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VW fined $13 million for emissions fraud in Brazil

10:17 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

Brazil's environmental agency slapped Volkswagen with a $13 million fine for skirting local emissions testing requirements.... Read More »

Hyundai returns to Super Bowl ad lineup

9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

Hyundai, which sat out last season's Super Bowl telecast, is coming back to the game in a big way with plans for three ads during and just before the game. The plans come as the automaker finishes the first year of its new NFL sponsorship.... Read More »

Kia offers first look at second-gen Cadenza

6:20 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

The decision to redesign the Cadenza, which starts at about $35,000, signals Kia will not abandon its high-end cars despite Hyundai's plan to create a dedicated luxury brand, Genesis.... Read More »

Karma Automotive links with BMW for electric drive technology

9:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

Karma Automotive, the Chinese-owned company once known as Fisker, is working with BMW to access some of the German automaker's electric drive and charging technology.... Read More »

Drop a coin, pick up a used car

6:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

Nashville-area car buyers will soon be able to get their used sedan or crossover in much the same way as they buy a bag of chips: by dropping a coin into a vending machine.... Read More »

GM to provide fuel cell vehicle to Army for testing

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

Another GM powertrain is headed to an Army vehicle, and additional details about the fuel-cell project could be released as early as next week.... Read More »


BLOG: For Jaguar Land Rover, latest Bond film is more than special effects

1:04 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

While spectators see entertainment in the wild car chases of the new James Bond movie Spectre, Jaguar Land Rover sees the ultimate branding opportunity.... Read More »

Toyota earnings surge 26% as currency gains, cost cutting offset lower sales

2:43 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Toyota's operating profit surged 26 percent surge in the latest quarter, as cost cutting and foreign exchange rate gains offset declining global sales.... Read More »

U.S. trade chief defends Pacific trade deal auto rules

10:41 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman defended rules governing trade in autos as part of a Pacific trade pact and warned that trying to renegotiate parts of the deal could unravel the whole thing.... Read More »

GM, UAW deal on narrow road to approval as votes roll in

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

GM's tentative four-year pact with the UAW appears to be on the path to ratification after key union locals at major plants voted in favor of it, according to public postings and media reports over the last few days.... Read More »

Magna says factory glitches to hurt profit; Q3 revenue, margins decline

7:29 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Magna International said operational glitches at three of its plants in North America would weigh on its earnings in the current quarter and spill over to the first half of next year.... Read More »

Visteon, with new focus on electronics, swings to small profit

4:05 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Visteon said today it posted a small but improved profit during the third quarter -- its first quarter as a supplier focused solely on cockpit electronics.... Read More »

ADESA profits, revenue grow in Q3

3:43 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

KAR Auction Services Inc., parent company of ADESA, reported third-quarter net income increased 10 percent to $52.3 million on revenue that rose 13 percent to $666.7 million.... Read More »


BLOG: Honda's 2017 Ridgeline masquerades as SEMA Baja race truck

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Honda dropped more broad hints at the styling of the next Ridgeline pickup truck with the unveiling of a Baja racer at the 2015 SEMA show.... Read More »

GM China sales rebound, set monthly record on strong Buick volume

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

GM's China sales rebounded strongly and reached a record monthly high in October after a three-month decline as robust demand for Buick models fueled a 15 percent increase year on year to 327,037 vehicles.... Read More »

VW luxury cars in Europe fitted with same devices as in U.S.

1:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Volkswagen's luxury diesel cars in Europe are fitted with the same software that U.S. regulators say was used to cheat emissions tests in the United States, the carmaker said today.... Read More »

Chinese-backed startup targets Tesla with $1 billion U.S. plant

11:52 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Faraday Future, the startup backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, has big dreams of taking on Tesla Motors, starting with a $1 billion investment in a new U.S. factory that will build electric cars starting in 2017.... Read More »

Subaru maker boosts profit 41% on higher N.A. sales, weak yen

2:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Fuji Heavy, the maker of Subaru vehicles, reported a 41 percent surge in operating profit in the latest quarter, helped by higher sales in North America and advantageous exchange rates.... Read More »

Mazda quarterly profit surges on higher sales, cost cutting

8:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Mazda today reported a major increase in operating profit in the latest quarter on the back of rising sales in Europe and Japan and aggressive cost cutting.... Read More »


BLOG: In the dealership buy-sell arena, is it a buyer's or seller's market?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

It’s a seller’s market for automotive retail buy-sell deals. Wait, no, it’s a buyer’s market.... Read More »

U.S. ultimatum to Takata could force more sweeping recall

6:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Takata's consent order with U.S. regulators contains an ultimatum whose consequences could be even more damaging than the $200 million penalty imposed on the company Tuesday: Prove that ammonium nitrate is a safe propellant for airbag inflators, or face a recall of every inflator it has ever made with the chemical.... Read More »

VIDEO: Ghosn's reach-it-or-else margin mandate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn warns that heads may roll if his team fails to reach his profit-margin target for 2017. He's also looking beyond a better battery to sell more EVs while touting a cure for range anxiety... Read More »

Ally Financial profit slumps on lower auto loans

8:55 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

Ally Financial's third-quarter profit fell 37 percent as it earned less money from its core auto lending and dealer financing operations.... Read More »

McLarty Automotive buys Machens group stores in Missouri

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

McLarty Automotive Group has acquired all but two stores owned and operated by Joe Machens Dealerships of Missouri.... Read More »


BLOG: Tokyo Motor Show continues to surprise, sometimes delight

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

Random thoughts from a stroll through the Tokyo Motor Show …... Read More »

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