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Tesla severance offer draws the line on worker-safety concerns

11:40 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Language in a confidential severance agreement Tesla is using is likely to deter dismissed employees from going public with worker safety concerns, employment law experts said.

Adient scraps plan for downtown Detroit headquarters

11:22 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Seating supplier Adient confirmed it will no longer move its headquarters to downtown Detroit. Adient will remain in its current headquarters in a suburb west of Detroit, a spokeswoman said Monday.

VW will name sales boss Schot as Audi interim CEO after Stadler arrest, report says

June 18, 2018 14:33 CET
Volkswagen Group is preparing to name sales and marketing boss Bram Schot as interim chief at its Audi unit, Bloomberg reported. The move follows the arrest of the brand's longtime CEO Rupert Stadler over his role in VW's diesel-emissions cheating.

Hyundai's tiny little superhero

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Hyundai executives hope the 2019 Veloster will serve not only as an attention-grabber, but also as a steppingstone to other Hyundai models as the lifestyles of its buyers change.

Lincoln's next-gen MKC to be called Corsair

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Dealers were shown the Lincoln Corsair, along with the next-generation Ford Escape, Explorer, Mach 1 battery-electric crossover, a small off-road SUV and a Lincoln Continental with suicide doors late last month at a meeting in Orlando, according to those in the room.

Cadillac's CT5 takes cues from Escala

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
It may resemble a Dodge Charger or Dart but look closely and you'll see styling cues from the Escala concept in what is expected to be the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, a replacement for the ATS and CTS sedans.

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Stadler's words return to haunt him

9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel crisis is not yet over for us." Stadler was arrested today in Germany pending a trial for fraud and false testimony on the suspicion he could destroy evidence.

Hyundai, Kia set up new regional HQ structure in North America, Europe

8:53 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Hyundai and Kia are setting up new regional headquarters organizations in North America and Europe in an effort to move decision making closer to the markets and react more quickly to changing trends and customer demand.

Volvo sets goal of 25% recycled plastics in cars from 2025

June 18, 2018 10:55 CET
Volvo says at least 25 percent of the plastics used in its new cars from 2025 will be from recycled materials.

Audi CEO Stadler arrested on risk he may suppress evidence

June 18, 2018 11:21 CET
Munich prosecutors said that Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday because investigators saw the risk that he might seek to suppress evidence in connection with a diesel emissions probe.

China EV startup Byton readies sedan, eyes U.S. launch

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Byton, the Chinese EV startup that wants to start selling cars stateside from 2020, previewed its first sedan in a futuristic concept car.

Magna forms JVs to make electric cars in China

8:23 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Canadian auto parts supplier Magna said it would set up two joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle to build cars in China.

Honda sharpens its aim for redesigned Insight

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Honda must find a patch of real estate in the marketplace where the Insight doesn't cannibalize Honda's Accord Hybrid or Clarity plug-in hybrid, and where it can compete effectively against the Prius and challengers from Hyundai and Kia.

BMW makes X4 sportier, roomier for 2019

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
BMW's new-generation X4 crossover manages to deliver a spirited drive.

Deadly Japanese earthquake disrupts auto production

7:46 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, killing three people, halting factory lines in an industrial area and bursting water mains, government and company officials said.

How aerospace could be a key to GM's future in fuel cells

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
GM has entered an exclusive deal with Liebherr-Aerospace to develop a hydrogen fuel cell-powered auxiliary power unit for aircraft applications.

Why Ghosn's Renault paycheck depends on EV sales

June 18, 2018 10:09 CET
Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn has a new incentive to promote development and sales of electric vehicles: A significant part of his pay now depends on it.

Hackett vows closer ties with Ford dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Ford CEO Jim Hackett has promised to be more visible and accessible to dealers after spending much of his first year consumed with getting the automaker in better shape.

GM's new CFO embodies change

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
GM's pick for its next CFO is a 39-year-old native of India who has been in the thick of change at the automaker.

Cadillac House caught in campaign crossfire

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Cadillac and General Motors are catching some flak in a tabloid-fueled feud between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Marc Molinaro.

From Cork to Corktown: Depot builds on Ford's Irish roots

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Ford's purchase of a blighted former train station in Detroit as the centerpiece of an urban technology campus carries symbolism that factored into the decision to undertake such an ambitious rehabilitation project.

As Adient stumbles, a familiar face reappears

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Adient is struggling to find profitability as it navigates between new-world ambitions and old-world operating challenges.

A hive of activity at Ford headquarters

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
There's a buzz around Ford headquarters lately that has nothing to do with last week's high-profile purchase of the Michigan Central Station.

Porsche throws a 70th birthday bash

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
On June 8, the automaker marked its 70th birthday with celebrations around the United States, with Porsche Cars North America and its U.S. dealers hosting Sportscar Together Day events for owners and the public.

KEITH CRAIN

Enjoy the performance, while you can

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Whether governments like it or not, customers still have an obsession with performance.

 
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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GM names first female finance chief
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Rolls-Royce design chief Taylor leaves automaker
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