FCA's Magneti Marelli sale offers chance to fulfill Marchionne dividend vow
Fiat Chrysler has not paid a dividend since it was formed in 2014, but the automaker now has the chance to change this following its sale of supplier Magneti Marelli.
Faraday plans layoffs, temporary pay cuts after funding dispute
The electric-vehicle maker said it will lay off some employees and cut staff salaries by 20 percent because of "financial difficulty" following a dispute with its property-tycoon backer.
Dyson picks Singapore to build EVs
The choice of Singapore -- which doesn't have a single car-manufacturing plant and is one of the costliest places in the world to buy an automobile -- comes as Tesla zeroes in on establishing a factory in China.
Why these three vehicles will get my NACTOY votes
Last week I was one of 57 jurors who drove 70 vehicles that are semifinalists for the North American car, truck and utility of the year awards. Here's my early picks for winners and losers.
Amid unease, dealers get clearest look yet at Ford's restructuring plan
Dealers got the clearest look to date at CEO Jim Hackett's restructuring plan. Executives vowed to freshen showrooms through shorter product development cycles.
Buyers feel the pinch as interest rates rise and incentives dip
Customers coming back to the new-vehicle market are finding heftier price tags and dwindling financing options.
Subaru nearly halves profit forecast after faulty inspections
The inspections violated transport ministry norms and eventually led to the recall of 395,000 vehicles.
Rolls-Royce names veteran BMW exec as manufacturing boss
Johann Wolff began his career at BMW as an apprentice before going on to manage several BMW foundries as a master craftsman in foundry pattern making.
BMW expands recall on fire risk to 1.6 million diesel vehicles
The voluntary service action follows a BMW investigation that found coolant could leak from the car's exhaust recirculation unit.
Ford Ranger won't cannibalize F-150 sales, Hinrichs says
As F-150 prices continue to climb, the automaker's head of global operations says "there's room now" for a less expensive midsize pickup in Ford's lineup.
Ford's Hinrichs says Trump tariffs make U.S. steel costliest in the world
A top Ford executive is escalating its criticism of the Trump administration's metals tariffs that the company has already said took a $1 billion bite out of profit.
Ford will place next self-driving fleet in Washington, D.C.
Ford plans to make the nation's capital a pillar in its strategy to commercially deploy self-driving vehicles. Starting in the first quarter of 2019, the company will begin testing its autonomous-driving technology in Washington D.C.
London taxi company Addison Lee promises self-driving cars by 2021
A fleet of autonomous taxis could roll onto the streets of London within three years, after one of city's biggest private-hire taxi companies struck a deal with a maker of autonomous vehicle software.
Roger Penske joins speaker lineup at World Congress
Roger Penske, a household name in the auto world for more than a half-century, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
AutoNation: Which new products need boost?
Next year, AutoNation will be ready to hand off its brand extension strategy to a new leader and decide in which elements of the brand extension to invest its capital and management expertise.
Honda's V2X technology at a crossroads
Last November, the city of Marysville, Ohio, mounted four cameras above the traffic lights at an nondescript intersection as part of a pilot project with Honda. Residents thought it was a way to trap them with speeding tickets.
Navya's small plant houses big plans
Navya, the French maker of autonomous shuttle buses, has opened an assembly plant in Michigan and plans to add a robotaxi to its lineup.
Dealers sue Mazda over multi-tier bonus plan
Florida dealership Kuhn Mazda and the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers are suing Mazda Motor of America Inc. in two lawsuits alleging its new Mazda Brand Experience Program 2.
Dealers in Florida and Georgia rebuild after Hurricane Michael
Dealerships in several states were damaged after Hurricane Michael, but in terms of concentrated wreckage, Panama City, Fla., appears to be ground zero.
Cox to shed staff as it restructures
Cox Automotive plans to cut more jobs as the company restructures its priorities in a shifting industry landscape.
Butters joins Automotive News in new role of content officer
Jamie Butters has joined Automotive News in the new role of chief content officer. The move positions Butters to succeed Richard Johnson when he retires as editor of the weekly print edition on March 1, 2019.
In with the new (but keep the old)
Automakers are usually all about what's new -- new product, new technology, new brand image. But they're also pragmatic businesses willing to milk profits out of vehicles overdue for a refresh.
Counter revolution: Rental agencies explore mobility frontiers
Rental car companies are partnering with some mobility players, acquiring others and leveraging their scale and expertise to play a key role in the future of transportation.
The buzz about Porsche's Rennsport Reunion VI at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, Calif., last month just doesn't stop. So we decided to give it another, closer look.
Colo. Nissan dealer goes all in on the Leaf
A Colorado Nissan dealership amps up electric vehicle sales via a well-trained sales force and marketing alliances with local companies, aimed at getting consumers in an electric state of mind.
Trump's EU trade talks quickly become contentious
A review of EU and U.S. trade ties could include a new tariff on cars, but an overhaul of their more than $1 trillion commercial relationship may be some way off.
Audi e-tron faces four-week delay because of software issue
A spokesman said the e-tron is delayed because the automaker needs new regulatory clearance for a piece of software that was modified during the development process.
Fiat Chrysler agrees to sell Magneti Marelli to KKR's Calsonic Kansei
Fiat Chrysler is selling its parts unit, Magneti Marelli, to Calsonic Kansei in a $7.1 billion transaction, the two companies said. The new company will be called Magneti Marelli CK Holdings.
A roundup of 2018 sales races, including those coming down to the wire
Well into the fourth quarter, we have a pretty good grasp of 2018's sales winners and losers. Still, several races will go down to the wire.
For Hyundai and Kia, risk goes beyond fire
The automakers and NHTSA point to recalls already issued for engine fixes. But the Center for Auto Safety says those calls weren't comprehensive enough, and Congress wants answers.