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.
Porsche speeds ahead with 911 turbo; purists fretMon, 02, May 2016
Porsche's U.S. leader thinks sales of the iconic 911 can go higher. Potential buyers nervous about the nameplate's move to turbocharged engines who test out the cars will be won over by its improvements, he says.
VW, UAW officials to meet on labor dispute at Tenn. plantMon, 02, May 2016
Volkswagen AG and UAW officials will meet later this month in an effort to overcome a labor dispute at the VW plant in Tennessee.
Nissan’s less-is-more plan on pickup variationsMon, 02, May 2016
Nissan's new Titan will be available with only a fraction of the configurations that are possible on the big-selling Detroit 3 pickups. But Nissan hopes that will actually please its customers.
U.S. said to threaten to block easing of EU car exports in trade talksMon, 02, May 2016
The U.S. is threatening to prevent the easing of export controls on European cars in talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership free trade deal, German media reported.
Why Michigan wants to stay in the driver's seat on autonomous vehicle legislationSun, 01, May 2016
Attorneys who specialize in connected car technology and autonomous vehicles say the industry is creating new and unique legal issues around everything from cybersecurity and data protection to product liability. Michigan should be on the cutting edge of that discussion, one lawmaker says.
VW whips up miracle view of U.S.Sun, 01, May 2016
The U.S. may be ground zero for Volkswagen's diesel scandal, but company executives proclaimed it the most important source of long-term growth for VW and said they are at work on a new brand strategy for the region.
In Texas: 'Everyone is in hail mode'Mon, 02, May 2016
Texas auto dealers are turning to “hail sales” to try and make the best of a bad situation: the Lone Star state's worst run of hail damage in years.
Nissan, dealers are both doing what they have to doMon, 02, May 2016
Nissan's blunt attitude, retailers say, is “deliver results or step aside.” But here's the harsh truth: The process of improving a brand's position in the market is not easy. In fact, it can be downright brutal.
Mich. bills would make hacking electronic vehicle systems a felony, with life in prisonThu, 28, Apr 2016
Hacking into an electronic vehicle system would have serious consequences under bills introduced today in the Michigan Senate: life in prison for the offender.
China's GAC looks to Fiat Chrysler to help enter U.S.Thu, 28, Apr 2016
China's Guangzhou Automobile Group, whose partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles enables the Italian-American automaker to manufacture in China, wants Fiat Chrysler to return the favor by helping it launch U.S. sales.
GM to build new engine line in Tennessee, create 800 jobsWed, 27, Apr 2016
General Motors plans to spend $789 million to prepare its Spring Hill, Tenn., plant for production of a new engine program, creating nearly 800 jobs, GM said today.