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U.S. auto import probe threatens European automakers

May 24, 2018 10:18 CET

European automakers could be in for a bumpy ride after President Donald Trump's administration started an investigation into whether car imports threaten national security. The move could lead to new U.S. tariffs on foreign vehicles and it would also impact Japanese and South Korean automakers.... Read More »

U.S. auto import probe borders on 'provocation,' German trade group says

May 24, 2018 12:01 CET

A U.S. decision to launch a national security investigation into car imports borders on provocation, and marks a further low point in business ties with Europe that will hit both manufacturers and consumers, Germany's DIHK Chambers of Industries and Commerce said.... Read More »

In Trump vs. California, Mary Nichols unlike any other negotiator

7:18 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2018

As the head of CARB, Mary Nichols is arguably California's most powerful weapon in its war with President Donald Trump over the state's plan to combat climate change and have automakers toe the California line.... Read More »

Germany's Grammer buying Toledo Molding & Die in $271 million deal

3:40 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2018

German auto supplier Grammer AG is more than doubling its presence in North America with the $271 million acquisition of Toledo Molding & Die Inc.... Read More »

RACING: POWER & PASSION

Texas dealer Ben Keating finds success in endurance racing

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

With his recent switch to driving a Mercedes-AMG race car, Keating has high hopes for AMG sales at his Mercedes store opening in Texas later this year.... Read More »

At least 18 Jeep vehicles damaged in fire in Toledo

2:21 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

A fire broke out in a parking lot near the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Toledo Assembly Complex this morning, damaging a number of Jeep vehicles.... Read More »

For Nissan in U.S. it's no pain, no gain

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

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.... Read More »

Crosstrek becomes new workhorse for Subaru

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2018

The Crosstrek, which began life as a lifted Impreza hatchback in 2012, has turned into a sales workhorse for Subaru of America.... Read More »

Trump officials set to meet California air regulators next week

7:37 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2018

The leader of California's air-quality regulator plans to meet with senior Trump administration officials to discuss automobile emissions standards that federal regulators say need to be weakened.... Read More »

U.S. pushing for NAFTA deal as Thursday deadline approaches

2:37 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2018

The United States is pushing for a deal in negotiations on a revised NAFTA, the White House said. Canadian and Mexican officials were not due in Washington for talks before a Thursday deadline.... Read More »

NICK BUNKLEY

Teslas may be safe, but what about the rest of us?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2018

Elon Musk's responses to recent crashes involving Tesla's Autopilot software suggest a lack of regard for people who share the road with the cars his company sells.... Read More »

Former Ford plant site's remaining 182 acres sold after litigation settled

12:33 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2018

A Cleveland-based company has purchased the remaining 182 acres of the Ford's Wixom assembly plant site near Detroit after the automaker settled federal litigation over the land.... Read More »

Porsche SE execs safe to travel to U.S., legal chief says

May 15, 2018 14:35 CET

Top managers and supervisory board members at Porsche SE, VW Group's majority shareholder, can still travel to the U.S. without risk or fear of prosecution, the company's head of legal affairs said.... Read More »

Tesla plans 6-day stoppage at factory for assembly line fixes, report says

2:55 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2018

Tesla will pause production at its California factory for six days at the end of the May to work on fixes to its assembly line for its new Model 3 sedan, sources inside the company told Reuters.... Read More »

Autonomous testing in Europe faces fewer gov't hurdles

May 15, 2018 13:13 CET

Self-driving technology is facing fewer hurdles in the UK, Germany, South Korea and Singapore than in the U.S., because national governments have enacted legislation allowing public road testing, Bloomberg said in a report.... Read More »

Tesla driver in Utah crash admits to using Autopilot while looking at phone

7:38 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2018

The driver of a Tesla Model S that crashed into a fire authority truck in Utah late Friday told police she was using the car's Autopilot feature at the time of the accident.... Read More »

Moscow mulls support for Deripaska's GAZ

May 14, 2018 20:16 CET

Russia is considering providing support to some of tycoon Oleg Deripaska's businesses, including GAZ Group, which is Russia's biggest van maker as well as a contract manufacturer that builds models for the Mercedes, VW and Skoda brands in Nizhny Novgorod.... Read More »

JLR sticks to Brazil on promise of luxury rebound

May 14, 2018 15:46 CET

Jaguar Land Rover can churn out 24,000 cars a year in Brazil, but last year fewer than 5,000 rolled out of its Rio de Janeiro factory. Despite this, the automaker isn't leaving anytime soon.... Read More »

Title violations for Michigan Chevy dealership lead to suspension, then stay

2:44 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2018

A Michigan Chevy dealership was granted an emergency stay to continue selling vehicles despite a 15-day suspension it received based on customer complaints and numerous title-processing violations.... Read More »

Ferrari dealership in Michigan completes $5 million expansion

8:34 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2018

The only Ferrari dealership in Michigan showed off a $5 million expansion when it opened for business Monday inside a 53,000-square-foot store in the Detroit suburbs.... Read More »

Trump reiterates desire for more U.S. car exports before CAFE meeting

1:48 pm U.S. ET | May 11, 2018

President Trump pressed automakers to build more vehicles in America and launched a fresh attack on NAFTA, which has benefited the companies, while auto executives urged him to work with California to keep nationwide vehicle emissions standards.... Read More »

Automakers seek to use Trump summit to avert war with California

6:38 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2018

American automakers faced a tough mission when they visited the White House Friday. They sought to persuade President Trump to cooperate with Calif. governor Jerry Brown over emissions levels.... Read More »

Marchionne: FCA may 'redirect' Mexican auto exports

10:58 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said proposed changes to automotive rules by the U.S. government may prompt the Italian-American automaker to shift exports of the company's Mexican-made vehicles.... Read More »

Softening North America hits profits at Subaru

May 11, 2018 09:24 CET

Subaru profits declined in the latest quarter amid steeper U.S. competition and falling sales at home where the company was engulfed in a faulty vehicle inspection scandal.... Read More »

Ford chairman says 'fairly large' changes in store; Europe, S. America in sights

May 10, 2018 10:32 CET

Ford shareholders should expect "fairly large" changes in the coming year, Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said, building on the automaker's moves to discontinue some North American models and boost electric vehicle investment.... Read More »

 
VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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