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GM plans new vehicle family for emerging markets

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2015
GM plans to spend $5 billion over the next several years to develop a new range of technology-rich 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.

Honda's Accavitti leaves top post at Acura

5:45 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2015 | UPDATED: 7/27/15 6:18 pm ET - adds details
Mike Accavitti, vice president and general manager of Acura, has abruptly left the company and has been replaced by Jon Ikeda, American Honda Motor said.

 
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Fiat Chrysler under tighter scrutiny after record NHTSA penalty

4:10 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles agreed to pay a $70 million fine, accept three years of close oversight by an independent monitor and buy back thousands of...

FCA pact gives broad powers to NHTSA monitor

12:40 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's consent agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles grants sweeping powers to an independent...

Dodge cancels unfilled '15 Hellcat orders, doubles '16 output

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Dodge will more than double Hellcat Charger and Challenger production for 2016. But about 900 unfilled 2015 orders will be canceled.

Pickups, crossovers and powertrain dominate Japan 3 plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Japan's big three of Toyota, Nissan and Honda have ambitious -- but divergent -- plans for the the next five years.

Mitsubishi throws in towel on fading era

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s decision last week to sell its only U.S. assembly plant illustrates an emerging new-world order in car production.

R&D HUB

Honda flexes research muscle with new Silicon Valley center

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Honda last week opened to journalists its new 35,000-square-foot Silicon Valley r&d lab, where it has united once-disparate strands of its research...

Hack attack vs. FCA shows flaws with rush to connectivity

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
By the time it was publicized last week that hackers managed to take over a Jeep Cherokee, Fiat Chrysler had posted an urgent security patch on its...

At last, Honda and Toyota prepare for turbo charge

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
After years of setting the pace in fuel economy without relying on technologies like turbocharging, direct injection or CVTs, Japan's big three will...

Sonic President Scott Smith named CEO

12:10 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Sonic Automotive is shuffling some executive positions, naming its co-founder Scott Smith to the post of CEO, effective immediately, the company said...

NEWS ANALYSIS

Chasing profits, JCI jumps out of seats

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Johnson Controls' spinoff of its $22 billion seats-and-interiors unit, announced last week, underlines an uncomfortable truth for suppliers:...

GM fund approves 3 more serious-injury claims

10:43 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Three more serious injuries have been linked to General Motors defective ignition switches, the office of attorney Kenneth Feinberg said.

U.S. automakers leery of Pacific trade deal as talks near end

6:54 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
U.S.

Mitsubishi will focus production on Japan, Russia, S.E. Asia after closing U.S. plant

2:42 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Mitsubishi will focus production on Japan, Russia and Southeast Asia after closing its U.S. plant, the automaker's president, Tetsuro Aikawa, said.

Audi performance unit kills manual gearbox, naturally aspirated V-8

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Audi's quattro GmbH performance division is slaughtering a few sacred cows among sports car enthusiasts.

GM Korea reaches tentative wage deal with union

9:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
General Motors' South Korean unit tentatively reached an annual wage deal with its labor union today, averting a major strike at one of its key Asian...

Infiniti uncovers its A3 fighter

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
The production version of Infiniti's Q30 compact hatch unveiled last week stays faithful to the striking, and somewhat polarizing, looks of the 2013...

Here come the Kia crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Kia is gearing up for a run at the fast-growing subcompact crossover segment with a dedicated hybrid model, spy photos suggest.

Fiat working on Abarth variant of 124

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Fiat plans a high-performance version of the upcoming Fiat 124, Alfredo Altavilla, COO of Fiat Chrysler's Europe, Africa and Middle East region, told...

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