UAW shrinks voting on Fiat Chrysler pact to 2 days

5:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

All 40,000 union members at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S. will vote on a proposed new contract on Oct. 20 and 21, rather than stretch the balloting over more than a week as was done in the recent failed vote, the UAW said on Monday.... Read More »

Ford's diversity efforts lauded by Rainbow/PUSH

4:21 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Ford Motor received the top ratings among 12 automakers surveyed for ethnic diversity and inclusion efforts by Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.... Read More »


VW may have to repay EU loans, bank chief says

Oct. 12, 2015 11:00 CET

The European Investment Bank will examine whether VW Group used any EU loans to cheat on emissions tests for diesel vehicles and could demand money back.... Read More »

21 suppliers named PACE Award finalists

10:50 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Twenty-eight innovations from 21 different automotive suppliers have been named finalists for the 2016 Automotive News PACE Awards.... Read More »


China quality watchdog 'highly concerned' about VW emissions issue

Oct. 12, 2015 11:33 CET

China's quality watchdog said it was "highly concerned" about manipulated software in VW Group diesel cars designed to trick emissions tests and would take appropriate follow-up measures.... Read More »

3 execs tied to supplier accused of price fixing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Three executives affiliated with Japanese supplier Nishikawa Rubber Co. have been indicted in federal court for their alleged roles in a price-fixing scheme.... Read More »

Toyota unveils self-driving safety tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Toyota, aiming to deploy autonomous driving systems by 2020, will deploy technology this year that allows vehicles to talk to each other, scan blind-spots, warn of changing lights and keep a safe distance from other cars.... Read More »

Fiat expects low-cost compact car family to mimic Dacia's success

Oct. 11, 2015 06:01 CET

Fiat expects to mimic the success of Renault's no-frills Dacia brand with its new compact car range based on the Aegea concept. The first car in the family will be the Tipo sedan.... Read More »

How the Civic got its turbo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2015

When Honda's 10th-generation Civic sedan goes on sale this fall, it will be the first time the brand has offered a turbocharged engine to U.S. buyers. Yet the optional 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit almost didn't make it into the 2016 Civic at all.... Read More »


A mortifying end to Audi engineering guru's distinguished career?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2015

The scandal surrounding Volkswagen's fraudulent diesels threatens to end the career of one of Germany's auto engineering titans -- Audi product development boss Ulrich Hackenberg.... Read More »


Volkswagen's U.S. boss blames 'individuals' for cheating

Oct. 9, 2015 09:18 CET

VW's rigging of diesel emissions tests was not a company decision but the result of actions by a small number of engineers, its top U.S. executive said.... Read More »

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says fired employees go work for Apple

10:12 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Elon Musk called Apple a “Tesla Graveyard” where his fired employees go to work. The Tesla CEO, in an interview with a German newspaper, dismissed the notion that Apple hires top engineers away from his company.... Read More »


VW will recall 100,000 vehicles with emissions-cheating devices in Australia

Oct. 9, 2015 14:17 CET

VW Group will conduct a voluntary recall of vehicles in Australia fitted with devices designed to cheat emissions tests, as it increased the estimated number of affected cars to nearly 100,000.... Read More »


BLOG: VW's emissions cheating has taken the gloss off my Touran

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Last year I bought a 2011 Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI with the promise of super-frugal motoring, clean diesel technology and a zippy little engine. But VW's emissions-cheating scandal now leaves me wondering whether my minivan will end up slower, thirstier and ultimately less valuable.... Read More »


Volkswagen guarantees 4.2 billion euro investment in Spain, minister says

Oct. 9, 2015 13:28 CET

Volkswagen has guaranteed a 4.2 billion euro ($4.8 billion) investment in its Seat brand and VW plants in Spain despite saying the company faced "painful cutbacks" to meet the cost of its emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

Revised FCA contract deal boosts newer workers to top-wage status in 8 years

1:22 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

A new tentative agreement between Fiat Chrysler and the UAW provides a wage progression that will get lower-paid Tier 2 workers to the same rate of pay -- $30 an hour -- as Tier 1 workers after 8 years on the job.... Read More »


BLOG: Did the UAW pull the old 'Higher Power' gambit on FCA?

3:27 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

In Negotiating 101, it's known as the “Higher Power” gambit -- that move toward the end of the negotiation that says “Well, it's OK with me, but I gotta check with the boss.”... Read More »


Jaguar's leaner XF takes aim at BMW 5 series

Oct. 9, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar has its sights on the BMW 5 series with its new lighter, smaller XF sedan, which it says is the new benchmark for driving dynamics in the large premium segment.... Read More »


VW cheat software was switched on in Europe, report says

Oct. 8, 2015 09:08 CET

Volkswagen's software used to cheat emissions tests was switched on in diesel vehicles in Europe, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

3 Nishikawa Rubber execs indicted by U.S. for price-fixing

5:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Three executives affiliated with Japanese supplier Nishikawa Rubber Co. were indicted in federal court for their alleged roles in the auto supply chain’s ongoing price-fixing scandal.... Read More »

New FCA-UAW contract deal would raise Tier 2 pay to $29 an hour, report says

1:42 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Fiat Chrysler is offering so-called second-tier UAW members as much as $29 an hour -- up from $25 previously proposed -- under a new tentative agreement which avoided a strike by 40,000 union members, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg today.... Read More »

Suppliers shouldn't pay for VW diesel scandal, executive says

11:27 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

VW should not try to make up for the costs of its emissions scandal by putting pressure on suppliers to lower their prices, the head of a German engine parts maker ElringKlinger said today.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler workers skeptical of new UAW deal's impact on wages

10:51 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Workers outside the gates of a Fiat Chrysler plant in Kokomo, Ind., greeted news today of a new tentative agreement between the automaker and the UAW skeptically, giving an indication of the challenges the union may face in getting the deal ratified by members.... Read More »

UAW touts 'significant gains' after securing deal with FCA at deadline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

The UAW and Fiat Chrysler reached another tentative agreement on a new labor contract early this morning, averting a threatened strike that could have sent some or all of FCA's 40,000 unionized workers off the job.... Read More »

Why trouble for VW made in Germany means Mexico headache

10:07 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

As Germany warns of a disaster for domestic employees of Volkswagen AG, fallout from the company's emissions-cheating scandal threatens to reach Mexico -- its largest producer of cars for the U.S.... Read More »

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