What -- No tail fins?Oct. 21
Battery suppliers face capacity crunchOct. 21
Ford stamping plant worker fatally shoots himselfOct. 20
Daimler plans $1B investment in Ala. to build EQ electric utility vehiclesSept. 21
Daimler AG is investing an additional $1 billion in its U.S. factory in Vance, Ala., expanding the 20-year-old site to build fully electric utility vehicles under its EQ subbrand along with their battery packs.
Gentex net income slips 2% for Q3Oct. 20
Death of Australian car output leaves chasmOct. 19
GM closed its Holden factory in Australia on Friday, ending more than a century of car manufacturing in the country. Hundreds of workers will be left jobless, just weeks after Toyota shut a plant in neighboring Victoria state, where Ford closed two sites last year.
Wells Fargo faulted by U.S. regulator for auto insurance abuses, report saysOct. 20
Nissan's lax inspections started at least 20 years ago, report saysOct. 20
Nissan's inappropriate inspection practices have been going for at least 20 years, Japanese broadcaster NHK said. The report followed a decision by the automaker to suspend domestic vehicle production to address misconduct in its final inspection procedures, which has led to a recall of 1.2 million cars sold in Japan.
Toyota dominates CR reliability survey again; lots of shifts seen among other brandsOct. 19
For the fifth year in a row, Toyota and Lexus rank as the top two brands for reliability based on a survey of Consumer Reports subscribers. The rankings of the remaining 25 brands reflect a game of musical chairs, however.
GM to settle state ignition-switch litigation claims for $120 millionOct. 19
IIHS beefs up crash testing for top pick designationOct. 19
Illinois scratched from Toyota-Mazda factory sweepstakesOct. 18
A lack of shovel-ready sites in Illinois and the state's failure to adopt a right-to-work law have helped to sideline the state's bid to land a $1.3 billion assembly plant planned by Toyota and Mazda, a top economic development official says.