VW brand sales plunge 25% in Nov. amid tight supplies, diesel scandal fallout

11:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Volkswagen of America's sales plummeted in November amid tight dealer inventories and a continued sales freeze of diesel-powered cars prompted by its emissions violations.... Read More »


Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota, FCA post gains on strong truck volume

8:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Hyundai set the pace in November as most automakers rode U.S. light truck demand to sales increases and the industry moved closer to an annual record. Gains among major players fell within a narrow range of 0.3 percent at Ford Motor Co. to 3.8 percent at Nissan Motor Co. Hyundai's 12 percent increase stood out in percentage terms. Only American Honda and Volkswagen Group declined.... Read More »

'Friends' deals hurt Ford's low-priced vehicles, but boosted overall prices

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Sales of Ford Motor Co.'s cars and smaller crossovers were hurt by the company's decision to stop offering no-interest financing last month. From now through Jan. 4, Ford said, it will offer most of its vehicles with 0 percent, 60-month loans plus $1,000 cash back after dropping its no-haggle “Friends & Neighbors” promotion a month earlier than planned.... Read More »


BLOG: In chase for record, it all comes down to December's deals

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

U.S. auto sales through the first 11 months are a third of a million behind the record-setting 2000 pace. Manufacturers won't be able to resist going for a new record.In chase for record, it all comes down to December's deals.... Read More »

Canadian sales rise 4.7% in November

1:22 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Boosted by continued strength in trucks, Canadian sales rose 4.7 percent in November to 145,426 light vehicles, an industry report said today.... Read More »

Mercedes Nov. sales report delayed a day because of glitch

10:47 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Mercedes-Benz said today it will not report its November U.S. sales figures until Wednesday because of a “systems malfunction.”... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota ride SUVs, CUVs in Nov.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

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Rogue, Murano lift Nissan to November record

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Nissan's crossover models continued to push the brand to new heights in November, with sales of 95,389 cars and trucks topping a record for the month. A 4 percent gain over November 2014 came largely from big demand for the Rogue compact crossover, which outsold Nissan's perennial volume leader, the Altima sedan, for the third consecutive month.... Read More »

Bosch sued in U.S. over alleged role in VW scandal

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

German auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH has been accused of conspiring with Volkswagen AG to evade diesel emissions standards in at least 11 million vehicles worldwide in a class action lawsuit filed late on Monday.... Read More »

Jeep carries FCA to 68th straight monthly sales gain

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Fiat Chrysler rode record Jeep sales to a 3 percent sales gain in the U.S. in November, its best since 2000. FCA US said it sold 175,974 vehicles last month, marking the automaker's 68th consecutive month of sales gains.... Read More »

VW's billionaire owners to face workers for first time since scandal broke

2:20 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Volkswagen AG's billionaire owners are set to break their silence on Wednesday, more than two months after the carmaker's admission to cheating on emissions tests, in a bid for workers' support as the company seeks a path out of the scandal.... Read More »

VW to appeal organizing vote for Tenn. skilled-trades workers

3:18 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Volkswagen plans to appeal a decision to let a small group of skilled-trades workers hold a union vote at its plant in Chattanooga.... Read More »

Honda volume slides 5.2%; Acura falls 18%

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

American Honda emerged as one of the few dark spots in U.S. sales last month, saying that its November sales slid 5.2 percent to 115,441 vehicles even as most of the auto industry saw modest gains.... Read More »

Hyundai-Kia buck truck trend, post gains in small cars

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Low gasoline prices may have many Americans looking for trucks and crossovers, but that was no problem in November for Hyundai and Kia, which reported U.S. sales gains thanks to small cars such as the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Soul.... Read More »

Toyota Motor sales rise on trucks; Lexus sets record Nov.

1:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. posted a 3.4 percent gain in U.S. sales in November as consumers' demand for light trucks continued to buoy the automaker and the industry, the company said.... Read More »

Porsche hikes hp rating on 911 Turbo for 2017

11:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Porsche is bringing the revamped 2017 911 Turbo and Turbo S sports cars to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. Both cars feature a host of powertrain improvements that shave more time off the 0-to-60-mph run.... Read More »


BLOG: Chevrolet aims for tech 'punch' with redesigned Malibu

11:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

General Motors is laying a bet that technology will help the redesigned Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan break through in a core but crowded segment.... Read More »

GM reports strong truck sales, record average transaction price

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

General Motors’ U.S. sales rose 1.5 percent in November, as strong demand for pickups, SUVs and crossovers offset weak car sales and helped the automaker to a record transaction price of $35,800.... Read More »

Ford labor chief Fleming to retire, other execs shift

11:52 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

John Fleming, Ford's global manufacturing head and labor chief, will retire at the end of the year, the automaker said today in a statement detailing a series of leadership changes.... Read More »


BLOG: Fiat hints at Abarth version of 124 Spider

11:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

A sportier version of the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider was a hot topic of conversation even before the car debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, and Fiat is not exactly hiding the fact that it is considering a more hardcore version of the reborn roadster.... Read More »

VW's French market share fell in Nov. amid industrywide gain

Dec. 1, 2015 11:13 CET

French new-car registrations rose 11 percent in November as most major carmakers, including scandal-hit Volkswagen Group, made gains.... Read More »

Volkswagen will recall 323,700 diesel cars in India

Dec. 1, 2015 17:13 CET

Volkswagen Group will recall about 323,700 cars in India after a government-ordered probe into its diesel models showed emissions exceeding permissible limits.... Read More »

What people are saying about Mazda's revamped CX-9

11:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Mazda's redesigned CX-9 crossover is the model's first full overhaul since its introduction in 2007. Mazda has called the three-row crossover a “high-end model” and has hopes of selling 50,000 vehicles a year worldwide. There was no shortage of commentary on the CX-9 following its unveiling.... Read More »

VW to recall 323,700 cars in India after emission tests

9:59 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Volkswagen AG will recall about 323,700 cars in India after a government-ordered probe into its diesel models showed emissions exceeding permissible limits.... Read More »

Ford, BMW, Renault halt output in India amid heavy rains

6:58 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Ford, BMW and Renault were among manufacturers that halted production at their factories in India as monsoon rains lashed the southern city of Chennai, flooding many neighborhoods and disrupting public transport.... Read More »