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Aggressive makeover for Impreza?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Subaru's Impreza 5-Door Concept to be unveiled this month at the Tokyo Motor Show previews the next-generation Impreza expected in the U.S. in late 2016.... Read More »

Forester gets fresh fascia, wider stance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

A midcycle update of Subaru's Forester includes fresh styling touches and new safety technology. The changes to the compact crossover - to be unveiled this month at the Tokyo Motor Show - foreshadow features that could migrate to the U.S., but Subaru officials declined to say what specifications may carry over and when.... Read More »

GM plans mixed-materials strategy for cutting weight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Don't expect General Motors to copy Ford's move to an aluminum-intensive body for GM's next-generation full-size pickups when they debut in a few years.... Read More »

The secret to BMW M4 GTS power boost? Water

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

The 2016 BMW M4 GTS has a huge rear wing, plenty of custom bodywork and factory-fitted, six-point harness-equipped racing seats.... Read More »

VW No. 1 by more than you think

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Amid Volkswagen AG's diesel emissions crisis, there's been lots of discussion about the company's global sales ranking -- No. 2 last year behind Toyota and No. 1 through the first half of 2015 by a slender 20,000 vehicles over its Japanese rival -- 5.04 million to 5.02 million.... Read More »

Posting in pink

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Real men wear pink, tweets Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon, sporting pink Chucks from AutoNation.... Read More »


Another urgent to-do for VW: Pay governments back

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Volkswagen AG has a long list of things to do after admitting it systematically cheated on emissions testing on 11 million diesel vehicles. One challenge to address quickly: VW must reimburse governments for subsidies they made to encourage citizens to buy “clean diesels” that weren't.... Read More »

Model X madness

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

“I think we got a little carried away,” said Tesla CEO Elon Musk said of the Tesla Model X, the all-electric, three-row crossover he unveiled last month. Was it really too much? Here are some first impressions of the X.... Read More »

Toyota unveils self-driving safety tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Toyota, aiming to deploy autonomous driving systems by 2020, will deploy technology this year that allows vehicles to talk to each other, scan blind-spots, warn of changing lights and keep a safe distance from other cars.... Read More »

Farley: Ford moves toward profit in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Jim Farley, Ford of Europe boss since Jan. 1, is bullish on the brand's chances to make a full-year profit again after the region nearly broke even in the second quarter.... Read More »

M-B Financial taps Silicon Valley for growth ideas

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services CEO Peter Zieringer talks to Automotive News about the company's plans to move more metal and go more digital.... Read More »

Fiat expects low-cost compact car family to mimic Dacia's success

Oct. 11, 2015 06:01 CET

Fiat expects to mimic the success of Renault's no-frills Dacia brand with its new compact car range based on the Aegea concept. The first car in the family will be the Tipo sedan.... Read More »

Which brands, models stand to gain from VW's woes?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2015

Who stands to benefit from VW's emissions scandal? Time will tell, but a look at cross-shopping patterns gives a few clues about where VW shoppers may go if the stop-sale order on diesels continues, or if they simply decide to avoid the brand.... Read More »

EPA's new VW probe may reveal failure to disclose

11:02 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2015

The EPA is investigating a second emissions-control software program in VW cars that were rigged to pass pollution tests -- one that the automaker may have failed to properly disclose.... Read More »

BMW adds tech to fend off X1 rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2015

BMW of North America has added semi-autonomous and technology features from its more expensive models to the redesigned X1 compact crossover because of growing competition in the segment.... Read More »

How the Civic got its turbo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2015

When Honda's 10th-generation Civic sedan goes on sale this fall, it will be the first time the brand has offered a turbocharged engine to U.S. buyers. Yet the optional 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit almost didn't make it into the 2016 Civic at all.... Read More »

FCA concedes on Tier 2 without busting budget

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2015

Facing a costly possible strike, Fiat Chrysler agreed to a revised new contract with the UAW that includes a path to nearly full pay for Tier 2 workers. The company can live with the new pact in part because the additional costs above the previous deal don't kick in for five years.... Read More »


Fear and respect: VW's culture under Winterkorn

Oct. 10, 2015 16:24 CET

Like many chief executives, Martin Winterkorn was a demanding boss who didn't like failure. But critics say the pressure on managers at Volkswagen was unusual, which may go some way to explaining the automaker's crisis.... Read More »


A mortifying end to Audi engineering guru's distinguished career?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2015

The scandal surrounding Volkswagen's fraudulent diesels threatens to end the career of one of Germany's auto engineering titans -- Audi product development boss Ulrich Hackenberg.... Read More »


Volkswagen's U.S. boss blames 'individuals' for cheating

Oct. 9, 2015 09:18 CET

VW's rigging of diesel emissions tests was not a company decision but the result of actions by a small number of engineers, its top U.S. executive said.... Read More »

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says fired employees go work for Apple

10:12 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Elon Musk called Apple a “Tesla Graveyard” where his fired employees go to work. The Tesla CEO, in an interview with a German newspaper, dismissed the notion that Apple hires top engineers away from his company.... Read More »


VW will recall 100,000 vehicles with emissions-cheating devices in Australia

Oct. 9, 2015 14:17 CET

VW Group will conduct a voluntary recall of vehicles in Australia fitted with devices designed to cheat emissions tests, as it increased the estimated number of affected cars to nearly 100,000.... Read More »


BLOG: VW's emissions cheating has taken the gloss off my Touran

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Last year I bought a 2011 Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI with the promise of super-frugal motoring, clean diesel technology and a zippy little engine. But VW's emissions-cheating scandal now leaves me wondering whether my minivan will end up slower, thirstier and ultimately less valuable.... Read More »


Volkswagen guarantees 4.2 billion euro investment in Spain, minister says

Oct. 9, 2015 13:28 CET

Volkswagen has guaranteed a 4.2 billion euro ($4.8 billion) investment in its Seat brand and VW plants in Spain despite saying the company faced "painful cutbacks" to meet the cost of its emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »


VW brand faces full-year loss on emissions rigging costs, report says

Oct. 9, 2015 15:48 CET

Volkswagen's core autos division will likely plunge into a loss this year as it is set to shoulder the bulk of the costs from the fallout of the company's rigging of diesel emissions tests, Reuters reported, citing company sources.... Read More »

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