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Honda will upgrade UK plant, move CR-V production to Canada

Honda will upgrade its UK factory to turn it into a global production hub for the next-generation Civic compact car. The automaker will also transfer production of its European market CR-V compact crossover to Canada from the UK. Honda will spend ... March 31, 2015 10:30 European CT

PSA's Tavares dampens talk of merger with Fiat Chrysler

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will only be ready for a possible merger after it has completed its recovery plan, CEO Carlos Tavares told a newspaper, dampening speculation of a potential tie-up with Fiat Chrysler. "[Fiat Chrysler boss] Sergio Marchionne is ... March 31, 2015 11:48 European CT

Mercedes pickup will be built by Nissan, report says

FRANKFURT -- Daimler declined to comment on a report that its first Mercedes-Benz pickup will be based on the Nissan Navara. Nissan would build the Daimler-designed pickup based on Navara architecture with Daimler providing technology including ... March 31, 2015 06:01 European CT

PSA chief Tavares dampens talk of merger with Fiat Chrysler

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will only be ready for a possible merger after it has completed its recovery plan, CEO Carlos Tavares told a newspaper, dampening speculation of a potential tie-up with Fiat Chrysler. "[Fiat Chrysler boss] Sergio Marchionne is ... 5:48 am U.S. ET | March 31

Honda will upgrade UK plant, move CR-V production to Canada

Honda will upgrade its U.K. factory to turn it into a global production hub for the next-generation Civic compact car. The automaker will also transfer production of its European market CR-V compact crossover to Canada from the U.K. Honda will ... 4:30 am U.S. ET | March 31

Hyundai names sales veteran Schmid as No. 2 in Europe

Hyundai has promoted Thomas Schmid to chief operating officer in Europe. He succeeds Allan Rushforth, who quit the automaker last October to become Nissan's global sales chief. Schmid will be responsible for setting Hyundai's business direction in ... March 31, 2015 11:21 European CT

Faurecia forms joint venture with China's Dongfeng

PARIS (Reuters) -- Faurecia has agreed to form a joint-venture with Dongfeng Motor to help increase its presence in the world's biggest car market. Faurecia is majority-owned by PSA/Peugeot-Citroen. Dongfeng has a 14 percent stake in PSA. Faurecia ... March 31, 2015 11:26 European CT

Mini's new-ish ad push

Previous Weeks Top Videos of the Year Top Videos of All Time Mini’s latest campaign to make our auto brand viral video rankings touts Mini’s new four-door design. While the campaign is new, we’ve seen ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31

NHTSA would get stop-sale power under U.S. bill

WASHINGTON -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would be able to order automakers to cease the sale of vehicles with dangerous safety defects under the Obama administration’s multiyear surface transportation funding bill sent ... 2:59 pm U.S. ET | March 30

AutoNews Now: Toyoda's moment of crisis

Title: (always in sentence case): AutoNews Now: Toyoda's moment of crisis Summary Text: Why Toyota CEO feared losing job; Tesla plant could aid rivals; Chevy ads ditch actors; Mazda sets MX-5 pricing. Email Subject Line: P.M. NEWSCAST: Akio ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30

Toyota CEO feared losing job over recalls; instead gained sense of purpose

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp. chief Akio Toyoda undoubtedly wishes his company’s unintended-acceleration crisis never happened. But in a rare moment of public reflection on that period, he credited the worldwide upheaval as the turning point in ... 8:21 am U.S. ET | March 30

Volvo plans $500 million U.S. assembly plant

Volvo will spend about $500 million to build its first assembly plant in the United States as part of an ambitious plan to jump-start lagging sales. Production will start in 2018 with targeted annual capacity of 100,000 to 120,000 vehicles that ... 12:30 am U.S. ET | March 30 | UPDATED: 3/30/15 10:35 am ET - adds timing details

Lincoln to bring back Continental name

DETROIT -- Lincoln is resurrecting the Continental name and phasing out the brand's signature split-wing grille. A full-size sedan named the Continental will go on sale in North America and China in 2016, executives said. Lincoln will then ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30

Caddy previews top-down strategy

DETROIT -- The CT6 that debuts in New York this week will be one of the lightest big cars around. Yet it will bear much of the weight of Cadillac's brand-revitalization plan. When the sedan hits showrooms late this year, it will be the most recent ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30

Base 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to start at $25,735

The new Mazda MX-5 Miata will start at $25,735. That’s a price bump of $1,125 over the outgoing 2014 model. Prices include $820 shipping. Mazda has completely rebuilt the Miata, shaving more than 150 pounds, and developing an all-new chassis ... 11:07 am U.S. ET | March 30

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