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Interiors supplier AGM being acquired by Flex Ltd.

Flex Ltd. is buying automotive supplier AGM Automotive. AGM, headquartered near Detroit, supplies interior systems including overhead consoles, interior lighting, electronic components and carpet.

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GM supplier organized after strike by UAW in Kansas City

Workers at a Kansas City factory that supplies General Motors on Tuesday ratified ...

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German lawmakers call for inquiry into VW compliance chief exit

Lawmakers from Volkswagen's home region called on Wednesday for an inquiry into the ...

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EPA rates VW's 2017 e-Golf at 126 mpg-e and boosts range to 125 miles

An upgraded lithium ion battery pack and electric motor have enabled the 2017 ...

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Interiors supplier AGM being acquired by Flex Ltd.

Flex Ltd. is buying automotive supplier AGM Automotive. AGM, headquartered near Detroit, supplies interior systems including overhead consoles, interior lighting, electronic components and carpet.

AutoNews Now: Lexus, Porsche top dependability study

Lexus, Porsche top dependability study, Fiat struggle continues; PSA eyes partnership with Lotus owner Proton; BMW inks deal with Mobileye; Boost in range for VW's e-Golf.

GM supplier organized after strike by UAW in Kansas City

Workers at a Kansas City factory that supplies General Motors on Tuesday ratified their first UAW-bargained contract with a nearly unanimous vote after a three-week strike.

First Shift: Automakers take case to new EPA boss

Automakers take case to new EPA boss; Poll puts Takata reputation on 'critical' list; Smoother CUE?; New Range Rover model: Velar; Benz dealers get a break; 'One price' expansion.

German lawmakers call for inquiry into VW compliance chief exit

Lawmakers from Volkswagen's home region called on Wednesday for an inquiry into the sudden departure of the German carmaker's compliance chief last month, saying they were concerned the supervisory

EPA rates VW's 2017 e-Golf at 126 mpg-e and boosts range to 125 miles

An upgraded lithium ion battery pack and electric motor have enabled the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf to achieve a 126 mpg-e city rating and a doubled estimated range to 125 miles from U.S. regulators.

KAR Auction's Q4 net income drops despite gain at ADESA

ADESA parent company KAR Auction Services reported a 5.8 percent decline in fourth quarter net income on higher service costs and selling and administrative expenses.

Lexus, Porsche rank as most-dependable brands, J.D. Power says

Lexus and Porsche are the most dependable brands after three years of vehicle ownership, while Toyota leads non-premium labels, according to a J.D. Power study. Fiat Chrysler posted four of the

Keep the buying process flexible

In the evolution to the online car-buying process, it's important to remember there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

German court bars discussion of emissions documents in Audi case

A German court barred the public disclosure of documents relating to VW Group's emissions scandal during a hearing for wrongful dismissal brought by a former Audi engineer.

FCA's quality woes are systemic

Take a good look at today's J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study. Scroll down that long list of brands. There they are: FCA's brands, bringing up the rear. Looks familiar, doesn't it?

PSA seeks up to $2.1 billion savings from Opel deal, report says

PSA Group expects its planned acquisition of GM's Opel/Vauxhall division to lead to combined sales of 5 million vehicles by 2022 and save as much as 2 billion euros ($2.1 billion) annually, as talks

Mobileye Q4 net income climbs 73% in strong finish to 2016

Mobileye's stream of self-driving partnership announcements and success with aftermarket products pushed it to a strong finish in 2016.

Germany's Stuttgart will ban some diesel cars from city center

Stuttgart, home to German automakers Mercedes and Porsche, said it will ban from next year diesel cars which do not meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standards from entering the city on days when

Nissan names Saikawa CEO, president; Ghosn to remain chairman

Carlos Ghosn, the long-serving CEO who rescued Nissan from bankruptcy, is stepping down as CEO, having nearly finished his latest business plan and driven the Renault-Nissan Alliance to new heights

Range Rover will add Velar as Porsche Macan rival

Land Rover confirmed Velar as the name for a new model that will be a rival to the Porsche Macan. The Velar will be the fourth member of the Range Rover family and will be positioned between the

Audi's Italdesign launches new division for limited-edition models

Italdesign has formed a business division to build limited-edition supercars. The new unit will unveil its first car, a $1.6 million coupe, at the Geneva auto show next month.

Tesla loss narrows to $121 million in Q4

Tesla reported a net loss of $121.3 million in the fourth quarter as the company prepared to launch Model 3 output. Revenue surged 88 percent to $2.3 billion in the fourth quarter behind a rise in

First Shift: Ex-FCA quality boss Betts joins J.D. Power

Ex-FCA quality boss Betts joins J.D. Power; Audi fires diesel engineers; Former CAW, Land Rover execs die; Supplier optimism grows.

VW brand chief expects challenging year amid cost cuts

Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess said 2017 would be a good but strenuous year as the automaker grapples with putting in place a turnaround plan.

Lexus electrifies LS 500 for Geneva auto show

Lexus will unveil the hybrid version of its LS 500 March 7 in Geneva. Lexus has said little about the vehicle, but the gasoline-powered LS 500, the last LS hybrid and the LC 500h offer a few clues.

Honda Canada CEO Jerry Chenkin to retire; Dave Gardner named successor

Jerry Chenkin, the first Canadian to lead Honda Canada Inc., will step down as CEO at the end of March, the automaker said. Dave Gardner, who is senior vice president of operations and risk

VW softens some cost cut demands, workers say

VW Group has rowed back on some demands for larger cost cuts than previously agreed with unions at its core VW brand, the company's labor bosses works, as both sides seek to end a dispute over

Sears launches free-standing pilot DieHard Auto Center

Sears opened a full-service auto care center in San Antonio last week in a pilot store called DieHard Auto Center Driven by Sears.

Honda's Mendel to retire April 1; Conrad gets top role

John Mendel, an auto industry veteran who steered Honda and Acura through the Takata airbag crisis, is retiring as executive vice president of American Honda's auto divisions, effective April 1. His

AutoNews Now: Leadership shift at American Honda

American Honda's Mendel retiring, Conrad assumes duties; Lithia wants in on FCA's store expansion; Shell, Toyota team up on hydrogen stations; Spy photos of '18 Buick Enclave.

Former FCA quality chief Betts named to key post at J.D. Power

Doug Betts, the former head of quality for Fiat Chrysler, has been named senior vice president of global automotive operations for J.D. Power and Associates. He will have responsibility for leading

Sonic Q4 net income rises 21%

Sonic Automotive's fourth-quarter net income rose 21 percent to $37.6 million from the same quarter a year ago on the strength of service and parts and finance and insurance gains, executives said.

Uber hires former AG Eric Holder to investigate sexism claims

Uber has enlisted former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate claims of sexism.

Daimler will open Russia plant in 2019

Daimler will establish its first factory in Russia to build SUVs and the E-class sedan. The factory, located northwest of Moscow, will open in 2019, the automaker said.

Cadillac expects revamped CUE infotainment system to boost customer satisfaction

Cadillac says a new generation of its touch-screen infotainment system, debuting next month in the CTS sedan, addresses customer frustrations that dragged the brand down in quality surveys.

Takata ranks last in reputation among 100 most-visible companies in U.S.

Troubled airbag supplier Takata took last place on a list ranking the reputations of the 100 most-visible companies in the U.S., landing in the “critical” score category, the Harris Poll

Toyota's giant hydrogen leap gets an assist from Shell

Royal Dutch Shell will build seven fueling stations for hydrogen cars in California through a partnership with Toyota, laying down their latest bet on the demise of the internal-combustion engine.

Buick Enclave grows more muscular for 2018

The redesigned 2018 Buick Enclave will be sleeker and more muscular than the current version, spy photos shot in the Detroit area indicate. The exterior of the large crossover is less rigid and

BMW, Mobileye in deal to collect map data for self-driving cars

Israel's Mobileye and German automaker BMW said they signed an agreement to install Mobileye's data generation technology in BMW cars starting with 2018 models.

PSA says it will honor existing Opel job guarantees

PSA Group told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that it would uphold Opel and Vauxhall job guarantees if it buys GM's European arm, though some analysts say thousands of job losses are likely

Automakers urge new EPA chief to withdraw Obama CO2 rules

A trade association representing GM, Toyota, Volkswagen and nine other automakers on Tuesday asked new EPA's new chief to withdraw an Obama administration decision to lock in vehicle emission rules

Waymo cries foul over self-drive legislation

Several states are considering legislation that could exclude technology companies from operating self-driving vehicles within their borders.

UAW leader: Time is right to 'Buy American'

America's changing political climate has created an opportunity to revive the “Buy American” movement of the past, said UAW President Dennis Williams.

Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include Robert Geyer, owner of Sunset Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Sarasota, Fla.; Bill Brown and Brian Peace, owners of Murray Motor Ford in Muncy, Pa.; Dealer Gary Knight of

Omnicraft parts designed to broaden Quick Lane business

Ford Motor Co. expects its new brand of aftermarket parts for non-Ford and non-Lincoln vehicles to boost the number of the company's Quick Lane service centers.

Audi fires 4 engineers from diesel division

Audi, which has been caught up in parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal, has fired four engineers from its diesel division. The dismissed engineers include the automaker's engine development

Supplier begins adapting to a future with self-steering cars

JTEKT, the world's No. 1 steering system supplier, is preparing for the day that self-steering autonomous cars make its main bread-and-butter products obsolete.

5 MINUTES WITH Scott Doering, vice president of customer service, Volvo Cars of North America

On how technicians' jobs have changed, Volvo's plans to expand other lines of business and how it is changing its technician training strategy.

High-end G class first off-roader for Mercedes-Maybach

Mercedes is adding an open-top G class to the Maybach family.

New fronts in dealer-factory war over warranty reimbursement

Ohio is the latest state to adopt detailed rules requiring automakers to reimburse dealers for warranty work at the retail rates charged by the dealerships. Some service directors say they fear

Recognize the 40 Under 40 who are stars in retail

It's time to nominate someone for Automotive News' 40 Under 40 program, the sixth annual search for people under 40 who are making a name for themselves at dealerships in the United States and Canada.

Ford found a recipe for profits in Europe

General Motors hasn't made money in Europe since Bill Clinton was president. If the world's third-largest auto-maker fails to unload its Opel European division on PSA Group, it could look to its

PSA's takeover plan has analysts puzzled

Carlos Tavares, PSA Group's energetic CEO, made a promise when he took over the struggling French automaker in 2014: Let us fix the business, then we can look to forge partnerships that foster our

PSA already got its hands on a classic

While PSA Group is talking to General Motors about acquiring Opel, it already has bought one stately brand this year - in India.

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