Volvo, taking aim at Lexus, BMW and Audi, packs XC40 with firsts
Volvo breaks new ground with the XC40, its first model in the fast-growing premium compact crossover segment that will challenge the Lexus NX, BMW X3 and Audi Q3. It's Volvo's first model with inductive charging for mobile phones and the first to offer a car-sharing option.
NRDC calls for investments leading to 100 mpg fleet
The Natural Resources Defense Council's clean-energy plan says climate-change goals can be met through energy efficiency and renewable fuels at much lower cost than predicted.
Toyota chief says hybrid still central as EV momentum grows
Toyota President Akio Toyoda says hybrid technology will remain central to the company's strategy even as a rising wave of governments and automakers get behind plug-in electric vehicles.
Intel collaborates with Waymo on self-driving compute design
Intel said it will collaborate with Google affiliate Waymo, saying it worked with the company during the design of its compute platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time.
Ford explores strategic alliance with India's Mahindra
Ford Motor Co. and Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. are exploring forming a strategic alliance as the U.S. automaker tries to gain a foothold in a country that's set to become the world's third-biggest car market.
Chinese seek keys to U.S.
A number of other Chinese brands with global ambitions made their presence felt at Frankfurt, including Future Mobility Corp., a startup created by veterans of BMW's electric-vehicle program.
Ghosn plans 12 new EVs, more platform sharing
Ghosn's new six-year business plan for the Renault-Nissan Alliance will develop more EVs and autonomous vehicles. It also will accelerate the pace of platform-sharing between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi.
PSA making cars for U.S. standards
PSA is engineering its next generation of vehicles to meet United States regulations, allowing vehicles produced as soon as three years from now to be part of the automaker's return to North America.
Bentley takes the leap to Level 3
Bentley will roll out Level 3 autonomous driving capability across its range starting two years from now, CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said.
BMW: Join autonomous group now
BMW has imposed a year-end deadline for industry partners to join its autonomous vehicle alliance. It believes more carmakers will follow FCA in joining.
Mazda upgrading U.S. dealership network
Mazda has embarked on a three-year dealership upgrade targeting more than 100 outlets across the United States as part of its push to polish its brand image and achieve 2 percent market share.
'Let Go' campaign pitches Cadillac as pioneer
Cadillac's CMO calls Super Cruise "the perfect product" for showcasing Cadillac's heritage as an innovator.
How ZF searches for bright new technology ideas
ZF needs the fresh thinking of tech startups to help it into an autonomous technology future. Enter ZF's investment operation, Zukunft Ventures.
As Aston Martin transforms itself from a low-volume builder of just a few grand touring models into a high-end purveyor of supercars, it's changing its marketing to match.
Slaven: Social marketing is people-intensive
Mercedes-Benz USA's Drew Slaven talks about the brand's shift of resources to social media.
'No limits': Chehab sees power in Kia's youth
After leaving FCA on a hot streak in 2015, Saad Chehab is back in the advertising game, this time as chief marketing officer for Kia Motors America. He'll have a lot on his plate.
The in-your-face face of Toyota design
Ian Cartabiano enjoys a good bowl of ramen and cruising backstreet boutiques in Tokyo. But it's his California flair that's giving his U.S. design studio outsized influence at Japan's No. 1 carmaker.