PSA to tap GM expertise in return to U.S.
France's PSA Group has found a bonus benefit in engineers from its newly acquired Opel unit.
Buick's Avenir subbrand expected to grow across lineup
Buick's Avenir subbrand is poised to grow across the marque's lineup of cars and crossovers.
Ford faces questions from U.S. senators over 'do not drive' warning
Two senators asked the Transportation Department to explain why a "do not drive" directive issued last week by Ford is limited to about 2,900 older pickup trucks and if other...
Renault-Nissan claims biggest global automaker title despite VW's record sales
Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn said the alliance is now the world's leading automaker by unit sales despite rival VW AG delivering a record 10.
GM faces similar challenges in U.S., China with EVs
GM is expected to face some, but not all, of the same challenges in deploying electric vehicles across China as it does in the United States.
GM avoids $1 billion stock payout as U.S. judge throws out settlement
The trust set up to handle GM's bankruptcy claims acted in bad faith in reaching a $15 million class-action settlement that would have forced the company to contribute as...
U.S. automaker spurs new ocean service to speed exports to Australia, New Zealand
Automakers will have another shipping option from the United States to Australia and New Zealand when Hoeegh Autoliners in March begins offering a monthly direct service from...
Continental aims for split before year-end, report says
Continental aims to float part of its business on the stock exchange before the end of the year, a German business publication reported.
Volvo leader recalls 'painful' meeting with irate dealers
Four months into his new job, Volvo North America CEO Anders Gustafsson has already butted heads with dealers.
GAC's U.S. market drive runs into Washington opposition
Chinese automaker GAC Automobiles' plan to sell vehicles in the United States is running afoul of Washington trade politics as the top Senate Democrat and President Trump...
Talent pool tops supplier concerns
Supplier executives say the drive toward electrification and autonomous vehicles is going to change nearly every aspect of their businesses.
Barra celebrates Cruise AV, renovated HQ space with employees
General Motors CEO Mary Barra marked the completion of the latest renovation project at the company's world headquarters in Detroit with employees by publicly showing GM's...
Waymo chief pops up at Detroit show with Chrysler Pacifica tester
Even though self-driving-car company and Google spinoff Waymo didn't make any news in Detroit this week, CEO John Krafcik showed up at Cobo Center in a self-driving Chrysler...
Mazda sees Skyactiv-X as base for electrification
Mazda's North American chief said Skyactiv-X will be an "important base engine to add electrification" to the Mazda lineup.
Subscription plan expands Porsche's reach
The Porsche Passport subscription plan being piloted in Atlanta is bringing new and younger customers to the Porsche brand at rates beyond expectation.
Audi's Keogh: Electric apocalypse can be a bonanza
Although not normally a contrarian, Audi of America President Scott Keogh says a coming age of electrified and autonomous connected cars won't be the end of the world for...
Automakers put on a show in Detroit as policy storms loom in D.C.
New models soaked up the spotlight at the Detroit auto show this week but policy decisions coming from Washington in 2018 may do more to determine the future health of the...
Mercedes plans more SUVs
Mercedes will respond to growing demand for SUVs by expanding its lineup with more models, most likely in the fast-growing compact segment.
Jeep sees banner year with new products, Manley says
While other mainstream auto brands head for sliding United States demand this year, Jeep is rolling out new models to buck the trend and bring 16 straight months of sales...
Mood brightens on NAFTA's prospects
Suppliers are increasingly optimistic that negotiators will come to an agreement on NAFTA that preserves benefits for the auto industry.
Magna keeps wide funnel for ideas
Swamy Kotagiri, Magna International 's chief technology officer, sees a wide variety of ideas come across his desk. It comes with the territory.
Cox sees strong 2018 auto sales, but with potholes
Cox Automotive's chief economist sees strong 2018 auto sales, despite rising interest rates, but a shift toward used cars amid a torrent of off-lease vehicles.
Bangle untangles his design language
Chris Bangle knows you think his new car design is out there. That's the point.
Infiniti will go mostly electric by 2021, Nissan CEO says
All new Infiniti models launched after 2021 will either be all-electric vehicles or will rely on Nissan's new range-extender electric motor-powered technology called ePower,...
Hackett almost didn't take Ford CEO job, suggested someone else for role
When Jim Hackett was offered the position as CEO of Ford last May, he almost declined. "I needed time with my family and a deep moment to think about it," he said.
GM, Ford repeat as loyalty champions
For a third year in a row, GM finished as the top manufacturer in IHS Markit's Loyalty Awards, while Ford extended its streak to eight years for customer loyalty to a...
Cadillac projects record global sales in 2018
Project Pinnacle, Cadillac's overhaul of dealership operations, is working as designed and is expected to help the brand reach record global sales in 2018, according to...
Mercedes expects 25% of sales will go online by 2025
Mercedes-Benz estimates that 25 percent of its new- and used-vehicle sales will be completed online by 2025, sales chief Britta Seeger says.
Auto industry has historic opportunity, AutoNation CEO says
The auto industry can slash pollution and fatalities through production of electric and autonomous vehicles, said AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson.
VW's Woebcken credits U.S. rebound to regional autonomy
Hinrich Woebcken said heeding its dealers with a product lineup and business model that catered more to U.S.