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Ford tech chief explains how sedan sales are hurt by SUV/crossover boom

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2016 | UPDATED: 2/13/16 10:03 pm ET -- corrected
Ford CTO Raj Nair says sedan sales are suffering most from rising demand for crossovers and SUVs.

Takata engineer refused to testify in airbag failure lawsuit

8:18 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2016
A Takata engineer involved in testing the company's airbags invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination in declining to testify in a lawsuit brought by a woman left paralyzed in a 2014 accident.

 
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RETHINKING AIRBAGS

New airbag devices cushion crash impacts by deploying outside vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2016
Auto parts suppliers makers are developing a new generation airbags that cushion the impact of a crash by deploying on the outside of a vehicle.

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Mercedes-Benz gives early look at C-class convertible

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2016
Mercedes-Benz is giving a sneak peek of the C-class convertible it will unveil at the Geneva auto show in March.

Woman charged in GM Tech Center stabbing

4:08 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016
The woman accused of stabbing her mother at GM's Tech Center in Warren, Mich.

VW Group sales return to growth in January despite diesel scandal

8:34 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016
VW Group sales returned to growth in January despite the company's diesel emissions scandal, thanks to demand in China where VW brand posted its best...

Google self-driving car project expands hiring, posts manufacturing jobs

5:14 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016
Google's self-driving car project is advertising jobs on its website with a special focus on manufacturing expertise.

NEWS ANALYSIS

Elon Musk's vision is not for the faint of heart

9:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016
Leave it to Elon Musk to make a company's stock jump nearly 5 percent a day after reporting widening losses -- all in the middle of a market selloff.

Daimler will invest $2.94 billion on cleaner diesels

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016
Daimler plans to spend $2.

American Axle Q4 net income rises, shares surge

8:40 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016
American Axle & Manufacturing today reported record sales in 2015 after a strong fourth quarter thanks to record North American light vehicle sales.

Panasonic starts China battery venture, develops new welding tech

11:54 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016
Panasonic, the Japanese electronics giant revamping itself as an automotive supplier, has taken two more steps in that direction by establishing a...

Tower posts lower adjusted Q4 earnings as it gears up for major new business

11:40 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016
Tower, which makes heavy metal components and assemblies for cars and trucks, reported lower fourth-quarter adjusted earnings due to ramp-up costs...

Alfa Romeo could return to F1 racing with own team

9:02 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016
Alfa Romeo could return to Formula One racing with its own team, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said.

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Aston Martin's DB11 will launch brand's renewal

4:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016
Aston Martin will unveil its new DB11 at the Geneva auto show as the company renews its aging lineup in a push to return to sustainable profitability...

Mazda launches CX-9 production in Japan

6:22 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016
Mazda has started production of it the redesigned CX-9 three-row crossover, a vehicle that plays a pivotal roll in the brand's strategy to expand...

Toyota's TRD Pro version of Tacoma built to take on roughest terrain

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016
Toyota, fresh off launching the redesigned Tacoma late last year, is expanding the midsize truck's lineup with a high-performance off-road version.

Ford's LaNeve stops short of confirming Bronco's expected return

12:32 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016
The Bronco, one of Ford's storied nameplates, seems likely to be one of the four new utility vehicles coming to the Ford lineup in the next four...

Kia hybrid crossover aims for Prius-like mpg

10:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016
With gas prices under $2 a gallon, fewer people are hunting for hybrids.

Nissan's half-ton Titan will have different, shorter chassis than Titan XD

11:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016
Nissan's half-ton Titan will ride on a completely different chassis than the new Titan XD, the automaker told a Chicago auto show audience today.

Ram updates off-road offerings with freshened Power Wagon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016
Ram is updating back-country, heavy-duty offerings for 2017 with a freshened Power Wagon trim and expanded off-road packages across its...

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