Automakers urge new EPA chief to withdraw Obama mpg rulesTue, 21, Feb 2017
A trade association representing GM, Toyota, Volkswagen and nine other automakers on Tuesday asked new EPA's new chief to withdraw an Obama administration decision to lock in vehicle emission rules through 2025.
Honda's Mendel to retire April 1; Conrad gets top roleTue, 21, Feb 2017
John Mendel, an auto industry veteran who steered Honda and Acura through the Takata airbag crisis, is retiring as executive vice president of American Honda's auto divisions, effective April 1. His duties will be taken over by Jeff Conrad, general manager of the Honda division.
Sears launches free-standing pilot DieHard Auto CenterTue, 21, Feb 2017
PSA says it will honor existing Opel job guaranteesTue, 21, Feb 2017
PSA Group told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that it would uphold Opel and Vauxhall job guarantees if it buys GM's European arm, though some analysts say thousands of job losses are likely eventually.
Honda Canada CEO Jerry Chenkin to retire; Dave Gardner named successorTue, 21, Feb 2017
Jerry Chenkin, the first Canadian to lead Honda Canada Inc., will step down as CEO at the end of March, the automaker said. Dave Gardner, who is senior vice president of operations and risk management officer, will succeed Chenkin.
Daimler will open Russia plant in 2019Tue, 21, Feb 2017
VW brand chief expects challenging year amid cost cutsTue, 21, Feb 2017
Toyota's giant hydrogen leap gets an assist from ShellTue, 21, Feb 2017
Former FCA quality chief Betts named to key post at J.D. PowerTue, 21, Feb 2017
Doug Betts, the former head of quality for Fiat Chrysler, has been named senior vice president of global automotive operations for J.D. Power and Associates. He will have responsibility for leading the company's strategy and operations for its automotive division.
Bob White, founder of the Canadian Auto Workers, dies at 81Mon, 20, Feb 2017
Audi fires 4 engineers from diesel divisionMon, 20, Feb 2017
Audi, which has been caught up in parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal, has fired four engineers from its diesel division. The dismissed engineers include the automaker's engine development chief and a former head of emissions in the U.S., a report said.
Monetizing the service drive is key to dealerships' survivalMon, 20, Feb 2017
Frank Ferrara, Hyundai Motor America's retired vice president of customer satisfaction, says the lack of a long-term focus and doing "crazy stuff" can get in the way of building stronger parts and service operations.