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 »

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 »

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 »

Ford's diversity efforts lauded by Rainbow/PUSH

4:21 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Ford Motor received the top ratings among 12 automakers surveyed for ethnic diversity and inclusion efforts by Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.... Read More »


VW may have to repay EU loans, bank chief says

Oct. 12, 2015 11:00 CET

The European Investment Bank will examine whether VW Group used any EU loans to cheat on emissions tests for diesel vehicles and could demand money back.... Read More »

21 suppliers named PACE Award finalists

10:50 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Twenty-eight innovations from 21 different automotive suppliers have been named finalists for the 2016 Automotive News PACE Awards.... Read More »


China quality watchdog 'highly concerned' about VW emissions issue

Oct. 12, 2015 11:33 CET

China's quality watchdog said it was "highly concerned" about manipulated software in VW Group diesel cars designed to trick emissions tests and would take appropriate follow-up measures.... Read More »

3 execs tied to supplier accused of price fixing

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

Three executives affiliated with Japanese supplier Nishikawa Rubber Co. have been indicted in federal court for their alleged roles in a price-fixing scheme.... Read More »

Toyota unveils self-driving safety tech

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

Toyota, aiming to deploy autonomous driving systems by 2020, will deploy technology this year that allows vehicles to talk to each other, scan blind-spots, warn of changing lights and keep a safe distance from other cars.... Read More »

Fiat expects low-cost compact car family to mimic Dacia's success

Oct. 11, 2015 06:01 CET

Fiat expects to mimic the success of Renault's no-frills Dacia brand with its new compact car range based on the Aegea concept. The first car in the family will be the Tipo sedan.... Read More »

How the Civic got its turbo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2015

When Honda's 10th-generation Civic sedan goes on sale this fall, it will be the first time the brand has offered a turbocharged engine to U.S. buyers. Yet the optional 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit almost didn't make it into the 2016 Civic at all.... Read More »


A mortifying end to Audi engineering guru's distinguished career?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2015

The scandal surrounding Volkswagen's fraudulent diesels threatens to end the career of one of Germany's auto engineering titans -- Audi product development boss Ulrich Hackenberg.... 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 »

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 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 »


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 »


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 »

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 »


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 »


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 »


VW cheat software was switched on in Europe, report says

Oct. 8, 2015 09:08 CET

Volkswagen's software used to cheat emissions tests was switched on in diesel vehicles in Europe, a German newspaper reported.... 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 »

Fiat Chrysler workers skeptical of new UAW deal's impact on wages

10:51 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Workers outside the gates of a Fiat Chrysler plant in Kokomo, Ind., greeted news today of a new tentative agreement between the automaker and the UAW skeptically, giving an indication of the challenges the union may face in getting the deal ratified by members.... Read More »

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