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GM re-evaluates India investment, new car platform on hold

3:23 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2016

NEW DELHI -- General Motors is re-evaluating its planned $1 billion investment in India and has put on hold moves to bring a new car platform to India as it re-assesses its strategy in the country, according to company officials.
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GM, Isuzu end pickup truck tie-up in Asia; GM eyes more upscale market

6:22 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

GM and Isuzu have agreed to stop working together on developing midsize pickup trucks made in Asia, as the U.S. automaker focuses on the higher end of the market while the Japanese firm sticks to selling vehicles for everyday commercial purposes.... Read More »

VW will halt sales of most vehicles in S. Korea amid emissions probe

July 22, 2016 11:31 CET

Volkswagen will suspend sales of most of its vehicle models in South Korea, as pressure builds on the automaker over its falsified emissions tests.... Read More »

BMW may open electric car battery factory in Thailand

July 22, 2016 10:56 CET

BMW Group is considering building a factory to produce batteries for plug-in hybrid vehicles in Thailand, the country's industry minister said.... Read More »

Nissan system is more co-pilot than autopilot

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Nissan unveiled a new technology that allows for hands-free highway driving as its next step toward self-driving cars but cautioned that automakers must be proactive in warning about safety following the recent crash of a self-driving Tesla.... Read More »

Brexit hits yen, causes headaches for Honda

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2016

At the beginning of the year, Honda's plan to fire up its export engine seemed smart because of a weak yen. But after the U.K.'s vote to leave the EU, maybe not. The Brexit vote sparked a realignment of world currencies. The yen rose and is now causing headaches for Japanese exporters.... Read More »

Japan's aluminum fabricators beef up U.S. output, betting on rising auto use

12:28 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

Japanese aluminum products makers such as UACJ and Kobe Steel are boosting output capacity in the U.S. in a bid to snare market share as automakers turn to the lighter metal to meet stricter environmental rules.... Read More »

Tesla in talks for store in Korea’s biggest mall

6:30 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

Tesla Motors is in talks to open its first store in what will be South Korea’s biggest mall, according to the shopping complex’s owner Shinsegae Group.... Read More »

Hyundai's Korean workers vote for strike

July 14, 2016 11:29 CET

Hyundai's unionized workers in South Korea voted to go on strike for a fifth year in a row after wage talks broke down, adding to the automaker's troubles as it battles a sales slowdown.... Read More »

Honda develops hybrid motor without key rare-earth metals

9:55 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

Honda has developed a new electric motor for hybrid vehicles that tackles two top challenges in manufacturing the critical drivetrain component: The high cost and uncertain supply of the rare-earth metals used in their powerful magnets.... Read More »

Visteon completes acquisition of AllGo Embedded Systems

11:28 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

Visteon said it completed the acquisition of India-based automotive embedded multimedia and connectivity software supplier AllGo Embedded Systems.... Read More »

South Korea to decide soon on whether to suspend VW sales

7:48 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

South Korea's environment ministry said today it will decide later this month whether to revoke the certification of 32 vehicle models made by Volkswagen after prosecutors accused the German automaker of fabricating documents on emissions and noise-level tests.... Read More »

Brexit hits Toyota, Nissan as rising yen weighs on profit outlook

July 5, 2016 12:24 CET

The yen's extended surge after UK's decision to exit the EU has turned put added pressure on Japan's automakers. Since the June 23 Brexit vote, the mean forecast for net income at Toyota has slid to $16.5 billion, with four analysts cutting their predictions by an average $2.3 billion for the fiscal year.... Read More »

Nissan's Le Cost Killer stirs fear in Mitsubishi factory town

4:00 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2016

Investors cheered when Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced that the company would acquire a 34 percent stake in scandal-tainted Mitsubishi Motors as part of an expanded strategic partnership. The reaction has been far less buoyant in Mizushima, an industrial town in southern Japan that's home to Mitsubishi's flagship assembly plant.... Read More »

Toyota wins on the court, but not on the name

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Laugh if you want, but the strangely named Toyota Alvark is a force to be reckoned with. On the basketball court, that is. It's not a car.... Read More »

Japan moves quickly into mirrorless cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2016

Japan has approved rules to allow automakers to replace vehicle mirrors with camera displays, giving suppliers there a head start on the emerging technology.... Read More »

Japan automakers recall 1.3 million cars at home over Takata airbags

6:32 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2016

Japanese automakers recalled about 1.3 million cars at home as part of an expanded recall of potentially faulty airbags from Takata, with some planning more recalls overseas that could affect more than 1 million additional cars.... Read More »

Takata boss says he'll step down once 'new regime' is in place

June 28, 2016 11:12 CET

Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada said he will resign after a "new management regime" is found, finally heeding calls for change so that the auto parts supplier can move ahead in dealing with a multibillion dollar airbag recall.... Read More »

Ford's Indonesian dealers demand compensation after abrupt withdrawal

4:13 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Ford's dealers in Indonesia are demanding around $75 million in compensation after the U.S. carmaker announced in January it would close all operations in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.... Read More »

Honda says Takata airbag ruptured in fatal crash in Malaysia

9:17 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Honda said the driver-side airbag inflator ruptured during a fatal crash in Malaysia, possibly the third death this year in the Southeast Asian country linked to airbags from supplier Takata.... Read More »

Nissan sues South Korea over accusations of emissions cheating

6:33 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2016

Nissan's South Korean unit said it has filed a lawsuit over claims by the government that the automaker had cheated on emissions with its Qashqai diesel SUV.... Read More »

VW Korea exec arrested over emissions manipulation

June 24, 2016 11:55 CET

South Korea prosecutors arrested an executive at Volkswagen's local unit as part of investigations into whether the automaker violated the country's environmental laws after it admitted to rigging diesel vehicles to cheat on U.S. emissions tests.... Read More »

Nissan CEO Ghosn's pay tops $9 million for second year

June 22, 2016 10:52 CET

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn received a 3.5 percent pay rise to take his total compensation to more than $9.58 million for the second straight year after the automaker's profit climbed to a record.... Read More »

Mitsubishi sees first loss in 8 years amid fuel-consumption scandal

June 22, 2016 11:09 CET

Mitsubishi forecast its first loss in eight years after setting aside compensation costs related to manipulating fuel-efficiency ratings and falsifying test data.... Read More »

Mitsubishi expects annual loss due to mileage-cheating scandal, report says

June 21, 2016 11:21 CET

Mitsubishi Motors expects to post a net loss this financial year over its mileage-cheating scandal as it is hit by compensation costs and a slide in vehicle sales, a report said today.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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