Volkswagen diesel owners in Canada await compensation as U.S. deal approved

A U.S. federal judge today approved Volkswagen AG's record US$14.7 billion settlement with regulators and owners of 475,000 polluting diesel vehicles while Canadians wait.

Fiat Chrysler's smaller Q3 Canadian market share called 'alarming'

Fiat Chrysler said Tuesday its third-quarter sales and market share were down in ...

Mercedes X class will target families, outdoor enthusiasts

Mercedes unveiled two concepts for its first pickup that will go on sale next year ...

Map provider Here forms partnership with Alibaba

Here, a major automotive provider of maps for onboard navigation systems owned by BMW, Mercedes and Audi, says it has formed a partnership with China's Alibaba to offer maps, traffic updates and

Germany's VW probe hasn't implicated leading execs, prosecutors say

German prosecutors investigating Volkswagen Group say they have a "fairly good" picture of how the diesel-cheating scandal evolved and that doesn't include any clear-cut link between the automaker's

AutoNews Now: Marchionne's profit margin mission

Marchionne's profit margin mission; Barra on autonomous cars: Safety first; VW diesel settlement gets final OK; Poor ratings for pickup-truck headlights; Benz pickup concept.

Refreshed 2017 Chevy Trax crossover gets a familiar face

The Chevy Trax has spent just a few years on sale in the U.S., but it's been largely unchanged since its global launch in 2013. That, well, changes for 2017.

The Mazda Miata and Fiat 124 Spider might point the way to a different type of platform sharing

The Fiat 124 Spider is a rare car. Not just because its U.S. sales (so far) are miniscule, but because it's better than the car that spawned it, the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

What people are saying about Lynk & CO 01

Geely Automobile's new global brand, Lynk & CO, will start sales of its first model, an SUV developed with Volvo Cars, in 2018 in Europe and the U.S. Here's a look at what people are saying about the

FCA buys 'peace on the farm' with Unifor deal, Marchionne says

The collective bargaining agreement Fiat Chrysler Automobiles signed with Unifor in early October is "relatively satisfactory" and keeps the automaker competitive in Canada, CEO Sergio Marchionne

Asbury plans to sell 4 stores in Arkansas

Asbury is getting out of Arkansas, a market which has underperformed for the company. The retailer is working on a deal to buy dealerships elsewhere that would be more profitable.

Asbury Q3 net drops 37 percent on lower sales

Asbury Automotive Group's third-quarter net income fell 37 percent to $32.4 million in part because of lower new- and used-vehicle sales, the company said today.

Audi A3's fwd version to get more powerful engine, new transmission

The entry-level Audi A3 compact sedan and convertible will get a new engine and transmission combo for the 2017 model year that offers more power and fuel efficiency than its predecessors.

Hyundai group execs to take 10 percent pay cut

Hyundai Motor Group said about 1,000 of its executives will take a 10 percent pay cut, the first such move in seven years at South Korea's second-largest conglomerate that shows the harsh impact of

GM's Q3 net more than doubles to $2.77 billion

General Motors today said its net income more than doubled to a third-quarter, post-bankruptcy high of $2.77 billion, as its focus on retail sales in the U.S. bolstered transaction prices. Despite

Fiat Chrysler Q3 adjusted earnings rise 29 percent, recall costs weigh

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today reported adjusted earnings before interest and taxes of 1.5 billion euros ($1.63 billion) for the third quarter, up 29 percent, on flat revenues and despite some

Uber begins self-driving truck deliveries with 50,000 cans of Budweiser

Otto, the autonomous-truck company bought by Uber in August, completed its first self-driving shipment last week, transporting more than 50,000 cans of Budweiser to Colorado Springs, Colo., from Fort

Johnson Controls spinoff Adient to move headquarters from Milwaukee to metro Detroit

Johnson Controls spinoff and soon-to-be new public company Adient is doubling down in the Detroit area. The world's largest automotive seating supplier said it will transition its operational

VW's $14.7 billion court settlement over diesel vehicles approved by U.S. judge

A federal judge today approved VW'w record-setting $14.7 billion settlement with regulators and owners of 475,000 polluting diesel vehicles, and the German automaker said it would begin buying back

Mercedes plans two powerful E-class variants

Mercedes-Benz's latest E-class sedans went on sale in June and now the automaker has shed light on two high-performance variants. Both models, Mercedes said, are the most powerful E-class variants of

Bill Ford says future of cars is in Detroit, not Silicon Valley

Bill Ford is tired of hearing the future of cars belongs to Silicon Valley. Yet for years, the Apple and Google crowd have been telling him that only Big Tech can make driverless vehicles.

First Shift: GM, FCA post Q3 profits

GM earns $2.77 billion; Jeep helps FCA reverse Q3 loss; Make cybersecurity part of product planning, NHTSA says; Hyundai executives take pay cut; Continental's hands-free car keys.

Mercedes X class will target families, outdoor enthusiasts

Mercedes unveiled two concepts for its first pickup that will go on sale next year called the X class. The midsize vehicle will target families, outdoor enthusiasts and commercial customers in Europe,

Reynolds invests in online used-car trade network

Dealership software giant Reynolds and Reynolds has taken a minority, yet “significant” stake in the Appraisal Lane, a startup online used-car trade network.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan gets EPA-rated 366-mile range

The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan received a U.S.-best EPA-rated driving range of 366 miles, the automaker said today. The Clarity Fuel Cell, set for a limited U.S. release this year, also received

NHTSA issues nonbinding guidance on auto cybersecurity

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released new guidance for how automakers should approach cybersecurity amid growing scrutiny prompted by high-profile vehicle hacks and the spread

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.

Buick becomes first U.S. brand to crack top 3 reliability rankings by Consumer Reports

Buick cracked into Consumer Reports' ranking of the top three most reliable brands -- a feat no American brand has accomplished since the organization began tracking brand performance in the

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.

AutoNews Now: Buick's road to reliability

Buick ends domestic drought, Asians rule reliability study; Mercedes' 'tough' pickup; Lynk likes direct sales; Maserati ices Alfieri; Braman: Dealer and donor.

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.

FCA keeps switching quality chiefs, but problems linger

Doug Betts, Matt Liddane and Scott Garberding all are talented executives with long, successful resumes, yet none has been able to turn around FCA's laggard reputation when it comes to quality. FCA's

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.

Reynolds invests in online used-car trade network

Dealership software giant Reynolds and Reynolds has taken a minority, yet “significant” stake in the Appraisal Lane, a startup online used-car trade network.

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