Manufacturers

Nissan cuts incentives, boosts N.A. profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Lower incentives and higher sales powered big North America profits at Nissan Motor Corp. in the latest quarter, leading to an overall profit gain.... Read More »

 

Toyota shifts r&d base to Michigan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Toyota Motor Corp. is consolidating its North American r&d base in a step that moves it closer to creating the carmaker's first truly self-sufficient product development center outside Japan.... Read More »

 

Suppliers develop rear-seat airbags

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2015
Airbag suppliers, which have developed an array of airbags, side curtains and knee bolsters to protect front-seat occupants, are starting to design a new generation of airbags for rear-seat passengers.... Read More »

 

Turbos boost Ferrari's efficiency

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015
Ferrari's 488 GTB, which debuts at the Geneva auto show next month, is using turbocharging to boost fuel economy.... Read More »

 

At last, a Focus RS for the U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015
U.S. fans of the Ford Focus RS from overseas soon will be able to get their hands on one.... Read More »

 

Lexus puts a successor to LFA halo car on hold

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015
Lexus won't venture into the supercar stratosphere with an LFA successor anytime soon, a top executive says.... Read More »

 

Japanese carmakers airlift parts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015
Japanese carmakers, including Honda Motor Co. and Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries, are shipping some auto parts to the United States by air to bypass a labor dispute at West Coast ports that is delaying deliveries.... Read More »

 

Trucks power Toyota's record N.A. profit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015
Toyota Motor Corp. rode truck sales to a record North American quarterly operating profit, putting the carmaker on track for record full-year global earnings. North America was the sole bright spot in the October-December fiscal third quarter, with sales increases there offsetting declines in every other major market.... Read More »

 

Nissan flashes true-to-concept Maxima

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015
Nissan gave Super Bowl viewers a sneak peek at its redesigned 2016 Maxima sport sedan.... Read More »

 

Q&A | JASON STOICEVICH, FIAT

Patient Fiat dealers in U.S. are eager for new vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2015
Jason Stoicevich, who heads the Fiat brand in North America, says help is coming for Fiat dealers eager for more models and volume.... Read More »

 

FROM THE SIDELINES

Ford opts to dial up radio service spots

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2015
Ford passed on a TV commercial during the Super Bowl, but it did broadcast commercials during the big game -- on radio -- to pitch service at its dealerships.... Read More »

 

Aston gets cash backing to overhaul lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Aston Martin's main financial backer has pledged to provide cash for a freshened vehicle lineup that the British carmaker plans to reveal in March at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

 

GM to suspend output in Russia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
The weak and volatile Russian ruble has forced General Motors to suspend production at its St. Petersburg, Russia, assembly plant from mid-March until mid-May.... Read More »

 

Recall costs, tepid sales torpedo Honda profit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Tepid sales and hefty recall expenses broadsided North American profit at Honda Motor Co. in the latest quarter, prompting the automaker to trim its full-year sales and profit outlooks.... Read More »

 

Ford predicts big '15 gains after '14 earnings drop

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Ford Motor Co. last week said it expects a "breakthrough year" ahead after its earnings fell by $4 billion in 2014 amid a flurry of vehicle launches.... Read More »

 

Porsche plans EV-only Pajun, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Porsche will sell its long-planned Pajun sedan only as an electric car to compete with vehicles such as the Tesla Model S, a German magazine reported.... Read More »

 

Bosch vs. 'Googles and Apples of the world'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Bosch is a company increasingly torn between the traditional roots that made it strong and the rapidly developing demands imposed by a digital marketplace.... Read More »

 

Q&A

Gardner: Compact segment key to mass-market success

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Al Gardner, Chrysler brand head, spoke with Staff Reporter Larry P. Vellequette about how Chrysler will fill the market left by Dodge and find its own customers.... Read More »

 

After ending its long downturn, Europe sees positive signs in 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Europe's six-year sales slump finally ended in 2014 as more than 80 percent of the brands competing in the region reported a year-on-year increase.... Read More »

 

Full speed ahead for aluminum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Aluminum company executives say the modest fuel economy gain posted by the aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 has not dented automakers' enthusiasm for the metal.... Read More »

 

Q&A

Audi pushes toward fully autonomous cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Audi plans to start offering advanced self-driving features in its cars by the end of next year. The company's technology boss, Ulrich Hackenberg, meanwhile, expects fully autonomous vehicles to be ready for serial production within 10 years.... Read More »

 

THE CAT COMES BACK

Jaguar expects record rewards from huge investments in products and plants

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Jaguar appears poised to have a record 2015 and to keep increasing global sales to well more than 200,000 this decade as a massive investment in products, plants and underpinnings starts to pay dividends, executives and analysts say.... Read More »

 

TIM LEULIETTE, CEO, VISTEON CORP.

Visteon zeros in on 1 segment: The connected car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
With Visteon Corp.'s announcement last month that it would sell its division that produces heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, the supplier is concentrating on one product segment: cockpit information systems.... Read More »

 

PHIL MARTENS, CEO, NOVELIS

Game on with steel, says aluminum supplier Novelis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Phil Martens, CEO of aluminum giant Novelis, knows both sides of the auto metals business.... Read More »

 

STEFAN SOMMER, CEO, ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN

With TRW, ZF can offer advanced driverless tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
ZF Friedrichshafen AG's acquisition of TRW Automotive will make it a key player in collision avoidance and driverless cars.... Read More »

 

 
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