Government Regulations and Other Actions

Safety 'shenanigans' must be addressed, Nader says

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2016

It takes a surprisingly small number of people to change the world - and that's one thing consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame last week, wishes more people realized.... Read More »

BRADFORD WERNLE

BLOG: Car-hacking has the industry's highest level of attention, conference shows

4:16 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

If the 500-strong crowd at the Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit here today is any indication, cybersecurity now has the automobile industry's undivided attention.... Read More »

FCA recalling 410,000 vehicles for software, wiring issues

3:32 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is recalling nearly 410,000 vehicles worldwide because of a defect that can lead to a loss of propulsion.... Read More »

Auto industry should enlist hackers to aid in cybersecurity, panelists say

3:47 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

If the auto industry wants protection from the most talented players in the cybersecurity field, then it needs to attract hackers, panelists said today at the Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit.... Read More »

McLaren sees Brexit vote benefit from weaker pound

July 22, 2016 17:09 CET

McLaren Automotive said the fall in the value of sterling since Britons voted to leave the EU was benefiting the company financially.... Read More »

Volvo plans self-driving car by 2021 to challenge BMW

July 22, 2016 12:01 CET

Volvo plans to sell a model able to pilot itself down the highway by 2021. The carmaker needs expertise in software and cloud services and is looking into various partnerships, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said.... Read More »

PSA plant blames two-day stoppage on Brexit vote

July 22, 2016 11:12 CET

PSA blamed the UK's referendum vote to leave the EU for a decision to suspend production for two days at its Poissy plant near Paris. The automaker said the measure was "just in case" the June decision significantly affects its sales.... Read More »

U.S. Energy department expands EV charging loan guarantees

5:47 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

The White House is expanding a federal loan guarantee program to include companies building electric vehicle charging stations, as part of a broader effort to boost EV sales.... Read More »

GM says Brexit 'not a good omen,' mulls cuts in Europe

July 21, 2016 14:44 CET

GM said it was considering cost cuts in Europe to offset up to $400 million of potential headwinds triggered by Britain's Brexit vote, calling into question the carmaker's ability to return Opel and Vauxhall to a full-year profit.... Read More »

GM may recall another 4.3M vehicles for Takata airbags; cost could reach $550 million

10:16 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

General Motors said in a securities filing on Thursday it may be forced by U.S. regulators to recall another 4.3 million vehicles for Takata airbag inflators -- a call-back that would cost it $550 million.... Read More »

JAMIE LaREAU

BLOG: How BMW learned the best product placement is a true story

11:40 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

On Saturday, ABC's “20/20: In an Instant” featured the true story of a car accident involving a BMW sedan and an 18-wheel tractor-trailer rig.... Read More »

Zetsche says he does not see Brexit impacting vehicle demand

July 21, 2016 11:12 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said he did not expect the UK's decision to leave the EU to have any effect on demand for vehicles.... Read More »

NHTSA's Rosekind stands by self-driving cars

4:58 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

The head of NHTSA said Wednesday the U.S. government will not abandon efforts to speed the development of self-driving cars, despite a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S operating on an autopilot system.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW taking another financial hit

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Double hit on VW: As cost of scandal rises, 'deep' cover-up alleged; FCA compliance czar; Report: Benz, Ferrari recalls needed; Honda, Buick, Jag spy shots; Look son, no hands!... Read More »

Daimler, Ferrari selling some new vehicles with faulty airbags, Senate report says

3:05 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Vans units and Ferrari are among a small group of automakers selling some new vehicles with faulty Takata airbags that will be subject to recalls by the end of 2018, a Senate report released said Wednesday.... Read More »

Dealers still not convinced the CFPB understands their business

11:45 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

The CFPB's Patrice Ficklin got an earful after speaking at a minority dealers' gathering. She took the criticism and responded.Dealers still not convinced the CFPB understands their business... Read More »

Are you prepared for regulators’ scrutiny of F&I products?

11:00 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Industry experts say that dealerships are not prepared if regulators begin to examine F&I product sales, despite several years of increased scrutiny of other aspects of dealership operations, especially F&I.... Read More »

BMW's 2017 diesels delayed by more stringent EPA emissions tests

11:23 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

The EPA's crackdown on diesels has delayed the certification and sale of four BMW models. BMW confirmed it is still awaiting production certification of all 2017 diesels and would not say now long this would take.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: BMW diesels hit snag in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

BMW diesels hit snag in U.S., VW rethinks role of diesels in market; Fastback Honda Accord spied; Feds mull regulating self-driving tech; Crossovers at heart of Cadillac product plan.... Read More »

Hyundai dealers in China seek up to $135 million in compensation

7:11 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

A group of Hyundai dealers in China is seeking 800 million-900 million yuan ($120 million-135 million) in compensation from the South Korean automaker, saying Hyundai has cut the flow of models it exports to them, resulting in dealership losses and closures.... Read More »

China lifts stake caps on foreign motorcycle, battery manufacturers

7:00 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

China’s central government said it’ll exempt foreign makers of motorcycles and batteries from ownership limits in their manufacturing operations, revising a key industrial policy just as rulemakers consider similar measures for car companies.... Read More »

Ally launches stock buyback, first dividend as public company

12:03 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

Ally Financial, in another benchmark event during its long recovery from the Great Recession, said it is launching a stock buyback valued at up to $700 million along with its first dividend as a public company.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GMC to take on Jeep?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

GMC to take on Jeep?; Takata manipulated test results in reports to Honda, audit finds; States plan to sue VW; Audi to boost EV spending - report; Ford Super Duty towing boast.... Read More »

Vauxhall logged first Zafira fire in 2009, several years before recall decision

July 19, 2016 13:58 CET

Vauxhall says it first logged a case of a fire linked to the ventilation system in its Zafira minivans in 2009, several years before a number of incidents were widely publicized and prompted two recalls.... Read More »

VW's dirty diesels won't meet U.S. air standards even after recall

July 19, 2016 12:17 CET

VW Group's $15.3 billion U.S. settlement for cheating on emissions tests fell short in one key respect: Even after the cars are recalled and repaired they won't be fully compliant with clean-air laws.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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