Manufacturers

GM to re-enter medium-duty commercial truck market

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

General Motors is returning to the medium-duty commercial truck business in the U.S. next year after a seven-year hiatus, a move that GM believes will lead to more sales of pickups, vans and other trucks to fleet buyers.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Is IIHS raising safety standards too quickly?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

The decision by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to expand crash testing to more variants of pickups next year and beyond opens a broad re-examination of the best way to promote automotive safety.... Read More »

GM to keep profitable JV in Russia

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

General Motors and AvtoVAZ will keep their profitable Russian joint venture, AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson said. GM is ending sales of mainstream Chevrolet models and all Opel cars in Russia, and closing its St. Petersburg factory, after sales slumped in the country's economic crisis.... Read More »

GM will slash output at small-car plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Sluggish demand for the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano has led General Motors to cut their production by more than 20 percent, a symptom of a broader industry shift away from passenger cars.... Read More »

As selling rate soars, U.S. fleet sales slide

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Fleet volume didn't contribute much to those booming May auto sales.... Read More »

DAVID BARKHOLZ

Big shoes to fill at FCA ahead of UAW talks

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

With Al Iacobelli's surprising departure on the eve of this year's UAW negotiations, his replacement, Glenn Shagena, will have to get up to speed quickly.... Read More »

Lincoln output will move to free Explorer capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Ford Motor Co. won't build the 2017 Lincoln Continental at the same plant that currently makes the Lincoln MKS sedan, freeing up some capacity to build more of the hot-selling Ford Explorer.... Read More »

AvtoVAZ boss: Few Russian plants compete

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Most assembly plants in Russia are not cost-competitive because they do not produce enough vehicles, says Bo Andersson, CEO of Russia's largest carmaker, AvtoVAZ.... Read More »

Automotive electronics vet to lead Visteon

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

As Visteon Corp. transforms into strictly a supplier of automotive electronics, it will be led by a veteran in that field.... Read More »

Quality snag stalls bi-fuel Impala delivery

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Dealers and customers who ordered the natural gas Chevrolet Impala have been waiting as long as a year as General Motors works to solve a quality problem.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Execs oppose a British exit from EU

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

The German heads of two iconic English car brands urged Great Britain to remain in the European Union during last week's Automotive News Congress here.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Volvo keeps it simple to stand out from Germans

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Volvo will make reduced complexity a selling point against its German premium rivals, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said.... Read More »

Big May sales cut June stocks

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Nothing like the best May sales in U.S. history to cut inventory down to size. The 3,524,400 unsold light vehicles in inventory on June 1 were down 110,000 from a month earlier, and the lowest count since Oct. 1.... Read More »

Ex-Nissan store execs charged with fraud

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

The U.S. Justice Department has charged the former general manager and controller of a Nissan dealership in Birmingham, Ala., with cheating on the automaker's national sales incentive program.... Read More »

10 mobility startups get ready for big leagues

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Ten startups with inventions ranging from a car-sharing platform for classic and exotic cars to logistics software for truckers have converged in Detroit for the summer as part of Techstars Mobility, Driven by Detroit.... Read More »

How we calculated executive compensation

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Explanation of Equilar's methodology in compiling 2015 automotive CEO executive compensation survey.... Read More »

GM labor veteran Clegg to head talks with UAW

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

When UAW bargainers sit down this summer to hammer out a new labor agreement with General Motors, they'll be looking across the table at a familiar chief negotiator for the automaker.... Read More »

Aston will decide plant site in third quarter

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Aston Martin will decide on the location of its planned new plant to build the upcoming DBX crossover in the third quarter, CEO Andy Palmer said.... Read More »

Toyota nears Plan B for parts supply

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Toyota Motor Corp. says it has nearly completed its census of hundreds of North American suppliers, part of the automaker's effort to identify bottlenecks that could threaten production if a particular factory were hit by flood, fire or storm.... Read More »

Need a prototype part? Send an email to the 3-D printer

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

3-D printing, which uses a type of plastic powder and technology similar to an inkjet printer, has made it possible for FCA engineers to get a prototype part made within 24 hours. That kind of speed - never before consistently possible in the auto industry - dramatically reduces development costs.... Read More »

New Infiniti N.A. chief sees positive trend

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2015

Infiniti's new Americas chief Randy Parker sees the Q50 sales gains as a positive sign for a brand as it waits for new product.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

JLR chief: Want young customers? Get eco-friendly

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2015

Lowering emissions is an industry “priority” and automakers risk turning off the new generation of customers if they didn't address environmental concerns, Jaguar Land Rover's CEO said. He added that success for electric vehicles will depend on the next generation of batteries.... Read More »

Despite Russian woes, Mitsubishi limits fleet sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2015

Russia's economic crisis is hurting Mitsubishi's U.S. factory, which relies on exports of the Outlander Sport, but Mitsubishi is refusing to use fleet sales as a solution.... Read More »

A rousing start for small crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

It isn't too big yet, but the emerging small crossover category is off to a good start.... Read More »

2016 BMW X1 adds space for cargo, comfort

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

BMW will move the second-generation X1 compact crossover to the company's new transverse engine architecture, giving the X1 more interior and cargo room than the current model.... Read More »

 
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