VW reviews its procurement strategy in wake of supplier disputeTue, 30, Aug 2016
Volkswagen is reviewing its supplier and procurement strategy to avoid another dispute such as the one that caused production slowdowns and stoppages this month, CEO Matthias Mueller said.
China startup recruits Italian expertise for GT96 supercarSun, 28, Aug 2016
China's Techrules has recruited Italian design and engineering partners to help it launch the country's first supercar.
Calif. startup aims to take autonomous cars to next level with new languageTue, 30, Aug 2016
Drive.ai, a Mountain View, Calif., based technology company staffed by experts from Stanford University's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, has become the latest entrant in the autonomous-vehicle race, with an assist from a prominent ex-Detroit 3 executive.
VW CEO expects turnaround to start bearing fruit in 2-3 yearsTue, 30, Aug 2016
Volkswagen AG CEO Matthias Mueller is pushing forward with a technological and organizational revamp of Europe's largest carmaker despite internal opposition and expects his efforts to begin bearing fruit in two to three years.
Piech queried Winterkorn on VW scandal, paper saysMon, 29, Aug 2016
Former VW Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech tried unsuccessfully to query ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn about the automaker's emissions scandal a month before the two had a public falling out, a German newspaper reported. The revelations possibly shed new light on how the scandal unfolded.
BMW plans 7-series coupe to boost sales of top model line, report saysMon, 29, Aug 2016
BMW plans to launch a sporty two-door version of its 7-series flagship sedan, Bloomberg reported. The luxury coupe could be the first of several new 7-series versions.
VW scandal casts a long shadow on product plansMon, 29, Aug 2016
At first glance, it looks like business as usual for product launches at the Volkswagen Group through the end of the decade. But it's the years after 2020 that will show the impact of the diesel emissions scandal, in terms of its sky-high costs and shifting priorities at the giant German automaker.
Marchionne sees Samsung as 'potential strategic partner'Sun, 28, Aug 2016
FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said he sees Samsung Electronics as a potential partner amid interest from several potential buyers of its Magneti Marelli auto-parts unit. He didn't confirm talks with the Korean company.
Dealership workers need flood help. Contribute nowSat, 27, Aug 2016
The flood waters are receding in dozens of parishes across central Louisiana and most auto retailers are reopening, but hundreds of dealership employees are still struggling to put their lives back together.
Polite nods for EscalaMon, 29, Aug 2016
The latest trip to the Monterey Peninsula for Cadillac -- to introduce the five-door Escala -- has thus far elicited the auto show equivalent of polite golf claps from auto scribes.
Jeff Beck unleashes fiery riff against the driverless carMon, 29, Aug 2016
As a pioneering rock 'n' roll guitarist, Jeff Beck has fearlessly pushed the limits of electric guitar and amplifier technology for more than half a century. But Beck, now 72, has little use for the latest boundary-pushing technology in the auto industry - autonomous cars.
What's Lutz got to say about it?Mon, 29, Aug 2016
Bob Lutz's opinions may be a dime a dozen, but they are never boring. Thus -- courtesy of Car and Driver -- here are new takes on several hot-button topics from the ex-BMW/Ford/Chrysler/General Motors superstar, now 84.