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Ford and UAW reach tentative contract agreement

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

Ford and the UAW today said they have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract described by the union as one of the richest ever between the two parties.... Read More »

GM to review global PR agencies for all brands

11:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

General Motors is planning to launch reviews for all of its PR agency partners around the globe, with the goal of consolidating with one agency of record per brand.... Read More »


BLOG: Dieselgate? Won't somebody please invent a better name for VW's scandal

11:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

When Volkswagen’s diesel scandal broke in September, mere nanoseconds elapsed before some journalist typed the dreaded moniker “Dieselgate” onto a keyboard somewhere.... Read More »


BLOG: George Barris, King of the Kustomizers, dies at 89

9:29 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

George Barris, the man who nurtured and nourished the custom car craze and built many a movie and TV icon car, has died at age 89.... Read More »

Tata Motors posts surprise loss on China slump, blast costs

8:37 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

A slump in China sales at Jaguar Land Rover amid a market slowdown and a one-time expense contributed to its Indian parent Tata Motors posting an unexpected loss.... Read More »

Nissan goes long on college sports marketing

7:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

Nissan is launching a four-year marketing campaign this weekend to sponsor a wide spectrum of sports at 100 colleges across the country.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler U.S. unit’s Q3 profit falls 89% on costs for recalls

7:02 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' U.S. unit said third-quarter earnings tumbled 89 percent as recall costs eroded profit from booming Jeep sales.... Read More »

U.S. House slashes proposed spending increases for auto safety

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

Despite public outrage over deadly auto defects including faulty ignition switches and airbags inflators, the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to slash proposed spending increases for vehicle safety including defect investigations.... Read More »

TrueCar posts 28% revenue gain, narrower loss for Q3

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

TrueCar, the car-shopping website that is undergoing a leadership transition, reported higher third-quarter revenue and a record number of vehicle sales through its digital channels, but still suffered an $11.1 million net loss.... Read More »

Toyota plans $1 billion U.S. outlay to advance artificial intelligence

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

Toyota said it is investing $1 billion to form a U.S.-based r&d company to develop artificial intelligence as an underpinning technology for future vehicles and manufacturing.... Read More »


BLOG: UAW risks moral stance with VW election gambit

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

After losing a general union election last year at the Volkswagen assembly plant in Chattanooga, the UAW has returned with a new election petition to represent just 160 skilled-trades workers there.... Read More »

VW floats amnesty to workers who provide details of emissions violations, report says

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Volkswagen will offer staff amnesty from getting fired if they reveal to hired investigators what they know about the rigging of diesel emission tests, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Friday.... Read More »

Honda delays opening of Brazil factory

3:20 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Honda postponed the start of production at a new Brazilian factory in the city of Itirapina due to a sharp downturn in the local auto market.... Read More »

GM's top lawyer will take reins of policy, lobbying efforts

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

GM's top in-house attorney will take over public policy operations for the company after the departure of its current chief lobbyist. Bob Ferguson, senior vice president of global public policy and the former head of Cadillac, is stepping down, effective Nov. 1.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler readies ads tied to latest Hunger Games movie

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is going back to the movies.... Read More »

American Axle Q3 profits rise 38%

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

American Axle & Manufacturing reported a 38-percent increase in third-quarter net income on the strength of sales to non-GM customers.... Read More »

Porsche recalls 58,881 Macan crossovers for possible fuel leak

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Porsche is recalling 58,881 Macan crossovers worldwide for possible leaks in the low-pressure fuel line in the engine compartment.... Read More »

Ford juggles seat shortage, overtime to boost F-150 supplies

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Ford is having “supplier issues” with seats for the redesigned F-150 pickup, in addition to a longstanding shortage of high-strength steel frames that hasn't been fully resolved, a UAW official at the F-150 plant in Missouri said today. The issues could cause some overtime to be canceled in November.... Read More »

VW offers dealers a price guarantee on used diesel vehicles

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

Volkswagen of America, seeking to contain the damage from its emissions scandal, will offer to buy back some used diesel vehicles from its U.S. dealers at pre-crisis prices.... Read More »

McGraw Hill exploring sale of J.D. Power

10:44 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

McGraw Hill Financial is looking at selling off its J.D. Power unit, best known for car quality and reliability ratings, as the owner of the Standard & Poor's ratings services focuses on capital and commodity markets.... Read More »

GM says owners of fire-prone cars shouldn't park in garages

11:32 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Owners of 1.4 million recalled GM cars should not park in garages and other structures because of fire risks, the automaker said today.... Read More »

Samsung, a smartphone giant, readies belated push into auto technology

11:14 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Samsung Electronics, the world's top smartphone maker, and its group companies are making a belated push into the business of supplying technology to carmakers, while rivals are already lining up lucrative deals with an industry that is notoriously difficult to enter.... Read More »


BLOG: Mexico in Tokyo

6:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

If there's hardly anybody around the Mexico booth at the Tokyo Motor Show, it's only because the exhibitor already has accomplished its mission.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler recalls about 900,000 SUVs, crossovers to fix airbags, brakes

7:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 900,000 vehicles around the world to fix issues related to airbag deployment and anti-lock braking systems.... Read More »


BLOG: Why Ghosn, Marchionne agree and disagree on consolidation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne say automakers will face increasing pressure to consolidate, but Ghosn has a very different view on how this will happen.... Read More »

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