FCA earmarks $1.5 billion to build Ram 1500 pickups at Chrysler 200 plantTue, 26, Jul 2016
Fiat Chrysler will invest $1.48 billion to convert its Sterling Heights Assembly plant in suburban Detroit from unibody to body-on-frame construction to build the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup. The automaker today confirmed that the plant will end production of the slow-selling Chrysler 200 sedan in December to begin the conversion.
Fairlane Ford dealership porter killed in parking lot incidentTue, 26, Jul 2016
A porter at Fairlane Ford in suburban Detroit died after he was pinned in between two trucks Tuesday morning. The Dearborn Police Department said other dealership employees found the man around 7 a.m. partially out of his door and pinned in between the truck he was moving and one he crashed into.
Wolfsburg allows 'American-style name' for new crossoverMon, 25, Jul 2016
Hinrich Woebcken, head of the Volkswagen brand's new North American Region, says he sees early signs that headquarters in Wolfsburg is willing to give the region more autonomy.
Ford of Canada violated U.S. antitrust laws, lawsuit chargesTue, 19, Jul 2016
Ford of Canada must defend a class action suit accusing it of illegally conspiring to violate antitrust laws that restrict the export of lower-priced Canadian-made vehicles into the U.S.
Nissan, Toyota vie for the hearts of TexansMon, 25, Jul 2016
To grow in the U.S., Nissan needs more of Texas. But Dallas is about to become Toyota Town.
Automotive Hall of Fame mulls move to downtown DetroitFri, 22, Jul 2016
After nearly 20 years in Dearborn, Mich., the Automotive Hall of Fame's president says it's time to move the museum to downtown Detroit.
Mitchell Plastics to build $20.5 million parts plant near DetroitThu, 21, Jul 2016
Canadian auto supplier Mitchell Plastics plans to invest $20.5 million to build a plant north of Detroit in Sterling Heights, Mich., a move that will create 122 jobs, the state's development arm said.
VW execs covered up diesel cheating, state lawsuits allegeTue, 19, Jul 2016
Senior VW executives including former CEO Martin Winterkorn covered up evidence that the German automaker cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests for years, three U.S. states charged on Tuesday in civil lawsuits against the company.
Developers of Michigan self-driving car project to buy more than 300 acresTue, 19, Jul 2016
Developers of the planned American Center for Mobility autonomous vehicle testing site plan to purchase more than 300 acres of the former Willow Run bomber factory for $1.2 million, the state said Monday.
Takata settles Florida airbag injury lawsuitFri, 15, Jul 2016
Lawyers for a Florida woman who was left a quadriplegic after a Takata airbag inflator deployed in a 2014 crash said Friday they had settled a lawsuit against the Japanese company.
Badge of HonorMon, 11, Jul 2016
Jeep - a vehicle forged in the crucible of war that grew into one of one of the world's most recognized brands - is celebrating its 75th anniversary this week. The birth of Jeep is a complicated story that is subject to many interpretations. But on July 16, 1941, Willys-Overland Motor Co., of Toledo, Ohio, received the first contract to produce the Willys MB for use by the American military.
Steady Audi hits 80 months of sales gainsMon, 18, Jul 2016
Audi's run of year-on-year sales increases reached a remarkable 80 months in June.