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Marchionne's Fiat-GM merger plan may wait for Ferrari spinoff

8:18 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015
While Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne isn't known for his patience, he's likely to wait until next year before making a bid for General Motors after months of talk about the potential of a deal.

UAW negotiators pledge they’ll prevail in Ford contract talks

6:46 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015
UAW negotiators said they will prevail in their contract talks with Ford as a deadline to strike a deal approaches.

 
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Detroit 3 show interest in UAW health care overhaul idea

7:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015
The Detroit 3 automakers are showing increased interest in the UAW's proposal that they pool their healthcare systems, a sign that contract talks...

VW's unassuming CFO emerges from boardroom wars as chairman

2:22 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015
Hans Dieter Poetsch, VW's finance chief, faces a massive task in his future role as chairman of the automaker to maintain the support of the...

Jaguar F-Pace teaser picture shows SUV's shape

5:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015
Jaguar's latest teaser picture of its F-Pace shows that the SUV/crossover has stayed faithful to the 2013 C-X17 concept.

VW, Ford open engine plants in Russia amid car market plunge

5:02 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015
Volkswagen and Ford are sticking with long-planned investments in Russian engine factories even as car sales there head toward a six-year low.

NGK Insulators to pay $65.3 million U.S. fine for price-fixing, obstruction

3:11 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Japanese auto supplier NGK Insulators has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $65.

Ex-Tesla engineer charged with illegally accessing employee evaluations

4:17 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
A former Tesla Motors engineer has been charged in federal court with felony computer intrusion for accessing his manager's email account, sharing...

Takata settles U.S. patent infringement case for airbag sensors

2:48 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Two units of Japanese auto supplier Takata are settling a six-year patent infringement dispute with International Electronics & Engineering and its...

Mercedes is working on Tesla Model S fighter, r&d chief tells paper

6:08 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Mercedes-Benz is working on an electric car with a range of up to 311 miles that could compete with Tesla's Model S sedan, Thomas Weber, Mercedes'...

Alcoa plans new r&d center for advanced 3D printing processes

11:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Metals company Alcoa said today it will invest $60 million to expand its r&d center in Pennsylvania to explore ways to make 3D printing viable on an...

Tesla will begin deliveries of Model X on Sept. 29

5:17 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Tesla will begin delivering its Model X electric crossover at the end of the month.

Lear buys downtown Detroit office building

10:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Seating and electronics suppler Lear has purchased a 50,000-square-foot building in downtown Detroit for an undisclosed price.

VW finance chief Poetsch proposed as next chairman

8:54 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Volkswagen Group's controlling parent company, Porsche Automobil Holding, said it has proposed Hans Dieter Poetsch as chairman of Volkswagen's...

Bill Ford says health care co-op possible in UAW talks

12:42 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015
Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the company is considering a health-care co-op, an issue the UAW has raised in negotiations on a new...

Nissan marketing exec Mohnke adds U.S. sales duties

11:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015
Nissan North America's chief marketing officer Dan Mohnke will add U.S.

Hyundai brings back Nissan's Hatami as U.S. sales chief

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015
Derrick Hatami, who left Hyundai last January to become U.S. sales chief at Nissan, will return to Hyundai to fill the company's new vacancy for a U.

VW plans to extend CEO Winterkorn's contract until 2018

4:02 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015
Volkswagen plans to extend the contract of CEO Martin Winterkorn until the end of 2018, a victory for the executive after he clashed with former...

Average U.S. new-vehicle mpg falls in August

2:13 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015
The average stated fuel economy of new light vehicles sold in the United States fell in August and is down nearly 2 percent from the record high set...

German carmakers win U.S. antitrust approval to buy Nokia maps

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015
German carmakers BMW, Audi and Mercedes have won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Nokia's maps business for around 2.5 billion euros ($2.

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