Toyota to roll out more than 10 EVs by early 2020s
Toyota, facing a “now or never” crisis as it confronts a rapidly changing auto industry, is plunging into the electric vehicle race with plans to introduce more...
Chevrolet forges sleeker, aerodynamic styling on 2019 Silverado
The Chevy Silverado, GM's top-selling and most profitable nameplate, will be available in more trim lines, with expanded powertrain options and functionality, for 2019.
Honda will have partners, not tie-ups
Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo says partnerships -- not capital tie-ups -- are the way to confront the new era of technology.
Sweeping GOP tax reform bill retains EV tax credit
In a major victory for several automakers, the compromise Republican tax bill released late Friday does not eliminate a $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit as Republicans in...
Nissan design boss ushers in high-tech era, honors past
Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan's first non-Japanese styling chief, wants to re-root the automaker in its Japanese heritage and deploy advanced digital tools to get to the next era.
Fusion's future unclear
Ford last week told suppliers that it was canceling plans to build the next-generation Fusion starting in 2020 at the Mexico plant that makes the car now, sources said.
A-class sedan right for U.S., Mercedes says
With the latest redesign of its entry-level car family arriving in 2018, Mercedes-Benz finally has an A class suited for U.S. consumers, says the brand's global sales chief.
Partner sues megadealer for fraud
Terry Taylor, who built a dealership empire in part by granting equity stakes to his general managers, is being sued by one of his former managers, who accuses him of fraud.
NAFTA on track for an unhappy New Year as talks languish
The U.S., Mexico and Canada are heading into 2018 with no clear plan for saving the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Retiring Lear CEO sees bets pay off
CEO Matt Simoncini is leaving Lear in a healthy position -- flush with money to make acquisition deals if necessary, but for the moment, not needing to.
Fuel cells: Scaling up is hard to do
The infrastructure problem with hydrogen-powered cars amounts to more than just a shortage of stations.
Aptiv, Valens working to slash car wiring
Aptiv has partnered with Israeli tech firm Valens Automotive to rewire future vehicles with fewer wires.
Aston Martin owners hire bank to prepare for sale or listing, report says
Aston Martin's owners have hired investment bank Lazard to prepare for a stock market listing or sale of the automaker, Reuters reported.
Probe underway into death of Ford worker at Ky. plant
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a probe to determine the cause of death of a worker at Ford Motor Co.'s Louisville, Ky., truck assembly plant.
Lidar a hot investment — even for Bill Ford
Bill Ford's investment company just took a stake in lidar supplier Ouster as industry interest heats up for the technology.
BorgWarner appoints new COO
BorgWarner promoted Frederic Lissalde to chief operating officer, filling a post that has been vacant since James Verrier was named CEO in 2013.
GM parts with former labor exec charged in training fund probe
Alphons Iacobelli, a former labor relations executive facing several criminal charges for the alleged misuse of funds to retrain workers, is no longer employed by General...
BlackBerry, Denso partner to create better instrument, infotainment systems
BlackBerry has teamed with automotive supplier Denso to streamline and consolidate complex instrument clusters and infotainment systems, which they say will lower costs for...
Opel will shorten workers' hours in restructuring
Opel has reached an agreement with unions to trim working hours and offer early retirement packages.
BMW poised to become China's No. 1 luxury brand
BMW's vehicle sales in China rose 12 percent in November, positioning the automaker to be the market's top-selling luxury brand this year, passing Audi, which is still trying...
Tesla's push beyond cars now on display
If there's any doubt Tesla isn't just a car company anymore, its brand-new Manhattan showroom should put it to bed.
TrueCar, California Dealers Association settle lawsuit
TrueCar agreed to change parts of its business model, including its billing, to settle litigation brought by the California New Car Dealers Association.
Ford to move autonomous, EV business units to Detroit
Ford is relocating its autonomous and electric vehicle units to Detroit from nearby Dearborn, Mich., with the new operation slated to be up and running early next year.
Breakthrough claimed in remote, electronic signature on auto finance contract
Technology provider RouteOne, in a venture with Toyota Financial Services, says it has successfully processed the industry's first remotely captured, electronic customer...
Ala. dealership cited for safety violations after 3 employee deaths
Federal safety regulators proposed penalizing an Alabama dealership $152,099 following an investigation into a flash fire that killed three employees and critically injured...
Mini goes minimalist with retooled logo
The new design, by Berlin ad agency KKLD, will be visible on all Mini models as of March 2018.
A look to the past, to see the future without personal car ownership
The dawn of ride-hailing and autonomous driving signals the end of a time when owning a car was part of the human experience.
European light-vehicle sales rise in November
European registrations rose 6 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day, with Peugeot, Toyota, Dacia and Kia posting strong gains while the Fiat and BMW brands saw...
Hyundai ad firm buys Kia's longtime U.S. agency
Seoul-based advertising agency group Innocean has bought independent creative agency David & Goliath, a deal that unites two companies known for their work with South Korean...
Land of no Lincolns
Lincoln is halfway through its six-year plan to triple its annual sales by 2020, and a key part of its journey is a retail space that doesn't sell anything.