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Mazda plans new SUV for U.S. growth

Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai concedes his company is still in transition mode, four years after predicting U.S. sales would hit 400,000 a year. Now, he says the resurgence will start in earnest in 2019.

BMW is selling its stake in SGL carbon fiber joint venture

BMW is selling its 49 percent stake in its joint venture with carbon fiber specialist SGL. BMW is limiting its use of the material and turning to cheaper alternatives such as aluminum.


How Bosch is preparing for autonomous cars

As Bosch seeks groundbreaking solutions for autonomous vehicles, the supplier's culture is changing to allow failure, as long as it provides a valuable lesson.

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UPDATED: 11/22/17 4:13 pm ET - adds BMW statement.
BMW recalls all i3 electric vehicles

BMW is recalling all 2014-18 i3 electric vehicles for higher risk of neck injuries to smaller people in the driver's seat who aren't wearing seat belts, according to recall documents.

FCA, Guangzhou look to deepen China tie-up

Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou Automobile are in talks to deepen their joint venture in China, as the world's largest car market looks to relax some regulations and Guangzhou prepares to sell its Trumpchi brand in the U.S.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Newbies fall short on manufacturing

The problem with Bob Lutz’s bleak outlook for the automotive community is that whether vehicles are autonomous or human-driven, they still need to be manufactured.

Tesla: A distraction from desperation?

Few companies can propose to take on both Freightliner and Ferrari in one night. But the dollars-and-sense business of automaking remains a deep and daily challenge for Tesla.

Infiniti plays with power

Nissan engineers have succeeded in commercializing variable compression engine technology for the new Infiniti QX50.

At Bosch, to err can be divine

Bosch wants to stimulate creative new ideas for the coming era of autonomous vehicles. To get there, it's willing to accept a few unsuccessful efforts.

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