VW weighs more models to 'strike back' in U.S.Wed, 28, Sep 2016
Volkswagen is mulling new models to bolster its car-heavy U.S. lineup as it charts a U.S. recovery plan, its global brand chief says. VW brand chairman Herbert Diess didn't offer details on the models under study, but hinted strongly that VW is more likely to add more SUVs and crossovers than sedans.
VW hopeful for emissions deal with U.S. by year end, Mueller saysWed, 28, Sep 2016
Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller said Wednesday he is hopeful the company can reach agreement by the end of the year with the U.S. government on the size of a fine to settle a criminal investigation of the company's alleged violations of U.S. clean air laws.
FCA’s labor talks in Canada, like GM’s, to focus on plantsWed, 28, Sep 2016
Securing investments at key Canadian plants is again Unifor's top priority in the latest round of labor negotiations with the Detroit 3, this time with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Negotiations between Unifor and FCA resumed this week after General Motors workers ratified a four-year contract on Sunday.
Vinnie Johnson's Piston Group closes on $175 million deal for Takata subsidiaryWed, 28, Sep 2016
U.S. auto supplier Piston Group closed today on the $175 million acquisition of Takata subsidiary Irvin Automotive. The acquisition adds Irvin's interiors manufacturing operations to Piston's assembly and sequencing business
Ford's Fields says Trump accusations about jobs are 'really disappointing'Wed, 28, Sep 2016
Ford CEO Mark Fields said he's disappointed by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's accusations that the automaker is moving jobs to Mexico and reiterated that the transfer of small-car production will result in “zero” job loss in the U.S
Let's talk about free trade and jobsMon, 26, Sep 2016
Until we seriously address the issue of retraining laid-off workers and revitalizing hard-hit communities, the anxiety and anger we're seeing in this election will continue.
Elon Musk outlines Mars colonization planWed, 28, Sep 2016
SpaceX is developing a massive rocket and capsule to transport large numbers of people and cargo to Mars with the ultimate goal of colonizing the planet, company chief and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday.
Automakers' EV plans will challenge early pioneersWed, 28, Sep 2016
Electric-car pioneers including Renault, Nissan and Tesla are facing a challenge from their peers as EV concepts dominate the Paris auto show. Volkswagen Group's diesel scandal and falling battery costs have persuaded executives and investors that battery-powered cars are ready to go mainstream.
Marchionne cancels Paris auto show appearanceTue, 27, Sep 2016
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has cancelled his appearance at the Paris auto show, a spokesperson for the carmaker said on Tuesday without giving any details.
U.S. said to ponder what size diesel penalty VW can withstandTue, 27, Sep 2016
The U.S. Justice Department is assessing how big a criminal fine it can extract from Volkswagen over emissions-cheating without putting the German carmaker out of business, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
VW scandal spreading to Audi risks hitting automaker's top profit generatorTue, 27, Sep 2016
Volkswagen Group's attempts to contain the fallout from the emissions-cheating scandal suffered setbacks after Audi, the group's biggest profit generator, lost a key engineer tainted by the scandal and a media report suggested its CEO, Rupert Stadler, knew about the cheating back in 2010.
Golf icon Arnold Palmer also was an auto industry playerTue, 27, Sep 2016
Golf legend Arnold Palmer took many of his business endeavors into the automotive industry, endorsing his beloved Cadillac and longtime partner Hertz as well as owning six General Motors and Ford dealerships in five states.