VW diesels, with operative emissions gear, are slower and thirstier, Consumer Reports finds

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Two Volkswagen models with 2.0-liter diesel engines are slightly slower and thirstier with their emissions systems active, according to road tests by Consumer Reports.... Read More »

Revised FCA contract deal boosts newer workers to top-wage status in 8 years

1:22 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

A new tentative agreement between Fiat Chrysler and the UAW provides a wage progression that will get lower-paid Tier 2 workers to the same rate of pay -- $30 an hour -- as Tier 1 workers after 8 years on the job.... Read More »

VW faces Nov. 20 deadline in California for fix to diesel violations

2:05 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

California is giving VW until November 20 to come up with a plan to fix diesel models affected by its rigging of emissions tests, a spokesman for the California Air Resources Board said.... Read More »


BLOG: Did the UAW pull the old 'Higher Power' gambit on FCA?

3:27 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

In Negotiating 101, it's known as the “Higher Power” gambit -- that move toward the end of the negotiation that says “Well, it's OK with me, but I gotta check with the boss.”... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A path to top pay at FCA

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

UAW-FCA deal creates 8-year path to top pay; A quest for supplier diversity, trust; Honda pushes to fix more airbags; Letters to Google; Hyundai's sweet spot.... 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 brand faces full-year loss on scandal costs, report says

10:57 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

VW'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, two company sources told Reuters today.... 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 »


BLOG: Lexus plans global debut of new concept in Tokyo

12:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Lexus is promising a new concept car at this month's Tokyo Motor Show but is holding back details until the unveiling. The vehicle may preview a luxury hydrogen fuel cell car.... Read More »

VW diesel used-car prices in Europe not affected by emissions scandal, survey shows

Oct. 9, 2015 17:03 CET

The emissions-cheating scandal shaking Volkswagen has not affected the price of used VW diesel cars in Europe, a car valuation firm said, while warning that this could change later in the year.... 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 »

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 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 »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW diesel delay 'several months'

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

VW diesel delay to last 'several months,' Horn: Hardware fixes needed, Texas sues; Musk: Apple 'The Tesla Graveyard,'; Lexus fuel-cell car?; NADA's gripe.... Read More »

Texas sues VW claiming deception, diesel pollution

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Texas joined the Volkswagen litigation bandwagon, accusing the company’s U.S. unit of violating state consumer protection laws and clean air standards by using rigged software in some of it diesel vehicles.... Read More »

A Stanford professor's quest to fix driverless cars' major flaw

7:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

As the autonomous car movement barrels ahead, Chris Gerdes is raising questions about ethical choices that must inevitably be programmed into the robotic minds expected one day soon to be driving along the nation's highways.... Read More »

Range Rover plans limited run of Evoque cabrios

Oct. 9, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover plans a limited run of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, which will debut at the Los Angeles auto show next month and go on sale next spring.... 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 »

Russian car sales plunge as automakers raise prices

Oct. 9, 2015 11:22 CET

Russian car sales plunged more than forecast in September, slumping the most in three months as a weaker ruble pushed automakers to raise prices.... Read More »


Jaguar's leaner XF takes aim at BMW 5 series

Oct. 9, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar has its sights on the BMW 5 series with its new lighter, smaller XF sedan, which it says is the new benchmark for driving dynamics in the large premium segment.... Read More »


BLOG: Frankfurt show featured many beasts, few beauties

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

Frankfurt auto show remains the unrivaled global No. 1 when it comes to vehicle debuts of which there were 210 at this year's show. But due to a serious amount of overdesign, just a handful could be described as beautiful.... Read More »

3 Nishikawa Rubber execs indicted by U.S. for price-fixing

5:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Three executives affiliated with Japanese supplier Nishikawa Rubber Co. were indicted in federal court for their alleged roles in the auto supply chain’s ongoing price-fixing scandal.... Read More »

New FCA-UAW contract deal would raise Tier 2 pay to $29 an hour, report says

1:42 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Fiat Chrysler is offering so-called second-tier UAW members as much as $29 an hour -- up from $25 previously proposed -- under a new tentative agreement which avoided a strike by 40,000 union members, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg today.... Read More »

Suppliers shouldn't pay for VW diesel scandal, executive says

11:27 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

VW should not try to make up for the costs of its emissions scandal by putting pressure on suppliers to lower their prices, the head of a German engine parts maker ElringKlinger said today.... Read More »


Older VW diesels will need software and hardware fixes, Horn tells lawmakers

12:01 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

A software fix won't be enough to bring most of the 482,000 vehicles involved in its emissions violations scandal into compliance with U.S. clean air laws, Volkswagen Group of America CEO Michael Horn testified in a congressional hearing today.... Read More »

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