Nissan to launch 8 electrified vehicles in Japan by 2022

Nissan aims to stoke sales in Japan by launching eight electrified vehicles and overhauling its dealer network over the next five years.

UPDATED: 4/20/18 9:21 am ET - adds details

GM Korea, union fail to reach wage deal

GM's South Korean unit and its labor union failed to reach a wage deal after another round of talks that sought to avert a bankruptcy filing for the unprofitable operation. Talks will continue over the weekend.

UPDATED: 4/20/18 9:21 am ET - adds details
UPDATED: 4/20/18 7:15 am ET - adds details
Porsche's head of powertrain development arrested

German police arrested the head of powertrain development at Porsche in connection with parent Volkswagen Group's sweeping diesel emissions violations.

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'Holy grail' platform coming into Focus

The new Focus compact that rolled out in London and China last week debuts Ford's global version of Volkswagen's much acclaimed MQB modular architecture, a central element of Ford's stated aim to achieve $4 billion in engineering efficiencies over the next five years.

Chevy to launch all-new 2020 Silverado HD in fall 2019

With profits from pickups more important than ever as sales of cars fade, Chevrolet is making sure one of its biggest cash cows won't ever get old. The brand said the next-generation Silverado HD will debut next year as a 2020 model.

BMW iNext, i4 coming; i3, i8 futures in doubt

BMW will introduce the i4 and iNext EVs in 2020 and 2021, but the cars that kicked off BMW's i electric subbrand — the i3 and i8 — may not have a future beyond their current generation.

Chinese startup SF Motors targets U.S. with first premium EV

The automaker says it will start preorders for the luxury SF5 electric crossover by the end of the year and begin deliveries in 2019. The timeline puts SF Motors on a similar schedule as fellow Chinese-backed ventures Byton, Lucid Motors, Faraday Future and a Volvo Cars spinoff, Polestar.

Kia refreshes 2 models for 2019

Kia is upgrading its lineup with a trio of vehicles that will replace models that are losing traction: the Optima sedan, Sedona minivan and the upmarket K900 sedan.

VW dips toe in pickup waters with unibody Tanoak

Volkswagen doesn't have formal plans to build the Atlas Tanoak concept pickup unveiled Wednesday in New York, but is using it to gauge potential consumer interest. The Tanoak features a 276-hp, V-6 engine mated to an eight speed transmission.

Nissan Altima makes AWD, turbo, tech play

Nissan is giving the Altima a radical makeover in hopes of bringing U.S. buyers back to the shrinking midsize sedan segment. All-wheel drive will be offered to boost sales in cold-weather markets where consumers often buy crossovers and SUVs.


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