Takata's fight for survival gets even harder as airbag recall widensWed, 04, May 2016
The world's largest automotive safety recall is about to get even bigger, adding to the hurdles that Japanese airbag supplier Takata is battling to survive the crisis.
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.
Auctions sold more cars for more money in 2015, survey showsWed, 04, May 2016
Last year was a robust one for the auto-auction business, both in vehicles sold and prices paid. National Auto Auction Association member auctions sold 9.3 million vehicles in 2015, up 6.5 percent from 2014, the association's latest annual survey found.
Off-lease cars, repos buoy ADESA Q1 revenue, profitsWed, 04, May 2016
The parent company of ADESA reported double-digit increases in net income and revenue in its fiscal first quarter, which ended March 31, largely due to a strong performance by the auction giant. Auction revenue benefited from an increase in the number of off-lease and repossessed vehicles.
Sales advance 3.5% on fatter deals, truck volume; SAAR rebounds to 17.42MTue, 03, May 2016
Led by gains at Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Ford, U.S. light-vehicle sales increased 3.5 percent to 1.506 million in April, a record for the month. After a lackluster March that disappointed some automakers, April produced solid gains across the industry, with fatter deals and light trucks driving volume higher.
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.
Delphi doubles Q1 net income following acquisition, global growthWed, 04, May 2016
Delphi Automotive's net income more than doubled in the first quarter of this year, over the same quarter last year, due to the acquisition of HellermanTyton Group and increased demand around the world.
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.