Automakers question Calif. zero-emission mandate as feds reassess mpg rules
Automakers are again challenging California's zero-emission vehicle mandate, saying it undermines the goal of a single national standard for fuel economy.
VW Jetta gets new look, platform in quest to win sedan shoppers
VW believes that much-improved driving dynamics, more technology and a more fuel-efficient gasoline powertrain in a redesigned Jetta that is moving onto the brand's global...
Volvo's Drive Me takes detour on road to full autonomy
Volvo's Drive Me autonomous driving project is taking some detours compared with promises the automaker made when it announced the program four years ago, but Volvo says the...
GM's crystal ball includes owner-driver model, Barra says
GM is investing heavily in ride-sharing, electric vehicles, autonomy and other mobility services in order to put customers and consumers first, and dealers will have to...
Penske buys more U.K. used-only stores
Penske Automotive Group will buy The Car People, a used-only retailer in the UK, nearly doubling its used-only operations in that market.
Ferrari plans production boost as supercar sales jump, report says
Ferrari plans to boost production by doubling assembly shifts to two a day in 2018 as deliveries are on pace to reach its 9,000-vehicle target a year earlier than scheduled,...
Aptiv preps new tech center in Boston
Aptiv, formerly Delphi Automotive, will open a technology center in Boston next year to expand engineering efforts and advance autonomous-vehicle programs.
Tesla wins largest Semi truck preorder yet, from PepsiCo
PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel...
GM could re-enter Europe with self-driving tech or mobility services
GM could return to Europe by offering self-driving technology or mobility services, CEO Mary Barra said.
Cox sues CDK, cites anti-competitive practices
In a battle between two dealership vendor giants, Cox Automotive is suing CDK Global for anti-competitive business practices.
After split, Delphi looks to the future
Last week, storied auto supplier Delphi split into two separate public entities -- one focused on the headline-grabbing autonomous vehicle phenomenon, the other on the...
Uber poised to hire media agency, report says
MediaCom is poised to win media duties for Uber in North America, people with knowledge of the matter told Advertising Age.
Autoliv expects to complete spinoff of electronics business next year
Autoliv expects the spinoff of its electronics business to be completed next year. Its airbag and seat belt business will operate under the Autoliv name.
VW expects diesel scandal costs to fall to as low as $4.7B in 2018
VW expects cash outflows of $4.7 billion to $5.9 billion next year in relation to the diesel scandal, down from nearly $20 billion this year.
Lear to acquire GPS technology company EXO Technologies
Lear said it agreed to acquire EXO Technologies, a GPS technology firm based in Israel, to boost its connected vehicle systems. Terms were not disclosed.
Bilingual staff just the start to success
Spanish advertising, a bilingual staff and a refined sales strategy have helped Downey Nissan lead the brand in new-vehicle sales to Hispanic customers so far in 2017.
An 'olive branch' for BMW dealers
BMW of North America CEO Bernhard Kuhnt is working to revamp the company's culture and improve its relations with the dealership network.
Ford will test Internet sales models in China
Ford is using the world's largest vehicle market as a test bed for alternatives to traditional dealer showrooms.
Subaru doesn't need cars for holiday boost
For the second year in a row, Subaru of America's year-end marketing event doesn't include its vehicles.
VW executive convicted in U.S. may seek transfer to Germany, paper says
VW executive Oliver Schmidt, convicted in the U.S. for his role in the automaker's emissions scandal, may ask to serve his prison sentence in Germany, a report said.
Nissan's robotaxi field-test to be challenge to Waymo
Nissan steps its challenge to Waymo in the race for self-driving cars with plans to field-test robotaxis in downtown Yokohama early next year.
Paralympics bring home Toyota message
Many of the devices and mobility concepts the company is highlighting addresses the challenges of personal mobility, including for the elderly, those recovering from an...
Tennessee plant may be VW's EV factory
By building EVs at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen is hoping to get a better return on its billion-dollar investment in the facility.
Genesis aiming for 85 to 90 stores
Hyundai Motor America plans to tell dealers by year end which markets it has designated for stand-alone Genesis stores, said Brian Smith, who joined the automaker from Toyota...
Hybrids are better for autonomy, Ford says
Ford countered GM's vision for a large-scale self-driving car deployment in 2019 by detailing plans to launch an autonomous hybrid in 2021 for more diverse commercial uses.
On recalls, Honda goes the extra mile
It took a while for Honda to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but since it did, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles...
GM making big changes to lighten pickups
It would be the largest-scale automotive application of carbon fiber, whose long, labor-intensive production process and high cost relative to steel and aluminum have limited...
Marketplace showcases GM's remote update capability
Over-the-air updates are seen as a key part of connected and autonomous vehicles, as they allow companies to refine their systems over time and provide real-time updates when...
Nissan dangles factory-to-salesperson incentive
Nissan is steering cash spiffs to dealership sales personnel this month in a bid to sell off 2017 models.
Costs sink Sommer, but ZF committed to autonomous
Boardroom unease over ongoing acquisitions just brought down ZF's CEO. But the parts giant knows it must press on to be a true global autonomous vehicle competitor.