M&A activity declined in 2016, and now dealmakers eye Trump

The global auto industry looks healthy this year, but PwC says mergers and acquisition experts want to assess President Trump's influence on environmental rules, international trade and the overall economy before pursuing new deals.

 

Ford will offer parts for non-Ford vehicles

Ford Motor Co. is expanding its customer service division with a new Omnicraft brand of aftermarket parts to cover non-Ford and non-Lincoln vehicles.

VW's $1.21 billion emissions settlement with U.S. dealers OK'd by judge

UPDATED: 1/23/17 10:13 pm ET - adds details

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer granted final approval to VW's settlement worth up to $1.21 billion with 650 U.S. dealers over diesel emissions violations. VW's dealers will receive an average of $1.85 million each over 18 months under the settlement.

Lexus Super Bowl ad features 'Man & Machine' with Lil' Buck

Lil' Buck -- who challenges gravity in a new ad for Apple's AirPod headphones -- will dance onto advertising's biggest stage in a Super Bowl ad for

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Ford freshens '18 Mustang, drops V-6

Ford Motor Co. is making midcycle changes to the Mustang in an effort to stay on top of the muscle car sales race, even as demand for such vehicles wanes. The biggest change as part of the popular pony car's 2018 model year freshening comes under the hood, where Ford is dropping its 3.7-liter V-6 engine.

Mitsubishi crossover expected in Geneva

Mitsubishi will launch a compact crossover in March at the Geneva auto show, according to European press reports. The British magazine Autocar says the vehicle may be styled after the XR-PHEV concept first shown at the 2013 Tokyo auto show.

What sets Kia Stinger, Genesis G70 apart?

Answering the question definitively will be crucial for both Kia and Genesis. Both cars are looking to challenge the established compact sport sedans and will need to carve out different identities for themselves.

Jaguar testing smaller E-Pace crossover

With the F-Pace crossover flying off Jaguar dealers' lots, it only makes sense for the British automaker to add a smaller, more affordable utility vehicle to its lineup. In about a year, expect the E-Pace to make its debut, probably in Europe first, then the United States.

Nostrils and appliqués: What people think of 2018 Ford F-150

Ford's midcycle refresh of the F-150 includes a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel option available in 2018, along with other engine improvements, seven new front grilles, six new wheel styles, updated lights and interior tweaks. Here's what critics and journalists are saying about the 2018 Ford F-150.

Cruze diesel may get 50 on highway

The upcoming diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze may be General Motors' first non-hybrid vehicle since the 1990s to get an EPA-certified fuel economy rating of at least 50 mpg on the highway.

Moray Callum's retro ride

Moray Callum, Ford chief designer, is cruising around in a 1976 Bronco SUV as he oversees design of the nameplate's 2020 revival.

Autonomous drive gets closer -- meaning what?

Carmakers got more specific about timing for self-driving vehicles as they discussed their plans this month at CES in Las Vegas and the Detroit auto show. Most forecasts of showroom-ready, fully autonomous vehicles now fall within a five-year range, but there are varying definitions to sort through.

Nissan rethinks the family car

Crossovers and trucks may be all the rage -- especially for Nissan. But the automaker is already thinking about how to pitch its next generation of sedans.

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