Chrysler engineers morphed the Sebring into a competitive mid-sized sedan with tighter ride and handling, a more refined interior and a 3.6-liter V-6. This supplier data is compiled by SupplierBusiness.
GM said it will replace its Impala NASCAR entry with a new model that it also will sell to consumers. GM said the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race car and the showroom model will closely resemble each other and will debut in 2013 as a new Chevy nameplate.
Lithium ion batteries may be the battery industry's glamour product, but Johnson Controls Inc. is betting heavily on an upgraded version of the lowly starter battery for sales growth. Johnson Controls is marketing absorbent glass mat batteries that replace standard lead acid batteries.
BMW forecast it would reach its target of annual sales of 2 million cars four years earlier than planned. The automaker expects to surpass the 2 million vehicle mark in 2016, including its Mini and Rolls-Royce brands, without profitability suffering as a result.
Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks basketball player who surged in popularity this year, is in talks on an endorsement deal with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co.'s Volvo Cars, three people familiar with the matter said.
Mexico's government should only accept temporary restrictions on trade after Brazil requested a cap on vehicle exports to Latin America's largest economy, said Eduardo Solis, president of Mexico's Automobile Industry Association.
The United States, Europe and Japan joined forces on Tuesday against China's restrictions on exports of rare earth minerals that are critical to production of hybrid and electric vehicles, other advanced technology and clean energy goods expected to provide the jobs of the future.
Stile Bertone will not unveil its Nuccio high-performance coupe concept until the Beijing auto show in April. The Italian design company unveiled a full-sized plaster and resin model of the Nuccio at the Geneva auto show last week.
VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn recently told me his company had "no plans" to enter the motorcycle business. That will change if VW subsidiary Audi buys Italian motorcycle maker Ducati. Here are five reasons this deal seems likely to happen.
Porsche said annual profit last year rose 22 percent on continuing demand for the Cayenne SUV. Earnings before interest and taxes rose to 2.05 billion euros ($2.69 billion) from 1.67 billion euros a year earlier, the carmaker said.
The Renault-Nissan alliance will take a majority stake in Russian automaker AvtoVAZ in the coming weeks, French online newspaper LaTribune.fr reported, citing Renault's Russia general manager Bruno Ancelin.
Pininfarina may build a limited run of its Cambiano plug-in hybrid coupe concept unveiled at the Geneva auto show last week. The 680-hp model has a 275kph top speed but offers CO2 emissions of just 45 grams per kilometer.
Magna Seating, a unit of Magna International Inc., Canada's biggest auto-parts supplier, plans to open a factory producing car-seat covers in northern Serbia, the country's investment promotion agency said.
Metaldyne LLC has acquired a factory in Zbysov, Czech Republic. The company will expand the plant's forging and machining lines to make differential side gears, pinions, transmission shafts and other components.
BorgWarner Inc. is supplying a two-stage diesel turbocharger to Hyundai Motor Co. for commercial vehicles in Asia. The turbocharger is designed for a 5.9-liter six-cylinder diesel engine used in medium-duty Korean-built urban trucks and buses such as the Aero Town, Green City and Mega Truck.
The big boys are moving into the infotainment business. Intel Corp. has created a $100 million investment fund to encourage hardware and software developers to develop new technologies for automotive infotainment. Intel isn't a big player within the auto industry.