In the wake of a U.S. federal investigation of several officials and executives with soccer governing board FIFA, major corporate sponsor Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors are keeping a close eye on the matter.
Reaction to Sergio Marchionne's campaign to spur mergers has focused on other automakers, who seem notably unenthused, at least in public. But I wonder about the reaction in Marchionne's own house, Fiat Chrysler.
J.D. Power agreed to buy the National Automobile Dealers Association’s Used Car Guide business, which will result in more comprehensive data and new products, the companies said today. The deal, still subject to regulatory review, is expected to close early in the third quarter.
May is expected to produce the U.S. auto industry's best sales pace since last summer. Forecasts call for a seasonally adjusted, annualized selling rate of about 17.3 million, the highest level since August 2014 and second-highest for any month since January 2006.
A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday put on hold dozens of lawsuits accusing General Motors of concealing an ignition-switch defect while the plaintiffs in those cases appeal an earlier ruling that found their cases were barred.
Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has ruled out a deal with Fiat after its CEO Sergio Marchionne suggested carmakers need to consolidate to cut costs. Neumann also said it was a "big mistake" for Opel to search for scale with PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and not within GM.
Apple has increased speculation that it will use its massive cash reserves to work on a car after a senior company executive said a car would be the "ultimate mobile device" when asked about new products at a technology conference.
Will a Supreme Court ruling in a Texas civil rights case alleging the state's housing practices resulted in a disparate impact on African-Americans set a precedent that could affect the CFPB's crackdown on auto lending? Dealership attorneys say the CFPB won't benefit from the decision, but...
Former General Motors engineer Ray DeGiorgio will be deposed in June in the class-action filed by consumers against the automaker over the faulty ignition switches now linked to 107 deaths, Texas lawyer Bob Hilliard's office confirmed today.
Ford today said it is recalling nearly 423,000 sedans and crossovers for a power-steering problem that federal regulators have been investigating since last fall. It also issued a smaller recall for a different issue in some 2015 Ford Mustangs.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is reducing its powertrain warranty for the 2016 model year to five years or 60,000 miles from five years or 100,000 miles. The move follows a similar change in March by General Motors.
Lamborghini will produce its new SUV in Italy, with the model due to enter the market in 2018. The company will hire 500 new employees and almost double the physical size of its plant in Italy's Emilia Romagna region.
General Motors will offer Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay on more than a dozen Chevrolet vehicles for the 2016 model year, the industry's biggest bet yet on dashboard displays that mimic smartphones.
Auto loans and balances grew in volume in the first quarter, with the youngest U.S. consumers leading the way. Despite those increases, auto loan delinquencies remained flat, credit bureau TransUnion reported today.
The owner of a former Suzuki dealership in Kansas City, Mo., is entitled to arbitrate rather than litigate a customer's claims stemming from an alleged failure to deliver title to the used vehicle she bought, the Missouri Court of Appeals has ruled.
Larry H. Miller Dealerships is pushing to put more of the car buying process online, but the F&I component will stay in the dealership. The group is launching LHM Fast Pass, a website tool that enables customers to select and reserve online a new or used vehicle for purchase or lease.
The launch of Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay infotainment interfaces could upend the usual "the more you pay, the more you get" rule by giving cars from brands such as Chevrolet, Honda and Hyundai a better computer interface than most luxury cars have.
General Motors sees growth opportunities for diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S. and China as it expands its diesel development center in Turin, Italy. The center provides global GM brands with diesel technology.
Ford has joined automakers including BMW and Daimler in offering electric cars for short-term hire as it expands its car-sharing projects to the UK. GoDrive, which will operate in London, offers access to 50 vehicles, half of them EVs, to drive for one-way journeys throughout the city.
Valeo CEO Jacques Aschenbroich reiterated that the supplier's sales in 2015 will outpace growth in global markets. Aschenbroich expects an operating margin slightly higher than the 7.2 percent margin in 2014.
Toyota kept its title as the most valuable car brand in 2015 despite recent airbag recalls denting its worth, according to a study that ranks the top 100 global brands. BMW remained No. 2, while Mercedes was third.
Automotive News Europe salutes the winners of the 2015 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 4 one of the 14 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Human Resources is Heli Hassinen-Biberger of Nissan.
Jaguar Land Rover became the latest casualty of a slowdown in Chinese auto demand, reporting its steepest drop in quarterly profit in two years after retail deliveries slumped in the world's largest vehicle market.