Automotive News Breaking News Feed http://www.autonews.com News and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:00:00 EST Trumps' NAFTA partners stand their ground http://www.autonews.com/article/20180123/OEM01/180129891/nafta-trump-negotiations-canada-mexico Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:53:44 EST The United States, Canada and Mexico kicked off a crucial round of NAFTA negotiations with little sign of progress on the critical issue of automobiles. Tesla crash in California draws interest from U.S. investigators http://www.autonews.com/article/20180123/OEM11/180129901/tesla-crash-autopilot-investigation-ntsb-california Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:05:04 EST The National Transportation Safety Board said it will investigate an accident involving a Tesla Model S that rear-ended a firetruck on a freeway near Los Angeles. Robots won't replace humans in auto factories anytime soon http://www.autonews.com/article/20180123/OEM01/180129910/robots-not-replacing-humans-in-auto-factories-anytime-soon Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:08:23 EST More than three decades after Honda first built an Accord sedan at its Marysville, Ohio, factory in 1982, humans are still an integral part of the assembly process. That's unlikely to change. PSA confirms Atlanta will be its North American headquarters http://www.autonews.com/article/20180123/RETAIL/180129893/psa-headquarters-atlanta-announcement Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:00:36 EST PSA Group will locate its North American headquarters in Atlanta, tapping the city's universities and automotive businesses to regain a foothold in the United States. Why you can bet Jag will offer more vehicles off the I-Pace powertrain http://www.autonews.com/article/20180123/BLOG06/180129919/why-you-can-bet-jag-will-offer-more-vehicles-off-the-i-pace Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00 EST You can bet the powertrain from the I-Pace is going to be used on other Jaguar vehicles. Oil demand to peak by 2030 as electric vehicles boom, predicts Bank of America http://www.autonews.com/article/20180123/OEM05/180129911/oil-demand-expected-to-peak-by-2030-as-evs-boom Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:41:32 EST Despite strong global oil consumption helping to push crude prices higher, the rise of electric vehicles is seen as one of the biggest long-term threats to demand. Ford pressured to recall 1.3 million Explorers http://www.autonews.com/article/20180123/OEM11/180129905/ford-explorers-recall-safety-nhtsa Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:57:39 EST The Center for Auto Safety on Tuesday posted a letter to Ford CEO Jim Hackett urging the automaker to recall 1.3 million Explorers for carbon monoxide leaks. BMW, Daimler close to merging car-sharing units, exec says http://www.autonews.com/article/20180123/MOBILITY/180129897/bmw-daimler-close-to-merging-car-sharing-units Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:14:21 EST Daimler and BMW are close to agreeing to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, a senior executive at one of the carmakers told Reuters. Uber will be profitable in three years, CEO Khosrowshahi.says http://www.autonews.com/article/20180123/MOBILITY/180129902/uber-ceo-khosrowshahi-sees-profits-three-years Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:55:16 EST Uber Technologies, whose losses have piled up in the quest for growth around the world, will be profitable within three years, said CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Classes offered for coding flying cars http://www.autonews.com/article/20180123/MOBILITY/180129899/flying-cars-class-coding-offered Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:00:00 EST Udacity, the online education startup founded by self-driving car veteran Sebastian Thrun, is opening its digital doors to potential flying car engineers. Hyundai-Kia class action case decertified on appeal http://www.autonews.com/article/20180123/OEM11/180129898/hyundai-kia-class-action-case-decertified Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:10:12 EST A federal appeals court overturned a lower court's decision to grant class certification to car owners who settled with Hyundai and its Kia affiliate over the fuel efficiency of their vehicles. U.S. car ownership rising for both households and individuals http://www.autonews.com/article/20180123/MOBILITY/180129900/car-ownership-rises-michigan-study Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:52:30 EST Ownership rates for cars and light trucks have touched their highest levels since 2008 and 2009, according to a report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Feds: FCA execs paid UAW officials to take company-friendly positions http://www.autonews.com/article/20180123/OEM02/180129903/fca-uaw-executive-corruption-scandal-labor Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:41:56 EST Confidential retirement offers and a former union vice president being "scripted" to support company initiatives are among the newest allegations in the UAW-FCA corruption scandal. Hybrid Hemis, homework, and luxe-mobiles: What scribes are saying about '19 Ram 1500 http://www.autonews.com/article/20180123/OEM03/180129918/ram-1500-reaction-design-detroit Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00 EST Redesigned for the 2019 model year, the next-gen Ram 1500 finally broke its cover last week at the Detroit auto show. It won't take long for the new Ram to arrive at dealerships in the U.S., as production is set to begin this month. U.S. auto parts suppliers urge NAFTA compromise to cover engineering work http://www.autonews.com/article/20180123/OEM10/180129912/us-auto-parts-suppliers-urge-nafta-compromise Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:11:48 EST A trade group representing auto suppliers urged the Trump administration to adopt NAFTA automotive rules that cover research, engineering, design and software development work as part of North American regional value content goals. Turo bets Vegas tourists will drive rental program http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/MOBILITY/180129991/turo-rental-las-vegas-mobility Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Globally, the peer-to-peer car rental program has 4 million customers. Ford tests Focus prototype in Michigan http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/OEM04/180129927/ford-focus-prototype-spied-michigan Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:05:22 EST Ford is testing prototypes of the redesigned 2020 Focus compact car on U.S. roads 18 months ahead of the car's production launch in China. Chevy, Ram pickups leave Ford on aluminum island http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/OEM03/180129956/new-pickups-leave-ford-on-aluminum-island Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Ford looked to be leading the way toward making aluminum the industry standard for automakers trying to cut weight and improve fuel economy #8212; but nobody followed. Mercedes, BMW wade into subscriptions http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/MOBILITY/180129954/mercedes-bmw-wade-into-subscriptions Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST The German rivals are joining the list of luxury automakers exploring subscription models as they try to figure out the future of car ownership #8211; and whether such plans will be profitable over time. Iacobelli pleads guilty in FCA-UAW criminal case as probe spreads http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/OEM02/180129922/iacobelli-pleads-guilty-in-fca-uaw-criminal-case-as-probe-spreads Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:59:17 EST Former Fiat Chrysler labor relations chief Alphons Iacobelli pleaded guilty to two federal counts related to a conspiracy to siphon millions from an employee training fund. Detroit auto show hits and misses http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/OEM03/180129996/detroit-auto-show-hits-misses Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Richard Truett, staff powertrain savant and design connoisseur, jumped up on just about every stand, thought and pondered, changed his mind a couple of times and came up with a list of auto show hits and misses. Detroit prepares for largest new automotive plant in 2 decades http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/OEM01/180129920/detroit-prepares-for-largest-new-automotive-plant-in-2-decades Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:36:29 EST The mayor of Detroit and the billionaire owner of auto supplier Flex-N-Gate on Monday offered a sneak preview of what will be the largest new auto factory built in the city since the 1990s. Subaru sticks with dog-friendly ad campaign http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/RETAIL03/180129923/subaru-dog-ad-compaign Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:45:34 EST Subaru of America is sticking to its dog-friendly formula with its "Dog Tested. Dog Approved" ad campaign. Visteon to help China's Guangzhou with self-driving randd http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/MOBILITY/180129925/visteon-guangzhou-mobility-autonomous-technology Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:09:25 EST Visteon signed an agreement to help Guangzhou Automobile Group develop self-driving vehicles. Waymo names Atlanta as next test city http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/MOBILITY/180129926/waymo-atlanta-named-test-city Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:42:29 EST Waymo, Google's self-driving car affiliate, said it has chosen metro Atlanta as the next location to test its autonomous minivans. A captivating new contrast in Detroit http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/OEM02/180129957/detroit-show-barra-hackett Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Through the years, for obvious reasons, the pathways of Ford and GM have always been intertwined. Their leaders have always been compared. Today, the differences are glaring. Hyundai teases Super Bowl ad http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/RETAIL03/180129930/hyundai-super-bowl-advertising-media Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:17:10 EST Hyundai is vowing to surprise millions of people on Super Bowl Sunday. But it's not above a little teasing, first. Lexus looks to ride 'Black Panther' movie back to luxury lead http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/RETAIL03/180129940/lexus-black-panther-movie Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:31:58 EST In the upcoming "Black Panther" blockbuster, the superhero surfs through a city clinging to the roof of his Lexus LC 500. The brand hopes that cameo helps end a drought as US luxury sales leader. Aston Martin hit by Daimler steering column recall http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/OEM11/180129938/aston-martin-daimler-steering-column-recall Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:50:19 EST Aston Martin has become the latest carmaker to be caught up in a major recall of faulty Daimler steering-column components that can cause unintended airbag deployments. Ford outlook sours ahead of EV push http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/OEM/180129985/ford-outlook-ev-profit-stocks Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Ford insists it's on track to deliver consistently strong profit margins at the end of the decade. But in the meantime, the automaker will feel some financial pain. China's GAC has a big to-do list for U.S. http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/RETAIL/180129952/chinas-gac-has-a-big-to-do-list-for-u-s Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST At the upcoming NADA convention in Las Vegas, you can expect to find the Trumpchi GS8 nestled in a corner of the North convention hall, just past the booth for Two Hats Ranch. Don't be fooled by its modest surroundings. BMW looks for crossovers for U.S. http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/RETAIL01/180129953/bmw-crossover-us-strategy Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST New and redesigned crossovers should get BMW's U.S. sales growing again in 2018, BMW Group finance chief Nicolas Peter said. Japanese brands zoom in China as U.S. cools http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/GLOBAL03/180129974/japan-brand-china-sales Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Japan-brand sales in China are booming -- and helping them offset the slowdown in the U.S. Auto dealership group creates websites for customers http://www.autonews.com/article/20180122/RETAIL07/180129984/sesi-motors-personalized-websites Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Sesi Motors sets up personalized websites for customers of its three dealerships as a way to enhance customer retention, by communicating service schedules and more. Business leaders see Trump's first year wins on taxes and regulation http://www.autonews.com/article/20180121/OEM/180129951/donald-trump-taxes-deregulation-uncertainty-trade Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST In January 2017, gauging whether the administration of President Donald Trump would be pro-business or populist was a challenge. One year into the administration, it still is. How Ford plans to use its new digs in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood http://www.autonews.com/article/20180121/OEM05/180129945/ford-electric-autonomous-rd-corktown-detroit Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:26:06 EST The business strategy of Ford's big bet on a future of selling electric and autonomous vehicles will be devised inside a former hosiery factory in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood. GKN issues forecast during takeover fight http://www.autonews.com/article/20180121/OEM10/180129946/gkn-issues-forecast-amid-takeover-fight Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:49:19 EST GKN, the British auto supplier and engineering company trying to fend off a hostile bid from Melrose Industries, increased its sales forecast for its electric driveline unit. 'Good return' expected for dealers with Chevy Silverado 4500HD/5500HD http://www.autonews.com/article/20180121/RETAIL07/180129980/gm-chevy-silverado-hd Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST General Motors plans to expand its dealer network for medium-duty commercial vehicles this year from 240 to about 400 with the introduction of Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD trucks. Jim Hackett is urging Ford to think, act in new ways http://www.autonews.com/article/20180121/OEM09/180129966/ford-ceo-jim-hackett-teaching-new-ways Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Jim Hackett, the former furniture company CEO who expected to be spending his 60s enjoying retirement, is instead teaching a course on survival to a century-old automaker. Nissan's ePower tech coming to U.S. vehicles http://www.autonews.com/article/20180121/OEM05/180129955/nissan-epower-us-popular-in-japan Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Nissan's ePower technology has been something of a sensation in Japan. Now the automaker wants to bring it to the United States. PETA auto show protest, aimed at FCA, is misdirected http://www.autonews.com/article/20180120/BLOG06/180129949/peta-auto-show-protest-aimed-at-fca-is-misdirected Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans to protest FCA at the Detroit auto show for something one of its dealers is doing: sponsoring a long-time dog-sled race in Alaska. With AI digital assistant, drivers talk to their cars http://www.autonews.com/article/20180120/OEM06/180129987/ces-car-voice-technology-mobility Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST The auto industry is in the early days in utilizing smart digital assistants to create unique, in-car user experiences. Here's what CES attendees see in the future. Paint pro gives high marks to automakers' Detroit palettes http://www.autonews.com/article/20180120/OEM03/180129981/paint-color-automotive-ppg-detroit Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Part of the glitz of the Detroit auto show is the palette of colors selected and created for the occasion. Subaru aims to get serious about micro sales in world's biggest market http://www.autonews.com/article/20180120/GLOBAL03/180129973/subaru-confronts-sales-quandary-in-china Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Subaru has a growing sense of urgency to get serious about China, where the brand is barely treading water. Hyundai Motor America poised to get more say on production http://www.autonews.com/article/20180120/RETAIL07/180129982/hyundai-motor-america-poised-to-get-more-say Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Hyundai Motor Group is going through a restructuring that will shift more decision-making power to regional markets such as North America. In China, outside contractors give GM a big hand on the plant floor http://www.autonews.com/article/20180119/OEM01/180119644/in-china-outside-contractors-give-gm-a-big-hand-on-the-plant-floor Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:38:45 EST GM has deployed third-party logistics contractors inside all 17 of its joint-venture assembly plants in China to transport materials, manage nearby parts warehouses and deliver components to the shop floor. Government shutdown would impact auto regulation http://www.autonews.com/article/20180119/OEM11/180119639/government-shutdown-impact-autos-regulation-nafta Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:31:49 EST The federal government shutdown could have a broad impact on automotive regulatory activities, but next week's NAFTA talks are expected to continue as scheduled. Zurich pulls back on some dealerships' insurance http://www.autonews.com/article/20180119/FINANCE_AND_INSURANCE/180119641/zurich-dealership-insurance Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:26:20 EST Zurich North America no longer will offer property and casualty insurance to independent dealerships and some franchise dealerships. FandI products are not affected. Ohio to develop smart mobility center, Kasich says http://www.autonews.com/article/20180119/MOBILITY/180119643/kasich-ohio-autonomous-mobility-center Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:11:22 EST Ohio is planning to develop a smart mobility center to prioritize connected technologies and pave the road for autonomous vehicles in the state. PSA bringing N.A. headquarters to Atlanta http://www.autonews.com/article/20180119/OEM02/180119645/psa-headquarters-atlanta-north-america Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:00 EST PSA Group, steaming toward a return to the U.S. auto market, is poised to put its North American headquarters in the greater Atlanta area, Automotive News has learned.