The cybersecurity issues that led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem for cars and trucks from other automakers, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said.
BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of the world's top maker of electronic gadgets to the headquarters of the word's biggest seller of premium cars.
Fiat Chrysler traded charges in court with its former Australia CEO, who denied breaching his legal duties and said he acted on instructions from above after a lawsuit by the carmaker accused him of excessive spending and illegally enriching himself through commercial deals.
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BMW will increase spending on online marketing in China to emphasize its technology as part of efforts to target younger buyers, who care more about the latest features than the brand as a status symbol.
Maserati's profits will recover when the brand launches its first SUV next year, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said. Maserati's second-quarter earnings fell by 30 percent and global vehicle sales were down 13 percent.
Honda's quarterly net profit jumped 20 percent as strong sales in the U.S. and a weak yen helped the automaker to absorb the impact of higher costs linked to a recall cars of cars equipped with Takata airbags.
A researcher is advising drivers to halt the use of a mobile app for General Motors' OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to remotely unlock cars and start engines.
Jeremy Clarkson, the TV presenter who was ousted as host of “Top Gear” this year, will front a new show on Amazon.com in 2016, underscoring the online retailer's drive to push its streaming service with big-ticket names.
Mazda said quarterly profit fell 5.4 percent despite higher auto sales in China and the U.S. that helped cushion the blow of foreign exchange losses and costs booked for new plants in Mexico and Thailand.
Audi lowered its global sales forecast for this year because of slumping demand in China, its biggest market. The automaker expects global deliveries to increase between 3 percent and 4 percent from a record 1.74 million sales in 2014.
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, previously the market leader in Iran, could find it more difficult to return to the country than rival Renault following a dispute over the carmaker's 2011 market exit, Laurent Fabius, France's foreign minister, said after talks with Iranian leaders.
PSA's talks on a manufacturing venture with Iran's biggest carmaker are being undermined by anti-French sentiment in the country, CEO Carlos Tavares said. Iranians are hostile because France took a tough line in talks to lift international sanctions against Iran.
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen posted positive first-half net income for the first time in four years as the automaker tightened control on spending and sold more vehicles at higher prices in its home region and in Asia.
Volkswagen posted higher quarterly profit on a strengthening European recovery and cost cuts but lowered its global sales forecast amid a slowdown in China and challenging markets in Russia and South America.
When friendly hackers landed a Fiat Chrysler Jeep in a ditch last week, it sent a warning to BMW, Audi and Mercedes as the premium automakers compete increasingly on technology rather than just horsepower.
Ford's Q2 earnings increased 44 percent, marking the best quarterly profit from its automotive business since 2000, despite losses in Europe and South America. In Europe, a pretax loss of $14 million reversed a profit of $14 million last year.
GM and China's SAIC will develop a new range of small cars based on a common architecture that will be built and sold under the Chevrolet name in China, Brazil, India, Mexico and other emerging markets.
Volkswagen surpassed Toyota to become the biggest automaker by deliveries in the first half. VW benefited as car demand in Europe accelerated, softening the blow from a slowdown in China, its biggest market.
Mitsubishi will focus production on Japan, Russia and Southeast Asia after closing its U.S. plant, the automaker's president, Tetsuro Aikawa, said. Mitsubishi currently builds cars in Thailand and the Philippines and will open a factory in Indonesia.