GM settles with 203 plaintiffs over ignition switches
General Motors has reached a settlement to resolve lawsuits by 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches in many of its vehicles, lawyers for the automaker said in a...
Alfa Romeo won't use incentives as brand puts panache over sales
Alfa Romeo's global brand chief says he won't cut prices to meet lofty U.S. sales goals, because he insists FCA isn't setting such targets.
Takata bankruptcy would cloud auto industry's biggest recall
The expected bankruptcy of troubled airbag maker Takata throws a wild card into one of the biggest and most complicated recalls in automotive history.
Mitsubishi eyes Renault-Nissan resources to grow in U.S., China
Mitsubishi wants to tap the Renault-Nissan "toolbox" to unlock sales growth in the world's two biggest auto markets: the U.S. and China.
Ford's China move casts new cloud on Mexican carmaking
A second U-turn this year by Ford in Mexico has raised the specter of Chinese competition for local carmaking, adding more economic and political pressure on the industry.
Tesla, others seek ways to ensure drivers keep their hands on the wheel
Automakers are using tiny cameras, sensors to track drooping heads, steering wheel monitors and audible alerts to ensure drivers pay attention when using advanced driver...
Barra meets with Canada's Justin Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with GM CEO Mary Barra in Canada to discuss job creation, but neither the government nor automaker released details about the...
Suppliers pick up old-school metal work
The industry might be planning a shift to electrification, but American Axle and its competitors are winning more business from traditional powertrains.
Panasonic sees the future of solar on car rooftops.
Panasonic sees the future of solar on car rooftops.
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FCA tries to dodge Demon responsibility
It seems I have some company when it comes to concern over how the general public will use/misuse the 840-hp Dodge Demon when it arrives later this year.
Land Rover Defender will appeal to new generation, design chief says
The launch of the new Land Rover Defender is "not far away," the brand's design boss, Gerry McGovern, said.
VW agrees to buy back some 'cheat' diesels in Germany
VW agreed to buy back diesel cars with rigged software from a handful of customers in Germany who took the automaker to court. VW played down the significance of the ruling.
GM safety practices no longer under NHTSA oversight; meetings will continue
GM's safety practices are no longer under the oversight of federal regulators, but the automaker said it plans to keep meeting with them at least monthly about potential...
Ford demonstrates self-driving Fusion at Mcity
Ford aims to have Level 4 autonomous cars ready for commercial use by 2021.
Interpol seeks 5 ex-VW managers over emissions fraud, report says
The United States has issued international arrest warrants for five former VW managers accused of wrongdoing in the carmaker's diesel emissions-cheating scandal.
Front-end supplier HBPO adding two plants in Mexico
HBPO, which makes front-end modular systems, is expanding its North American presence by adding two new plants in Mexico.
Tesla exploring China car plant with Shanghai government
Tesla said it is exploring the possibility of establishing a Chinese manufacturing plant with the Shanghai municipal government.
U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer 'troubled' by Ford's China move
Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he was concerned about Ford's announcement that it will move some production of its Focus small car to China and import the...
Accuride agrees to acquire German wheel supplier
Automotive wheel and related parts supplier Accuride agreed to acquire German competitor Mefro Wheels in its second acquisition this quarter.
FCA backs new public education campaign on auto recalls
The National Safety Council launched Check To Protect, a national campaign to encourage drivers to check for recalls on their vehicles.
Dodge Grand Caravan output idled to meet U.S. airbag safety rule
Dodge Grand Caravan output will continue this fall -- but not for US customers, according to a union official at the Canada plant where Fiat Chrysler builds the minivan.
Renault-Nissan plans driverless ride-hailing and ride-sharing services
Renault-Nissan plans to launch driverless ride-hailing and ride-sharing services as the alliance looks beyond making and selling cars.
Tesla snubs J.D. Power for Initial Quality Study data
How do the quality ratings for the 2017 Tesla Model S and Model X compare to competitors? They don't, based off J.D. Power's 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study.
For thousands of U.S. auto workers, downturn comes fast
After seven straight years of sales gains, the days when auto plants throughout the Midwest were running flat-out because of high demand for nearly every type of vehicle are...
Toyota bumps up price, power and mpg on 2018 Camry
The re-engineered 2018 Toyota Camry gets a modest increase to its sticker price, but a big bump in fuel economy and horsepower.
Waymo hires ex-Tesla engineer to lead self-driving hardware
Waymo has hired Satish Jeyachandran, Tesla's former director of hardware engineering. Jeyachandran spent nearly seven years at Tesla before leaving earlier this year.
Tesla in talks with labels for music-streaming service, report says
Tesla is in talks with record labels about creating its own music-streaming service, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
Ex-Uber CEO Kalanick knew of engineer's Google info, Waymo says
A court filing says Uber's ousted CEO learned in early 2016 that the engineer who oversaw the company's driverless car project possessed discs from Google.
Lamborghini boss uses F1 experience to push brand further
Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali is trying to instill a sense of urgency in the supercar maker.
BMW exec says brands need to take more risks
Automakers must be prepared to take more risks to reach digital natives and not shy away from edgy subject matter, BMW marketing executive Hildegard Wortmann said.