Mercedes-Benz -- intent on creating nonstop buzz for the new CLA sedan -- is turning to a source of marketing new to the company. It has hired young filmmaker and director Casey Neistat, 32, to make four short films for social media about the compact coupelike sedan that goes on sale in September.
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's credit rating was cut one step to four levels below investment grade by Moody's Investors Service, which said a contraction in Europe's car market will put at risk the automaker's plans to restore cash flow.
Ford will introduce this month a 1.5-liter version of its turbo-charged EcoBoost engine. The UK-designed engine will be offered in the Mondeo in Europe and China and in the Fusion in the United States.
As much as car enthusiasts gush over new automotive sheet metal and technology, nearly 80 percent of car shoppers would prefer to get a good deal on a car than wait for a newer design, a recent online survey shows. The survey by AutoTrader.
TRW Automotive Holdings is launching production of automotive camera systems in the United States at a plant in Illinois. Its third generation S-Cam will be available on models from five automakers by the end of the year, the company said.
A third of the consumers who received or are expecting tax refunds this year plan to sink some of that cash into vehicle-related purchases such as a new- or used-vehicle or repairs, an eBay study found.
Tata may launch higher priced models based on the Nano, the $2,000 compact it introduced with great fanfare in 2008. The reason: Few buyers wanted a vehicle that was primarily pitched as a cheap alternative to a motor scooter.
Opel/Vauxhall's new family of diesel engines could be hybridized if needed to help meet tougher European CO2 rules expected in 2020 and 2025, the automaker's head of diesel engineering told Automotive News Europe.