Cosworth to build engine parts in suburban Detroit

Cosworth, an English supplier of electronics and powertrain products to high-performance vehicles, said today it will open a $30 million plant in suburban Detroit to make V-8 cylinder heads for an unnamed manufacturer.

Toyota, Uber form ride-sharing alliance

Toyota is partnering with Uber to explore ride-sharing opportunities and will make a ...

VW, U.S. make 'substantial progress' toward settlement, judge says

Volkswagen and lawyers for owners and the U.S. government have made "substantial ...

Germany to retest 30 cars showing 'inexplicably high' CO2 levels

A German government committee has asked for further tests on 30 cars it says have "inexplicably high" CO2 emissions. The results came to light after officials tested cars from most major brands for

Toyota, Uber form ride-sharing alliance

Toyota is partnering with Uber to explore ride-sharing opportunities and will make a strategic investment in the company. It is the latest in a wave of high-profile partnerships between carmakers and

Fiat Chrysler names Bigland as head of Alfa and Maserati

Harald Wester has been replaced by Reid Bigland as head of Fiat Chrysler's Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands. Bigland will also continue as head of U.S. and Canadian sales for the automaker. Wester will

VW, U.S. make 'substantial progress' toward settlement, judge says

Volkswagen and lawyers for owners and the U.S. government have made "substantial progress" toward reaching a final agreement by late June, a federal judge said today.

Trail-ready with a nod to Swedish roots: What people think of Volvo's '40' concepts

After launching the redesigned XC90 and hatching plans to market the S90 flagship sedan and V90 wagon, Volvo's product overhaul will continue with a new generation of small cars and crossovers.

Cosworth to build engine parts in suburban Detroit

Cosworth, an English supplier of electronics and powertrain products to high-performance vehicles, said today it will open a $30 million plant in suburban Detroit to make V-8 cylinder heads for an

Flex-N-Gate to supply Ford from new Detroit plant

Auto supplier Flex-N-Gate plans to invest $95 million and buy 30 acres of city land to build a new plant that will create up to 750 jobs in Detroit, after approval today of a $3.5 million performance-

GM lightweighting strategy starts to bear fruit

There's more to lightweighting than shedding pounds. It's about getting the weight out of the vehicle and beating your competitors on cost.

AutoNews Now: Packing heat in the showroom

Packing heat in the showroom: Texas dealers weigh options; Bigland's big challenges at Alfa Romeo, Maserati; Mustang out-muscles Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger in crash tests.

Nissan may sell Calsonic Kansei stake to help fund EV research, report says

Nissan is mulling selling its 41 percent stake in supplier Calsonic Kansei to raise cash for research and development in electric cars and artificial intelligence, the Nikkei newspaper

NGK Spark Plug's U.S. unit names new CEO

Japanese auto supplier NGK Spark Plugs (USA) Inc. said it named Yoshitaka Narita as its new president and CEO.

Challenger trails Mustang, Camaro in crash tests, IIHS says

The Dodge Challenger may be the fastest and most powerful American muscle car, but in crash tests, the sports coupe, which is in its ninth year, isn't keeping pace with its rivals, the Ford Mustang

Nissan's Nismo Sentra appears to be a go

Nissan's compact Sentra sedan is about to get the Nismo treatment. Recent spy photos show a Sentra with a sporty body kit, spoiler and a more aggressive front end.

First Shift: Bigland new Alfa, Maserati chief

FCA's Bigland named Alfa, Maserati chief; Toyota adds 1.6M vehicles to airbag recall; Tesla loses in N.C.; Report: Nissan may sell stake in supplier; Still not sold on self-driving.

S. Korea's Mando said to be in talks to supply parts for Tesla Model 3

Mando Corp. is in talks with Tesla Motors to supply parts for its Model 3 car, an industry source said, as it seeks to join other South Korean firms supplying components for Tesla's more affordable

Eagles work in concert for Fiat ad shoot

To grab dramatic footage aerial footage of the Fiat 124 roadster, ad agency FCB Chicago used a trio of eagles with small Sony Action Cams attached to them, and tried to steer clear of crows.

Public not sold on fully autonomous vehicles, study finds

More than four out of five people would prefer not to ride in fully autonomous vehicles, a study published today found.

Indy 500: Celebrate the automobile

The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend is a great time to celebrate the automobile and the spirit of innovation marking the race and the industry.

TALK FROM THE TOP with Alan Batey: GM isn't sweating share losses

GM's sliding market share doesn't faze Alan Batey, who says the company is finally focused on profitable growth and brand building, rather than chasing volume through daily rental sales or

Nissan's Gonzalez sees upside in Mexico

Mayra Gonzalez, Nissan Mexicana's next president, sees Mexico as much more than an export platform. It's an aspirational market where students are increasingly in a position to buy their first car

Google positions updated Android as a standard for cars

Google introduced an updated version of the Android operating system that it promises will work easily with key in-car features such as climate control, radio and digital instrument clusters.

Garage Italia's custom BMW puts on a light show

Garage Italia Customs has transformed the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid into the i8 Futurism Edition to celebrate BMW Italia's 50th anniversary. The inspiration for the wrap used on the i8 came from the oil

Can PSA be most efficient carmaker?

Under PSA Group's Push to Pass plan, the automaker aims "to become the world's most efficient carmaker," CEO Carlos Tavares says.

2017 GMC Acadia

GMC is ceding people-hauling duties to its two Yukon SUVs as it shrinks the Acadia for the 2017 model year, the crossover's first redesign since its 2006 debut.

First Shift: Hyundai's U.S. boss sounds warning

Brace for change, Hyundai's Zuchowski says; Jeep Cherokee output resumes; cheers for Audi, Benz, BMW; call for VW scrutiny; Bo Andersson reflects on Russia

McLaren charts big investment for big growth

McLaren Automotive has achieved in seven years what few British luxury brands have managed over far longer periods: consistent profitability. CEO Mike Flewitt talks about the challenges ahead.

Fiat Chrysler shares fall on report of German sales ban threat

Shares in Fiat Chrysler fell 5.1 percent after Germany's Bild newspaper reported that the automaker could be prohibited from selling cars in Germany if evidence of disregard of emissions rules

Penske rolls out online shopping across U.S.

Penske Automotive Group's Preferred Purchase online shopping tool will be available on all 115 of its U.S. dealerships' websites by month end.

Next Audi A8 takes cues from Prologue concepts

A prototype of Audi's next-generation A8 flagship spotted by spy photographer in Europe shows how design elements from the brand's Prologue series of concept cars will be adopted for production

Zuchowski to dealers: Get with the times

Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski is sounding a call to his dealers that their way of doing business must change - fast.

NADA seeks allies to oppose FTC survey

The National Automobile Dealers Association is lining up allies for a fight with the Federal Trade Commission over a proposed survey of consumers regarding their experiences trading in, buying and

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-class coupe

More than a year and a half after Mercedes-Benz redesigned its C-class sedan, the C-class coupe gets its turn. On the outside, Mercedes gave the vehicle a sportier pure coupe shape. It is longer,

North Carolina denies Tesla a dealership license

North Carolina denied Tesla Motors' bid to attain a second dealership license in the state, saying the automaker must go through a third-party dealership group.

Toyota expands Takata airbag recall by 1.6 million vehicles

Toyota is recalling almost 1.6 million additional U.S. vehicles for front passenger side Takata airbag inflators that could rupture.

Honda rethinks Henry Ford's assembly line

Honda's new vehicle-assembly approach breaks with ideas that go back to Henry Ford. Instead of standing still as cars pass down the factory line, Honda associates in its newest plant work in teams

Contests boost benefits of just showing up

Victorville Motors, a Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealership in Southern California, created a car-giveaway contest to encourage perfect attendance among students at local high schools. It not only has

Nissan likely to send former tech chief to lead reform at Mitsubishi, report says

Nissan, which plans to spend $2.2 billion on a one-third controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors, aims to place its former global tech chief in charge of reform at its smaller rival, which is mired in

Mobileye will supply 2 fully autonomous vehicles by 2021

Mobileye reveals programs to supply two automakers with fully autonomous drive systems as soon as 2019.

Tesla, eyeing summer vacationers, to open Hamptons, Cape Cod stores

Tesla Motors, preparing for the Memorial Day holiday and a surge in summer travel in two of the nation’s most well-known vacation spots, plans to open stores in the Hamptons and Cape Cod on

AutoNews Now: The end of traffic deaths?

Way to end traffic deaths? Volvo, Toyota say yes; Nissan's Mitsu reform move; 300, Charger moving to Pacifica platform?; Alfa crossover expected; Tesla goes for tourist trade.

Hyundai design team hosts a Bentley reunion

Last year, Hyundai poached Bentley's chief designer, Luc Donckerwolke, and it has now brought in Bentley's exterior designer, Korean Sangyup Lee.

VW board tried to dilute Lower Saxony influence, report says

A power struggle erupted on VW's supervisory board after the owning Porsche and Piech families joined representatives from Qatar in an attempt to dilute the voting power of Lower Saxony, German

Ford seeks partnerships as it looks beyond car-making

Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the automaker would look for more partnerships with other companies as it moves to expand beyond manufacturing and selling cars and trucks.

There may be a way to zero deaths But is there a will?

The auto industry is on the cusp of a startling prospect: What if nobody died in traffic accidents? It's a huge leap from the stance acceptance that road fatalities are regrettable but inevitable to

TALK FROM THE TOP with Dave Zuchowski: Hyundai well-positioned for new era

Dave Zuchowski has a full plate of changes and challenges to deal with as CEO of Hyundai Motor America. But he's also taking stock of the immense changes that millennials, ride-sharing and autonomous

FCA: Big-car output will stay in-house

Even as Fiat Chrysler plans to outsource compact and midsize sedans to another manufacturer, CEO Sergio Marchionne says he is “totally” committed to engineering and building the company's

Concepts preview new Volvo compacts

Volvo previewed its new compact-vehicle range by unveiling concepts for an XC40 crossover and a vehicle that hints at the next V40 hatchback.

Ghosn warns small makers: Beware a U.S. downturn

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says the robust U.S. market is covering over the vulnerabilities of small automakers.

M-B: New variants to lift sales of C-class coupe

Mercedes-Benz expects the mix of coupes in the C-class family to potentially increase to 20 percent with the introduction of the redesigned 2017 model. The new coupe lineup includes all-wheel drive