mobility
Posted: October 16, 2017, 8:18 pm
Fiat Chrysler plans major styling changes to the Ram pickup for 2019 as evidenced by new spy photos of the truck at the company's technical center near Detroit.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 8:12 pm
Tesla's former director of battery technology has joined Plenty to lead the vertical farming startup's plan to build indoor growing rooms around the world.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:41 pm
Lobbyists expressed concern that extreme U.S. positions could make a NAFTA deal impossible, with the potential that beneficial trading benefits for industries in all three countries could end.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:03 pm
Germany's Hubject, which is developing a standard method to pay at EV charging stations, secured fresh funds from shareholders to expand into China and the United States.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:27 pm
The user's guide for the next-generation Jeep Wrangler has been leaked before the start of production, showing some of the off-roader's modern goodies.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 3:57 pm
Argo AI, a Pittsburgh artificial intelligence company backed by Ford, has grown aggressively, but its CEO says much work remains to help Ford bring an autonomous car to market in 2021.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 3:53 pm
Union workers at a GM plant in Ingersoll, Ont., have ratified a new contract, ending a four-week strike that threatened to pinch sales of the Chevrolet Equinox.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 3:33 pm
Daimler is firming up plans for its biggest corporate overhaul in a decade, granting its car and truck operations more independence in a move that could pave the way for spinoffs and other deals as the automaker confronts the disruptive shift to...
Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:00 pm
Toyota plans to broaden its vision of future mobility at the Tokyo Motor Show with two tiny electric runabouts that predict the driver's emotions and guide them away from danger.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 11:42 am
NXP Semiconductors introduced its S32x processing platform, which it claims has 10 times the performance of current chipsets. The platform makes over-the-air updates possible.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 8:00 am
Samsung probably wouldn't have paid much attention to automotive -- until suddenly the industry started talking about real technology.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:01 am
A new building did more than expand Anchor Subaru. It changed dealer Bob Benoit's outlook and his connection with his customers. Here's his story.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:01 am
Delphi Automotive's newly named electronics business #8212; Aptiv #8212; has its eye on a completely new kind of supplier prize: service work.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:01 am
Infiniti has stocked up on QX50 and QX70 inventories to make it through the winter after halting production in preparation for new models to come.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:01 am
Automakers and suppliers are starting to envision a world without the North American Free Trade Agreement. Signs are growing that the Trump administration is determined to gut the 23-year-old deal.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:01 am
What's behind Tesla's manufacturing woes? It could be something as simple as steel.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:01 am
Dealers can reshape auto retailing by embracing new business models and developing value propositions that meet the needs of today's consumers, says Don Flow, CEO of Flow Automotive Cos.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:01 am
Mastria Nissan, of Raynham, Mass., carefully manages its Tires for Life program so as to avoid hurting its bottom line while raising its service retention rate.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:01 am
Cadillac plans to hold off on a key pillar of its Project Pinnacle dealer incentive program and shift its strategy for virtual reality technology in showrooms to larger dealers.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:01 am
An experimental subscription service in Atlanta lets customers switch among up to 22 models for $3,000 a month.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:01 am
A new generation of light trucks is being built and sold in Mexico, upending traditional notions of the country's place in the North American auto industry.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:01 am
Hyundai Motor America CMO Dean Evans predicts that with new vehicles luring first-time Hyundai shoppers and the Shopper Assurance program promoting loyalty, Hyundai could post a 10 percent sales gain over 2017.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:01 am
Automakers reduced auto stocks during September, starting October with stocks only a bit higher than normal for this time of year.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:01 am
Global automakers and suppliers are scrambling to learn how much trouble they face after the revelation that Kobe Steel falsified inspection data on metals they used.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:01 am
Negotiators from Canada and Mexico grappled with U.S. demands to drastically alter NAFTA as talks over renewal of the pact vilified by President Donald Trump ran through a fourth straight day.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 12:56 pm
Japan's automakers aim to electrify at the Tokyo Motor Show with a cavalcade of battery-powered cars as well as visions for autonomous driving and connectivity under the banner "Beyond the Motor."
Posted: October 15, 2017, 5:01 am
Tesla has energized a wave of entrepreneurs who are trying to launch car-making ventures of their own. The odds aren't in their favor.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 5:01 am
In this excerpt from his new book, Dale Pollak, founder of vAuto, offers two alternatives to managing the age of a dealership's used-car inventory.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 5:01 am
Nissan's newest Titan TV ad inserts a belly laugh into the solemn no-nonsense world of advertising big pickups.
Posted: October 14, 2017, 10:57 pm
Thirty-three innovations from 27 component and technology suppliers around the world have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards.
Posted: October 14, 2017, 8:00 pm
Electric vehicle maker Tesla fired about 400 employees this week, including associates, team leaders and supervisors, according to a local news report and a former employee.
Posted: October 14, 2017, 1:38 pm
Automotive leather supplier GST lists its woes, despite a global market yearning for premium materials.
Posted: October 14, 2017, 5:01 am
As Lamborghini doubles capacity at its factory in Italy to build the new Urus crossover, it also is preparing dealers for sweeping operational and infrastructure changes.
Posted: October 14, 2017, 5:01 am
Mazda is on the verge of bringing its rotary engine back to the United States -- but not as fans used to know it.
Posted: October 14, 2017, 5:01 am