Mexico's unshakable auto industry

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Consumers Union wants mpg ratings for heavy-duty pickups

Consumers Union is pressing the government to publish and require fuel-economy estimates for heavy-duty pickups, after its tests found diesel-powered trucks underperformed gasoline ones.

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Volkswagen chairman won't rule out outsider as next CEO

Volkswagen's supervisory board does not rule out doing away with a custom under which the automaker's top executive must be a company veteran, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said.

Bentley CEO to step down, report says

Bentley Motors CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer is planning to step down and will be replaced by Adrian Hallmark, currently head of strategy at British rival Jaguar Land Rover, a German magazine reported Friday.

UPDATED: 9/22/17 9:21 am ET - adds details
Uber stripped of license to operate in London

Unions, lawmakers and cab drivers have blasted Uber over working conditions and Transport of London said the Silicon Valley technology giant was not fit and proper to hold a private vehicle license.

Daimler, BYD plan new EVs for China

Daimler and BYD plan to expand their cooperation in China to bring new electric models to market under the Denza brand. Currently Denza sells just one model.

Employee meetings with CEO aim to soften VW's image

VW aims to overcome a reputation as a secretive and autocratic company by introducing a "Meeting Mueller" program which allows employees to pose questions directly to the CEO. Matthias Mueller hints VW is working on new responsibilities for the board and that the company will use fewer consultants and rely on internal expertise.

UPDATED: 9/21/17 12:26 pm ET - adds confirmation
Daimler joins rush to add more North American auto plants

U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as Asian and European automakers aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler.

UPDATED: 9/21/17 3:11 pm ET - updates pricing
Volvo, taking aim at Lexus, BMW and Audi, packs XC40 with firsts

Volvo breaks new ground with the XC40, its first model in the fast-growing premium compact crossover segment that will challenge the Lexus NX, BMW X3 and Audi Q3. It's Volvo's first model with inductive charging for mobile phones and the first to offer a car-sharing option.

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