U.K.-EU breakup threatens a key market and profit centerSun, 26, Jun 2016
The United Kingdom's stunning decision to abandon the European Union could slash automakers' profits by billions of dollars and cut new-vehicle sales by nearly a million units over the next three years, analysts warned.
New Toyota r&d unit bulks up, defines its agendaSun, 26, Jun 2016
Six months on the job, Toyota Motor Corp.'s top visionary for new mobility is spelling out priorities and ambitions, promising new safety technologies for cars within five years and envisioning a time when even children are chauffeured solo in autonomous vehicles to soccer practice.
BMW workers try on an Iron Man suitSun, 26, Jun 2016
BMW experiments with an exoskeletal device to fight U.S. worker fatigue.
Mercedes says it's ready for transformative eraSat, 25, Jun 2016
Mercedes-Benz executives say they're well-positioned to capitalize on technological and demographic changes that will transform the industry over the next 10 years.
Nissan's to-do list: Range, autonomySat, 25, Jun 2016
Nissan will introduce two new technologies this year to move the needle on CEO Carlo Ghosn's goal of making Nissan a leader in electric vehicles and self-driving cars.
Bentley: Yes, we're still in the sedan bizSat, 25, Jun 2016
Despite the popularity of the Bentayga crossover, Bentley says the Mulsanne sedan will remain king of its lineup.
Penske Automotive, Group 1 shares plunge after Brexit voteFri, 24, Jun 2016
Shares of Penske Automotive Group and Group 1 Automotive, two of the three largest U.S. dealership groups, fell Friday to their lowest levels since February on concerns over the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union.
GM plans $290 million upgrade for Corvette plant as rumors swirlFri, 24, Jun 2016
General Motors plans to spend $290 million on its Corvette plant in Kentucky, just as rumors about GM's plans for the next generation of its iconic sports car heat up. GM today said it will “upgrade and modify” the Bowling Green plant's vehicle assembly operations for “technology upgrades and manufacturing process improvements.”
FCA accused of concealing defect in Jeep Grand CherokeeThu, 23, Jun 2016
Jeep Grand Cherokee owners filed suit in California against Fiat Chrysler, accusing the company of concealing and failing to fix a shifter design defect linked to driverless rollaway accidents, including the death this week of "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin.
Audi bets on experience in EV challenge with TeslaFri, 24, Jun 2016
Audi is preparing to challenge Tesla in making electric cars, betting that its decades of experience in designing traditional automobiles will help it trump the Silicon Valley startup.
Musk’s SolarCity bid a rare time investors don't buy his visionFri, 24, Jun 2016
Elon Musk is accustomed to shareholders snapping up whatever his Tesla Motors Inc. has to sell. Now his plan to merge the electric-car maker with struggling SolarCity has him confronting a rare case of investor unrest.
VW drops Jetta Hybrid from U.S. lineupThu, 23, Jun 2016
Volkswagen of America is dropping the Jetta Hybrid for the 2017 model year, eliminating the lone hybrid in its U.S. lineup.