Infiniti plots more local production in China
Infiniti wants to triple its sales in China in five years by ramping up local production of five new nameplates.
Magna delivers carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford
Magna International Inc. has delivered a carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford it says will reduce weight and tooling costs and hopes to rule on mass production by year end.
Toyota powertrain boss feeling the pressure
Hirohisa Kishi says he's tackling one of his biggest challenges yet — how to keep internal combustion engines competitive in the age of electric vehicles.
GM Korea, union fail to reach wage deal
GM's South Korean unit and its labor union failed to reach a wage deal after another round of talks that sought to avert a bankruptcy filing for the unprofitable operation. Talks will continue over the weekend.
PSA's Tavares faces toughest opponent yet in German union
PSA boss Carlos Tavares, who is no stranger to thrashing out difficult labor deals, is now taking on Germany's powerful IG Metall union, which has been the undoing of many a cost cutter.
Tesla subcontractor's busted jaw triggered safety probe
Days before Tesla defended its safety record this week, California began inspecting an incident involving a subcontractor who was hospitalized after a piece of factory equipment broke his jaw.
Infiniti sets ambitious plan to hike China output
Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand, looking to duck steep tariffs, aims to triple sales in the world's biggest auto market in five years by ramping up production of five new nameplates in China.
PSA fight to slash Opel factory costs intensifies
PSA's fight to cut production costs at Opel's German factories took on a national dimension with Chancellor Angela Merkel intervening to say she expected the French automaker to honor commitments it made when it bought Opel from GM last year.
Daimler may buy tiny stake in Volvo, report says
Daimler is open to supplying Volvo with engines and could even take a small stake in the Swedish automaker, a German business magazine reported, raising the possibility of increased ties between Mercedes and Volvo's Chinese owner, Geely.
Freudenberg mulls IPO for Vibracoustic unit
German technology group Freudenberg will decide in the fall on an initial public offering in 2019 of its automotive vibration control technology business Vibracoustic.
GM offers in-dash fuel payments in 3-city pilot program
The feature is being piloted in roughly 1 million Chevrolet vehicles at select Shell stations in the Detroit, Seattle and Houston metropolitan areas.
Tesla shifts to 24/7 Model 3 output to hit weekly target
Tesla will begin around-the-clock production at its Fremont, Calif., assembly plant as it tries to ramp up Model 3 output to 6,000 a week by the end of June, according to an internal company email.
Electrify America selects suppliers for U.S. high-speed EV chargers
Volkswagen unit Electrify America has selected several suppliers, including Switzerland's ABB and South Korea's Signet EV, to install more than 2,000 high-speed electric vehicle chargers in the United States by the end of 2019.
New 1.5-liter Ford engine can run on just 2 cylinders
For the first time in more than a century, Ford will offer a vehicle in the U.S. with an engine that can run on two cylinders.
TomTom Q1 earnings up as sales to automakers rise 42%
TomTom, the Dutch navigation and mapping company, reported better-than-expected first-quarter core earnings, despite a decline in sales.
Tesla temporarily halts Model 3 output, again
Tesla is temporarily stopping production of the Model 3 sedan for the second time this year -- this time to "improve automation," the company said.
South Korea minister: GM's local unit needs to survive on own in long term
South Korea's finance minister said that public funds could be used to support GM Korea only if it was clear that the business could survive on its own long term.