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German union IG Metall threatened to cripple vehicle production at VW AG if top executives at the automaker continue to block sizable pay increases for German staff.
New Jersey dealer Steve Kalafer is paying $350,000 in employee bonuses and speeding up facility upgrades in the wake of tax-law changes.
VW said it obeyed the law in the payment of its works council chief, whose office was raided along with those of the company's chairman, finance chief and head of personnel.
VW has agreed to pay former engine chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser an undisclosed sum after he took the automaker to court over his unpaid 2015 performance bonus, a report said.
Elon Musk's soaring compensation stems from his meeting several goals in a long-term incentive plan devised by Tesla's board in 2012.
Automotive News asked compensation data firm Equilar Inc. to compile and analyze pay data from filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Nissan paid former CEO Carlos Ghosn $9.81 million in the year ended March, up 2.5 percent from the previous year.
Renault-Nissan has no current plans to introduce an additional bonus scheme for executives at the carmaking alliance, Chairman Carlos Ghosn said at Renault's annual meeting.
Renault-Nissan bankers have drawn up plans designed to channel millions of euros in additional, undisclosed bonuses to Chairman Carlos Ghosn and other managers, Reuters reported.
New Ford CEO Jim Hackett's base salary rose from $716,000 to $1.8 million. His total compensation for this year is valued at up to $13.4 million.
Volkswagen is being investigated in connection with remuneration of works council members.
AutoNation's new pay-plan option, which offers sales staffers a base salary plus bonuses, went into effect last quarter and has been embraced by 70 percent of the sales staff.
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