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Fiat 500X seeks to fill holes in Italian brand's lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
With the 500X, a new crossover with optional all-wheel drive, Fiat hopes to make inroads in the snow belt. For $1,900, consumers can get awd in the 500X.... Read More »

VW committee meeting ends with no statement on leadership talks

8:41 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015 | UPDATED: 4/16/15 2:11 pm ET - new story
A top-level Volkswagen AG committee meeting to try to resolve a leadership crisis caused by a rift between its CEO and chairman has ended after less than three hours, a source familiar with the matter...... Read More »

 
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Magna to sell interiors unit to Grupo Antolin for $525 million

9:17 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
Canadian auto supplier Magna has agreed to sell its interiors operations to Grupo Antolin, a Spanish supplier with global operations, in a deal...... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler has no plans to list other brands after Ferrari

7:44 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has no plans to list any other brand from its portfolio besides luxury unit Ferrari, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne told a...... Read More »

Aluminum F-150 improves crash-test rating from all-steel predecessor

9:48 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
The aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 has earned a better government crash-test rating than its all-steel predecessor, countering any concerns that the...... Read More »

Fiat goes Dutch with first annual investor meeting in Amsterdam

6:38 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
After a century of meeting in Italy, Fiat shareholders convened today in Amsterdam, swapping the company's Lingotto factory with its rooftop...... Read More »

Toyota engineer doubts electric cars will spread even with rapid chargers

6:50 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
Battery-powered electric vehicles don't have a practical future as a long-range alternative to conventional cars even if technological breakthroughs...... Read More »

Frank Audette, longtime Detroit area Cadillac dealer, dead at 90

3:28 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
Frank Audette, the creator of the Troy Motor Mall and founder of the former Audette Cadillac dealership in suburban Detroit, died April 10. He was 90.... Read More »

Chinese automakers are taking over the hottest SUV market

12:34 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
After years of losing out to foreign brands, China's automakers are winning in the world's hottest SUV market by employing a tried-and-tested...... Read More »

Volkswagen extends Routan ignition-switch recalls

12:55 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
Volkswagen is recalling 20,676 Routan minivans with potentially faulty ignition switches.... Read More »

Chinese conglomerate completes acquisition of Prestolite Electric

1:11 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
Chinese conglomerate Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor has completed its acquisition of Michigan-based supplier Prestolite Electric LLC.... Read More »

GM is shielded from some ignition-switch suits, ruling finds

4:45 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2015
General Motors will not have to face dozens of lawsuits accusing it of concealing an ignition-switch defect that has been blamed for more than 200...... Read More »

Toyota investments in Mexico, China to usher in new cost-efficiency strategy

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2015
Opening its purse after a three-year expansion freeze, Toyota announced plans today to spend nearly $1.... Read More »

VW struggle in 'diplomacy phase' as investors weigh CEO change

6:11 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2015
Volkswagen's leadership crisis has burst into the open with Chairman Ferdinand Piech's public denunciation of CEO Martin Winterkorn but the standoff...... Read More »

Marchionne will show data supporting industry need for consolidation

11:51 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne says he will produce data to back up his ongoing calls for consolidation in the auto industry.... Read More »

2016 Cadillac ELR to get $10,000 price cut, more power

11:24 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2015
Cadillac said it will slash $10,000 from the price of the light-selling ELR plug-in hybrid for the 2016 model year.... Read More »

FCA sale of Ferrari stake unlikely to exceed 10% after all

8:31 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2015
Fiat Chrysler does not expect to sell more than 10 percent of Ferrari in a planned initial public offering, CEO Sergio Marchionne said today, in a...... Read More »

Hyundai may add Mexico plant as local auto sales increase

2:56 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
Hyundai may build a factory in Mexico once the company's domestic auto sales rise, joining affiliate Kia Motors in Latin America's top...... Read More »

Toyota to announce details on Mexico factory; Corolla production will move from Canada to new plant, report says

6:19 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
Toyota will move production of its Corolla compact cars to a new factory in Mexico from Canada to benefit from lower costs, a report said.... Read More »

Smart transportation coalition forms to promote tech to lawmakers

5:45 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
Trade groups representing automakers and tech giants like Google, Microsoft, Apple and Intel have formed a coalition to advocate for...... Read More »

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