Ford will offer parts for non-Ford vehicles
Ford Motor Co. is expanding its customer service division with a new Omnicraft brand of aftermarket parts to cover non-Ford and non-Lincoln vehicles.
VW's $1.21 billion emissions settlement with U.S. dealers OK'd by judge
UPDATED: 1/23/17 10:13 pm ET - adds details
U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer granted final approval to VW's settlement worth up to $1.21 billion with 650 U.S. dealers over diesel emissions violations. VW's dealers will receive an average of $1.85 million each over 18 months under the settlement.
Bosch, Mahle to bail out of turbochargers JV
Mahle and Robert Bosch plan to sell their turbocharger partnership, citing a failure to achieve economies of scale despite strong sales growth. Their joint venture, Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems, has two plants in Austria and China and employs 1,400 workers.
Trump to meet with Detroit 3 CEOs amid jobs push
UPDATED: 1/23/17 4:14 pm ET - adds details
President Donald Trump will have breakfast Tuesday with the CEOs of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as he pressures automakers to boost U.S. employment.
TPP's death closes door to Canada's auto sector
Canada's auto sector is without prospects for free-trade access to several Pacific Rim countries after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday starting America's withdrawal from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal.
Lexus Super Bowl ad features 'Man & Machine' with Lil' Buck
Lil' Buck -- who challenges gravity in a new ad for Apple's AirPod headphones -- will dance onto advertising's biggest stage in a Super Bowl ad for Lexus.
Trump pulls U.S. out of Pacific trade deal, loosening Asia ties
UPDATED: 1/23/17 5:51 pm ET - adds UAW statement
President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, distancing America from its Asian allies as China's influence in the region rises.
Trump tells automakers, manufacturers U.S. will cut regulations, taxes
UPDATED: 1/23/17 12:26 pm ET - adds Fields reaction
President Trump met with a dozen prominent American manufacturers, such as Ford and Tesla, and promised them he would slash regulations and cut corporate taxes, but warned them again of penalties if they move production outside the country.
Lear CEO says he's not planning run for Mich. governor
The rumors continue to circulate: Will Lear CEO Matt Simoncini run for governor of Michigan? He says there are no such plans.
Cadillac roars ahead with ads despite no new models to pitch
New products are the lifeblood of auto marketing, a category typically driven by vehicle launches. But what happens when there's no new model to pitch?
Ford seen as ‘canary’ with record leases spurring used-car glut
A glut of used vehicles has started to depress prices. That trend will intensify as Americans will return 3.36 million leased cars and trucks this year, another jump after a 33 percent surge in 2016, according to J.D. Power. The fallout has already begun, with Ford shaving $300 million from its financial-services arm’s profit forecast for this year.
Automakers' printed brochures giving way to digital ones
In December, Ford of Canada became the latest automaker to scrap the medium, claiming it did so mainly for environmental reasons. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada and Volkswagen Canada have also all but completely abandoned printed brochures.
Eight-year terms 'push the ceiling'
More than half of Canadian car buyers who opt to finance take a loan of 84 months or longer.
Don't bet on an Audi smaller than A3/Q3
Audi may have room in its lineup for a larger three-row crossover and for more variants of current vehicles, but probably not for anything smaller than its current A3 sedan and Q3 crossover.
Trump, Trudeau to talk NAFTA soon
President Donald Trump said Sunday he will soon meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
VW EVs will debut 5G connectivity services
Volkswagen plans to equip its family of I.D. electric cars with next-generation 5G mobile connectivity and vehicle-to-everything communication standards as the brand prepares to offer full autonomous driving functionality in 2025.
First Shift: Wal-Mart jumps into car sales
Wal-Mart jumps into car sales; Ford Credit launches online buying, financing; Penske ends no-haggle pilot; Google search exec joins Uber; Nissan, Hyundai-Kia join fleet elite.
AutoNews Now: Trade deal out; Trump, D3 CEOs to meet
Trump quits trade pact, plans meeting with Detroit 3 CEOs; One man's fear, another's hope; Musk's quick pledge; Amazon parts push?; Super Bowl: Lexus gets moving, Hyundai taps stars.
Mexico's auto sector faces uncertainty after record year
Mexico's auto industry celebrated record production, record exports and another year of double-digit sales gains in 2016, but the celebration has been muted.
Wal-Mart, CarSaver will sell cars
UPDATED: 1/23/17 12:31 pm ET
Wal-Mart Stores, the nation's largest retailer, is jumping into car sales through partnerships with dealership groups, including AutoNation, the nation's largest new-vehicle retailer, and with CarSaver, an online auto retail platform.
China growth buys time for Cadillac
Surging sales in China are giving Cadillac's U.S. business a luxury it lacked during previous attempts to regain its former luster: time.