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UAW to press for 'pattern' labor deals in Detroit 3 talks, Williams says

5:51 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
UAW President Dennis Williams says the UAW will try to negotiate labor contracts with the Detroit 3 later this year that are identical -- a goal made difficult because each automaker has different labor...... Read More »

Kia to build Forte compact and a small car at Mexico plant

9:53 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Kia Motors plans to make its Forte compact and an unidentified small car targeted at the local market at its planned factory in Mexico.... Read More »

Valeo's self-driving systems learn from military drones

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015
Valeo plans to draw on drone software and other military technologies from partner Safran to offer self-driving vehicle platforms to carmakers by the...... Read More »

Takata sued in Canada over airbag-related vehicle recalls

6:31 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
Takata, the Japanese supplier whose airbags have been linked to six fatalities globally, has been sued in Canada in three separate cases, it said in...... Read More »

Tesla presses Japanese battery suppliers to innovate, take risks

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
A Tesla executive courted partners in Japan for its so-called gigafactory, praising local companies for top-notch quality and technology while...... Read More »

Cadillac CT6 to pack 34-speaker Bose sound system

3:20 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
Cadillac's new flagship sedan will come with a new sound system that will leave nothing uncovered inside the cabin.... Read More »

Toyota targets big savings in factory, product-development spending

12:30 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Toyota outlined bold savings targets in factory investment and vehicle development, along with gains in fuel efficiency, through an aggressive...... Read More »

Ford aims to triple exports from India with new plant

4:09 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Ford plans to triple exports from India with a new $1 billion plant, offsetting slower sales inside the country with a push to sell more local...... Read More »

Alcoa receives committment for $259 million U.S. loan to expand aluminum output

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy has offered a conditional commitment to lend Alcoa Inc.... Read More »

Pininfarina investor confirms Mahindra's interest in acquisition

5:39 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Pininfarina's controlling shareholder, Pincar, confirmed that India's Mahindra & Mahindra has expressed interest in buying the Italian car designer.... Read More »

Denso, NGK fined by S. Korea for price-fixing

2:46 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
South Korea's antitrust regulator will fine five auto parts firms, including Japan's Denso, NGK Spark Plug and their local units, a total of $3.... Read More »

Two Delphi employees among France plane crash victims

6:26 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Two Delphi Automotive Systems employees were among passengers on a German plane that crashed in a remote part of the French Alps Tuesday killing all...... Read More »

New generation of cheaper batteries adds power to hybrids, cut fuel use

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
A new generation of hybrid cars that combine electric and gas power in new ways are emerging as a low-cost alternative for automakers and consumers...... Read More »

India's Mahindra said to be in talks to buy car designer Pininfarina

7:49 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Mahindra & Mahindra, India's largest maker of SUVs, is in talks to buy Italian auto design and engineering company Pininfarina SpA, people familiar...... Read More »

TRW in talks with India’s Amtek to sell suspension business, reports say

10:29 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Amtek Auto, an Indian car parts maker, is among companies in talks to acquire TRW's suspension business, people familiar with the matter said.... Read More »

Detroit Diesel to invest $208 million in Mich. plant upgrades, create 245 jobs

10:04 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Detroit Diesel Corp. plans to upgrade its nearly 75-year-old manufacturing plant in suburban Detroit.... Read More »

UAW rank-and-file decry Tier 2 pay at bargaining convention

3:10 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
Opposition to the Tier 2 pay scale is so pervasive at this week’s UAW bargaining convention that the only delegates speaking against a proposal...... Read More »

Chevrolet's Teen Driver safety feature to debut on redesigned Malibu

11:15 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
Chevrolet says Teen Driver is the first feature in the industry to offer what is essentially a report card that allows parents to view on a display...... Read More »

Toyota may approve first Mexico car plant in weeks, reports say

7:56 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Toyota is finalizing plans for its first passenger-car assembly plant in Mexico that could be approved by its board as early as next month, according...... Read More »

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