GM workers in Ontario ratify 4-year labour contract

General Motors workers represented by Canadian union Unifor have ratified a four-year deal with the automaker. The deal includes $554 million in investments at three General Motors facilities.

Nissan dealers tops at selling battery electric vehicles in B.C. in 2015

Nissan dealers in B.C. led the way when it came to sales of battery electric ...

Canadian GM workers ratify 4-year labor contract

General Motors workers represented by Canadian union Unifor today ratified a four- ...

China has an appetite for European talent

When Mini chief designer Anders Warming abruptly bid his employer goodbye in July, it was a surprise -- and it stung.

Infiniti: Q60 is ready for midsize coupe resurgence

Infiniti goes for a wow factor with its redesigned Q60 coupe, with a sleeker body design and more powerful engine choices.

'End of the beginning' of Volvo revival

Volvo Car USA has turned a corner with two of its four 90 series vehicles on sale and two others due early next year, says its CEO.

Partnership forms in the parking lot

Traffic data supplier Inrix has agreed to provide data for the mapping app Waze that will help drivers find a parking spot more quickly. The partnership pairs Inrix with Waze's owner, Google, a

Beepi's new service will buy older cars

Beepi, an online used-car marketplace that competes with dealerships, is looking to expand into older used cars. The new service, called Beepi Blue, will buy those cars from private individuals and

Let's talk about free trade and jobs

Until we seriously address the issue of retraining laid-off workers and revitalizing hard-hit communities, the anxiety and anger we're seeing in this election will continue.


When the creative minds behind BMW's Vision Next 100 sat down to conceive an autonomous driving car of the future, their approach was something of a revolution for the century-old company. Instead of

In the know and at the show

Car companies are smart to give closer scrutiny to their auto show spending. Some are skipping the expensive show exhibits -- as Ford is this week in Paris -- and in some cases they're relying on

Intel exec: In-vehicle content delivery to be $5 billion industry

In-vehicle content delivery figures to be a major emerging business opportunity.

Dealer's hard line on recalls is costing him

At his Florida Toyota dealership, Earl Stewart implemented a hard-and-fast ban on selling used cars with unrepaired safety recalls. He won't even wholesale used cars with open recalls. It hasn't been

September Equinox

The 2018 Equinox, unveiled aptly on Sept. 22, will be the first compact crossover offered in North America with a turbocharged diesel engine, according to General Motors.

Cadillac offers a way out, not a push

Cadillac says it isn't trying to push small dealers out. It's just giving them a simpler alternative to what brand boss Johan de Nysschen warns will be a “long, arduous and challenging journey.

This cab-forward truck for emerging markets comes in a box, like Ikea furniture

Legendary Formula 1 designer Gordon Murray, who also created the first McLaren road car, has turned to a new project, a truck for emerging markets that comes pre-packaged in a box, like IKEA

Detroit 3 to skip step en route to autonomy

Detroit 3 technology chiefs say their companies plan to skip a major step on the path to autonomous vehicles.

Self-driving input: Put safety first

Here's how other some key stakeholders are reacting to the regulators' approach.

With a new president, a shift in winds of regulation?

Key pieces of President Barack Obama's regulatory and policy agenda will soon be handed over to a new administration. And where they go from there could have big implications for the auto industry.

In and out: How Lichte is reshaping Audi design

When Marc Lichte took over Audi's design department in February 2014, a sense of stability returned to an operation that had suffered from considerable friction -- and a new styling direction.

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack: Rugged variant targets Subaru

Volkswagen's family of Golfs gets a taller and more rugged sibling with the October arrival of the Golf Alltrack.

'Autonomous is one everyone's mind'

Adient, emerging as an independent company as Johnson Controls spins off its seat-making operations, plans to make a big play in the autonomous vehicle space.

Detroit star Busse takes it slow at Centro Stile

After 10 years designing in Detroit, Klaus Busse says he's been careful not to meddle with the controls too quickly in his new job running Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' historic Centro Stile studio in

Big auto shows forced to share the spotlight

Nissan's effort to grab headlines with a solo launch event in Miami shows how automakers increasingly are weighing alternatives to the major international auto shows.

Ex-refugee is right at home selling cars

When Ron Marhofer Chevrolet hired Bishnu Rai a year ago, it gave the group an opportunity to grow sales among the Bhutanese and Nepalese that have immigrated into the Akron area. Rai is on track to

VW considers small crossovers for U.S.

Volkswagen is pondering a growth plan for North America that includes expansion of its portfolio to lower segments, particularly small crossovers.

Between a rock and a hard place

The ongoing contract talks between the Detroit 3 and Canada's Unifor union expose a real dilemma.

Why Cadillac's head-turners don't turn up on the road

The Cadillac Escala Concept - star attraction at Monterey Car Week in California last month - suggests the future of Cadillac styling, says Mike Simcoe, General Motors new head of global design. But

Next-gen Jeep Compass surfaces in Brazil

Spy photographers in Brazil caught the next-generation Jeep Compass in the middle of a photo shoot completely undisguised earlier this month.

Why does politics leave this industry so tongue-tied?

For the third consecutive presidential election cycle, the automotive industry and its business practices have been thrust into the middle of a political fight.

Outside help eases burden of tech r&d

Diversified companies are finding that far-flung businesses may be a secret weapon in developing new automotive technologies.

Texas fairground set for pickup battles

Texans' love affair with the pickup truck is being put to the test as the economy softens, dragged down by Houston's contracting energy sector and a strong dollar weighing on the state's sizable

With global debuts, Nissan makes the most of Miami

Nissan felt the Miami International Auto Show was an ideal spot to reveal the Rogue because it's a prime market to reach Hispanic buyers. Nissan is among the leading brands for Hispanic consumers,

Aston: DB11 Volante due in '18

Aston Martin will launch the convertible Volante version of the new DB11 coupe in spring 2018, the company announced on Twitter.

Bolt a chance for GM to atone for EV1 error

In the 1990s, bottom-line-focused leadership killed GM's EV1.

Bigger 7-seater for Subaru

Subaru is trying again with a new seven-seat crossover that will replace the ill-fate Tribeca in 2018.

Autopilot upgrade aims beyond driver safety

Tesla Motors' most recent Autopilot upgrade does a better job of reminding drivers that it doesn't put the car in self-driving mode and that it's actually more of a next-level cruise-control setting.

54 bits of brilliance found on modern vehicles

To understand the genius of the modern car business, have a look at modern cars. Here is a sampling of design elements and wildly imaginative features found in cars and concepts unveiled in the past

VW marketing chief sees opening with immigrants

Volkswagen figures Hispanics migrating to the U.S. likely are familiar with the brand when they arrive.

What's the real secret to striking design?

Even the most beautifully sketched exterior remains just an idea on a piece of paper if, in the end, it can't be pressed into actual metal.

Design powerhouse Pininfarina hits reset

The last decade has been unkind to the Pininfarina; previous excellence pays only so many bills. Thus, under new ownership and with fundamental changes to mobility looming in the coming decade, the

Musk power ballad takes off

One power metal band's song is all about Elon Musk.

Ford Focus EV gets faster charges, 100-mile range

Ford will give the slow-selling Focus Electric more range and quicker charging times in an upgrade due at year end, the company said.

A dealer's nightmare: $2 million embezzled

Ford dealer O.C. Welch was stunned a year ago to find out his assistant comptroller was embezzling from him. On Sept. 15, she was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing nearly $2 million

Infiniti's design direction hinges on technology

One might think the hardest part about executing the curvaceously creased Infiniti Q60 sports coupe would be delicately stamping the scalloped sheet metal.

Can Chevy capitalize on Bolt's head start?

General Motors is on the verge of beating Wall Street's automotive darling, Tesla, to market with the first 200-mile electric vehicle for less than $40,000.

Industry-trouncing Kia expects big boost in CPO

Kia expects to sell 75,000 CPO units this year. More off-lease vehicles, more CPO listings online and more full-time CPO reps calling on dealers can make that happen, said Kia's manager of CPO and

Austria brothers aim to help BMW, VW, others tackle Tesla

Auto executives from BMW, VW and McLaren are seeking advice from three Austrian brothers who are designing electric cars they say can go faster and further than anything made by Tesla.

Automakers tap new partners to bridge tech gap

Automakers are increasingly turning to non-traditional suppliers to bridge the knowledge gap they face as they try to keep pace with rising demand for in-car connectivity and autonomous driving.

Designer for a new era

At a time when technology is transforming the automobile, newly promoted GM gearhead Mike Simcoe may be the industry's prototypical design chief.


Germany's automakers will use the Paris auto show to highlight their latest battery technologies as they seek to recapture ground from Tesla.

Canadian GM workers ratify 4-year labor contract

General Motors workers represented by Canadian union Unifor today ratified a four-year contract with the automaker that includes $421 million (C$554 million) in investments and a key change to