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Takata shortlists Daicel, KKR, Ningbo, others in rescue search, report says

7:04 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Takata has shortlisted six or seven companies, including a competitor and private-equity funds, as potential financial investors to bail out the Japanese supplier, people involved in the process told Reuters.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Robo-taxis hit Singapore streets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Self-driving robo-taxis hit Singapore streets; Honda's NSX returns to Japan; Tough emissions bill passes in Calif.; VW plant update; Hyundai labor deal; Buyers get into safety tech.... Read More »

First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore

6:32 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

The first driverless taxi began work today in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore. Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its "robo-taxi" in a western Singapore hi-tech business district.... Read More »

Hyundai Motor reaches tentative wage deal with union

7:05 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Hyundai Motor reached a tentative wage pact with its South Korean labor union, potentially avoiding more strikes and production losses at its biggest manufacturing base.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Uber-Volvo self-driving project

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

Uber, Volvo to develop self-driving XC90 SUVs; Lawyers implicate Bosch in diesel scheme; Bottleneck at VW plant; S. Korea widens automaker probe; TV host rips subprime-lending trend.... Read More »

Mercedes, BMW hit as Korea widens emissions probe after VW scandal

Aug. 18, 2016 11:39 CET

South Korea expanded an investigation into the fabrication of emissions and noise-level test results to 23 foreign automakers, including Mercedes and BMW, after fining VW Group $16 million for violations.... Read More »

Nissan to export more Rogue SUVs from S. Korea on post-Brexit yen surge

Aug. 17, 2016 14:53 CET

Nissan wants to increase the output of its Rogue model at alliance partner Renault's factory in South Korea this year, as a stronger yen makes exports from Japan less competitive. The yen has jumped 20 percent against the dollar this year in the wake of the UK's decision to leave the European Union.... Read More »

VW unit chief questioned by Korean prosecutors over emissions probe

Aug. 11, 2016 10:51 CET

South Korean prosecutors said they questioned the head of VW Group's local unit in connection with allegations that the automaker fabricated emissions test results for cars sold in the country.... Read More »

Renault's sevenfold surge extends India's run of auto-sales gains

Aug. 10, 2016 11:57 CET

Renault's sevenfold surge in vehicle sales fueled growth in India's auto market in July, extending the industry's streak of gains to 13th consecutive months.... Read More »

How Nissan drove the Redi-Go under $4,000

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

The Datsun Redi-Go is off to a strong start in India.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Triple cheat at Audi?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Triple cheat at Audi?; Backlash against Cadillac's 'Project Pinnacle'; Chris Urmson quits Google car project; Ghosn carries a torch; Chevy Bolt tricky task for designers in S. Korea.... Read More »

GM's Korea studio 'broke the mold' with Bolt

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2016

GM's South Korean design studio was tasked in 2012 with designing the Bolt, the automaker’s most iconic technological showcase since the Volt hybrid, because of its expertise in bundling big content into small packages. The EV proved to be one of its biggest challenges yet. And in the end, the studio "broke the mold."... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler may sell Magneti Marelli parts unit to Samsung in $3B deal, report says

Aug. 3, 2016 12:40 CET

Samsung is in advanced talks to buy some or all of the operations of Fiat Chrysler's Magneti Marelli parts unit, Bloomberg reported. The deal could be worth $3 billion and Samsung is particularly interested in the supplier's lighting, in-car entertainment and telematics business, sources said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Taxes weigh down Honda net profit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Taxes weigh down Honda net profit, BMW profit climbs; S. Korea fines VW $16M, suspends sales; Study cites poor governance at Mitsu; Jeep hackers return; How Pacifica shed the pounds.... Read More »

S. Korea suspends sale of most VW, Audi, Bentley models in emissions probe

10:05 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

South Korea today suspended sales of most Volkswagen AG models in a fresh blow to the German automaker as it struggles to overcome the global repercussions of its emissions-test cheating scandal and rebuild its tattered image.... Read More »

Delphi plans to test self-driving cars in Singapore

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Delphi Automotive has agreed to form a consortium to operate six self-driving vehicles in Singapore, part of an Uber-style ride-hailing service that will allow the supplier to test its technology on busy city streets.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

GM’s bold approach: Stay conservative

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Companies normally don't earn respect for the stuff they don't do. But for GM, a pullback from big plans in India is the latest milepost along a path to becoming a more disciplined company.... Read More »

Mobis wants to crack into North America

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Korea's biggest supplier, Hyundai Mobis, is determined to break into more North American supply chains and is building the capacity to do it.... Read More »

Mitsubishi Motors' Q1 operating profit tumbles 75% after mileage-cheating scandal

6:48 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors reported a 75 percent plunge in fiscal first-quarter operating profit as domestic sales slumped after it admitted to overstating the fuel economy of some of its vehicles.... Read More »

Japan's NSK agrees to $34.5 million settlement in price-fixing case

11:53 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Japanese auto supplier NSK said it has agreed to pay $34.5 million in a settlement stemming from a class-action lawsuit over price-fixing allegations.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: '17 Fords to get Apple, Android

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

'17 Fords to get Apple, Android; Sources: FCA sales-reporting practices uncovered in 2015 review; GM rethinks India spending; VW tries new way to name crossover; Rosekind's plea.... Read More »

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

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

GM, amid slumping sales and a crackdown on diesel vehicles in India, is re-evaluating its planned $1 billion investment in the country and has put on hold moves to introduce a new car platform as part of a broad reassessment in strategy.... Read More »

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 »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
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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
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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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
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