3 Ford leaders talk about Trump, EPA and moreSat, 10, Dec 2016
Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of the Americas; Joy Falotico, Ford Motor Credit CEO; and Stephen Odell, Ford's global marketing, sales and service chief, met with Automotive News' editorial staff earlier this week for a wide-ranging discussion about the business.
Lexus gives halo car another try with the LCSat, 10, Dec 2016
U.S. seeks to expedite Takata airbag replacementsFri, 09, Dec 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation today said it will press the auto industry to accelerate the pace of replacements for defective Takata airbag inflators and signaled a likely widening of the industry's largest ever recall.
Volkswagen Group leads automotive spending on advertisingFri, 09, Dec 2016
Volkswagen Group led automotive spending on Advertising Age’s 2016 list of the top 100 advertisement spenders worldwide. Fifteen automakers and tire maker Bridgestone constituted the automotive category on the World’s Largest Advertisers list.
Detroit wants to maintain control of technological advancesFri, 09, Dec 2016
Detroit is willing to let Silicon Valley into the car, but it’s not ready to hand over the keys. Automakers and suppliers said today that while the technology coming from the West Coast has been key to industry advancement, traditional companies still will control the fate of future vehicles.
Average U.S. fuel economy holds steady in NovemberFri, 09, Dec 2016
The average fuel economy for new cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. remained unchanged in November as an increasing number of light trucks were sold in comparison to cars, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute said today.
Fiat Chrysler plans to reveal full electric Pacifica at CES, report saysFri, 09, Dec 2016
Fiat Chrysler plans to reveal a fully electric vehicle based on the Chrysler Pacifica minivan at CES in Las Vegas next month as the carmaker moves to get in step with the industry’s shift toward electric vehicles, people familiar with the plans told Bloomberg.
Volvo picks fast-rising Henrik Green to lead r&dWed, 07, Dec 2016
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in three years. Green replaces Peter Mertens, who is moving to Audi to head technical development at the VW Group luxury brand.
Former Mitsubishi plant in Ill. may house startup automakerFri, 09, Dec 2016
The former Mitsubishi assembly plant in Normal, Ill., soon could be purchased by little-known startup automotive firm Rivian Automotive. Rivian is in discussions to buy the plant, which was shuttered in May, and invest up to $175 million in it by 2024 and create 500 jobs by 2021, the state said.
Michigan governor signs bill allowing self-driving cars on public roadsFri, 09, Dec 2016
Ex-Ford boss Mulally in mix for secretary of state, Trump adviser saysFri, 09, Dec 2016
President-elect Donald Trump's short list for secretary of state has grown, with former Ford CEO Alan Mulally now under consideration for the job as the nation's top diplomat, a top adviser said today.