2 top Tesla manufacturing execs to leave as biggest challenge loomsWed, 04, May 2016
Two top manufacturing executives are leaving Tesla Motors, including the global head of production, at a time when the electric-car company is preparing to launch its most important car: the mass-production Model 3.
Average fuel economy dips, likely driven by rising pickups, SUVs, researchers sayWed, 04, May 2016
After a record-breaking April for light-vehicle sales, the average fuel economy of those vehicles dipped slightly from March, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said.
BASF says tomorrow's vehicle colors could vary with your vantage pointWed, 04, May 2016
In a few years, the color of a new vehicle could vary depending on where you're standing. That's according to supplier BASF Corp.'s automotive division, which today highlighted 65 striking colors here that it said could be on vehicles by 2020.
U.S. orders massive expansion of Takata recallsWed, 04, May 2016
U.S. auto safety regulators ordered a dramatic expansion of the Takata airbag inflator recalls today, more than doubling the number of hazardous parts covered by the callbacks in a move that the auto industry will spend the next several years sorting out.
Takata poised to recall another 35-40 million U.S. airbag inflators, reports sayTue, 03, May 2016
Under pressure from U.S. regulators, Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata is expected to announce as early as Wednesday that it is recalling 35 million to 40 million additional inflators in U.S. vehicles, according to several media reports today.
FCA, Google confirm plan for self-driving prototypes based on hybrid Chrysler PacificaTue, 03, May 2016
Google has agreed to buy 100 plug-in hybrid minivans from Fiat Chrysler to expand its self-driving vehicle testing program, the two companies said today in the most advanced partnership to date between Silicon Valley and a carmaker.
Mercedes-Benz pickup takes shapeTue, 03, May 2016
The joint effort between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG that is expected to yield a pickup for Daimler's Mercedes-Benz subsidiary is starting to bear fruit. Spy photos of an early test mule have emerged showing the Mercedes truck -- likely to be named GLT -- taking shape from the Nissan Navara on which it is based.
Why Lithia plans to ratchet up tech hiresMon, 02, May 2016
Lithia Motors expects its service and parts business -- both warranty and customer-pay -- to rise due to the back-up of recalled vehicles and the increased number of cars on the road.
Ford develops mobile aeroacoustic wind tunnelWed, 04, May 2016
Ford is taking wind-tunnel testing on the road, so that its engineers and the vehicles they test can spend less time traveling around the country.
Ford preps new engine, transmission for '17 F-150 Raptor, 3.5-liter EcoBoost modelsTue, 03, May 2016
More pieces of the Ford F-150 puzzle are coming together. The redesigned 2015 F-150 received aluminum body panels instead of steel. For 2017, two models will get a new powertrain.
GMC's redesigned '18 Terrain ditches toaster profileTue, 03, May 2016
The next-generation GMC Terrain will lose its toaster-shaped silhouette, new spy photos indicate. Pictures of a camouflaged Terrain caught in testing show the compact crossover adopting a sleeker, less-upright shape with a raked windshield and what looks to be a lower roofline.
2017 Jaguar F-PaceMon, 02, May 2016
Jaguar is launching sales of the F-Pace compact this month, jumping into the sizzling luxury crossover segment. The F-Pace will be the new face of Jaguar and likely will pave the way for a full range of crossovers for the British brand.