Nissan to stop making Mexican veteran Tsuru amid safety criticismWed, 26, Oct 2016
Nissan said today it will stop production in May of the Mexican-built Tsuru, an economical and hardy sedan beloved by taxi drivers but often sold without airbags and widely criticized for its poor crash record.
Audi pilots corporate car-sharing fleet in latest mobility pushWed, 26, Oct 2016
Audi of America is expanding its mobility services with a national corporate car-sharing fleet service it plans to roll out next year, the company said today. Called Audi Shared Fleet, the service is being piloted now with three Audi A4 sedans shared by tenants of American Underground, a technology incubator in Durham, N.C., Audi said.
Spanish supplier Gestamp to invest $158.7 million into Mich. operationsWed, 26, Oct 2016
Gestamp North America Inc. plans to invest $158.7 million into its Michigan operations. The subsidiary of Madrid, Spain-based Gestamp Automoción SL plans to expand its plants in Chelsea, Mich., and Mason, Mich.
Apple said to develop car operating system in BlackBerry countryWed, 26, Oct 2016
Apple has dozens of software engineers in Canada building a car operating system, a rare move for a company that often houses research and development projects close to its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, according to people familiar with the matter.
Asbury plans to sell 4 stores in ArkansasTue, 25, Oct 2016
Asbury is getting out of Arkansas, a market which has underperformed for the company. The retailer is working on a deal to buy dealerships elsewhere that would be more profitable.
Johnson Controls spinoff Adient to move headquarters from Milwaukee to metro DetroitTue, 25, Oct 2016
Johnson Controls spinoff and soon-to-be new public company Adient is doubling down in the Detroit area. The world's largest automotive seating supplier said it will transition its operational headquarters from Milwaukee to metro Detroit in the coming months.
Mexico's other attractionMon, 17, Oct 2016
Mexico's rising prominence in the auto industry isn't just about its role as a low-wage export platform. It's also a growing market for products that are made locally, particularly small sedans.
FCA buys 'peace on the farm' with Unifor deal, Marchionne saysTue, 25, Oct 2016
The collective bargaining agreement Fiat Chrysler Automobiles signed with Unifor in early October is "relatively satisfactory" and keeps the automaker competitive in Canada, CEO Sergio Marchionne said.
Hyundai group execs to take 10 percent pay cutTue, 25, Oct 2016
Hyundai Motor Group said about 1,000 of its executives will take a 10 percent pay cut, the first such move in seven years at South Korea's second-largest conglomerate that shows the harsh impact of market share woes and labor strife at its flagship firm.
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan gets EPA-rated 366-mile rangeMon, 24, Oct 2016
The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan received a U.S.-best EPA-rated driving range of 366 miles, the automaker said today. The Clarity Fuel Cell, set for a limited U.S. release this year, also received an EPA-rated gasoline equivalent of 68 mpg in combined city and highway driving.
CarMax's certification checklist fails Calif. law, court rulesFri, 21, Oct 2016
A federal appeals court in California ruled that CarMax's component inspection checklist violates a state statue that requires dealers to provide consumers a “completed inspection report” prior to the sale of any certified used vehicle.
Deals in Canada slow the jobs bleedingSat, 22, Oct 2016
The roughly $900 million Canadian in investment commitments that Unifor has secured from the Detroit 3 thus far might not be enough to fully reverse the long-term trend of auto manufacturing jobs leaving Canada, labor experts say.