Unifor's Dias 'confident' Ford will honor commitment to Canada under new CEO
Unifor President Jerry Dias said he is not concerned about potential job cuts under new Ford CEO Jim Hackett, who oversaw about 12,000 layoffs during his tenure as the head...
What's the succession plan at AutoNation?
A series of high-level executive departures at AutoNation -- highlighted by COO Bill Berman's abrupt departure last week -- has raised questions about the succession plan for...
Trade officials seek end to border hassles
North American trade officials say synchronizing regulations and improving infrastructure at ports of entry are as important as trade agreements.
India exit puts GM in 'right markets'
GM CEO Mary Barra signaled that GM isn't planning any more major reductions to its geographic profile.
Penske, Crain and the obsession that unites them
As a young man, Penske did well enough to be named Driver of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 1961. But Penske soon would make a decision that would change his life.
Lexus patient with fixed-price program
A year into the Lexus Plus no-haggle pricing program, the expected waves of dealers joining are only ripples. But brand executives say a slow and steady pace has its benefits.
Toyota, tech firms explore blockchain for driverless cars
Toyota Research Institute said it has teamed up with MIT Media lab and five other companies to explore blockchain technology for the development of driverless cars.
VW's soccer sponsorship in limbo as automaker cuts costs
VW's expensively assembled soccer team VfL Wolfsburg face relegation from Germany's Bundesliga for the first time in 20 years.crisis.
Daimler's battery gigafactory begins Europe challenge to Tesla
Daimler will break ground on plant in Germany that will assemble lithium ion energy-storage units.
Nissan execs hint at upcoming EV crossover
Nissan is working on a concept vehicle that will showcase its ideas for intelligent mobility and foreshadow an all-electric crossover.
How Toyota transforms America's best-selling car to compete for other titles
Turning the latest generation of the production Camry into the NASCAR racing version required even more than the usual feats of styling and engineering that went into past...
U.S. regulators open probe into timing of Hyundai, Kia recalls
NHTSA could impose steep fines if it determines the nearly 1.
BMW aims to be electrification, connectivity leader
BMW will focus on leadership in electric drivetrains and connectivity rather than solely increasing global vehicle sales, the company's CEO says.
CDK, Reynolds have no security need to block DMS access, expert says
A cybersecurity expert said CDK and Reynolds have no security need to block data integrators' access to their dealership management systems.
Ford using first over-the-air software updates for 2016 models
Ford is adding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its Sync 3-equipped 2016 vehicles for the first time via a wireless software update.
FCA to modify diesel engines to thwart U.S. suit over emissions levels
Fiat Chrysler filed a proposed fix to diesel engines that the company predicts will resolve negotiations with the Justice Department and other U.S.
Aston Martin lands Tom Brady for endorsement deal
Aston Martin signed New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to a long-term endorsement deal in which the Super Bowl MVP will be the focal point of a marketing campaign.
Honeywell opens $300 million automotive refrigerant plant
Honeywell said it launched production of its eco-friendly Solstice yf refrigerant in its new $300 million plant in Geismar, La.
BMW's Kuhnt adds 2 execs to North American leadership
BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive BMW's growth in the key U.S. market.
U.S. regulators approve VW diesel fix for 84,000 vehicles
The EPA and California Air Resources Board announced approval of a fix for about 84,000 older VW diesel vehicles that can emit excess emissions.
Ford will invest $350 million to build new fwd transmissions
Ford said it is investing $350 million in a suburban Detroit plant to support a new transmission for front-wheel-drive vehicles. The move will create or retain 800 jobs.
Daicel, Toyoda Gosei plan capital tie-up to expand airbag businesses
Japanese suppliers Daicel and Toyoda Gosei said they will invest in each other's equity, deepening ties as both companies expand their airbag businesses.
Uber threatens to fire engineer at center of Waymo lawsuit
Uber threatened to fire its top driverless tech engineer, telling him to either deny taking files from Waymo, his former employer, or to turn them over.
Canadian suppliers 'hot' over proposed changes in labor regulations
Canadian auto suppliers say proposed changes to Ontario's labor laws would make them less competitive and cost the province new auto-related investment.
Aston Martin said to consider London IPO as soon as next year
Aston Martin may consider an initial public offering as early as next year as the British automaker seeks to capitalize on the success of Ferrari's recent stock listing.
Senate bill to drive research in fuel-saving technologies
Senators from states with major auto plants are trying again to pass legislation designed to encourage investment in zero-emissions r&d, and advanced fuel-reduction and...
Elon Musk's following helps Tesla lead Twitter engagement among brands in April
Tesla Motor's anticipated electric semi truck helped the company grab first place in Twitter engagement among brands for April, according to ListenFirst Media.
VW's Mueller says successor likely to come from within, report says
Volkswagen will likely pick a new CEO from within the carmaker's own ranks, CEO Matthias Mueller told a German newspaper.
Four automakers agree to $553 million settlement to resolve Takata claims
Four automakers agreed to a $553 million settlement to address class-action claims covering owners of nearly 16 million vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbags.
U.S. seeks to shift trade tides as it starts NAFTA overhaul
The Trump administration took its first formal step toward renegotiating NAFTA, setting the stage for talks that could have a major impact on automakers and suppliers.