Daimler plans hypercar, expanded AMG lineupWed, 28, Sep 2016
Daimler is working on a new "hypercar" and also plans to expand its range of upmarket AMG Mercedes-Benz performance cars by at least 10 models. The hypercar, due to be produced in about 2.5 years' time, will feature the powertrain of the current Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 car with a modified gearbox and will be made from carbon fiber.
FCA’s labor talks in Canada, like GM’s, to focus on plantsWed, 28, Sep 2016
Securing investments at key Canadian plants is again Unifor's top priority in the latest round of labor negotiations with the Detroit 3, this time with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Negotiations between Unifor and FCA resumed this week after General Motors workers ratified a four-year contract on Sunday.
VW targets a Beetle for the electric-car eraWed, 28, Sep 2016
VW is laying out a bold plan to bring EVs to the masses with dozens of new models and unprecedented driving ranges, challenging other carmakers to keep pace a year after an emissions scandal rocked the company. The process will get a boost at the Paris auto show this week when the company unveils a battery-powered hatchback concept car, the I.D.
Land Rover replaces LR4 with lighter, roomier DiscoveryWed, 28, Sep 2016
Land Rover wants to expand its base of buyers and more aggressively attack the full-size SUV market with the all-new Discovery -- a larger, roomier and more fuel-efficient replacement for the LR4 sold in the U.S. since 2009.
VW sets EV launch for 2020Wed, 28, Sep 2016
Volkswagen will launch a compact electric car in 2020 with a range of up to 370 miles as it seeks to sell 1 million EVs per year by 2025, the automaker said Wednesday. VW revealed a concept car, dubbed the I.D., to hint at the compact EV.
U.S. dealerships' employee retention slides, study findsWed, 28, Sep 2016
U.S. car dealerships suffer from rampant employee turnover, an industry study released today found. In fact, the three-year employee retention rate at dealerships reached a new low last year, dropping two percentage points to 45 percent, vs. a 67 percent rate in the overall U.S. nonfarm private sector.
VW suspends ties with some Indian suppliers after expose of child deaths in mica minesWed, 28, Sep 2016
German carmaker Volkswagen has stopped buying mica from some suppliers in India, following a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation that found child workers were dying in illegal, unregulated mines, a company official said.
Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haulWed, 28, Sep 2016
With its recent acquisition of self-driving truck startup Otto, Uber Technologies is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry.
VW's plant in Tenn. becomes epicenter of challenge to 'micro-unions'Wed, 28, Sep 2016
Volkswagen has joined other large companies and a chorus of business groups and Republican lawmakers in challenging a union strategy of organizing splinter groups of workers, but experts say recent court decisions approving the tactic suggest it is here to stay.
2016 PARIS AUTO SHOWSun, 25, Sep 2016
Germany's automakers will use the Paris auto show to highlight their latest battery technologies as they seek to recapture ground from Tesla.
Automakers' EV plans will challenge early pioneersWed, 28, Sep 2016
Electric-car pioneers including Renault, Nissan and Tesla are facing a challenge from their peers as EV concepts dominate the Paris auto show. Volkswagen Group's diesel scandal and falling battery costs have persuaded executives and investors that battery-powered cars are ready to go mainstream.
Marchionne cancels Paris auto show appearanceTue, 27, Sep 2016
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has cancelled his appearance at the Paris auto show, a spokesperson for the carmaker said on Tuesday without giving any details.