Nissan likely to send former tech chief to lead reform at Mitsubishi, report saysMon, 23, May 2016
Nissan, which plans to spend $2.2 billion on a one-third controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors, aims to place its former global tech chief in charge of reform at its smaller rival, which is mired in a fuel economy data scandal, sources told Reuters.
Toyota expands Takata airbag recall by 1.6 million vehiclesMon, 23, May 2016
Toyota is recalling almost 1.6 million additional U.S. vehicles for front passenger side Takata airbag inflators that could rupture.
North Carolina denies Tesla a dealership licenseMon, 23, May 2016
North Carolina denied Tesla Motors' bid to attain a second dealership license in the state, saying the automaker must go through a third-party dealership group.
Fiat Chrysler shares fall on report of German sales ban threatMon, 23, May 2016
Shares in Fiat Chrysler fell 5.1 percent after Germany's Bild newspaper reported that the automaker could be prohibited from selling cars in Germany if evidence of disregard of emissions rules was found.
Garage Italia's custom BMW puts on a light showMon, 23, May 2016
Garage Italia Customs has transformed the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid into the i8 Futurism Edition to celebrate BMW Italia's 50th anniversary. The inspiration for the wrap used on the i8 came from the oil painting, “Street Light,” by artist Giacomo Balla.
Can traffic deaths be eliminated?Sat, 21, May 2016
Getting to zero traffic fatalities may be unattainable, safety advocates concede. But they say it is possible to virtually eliminate the 30,000-plus annual highway deaths in the U.S.
Feds flash their badges on auto dataMon, 23, May 2016
On Feb. 12, some of the auto industry's leading cybersecurity experts gathered at a sprawling FBI complex to meet with an elite digital SWAT team called the Operational Technology Division. It wasn't until a few days later that the significance of the meeting began to sink in.
McLaren charts big investment for big growthMon, 23, May 2016
McLaren Automotive has achieved in seven years what few British luxury brands have managed over far longer periods: consistent profitability. CEO Mike Flewitt talks about the challenges ahead.
China’s tastes shape Japan’s luxury carsSat, 21, May 2016
Japan's premium designs are getting bolder and flashier as Lexus, Infiniti and Acura try to gain the attention of German-leaning Chinese luxury buyers.
Alfa expects to unveil crossover by end of yearMon, 23, May 2016
Alfa Romeo likely will reveal its new crossover by year end, brand chief Harald Wester said.
FCA: Big-car output will stay in-houseMon, 23, May 2016
Even as Fiat Chrysler plans to outsource its compact and midsize sedans to another manufacturer, CEO Sergio Marchionne says he is “totally” committed to building the company's large cars in-house.
GM plans stop-start fleetwide by 2020Mon, 23, May 2016
General Motors is going all in on stop-start. By 2020, nearly every GM light vehicle produced globally will have at least one powertrain combination available with the fuel-saving feature, which turns off the engine when the vehicle isn't moving.