VW closes in on approval for fixes for diesels in Europe

6:36 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Volkswagen is closing in on regulatory approval for a series of low-cost fixes to 8.5 million rigged diesel vehicles in Europe, a step forward in its effort to overcome a scandal over cheating on emissions.... Read More »

Nissan denies plan to issue new shares to reduce Renault stake

Dec. 1, 2015 09:03 CET

Nissan is not planning to issue new shares to reduce Renault's stake in the Japanese automaker, a Nissan spokesman said.... Read More »

VW remains strong as French car sales rise 11% in November

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 strong gains.... Read More »

Faurecia-Dongfeng JV readies interior parts plant in China

Dec. 1, 2015 12:10 CET

Faurecia's joint venture with Dongfeng has started construction of an interiors parts plant in the Chinese city of Wuhan.The plant will produce components for customers including PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, Renault and Honda.... Read More »

Citroen appoints new China chief for DS brand

Dec. 1, 2015 11:50 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen has named company veteran Thierry Poriat as general manager of its DS subbrand in China.... Read More »

Ford plans $1.3 billion upgrade of Kentucky truck plant

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

Ford today plans to announce a $1.3 billion investment in its Kentucky Truck Plant to support the redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickup. Ford said the plans, including a new body shop, will create 2,000 jobs at the plant.... Read More »

Ford says UAW contract boosts U.S. labor costs less than 1.5%

9:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Ford's labor costs will rise by less than the projected rate of inflation in each of the next four years, largely because its new contract with the UAW allows the use of more temporary workers and greater flexibility to move production to lower-cost countries if necessary, executives said today.... Read More »


After 40 years, BMW's 3 series rules a tougher league

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

After 40 years, BMW's 3 series still rules the sporty-compact segment. But tougher competition and changing market tastes pose challenges.... Read More »

Ferrari completes funding deal worth 2.5 billion euros

Nov. 30, 2015 15:42 CET

Ferrari has signed contracts to raise 2.5 billion euros that it will use in part to refinance debt owed to Fiat Chrysler as it moves toward separation from its parent company.... Read More »

VW, DOJ want diesel civil cases heard in Detroit

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

VW and the Justice Department want a U.S. judicial panel to centralize in Detroit hundreds of civil lawsuits alleging the German automaker defrauded consumers and shareholders, according to court filings.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford narrows U.S. labor costs with rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Ford narrows U.S. labor costs with rivals; Cadillac rethinks dealer rewards; Toyota's parting shot; Lear lands V2V firm; 'Unsafe at Any Speed' turns 50.... Read More »

Insurance Institute trains its sights on headlights

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is developing a new stand-alone ratings program for automobile headlights, with the first batch of results due out next year. A good performance could become a requirement for vehicles to earn IIHS' Top Safety Pick+ rating.... Read More »

Lear acquires vehicle-to-vehicle communications firm

11:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Lear said it acquired automotive connectivity supplier Arada Systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Arada develops hardware and software for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technology.... Read More »

Honda plans to lift retirement age in Japan as labor force shrinks

10:58 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Honda plans to raise the retirement age for employees at its Japan operations to 65 years from the current 60 years in a bid to retain workers for longer periods as the labor force shrinks.... Read More »

Bugatti says Chiron supercar will debut in Geneva

Nov. 30, 2015 14:26 CET

Bugatti confirmed the name Chiron for its replacement for the Veyron supercar and says it has already received 100 orders for the new model.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford preps 'Friends & Neighbors' sequel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Ford preps 'Friends & Neighbors' sequel; VW aware a year earlier?; Snyder: November sales wake up; Nader's new 'great hazard'; Industry Leader of the Year... Read More »


VW will recall 2.46 million cars with illegal software in Germany, report says

Nov. 30, 2015 11:03 CET

Volkswagen Group will recall 2.46 million diesel vehicles in Germany fitted with illegal emissions-cheating software, including VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat models, a newspaper report said.... Read More »

Fiat dynasty heir makes industry comeback customizing cars

Nov. 30, 2015 12:08 CET

Lapo Elkann, a flamboyant member of Italy's Agnelli family, the dynasty that founded Fiat, is making a comeback in the auto industry after a 10-year break with a startup that offers customized cars.... Read More »

Japan's plans to fuel world's cleanest cars hits roadblock

6:26 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has big plans for his country to lead the way in clean cars. His bureaucrats are getting in the way.... Read More »


Acrimony lingers as Ford, Toyota go solo in race for hybrid pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Long after a Toyota-Ford hybrid pickup partnership unraveled, the rivals are racing to roll out their own products. It's a battle between two champions - one in hybrids, the other in pickups - for what will be a niche but growing segment.... Read More »


Drivers and cellphones: Unsafe at any speed

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Fifty years after the publication of Ralph Nader’s “Unsafe at Any Speed,” a modern-day menace gets pinpointed by the nation’s highway traffic safety chief: distracted driving.... Read More »

Toyota taps U.S. dealers' best practices for Latin America

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Inspired by Automotive News' dealership Best Practices series, Toyota challenged its Latin American dealers and distributors to brainstorm their own ways to improve. At an award ceremony in Tokyo recently, Toyota's Steve St. Angelo honored the top 10 of some 400 best practices that resulted.... Read More »


Nader warns of 'hazard on the highway'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

On the 50th anniversary of the publication of his landmark book, “Unsafe at Any Speed,” consumer advocate Ralph Nader says the auto industry should put the brakes on automated driving.... Read More »

New CEO says TrueCar must change

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

TrueCar's new CEO, Chip Perry, harbors no illusions about the task he'll face in stabilizing the company and rebuilding bridges with auto dealers.... Read More »

Cadillac to refocus incentives for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Cadillac is drafting a new retail incentive program that could significantly boost factory payments to dealers who invest in facilities, new technology and other elements to improve the customer experience.... Read More »