Ford stockpiles 2017 F-150s to test new transmissionsTue, 06, Dec 2016
Ford is stockpiling 2017 model F-150 trucks, delaying delivery to dealers while it runs final tests on a new 10-speed transmission, a top executive said. The trucks should be delivered by the end of the year, Joe Hinrichs, head of Ford's automotive operations in the Americas, said in an interview on Monday.
Mexico auto exports, output rise in NovemberTue, 06, Dec 2016
GM builds final Australian engineMon, 05, Dec 2016
Australian auto industry wind-down continues with General Motors ending engine production after nearly 70 years. Car production stops next year when GM and Toyota close plants, putting an end to Australia's auto industry.
GM expands rear-seat reminder technology to 20 modelsTue, 06, Dec 2016
In an effort to prevent child heatstroke deaths, General Motors' new Rear Seat Reminder technology -- which made its debut in the GMC Acadia this year -- will become standard on more than 20 models that account for about two-thirds of its U.S. sales.
Contact lens tech could revolutionize electric vehiclesTue, 06, Dec 2016
A plastic based on soft contact-lens technology may solve some of the biggest challenges facing electric vehicles by letting them recharge in seconds and travel from London to Edinburgh without stopping, scientists say.
BMW says 120 vehicles damaged in S.C. train derailmentMon, 05, Dec 2016
Lear venture advances on 3 projectsMon, 05, Dec 2016
Panasonic in final talks to buy headlight maker ZKW, report saysMon, 05, Dec 2016
Panasonic is in the final stages of talks to buy Austrian automotive headlight maker ZKW Group for up to $1 billion, accelerating its push into the automotive electronics market, the Nikkei business daily reported today.
Ford open to deals with Trump to keep jobs in U.S., Fields saysFri, 02, Dec 2016
Ford is willing to work with Donald Trump to keep jobs in the U.S. if he puts the right policies in place, CEO Mark Fields said. Ford still plans to move its Focus compact and C-Max hybrid to Mexico from a Michigan factory, but the company believes it can work with the new president to encourage economic growth in the U.S.
4-cylinder Porsche Macan tops expectationsSat, 03, Dec 2016
Since arriving this summer, the four-cylinder-powered Porsche Macan has become 40 percent of the nameplate's mix, answering the question of whether U.S. customers would accept a four-cylinder engine in a Porsche. Many of the buyers are new to the brand.
Putting leather to the smell testMon, 05, Dec 2016
For most Americans, that rich, sweet, musky smell of new-car leather is a big part of its enduring appeal. Not so for the Chinese. They can't stand it. And the problem has become so frustrating for premium automakers there that one U.K. supplier of the most luxurious hides employs a Chinese leather technician to help sniff out the problem.
Mexican officials hail NAFTA as critical to U.S.Thu, 01, Dec 2016
Mexican auto industry officials defended NAFTA as critical to U.S. economic competitiveness as they braced for talks between the Mexican government and Donald Trump's administration over the accord's future.