Volvo will hire 400 engineers in high-tech push

Volvo will recruit about 400 new engineers over the coming year to bolster development efforts in safety technology, autonomous driving and electrification.

VW CEO vows to overcome resistance to push technology overhaul

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller is pushing forward with a technological and ...

VW reviews its procurement strategy in wake of supplier dispute

Volkswagen is reviewing its supplier and procurement strategy to avoid another ...

Calif. startup aims to take autonomous cars to next level with new language, a Mountain View, Calif., based technology company staffed by experts from Stanford University's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, has become the latest entrant in the autonomous-vehicle

First Shift: FCA criminal crackdown

FCA targets use of internal software to steal cars; More MPG trouble for Mitsubishi; Cash king for VW diesel owners; U.S. seeks help to combat traffic deaths; Volvo hiring spree.

VW CEO expects turnaround to start bearing fruit in 2-3 years

Volkswagen AG CEO Matthias Mueller is pushing forward with a technological and organizational revamp of Europe's largest carmaker despite internal opposition and expects his efforts to begin bearing

VW reviews its procurement strategy in wake of supplier dispute

Volkswagen is reviewing its supplier and procurement strategy to avoid another dispute such as the one that caused production slowdowns and stoppages this month, CEO Matthias Mueller said.

Volvo will hire 400 engineers to spearhead high-tech push

Volvo will recruit about 400 new engineers over the coming year to bolster development efforts in safety technology, autonomous driving and electrification.

Fatal Takata truck blast was 'like a big bomb,' sheriff says

The truck carrying Takata airbag inflators exploded “like a big bomb,” said the Texas sheriff whose officers rushed the scene. The cause of the grisly accident last week isn't known, he

Samsung SDI will build EV battery plant in Hungary

Samsung SDI plans a factory in Hungary to make electric-vehicle batteries, joining the race to tap European demand. The company produces batteries for the BMW i3.

Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. Past winners Olivier Rabiller, Thomas Mueller and Bernard Bradley have made big career

Aston plans Vanquish Zagato roadster

Aston Martin will build a limited-edition, open-top sibling car to the Vanquish Zagato coupe it debuted this year. Only 99 Vanquish Zagato Volantes will be built, with deliveries beginning next year.

Lexus tops at turning CPO shoppers into buyers

Lexus dealerships do the best job of converting shoppers who consider certified used vehicles into CPO buyers.

Piech queried Winterkorn on VW scandal, paper says

Former VW Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech tried unsuccessfully to query ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn about the automaker's emissions scandal a month before the two had a public falling out, a German

De Nysschen: No retreat on Cadillac retail overhaul

Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen isn't bending to accusations that his plan to transform the brand's retail network violates franchise laws and threatens smaller stores' survival. Critics of the plan,

Eye candy by the sea

Head-turners at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the auto universe's premier beauty pageant

VW's dealer aid package: How much is enough?

Volkswagen dealers are finally in line for some much-needed financial relief nearly a year after watching their franchise values dwindle in the wake of the automaker's diesel emissions scandal. But

Chevrolet Bolt on track for a late '16 debut

The Chevrolet Bolt battery-electric hatchback is on track to be launched late this year, Chevrolet confirmed Monday, countering recent reports on various media and enthusiast websites that the car

Mercedes shuffles U.S. sales team

A management shuffle at Mercedes-Benz USA has elevated 18-year Mercedes veteran Bart Herring to one of the brand's top U.S. sales positions.

Insights into used-only competitors from NIADA

The NIADA Used Car Industry Report 2016 offers multiple insights into the used-only stores that franchise dealerships' used-vehicle departments compete with daily.

What's Lutz got to say about it?

Bob Lutz's opinions may be a dime a dozen, but they are never boring. Thus -- courtesy of Car and Driver -- here are new takes on several hot-button topics from the ex-BMW/Ford/Chrysler/General

VW closes Santa Monica studio in design shuffle

Volkswagen Group's Design Center California in Santa Monica will close in November. Meanwhile, Audi plans to open its first U.S. design studio in Malibu, Calif.

Who led charge for deal to aid VW dealers?

In March, a panel of VW dealers set out to negotiate a compensation deal with VW that would avert a lawsuit against the factory. But when the deal finally came together, it was disclosed by someone

Lambo's superhot supercar

Lamborghini's $2.3 million Centenario Roadster is so exclusive, it sold out before its debut this month at Monterey Car Week.

Mitsubishi overstated mileage for 8 more models, Japanese ministry says

Japan's transport ministry today ordered Mitsubishi Motors Corp. to stop domestic sales of eight vehicle models after an investigation found the automaker overstated their fuel economy, the second

Photo booth is shooting for clicks

Having a professional photo booth allows dealerships to showcase high-quality vehicle photos on their website. A provider of an indoor booth touts the ability to take photos even in inclement weather,

Audi makes its move into the electric era

Fast, sporty small cars and fresh new sedans will define the next several years of Audi's product plan, along with a push toward electrified powertrains.

Detroit supplier to open Ohio plant to make Jeep parts

Detroit Manufacturing Systems plans to open a Toledo plant for the next-generation Jeep Wrangler.

4th-gen Kia Rio gets sportier design

Kia is giving a sporty look its Rio subcompact, which will be redesigned for the 2018 model year.

Toyota commits to Latin America product design

Toyota Motor Corp. is investing in design and manufacturing in South America to capitalize on the region's rebound when it comes.

NADA's 100 years: Quite a record

In 2017, NADA will mark its 100th anniversary with an appropriate celebration during its dealer convention in New Orleans.


A look at dealers celebrating anniversaries with Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan and Toyota.

VW scraps plans to sue South Korea over sales ban

Volkswagen decided against suing South Korea which last month suspended sales of most of its models and slapped a fine of $15.93 million on the German carmaker for emissions and other violations.

Jeff Beck unleashes fiery riff against the driverless car

As a pioneering rock 'n' roll guitarist, Jeff Beck has fearlessly pushed the limits of electric guitar and amplifier technology for more than half a century. But Beck, now 72, has little use for the

TrueCar to help Avis Budget sell used cars

A partnership between Avis Budget and TrueCar is helping the rental-car company sell more retired rental cars directly to consumers for more money than it can get from selling the vehicles at

VW marred by scandal, but not paralyzed

Despite the seemingly all-consuming scope of the diesel emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group's wheels are still turning in Wolfsburg, Ingolstadt and Stuttgart.

VW diesel owners quick to pick buyback over emissions fix

Given the choice of fixing diesel-cheating VW models or getting their money back, car owners in the U.S. are lining up for the cash. Almost half of the 475,000 drivers of Volkswagen AG cars on U.S.

Self-driving in Singapore

The first driverless taxi showed up last week in a public trial on the streets of Singapore.

Embattled VW faces tough decisions

A duo of key crossovers arriving in 2017 will headline one of the busiest years Volkswagen has seen in some time. After that, things start to get a little more murky.

Takata says truck carrying airbag inflators exploded; 1 dead, 4 injured

A truck transporting Takata airbag inflators and propellants that are at the center of a global recall exploded in Texas last week, resulting in one death and four injuries, the embattled auto parts

BMW plans 7-series coupe to boost sales of top model line, report says

BMW plans to launch a sporty two-door version of its 7-series flagship sedan, Bloomberg reported. The luxury coupe could be the first of several new 7-series versions.

Delphi, Mobileye deal may hasten decline of car brands

How do you create a meaningful brand experience when driving becomes only a means to an end? That is the question facing automakers as Mobileye and Delphi announced a technology deal that could

Here's one way to build on that German heritage

Trying to underscore its German heritage, Borgward is hiring away high-profile designers and engineers from German premium brands.

'Uphill struggle' for full-year sales mark

U.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to decline in August, decreasing the industry's chances of beating the full-year record it set in 2015.

Subaru brings family-safety message home in very different ways

Any parent who has ever heard the phone ring in the middle of the night will identify with Subaru's commercial debuting tonight: It's your terrified teen calling to say he or she wrecked the car.

The car's extra senses: What tech does what?

Automakers are increasingly turning to cameras, radar, lidar and other sensor technologies to make vehicles safer and more autonomous.

Polite nods for Escala

The latest trip to the Monterey Peninsula for Cadillac -- to introduce the five-door Escala -- has thus far elicited the auto show equivalent of polite golf claps from auto scribes.

Porsche retunes for better fuel economy

Porsche's product plan is largely on track despite the diesel-related financial hit to parent company Volkswagen Group. The brand is expanding into new body styles while adding alternative power

Driverless cars? Safety tech has work to do

The first wave of active safety technology - features such as emergency braking, lane-departure warning and adaptive cruise control - has reduced accidents. But experts say several aspects must be

Virginia dealers donate to West Virginia flood relief efforts

The Virginia Automobile Dealers Association has donated $75,000 to a relief fund for people affected by the flash floods in West Virginia in June.

Dealers must screen data partners

New sources of information about consumers are giving auto retail managers better potential tools to sharpen their brands and win customer loyalty. At the same time, rapid changes in how consumers

U.S. issues 'call to action' after traffic deaths rise

The U.S. government is seeking support from researchers and data scientists to help understand and ultimately combat the leading causes of traffic deaths after a significant spike last year. The

VW scandal casts a long shadow on product plans

At first glance, it looks like business as usual for product launches at the Volkswagen Group through the end of the decade. But it's the years after 2020 that will show the impact of the diesel