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U.S. hearing into VW violations put industry, EPA under scrutiny

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015
Volkswagen's top U.S. executive will field questions from U.S. lawmakers Thursday on how the company managed to evade pollution rules, kicking off a probe into the scandal and whether other automakers might be implicated.


Ford of Europe boss bullish about brand's financial rebound

Oct. 7, 2015 06:01 CET
New Ford of Europe boss Jim Farley is bullish about the brand's chances of making a profit again soon despite a huge slump in Russia, where the automaker has invested heavily in products and plants.

Renault-Nissan said to discuss new structure as Ghosn seeks to counter French control

Oct. 7, 2015 09:21 CET
Renault and Nissan have entered discussions to reorganize their capital alliance structure in a bid to contain the growing influence of the French government, reports said. Renault may lower its stake in Nissan to allow its Japanese partner voting rights.


Pischetsrieder, Bernhard deny involvement in VW diesel scandal

Oct. 6, 2015 06:01 CET
Former VW Group CEO Bernd Pischetsrieder and ex-VW brand chief Wolfgang Bernhard deny involvement in the automaker's use of software capable of cheating vehicle emissions tests.

Subaru hints at future vehicles with 2 Tokyo show concepts

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
Subaru is about to shift to a new global platform that will underpin its entire lineup and propel what it hopes will be a new phase of growth.

Mitsubishi sends Evo off with Final Edition

11:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
Mitsubishi plans to drop the high-performance Lancer Evo but will offer a final, special edition in the U.S. as part of a farewell. The Evolution has survived 10 generations, three of which were sold in the U.S. over a 12-year period.

VW to recall diesel models in Europe starting in January, Mueller says

6:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
Volkswagen's CEO told a German newspaper that the company will launch a recall in Europe of cars with software designed to skirt diesel emissions tests starting in January and complete the fix by the end of next year.


GM flexes engineering prowess with 2016 Chevy Volt, Colorado diesel

11:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
GM is starting to flex its engineering muscles in just about every area of its business.

Carfax, vAuto offer info on auction vehicles at a glance

5:22 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
Carfax and vAuto have joined forces to offer dealers vehicle-history information on auction vehicles at a glance and with fewer online clicks.

U.S. House panel prepares to grill VW on cheating timeline

4:38 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
VW waited two months after acknowledging a software abnormality in its cars to tell regulators the algorithm was designed to cheat emissions tests, according to a staff memo prepared for lawmakers investigating the automaker.

Fiat Chrysler targeted with UAW strike deadline

11:54 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
The UAW notified Fiat Chrysler that it will cancel contract extensions under which 40,000 unionized workers have been working since Sept. 14 and could go on strike. The union set a “strike deadline” of 11:59 p.m.


Jaguar Land Rover CEO Speth says brand's 'heart and the soul' will remain in the UK

Oct. 6, 2015 06:01 CET
Jaguar Land Rover is branching out of the UK with a factory in China and plans to build cars in Brazil and Slovakia. Another big change is Jaguar's addition of its first SUV. JLR CEO Ralf Speth explained to Automotive News Europe how both of the moves will help the automaker.

VW stops the music as diesel scandal buries culture of spending

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
VW's lavish parties typically featured a surprise guest, from the Pet Shop Boys to Robbie Williams to Justin Timberlake. Now the music is about to stop.

Chevy Traverse stars in parenting-themed comedy series on Yahoo

2:57 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
Chevrolet launched a digital comedy series with Yahoo this week to pitch the 2016 Traverse to busy parents.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: UAW issues FCA strike notice

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
UAW issues FCA strike notice, contract extension ends Wed.; VW warns of pain; Mazda3 stop-sale order; Subaru Forester updated; Too high for a Tesla?; auto aid in Canada.

Tesla's Model X: What critics, analysts are saying

11:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
Tesla's Model X is one of the most anticipated new nameplates of the year. A look at what some critics and others are saying about the crossover unveiled last week at the company's factory in Fremont, Calif.


VW CEO Mueller warns staff of 'painful' cutbacks

Oct. 6, 2015 13:06 CET
VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller said the automaker will delay or cancel non-essential projects as pressure mounts to slash spending in the wake of its diesel-emissions crisis. "This won't be painless," he told 20,000 employees at the company's headquarters in Wolfsburg.

Toyota unveils new self-driving safety tech, targets 2020 autonomous drive

9:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
Toyota said it will deploy autonomous driving systems by 2020 and take a big step forward this year by deploying technology that allows vehicles to talk to each other, scan blind spots, warn of changing traffic lights and keep a safe distance from other cars.

UK car sales rise 9% on strong demand for diesel

Oct. 6, 2015 11:39 CET
UK car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in September as demand for diesels and VW Group vehicles remained strong despite the automaker's emissions scandal.

VW under pressure for answers as emissions scandal deadlines loom

11:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
Hans Dieter Poetsch's first board meeting as chairman of Volkswagen on Wednesday could turn out to be his most important, coming just hours before a deadline set by German regulators and testimony by the company's top U.S. executive in Congress.

PSA has no plans to return to India any time soon

Oct. 6, 2015 15:32 CET
PSA says it has no plans to re-enter India's car market any time soon after a report said the carmaker is in talks with Tata to form a local partnership that could oversee production and distribution in the market and share technology.

Mazda issues stop-sale for nearly 15,000 Mazda3 compacts

9:25 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
Mazda is issuing a stop-sale and stop-delivery for its popular Mazda3 compact because of a defect in the fuel shut-off valve. Cars built from May 21 to Aug. 24 are affected.

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear dispute over Chrysler dealerships

8:55 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to weigh in on a dispute over the constitutionality of a law that allowed Chrysler dealerships shut down during the company's 2009 bankruptcy to be restored through arbitration, The Detroit News reported.

Canada to pledge $763 million over 10 years to auto industry, report says

8:31 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to promise more than $1 billion Canadian ($763 million) in assistance over 10 years for the automotive industry, CTV News reported today.

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota's drive toward autonomy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
Toyota self-driving tech by 2020; VW weighs options, offers loyalty spiff, gets sued in W. Va.; Court rejects Chrysler-dealer case; Benz learns from Apple; Most valuable auto brand.

Mercedes sales jump 16% in September on China demand

Oct. 6, 2015 12:38 CET
Mercedes brand's global sales increased 16 percent in September, buoyed by a 53 percent jump in China deliveries.


VW sued by West Virginia over clean diesel claims

6:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
West Virginia is suing Volkswagen AG for deceiving car buyers after the EPA said last month that the company had installed software to hide that its diesel engines exceeded pollution standards.


VW considers diesel fixes ranging from upgrade to new car, report says

Oct. 6, 2015 08:34 CET
VW Group is exploring options from a simple software upgrade to replacing cars as a fix for its rigged diesel vehicles. The automaker needs to upgrade cars from its namesake brand as well as the Audi, Seat and Skoda marques.


VW says 8 million cars in EU are affected by cheat software

Oct. 6, 2015 11:00 CET
VW has told lawmakers that 8 million diesel vehicles in the EU were fitted with software capable of cheating vehicle emissions tests. Vehicles with 1.2-, 1.-6 and 2.0-liter diesel engines of the type EA 189 are affected.


Continental defends software caught up in VW emissions crisis

Oct. 5, 2015 11:53 CET
Continental said software it supplied to VW Group cannot be used to manipulate emissions test results. Conti provided engine control system parts for 1.6-liter versions of the EA 189 engines caught up VW's emissions cheating scandal.

A clash of styles for Cadillac

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen and GM product development boss Mark Reuss are having a running debate over Cadillac's edgy styling.

BMW car-sharing program quits San Francisco

5:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
DriveNow, the car-sharing program owned by BMW that allows drivers to rent electric cars by the minute, is pulling out of San Francisco, the only U.S. city in which it operates, the company said Monday.

South Carolina dealers grapple with floods; BMW still producing

4:11 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
South Carolina auto dealers and BMW's U.S. plant are digging out and adjusting after more than 2 feet of rain have fallen over the last three days in some parts of the state, leading to catastrophic flooding.

Pacific trade deal cuts U.S. tariffs on light vehicles, sets new duty-free benchmark for local content

9:26 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
Pacific trade ministers reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation that will lower U.S. tariffs on light vehicles, revamp global auto production and open Japan's market to U.S.-built vehicles.

VW offers $2,000 loyalty bonus to avert defections

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
Volkswagen is offering a $2,000 incentive to prevent U.S. owners from abandoning the brand following its violation of diesel emissions tests.


Fiat, Ford offer incentives to win sales from VW in Italy

Oct. 5, 2015 15:14 CET
Fiat Chrysler and Ford are offering incentives in Italy to encourage owners of Volkswagen Group models that may be affected by the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal to buy new models from their brands -- but some dealers are skeptical about the campaign.

Subaru preps midcycle update for Forester at Tokyo show

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
Subaru will unveil an update of the Forester at this month's Tokyo Motor Show, freshening the crossover's styling and installing the company's latest safety technology.

Ford touts driving technology for scary L.A. traffic conditions

7:49 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
Ford took its mobility technology road show to L.A. on Monday, touting semi-autonomous driving features in a city known for its scary driving conditions.

UAW's Williams calls out outside agitators, says more info coming on FCA talks

10:59 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
UAW President Dennis Williams issued a statement to his members regarding contract negotiations with Fiat Chrysler, taking to task outside groups seeking to “stir people up.”

Bridgewater Interiors names Ron Hall Jr. as CEO

3:42 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
Bridgewater Interiors LLC appointed Ron Hall Jr. to CEO of the joint venture between Johnson Controls Inc. and Epsilon Technologies LLC.

Average fuel economy of new cars dips 3rd time in 4 months

3:53 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
The average fuel economy of new U.S. light vehicles declined for the third time in four months in September, a University of Michigan report found.


Tesla prepped its crossover for tight parking spots, apocalypse

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
Tesla delivered the first few units of the Model X to a select group of investors and showed off features that include falcon-wing doors, a sky-view windshield and an enormous air filter with a maxed-out option that CEO Elon Musk dubbed "bioweapon defense mode."

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dodge's Kuniskis, Jeep's Manley get bigger roles at FCA

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
Dodge's Kuniskis, Jeep's Manley get bigger roles at FCA; UAW boss on 'nonsense'; A freer hand for Japanese automakers?; Mazda stirs speculation; Nissan's iPad-like look.

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