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Porsche labor chief joins VW board

8:41 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Porsche's labor chief, who once fought a merger with Volkswagen, is joining the parent company's supervisory board as a reshuffle of positions at Europe's largest automaker continues.

GM Korea workers approve strike over pay, output

6:57 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
GM employees in South Korea voted today in favor of a strike over wages and production volumes, prompted by uncertainty over the automaker's output plans as its labor costs in the country rise.

Fiat Chrysler will start Jeep output in India in 2017

10:10 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Fiat Chrysler will invest $280 million to begin Jeep production in India in 2017 through an expanded joint venture with Tata Motors.

Mexican supplier Nemak to launch $750 million IPO

11:38 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Nemak SAB's expected $750 million initial public stock offering today marks the first stock offering of a Mexican auto supplier since at least 2000.

Germany's Getrag getting interest from Magna, Dana, China, report says

3:36 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Getrag, one of the biggest independent makers of transmissions, has attracted interest from automotive suppliers including Canada's Magna...

Bain Capital completes buyout of TI Automotive

4:15 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
TI Automotive said its sale to private equity firm Bain Capital LLC has been completed. Terms of the sale were not disclosed in a statement today.

Dodge to build more Hellcat engines

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Fiat Chrysler plans to substantially increase production of the popular 707-hp Hellcat engines.

BMW, Toyota agree to platform on shared sports car

8:50 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp.

Chasing Jetta, Chevy equips Cruze with a new turbodiesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Chevrolet isn't just sticking with a diesel offering on the next-generation Cruze - it's talking tough about challenging Volkswagen for passenger-car...

Bosch positions for electrification growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
German supplier Robert Bosch and Japanese battery partner GS Yuasa are “on a good path” toward developing a lithium ion battery that...

Gestamp along for VW's expansion ride in N. America

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Gestamp Automocion announced plans last week to expand its stamping plant in Chattanooga to produce body panels, hot-stamped steel parts and chassis...

Passing a big rig? Don't sweat it, Samsung says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Passing an 18-wheeler on a two-lane road is pretty harrowing.

How Mexico could color UAW talks

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2015
When the UAW and Detroit automakers open contract talks next month, Mexico will be hovering over the proceedings and influence the outcome.

Honda restates earnings after airbag recall costs increase

6:29 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2015
Honda restated its financial results for the fiscal year ended in March, to account for additional costs to cover an expanded recall of cars equipped...

Takata cuts CEO's pay in wake of airbag crisis

6:57 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2015
Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada earned less than 100 million yen ($810,373) in the business year ended in March, or less than half of the 206 million yen...

Delphi, Google deny report saying self-driving cars nearly collided

10:00 pm U.S. ET | June 25, 2015
Delphi Automotive and Google denied a report by Reuters that their self-driving prototype cars had a close call on a Silicon Valley street earlier...

NEWS ANALYSIS

Should driverless cars make life-or-death decisions?

7:31 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2015
The gearheads have mostly figured out how to build driverless vehicles.

GM readies wireless downloads of new features

12:11 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2015
GM is preparing to roll out vehicle technology that allows new features to be downloaded wirelessly, the company's head of global product development...

Takata president makes public apology for airbag deaths

6:17 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2015
Takata President Shigehisa Takada made a public apology for the eight deaths and hundreds of injuries related to the company's airbags dating back...

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