Ford schedules downtime at 5 N.A. assembly plants amid slowing sales
Ford said it will temporarily shut down production lines at five assembly plants in North America before the end of the year to fix recalled commercial vans and reduce output...
Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 pickups for fire risk
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it will recall 494,000 medium and heavy-duty Ram pickups worldwide because of a water pump that could overheat and potentially cause a fire.
GM, Unifor talking informally as strike enters second day, union says
GM and Unifor, the union representing about 2,800 striking workers at the CAMI assembly plant, have talked informally over the phone but aren't yet back the bargaining table,...
KAR, ADESA's parent, plans new HQ
KAR Auction Services plans to build a new $80 million headquarters two miles south of its current headquarters in Carmel, Ind.
Volvo plans U.S. plant expansion, doubling original investment, reports say
Volvo is doubling investment in its first U.S.
Tesla worker claims timing of firing denied him lucrative shares
A former Tesla factory worker filed a lawsuit alleging the company fired him a day before his one-year anniversary, denying him hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of...
The complexity and engineering challenges of the electric motor
The change from internal combustion engines to electric motors will be one of the biggest the industry has ever faced.
NRDC calls for investments leading to 100 mpg fleet
The Natural Resources Defense Council's clean-energy plan says climate-change goals can be met through energy efficiency and renewable fuels at much lower cost than predicted.
Toyota revs up with GR performance line
Toyota is introducing a high-performance "GR" series consisting of seven variants including the Prius plug-in hybrid and Vitz subcompact.
Chicago mechanics OK contract, return to work after strike
Mechanics at Chicago-area new-car dealerships returned to work on Monday after agreeing to a new four-year contract on Sunday, ending a strike that lasted about seven weeks.
Tata seeks to protect Jaguar Land Rover from potential takeover bids, report says
Tata Sons is buying as much as $312 million of Tata Motors shares, as India's biggest conglomerate seeks to protect Jaguar Land Rover from potential takeovers, Bloomberg...
An idea that could stop robots from hurting factory workers: Airbags
In a development that's drawn interest from automakers, two entrepreneurs in Germany say they have designed a way to better safeguard interactions between humans and factory...
How best to use Google? Now, there's a playbook
Dealers and their ad agencies have been asking Google for more transparency and guidance as they work to keep pace with the tech giant's growing portfolio of marketing tools.
Driverless taxis might be riderless, too
Many drivers say they want no part of a robo-car. But that might be an opportunity for suppliers.
'No limits': Chehab sees power in Kia's youth
After leaving FCA on a hot streak in 2015, Saad Chehab is back in the advertising game, this time as chief marketing officer for Kia Motors America.
Ford patents retractable table for autonomous cars
Ford thinks the interior of autonomous vehicles could resemble a kitchen or office conference room.
Honda invests $267 million, will add 300 jobs to increase Accord production in Ohio
Honda said its invested $267 million and will add 300 new jobs to support increased production of its revamped 2018 Accord sedan model at the Japanese automaker's plant in...
VW documents can't be shared by U.S. with German law firm, judge rules
A federal magistrate judge blocked the Justice Department from sharing with a German law firm 25 million pages of records disclosed by VW in the government's diesel emissions...
Intel collaborates with Waymo on self-driving compute design
Intel said it will collaborate with Google affiliate Waymo, saying it worked with the company during the design of its compute platform to allow autonomous cars to process...
Ford explores strategic alliance with India's Mahindra
Ford Motor Co. and Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. are exploring forming a strategic alliance as the U.S.
New dealer confidence index edges up
Dealers expect the auto market will remain strong in the near term, but profitability is constrained by market conditions and competition, a new survey found.
Mazda upgrading U.S. dealership network
Mazda has embarked on a three-year dealership upgrade targeting more than 100 outlets across the United States as part of its push to polish its brand image and achieve 2...
'Let Go' campaign pitches Cadillac as pioneer
Cadillac's CMO calls Super Cruise "the perfect product" for showcasing Cadillac's heritage as an innovator.
Bringing more mobility to marketing
Tito Melega, the new creative chief of Ford's agency plans to invoke the company's long and global legacy of moving people.
New York move opens up Cadillac's world
Cadillac's New York journey has taken it on helicopter rides to the Hamptons, virtual-reality expeditions at auto dealerships, and forays into the worlds of art and fashion.
Volvo marketing 'has to be different'
Ad agency Grey Group is taking advantage of Volvo's brand transformation to introduce ad campaigns built around unconventional storytelling.
Slaven: Social marketing is people-intensive
Mercedes-Benz USA's Drew Slaven talks about the brand's shift of resources to social media.
Mercedes spreads its wings at Falcons' new home
The stadium sponsorship will put the Mercedes brand in front of millions of football, soccer and music fans.
Bugatti's single model could be a four-door
The yet-to-be-named car would pick up where the Galibier concept left off and go on sale around 2024.
Low-key ads mark autonomous era
Automakers continue to feed buzz about self-driving cars, but their marketing strategies are still very much hands-on.