Automotive News Automaker News Feed News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST Toyota FT-1 gets the souped-up 'Gran Turismo' treatment for video game Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:02:22 EST Toyota has joined the 'Gran Turismo' parade of video game racers with a beefier version of its FT-1 concept. GM adding 3rd shift to Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon plant in Missouri Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST GM will add a third production shift at a Missouri assembly plant where its new midsize pickups and commercial vans are made. House report, citing 'critical mistakes,' blasts NHTSA Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:41:50 EST Federal auto safety regulators failed to detect GM's defective ignition switches despite having 'ample information' about the problem as early as 2007, according to a House committee investigation into the GM recalls and NHTSA released... NHTSA chief says GM made 'incredibly poor decisions' on recalls Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:52:48 EST The top U.S. auto safety regulator harshly criticized GM for not promptly reporting and recalling cars now linked to at least 19 deaths and said he has been meeting with top global automakers to develop a "new normal" for safety recalls. Hyundai plans to build 2 more factories in China, not 1, reports say Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:17:16 EST Hyundai Motor Co. plans to build two factories in China instead of one, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters today. Marchionne says Fiat Chrysler will bypass Wall Street road show Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:21:30 EST Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said he doesn't plan to hold a road show for investors before listing shares of the combined car company in New York next month. ZF says TRW takeover creates supplier ready for self-driving age http://www.autonews.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:19:53 EST ZF wants to purchase TRW to create a global supplier ready for an age of self-driving cars. "The major motivation for this transaction is technology driven, in the field of electromobility and ... autonomous driving," ZF CEO Stefan Sommer said. Mahindra said to be in talks to buy PSA's scooter unit http://www.autonews.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:32:08 EST Indian SUV and tractor maker Mahindra and Mahindra is said to be in advanced talks to buy PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's scooter unit, after PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said the group was looking to offload the business. Toyota pauses on Mexico expansion to review growth strategy, report says Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:15:47 EST Toyota is reconsidering a move to open a new compact car assembly plant in Mexico after company President Akio Toyoda told planners searching for a site to pause and review its rationale, executives familiar with the matter said. Bosch benefits from ZF's bid to buy TRW http://www.autonews.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:45:24 EST Robert Bosch is an unexpected beneficiary of ZF's plans to purchase TRW. Bosch is poised to take full control of a steering joint venture it co-founded with ZF that makes systems that are key to creating driverless cars. %]