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Nissan likely to send former tech chief to lead reform at Mitsubishi, report says

Nissan, which plans to spend $2.2 billion on a one-third controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors, aims to place its former global tech chief in charge of reform at its smaller rival, which is mired in a fuel economy data scandal, sources told Reuters.

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Toyota expands Takata airbag recall by 1.6 million vehicles

Toyota is recalling almost 1.6 million additional U.S. vehicles for front passenger ...

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NADA seeks allies to oppose FTC survey

The National Automobile Dealers Association is lining up allies for a fight with the ...

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Eagles work in concert for Fiat ad shoot

To grab dramatic footage aerial footage of the Fiat 124 roadster, ad agency FCB Chicago used a trio of eagles with small Sony Action Cams attached to them, and tried to steer clear of crows.

Public not sold on fully autonomous vehicles, study finds

More than four out of five people would prefer not to ride in fully autonomous vehicles, a study published today found.

Indy 500: Celebrate the automobile

The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend is a great time to celebrate the automobile and the spirit of innovation marking the race and the industry.

TALK FROM THE TOP with Alan Batey: GM isn't sweating share losses

GM's sliding market share doesn't faze Alan Batey, who says the company is finally focused on profitable growth and brand building, rather than chasing volume through daily rental sales or

Nissan's Gonzalez sees upside in Mexico

Mayra Gonzalez, Nissan Mexicana's next president, sees Mexico as much more than an export platform. It's an aspirational market where students are increasingly in a position to buy their first car

Google positions updated Android as a standard for cars

Google introduced an updated version of the Android operating system that it promises will work easily with key in-car features such as climate control, radio and digital instrument clusters.

Garage Italia's custom BMW puts on a light show

Garage Italia Customs has transformed the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid into the i8 Futurism Edition to celebrate BMW Italia's 50th anniversary. The inspiration for the wrap used on the i8 came from the oil

Can PSA be most efficient carmaker?

Under PSA Group's Push to Pass plan, the automaker aims "to become the world's most efficient carmaker," CEO Carlos Tavares says.

2017 GMC Acadia

GMC is ceding people-hauling duties to its two Yukon SUVs as it shrinks the Acadia for the 2017 model year, the crossover's first redesign since its 2006 debut.

First Shift: Hyundai's U.S. boss sounds warning

Brace for change, Hyundai's Zuchowski says; Jeep Cherokee output resumes; cheers for Audi, Benz, BMW; call for VW scrutiny; Bo Andersson reflects on Russia

McLaren charts big investment for big growth

McLaren Automotive has achieved in seven years what few British luxury brands have managed over far longer periods: consistent profitability. CEO Mike Flewitt talks about the challenges ahead.

Fiat Chrysler shares fall on report of German sales ban threat

Shares in Fiat Chrysler fell 5.1 percent after Germany's Bild newspaper reported that the automaker could be prohibited from selling cars in Germany if evidence of disregard of emissions rules

Penske rolls out online shopping across U.S.

Penske Automotive Group's Preferred Purchase online shopping tool will be available on all 115 of its U.S. dealerships' websites by month end.

Next Audi A8 takes cues from Prologue concepts

A prototype of Audi's next-generation A8 flagship spotted by spy photographer in Europe shows how design elements from the brand's Prologue series of concept cars will be adopted for production

Zuchowski to dealers: Get with the times

Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski is sounding a call to his dealers that their way of doing business must change - fast.

NADA seeks allies to oppose FTC survey

The National Automobile Dealers Association is lining up allies for a fight with the Federal Trade Commission over a proposed survey of consumers regarding their experiences trading in, buying and

North Carolina denies Tesla a dealership license

North Carolina denied Tesla Motors' bid to attain a second dealership license in the state, saying the automaker must go through a third-party dealership group.

Toyota expands Takata airbag recall by 1.6 million vehicles

Toyota is recalling almost 1.6 million additional U.S. vehicles for front passenger side Takata airbag inflators that could rupture.

Honda rethinks Henry Ford's assembly line

Honda's new vehicle-assembly approach breaks with ideas that go back to Henry Ford. Instead of standing still as cars pass down the factory line, Honda associates in its newest plant work in teams

Contests boost benefits of just showing up

Victorville Motors, a Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealership in Southern California, created a car-giveaway contest to encourage perfect attendance among students at local high schools. It not only has

Nissan likely to send former tech chief to lead reform at Mitsubishi, report says

Nissan, which plans to spend $2.2 billion on a one-third controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors, aims to place its former global tech chief in charge of reform at its smaller rival, which is mired in

Mobileye will supply 2 fully autonomous vehicles by 2021

Mobileye reveals programs to supply two automakers with fully autonomous drive systems as soon as 2019.

Tesla, eyeing summer vacationers, to open Hamptons, Cape Cod stores

Tesla Motors, preparing for the Memorial Day holiday and a surge in summer travel in two of the nation’s most well-known vacation spots, plans to open stores in the Hamptons and Cape Cod on

AutoNews Now: The end of traffic deaths?

Way to end traffic deaths? Volvo, Toyota say yes; Nissan's Mitsu reform move; 300, Charger moving to Pacifica platform?; Alfa crossover expected; Tesla goes for tourist trade.

Hyundai design team hosts a Bentley reunion

Last year, Hyundai poached Bentley's chief designer, Luc Donckerwolke, and it has now brought in Bentley's exterior designer, Korean Sangyup Lee.

VW board tried to dilute Lower Saxony influence, report says

A power struggle erupted on VW's supervisory board after the owning Porsche and Piech families joined representatives from Qatar in an attempt to dilute the voting power of Lower Saxony, German

Ford seeks partnerships as it looks beyond car-making

Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the automaker would look for more partnerships with other companies as it moves to expand beyond manufacturing and selling cars and trucks.

There may be a way to zero deaths But is there a will?

The auto industry is on the cusp of a startling prospect: What if nobody died in traffic accidents? It's a huge leap from the stance acceptance that road fatalities are regrettable but inevitable to

TALK FROM THE TOP with Dave Zuchowski: Hyundai well-positioned for new era

Dave Zuchowski has a full plate of changes and challenges to deal with as CEO of Hyundai Motor America. But he's also taking stock of the immense changes that millennials, ride-sharing and autonomous

FCA: Big-car output will stay in-house

Even as Fiat Chrysler plans to outsource its compact and midsize sedans to another manufacturer, CEO Sergio Marchionne says he is “totally” committed to building the company's large cars

Concepts preview new Volvo compacts

Volvo previewed its new compact-vehicle range by unveiling concepts for an XC40 crossover and a vehicle that hints at the next V40 hatchback.

Ghosn warns small makers: Beware a U.S. downturn

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says the robust U.S. market is covering over the vulnerabilities of small automakers.

M-B: New variants to lift sales of C-class coupe

Mercedes-Benz expects the mix of coupes in the C-class family to potentially increase to 20 percent with the introduction of the redesigned 2017 model. The new coupe lineup includes all-wheel drive

There's no beating Indy 500 in the '60s

The most exciting era in the history of the Indianapolis 500 was the mid-1960s, when the Brickyard was shifting from front-engine, Offenhauser-powered roadsters to low-slung, rear-engine racers.

Audi, BMW, Mercedes lead in user-friendly connectivity, study shows

Audi, BMW and Mercedes lead other automakers in offering easy-to-use connected features, according to a study conducted in European markets, but more needs to be done to make customers aware that of

BMW pays homage to 2002 turbo

BMW created a design study to mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of the 2002 coupe, which the automaker says was one of the most significant models in its history.

Buyers wanted smaller Acadia

GMC took cues from its customers by downsizing the redesigned Acadia for easier parking and better fuel efficiency.

German investor group calls for independent probe of VW scandal

German investors association DSW today called for an independent audit of Volkswagen's emissions test-rigging scandal in addition to the carmaker's internal probe.

Driving Indy's pace car is an honor and a huge responsibility

In those heart-thumping first trips around the track -- and later when caution flags are out -- the pace car is in command of the Indy 500. It's a terrific responsibility and an honor for the driver

As it turns out, in-store is on par with online

Consultants have warned dealerships that customers' in-store experience has to match the online one and that too often, they don't. A new survey shows that, in fact, they do.

Bo Andersson, out of the shadows

In a tucked-away corner of an empty restaurant, the familiar face emerges from the shadows, slipping into the room like a character from a John le Carré Russian spy novel. It's Bo Andersson. Yes,

GM's Batey puts faith in numbers

Chat with General Motors' Alan Batey, and you'd hardly suspect that GM has given up more market share this year than any major automaker. That's because the North America chief sees plenty of other

Batey on GM's push for profitable growth

GM North America president Alan Batey says the company is driving long-term profitable growth by cutting fleet sales, keeping inventories tight and building its brands. Batey also explains how GM's

Alfa expects to unveil crossover by end of year

Alfa Romeo likely will reveal its new crossover by year end, brand chief Harald Wester said.

Supercharging a Facebook marketing drive

Quirky outreach can be fun and memorable for consumers, but Jack Ingram Nissan's aim went beyond entertainment.

Campaign for zero facalities started in safety-conscious Sweden

The notion that traffic fatalities can be eliminated is a Swedish import. The initiative, known as Vision Zero, was written into Sweden's road safety law in 1997.

GM plans stop-start fleetwide by 2020

General Motors is going all in on stop-start. By 2020, nearly every GM light vehicle produced globally will have at least one powertrain combination available with the fuel-saving feature, which

Connectivity for mom-and-pop fleets

General Motors wants to attract mom-and-pop operators with what it bills as the first integrated, hardware-free tool for small businesses to manage their fleets.

Feds flash their badges on auto data

On Feb. 12, some of the auto industry's leading cybersecurity experts gathered at a sprawling FBI complex to meet with an elite digital SWAT team called the Operational Technology Division. It wasn't

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