VW 'regrets' Washington state's $176M fine for polluting dieselsFri, 29, Jul 2016
VW said it regretted the state of Washington's decision to fine it $176 million over the automaker's diesel emissions violations.
Ford posts 9% decline in Q2 profit, warns of challenges aheadThu, 28, Jul 2016
Ford today said its second-quarter profit fell 9 percent to $1.97 billion and warned that the rest of the year would be “much weaker than normal” as U.S. demand softens and the automaker launches redesigned versions of its heavy-duty pickups.
GM, aiming for strong 2016 finish, to hike truck outputWed, 27, Jul 2016
General Motors will boost production of pickups and SUVs in time for the traditionally brisk fall truck market, a top GM executive said Wednesday.
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.
Clinton, if elected, plans to renegotiate NAFTA, UAW chief saysTue, 26, Jul 2016
UAW President Dennis Williams said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has assured him she would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement if she is elected president. The UAW wants an updated treaty to help foster stronger unions in Mexico, where many automakers operate factories.
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.
GM rides North America to record post-Chap. 11 netMon, 25, Jul 2016
General Motors, riding profitable North American retail sales, posted second-quarter net income that more than doubled to $2.87 billion, as revenue rose 11 percent to $42.37 billion.
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.
Mexico's awakening is good all aroundMon, 25, Jul 2016
The belated awakening of Mexico's new-vehicle marketplace is a big deal. It's good news all around, something that ought to put smiles on the faces of everybody in the global auto industry.