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Apple signals a readiness to join the self-driving car race

Apple is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles.

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Mexico prepares its NAFTA case

Mexican auto industry officials are lining up their arguments to defend the North ...

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Trump's auto guy will be trade pragmatist

Trump's pick of Wilbur Ross to head Commerce puts a powerful auto industry investor ...

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Honda views CR-V, Accord, Civic as equals

Honda is riding high on the crossover trend, with a CR-V that has been one of the ...

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Honda views CR-V, Accord, Civic as equals

Honda is riding high on the crossover trend, with a CR-V that has been one of the nation's most popular utility vehicles and a redesigned version queued up to go on sale this month. But it doesn't

Apple signals a readiness to join the self-driving car race

Apple is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing

Mexico prepares its NAFTA case

Mexican auto industry officials are lining up their arguments to defend the North American Free Trade Agreement as Donald Trump prepares to move into the White House.

Trump's auto guy will be trade pragmatist

Trump's pick of Wilbur Ross to head Commerce puts a powerful auto industry investor in a role where he will influence trade talks and the U.S. business climate. But Ross' business moves have not been

NextEV plans Tesla Model X fighter for U.S. in late '18 or early '19

Chinese electric vehicle specialist NextEV will target the U.S as the first foreign market for its SUV rival to the Tesla Model X.

EVs could take an OPEC-sized bite out of oil demand, study finds

A boom in electric vehicles made by the likes of Tesla and General Motors could erode as much as 10 percent of global gasoline demand by 2035, according to the oil industry consultant Wood Mackenzie.

4-cylinder Porsche Macan tops expectations

Since arriving this summer, the four-cylinder-powered Porsche Macan has become 40 percent of the nameplate's mix, answering the question of whether U.S. customers would accept a four-cylinder engine

A better way to avoid America's 'chicken tax'

Mercedes-Benz is investing in South Carolina after years of producing vans through an odd global supply stream to sidestep U.S. tariffs.

Ford open to deals with Trump to keep jobs in U.S., Fields says

Ford is willing to work with Donald Trump to keep jobs in the U.S. if he puts the right policies in place, CEO Mark Fields said. Ford still plans to move its Focus compact and C-Max hybrid to Mexico

Mexico sales surge 23%, break Nov. record

Sales of cars and light trucks set new records in Mexico for November and for the year to date as strong automaker financing overcame rising interest rates and a weaker peso.

Ford CEO sees ‘pressure’ on business without softer mpg rules

Ford plans to lobby President-elect Donald Trump to soften U.S. and state fuel-economy rules that hurt profits by forcing automakers to build more electric cars and hybrids than are warranted by

Porsche CEO expects annual sales of 20,000 for brand's first EV

Porsche expects its Mission E electric car to account for about 10 percent of its vehicle sales after the car is launched in 2019.

VW's penance for cheating takes shape with California wish list

California's regulator that played a key role in busting Volkswagen for cheating on emissions tests laid out a detailed list of options for how the automaker will have to spend $800 million toward

Texas auto auction company acquired by Capital Partners for XLerate Group

Huron Capital Partners, a Detroit investment group, has acquired a Texas-based auto auction for one of its portfolio companies, the Indianapolis-based XLerate Group, which runs online and onsite auto

Ford recalls 650,000 Fusions, Lincoln MKZs in N.A. to fix seat belts

Ford Motor Co. today recalled approximately 650,000 vehicles in North America with faulty seat belt anchor pretensioners associated with at least two accidents and two injuries.

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid output begins in Ontario

FCA launched output of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the auto industry's first hybrid minivan. Sales of the plug-in hybrid minivan, priced from $35,590 after a federal tax credit, are expected to

In China, Honda passes Toyota, setting up photo finish for 2016

Honda's sales in China surpassed those of Toyota in the first 11 months of 2016 as new models lured consumers and set the Japanese rivals up for a photo finish in their rankings for full-year sales

Barra named to Trump panel on U.S. economy, jobs

President-elect Donald Trump appointed General Motors CEO Mary Barra to a panel of 16 prominent business leaders that will advise him on job creation and economic matters.

Rolls-Royce previews first SUV as road testing begins

Rolls-Royce released pictures of the prototype that will be used to develop the brand's first SUV-styled vehicle due to launch in 2018. The prototype will now be tested under winter and desert

First Shift: Nov. U.S. sales winners, losers

Nov. U.S. sales winners, losers; Penske's used-only dealership deal; Porsche counting on future EV; Volvo hires McDonald's digital chief; A disservice in car service?

China slaps 10% tax on ultraluxury vehicles

China introduced a 10 percent tax on vehicles such as the Ferrari GTC4Lusso, Bentley Bentayga and Aston Martin DB9 to combat conspicuous consumption and promote more fuel-efficient vehicles.

VW's losing streak ends with 24% gain; Audi rolls on

Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales, breaking a yearlong streak of falling sales and signaling that the worst retail effects of its diesel emissions scandal may be over.

Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'

Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles.

Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win for 2016

Mercedes-Benz sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the Daimler AG brand will take the full-year title from BMW.

Can trucks haul industry to victory lane?

The U.S. auto industry is on the cusp of a historic accomplishment. We might yet wring growth out of 2016.

TOYOTA: Record truck sales drive 4.3% increase

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s November sales rose 4.3 percent to 197,645 vehicles compared with a year ago, propelled by record light-truck sales.

NISSAN: Trucks star at Nissan brand, Infiniti

Record November sales of light trucks gave the Nissan brand an 8 percent boost for the month. The same market trend lifted the Infiniti brand 3.6 percent, compared with a year earlier.

HYUNDAI-KIA: Fatter deals, small cars, crossovers drive Nov. records

Hyundai and Kia set sales records for November, reporting a combined 9 percent gain for the month, bolstered by fatter discounts and higher demand for compact cars and crossovers.

U.S. sales rebound, climb 3.6%; SAAR remains strong at 17.83 million

After three straight monthly dips, U.S. light-vehicle sales in November rose 3.6 percent from a year earlier, helped by more generous deals and strong truck demand. Ford, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and GM

First Shift: Tesla victorious in Virginia

Tesla victorious in Virginia; 84 MPGe for Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid; Cadillac's new racer; China taxes to curb emissions; Ford's Le Mans Legoland.

Canada sales rise 10% in Nov. behind big GM, Ford gains

Canada light-vehicle sales rose 10 percent in November behind strong double-digit gains at General Motors and Ford Motor Co. -- two of the country's three biggest automakers ranked by volume.

Mexican officials hail NAFTA as critical to U.S.

Mexican auto industry officials defended NAFTA as critical to U.S. economic competitiveness as they braced for talks between the Mexican government and Donald Trump's administration over the accord's

FORD: 5.1% gain spurred by incentives, SUVs

Aggressive incentive spending and strong demand for pricier trim levels of its newest vehicles helped Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales rise 5.1 percent in November, ending a four-month skid.

Penske acquires used-only dealership group

Penske Automotive Group is adding used-only vehicle dealerships. The nation’s second-largest auto retailer has signed a deal to acquire CarSense, a stand-alone retailer of used vehicles with

GM: All four brands deliver as sales rise 10%

General Motors posted its largest year-over-year U.S. sales increase of 2016, as all four brands achieved retail gains but fleet deliveries rose for the first time in more than a year.

FCA: Sales slip 14% despite strong month for Ram

FCA's November U.S. sales dropped 14 percent, despite stronger volume from the Ram brand.

HONDA: New November record posted with 6.5% boost

American Honda reported record November sales, surpassing its 2014 mark as volume rose 6.5 percent to 122,924.

Next-gen Toyota Camry to debut in January at Detroit auto show

The next-generation Toyota Camry will debut in January at the Detroit auto show, Toyota confirmed today. Toyota released a teaser image of the 2018 Camry that shows a sedan with sportier styling than

Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer

Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley executive from McDonald's, where he built the fast food giant's digital unit from scratch. Rafiq, who

Hyundai from inside Seoul headquarters

For anyone with even a remote interest in the inner workings of Hyundai Motor at its Seoul headquarters, Frank Ahrens' recently published book, Seoul Man, is truly an essential read.

Denso to help study car-sharing technologies in Mich.

Toyota-affiliated supplier Denso and the University of Michigan-Dearborn said Thursday a car-sharing technology study would take place on the university's campus.

AutoNews Now: EPA holds firm on emissions target

PA holds firm on mileage, emissions goals; Groups sue NHTSA, seek automatic-braking mandate; Ross tapped for Commerce post; Honda sets CR-V pricing; EV startup to build in Ariz.

Discounting fears of an auto loan bubble

Auto lending is not pushing the economy into a downward spiral.

Safety groups challenge NHTSA on automatic-braking pact

Auto safety and consumer advocacy groups have sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a bid to force the agency to decide whether to require automatic braking systems on all new

Adient to spend $75 million to buy, renovate new headquarters in Detroit

Adient said today it has acquired the Marquette Building in downtown Detroit -- walking distance from Cobo Center, the home of the Detroit auto show -- for its new global headquarters.

Akio Toyoda will head Toyota's EV division

Toyota appointed its president, Akio Toyoda, to lead the automaker's newly formed electric car division, flagging its commitment to develop a technology that the automaker has been slow to embrace.

Trump plans to nominate Wilbur Ross to head U.S. Commerce Department

President-elect Donald Trump said today he plans to nominate billionaire investor and auto supplier executive Wilbur Ross as Commerce secretary and Todd Ricketts, co-owner of the Chicago Cubs

Tesla cleared to open store in Virginia capital

In a decision released Wednesday, the commissioner of Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles reversed a September ruling denying Tesla a dealership license to operate a store in Richmond. It's a

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