Federal regulators are offering a free app for iPhones and iPods that provides the latest vehicle safety information to consumers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's SaferCar.gov Web site.
March auto sales in the United States are expected to rise 8 percent and the annual sales pace should top 15 million for the fifth straight month as consumers shake off worries about the economy, according to research firm LMC Automotive.
Ford's plan to cut jobs and close plants may not be enough to halt losses in Europe where moves to rein in margin-crushing discounts have sparked a further sales plunge. Ford's European slide reflects efforts to end a discount blowout, according to industry insiders.
Blake Zuidema is a master juggler. Like the rest of us (I'll explain). Juggler isn't on his ArcelorMittal business card. That reads "Director, Product Applications." His job: Make steel, specifically ArcelorMittal sheet and bar steel, fit the needs of auto designers and manufacturers.
Chrysler brand head Saad Chehab today said the brand will expand its "Imported from Detroit" marketing theme with special-edition vehicles and partnerships that further tie Chrysler to the financially embattled city.
General Motors faces a test in its plans to restructure Opel as workers at its Bochum, Germany, assembly plant vote on a deal that would guarantee the jobs of more than 20,000 German workers in exchange for a wage freeze through 2015, and keep their plant running until 2016.
A federal judge has granted preliminary approval for the settlement of a class-action suit against Volkswagen Group of America over alleged defects with continuously variable transmissions in about 64,000 2002-06 Audi A4 and A6 models.
Ally Financial, the former GMAC lending unit that had its capital plan rejected last week by the Federal Reserve, agreed to sell its remaining agency mortgage servicing rights to Quicken Loans Inc. for about $280 million.
The European Union's Industry Commissioner Antonio Tajani say he will enforce new rules that ban extremely potent greenhouse gases in car air-cooling systems, defying opposition from the German government and the country's automakers.
Toyota has made its latest RAV4 longer and wider to win back ground in the compact SUV segment. First launched in 1994, the RAV4 for many years led the segment in Europe, but last year slipped to sixth place.