GM banks on Chinese vehicle family to boost Brazil sales
GM is planning for long-term profitability in South America built on the back of draconian cost cutting during Brazil's recession and the same low-cost vehicles it is developing for Chinese markets.
Bosch claims a 'breakthrough' that could save diesel engines
Bosch said its engineers have developed a diesel exhaust system that cuts emissions far below legal limits and can help automakers avoid potential driving bans in Europe.
Tesla teardown uncovers tech prowess, production shortcomings
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the company was building advantages in the ability to make electric cars cheaply and efficiently. Those claims keep looking more questionable.
Bosch seeks to restore diesel reputation with new staff rules
Bosch said it would teach 70,000 staff a new code of conduct by the end of this year in an effort to change the "mindset" of the supplier. Prosecutors are probing several automakers and Bosch for their suspected roles in using an engine control unit to cheat exhaust emissions tests.
BMW will export iX3 electric SUV to Europe, U.S. from China
BMW will export its first full-electric SUV, called the iX3, to global markets after it goes into production in 2020 at its joint-venture plant in China.
Melrose gets green light from UK for GKN takeover
UK Business Minister Greg Clark said there were no national security grounds to intervene in turnaround specialist Melrose's takeover of British auto supplier GKN.
Gentex Q1 net income up 14 percent despite production glitch
Gentex said its first-quarter net income surged 14 percent from a year earlier as the mirror and electronics supplier managed to boost mirror deliveries despite a production glitch.
GM Korea, union reach tentative wage deal to avert bankruptcy
GM's South Korean unit said that it has reached a tentative wage deal with its labor union, meeting a key condition laid down by the automaker to prevent it filing for bankruptcy.
No thanks, Ford says to 9-speed offered by GM
Ford has elected not to use GM's nine-speed transmission out of the box, opting instead for two new eight-speed transmissions on vehicles such as the Ford Edge, Ford Transit Connect and Lincoln Nautilus.
Infiniti plots more local production in China
Infiniti wants to triple its sales in China in five years by ramping up local production of five new nameplates.
VW's internal handling of emissions scandal 'unsatisfactory,' U.S. monitor finds
VW's independent monitor, former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson, has criticized the automaker's internal response to its emissions scandal, a German newspaper report said.
Magna delivers carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford
Magna International Inc. has delivered a carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford it says will reduce weight and tooling costs and hopes to rule on mass production by year end.
Toyota powertrain boss feeling the pressure
Hirohisa Kishi says he's tackling one of his biggest challenges yet — how to keep internal combustion engines competitive in the age of electric vehicles.
GM Korea, union fail to reach wage deal
GM's South Korean unit and its labor union failed to reach a wage deal after another round of talks that sought to avert a bankruptcy filing for the unprofitable operation. Talks will continue over the weekend.
PSA's Tavares faces toughest opponent yet in German union
PSA boss Carlos Tavares, who is no stranger to thrashing out difficult labor deals, is now taking on Germany's powerful IG Metall union, which has been the undoing of many a cost cutter.
Tesla subcontractor's busted jaw triggered safety probe
Days before Tesla defended its safety record this week, California began inspecting an incident involving a subcontractor who was hospitalized after a piece of factory equipment broke his jaw.
Infiniti sets ambitious plan to hike China output
Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand, looking to duck steep tariffs, aims to triple sales in the world's biggest auto market in five years by ramping up production of five new nameplates in China.