GM may contract out van production to boost capacity for pickups

11:27 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
GM is in talks to offload some of its commercial van production to contract manufacturer AM General, a move that would free up capacity at GM's plant near St. Louis to make more of its hot-selling midsize pickups.

FCA agrees to invest $1 billion more in Mich. to receive maximum tax credits

2:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Fiat Chrysler must invest an additional $1 billion in Michigan by 2029 to receive the maximum amount of state tax credits it is entitled to under a modified agreement approved by a state board today.

GM, law firm can keep ignition-switch documents secret, U.S. judge rules

2:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015
General Motors and its law firm need not turn over privileged documents to drivers hoping to show that the automaker intended to commit a crime or...

Takata ignored employees' inflator concerns, report says

11:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015
Embattled automotive safety products supplier Takata ignored concerns from employees about misleading and manipulated data provided to Honda about...

Toyota will replace 1.6 million Takata airbag inflators in Japan previously deemed safe

6:10 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015
Toyota will replace Takata airbag inflators in 1.6 million cars in Japan that had previously been deemed safe following checks for air leaks.


VW sticks to $7.1 billion provision for diesel recall despite simpler fixes

6:50 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015
VW will not reduce a planned provision of 6.7 billion euros ($7.1 billion) to cover the costs of its recall of 8.

U.S. delays 'quiet car' rules for hybrids, electric cars

10:54 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover will double size of UK engine plant

8:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover will spend 450 million pounds ($680 million) to double the size of its engine plant in central England, taking total spending to 1...

Land Rover Defender ends 70-year run ferrying farmers and royals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Production of the iconic Land Rover Defender will end early next year.

Rivian Automotive to build r&d center for high-tech vehicles in Mich.

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Livonia automotive design and engineering firm Rivian Automotive LLC plans to invest $29.

Smartphones may have role in 8.1% rise of U.S. traffic deaths

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
The number of deaths from traffic accidents in the U.S. jumped 8.

Toyota monitoring suppliers to ensure disaster readiness

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
When Hurricane Patricia slammed into Mexico last month, it offered Toyota Motor Corp. an opportunity to test its supplier monitoring system.

Ford latest automaker to stop using Takata airbag inflators

11:37 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Ford will become the fourth automaker to stop using certain Takata airbag inflators.

Ford recalls 451,865 Fusions, Mercury Milans for potential fuel tank problem

10:22 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Ford is recalling 451,865 Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2010 and 2011 model years to fix a potential fuel tank problem that could lead to...

Restructured Renesas seeks its footing on platforms

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Renesas is no longer bleeding red ink, but it faces stiffer competition than ever.

Why Toyota offers 2 battery choices in next Prius

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Toyota is offering two battery choices in the upcoming fourth-generation Prius.


German auto firms try to nurture Silicon Valley boldness

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2015
German automakers and suppliers fear that America's audacious tech companies are grabbing the initiative within the auto industry as cars become more...

Tesla recalls 90,000 Model S cars for potential seat belt defect

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
Tesla Motors, unable to fully explain a broken seat belt discovered in early November by a European owner of the all-electric Model S sedan, has...

GM contract may yield flat per-vehicle labor costs even with hourly raises, study says

10:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
General Motors' labor costs per vehicle may decline slightly under the proposed four-year contract with its U.S.

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