Continental defends software caught up in VW emissions crisis

5:53 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
Continental said software it supplied to VW Group cannot be used to manipulate emissions test results. Conti provided engine control system parts for 1.6-liter versions of the EA 189 engines caught up VW's emissions cheating scandal.

Fiat, Ford offer incentives to win VW owners in Italy

9:14 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
Fiat Chrysler and Ford are offering incentives in Italy to encourage owners of Volkswagen Group models that may be affected by the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal to buy new models from their brands -- but some dealers are skeptical about the...

'Imported' could have been Ford's

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
Chrysler's tag line “Imported from Detroit” became immortal when Eminem prowled the streets of Detroit in a Chrysler 200, in a 2011 Super...

Fiat pins hopes to pope: Nope

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
When Pope Francis climbed into the back seat of a black Fiat 500L on his first visit to the United States, interest in the diminutive, five-door...

Ford ad campaign aims to lift car lineup in U.S. market hot for trucks

12:52 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
Ford launched an ad campaign -- "By Design" -- for several cars to spotlight design and new technology in a U.S. market hot for trucks.

Toyota readies biggest Tacoma campaign in decade amid truck battle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
Toyota's Tacoma is about to get dirty as it fends off new competition in the midsize truck segment.

Ford to feature Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in service ad campaign

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015
Chevrolet may be “like a rock,” but Ford now has “The Rock” on its side.

VW's workforce feels effect of emissions scandal

9:17 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015
VW Group's global workforce of 600,000 employees is starting to feel the effect of the diesel-emissions scandal as the carmaker cuts spending, drops...


German prosecutors backtrack on Winterkorn's role in VW probe

4:44 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015
German prosecutors have been forced to backtrack in their probe of former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn.


Porsche names Blume as CEO, N.A. boss von Platen as global sales chief

8:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015
Porsche has named production chief Oliver Blume to be its new CEO, and North America boss Detlev von Platen to be global sales and marketing leader...

Fisker Automotive changes name to Karma Automotive

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015
Fisker Automotive, once the maker of the luxury Karma plug-in hybrid, has changed its name to Karma Automotive and will don a new logo.


Volvo picks consultant as new sales boss; Visser moves to Geely

4:42 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015
Volvo has appointed former McKinsey consultant Bjorn Annwall as its new global sales and marketing boss.


Audi investigated by German prosecutors over emissions, report says

2:14 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015
German prosecutors have launched a preliminary investigation into Audi over rigged emissions, a German newspaper reported. Audi has said 2.

2016 Chevy Volt rollout includes attack ads on Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius

6:42 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015
The revamped Chevrolet Volt won't be available nationally until late next spring, but a series of attack ads targeting the Nissan Leaf and Toyota...


Volkswagen plans to refit diesel vehicles affected by emissions scandal

5:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015
VW Group plans to recall up to 11 million vehicles globally equipped with manipulated software that was used to cheat U.S. diesel emissions tests.

EU regulators work on reforming type-approval system

4:47 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015
The European Union says it will agree on an outline to reform the system for type approving new vehicles by the end of the year.


Mueller will strengthen VW brand's independence

2:21 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015
VW Group will strengthen the decision-making power of its core VW brand, CEO Matthias Mueller said.


VW board suspends r&d heads of Audi, VW and Porsche brands, report says

4:54 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015
VW Group has suspended Audi development chief Ulrich Hackenberg, VW brand r&d boss Heinz-Jakob Neusser and Porsche development head Wolfgang Hatz,...


Ex-VW CEO Winterkorn faces fraud probe in Germany

7:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015
Prosecutors in Germany have opened a criminal probe into former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn after the automaker admitted it cheated...

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