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VIDEO: GM's Barra: Tapping into ideas from Silicon Valley

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra comments on lessons from mom; girls who shy away from math; slicing a 10-page policy down to two words; tapping millennials to erase stupid habits; taking regular trips to Silicon Valley.... Read More »

GM, Army to test Chevrolet Colorado fuel cell

9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

The Chevrolet Colorado pickup has been selected by the U.S. Army to test a General Motors-designed hydrogen powered fuel cell powertrain. The grueling 12-month test will help GM engineers and army officials evaluate the fuel cell's performance under strenuous use.... Read More »

U.S. probes Bosch in VW cheating scandal, report says

2:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

U.S. authorities are investigating German auto supplier Robert Bosch over its role in Volkswagen's massive scheme to cheat U.S. emission standards, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

N.A. auto production will remain strong in 2016, analyst says

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

North American auto production rose 1 percent in October and “should remain strong” through the next 12 to 18 months thanks to strong truck demand, healthy inventories and a strengthening economy, Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst David Leiker wrote in a note today.... Read More »

Japanese supplier INOAC agrees to $2.35 million U.S. price-fixing fine

3:35 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

Japanese supplier INOAC agreed to plead guilty to fixing prices -- and pay a $2.35 million criminal fine -- on auto parts sold to Toyota between 2004 and 2012, the U.S. Justice Department said today.... Read More »

UAW partners with Germany's IG Metall to push for better U.S. wages, union representation

3:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

The UAW and Germany's largest autoworker union, IG Metall, have joined forces to push for improved wages and working conditions at the U.S. plants of German auto and parts manufacturers.... Read More »

Ford CFO says 'Friends' promo not costly

2:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

Ford's incentive spending declined slightly in the first few weeks of its year-end “Friends & Neighbors” promotion, evidence that it’s not a profit-damaging blowout sale, CFO Bob Shanks said today.... Read More »

U.S. senators urge VW to expand diesel compensation, agree to buybacks

2:02 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

Two U.S. senators today urged Volkswagen to agree to buy back vehicles and offer compensation to drivers of all diesel vehicles that government regulators have charged have "defeat devices" to rig emissions standards.... Read More »

Ford's Michigan F-150 plant holds key to passage of UAW deal

1:02 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

The UAW's proposed labor contract with Ford will fail unless workers at an F-150 assembly plant in Michigan approve it by a wide margin. About 18,000 Ford workers have now voted against the deal, roughly 1,800 more than had voted in favor, according to tallies by Automotive News and UAW Local 551 in Chicago.... Read More »

Scion keeps it weird in new iM, iA ads

11:02 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

Scion's “Weird, Right?” ad campaign for the iM hatchback and iA compact sedan is back for another round of weirdness.... Read More »

U.S. House passes bill revoking CFPB auto lending guidance

5:55 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

A bill that would limit the CFPB's 2013 auto lending guidance passed the House of Representatives late Wednesday by a 332-96 vote. The bill still faces several hurdles before it could become law.... Read More »

UAW says it has been approved for labor vote at VW in Tennessee

4:40 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Volkswagen skilled trades workers at the company's lone U.S. auto assembly plant will vote on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 whether to be represented by the UAW, the union said on Wednesday.... Read More »

Mazda joins turbo charge with CX-9's plush makeover

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Mazda's second-generation three-row family crossover is shifting into near-luxury territory with a potent, turbocharged engine and a plush interior that includes panels of rosewood supplied by Japanese guitar-maker Fujigen.... Read More »

Scion jumps into hot subcompact crossover fray with C-HR

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

The sleek C-HR concept crossover Toyota has shown at global auto shows will come to the U.S. market as a Scion. When the C-HR goes on sale in 2017, the subcompact crossover will be the third all-new model Scion has promised dealers, following the iA and iM that went on sale in September.... Read More »

Mitsubishi gives Outlander Sport, Mirage its family face

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Mitsubishi's updated Outlander Sport compact crossover and Mirage subcompact car will sport the “dynamic shield” styling language created for Mitsubishi by veteran Nissan designer Tsunehiro Kunimoto.... Read More »

VW's Horn: Plan for emissions fix coming 'soon'

8:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Volkswagen Group of America may soon disclose how it intends to fix 482,000 2.0-liter diesel vehicles with illegal emissions software, the company's chief said. The automaker is approaching a Friday deadline to submit draft plans for the fixes to the California Air Resources Board. CARB and the EPA must approve VW's repair plans before a recall can begin.... Read More »

BMW confident X1, 7 series will drive N.A. sales growth in 2016

4:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

BMW is confident its U.S. sales will continue expanding in 2016 even as the overall market reaches a phase of little or no growth, says Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW North America.... Read More »

VIDEO: A twist on giving: Patriot Subaru staffers steer charity dollars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

'Charity is charity, marketing is marketing. We don't mix the two.' That's the philosophy of Patriot Subaru owner Adam Arens, whose employees direct the dealer group's donations to organizations in need.... Read More »

'Jeep Wave' aims to boost brand with extra benefits for buyers

3:44 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

Jeep will offer free routine maintenance, discounts on accessories and no-charge loaners to owners of certain 2016 high-end models in a new program it calls Jeep Wave.... Read More »

GM moves forward with plans to sell China-made Buick crossover in U.S.

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

GM is moving ahead with plans to sell the Chinese-made Buick Envision crossover in the U.S. The five-seat Envision would become the first light vehicle built in China and sold in the U.S. by the Detroit 3.... Read More »

UAW VP said to endorse ratification of GM pact

11:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

A top UAW official is recommending to the union's board that it ratify a tentative four-year agreement with GM, despite a “no” vote from skilled-trades workers, according to two people familiar with the matter.... Read More »

German luxury brands Porsche, M-B and Mini rule the car-buying process

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

German luxury brands still rule when it comes to satisfaction with the new-car buying process, according to U.S. consumers. Porsche shoved Mercedes-Benz from first to second place in sales satisfaction among luxury brands in J.D. Power's 2015 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index. For the sixth straight year, Mini ranks highest among mass-market brands.... Read More »

McLaren staffs up in U.S. ahead of 3 key launches

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

Luxury sports car manufacturer McLaren has expanded its North American staff by about half ahead of the launch of three new models and an anticipated increase in sales volume next year.... Read More »

Ford's outgoing general counsel to join Bank of America

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

David Leitch, Ford's outgoing general counsel, has been named to the same management post at Bank of America, the giant lender with the highest legal bills after the 2008-09 financial crisis.... Read More »

VW sets Nov. 30 deadline for whistleblowers to come forward

11:35 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

VW set a Nov. 30 deadline for workers to come forward and disclose information about the company's two emissions scandals in a move to speed up investigations.... Read More »

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GM's Barra: Tapping into ideas from Silicon Valley

GM's Barra: Tapping into ideas from Silicon Valley

General Motors CEO Mary Barra comments on lessons from mom; girls who shy away from math; slicing a 10-page policy down to two words; tapping millennials to erase stupid habits; taking regular trips to Silicon...
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