$1 billion in payouts for supplier price-fixing
As the largest price-fixing case in U.S. history winds down, one thing is clear: Auto suppliers that conspired with competitors to rig their bids are paying a hefty price.
Nissan CEO denies Renault merger talks
Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa dismisses reports that his Japanese carmaker is hammering out full integration with longtime alliance partner Renault, saying "There is no fact to the effect that we are negotiating any merger."
Suppliers team to cut camera costs
As safety agencies mandate more camera applications, the two giants bid for lower-cost solutions.
The power behind the throne at Volkswagen
Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the supervisory board of sports car maker Porsche and head of the family that controls Volkswagen Group, discusses the future of VW Group and touches on topics such as electrification, his concerns about bureaucratic overregulation and his relationship -- or lack thereof -- with his famous cousin, whom he helped oust in a power struggle three years ago.
For Nissan in U.S. it's no pain, no gain
Following its 28 percent U.S. sales plunge in April, Nissan promises that the short-term pain will be worth the long-term gain. Starting this summer, CEO Hiroto Saikawa says, Nissan and its dealers will begin reaping the rewards of newfound discipline.
Former highway safety official Tony Kane died Tuesday, May 15. Gary Perina, 73, founder of supplier Lucerne International, died May 15.
Subaru, Toyota team up for Crosstrek Hybrid
Subaru of America plans a plug-in hybrid version of the hot-selling Crosstrek subcompact crossover.
TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA CEO JIM LENTZ: Nervous about profits as incentives climb
Toyota's Jim Lentz sees interest-rate increases, plateuing sales and a flood of off-lease vehicles as potential drags on profitability.
PSA NORTH AMERICA CEO LARRY DOMINIQUE: Clean-sheet approach for North American return
In its return to North America, PSA is rethinking how it will retail vehicles, which brands it will sell and how it will tackle mobility, says the company's CEO for the region, Larry Dominique.
SUBARU OF AMERICA CEO TOM DOLL: Another record year in view
Subaru continues on its record-setting sales roll of the past several years, as Tom Doll steps up to the role of CEO.
Mahle sharpens hot-rod focus
Mahle Aftermarket Inc., the aftermarket arm of the German original powertrain supplier Mahle, is strengthening its place in the racing and performance industry by rebranding its performance parts.
Magna spending big on new technology
Magna will roll an extra $300 million into r&d over the next three years as it deepens its interest in electrification and autonomous technology.
How Alcantara is managing demand from U.S., China
Alcantara, the maker of the upmarket leather alternative material of the same name, plans to double the company's overall production capacity in Italy as demand from the U.S. and Chinese markets continues to drive sales.
McLaren's Mike Flewit is still in love with Lotus
How the head of McLaren fell for a Lotus when he was a young man.
AMG boss pushes motorsports expansion
Under Tobias Moers, AMG has expanded its racing program. For the head of Mercedes;Benz' performance division, the investment is a proof point that AMG is serious about developing sports cars.
From grass-roots racer to global head of Ford Performance Motorsports
With Ford involved in so many types of motorsports, 50-year-old Mark Rushbrook, the new global director of Ford Performance Motorsports, has to squeeze a lot of racing and plenty of travel into his 40-hour week. Well, check that.
Pikes Peak hill climb gives Volkswagen an electric showcase
Volkswagen's I.D. R is primed to topple records at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
How not to run purchasing
Automaker-supplier relations have dipped, according to the latest North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index. But why?
Octane opportunity: Don't blow it
The prospect of reaching a consensus on setting a new national octane standard -- with benefits for the environment, fuel economy and vehicle performance -- is tantalizing indeed.
Fisker's comeback powered by new battery
Automotive design maven Henrik Fisker's new venture might be less about the automobile than the technology that will power it.
Ford makes coming back to work easier
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.