Toyota dominates CR reliability survey again; lots of shifts seen among other brands
For the fifth year in a row, Toyota and Lexus rank as the top two brands for reliability based on a survey of Consumer Reports subscribers.
Nissan suspends Japanese output for 2 weeks; exports to continue
Nissan is suspending domestic production of vehicles for the Japanese market for at least two weeks to address misconduct in its inspection procedures that led to a major...
Ford's $28 billion cash pile doesn't buy love on Wall Street
Ford may be both flush with cash and struggling with its stock price, but new CEO Jim Hackett is in no rush to buy Wall Street's love.
Audi's redesigned A7 flexes more muscle, green
Audi is giving the second-generation A7 Sportback a fresh, muscular redesign, cleaner interior and advanced technology including remote garage parking and 48-volt mild hybrid...
Google parent company leads $1 billion investment in Lyft
Google parent company Alphabet's investment arm, CapitalG, led a $1 billion investment in Lyft that values the ride-sharing startup at $11 billion, the ride-sharing startup...
NADA Data shows dealer profits eroding
New-vehicle dealerships sold about the same number of new vehicles through June this year as they did a year earlier, but dealers are making less money on them, an NADA...
IIHS beefs up crash testing for top pick designation
Automakers looking to land top safety accolades should give the same level of attention to both front-passenger safety and the driver's safety, a leading automotive safety...
GM to settle state ignition-switch litigation claims for $120 million
General Motors agreed to pay $120 million to resolve claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over faulty ignition switches, state attorneys general said.
Toyota, Honda, Mazda say hoods containing Kobe aluminum are safe
Toyota, Honda and Mazda said hoods and other parts with aluminum supplied by Kobe Steel are safe, allaying some concerns that Kobe's falsified quality data had compromised...
NAFTA talks take acrimonious turn
Efforts to renegotiate NAFTA have bogged down over controversial U.S. proposals, with Canada and Mexico blaming the U.S.
Chinese-funded EV startup buys tech firm headed by former Tesla exec
SF Motors, a California-based electric vehicle unit of China's Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, acquired an EV and battery tech firm headed by former Tesla executive Martin...
Why there's a need for protocol on self-driving car accidents
As fleets of robo-taxis start mixing on public roads with cars, motorcycles and pedestrians, accidents will be inevitable -- and so will be the need for a process to deal...
Toyota recalls 310,000 Sienna minivans to fix shift lever problem
Toyota is recalling 310,000 Sienna minivans in the U.S. to fix potential problems with shift levers that could cause the vehicle to roll away.
Illinois scratched from Toyota-Mazda factory sweepstakes
A lack of shovel-ready sites in Illinois and the state's failure to adopt a right-to-work law have helped to sideline the state's bid to land a $1.
How a move to N.Y. is reshaping Cadillac
In the three years that Johan de Nysschen has been running Cadillac, he has moved the global headquarters to New York's SoHo and has pushed sales to their highest levels in...
Consumer group wants set pricing for F&I products
A consumer advocacy group wants the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other agencies to regulate pricing of F&I products, such as extended service contracts, based in...
Ford says recall of F-150, Super Duty pickups to cost $267 million in Q4
Ford recalled 1.3 million 2015-17 F-150 pickups and 2017 Super Duty pickups to fix faulty side door latches.
Nissan used uncertified inspectors in Japan even after misconduct found
Nissan said it conducted uncertified vehicle checks as recently as last week even after revealing the widespread misconduct at its domestic factories.
Magna to produce electric-drive powertrain with China's Huayu Automotive
Magna has signed a joint-venture agreement with Chinese company Huayu Automotive in an effort to strengthen the Canadian parts maker's footprint in China.
Toyota targets 621-mile driving range with fuel cell concept
Toyota will expand its hydrogen fuel cell reach at the Tokyo Motor Show with a fuel cell city bus it aims to commercialize and a fuel cell passenger vehicle concept.
FCA cuts Alfa Romeo, Maserati output after China sales blow
FCA has cut production at Italian factories building the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV and Giulia sedan and the Maserati Levante SUV after new Chinese import rules hit sales,...
New Mitsubishi plan targets 30% jump in revenue
Mitsubishi unveiled a three-year plan to boost global vehicle sales by 40 percent and revenue by more than 30 percent as it rebounds from a fuel economy scandal by...
Nissan comes to the rescue
When a fellow pickup driver gets stuck in the mud, a Nissan Titan owner lends a hand.
Lexus re-evaluating partnership with Weinstein Co.
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...
Former Ford CEO Mark Fields named senior adviser at TPG Capital
Former Ford Motor 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...
GM donates $5 million to Henry Ford museum
With the "game-changing" gift, GM will sponsor the museum's rotating exhibits to help promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
GM clutches tech units despite hype of $30 billion spinoff
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,...
Land Rover design chief dangles more clues on next Defender
The next Defender is the most important vehicle in Land Rover's 70-year history.
GM to begin testing autonomous vehicles in N.Y.
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.
U.S. authorities seeking Kobe Steel documents related to data scandal
U.S. authorities are seeking Kobe Steel documents related to the company's data cheating scandal, the Japanese steelmaker said.