U.S. holds off on car tariffs after trade meeting, report says
The Trump administration will hold off for now on imposing new tariffs on automobile imports as top officials weigh revisions to a report on the national security implications, Bloomberg reported.
BMW expands M3 sedan lineup for 2020 with semi-automated driving features
The 2020 BMW M340i and M340i xDrive sedans offer an array of sensors and technologies to lighten the load of driving, including a semi-automated driving system that allows for hands-free and pedal-free driving.
California counters Trump's car emissions rollback with new plan
California has countered President Donald Trump's proposed rollback of fuel economy and greenhouse gas requirements for cars and trucks, the acting head of the EPA said.
Ford's 2020 baby Bronco off-roader emerges in photos from dealer meeting
Photos leaked from Ford's annual dealer meeting last month in Las Vegas provide the first public look at the so-called baby Bronco, an upcoming off-road compact crossover.
Chinese automaker Zotye begins recruiting U.S. dealers, plans to sell budget crossover
China's Zotye Automobile International has begun recruiting U.S. dealers and has charged two import-industry veterans with the task of bringing a budget crossover to America in 2020.
Tesla joins with GM, Nissan to press for extended electric car credit
The EV Drive Coalition, which counts Tesla, General Motors and Nissan among its members, formally launched with the goal of getting Congress to extend the $7,500 per-vehicle consumer tax credit.
Toyota touts new ethanol hybrid technology, laments Brazil woes
Toyota's new ethanol hybrid vehicle being developed in Brazil is exceeding all the manufacturer's expectations, a top executive said.
Tesla loses a high-ranking lawyer just as SEC tightens grip
An experienced securities lawyer has left Tesla just as the company needs one under its fraud settlement with U.S. regulators.
Ford pushing 150 aftermarket add-ons for revived Ranger
Ford is partnering with Yakima and working through its dealers to offer 150 parts and accessories for its new midsize pickup, including bed racks, tow hooks and paddleboard carriers. All parts come with a 3-year/36,000-mile Ford warranty.
Johnson Controls to sell auto battery unit in $13.2 billion deal
Johnson Controls said it would sell its power solutions business, which makes car batteries, to a Canadian investment firm in a cash deal valued at $13.2 billion.
Waymo will launch first commercial robotaxi service in U.S. next month, report says
Waymo is planning to launch the world's first commercial robotaxi service in early December in Phoenix., Bloomberg reported.
BMW may sell U.S. credit-card business, report says
BMW is one of the last major consumer companies to still own and manage its card portfolio. The automaker has held talks with banks about selling its credit-card portfolio, sources told Bloomberg.
FCA picks Gardner to lead Maserati in North America
Al Gardner, the head of FCA's dealer network in North America, will steer Maserati in the region. Gardner, 54, will report to Jean-Philippe Leloup, who joins Maserati from Ferrari.
Jeep pickup to be called Gladiator, enthusiast website says
We know Jeep is building a Wrangler-inspired pickup -- it's just a matter of what it'll be named, what it will look like and when it will show up. Well, the folks at JeepScrambler Forum answered some of those questions.
Lentz wields the ax as Toyota aims to cut costs
Toyota's North America CEO Jim Lentz is looking to chop unpopular nameplates from the U.S. lineup as bosses in Japan order him to restore sagging profitability to record levels.
Henry Stanford, co-founder of Michigan's Varsity Automotive Group, dies at 70
Henry Stanford, who co-founded Michigan's Varsity Automotive Group, died on Friday. He was 70.
U.S. car-import probe advances as Trump plans trade team meeting, report says
The White House is circulating a draft report by the U.S. Commerce Department over whether to impose tariffs on automobile imports to protect national security, Bloomberg reported
Maven to allow non-GM vehicles on car-sharing platform
Maven plans to open its peer-to-peer car-sharing program to non-General Motors vehicles in mid-2019.
Daimler CFO set to become Thyssenkrupp chairman, report says
Thyssenkrupp will propose outgoing Daimler CFO, Bodo Uebber, as a candidate for its supervisory board, with the aim of installing him as chairman, Reuters reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter.
World Omni and Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz captives lead in consumer financing satisfaction
Lincoln Automotive Financial Services and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services tied as the highest ranked luxury-brand auto lenders in J.D. Power's 2018 U.S. Consumer Financing Satisfaction Study, while World Omni Financial Corp.
Alert to dealers: Plan for your future, or plan to cash out
Presidio Group, a dealership buy-sell advisory firm, recommends that its clients create a conversion plan to serve the future industry or opt to sell their dealerships ahead of predicted dealership disruption from autonomous vehicles.
Volvo's subscription service copes with its success
Volvo's early success with its car subscription plan has put the company in an enviable position as automakers tinker with business models that don't revolve around traditional car ownership.
Scams and schemes create enforcement morass at ports
The challenge for law enforcement is separating legitimate shipments from illegal ones in the murky area between criminal fraud and breach of private contracts.
Subaru quality problems extend to U.S.
Subaru has been dogged by rising quality problems in Japan. The lapses are now bleeding into the all-important U.S., and global President Tomomi Nakamura isn't happy.
Revived credit business helps GM finance its future
GM Financial is expected to serve as a fount of profits for General Motors to fund investments in emerging technologies.
Amid EV hype, the internal combustion engine keeps improving
This may be the dawn of the electric vehicle era, but 2018 has been a phenomenal year for the humble internal combustion engine.
Rivian buys into beauty of brown
Rivian weighed the choices of greenfield, contract manufacturing or a brownfield site. In the end, Mitsubishi's trained work force made the decision easy.
VW'S HERBERT DIESS: Big changes ahead, 'big potential' in U.S.
Herbert Diess has been CEO of Volkswagen Group only since April, yet the 60-year-old former BMW executive now heading one of the world's largest automakers has a clear vision of where he wants to lead his company.
KIA'S HAN-WOO-PARK: Design, quality in focus to push Kia to next level
Han-woo Park says Kia is graduating from its position as a fast follower to being a global leader in such areas as design and quality. The Kia CEO also wants to build up the brand's light-truck lineup.
Canada could be on an emissions collision course with the U.S.
Canada could find itself drawn into the tussle over U.S. emissions standards if a review of current regulation leads to their relaxation.