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J.D. Power launches residual-value product

J.D. Power has launched its own residual-value product, putting it in competition with TrueCar Inc.'s ALG and others at a time when lease originations are at record levels.

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Hyundai will shoot its Super Bowl ad live during the game

Most Super Bowl advertisers spend months on their ads. Hyundai this year will ...

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Ross tells Canada that U.S. will open NAFTA negotiations, report says

Canadian officials say Wilbur Ross, the nominee for US commerce secretary, has ...

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EPA nominee Pruitt to review vehicle emissions rules

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to ...

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VW delays bid to boost Audi's China sales with SAIC deal

VW Group says it will not produce or sell any Audi cars with SAIC in China until at least 2018, seeking first to strengthen ties with existing Audi partner FAW. A partnership with SAIC, China's

J.D. Power launches residual-value product

J.D. Power has launched its own residual-value product, putting it in competition with TrueCar Inc.'s ALG and others at a time when lease originations are at record levels.

Hyundai will shoot its Super Bowl ad live during the game

Most Super Bowl advertisers spend months on their ads. Hyundai this year will condense the process into roughly three hours by filming its spot during the game.

Ross tells Canada that U.S. will open NAFTA negotiations, report says

Canadian officials say Wilbur Ross, the nominee for US commerce secretary, has indicated that a formal-notification letter to open negotiations on NAFTA will be sent to Canada and Mexico within days

EPA nominee Pruitt to review vehicle emissions rules

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the EPA, said he will review the Obama administration's recent decision to lock in fuel efficiency rules.

Tesla to build motors, gearboxes in Gigafactory

Tesla will manufacture the electric motors and gearboxes for the upcoming Model 3 at its Gigafactory in Nevada.

AutoNews Now: Supplying jobs by shifting into park

How GM creates supply jobs by shifting into park; SEC fines GM; Amazon patents tech for autonomous commutes; Jag E-Pace spied; Mini Countryman gets the Works; Loyalty awards.

Automakers will continue Mexico investments despite Trump threats, study says

Forecasting firm LMC Automotive expects automakers will continue to invest in Mexico over the next four years despite tariff threats and social media shaming from President-elect Donald Trump.

Apple sued for not preventing texting and driving

Apple is facing a potential class-action lawsuit in California for declining to deploy technology that could prevent iPhone users from texting while driving.

CFPB head may have violated U.S. law with lending rules, U.S. House Republicans claim

In a blow against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just two days before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, U.S. House Republicans accused the CFPB of potentially violating federal law

First Shift: 5 automakers unite to boost hydrogen

Toyota, four rivals unite to boost hydrogen; NAFTA exit would cost jobs, CAR warns; Ex-GM exec joins Trump team; More products for Tesla plant; Visteon keeps it simple; New Ram ads.

Takata's remaining two bidders to seek court-led turnaround in Japan, report says

Takata's two remaining bidders plan to propose a court-mediated turnaround for the Japanese operations of the troubled airbag supplier, the Nikkei business daily reported.

Maserati salesman killed in crash after filming self on Facebook going 111 mph

An employee at Mike Ward Maserati in Highlands Ranch, Colo., died in a car crash last weekend after he uploaded a Facebook Live video of himself accelerating from 0 to 111 mph in one of the store's

GM's $1 billion investment plan to take toll on American Axle

General Motors' plan to invest $1 billion into U.S. factories and add thousands of jobs comes at the expense of one Detroit supplier. American Axle & Manufacturing is losing part of its business to

VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to an electric version of the model that closely resembles the original T1 that began life in 1950.

VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to an electric version of the model that closely resembles the original T1 that began life in 1950.

Auto shows are great places to expose consumers to F&I

Introducing F&I products to customers at an auto show, where they're relaxed and admiring cars they'd love to have, could lead to an easier sell for F&I managers down the line.

GM settles ignition-switch disclosure case with SEC

General Motors today said it will pay a $1 million fine to settle an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to its 2014 ignition-switch recalls. The agreement does not

5 automakers form hydrogen alliance with energy, transport giants

Toyota, BMW, Daimler, Honda and Hyundai are joining oil and gas giants including Royal Dutch Shell and Total with plans to invest a combined $10.7 billion in hydrogen-related products within five

U.S. to remain Germany's top export destination despite Trump

German industry expects the United States to remain its most important export destination this year despite protectionist threats from President-elect Donald Trump, Germany's Chamber of Commerce and

VW ordered to buy back emissions-cheating Skoda by German court

Volkswagen Group has been ordered by a German court to take back a Skoda Yeti caught up in its emissions scandal and pay the buyer the full price of his car.

Jaguar testing smaller E-Pace crossover

With the F-Pace crossover flying off Jaguar dealers' lots, it only makes sense for the British automaker to add a smaller, more affordable utility vehicle to its lineup. In about a year, expect the E-

Hyundai, Kia plan $3.1 billion U.S. investment, consider new plant

Hyundai and Kia said they will spend $3.1 billion in the U.S. in the next five years, joining other vehicle manufacturers in announcing investment plans amid threats from President-elect Donald Trump

U.K. to test Jeep model after U.S. emissions accusations

The U.K. will carry out tests on the Jeep Grand Cherokee following U.S. accusations that Fiat Chrysler mislead regulators on diesel emissions.

Mini adds power to John Cooper Works Countryman

Mini is adding some power to the largest vehicle in its lineup.

Black bow ties and bigger footprints: Chevy's 2018 Traverse and what people think

Chevrolet's largest crossover, the Traverse, is slimming down and becoming more trucklike in appearance for 2018. Here's what people are saying about the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.

Nostrils and appliqués: What people think of 2018 Ford F-150

Ford's midcycle refresh of the F-150 includes a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel option available in 2018, along with other engine improvements, seven new front grilles, six new wheel styles,

Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016

European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was driven by growth across the region's key markets. December registrations were up 3.2 percent.

Lawsuit alleges FCA discriminated against African-American managers

A former Fiat Chrysler manager who oversaw the automaker’s work-force diversity efforts has filed a federal suit alleging that the automaker systematically discriminates against nonunion

Ford drops an engine, lowers the hood on '18 Mustang

Ford's eliminating an engine and lowering the hood on the Mustang as part of the venerable pony car's 2018 model year freshening. The updated Mustang gains a more aggressive look that includes new

Oomph, cathedrals, doppelgangers and dropped jaws: Kia's Stinger and what people are saying

Kia made the 2017 Detroit auto show a platform to showcase the Stinger, aiming to add some thrill to its lineup and challenge European luxury automakers. Here's what people are saying about the

Italy rejects Germany's emissions allegations against Fiat Chrysler

Tests conducted on Fiat Chrysler vehicles show they are compliant with regulations and contain no emissions defeat devices as alleged by Germany, Italy's transport ministry said. Germany last year

VW charges in U.S. breach German constitution, says defendant's lawyer

A lawyer for Heinz-Jakob Neusser said the way authorities handled the legal process would have been unconstitutional under German law.

First Shift: GM's billion-dollar U.S. plan?

GM expected to reveal $1B in U.S. investments; Tariff threat for BMW, VW, Daimler; Hyundai to boost U.S. spending; European sales rise; iPhone co-creator's Detroit talent tip.

AutoNews Now: GM's plan for 1,500 U.S. jobs

GM to create or retain 1,500 U.S. jobs, shift axle work from Mexico; Ford reveals freshened Mustang; GM shows LEGO Batmobile; Ex-manager sues FCA; Analyst: Plan now for downturn.

More dark days ahead for the diesel

Another black eye is the last thing the diesel engine needs right now.

Withdrawal from NAFTA would cost U.S. jobs, CAR study finds

President-elect Donald Trump's vows to renegotiate NAFTA and pursue more protectionist trade policies likely would have a negative effect on the U.S. auto industry, a new study found.

Automakers manage to keep stocks under control

U.S. automakers and dealers had a 63-day supply of unsold light vehicles on Jan. 1, up two days from the same time a year before but below the 65-day average for that date over the past 24 years.

Number to watch: 604

A settlement pool of $604 million is awaiting final court approval to be distributed to consumers in an auto parts price-fixing class-action lawsuit.

Automakers, NASCAR surprise Mandel in Autoweek

Longtime Autoweek publisher Dutch Mandel took his own personal checkered flag at the end of 2016. After 32 years at the magazine - owned by Crain Communications, publisher of Automotive News - six

The man who assembled Tesla's supply base

Peter Carlsson was a Swedish purchasing executive in cellphones and computer chips before taking over procurement and supply chain management for Tesla Motors in 2011.

VW case starts new era of accountability

In a complicated industry using advanced technology that is governed by Byzantine rules and regulations, will this have a chilling effect on executives as they seek to do their jobs? We hope so.

NADA's Welch: Seize the political opportunity

The National Automobile Dealers Association is eager to push a Republican-led government to reduce regulations and keep new-car sales humming.

Bentley thinks best bet for its buyers is plug-in hybrid EV

It's a scenario scary enough to give any chauffeur the sweats: You're en route to pick up your boss who's headed to a crucial meeting -- or date -- and the all-electric ultraluxury sedan you're

GM to invest $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing, move axle work from Mexico

General Motors today said it would invest $1 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations to create or retain 1,500 jobs in this country. The automaker, in an announcement timed to ease pressure from

A transformative decade for the country, the industry and NADA

From 2001-2012, Phil Brady served as president of NADA. Here, in his own words, is an account of those years.

Aisin Seiki reboots for electric age

Aisin Seiki Co., the massive Toyota Group supplier of transmissions and powertrain components, is looking long term, and the company doesn't necessarily like what it sees.

Toyota's Lentz: Tariff would depress industry

President-elect Donald Trump's threatened border tax on autos and auto parts coming into the U.S. would depress the entire industry, said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America.

Moray Callum's retro ride

Moray Callum, Ford chief designer, is cruising around in a 1976 Bronco SUV as he oversees design of the nameplate's 2020 revival.

Suppliers say recruits are demanding more money

Suppliers have their work cut out for them in 2017 when it comes to hiring talent.

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