U.S. 'very close' to proceeding with Mexico-only trade deal

11:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2018
The United States is getting "very, very close" to having to move forward on its trade deal with Mexico without Canada, White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said.

TRUCK WARS

New Ford F-150 ad takes subtle digs at redesigned Ram, Chevy pickups

9:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2018
Ford's latest F-150 commercial reinforces the automaker's leadership without calling out its redesigned rivals by name.

MICHAEL MARTINEZ

The 2019 Nautilus: Lincoln's Cadillac Super Cruise fighter?

6:35 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2018
Lincoln's new lane-centring technology, when combined with adaptive cruise control, is a similar, more affordable version of Cadillac's Super Cruise -- and should be marketed as such.

French minister optimistic over buyer for Ford's Blanquefort plant

Sept. 21, 2018 15:02 CET
French Economy minister Bruno Le Maire said that talks with Belgian transmissions supplier Punch Powerglide over the purchase of Ford's Blanquefort gearbox plant in southwestern France should be concluded next month.

VIDEO: First Shift: Storm leaves 20,000 ruined cars

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2018
Storm leaves 20,000 ruined cars; Rains costly for Mazda; Exec who helped keep Ford afloat retiring; Latest Tesla defection; Auto plants still hiring humans; Burt Reynolds car auction.

Mazda loses 44,000 units of output in Japan because of torrential rains

6:13 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2018
Mazda said it lost 44,000 units of production, including some output of vehicles bound for the U.S., because of interruption from heavy rain this summer. The disruption will cost Mazda $249 million.

Tesla reaches lithium deal with Chinese supplier

6:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2018
China's top producer of lithium, a metal used in electric-vehicle batteries, said it reached a deal with Tesla to supply the vehicle maker, highlighting the push for supply pacts.

MICHAEL MARTINEZ

The 2019 Nautilus: Lincoln's Cadillac Super Cruise fighter?

6:35 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2018
Lincoln's new lane-centering technology, when combined with adaptive cruise control, is a similar, more affordable version of Cadillac's Super Cruise -- and should be marketed as such.

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Rising Star starts new adventure

5:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2018
Former Mazda Europe executive and 2017 Rising Star Christian Ohm is starting a new adventure this month.

Opel to further scale back output at Ruesselsheim plant, report says

Sept. 21, 2018 09:26 CET
Opel is planning to further scale back production at its Ruesselsheim plant in Germany to 35 from 42 vehicles per hour, having lowered the output to 42 vehicles only last month, a local newspaper group reported.

PSA urges France to revive incentives for plug-in hybrids

Sept. 21, 2018 10:36 CET
PSA is pressing the French government to revive sales incentives on plug-in hybrid vehicles. France currently offers a 6,000-euro ($7,000) subsidy on EVs, but an earlier 1,000-euro plug-in hybrid subsidy was scrapped last year.

GM suspends work on Chevrolet Niva replacement

Sept. 21, 2018 06:01 CET
GM has suspended work on a planned replacement of its last remaining Russian-built vehicle, the Chevrolet Niva SUV. The Niva is built by Russia's AvtoVAZ.

Aston Martin will expand hypercar lineup

Sept. 20, 2018 16:56 CET
Aston Martin plans to expand its hypercar lineup with a coupe code-named the 003. Sales of the 003 will be limited to 500 units and its price is expected to be below that of its sister model, the Valkyrie, which start at $3.16 million.

Tesla's head of supply management departs, report says

6:41 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2018
Tesla's purchasing chief is leaving the company, according to people familiar with the matter, as CEO Elon Musk struggles to contain an exodus of senior executives.

VW rejects Trump envoy's take on Iran pullout

Sept. 20, 2018 08:24 CET
VW rejected a report suggesting it had decided against doing business in Iran after coming under pressure from Donald Trump's ambassador to Germany, saying its position had not changed.

Frankfurt diesel ban challenged by regional government

Sept. 20, 2018 12:44 CET
A looming ban of older diesel vehicles in Frankfurt faces a legal challenge from the state government, deepening the controversy over how to handle rising air pollution in German cities.

Ferrari's Icona retro line aimed at top of the market

Sept. 20, 2018 06:01 CET
Ferrari's limited-edition, retro-styled Monza supercars are part of the automaker's new Icona line. The line's models, which are inspired by iconic past Ferraris, are expected to boost profit margins because they are aimed at the automaker's most passionate and wealthiest owners.

2018 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Peugeot E-Legend hints at electric, autonomous future

Sept. 20, 2018 06:01 CET
Peugeot's E-Legend concept showcases future autonomous technologies and a full-electric drivetrain while evoking the Pininfarina-styled 504 Coupe that debuted in 1969.

Tesla Model 3 aces NHTSA's crash tests

10:56 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2018
The Tesla Model 3 sedan has been awarded five stars in all crash tests conducted by NHTSA.

Nissan recalls over 215,000 vehicles in U.S. for fire concern

11:48 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2018
Nissan is recalling 215,124 vehicles in the U.S. over an anti-lock brake pump defect that may increase the risk of a fire. Nissan told owners to park their vehicles outdoors.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Volvo's Polestar reveals N.A. retail plan

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2018
Volvo's Polestar reveals retail plan; Aston hypercar; Lincoln MKT finds work; Daimler, BMW decry bigotry; Nissan, Infiniti fire risk; 5 stars for Model 3; Carvana's big delivery.

Magna selling fluid pressure, controls unit to South Korean supplier for $1.23 billion

8:12 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2018
About 4,200 Magna employees at 10 operations in North America, Europe and Asia will transition to Hanon Systems in one of the biggest acquisitions of an overseas car parts unit by a South Korean company.

Volvo's Polestar unveils subscription, retail plans for North America

7:38 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2018
Volvo's Polestar brand announced details of the framework it will use to promote sales for its new electric cars, the Polestar 1 and Polestar 2.

Vehicle loss from Florence expected to be a fraction of Harvey's impact

1:31 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2018
While the damage is certainly bad for people in the coastal region of the Carolinas, Florence's impact on the vehicle market is expected to pale in comparison to last year's Hurricane Harvey.

Longtime Ford finance whiz Schloss to retire

11:25 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2018
Neil Schloss, the treasurer who helped Ford steer through the Great Recession without going into bankruptcy, will retire at the end of the year after 36 years with the company.

 
Why Aston Martin's CEO expects automaker to be more profitable than Ferrari

Nick Gibbs
4:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10 2018

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As Aston Martin plans its London IPO, CEO Andy Palmer believes the company will be more profitable t ...
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Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

Douglas A. Bolduc
3:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7 2018

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Leave it to Volvo to already be working on a patent for a solution that will keep passengers safe even as they sleep in their self-driving cars. ...
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Tesla readies a surprise in Europe

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Tesla is expected to reveal a new vehicle at the Grand Basel auto show, according to an invitation s ...
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Moving out of Sergio's shadow

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Mike Manley took the helm at Fiat Chrysler just four days before the death of former CEO Sergio Marc ...
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ZF invests in future engineers with a U.S. robot competition

Richard Truett
1:08 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28 2018

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Facing a shortage of engineers, ZF Group and other auto companies are taking a long view and are ram ...
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Why domestic automakers will not dominate China's luxury EV market

Yang Jian
7:26 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24 2018

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Beijing realizes that young domestic automakers can never beat global giants with traditional combus ...
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