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First Shift: Post-Brexit auto plans

Post-Brexit auto plans: BMW warns of uncertainty, Aston wants tariff-free access to EU; Jeep owners sue FCA; Compass or Patriot name will live on; The danger of infotainment; Driverless in Detroit.

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Automakers call for tariff-free trade between UK and EU after Brexit win

Automakers today called for tariff-free trade to be maintained between Britain and ...

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Automakers call for tariff-free trade between UK and EU after Brexit win

Automakers today called for tariff-free trade to be maintained between Britain and ...

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VW to fit filters to clean up gasoline engines

Volkswagen plans to fit particle filters in up to 7 million turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engines starting mid-2017 to help meet future tailpipe emission targets.

Automakers call for tariff-free trade between UK and EU after Brexit win

Automakers today called for tariff-free trade to be maintained between Britain and the EU after the UK voted for a Brexit, amid warnings that sales and production will be hit in Europe's second-

VW Korea exec arrested over emissions manipulation

South Korea prosecutors arrested an executive at Volkswagen's local unit as part of investigations into whether the automaker violated the country's environmental laws after it admitted to rigging

First Shift: Post-Brexit auto plans

Post-Brexit auto plans: BMW warns of uncertainty, Aston wants tariff-free access to EU; Jeep owners sue FCA; Compass or Patriot name will live on; The danger of infotainment; Driverless in Detroit.

Musk’s SolarCity bid a rare time investors don't buy his vision

Elon Musk is accustomed to shareholders snapping up whatever his Tesla Motors Inc. has to sell. Now his plan to merge the electric-car maker with struggling SolarCity has him confronting a rare case

Nissan sues South Korea over accusations of emissions cheating

Nissan's South Korean unit said it has filed a lawsuit over claims by the government that the automaker had cheated on emissions with its Qashqai diesel SUV.

Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche during the final lap of the race. I was with Toyota's executive team members when their elation was

IIHS may broaden small-overlap rating

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said it may add passenger-side evaluations to its influential crashworthiness ratings program after it found that several small crossovers showed

FCA recalls 13,092 Maserati cars for rollaway risk

Fiat Chrysler's Maserati unit is recalling 13,092 Quattroporte and Ghibli luxury cars from the 2014 model year because they may roll away after drivers mistakenly believe they have engaged the

Fiat Chrysler, GM, Toyota near deals to resume Venezuela output

Fiat Chrysler, GM and Toyota are close to agreeing to resume car production in Venezuela after the government allowed them to sell output in dollars, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge

Safety group head calls for 'drugged driving' standards, tests

As more states legalize marijuana, states need a standard test for driving under the influence of that drug, to match the tests they have for driving under the influence of alcohol, said the head of

FCA accused of concealing defect in Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee owners filed suit in California against Fiat Chrysler, accusing the company of concealing and failing to fix a shifter design defect linked to driverless rollaway accidents,

A Tesla bull, citing risk from SolarCity deal, cuts outlook on EV maker

Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas, one of the most bullish analysts on Tesla Motors, joined the ranks of those who have panned Elon Musk's $2.86 billion proposal to combine the automaker with solar-panel

Jeep Compass, Patriot replacement due early next year

The single vehicle replacing the Jeep Compass and Patriot will debut in late September in Brazil and will retain one of the two names, Jeep brand head Mike Manley said Thursday. The vehicle, known

First Shift: IIHS sees crash gap, may expand rating

IIHS sees crash gap, may expand rating; FCA fix for rollaway Jeeps; Mercedes-Benz gets green light to sell E class; UAW claims VW broke promise; Union to strike supplier Sakthi.

Automakers on board for new Detroit auto show mobility exhibit

GM, Nissan and Toyota will have a presence at the Detroit auto show's new mobility-themed exhibit in 2017. The auto show is also adding an outdoor driving experience on a 1.5-mile closed loop where

Tesla's luxury branding clashes with SolarCity's thrifty pitch

Elon Musk is betting that luxury electric car buyers and rooftop solar customers are a single market. The marketing messages of Tesla and SolarCity tell a different tale.

VW to pay diesel owners up to $7,000, report says

Volkswagen will pay owners of its polluting diesel cars up to $7,000, and agree to fund a grant program to offset air pollution, under a $10 billion settlement being negotiated for submission to a

VW drops Jetta Hybrid from U.S. lineup

Volkswagen of America is dropping the Jetta Hybrid for the 2017 model year, eliminating the lone hybrid in its U.S. lineup.

VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting patiently to get into the hall at what promises to be an extraordinary and very lengthy gathering,

VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting patiently to get into the hall at what promises to be an extraordinary and very lengthy gathering,

Nissan reviews Mitsubishi fuel economy claims as due diligence continues

Nissan is looking into whether Mitsubishi Motors may have faked fuel economy figures outside of Japan as part of Nissan's due diligence review of the company before finalizing its plan to buy a 34

Nissan CEO Ghosn's pay tops $9 million for second year

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn received a 3.5 percent pay rise to take his total compensation to more than $9.58 million for the second straight year after the automaker's profit climbed to a record.

Nissan promotes communications execs

Nissan has promoted its two senior U.S. corporate communications executives, David Reuter and Kristina Adamski.

Musk buys Musk -- Tesla's SolarCity deal by the numbers

Tesla's offer to buy SolarCity for as much as $2.86 billion in stock boggles the mind. There's basically two ways to look at why Musk is behind the deal. Either Musk is bailing out a beleaguered

UAW set to strike Monday at Sakthi Automotive in Detroit

Union employees plan to strike at aluminum castings supplier Sakthi Automotive Group Inc. USA in Detroit for what they say are unfair labor practices.

Better, but still behind

Automakers trail lenders in the number of women in leadership positions, a study shows.

VW gets approval for fixes on another 1 million diesel cars

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the automaker has received regulatory approval for technical fixes on another 1 million diesel cars, mainly Golf models, and expects the number to keep growing.

Tesla, Toyota cited by MIT Tech Review for smart initiatives

Two automakers -- Tesla and Toyota -- made the cut in MIT Technology Review’s list of the “50 Smartest Companies” in 2016.

First Shift: VW leaders face unhappy shareholders

VW leaders face unhappy shareholders; Tesla's SolarCity bid; Faraday's autonomous future?; Nissan's Ghosn gets a pay bump; Ford lease sharing stalls.

Mercedes cleared to sell 2017 E class in U.S.

The redesigned 2017 E-class sedan is on its way to U.S. dealerships after Mercedes-Benz received its final necessary certification approvals earlier this week.

FCA dealers get software to prevent rollaways of recalled Jeep Grand Cherokees

Fiat Chrysler sent dealers new software allowing them to install a software-based “Auto Park” feature in 2014-15 Jeep Grand Cherokees intended to prevent the vehicles from moving when the

Kia leads industry in J.D. Power quality study

Kia overtook Porsche to lead the industry in J.D. Power's annual report card on vehicle quality, marking the first time in 27 years that a nonpremium brand has topped the list. Kia, with 83 problems

UAW says VW reneged on deal to recognize union at Tenn. plant

A top UAW official said Volkswagen walked back on a promise to recognize the union at the automaker’s Chattanooga plant -- and the union says it has a document to prove it.

VW chairman under fire from investors for dual role in crisis

VW Group Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch bore the brunt of investor dissatisfaction over the automaker's handling of its emissions cheating scandal during the company's annual shareholder meeting today,

CarMax quarterly earnings slide 3.6% despite revenue gain

CarMax's latest quarterly earnings slid 3.6 percent, dragged down by expenses related to store openings, share-based compensation and hail damage to vehicles at the company's stores in Texas.

VW says Diess under investigation, sees no evidence of market manipulation

Volkswagen on Tuesday confirmed that prosecutors in Braunschweig, Germany, were probing VW brand chief Herbert Diess as part of an investigation into whether Europe's carmaker violated disclosure and

Jaguar Land Rover copycat lawsuit proceeds despite patent cancellation

China's cancellation of Jaguar Land Rover's patent on the Range Rover Evoque will not stop it from going after an alleged Chinese copycat in a separate unfair competition and copyright proceeding, a

Oil change shops oppose Calif. bill on service intervals

Major auto aftermarket and service organizations, including the Tire Industry Association, are opposing a California state bill they argue would set unrealistic restrictions on vehicle oil changes

Before the Cavs' big win, auto ad agency urged fans to believe

When the Cleveland Cavaliers were down 2-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, and things looked bleak, ad agency Tier10 shot an inspiring spot for Ohioans about the power of belief.

Musk sees $1 trillion Tesla but shares drop over SolarCity deal

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company's proposed acquisition of SolarCity could eventually push the electric car maker's valuation to $1 trillion, but investors strongly disagreed.

Cheeky, 'Happy Days' and styling tropes: What people think of Mini's Vision Next 100

Dubbed an “urban go-kart,” Mini's newest concept, the Vision Next 100, imagines a future dominated by electric juice, car-sharing and autonomous driving. Here's what people are saying

First Shift: Retailers fall short in cybersecurity

Dealerships fall short in cybersecurity; BMW makes push for tech partners; VW responds to Winterkorn probe; Report: Mitsubishi expects net loss; Tesla tops with talent, survey finds.

Faraday cleared to test self-driving cars on California roads

Faraday Future plans to begin testing prototype self-driving electric vehicles on California roads later this year after winning approval from the state.

Acura NSX goes mountain racing in EV mode

Acura, looking to burnish its race engineering chops, will field a four-motor, all-electric NSX prototype at this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb.

Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least because one of the executives on the podium is the official target of an investigation into criminal

Lawyers for VW shareholders, bondholders file lawsuits in Germany, U.S.

Lawyers acting for VW shareholders have filed the first of two lawsuits in Germany against the automaker in claims that could run into billions of euros over the carmaker's emissions scandal.

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