Wells Fargo nears $1 billion fine for auto loan, mortgage abuse
The settlement with federal regulators, led by the CFPB, is expected to cite Wells Fargo's practice of forcing auto insurance on some customers who took out loans to buy new...
Ousted Cadillac chief de Nysschen: 'It's not personal, it's business'
Johan de Nysschen unapologetically challenged leadership and the Cadillac team, while drawing the ire of many U.S.
Daimler may buy tiny stake in Volvo, report says
Daimler is open to supplying Volvo with engines and could even take a small stake in the Swedish automaker, a German business magazine reported, raising the possibility of...
Ford claims 30 mpg F-150 diesel wins pickup mileage crown
The first diesel F-150 will get 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city and 25 mpg combined, according to EPA estimates, making it the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup when it hits...
Infiniti sets ambitious plan to hike China output
Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand, looking to duck steep tariffs, aims to triple sales in the world's biggest auto market in five years by ramping up production of five new...
GM adds eBay CEO to board of directors
GM CEO Mary Barra said Devin Wenig will bring "significant expertise in technology, global operations and strategic planning" to the automaker's board.
Tim Russi to leave Ally Financial
Tim Russi, the Ally Financial auto finance president who led many digital initiatives and helped expand the lender's dealership reach, is leaving the post, effective...
GM Korea, union fall short of deal before deadline
Wage talks between GM's South Korean unit and its labor union ended without an agreement on Thursday, a day before the deadline the company has set for filing for bankruptcy.
PSA fight to slash Opel factory costs intensifies
PSA's fight to cut production costs at Opel's German factories took on a national dimension with Chancellor Angela Merkel intervening to say she expected the French automaker...
NAFTA talks resume amid push for quick deal
The trio of ministers leading talks to retool NAFTA meet again in Washington beginning Thursday as they continue to push for a deal in principle within weeks.
Freudenberg mulls IPO for Vibracoustic unit
German technology group Freudenberg will decide in the fall on an initial public offering in 2019 of its automotive vibration control technology business Vibracoustic.
Tesla's key statistic in Autopilot defense comes under scrutiny
Tesla's ardent defense of its Autopilot system is getting heat from safety advocates who question a key data point the company has been citing to plead its case.
Maryland sends recall reminders to 40,000 drivers
Under a new initiative, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has reminded 40,000 motorists that their vehicles have been recalled for safety defects and should be taken...
GM offers in-dash fuel payments in 3-city pilot program
The feature is being piloted in roughly 1 million Chevrolet vehicles at select Shell stations in the Detroit, Seattle and Houston metropolitan areas.
CDK Global buys digital agency Progressus Media
CDK Global has acquired Progressus Media, provider of mobile advertising services for dealerships and automotive marketing companies, for an undisclosed amount -- a move that...
VW's Electrify America to install EV chargers at Walmart stores in 34 states
Volkswagen unit Electrify America will install electric vehicle charging stations at more than 100 Walmart store locations in 34 states by mid-2019 as part of Electrify's...
Lexus' next-gen ES sports new contours, tweaked spindle grille
The next-generation Lexus ES sedan, which debuts at the Beijing auto show next week, will feature a more stylized body with a prominent version of the brand's polarizing...
German prosecutors probe Porsche board member over emissions
German prosecutors are investigating current and former employees of Porsche, including a management board member, as part of their inquiries into emissions manipulations.
Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as European sales fall
Nissan, Ford and Fiat saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide registrations fell by 5 percent, hit by drops in three of the region's five biggest...
Tesla shifts to 24/7 Model 3 output to hit weekly target
Tesla will begin around-the-clock production at its Fremont, Calif.
U.S. Senate votes to repeal CFPB's auto-lending guidance
A resolution rescinding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's auto lending guidance, which aims to limit dealerships' retail margin on loans, passed by a narrow margin...
The octane game: Auto industry lobbies for 95 as new regular
The auto industry is finally getting traction on its quest to make 95 RON octane gasoline -- basically the same grade as Europe's regular and the lowest grade of premium here...
VW diesel lawsuits in Fla., Utah dismissed by federal judge
A U.S. judge dismissed environmental lawsuits filed against Volkswagen over excess diesel emissions by Salt Lake County and Hillsborough County, Fla.
TomTom Q1 earnings up as sales to automakers rise 42%
TomTom, the Dutch navigation and mapping company, reported better-than-expected first-quarter core earnings, despite a decline in sales.
Japan lost the smartphone battle. Now it lags on connected cars
In the race to build cars with digitally connected services -- such as ordering coffee on the dashboard display -- Toyota and Nissan risk being held back by their home market.
For GM, VW and their Chinese partners, breaking up may be hard
Some marriages are just too hard to break up. The many joint ventures between multinational automakers and their Chinese betrothed might be just that.
Smaller Opel/Vauxhall dealer network will focus on performance, customer satisfaction
PSA Group will focus its slimmed-down Opel/Vauxhall dealership network across Europe on sales performance and customer satisfaction.
Ghosn confirms review of Renault-Nissan capital structure
Carlos Ghosn said he is open to all options as Renault and Nissan explore deeper ties. The two automakers are in talks to merge, according to reports.
Washington state tax incentive for EVs to expire
Washington's electric vehicle sales tax exemption will expire at the end of May, earlier than expected, adding to headwinds faced by automakers.
Gary Casteel, the UAW's No. 2 leader, to retire
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel, 60, will not seek re-election and plans to retire when his current term ends in June.