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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

Two former executives of Nishikawa Rubber and one current executive from the company were indicted on Thursday for allegedly conspiring to fix the prices of weather-stripping and rubber seals for cars made in the U.S.... 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 »

Ferrari pushing for $12.4 billion valuation in stock offering, report says

4:11 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Ferrari’s coveted status as a maker of cars for the super rich is helping push up its value in an initial public offering to as much as $12.4 billion, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »


Older VW diesels will need software and hardware fixes, Horn tells lawmakers

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

A software fix won't be enough to bring most of the 482,000 vehicles involved in its emissions violations scandal into compliance with U.S. clean air laws, Volkswagen Group of America CEO Michael Horn testified in a congressional hearing 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 »


Volkswagen offices raided by German prosecutors

Oct. 8, 2015 15:28 CET

VW Group offices were searched by German prosecutors as authorities look for documents and data related to VW's manipulation of diesel emissions. The raid was carried out by three prosecutors and about 50 police officers.... 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 »

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 »

GM to recall 31,685 SUVs in North America

10:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

General Motors said it would recall 31,685 SUVs in North America to repair a manufacturing defect in the windshield wiper motor that may overheat.... 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 »


VW's U.S. recall could be thwarted by reluctant diesel owners

7:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

As VW prepares to explain how it might fix its polluting diesel cars, whatever solution it proposes could be undermined by some owners in the U.S. who won't bring their cars in for a recall and can't be forced to.... Read More »


Mitsubishi's EV crossover concept shows off new design language

6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Mitsubishi will roll out an all-electric compact crossover concept at the Tokyo Motor Show that showcases its new design language and automated driving ambitions.... Read More »


Merkel sides with auto industry in bid to protect jobs

Oct. 8, 2015 10:58 CET

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she believes Volkswagen is doing its best to clear up its diesel emissions scandal and urged members of the green lobby not to condemn the broader auto industry, warning this could put thousands of jobs at risk.... Read More »

Aston Martin to cut jobs as part of turnaround

Oct. 8, 2015 10:54 CET

Aston Martin is planning job cuts as part of a restructuring that will involve the money-losing automaker expanding into electric vehicles and crossovers. The cuts will come from office staff, a company spokesman said, but they will not affect any production staff.... Read More »

VW picks Skoda r&d chief to run technical development, report says

Oct. 8, 2015 10:13 CET

VW Group will pick Skoda development chief Frank Welsch to replace suspended executive Heinz-Jakob Neusser as head of technical development at VW brand, a report said.... Read More »


BLOG: So long side mirrors, hello cameras

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

Audi and Mercedes-Benz are among the automakers that believe they will be able persuade legislators in key global markets that side mirrors need to be replaced by cameras to make future models more aerodynamic and fuel efficient.... Read More »

Toyota at Tokyo show -- sporty, green, retro and sci-fi concepts

12:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Toyota is going big at the Tokyo Motor Show this month, with an eclectic display parading everything from a snappy compact sports car and futuristic hydrogen vehicle to a whacked-out retro concept and pocket-sized humanoid robot.... Read More »

Maserati trims production as Ghibli boom fades

Oct. 7, 2015 18:27 CET

Maserati is cutting production as a boom that was fueled by the Ghibli fades.... Read More »


BLOG: How Marchionne could forfeit his big win on Tier 2

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

The FCA boss got the UAW to go along with his reset of the prevailing industry wage. But the FCA rank-and-file saw that losing proposition from a mile away... Read More »

FCA, UAW back at table as strike threat looms

10:19 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

As the threat of a strike hangs over them, negotiators from Fiat Chrysler and the UAW continued to meet today, a union spokesman said.... Read More »

VW withdraws EPA application for 2016 diesels

3:11 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

Volkswagen withdrew its application for EPA certification for 2016 models with 2.0-liter diesel engines until they comply with U.S. emissions standards. Without EPA certification, the cars can't be sold, which means there could be a longer wait for certain diesel models.... Read More »

Bosch's popular diesel engine software was not preprogrammed to cheat

4:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

A popular diesel engine management program used by several top automakers, including Volkswagen AG, was not pre-programmed to detect when a vehicle was undergoing laboratory emissions testing, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a former EPA official.... Read More »

U.S. senators probe tax credit related to VW 'clean-burning' cars

9:57 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

Top senators on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee are investigating Volkswagen's actions related to federal tax credits designed to reward consumers for buying environmentally-friendly vehicles, according to a letter released today.... Read More »

VW Credit not subject to parent company's hiring freeze in wake of scandal

11:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

Volkswagen Credit, the automaker’s U.S. captive finance arm, is not subject to the hiring freeze announced by its parent, Volkswagen Financial Services AG, a spokesman says.... Read More »

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