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VW's 3.0-liter diesels under wider scrutiny by EPA, CARB

2:14 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

The EPA said at least 85,000 vehicles from Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche with 3.0-liter diesel V-6 engines contain software allegedly designed to foil emissions tests, substantially widening the number of vehicles believed to be affected by the issue.... Read More »

Tesla recalls 90,000 Model S cars for potential seat belt defect

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Tesla Motors, unable to fully explain a broken seat belt discovered in early November by a European owner of the all-electric Model S sedan, has decided to recall the entire Model S fleet.... Read More »

M-B advertising named most effective among luxury brands

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Mercedes-Benz's slogan is, “The best or nothing.” When it comes to its advertising, a TV and video analytics company agrees.... Read More »

Cox moves dealers to Dealer.com from VinSolutions

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Dealers using the VinSolutions website will be transitioned to Dealer.com, Cox Automotive said today.... Read More »

VW cuts 2016 capital investment 8% due to cost of fixing emissions cheat

7:32 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Volkswagen today cut 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) -- or about 8 percent -- from its investment plan for next year, as the German carmaker braces for a multi-billion-euro hit from its emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »


BLOG: Volvo Concept 26 imagines the interior of fully autonomous cars

7:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Volvo's concept car at the L.A. Auto Show isn't a concept car at all, but rather an interface that imagines how car interiors will change after we welcome our autonomous overlords.... Read More »

FCA names Dahl to replace Kunselman as safety and regulatory chief

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Fiat Chrysler named Michael Dahl as its new director of vehicle safety and regulatory compliance. He replaces Scott Kunselman, who is retiring Nov. 30.... Read More »

GM won't shy away from diesels, Reuss says

10:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

GM is moving forward with diesel engines in cars and light trucks despite the potential chilling effect from VW's emissions scandal, GM's product chief said. But GM won't seek to build a diesel base as large as that of VW, which counts on diesel engines for about a quarter of its U.S. sales.... Read More »

CARB chair says VW likely will buy back some diesels

12:07 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

The chief of the California Air Resources Board says Volkswagen “likely” will buy back at least some of the roughly 325,000 VW vehicles using the first generation of its 2.0-liter diesel with emissions-masking software.... Read More »


BLOG: Pressure on XT5 to deliver amid Caddy's lineup quagmire

11:07 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Cadillac and its dealers are counting on the clean-slate redesign of the XT5 crossover to help the brand snap out of a sales funk before an influx of fresh product begins arriving in 2018.... Read More »

GM contract may yield flat per-vehicle labor costs even with hourly raises, study says

10:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

General Motors' labor costs per vehicle may decline slightly under the proposed four-year contract with its U.S. union that calls for across-the-board raises, according to the Center for Automotive Research.... Read More »

Hyundai to recall about 305,000 Sonatas in U.S. for brake pedal issues

11:26 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Hyundai plans to recall nearly 305,000 vehicles in the U.S. to replace the brake pedal stopper pad, according to a posting on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.... Read More »

Daimler to invest $375 million to build diesel engines near Detroit

10:59 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

The head of Daimler's commercial truck operation said the company will invest $375 million at a complex near Detroit to build diesel engines for medium duty trucks, expanding a strategy of building and selling trucks, engines, transmissions and axles as a package.... Read More »

Hyundai prices 2016 Sonata plug-in hybrid from $35,435

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid, the first car of its kind for the automaker, will hit select U.S. showrooms this week beginning at $35,435, including shipping.... Read More »

VW seeks as much as $21.5 billion in bridge financing, report says

1:04 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

VW is working with banks to secure as much as $21.5 billion in short-term bridge financing to show it has adequate liquidity to weather the diesel emissions crisis, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the matter.... Read More »

UAW, GM restart talks to address skilled-trades workers' concerns

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

The UAW said today that it has re-entered talks with General Motors on the terms of a tentative four-year labor contract to resolve concerns of skilled-trades workers, who voted down the deal last week despite approval from an overall majority of GM’s union employees.... Read More »

Workers at key Ford plant in Michigan vote to ratify UAW pact

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Michigan that lost 700 jobs this year but is now in line to build a new pickup and SUV voted overwhelmingly in favor of the UAW's tentative contract with the automaker. Early voting at several other UAW locals has been mixed, though, as union leaders try to rally support for the deal and avoid a repeat of the difficulties they have had ratifying contracts with GM and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.... Read More »

VW's global sales fall 5.3% in October amid emissions scandal

10:44 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Global deliveries at Volkswagen AG's namesake passenger-car brand dropped 5.3 percent in October as Europe's largest automaker struggled to contain the fallout from a cascade of emissions-manipulation revelations.... Read More »


BLOG: Jeep preps special Wrangler, Grand Cherokee editions for L.A. auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

There's no bad time or place to introduce a special-edition Jeep and FCA has two of them coming to the L.A. Auto Show.... Read More »


BLOG: Why Tesla leads larger auto players in big data

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Tesla could give established automakers lessons on how to maximize big data. “They are already more advanced,” says Matthias Bentenrieder, who specializes in big data at consultancy Oliver Wyman.... Read More »

Kia recalls some 2014-16 Souls for steering glitch

11:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Kia is recalling 256,459 Soul subcompact crossovers in the U.S. for a problem that can lead to steering loss.... Read More »

Ford to test autonomous vehicles at Mcity

5:42 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Ford will begin testing autonomous vehicles at Mcity, a simulated facility at the University of Michigan, to speed up research of advanced sensing technologies.... Read More »

Average U.S. new-vehicle fuel economy slips in Oct., study finds

2:20 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

Thanks to lower gasoline prices and the continued strength of pickup and SUV sales, the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S. in October was down slightly from September, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said on Thursday.... Read More »

Toyota joins Honda in ditching Takata airbag inflators

6:32 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

Toyota joined Honda in saying it won't use key components made by Takata, as more automakers come out to distance themselves from the airbag supplier whose defective devices are behind the biggest ever automotive safety recall.... Read More »

Dealerships jump on the Bond-wagon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

The universal appeal of the Bond franchise - and the starring role afforded to the Jaguar C-X75 concept and modified versions of the Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender - allowed dealerships to use Spectre as a connection point to a broad range of customers before today's release of one of the year's most anticipated movies.... Read More »

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