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How Infiniti climbed quality chart

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2015
The entire auto industry got a little bit better on quality this year, but few brands jumped in the rankings of a closely watched survey the way Infiniti did.

Porsche labor chief joins VW board

8:41 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Porsche's labor chief, who once fought a merger with Volkswagen, is joining the parent company's supervisory board as a reshuffle of positions at Europe's largest automaker continues.

Scion packs automatic braking into iA

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2015
Scion's new iA sedan packs impressive collision avoidance tech for a little sedan that starts under $17,000. Thanks to Mazda.

Toyota finds airbags are in demand on world's deadliest roads

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2015
For many years, carmakers have been loath to make airbags standard on models in India, worried that higher costs will hurt sales.

Jaguar Land Rover in talks on setting up plant in Poland

12:20 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover has made Poland one of two finalists for an auto factory, Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski said.

Legendary car designer Giugiaro quits company that bears his name

12:42 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose work includes the original VW Golf and first Fiat Panda, has resigned from Italdesign Giugiaro, the...

JLR contracts with Magna Steyr to build cars in Austria

2:46 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover has signed a contract to build some vehicles at Magna Steyr's plant in Austria, the UK automaker said today.

VW worker killed by robot in Germany

5:39 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
Volkswagen said a contractor was crushed to death by a robot at its German components factory in Kassel.

Fiat Chrysler will start Jeep output in India in 2017

10:10 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Fiat Chrysler will invest $280 million to begin Jeep production in India in 2017 through an expanded joint venture with Tata Motors.

GM Korea workers approve strike over pay, output

6:57 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
GM employees in South Korea voted today in favor of a strike over wages and production volumes, prompted by uncertainty over the automaker's output...

Mexican supplier Nemak to launch $750 million IPO

11:38 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Nemak SAB's expected $750 million initial public stock offering today marks the first stock offering of a Mexican auto supplier since at least 2000.

Germany's Getrag getting interest from Magna, Dana, China, report says

3:36 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Getrag, one of the biggest independent makers of transmissions, has attracted interest from automotive suppliers including Canada's Magna...

Bain Capital completes buyout of TI Automotive

4:15 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
TI Automotive said its sale to private equity firm Bain Capital LLC has been completed. Terms of the sale were not disclosed in a statement today.

Dodge to build more Hellcat engines

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Fiat Chrysler plans to substantially increase production of the popular 707-hp Hellcat engines.

BMW, Toyota agree to platform on shared sports car

8:50 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp.

Chasing Jetta, Chevy equips Cruze with a new turbodiesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Chevrolet isn't just sticking with a diesel offering on the next-generation Cruze - it's talking tough about challenging Volkswagen for passenger-car...

Bosch positions for electrification growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
German supplier Robert Bosch and Japanese battery partner GS Yuasa are “on a good path” toward developing a lithium ion battery that...

Gestamp along for VW's expansion ride in N. America

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Gestamp Automocion announced plans last week to expand its stamping plant in Chattanooga to produce body panels, hot-stamped steel parts and chassis...

Passing a big rig? Don't sweat it, Samsung says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Passing an 18-wheeler on a two-lane road is pretty harrowing.

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