Ontario will allow road tests of autonomous cars

3:17 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Ontario will become the first Canadian province to allow automated vehicles to be tested on its roads, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation said in a statement today.... Read More »


BLOG: Cleaning up the diesel engine, upstream

11:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has promising projects that reduce diesel emissions in the cylinder.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: More temp workers at FCA?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

UAW deal would allow more FCA temp workers: Report; XC40 in Volvo pipeline; Eyeing EVs at Aston; VW 'cheat' put to test; Musk: 'I don't hate Apple.'... Read More »

Shortfall rises by $16 billion at UAW retiree health care fund

1:35 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

The estimate of the unfunded future expenses of a trust that pays the health care costs of more than 700,000 UAW retirees from the Detroit 3 automakers widened by $16 billion last year as it changed accounting assumptions and adjusted for new projections of how long members will live.... Read More »


BLOG: How VW can bolster its financial firepower

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

VW Group could bolster its financial firepower by selling off assets such as non-core parts of its truck business, along with its stakes in engineering service contractors and Audi's shares in Bayern Munich soccer club.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler could double use of temp workers under new UAW contract, report says

1:26 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles can double its use of lower-paid temporary staffers under a new labor agreement being voted on by the UAW, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

VW retools diesel strategy, plans electric push

9:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Volkswagen plans a shift in focus to more plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles as the company adopts diesel technology it previously eschewed for smaller models.... Read More »

VW will cut spending by $1 billion, launch all-electric Phaeton in EV push

Oct. 13, 2015 11:19 CET

VW Group said it will reduce investment spending at the VW brand by $1.1 billion a year, switch to a different diesel emissions treatment technology and launch an all-electric Phaeton sedan as the flagship for a new focus on electrification.... Read More »

Porsche North America names Klaus Zellmer CEO

6:54 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Volkswagen's sports car unit Porsche today named Klaus Zellmer president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, effective Nov. 1.... Read More »

Toyota, aiming for new showcase, packs Prius with tech

12:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Toyota is packing the next-generation Prius with such a profusion of new technologies that it makes the best-selling hybrid truly worthy of its name, which means “to go before.” The fourth-generation Prius aims to be a showcase for the brand's latest powertrain, chassis and safety technologies.... Read More »

Aston Martin seeks 'beauty and soul' in all-electric sports cars

6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Aston Martin, the 102 year-old maker of high-performance cars featured in the next James Bond film, is envisioning a future when its engines are fueled by electricity instead of gasoline.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW to cut investments, push EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

VW to slash investments, push EVs; New Porsche N.A. chief; Prius mileage up 10%; 2-day FCA vote; AutoNation's CEO on long loans, fall of 'Humpty Dumpty.'... Read More »

UK car production forecast cut on sluggish Europe

Oct. 13, 2015 11:25 CET

Automakers will build about 1.8 million cars in 2017 in the UK, less than the 1.95 million originally expected, due to more sluggish growth in Europe, an industry body said.... Read More »

China auto sales expand at slowest pace in 3 years

7:13 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Light-vehicle sales in China expanded at the slowest pace since 2012 so far this year, underlining the slump in demand that prompted the government to cut a tax on car purchases to revive demand in the world's biggest auto market.... Read More »

Volvo will debut compact SUV in 2018, sources say

Oct. 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Volvo will debut its compact SUV, expected to be called the XC40, in early 2018, sources said. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said a compact SUV is a priority for Volvo but he declined to confirm the name of the model or the timing of its arrival.... Read More »


Europe's dealer groups adopt U.S. model to better handle downturns

Oct. 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Dealer groups in Germany and the Nordic countries are starting to adopt the same centralized U.S. model that has helped make large auto retailers in the UK so resilient to downturns, according to a UK-based analyst.... Read More »

The secret to BMW M4 GTS power boost? Water

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

The 2016 BMW M4 GTS has a huge rear wing, plenty of custom bodywork and factory-fitted, six-point harness-equipped racing seats.... Read More »


Blazing a trail to self-driving cars

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

Most folks in the auto industry can see the promise of self-driving vehicles. The tricky part is a vision of how to get there.... Read More »

GM plans mixed-materials strategy for cutting weight

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

Don't expect General Motors to copy Ford's move to an aluminum-intensive body for GM's next-generation full-size pickups when they debut in a few years.... Read More »

VW credit rating cut by S&P; further cuts are possible

4:01 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

VW's credit rating was cut one level today by Standard & Poor’s, which said the German carmaker’s cheating on U.S. diesel-emissions tests indicates management weaknesses that may lead to a further debt downgrade.... Read More »

UAW shrinks voting on Fiat Chrysler pact to 2 days

5:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

All 40,000 union members at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S. will vote on a proposed new contract on Oct. 20 and 21, rather than stretch the balloting over more than a week as was done in the recent failed vote, the UAW said on Monday.... Read More »

VW seeks $3.4 billion in savings from suppliers, report says

Oct. 12, 2015 19:06 CET

VW wants to extract $3.41 billion in price cuts from its suppliers as part of a broader cost-cutting program to help mitigate the costs of the emissions scandal that has rocked the company, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »


VW began selling cars in UK with cheat software in 2008

Oct. 12, 2015 18:11 CET

VW first sold cars in Britain equipped with software that could cheat emissions tests in 2008, its UK boss, Paul Willis, told UK lawmakers. He said it was implausible that senior executives knew about the test-rigging.... Read More »

Story of VW emissions scandal coming to big screen

5:26 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

The Volkswagen scandal over diesel emissions tests is headed for Hollywood.... Read More »


BLOG: FCA deal finally gives UAW an organizing carrot

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

A byproduct of the rich new deal that UAW workers demanded of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles -- and their own leaders -- is that the UAW finally has something worthwhile to sell to employees at nonunion U.S. transplants.... Read More »

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