FCA, General Motors contracts with Unifor slow the jobs purge

The roughly $900 million in investment commitments that Unifor has secured from the Detroit Three thus far might not be enough to fully reverse the long-term trend of auto manufacturing jobs leaving Canada, labour experts say.

FCA prepared to slot new product at Brampton plant, union says

Fiat Chrysler workers represented by the Canadian union Unifor will vote Sunday on ...

FCA to upgrade Brampton, invest in Etobicoke as part of Unifor deal

Unifor announced on Monday night that it and FCA have reached a new tentative ...

Honda CEO on partnerships, plug-ins

Talk From the Top With Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo

BMW reviving 8 series to fight Mercedes S-class coupe, sources say

BMW is reviving the 8 series, the big coupe built from 1989 to 1999, sources tell Automobilwoche, a German sibling publication of Automotive News.

Fields on auto-mobility transformation, EVs, and aluminum

Talk From the Top With Ford CEO Mark Fields

Proponents of driverless cars will need to answer these questions

There are millions of ways that flawed, messy, sometimes inconsiderate humans can mess up a perfectly good utopian scenario.

Jeep owner gets surprise from the junkyard

The redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler hasn't gone into production yet, but one man can already call himself an owner. Or at least could - partially.

Geely's Lynk plan calls for company- owned stores

Geely Automobile's new global brand, Lynk & Co., will mount a Tesla-like challenge to the U.S. franchised dealer system as it pushes for 500,000 annual global sales within five years.

China's LeEco gets logistics lesson at concept's event

LeEco unveiled an autonomous electric-vehicle concept called the LeSee Pro at a lavish event in San Francisco last week

Nissan's Munoz takes added global role after Mitsubishi deal

Now that Nissan has taken a controlling stake in Mitsubishi, the two automakers are still figuring out how they might cooperate in North America. But in an executive shuffle, Nissan North America

BMW's Krueger: Focus on 'new era' of mobility

In a Q&A, Harald Krueger, CEO of BMW AG, talks about waging a technology race to establish supremacy with electric and autonomous vehicles.

A perfect spot to test autonomous cars

Perhaps we need a new Convergence on autonomous vehicles.

Honda planning to increase its share of hybrids by 2030

Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo wants more than two-thirds of the company's U.S. sales in 2030 to come from green cars such as traditional hybrids, plug-ins, fuel cell vehicles and EVs.

Racking up the miles

Americans are driving more, which eventually should lead to more car and truck sales.

Tesla's arguments in defense of direct sales are wrong

The arguments that Tesla uses to defend its retail strategy are wrong, writes analyst Maryann Keller in a guest opinion piece.

Dealership hours keep women away

It would be wise for dealers to find ways to attract women to their dealerships and especially the sales floor.

Threat of attacks unites competitors

Regulating cybersecurity attacks has forced automakers to make friends with former foes and to start sharing information with competitors.

Unusual alliance key to network of self-driving cars

Automakers, suppliers and governments must work together to develop truly autonomous vehicles.


A look at the anniversaries dealerships around the country are celebrating, including dealers for Volvo, Toyota, Mazda, GMC and Dodge.

Carlos Tavares worked a miracle at PSA after departing Carlos Ghosn's Renault

Former Nissan North America chief Carlos Tavares has turned French automaker PSA around and is pushing it into global markets -- including the U.S.

Honda's Hachigo: Key models, electrification up next

Hachigo's mantra is to prioritize quality and innovation over volume. He says Honda will unleash an onslaught of electrified vehicles and is preparing for new mobility businesses.

Toyota leaps into mobility planning

Toyota is working with the city of Plano, Texas, along with nearby municipalities, transit agencies and local employers on a broad study of how to reduce traffic congestion and improve the use of

Is there room for 1 more brand?

At every international show around the world, the gossip is always about who is going to dive off the board straight into the U.S. market.

As Honda's U.S. sales rise, capacity shrinks

Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo says his company's U.S. sales are expected to increase next year even as the market flattens, putting increased pressure on already-strained production capacity. Look for

Lithia, Group 1 return to the buy-sell arena

Lithia Motors and Group 1 Automotive are back on the prowl for dealerships.

Auto supply chains confound Apple project

Bloomberg reports that Apple executives have given the auto team a deadline of late next year to prove the feasibility of its self-driving system and decide on a final direction for the project.

Bentley boss will be World Congress speaker

Bentley Motors CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer, who has led the British luxury brand to record sales and embarked on its biggest investment program ever, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on

Why PSA? Tavares says it was the biggest challenge

Tavares' candor got him fired at Renault, but it also got him what he wanted: the chance to be CEO of a major global automaker.

Tesla to install self-driving hardware in all new vehicles

Tesla Motors Inc. will equip all models it builds from now on with hardware that enables fully autonomous driving, says CEO Elon Musk.

EPA scrutiny bogs down new diesels

Only two automakers have received EPA clearance to sell 2017 diesels in the U.S. Other automakers' plans remain in limbo as the EPA continues the rigorous diesel testing regime it implemented in

Ford signals limited support for cars

CEO Mark Fields says Ford isn't giving up on cars -- even as the automaker abandons most U.S. production of them -- but it also won't keep piling on discounts to boost sales "unnaturally."

Iowa store cuts hours and boosts morale

When Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines reviewed its operating hours, it found it was missing business in the morning, when customers came in for service, and selling few cars in the evening. So it closed

Wanted: Minority software suppliers

A senior Nissan executive fears that Silicon Valley's race to develop software for connected cars, collision avoidance and other high-tech functions is leaving minority suppliers behind.

Lear adds graffiti

Lear Corp., the Detroit-based supplier of seating and electrical systems, opened its Innovation Center in downtown Detroit last week.

Qualcomm bid for NXP could lead it into battle

Qualcomm's bid to get NXP would make it an automotive chip colossus - but the competition won't be easy.

Report: Maserati delays Alfieri till '20

Maserati has delayed its Alfieri sports car until 2020, according to a new report.

Maybe the car sales rules should change

Keith Crain's role of white knight in calling out Tesla is misguided.

A peek at Jeep's revived Grand Wagoneer

A spy photo that emerged from a recent Jeep dealer meeting offers a glimpse of the upcoming Grand Wagoneer and confirms how closely a redesigned 2018 Wrangler will stick to the off-roader's current

Madam vice president?

While Ford Motor Co. was getting battered on the campaign trail by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump earlier this year, his rival was apparently considering General Motors' trailblazing

Protecting your dealership from security risks

Automotive dealerships are increasingly falling victim to cyberattacks that put their financial information, customer data and reputations at risk. Executives from CDK Global and Nuspire Networks

Ford's Fields: Automaker 'getting ahead' of industry changes

Amid skepticism on Wall Street, CEO Mark Fields aims to prove that Ford is in much better shape to withstand a downturn in the market.

Auto industry cash flows point to historic election

Elections swing back and forth, but the race for campaign cash from the auto industry is typically no contest. Republican nominees for president have raked in seven-figure sums from auto industry

Key evolution is on its way -- no fob, just a smartphone app

The latest evolution in car keys is on its way -- no car key at all. The future of vehicle entry and engine start is in your smartphone.

Hachigo: Honda is just fine on its own

Suddenly, Honda looks like the odd man in Japan. Toyota just added Suzuki to its growing stable of partners, and Nissan is poised to take control of Mitsubishi. Meanwhile, Honda is left by its

Why Nissan is investing in Mitsubishi

When Mitsubishi Motors Corp. CEO Osamu Masuko came to meet with me in April to ask for Nissan's support to restore the engineering organization and revive the company, we knew that forming a

Tesla faces industry scrutiny over the best way forward for autonomous cars

Tesla's decision to equip all of its vehicles with self-driving hardware has intensified competition over what equipment will be on board cars of the future.

Toyota aims to assist, not replace, drivers

Toyota is in no hurry to join the auto industry's stampede to launch fleet tests of Google-style self-driving taxis. The company's top priority is to help the motorist to drive safely, rather than to

Deals in Canada slow the jobs bleeding

The roughly $900 million Canadian in investment commitments that Unifor has secured from the Detroit 3 thus far might not be enough to fully reverse the long-term trend of auto manufacturing jobs

Japanese automakers finally getting serious about car hacking

Japan's carmakers are still seen as slow to adapt to the vulnerabilities of connected cars. But with the advent of autonomous driving just over the horizon, Japan Inc. is finally getting serious

Daimler quarterly profit jumps 10% on Mercedes car demand

Daimler reported a 10 percent rise in third-quarter profit, buoyed by robust demand for Mercedes cars in China as the brand rolls out the new E-class sedan.

Faraday falls behind on plant construction bills

A construction firm working on Faraday Future's $1 billion Nevada factory has warned the electric-car startup that it could face a work stoppage over millions of dollars in unpaid bills, raising