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Another reinvention for AxleTech

Detroit's heavy-duty and off-road axle and brake maker AxleTech is being reborn as a supplier to electric garbage trucks, buses and construction vehicles.

Continental bracing for a world of bugs

Continental needs software engineers. There will be a world of software bugs to keep them busy.

Toyota-Mazda venture offers opportunities

Toyota and Mazda's planned north Alabama auto plant will operate as a separate entity, making its own supply chain decisions.

Nissan readies redesigned Altima for Big Apple debut

The Altima, Nissan's highest-volume sedan, will be redesigned and reach the market in the second half of the year.

Nissan pondering capacity relief

Nissan management says the automaker has run out of the available factory space that has fueled its U.S. sales growth. It's time to build a new assembly plant.

Atlanta rises as a hub for industry

PSA's selection of Atlanta for its U.S. headquarters shines a light on the city's growth in automotive engineering.

ZF, Mahle change leaders

ZF names a CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruited from Continental.

Nobody has invested? Huh?

President Donald Trump, in his State of the Union address, said Americans are not accustomed to hearing that auto companies are investing in the United States. He might actually have a point.

NISSAN: Sedans provide extra lift as trucks hit high

UPDATED: 2/5/18 12:14 pm ET - adds details

Nissan posted positive results as it continues to work down its inventories of 2017 models, while Infiniti absorbed an 8 percent decline.

Z-car? 'Working on it'

Rumors of the death of Nissan's Z are greatly exaggerated.

Infiniti quietly builds QX50 in Mexico

Infiniti is keeping a low profile as it launches the redesigned QX50 crossover, even though it is the brand's most significant new vehicle in years.

Infiniti will pivot to nearly all-electric lineup

Infiniti hurries to catch up with other luxury brands by going almost all electric, starting in 2021.

Nissan's ePower tech coming to U.S. vehicles

Nissan's ePower technology has been something of a sensation in Japan. Now the automaker wants to bring it to the United States.

PSA targets Atlanta for North American headquarters

PSA Group, steaming toward a return to the U.S. auto market, is poised to put its North American headquarters in the greater Atlanta area, Automotive News has learned.

Infiniti will go mostly electric by 2021, Nissan CEO says

All new Infiniti models launched after 2021 will either be all-electric vehicles or will rely on Nissan's new range-extender electric motor-powered technology called ePower, Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa said.

Infiniti concept signals roomier cabins

The Infiniti Q Inspiration foreshadows the next Q70 with a smaller engine compartment and a more luxurious cabin

A little Japanese flair for the next Nissan Rogue?

Nissan's new design chief, Alfonso Albaisa, is really into Japanese design these days -- and the next Rogue crossover might show the results.

For Mazda and Toyota, why the rush to Alabama?

With U.S. sales in decline — and who knows for how long? — is it the right time to add vehicle production capacity?

Fortune smiles on Huntsville Toyota dealer

Alabama won the site search for a 4,000-employee Toyota-Mazda auto plant, and Bill Penney Toyota in Huntsville won the lottery.

Toyota, Mazda spend big on more N.A. capacity

Now is the time to invest in plant capacity, say Toyota and Mazda, which plan a new assembly plant in Alabama. It also unlocks capacity to boost light-truck output -- a key goal for both automakers.

Does Infiniti concept hint at electrified Q70?

Infiniti started talking about an electric car in 2012. Six years later, the Detroit auto show will get telltale signs that one is on the way.

Lynk & CO looks to N.A. for an assembly plant

Lynk & CO, a Chinese luxury startup owned by Geely, already is contemplating a U.S. assembly plant -- and a very different skill set for its suppliers.

Nissan's Rogue an ongoing surprise

Nissan's Rogue crossover was one of just two nonpickup nameplates to sell more than 400,000 units in 2017. It wasn't predicted a few years ago.

Toyota plant will trigger investments

The decision on where to build the $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda plant will be the beginning of a wave of automotive investment.

Infiniti redraws a Q sedan

With its shorter hood, Infiniti's upcoming Q Inspiration sedan concept hints of an electrified future Q70.