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Ford makes coming back to work easier
May 20
Author: Michael Martinez

Ford last fall launched the Career Re-Entry Program, which offers six-month assignments in product development, information technology and manufacturing jobs. It's available to workers who have been without a job for at least two years because of family developments, military deployments, moves or other life changes.

Fisker's comeback powered by new battery
May 20
Author: Urvaksh Karkaria

Automotive design maven Henrik Fisker's new venture might be less about the automobile than the technology that will power it.

PLUG-IN PLAY
May 20
Author: Urvaksh Karkaria

NASCAR, a powerful marketing platform, could help automakers sell mainstream America on the electric vehicle. But getting the NASCAR fan base to accept whirring electric motors in place of roaring engines will take time.

What automakers learn from racing
May 19

Car companies continue to deploy top engineers to racetracks where technology is tested under extreme environmental and competitive conditions. And the stakes are expected to get even higher as manufacturers and racing series advance their pursuit of vehicle electrification.

Crosstrek becomes new workhorse for Subaru
May 19
Author: Jack Walsworth

The Crosstrek, which began life as a lifted Impreza hatchback in 2012, has turned into a sales workhorse for Subaru of America.

INSIDE THE OVAL
May 19
Author: Michael Martinez

Early in his engineering career at Ford, product development and purchasing boss Hau Thai-Tang was embedded with Newman/Haas Racing for the 1993 IndyCar season. Here's what he learned.

Supplier's quest for a better lug nut
May 19

Fastener and metal component supplier MacLean-Fogg overhauled its entire concept of invention, implementing new design-thinking processes to spur everyday innovation.

First Shift: New engine lets Silverado run on 2 cylinders
May 18

New I-4 engine lets Silverado run on 2 cylinders; Report: FCA overhaul in Italy; Toyota EV to carry GAC badge in China; VW ads say 'Betta Getta Jetta'; M-B starts G class output.

AutoNews Now: GM gives pickup wars a 4-cylinder shakeup
May 18

GM gives pickup wars 4-cylinder shakeup; GT builder hires ousted Ford exec; Twist in FCA case; Nissan holding out?; 'The Closer': Shed with treads; exhausted chickens; sweet reward.

Ex-Ford exec Nair named president of Canadian racing firm
May 18
Author: Michael Martinez

Raj Nair, ousted in February by Ford for unspecified "inappropriate behavior," has been hired by Multimatic, which builds the GT supercar Ford developed under his leadership.

Marchionne plans big shift in FCA's vehicle assembly in Italy, report says
May 18

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne is planning a sweeping transformation of production in Italy that will see FCA abandon the manufacture of the Punto and MiTo small cars in favor of upscale models, Bloomberg reported.

Nissan's 54-year old CFO retires
May 18
Author: Lindsay Chappell

Joe Peter, who spent most of his career at General Motors, has retired as CFO of Nissan.

Nissan seeking better terms in Renault merger talks, report says
May 18

As Nissan and Renault discuss ways -- including a possible merger -- to strengthen their ties, Nissan is resisting a combination unless the company gains more clout in key areas, Bloomberg reported.

Musk's boardroom buddy raises investor hackles at Tesla
May 18

He's appeared at a Tesla product unveiling and a SpaceX launch while his boardroom chairs have sat empty. Now, Steve Jurvetson is surfacing as the central figure in a debate over Tesla's governance.

GM will equip big '19 pickups with I-4 turbo in mpg battle vs. Ford, Ram
May 18
Author: Michael Wayland

GM is doubling the number of engines available on the retooled 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, including a new four-cylinder turbocharged engine that can run on two cylinders to increase fuel economy. The 2.7-liter, I-4 turbo is a milestone for the company and industry.

Why Volvo CEO says now is the time for the brand 'to perform and grow'
May 18

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson expects the Swedish brand to capitalize on what he calls the strongest product lineup in the company's history.

FCA emails suggest alleged diesel emissions violations surfaced in 2010
May 18

Suppliers to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles discussed alleged illegal use of software to pass emissions tests in 2010, according to emails disclosed in federal court in San Francisco this week.

NADA Academy launches work-friendly training program for high-potential employees
May 18
Author: Anisa Jibrell

The National Automobile Dealers Association is offering a new NADA Academy training program for up-and-coming dealership employees.

Adient's future headquarters in Detroit damaged in fire
May 18

About 50 firefighters responded to a fire early Friday morning at the Marquette Building in downtown Detroit, which is undergoing a $50 million renovation to become the new headquarters for Adient Ltd.

Mercedes to make compact EV in France
May 18

Daimler plans to invest $589 million into its plant in Hambach, France, to start producing a compact electric car for Mercedes. The new car, which will be part of Mercedes' EQ electric subbrand, will be built alongside the battery-powered Smart ForTwo.

VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
May 18
Author: Christiaan Hetzner

VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imaging, a head-up display projected directly onto the windshield, and a fully digital cockpit with two large screens, making the SUV the brand's most advanced model to date.

Trump officials set to meet California air regulators next week
May 18

The leader of California's air-quality regulator plans to meet with senior Trump administration officials to discuss automobile emissions standards that federal regulators say need to be weakened.

A billion dollars in relief
May 18

Class-action settlements for price-fixing allegations against global auto suppliers have topped $1 billion. Here are the settlement funds to be distributed to consumers in 3 rounds.


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