GM faces NHTSA probe over '14 Chevy Impala automatic brakes

3:19 pm U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
U.S. regulators are investigating whether a 2014 Chevrolet Impala's automatic-braking system kicked in unexpectedly at 40 miles per hour, causing a crash.... Read More »

 

GM splits engineering into 2 divisions with new leaders; Calabrese to retire

10:26 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
General Motors is replacing its head of engineering and will divide its vehicle engineering organization into two divisions in a shakeup that the company says will improve quality and safety in the wake of its recall crisis.... Read More »

 

YANG JIAN

Why French automakers are poised to grab market share in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
Peugeot, Citroen and Renault last year combined to sell a tiny number of cars in China. But that will change as the French automakers become strong players in the world's largest auto market.... Read More »

 

First Shift: GM again seeks legal shield

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
Amid recall crisis, automaker invokes 'old' versus 'new" GM; Ford dealer Don Chalmers dies at 65; Lexus China strategy.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Daimler, BYD show production-ready Denza EV

April 22, 2014 13:22 CET
Daimler and Chinese partner BYD unveiled a production-ready version of their Denza electric car at the Beijing auto show ahead of a sales launch in September.... Read More »

 

JESSE SNYDER

New Russian outlook: 'Slower, lower, weaker'

3:50 pm U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
Days after Russia annexed a province of Ukraine and U.S. and European forces mobilized, you'd expect a conference on the future of the Russian auto industry to be pessimistic.... Read More »

 

AutoNews Now: GM revamps engineering

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
Company splitting operation, hiring more investigators as it tries to 'connect the dots' in safety; MPG goof hurting Ford C-Max.... Read More »

 

Corvette museum may keep some damaged 'Vettes, sinkhole on permanent display

3:22 pm U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
GM and National Corvette Museum officials will meet next month to determine which of eight Corvettes damaged after plunging into a major sinkhole on Feb 12 are fit to be restored. The museum, which plans to keep the damaged Corvettes on display through the summer, may decide to leave some unrepaired as part of a permanent display.... Read More »

 

Sonic Q1 profit falls 9% on weather, used-car start-up costs

11:30 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
Bad winter weather and costs associated with its standalone used-car store initiative contributed to a 9 percent drop in first-quarter profits for Sonic Automotive.... Read More »

 

Toyota shifts gears to lift Prius' prospects in China

12:34 pm U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
Toyota's Prius hybrid is the best-selling gasoline-electric vehicle in the world. In China, it's about as rare as the endangered giant panda.... Read More »

 

GM requests protection in N.Y. court against ignition switch lawsuits

7:04 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
GM filed a motion in a federal bankruptcy court to enforce a bar on lawsuits related to ignition defects in cars sold before its 2009 bankruptcy as it fights a class-action lawsuit that seeks to set aside the restriction.... Read More »

 

Mulally said to line up board post after Ford

11:04 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
Ford CEO Alan Mulally is lining up a substantial corporate position for his next act, probably as a board director or chairman, according to people with knowledge of his plans.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

VW mid-sized coupe to challenge Mercedes CLA

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
The Volkswagen NMC -- New Mid-sized Coupe -- concept makes official the carmaker's plans for a style-led sedan to challenge the Mercedes-Benz CLA.... Read More »

 

Rechtin and Beene tour the NY auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
Automotive News reporters Mark Rechtin and Ryan Beene take a look at some of the standout vehicles from the 2014 New York auto show.... Read More »

 

Rechtin reviews the Honda Fit

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
Subcompact cars are small. Small in size. And small in sales, with only about 650,000 units sold in the U.S. last year. But the segment is growing, and so are the demands for quality features from its consumers. The latest entry is the Honda Fit. Automotive News West Coast Editor Mark Rechtin recently reviewed the redesigned 2015 car at the Fit product launch in San Diego.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Golf dominance, premium push intensify battle in compact segment

April 22, 2014 06:01 CET
Most volume automakers face double trouble in the crucial compact segment. They need to find a way to win sales from the dominant Volkswagen Golf while also defending against premium brands aggressively pushing into the segment.... Read More »

 

Manufacturers brace for the used-car flood

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
A projected increase in the supply of used vehicles will be good news for U.S. dealers who have been battling a lingering effect of the recession. But it will be a double-whammy for new-car buyers: lower value on their trade-ins and less-attractive lease terms.... Read More »

 

AutoNews Now: Report: Fields next Ford CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
News may come next week, sources say; UAW drops vote challenge, turns to D.C.; buy a Scion, rent a Tacoma; flash vs. crash.... Read More »

 

Mulally overcame skepticism that a plane guy could revive Ford

6:19 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
When Alan Mulally was named Ford CEO n 2006 after 37 years at Boeing, plenty of industry veterans had the same question: What does a plane guy know about the car business?... Read More »

 

NADA board member Don Chalmers dies

1:45 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Don Chalmers, an auto dealer who represented New Mexico on the board of the National Automobile Dealers Association and was chairman of NADA's government relations committee, died Sunday.... Read More »

 

Hale works on makeover of Jag, Land Rover image

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Hundreds of employees at Jaguar Land Rover North America sport a green button saying “All In.” The button means they're committed to changing the British company's culture to focus on customer service and satisfaction, said Duke Hale, who was hired a year ago as vice president of customer service.... Read More »

 

109,000 Mazda Tributes recalled for rust-related steering issue

12:32 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute compact SUVs in the United States to address potential rusting frame parts in cold-weather states where road salt is heavily used in the winter.... Read More »

 

Ford will soon name Fields next CEO, replacing Mulally, Bloomberg reports

2:10 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Ford plans to name Mark Fields its next chief executive and disclose when CEO Alan Mulally will retire from the company, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the pending announcement.... Read More »

 

First Shift: GM's $12 billion China bet

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Plan involves more SUVs, crossovers, luxury cars; Ford Escort comeback?; Beijing show highlights; a hint at future BMWs.... Read More »

 

New system, but no quick fix for GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
When General Motors last week unveiled a new way for dealers to order parts for the ignition-system recall, it reminded dealers of a hard truth: They'll be waiting for parts -- and placating impatient customers -- at least well into the autumn.... Read More »

 

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