California warns of break from Washington on clean-air rules
California sent a warning shot in a potential showdown with the incoming Trump administration, with the state’s clean-air regulators digging in on mandates for an ever-greater number of electric and fuel-cell cars.
Winterkorn denies early knowledge of VW diesel emissions cheatingUPDATED: 1/19/17 9:45 am ET -- adds gallery
Automakers will continue Mexico investments despite Trump threats, study says
U.S. to remain Germany's top export destination despite Trump
German industry expects the United States to remain its most important export destination this year despite protectionist threats from President-elect Donald Trump, Germany's Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Wednesday.
Ross tells Canada that U.S. will open NAFTA negotiations, report says
Canadian officials say Wilbur Ross, the nominee for US commerce secretary, has indicated that a formal-notification letter to open negotiations on NAFTA will be sent to Canada and Mexico within days of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, according to the Globe and Mail newspaper.
VW delays bid to boost Audi's China sales with SAIC deal
VW Group says it will not produce or sell any Audi cars with SAIC in China until at least 2018, seeking first to strengthen ties with existing Audi partner FAW. A partnership with SAIC, China's largest automaker, could boost Audi's slowing sales as rival Mercedes makes ground in the market.
Withdrawal from NAFTA would cost U.S. jobs, CAR study finds
Lawsuit alleges FCA discriminated against African-American managers
A former Fiat Chrysler manager who oversaw the automaker’s work-force diversity efforts has filed a federal suit alleging that the automaker systematically discriminates against nonunion African-American supervisors.
Hyundai, Kia plan $3.1 billion U.S. investment, consider new plantUPDATED: 1/17/17 7:22 am ET -- adds analyst comment
Hyundai and Kia said they will spend $3.1 billion in the U.S. in the next five years, joining other vehicle manufacturers in announcing investment plans amid threats from President-elect Donald Trump of higher levies on auto imports from Mexico.