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 »

Industry body urges UK to remain in reformed EU

Nov. 25, 2015 11:04 CET

The UK should remain in a reformed European Union, an influential automotive industry body said today. The UK will vote before the end of 2017 on whether to stay in the EU or leave the bloc.... Read More »

EU leaders aim to block emissions-test deal deemed lax

Nov. 24, 2015 19:59 CET

Members of the European Parliament are expected to vote against car pollution testing rules they say are too soft on automakers -- especially in the aftermath of VW Group's admission that it used cheat software to trick emissions tests -- politicians and EU sources said.... Read More »

EU plans report on car CO2 by end of week, source says

Nov. 24, 2015 09:54 CET

The EU plans to present a report by the end of this week on CO2 emissions from cars, according to an official with knowledge of the issue. The document will include data on pollution by automakers with the exception of Volkswagen Group.... Read More »

VW wins EU deadline extension to detail false CO2 data

Nov. 20, 2015 12:37 CET

The European Union has given VW until the end of the year to clarify its admission that 800,000 of its cars were sold to customers with false CO2 emissions data. The original deadline was Thursday.... Read More »


UK launches inquiry into vehicle type approval after VW scandal

Nov. 16, 2015 13:21 CET

Britain will launch an inquiry into the system used to approve vehicles, including their emissions levels, in the wake of the scandal engulfing Volkswagen.... Read More »

GM powertrain boss will campaign for emissions harmonization

Nov. 13, 2015 07:13 CET

General Motors' powertrain chief, Dan Nicholson, intends to campaign for global harmonization of emissions standards, particularly between the U.S and Europe during his presidency of the automotive engineers' society, Fisita.... Read More »

EU emissions-test deal faces veto from lawmakers

Nov. 11, 2015 11:17 CET

European Parliament members objected to a watered-down plan for real-world testing of NOx emissions in the EU, increasing the risk of lawmakers vetoing the deal.... Read More »

Rising incentives, growing concern

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

U.S. auto sales continue to roar ahead, fueled by pent-up demand, low gasoline prices, new metal and -- increasingly -- rising incentives. By one measure, automakers' incentives are nearing 10 percent of the industry's average transaction price. The trend is raising some concern among analysts.... Read More »


VW will pay CO2-related costs for motorists in EU

Nov. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

VW said it will foot the bill for extra taxes incurred by drivers because it understated the CO2 emissions of about 800,000 cars in Europe.... Read More »


EU seeks wider probe after VW admits CO2 emissions irregularities

Nov. 6, 2015 10:48 CET

The European Commission has written to all 28 EU countries urging them to widen their investigations into potential breaches of vehicle emissions rules after VW Group admitted it had understated CO2 levels of about 800,000 vehicles.... Read More »


BLOG: Will we set a sales record? (Do we want to?)

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

I’m calling it early. After a terrific October, I think 2015 light-vehicle volume will top the previous peak in 2000 of 17,395,142 sales.... Read More »


EU seeks clarity on VW emissions after U.S. 'cheat' probe widens

Nov. 3, 2015 12:20 CET

The European Commission said it wanted clarity on the full extent of diesel emissions cheating by VW Group after U.S. regulators widened their probe to include larger engines used in some Audi and Porsche models.... Read More »

Tougher EU emissions tests likely to hit sales of smaller diesels

Oct. 31, 2015 06:01 CET

Tougher pollution controls for diesel cars in Europe will hit sales of smaller models, analysts say.... Read More »

Automakers say EU emissions-testing deal will hurt industry

Oct. 30, 2015 14:46 CET

European carmakers said tougher emissions-testing rules agreed this week by the EU would hurt the industry by forcing the early phase-out of some diesel models and making it harder to meet carbon dioxide limits.... Read More »

European Commission softens plan for real-world pollution tests

Oct. 29, 2015 09:18 CET

The EU's industrial policy chief scaled back proposed tougher tests on car pollution at the insistence of governments concerned about potential cost increases for automakers.... Read More »

EU nations disagree on emissions tests despite VW scandal

Oct. 28, 2015 12:29 CET

European nations are sharply divided over plans to tighten EU car-testing rules, despite the VW emissions scandal, national position papers seen by Reuters show.... Read More »

EU parliament takes tough stance on emissions tests

Oct. 27, 2015 16:42 CET

The European Parliament says real-world emissions of nitrogen oxides by new cars should heed a EU limit by the end of 2017, a tougher stance than many EU governments and the European Commission, the bloc's regulatory arm, have taken.... Read More »

EU set for fight over emissions tests after VW cheating

Oct. 26, 2015 12:44 CET

The EU's industrial policy chief, Elzbieta Bienkowska, faces a clash with EU governments this week over tougher car-emissions testing. EU countries including Germany oppose the way Bienkowska plans to implement a new inspection regime.... Read More »

PSA will publish real-world fuel economy numbers

Oct. 26, 2015 11:57 CET

PSA said it will publish real-world fuel economy figures for its diesel vehicles vetted by an independent body. The automaker's action follows VW's admission that it installed software designed to fool official emissions tests.... Read More »

Trucks lift GM's third-quarter results to post-bankruptcy records

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Stout truck sales in North America in the third quarter and a soft landing from economic concerns in China helped General Motors to its best financial performance since before its 2009 bankruptcy.... Read More »


VW halts European sales of new diesel cars linked to emissions scandal

Oct. 21, 2015 14:40 CET

Volkswagen says it has stopped selling new cars in Europe that contain software designed to cheat diesel emissions tests as the automaker prepares to recall 8.5 million vehicles in private hands.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler's Luxembourg tax deal is illegal, European Union says

Oct. 21, 2015 13:43 CET

The European Union has ruled that Fiat Chrysler benefited from an illegal tax deal with Luxembourg and says the country's government must now recover taxes of about 20 to 30 million euros ($23 to $34 million) from the automaker.... Read More »

Daimler bows to pressure on new refrigerant

Oct. 20, 2015 15:19 CET

Daimler's Mercedes cars division will use the air conditioning refrigerant R1234yf, which it had previously refused to adopt, citing safety risks.... Read More »


VW will recall 8.5 million cars in Europe

Oct. 15, 2015 16:57 CET

VW Group will embark on one of the biggest recalls in European automotive history, affecting about 8.5 million vehicles in the EU, after German authorities threw out the carmaker's proposal for voluntary repairs.... Read More »