OEM Coverage

MKX Concept marks Lincoln's first overseas vehicle debut

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
Ford's Lincoln, rooted as an American brand by its name and presidential limousines, took a step toward becoming global today by unveiling a car in China. The MKX Concept mid-sized crossover displayed at the Beijing auto show is the first Lincoln revealed outside the United States.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Jaguar Land Rover to start China production at the end of this year

April 20, 2014 13:49 CET
Jaguar Land Rover plans to start building vehicles in China by the end of this year. The company will begin selling a Land Rover SUV built by its Chinese venture with Chery Automobile by early 2015.... Read More »

 

PAUL MCVEIGH

China is key to Winterkorn's new strategy for VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
China looms large in Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn's thoughts as he prepares his new "Future Tracks" strategy for the automaker.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

GM to pump $12 billion into China, hike capacity 65%

10:21 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
GM, undeterred by slowing growth in China, announced plans to plow $12 billion into the country by 2017 and boost capacity 65 percent by 2020.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Ford Escort, revived in China, could land in U.S., Mulally says

11:10 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
Ford's revived Escort compact sedan, developed especially for the China market, has potential to go global and possibly make it Stateside someday, Ford CEO Alan Mulally said.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Audi's latest compact sporty SUV to be part of TT family

April 20, 2014 15:55 CET
An offroad compact SUV concept that hints at Audi's fifth SUV model most likely will carry a name under the TT family, rather than Q4, as previously reported by the media.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

After strong surge in 2013, Cadillac stumbles in Q1

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
Cadillac last year began billing itself as the industry's "fastest-growing full-line luxury brand." It was a short-lived distinction. Cadillac sales fell 7 percent in the first quarter, to 39,588, compared with a 1 percent gain for the industry overall and an 8 percent rise in the luxury segment.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Lexus NX to offer a 235 hp turbo or 194 hp hybrid in U.S.

11:00 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2014
Lexus unveiled the production version of the Lexus NX compact crossover at the Beijing auto show Sunday, offering a U.S. sales forecast of 2,200 units a month.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen has agreed budget car concept, design

April 20, 2014 05:31 CET
Volkswagen has agreed the basic concept and design of a budget car for emerging markets, said Hans Demant, who is in charge of the project.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

BMW unveils concept previewing 9-series flagship

April 20, 2014 00:00 CET
BMW's Vision Future Luxury concept car closely previews a new brand flagship that will go on sale in global markets called the 9 series.... Read More »

 

BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Ford shows 7-seat Everest Concept SUV in Beijing

11:22 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2014
Ford Motor Co. unveiled a seven-seat, mid-sized SUV concept at the Beijing motor show which previewed a new vehicle that aims to tap booming demand for crossovers in China.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Ford showcases 7-seat Everest Concept SUV

April 20, 2014 03:13 CET
Ford is showing a seven-seat, mid-sized SUV concept at the Beijing auto show that previews a new vehicle to tap booming demand for crossovers in China.... Read More »

 

Fiat reaches deal to start making Jeeps in China in 2015

April 19, 2014 18:29 CET
Fiat plans to begin making Jeeps in China, the brand's second-largest market, by late 2015 after reaching an agreement with local partner Guangzhou Automobile. Fiat will produce three new Jeep vehicles in the southern city of Guangzhou.... Read More »

 

McLaren rules out making SUVs

April 19, 2014 19:45 CET
McLaren will stick to building sports cars and ruled out following rivals such as Lamborghini, Bentley and Maserati that are adding SUVs to their lineups. "We genuinely believe we make the best sports cars in the world," McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt said.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce CEO predicts 5th year of record sales

April 19, 2014 19:26 CET
Rolls-Royce will probably post a fifth consecutive year of record sales, helped by demand in China and Japan, CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said. Sales also may rise in Russia this year as buyers look for investment vehicles to hold their value amid a slumping ruble, he added.... Read More »

 

SEAT RELIEF

Lear, others devise high-tech ways to support bad backs

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2014
Lear Corp. wants motorists to sit up straight. The seat maker is developing a "smart" seat that adjusts itself automatically to correct a motorist's posture, important for comfort on long trips.... Read More »

 

'Slow to act' GM rankled NHTSA, e-mail shows

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2014
Discussions between the NHTSA and GM went back and forth for months, and GM eventually sent out two batches of recall notices to owners of about 7,000 cars. But NHTSA believed GM hadn't gone far enough and opened an investigation last summer to determine whether the recall should include 400,000 vehicles instead.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

PSA needs the Citroen DS 6WR in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2014
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's decision not to sell the DS 6WR compact crossover in Europe is strange.... Read More »

 

Mazda recalls 109,000 Tributes over potential control-arm separation

3:04 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2014
Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs from the 2001-04 model years because of rust that could cause separation of the lower control arm from the vehicle’s subframe. The recall covers vehicles sold in states where high corrosion is likely to occur, mainly those where roads get salted in the winter.... Read More »

 

Ford faces renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses

11:58 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2014
Ford and IBM will again have to face a federal lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses decades ago in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases.... Read More »

 

Continental named in GM recall suit

April 18, 2014 13:18 CET
Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems US, the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths.... Read More »

 

Nissan pins Europe growth hopes on new compact car

April 18, 2014 06:01 CET
Nissan expects its new compact hatchback will help it reach its 5 percent European market share target. The hatchback will fill a market niche that Nissan quit when it stopped European sales of the Almera eight years ago.... Read More »

 

GM says recalled cars safe, but has not tested for knee-bump danger

9:24 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
General Motors says that cars being recalled because of faulty ignition switches can be driven safely before repairs, based on more than 80 tests, but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off the engine: a simple bump from a driver's knee.... Read More »

 

GM exploring compensation fund for victims of defective cars, says Feinberg

9:51 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
A lawyer for GM said for the first time this week that the company is moving to develop a program that could compensate individuals affected by a faulty ignition-switch in millions of recalled vehicles.... Read More »

 

Cadillac global chief expected to resume former Washington lobbying job

10:08 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
GM plans to shift its global Cadillac chief back to focus full time on his former lobbying position in Washington as the automaker deals with fallout from defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths, a person familiar with the plans said Thursday.... Read More »

 

Rocket Fuel