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'Japanese dominate' list of innovators

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2015
If companies' r&d chops are measured by the number of patents received, the Japanese auto industry -- led by Toyota and Honda -- appears to be outracing the competition.

Audi CEO Stadler told to 'push on' with emissions probe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2015
Audi's top labor representative said that CEO Rupert Stadler needs to "push on" with an investigation into the causes of emissions issues at VW Group's flagship luxury brand with no regard to who may be involved.

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VW finds $2 billion in savings as cost-cut push takes shape

10:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2015
VW Group has identified about 1.

Volkswagen's labor boss says CO2 scandal has hit car orders

9:21 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2015
VW Group is dealing with a slowdown in new-car orders in the wake of admitting this month that it understated CO2 emissions in about 800,000...

France opposes changes to Renault-Nissan structure

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2015
France's decision to secure double voting rights in Renault should not result in any changes to the structure of the automaker's partnership with...


Audi suspends 2 engineers following U.S. emissions probe, report says

6:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2015
Audi has suspended two engineers after its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engines were found to have evaded emissions limits in the U.S.


VW fined by South Korea, faces recall over emissions cheating

5:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2015
South Korea became the first country outside the U.S.

Fiat will add models, sales points to growing Abarth unit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2015
Fiat's Abarth unit, which is on track to boost sales by 50 percent this year, plans to more than double its global dealership network as it expands...

Mercedes to build GLC in Finland starting in 2017

5:52 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2015
Mercedes will shift some production of its newest SUV, the GLC, to Finnish contract manufacturer Valmet starting in 2017.

Audi, Porsche, VW ordered by CARB to recall, repair emissions software

2:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015
The California Air Resources Board today ordered Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen to recall and repair “illegal” emissions software in more...

Toyota will replace 1.6 million Takata airbag inflators in Japan previously deemed safe

6:10 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015
Toyota will replace Takata airbag inflators in 1.6 million cars in Japan that had previously been deemed safe following checks for air leaks.


VW sticks to $7.1 billion provision for diesel recall despite simpler fixes

6:50 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015
VW will not reduce a planned provision of 6.7 billion euros ($7.1 billion) to cover the costs of its recall of 8.

GM, law firm can keep ignition-switch documents secret, U.S. judge rules

2:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015
General Motors and its law firm need not turn over privileged documents to drivers hoping to show that the automaker intended to commit a crime or...

Takata ignored employees' inflator concerns, report says

11:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015
Embattled automotive safety products supplier Takata ignored concerns from employees about misleading and manipulated data provided to Honda about...

U.S. delays 'quiet car' rules for hybrids, electric cars

10:54 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015

GM's new wind tunnel aims to improve, quicken design work

10:42 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
General Motors has cited some impressive vitals on its redesigned 2016 models to show off the success of its weight-cutting strategy: The new Volt...

FCA agrees to invest $1 billion more in Mich. to receive maximum tax credits

2:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Fiat Chrysler must invest an additional $1 billion in Michigan by 2029 to receive the maximum amount of state tax credits it is entitled to under a...


VW investigated in Germany for tax evasion on false CO2 levels

6:48 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
German prosecutors have launched an investigation into suspected tax evasion at VW Group that relates to the understating of CO2 levels in some of...

Jaguar Land Rover will double size of UK engine plant

8:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover will spend 450 million pounds ($680 million) to double the size of its engine plant in central England, taking total spending to 1...

2017 Kia Cadenza looks sharper, more angular

10:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Kia Motors unveiled today the exterior of the redesigned, sportier 2017 Cadenza luxury car, which will go on sale next year.

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