Borgward turns to Daimler again to fill top engineering rolesWed, 24, Aug 2016
Borgward, the German brand being revived with Chinese backing, has once again tapped former Daimler executives in its latest round of management hiring.
Automakers, suppliers struggle to find and keep talentFri, 19, Aug 2016
The increasing stream of engineering openings -- coupled with lower unemployment, less labor force participation and growing North American vehicle production -- underscores the need for the auto industry to attract and invest in younger workers. And not just engineers.
Detroit competition for talent ramps up in Silicon ValleyWed, 17, Aug 2016
For the first time in America's industrial history, the center for automotive technology is drifting away from Detroit. Ford, aiming to put fully autonomous vehicles into the economy by 2021, announced that it's doubling the size of its office in Silicon Valley to 260 people and investing in four companies that are key to building self-driving cars.
Kia slots new crossover below SportageTue, 16, Aug 2016
Spy photographers have snapped a prototype of Kia's new subcompact crossover undergoing hot-weather testing. The unnamed cute ute will compete with the likes of Toyota's upcoming C-HR, Mazda's CX-3, Honda's HR-V and Chevy's Trax. It will slot below Kia's compact Sportage, which has grown in size and price in recent years, and will likely share a platform with Hyundai's upcoming subcompact crossover.
Performance line for Genesis? Boss 'intrigued'Mon, 15, Aug 2016
Add one more thing to Hyundai and Genesis' ever-expanding to-do list: a Genesis performance line. Not content with the Ioniq trio of green vehicles, a forthcoming N performance line, a dedicated hydrogen fuel cell crossover and the Genesis luxury brand itself, the Korean automaker could also roll out a Genesis performance division.
2017 Mazda3, Mazda6 fine-tuned to deliver smoother drive, handlingTue, 16, Aug 2016
Mazda is updating the Mazda3 and Mazda6 with the company's G-Vectoring Control as standard equipment for 2017. GVC controls engine drive torque to generate deceleration G forces when the driver begins turning the steering wheel, thereby shifting load to the front wheels. The system also increases front wheel tire grip.
Honda pulls wraps off 5-door Civic hatchbackMon, 15, Aug 2016
Honda's first five-door Civic hatchback for the U.S. market will go on sale this fall as a 2017 model. The new Civic joins sedan and coupe models and will precede the Type-R -- which Honda has confirmed will also be a hatchback when it goes on sale in 2017.
Nissan's new VC-T engine rewrites rules of small turbocharged engineSun, 14, Aug 2016
Nissan has developed a new type of gasoline engine it says may make some of today's advanced diesel engines obsolete. The new engine uses variable compression technology, which Nissan says allows it at any given moment to choose an optimal compression ratio for combustion -- a key factor in the trade-off between power and efficiency in gasoline engines.
Performance, yes, but female perspective and luxury, tooSat, 13, Aug 2016
JLR is searching for an edge as it develops a performance line that it hopes one day will be as strong as BMW's M and Mercedes' AMG.
Hyundai's next-step driving dynamicSat, 13, Aug 2016
Hyundai is pursuing a new engine persona in the United States. Hyundai calls it “controlled aggression” and says it represents the next phase in refining the brand’s driving experience.
Cultures clash in race to self-driving carsMon, 15, Aug 2016
As companies such as Google race to bring autonomous cars to market, the cultural divide between academic types and corporate types is surfacing publicly.
Suppliers jump on awd innovationMon, 15, Aug 2016
As consumers line up for crossovers and other all-wheel-drive vehicles, suppliers report big new demand for a technology that delivers awd only some of the time.