Automakers and Suppliers

ZF opens office in Mexico to find Tier 2 suppliers

5:25 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

When ZF North America wanted to find Tier 2 suppliers in Mexico to make parts for a transmission plant in Graycourt, S.C., the German transmission company decided it needed to get better acquainted with the local supplier community.... Read More »

54.5 mpg isn't a done deal, EPA official says

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

A top EPA official today shot down the notion that the agency has already decided to implement the 54.5 mpg corporate fleet average proposed for 2025.... Read More »

Tesla critics still don't get it, executive says

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

Tesla Motors continues to be misunderstood and erroneously portrayed, the company's vice president of business development told an audience at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars Tuesday.... Read More »

Turbo suppliers expect a lift from diesels

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

Rising U.S. demand for diesel-powered cars and trucks could be a windfall for turbocharger suppliers such as Honeywell Inc., BorgWarner and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.... Read More »

Favorable tariffs, inexpensive labor boost Mexico

5:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

By 2018, light-vehicle production in Mexico is expected to approach 4.4 million units, up 26 percent from last year's output, according to a forecast by the Center for Automotive Research.... Read More »

Canada auto sales edge up in July; Ford and GM down

4:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

Canadian auto sales rose 0.4 percent in July from a year earlier but some major automakers, including Ford and GM, saw sales decline.... Read More »

Supplier to the 2016 Tesla Model X

4:14 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

The 2016 Model X is Tesla's first truck. The compact crossover, program code Model X, is assembled in Fremont, Calif., on Tesla's Model S platform. Suppliers include Kiekert, Magna, Modine and ThyssenKrupp. Tesla produces several parts in-house for the Model X, including the motor and battery pack. The supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2016 Lincoln MKX

4:23 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

The 2016 MKX is the second generation of Lincoln's premium crossover utility vehicle. The MKX, program code U540, is assembled in Oakville, Ontario, on Ford Motor Co.'s CD4 platform. Suppliers include BorgWarner, Canadian General Tower, Mahle and ZF. The supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

Harman calls software flaw that allowed FCA hacking an isolated case

11:34 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

Harman International, the maker of the audio system in the Jeep Cherokee that was hacked remotely, said the software flaw that allowed that incident isn't in infotainment systems it supplies to other automakers.... Read More »

Army eyes self-driving convoys

3:52 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

The United States Army is getting ready to conduct road tests of automated truck platoons, in which convoys of computer-guided vehicles follow each other on paved or dirt roads.... Read More »

Tesla executive challenges rivals to make better EVs

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

A Tesla Motors executive called on rival automakers to put more compelling electric vehicles on the road and said fuel-efficiency standards should be far more stringent.... Read More »

Jaguar F-Pace undergoes final tests ahead of Frankfurt debut

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

Jaguar’s first crossover, the midsize F-Pace, is going through final tests ahead of its sales launch next year.... Read More »

VW plans new 4-cylinder turbo engine with direct injection on '16 Jetta

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

A new downsized, turbocharged engine will replace a more than 20-year-old four-cylinder motor currently powering entry-level Volkswagen Jetta compact cars, Volkswagen of America said today.... Read More »

AutoNation U.S. sales rise 9% in July

1:55 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

AutoNation's U.S. new-vehicle retail sales grew by 9 percent from the year earlier to 29,875 in July, making it the company's best July since 2006.... Read More »

Car buyers getting older, richer, NADA economist says

2:36 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

The auto industry must prepare for a challenging demographic shift as baby boomers age and millennials gain more buying power, the National Automobile Dealers Association's chief economist said today.... Read More »

ADESA’s Q2 income, revenue rise

2:28 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

KAR Auction Services, parent company of ADESA, today said its second-quarter net income rose 17 percent to $59.5 million on revenue that increased 12 percent to $658.3 million.... Read More »

GM economist predicts new U.S. sales records

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

U.S. auto sales could set a new historic record this year or at least during the current upward business cycle, General Motors' chief economist predicted today.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The race to find the perfect aluminum alloy

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

Novelis is working on lighter, stronger aluminum and sees welding as the future of joining the metal.... Read More »

Steelmakers prep Ala. plant to battle aluminum

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

A joint venture plant in Alabama, AM/NS Calvert, is preparing to produce the latest generation of ultra high-strength steel for the North American automobile industry.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Is a 400-hp, quad-turbo diesel engine in BMW's future?

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

Tri-turbos are so last season. Aiming to keep up with fashion BMW is reportedly working on quad-turbo engines.... Read More »

Chevy Colorado lineup grows with all-terrain, ‘Midnight’ variants

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

Chevrolet is looking to maintain sales momentum for the Colorado midsize pickup with two new special editions, including an all-terrain model.... Read More »

German car industry criticized by environment agency over emissions

Aug. 4, 2015 17:11 CET

The German transport sector needs to step up efforts to combat climate change, the country's environment agency said. A trend towards more powerful, heavier cars is helping to increase greenhouse gas emissions, the agency said.... Read More »

How GM makes a business case for its electrified vehicles

9:49 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

GM uses modular parts to dramatically reduce costs for batteries, motors and other components in its fleet of six electrified cars, its chief engineer for electrified vehicles said today. The gasoline-electric powertrain in the upcoming Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, for example, is nearly identical to that of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, even though both operate differently.... Read More »

VIDEO: CAR's David Cole on suppliers, Sergio, 'a wild and crazy time'

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

'Fast and furious.' That's how Center for Automotive Research chairman emeritus David Cole describes an auto industry that may never see stability again. He sees Sergio Marchionne's partnership quest as part of a necessary trend and says FCA may end up as the apple of another company's eye.... Read More »

At the half: N.A. car and truck production by plant

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

The Wednesday and Thursday issues of the Traverse City Daily features production highlights for the first half of 2015.... Read More »

 
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CAR's David Cole on suppliers, Sergio, 'a wild and crazy time'

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'Fast and furious.' That's how Center for Automotive Research chairman emeritus David Cole describes an auto industry that may never see stability again.
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