VW may seek damages from Winterkorn over emissions violations
Volkswagen is reviewing whether to seek damages from former CEO Martin Winterkorn, who was at the helm when the company disclosed it had cheated on emissions tests, VW supervisory board member Stephan Weil told a newspaper.
Jeep Cherokee tops Cars.com's 2018 index of U.S.-made vehicles
The Jeep Cherokee SUV climbed to the top spot on a key index of American-made vehicles in the 2018 model year from second in 2017.
Tesla suffers another fire at Calif. plant
A machine used for paper recycling caught fire late Thursday at Tesla's plant in Fremont, Calif., outside the company's main EV assembly line, but manufacturing was unaffected.
Trump threatens 20% tariff on European Union cars
President Trump threatened to escalate a trade war with Europe by imposing a 20 percent tariff on all U.S. imports of European Union-assembled cars, a month after the administration launched an investigation into whether auto imports pose a national security threat.
How Trump's trade crusade could hit automakers in America
Over the past three decades, the global auto industry has gotten, well, more global. Manufacturers built scores of factories outside their home countries to reduce exposure to currency swings.
Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states, report says
Tesla's move to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial transaction, Reuters reported.
GM risks Trump's ire with plan to build Blazer in Mexico
Just as President Trump is threatening tariffs on imported autos, GM plans to resurrect the Chevrolet Blazer -- this time as a sleeker crossover -- made in Mexico.
Russia may slap duties on U.S. cars, light trucks
Russia is the latest country to threaten the U.S. with retaliation for tariffs on metals imports, warning Friday that American cars could soon face higher taxes.
Daimler names sales, HR expert Karen Adt as new Smart boss
Daimler executive Karen Adt will become the head of the Smart brand, succeeding Annette Winkler, who is stepping down after eight years running the brand.
VW hands over regional responsibility to brands
Volkswagen AG is handing responsibility for managing regions to its different brands as part of a strategic overhaul to decentralize power at the automaker.
Ford plans major new building near train station in Detroit
Ford's development arm plans to tear down an old brass factory in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood and redevelop the site with a large new building near its recently purchased train station project.
Intel ousts CEO Krzanich after relationship with employee
Intel removed Brian Krzanich as CEO after the chipmaker learned he previously had a consensual relationship with an employee, a violation of the company's policies.
GM adjusts executive roles for Ammann, Reuss
General Motors is realigning responsibilities of two of its top executives, allowing GM President Dan Ammann to better concentrate on the automaker's development and deployment of autonomous vehicles. Ammann, who was already overseeing the operations, is relinquishing responsibilities for Cadillac and GM's global portfolio planning to product chief Mark Reuss.
BASF's color palette for 2022 combines technical utility, visual aesthetics
Gray, blue, white and black surfaced as 2022 model year color predictions from automotive paint supplier BASF as the need to "keep it real" with technological advancements such as autonomous vehicles becomes a reality.
IAC names former Magna exec Manfred Gingl as CEO
International Automotive Components Group named former Magna International executive Manfred Gingl as CEO following the retirement of former chief Steve Miller this month.
Volvo CEO says auto tariffs threaten jobs at U.S. plant
If the Trump administration imposes tariffs on foreign cars, and trading partners retaliate, that could chill Volvo'splans to add jobs at its South Carolina plant, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said.
Canada's Trudeau doubts Trump wants to impose auto tariffs
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he doubted whether U.S. President Donald Trump would carry out a threat to impose tariffs on light vehicles, given the economic damage such a move would cause.