Acura adds A-Spec package to MDX for 2019
Acura is making several updates and offering a new A-Spec trim package on the MDX crossover for 2019. The changes are fairly minor -- new interior trim wood, standard four-way power lumbar adjustments for the front seats and five new exterior colors. An active damper system is now offered as an option across the line.
Subaru's redesigned '20 Legacy spotted
The redesigned 2020 Subaru Legacy is poised to be the next model designed and engineered off the brand's new global platform.
Self-driving bill critics oppose maneuver to clear Senate
Safety and consumer advocates are urging senators to reject a parliamentary maneuver to secure passage for stalled legislation governing self-driving cars.
U.S. online travel giant invests $500 million in China's Didi
Chinese ride-hailing app Didi has received a $500 million investment from U.S. travel firm Booking Holdings, in a boost for its aggressive plan to enter new markets outside of China.
EPA's new chief to meet California regulator over emissions, mpg goals
California's top air-quality official will meet with the EPA's new acting chief on Tuesday, the first meeting between two regulators who disagree over the Trump administration's plan to weaken light-vehicle fuel efficiency regulations.
VW Group names Porsche exec as strategy chief
Volkswagen AG named Porsche executive Juergen Rittersberger as its new head of strategy. He replaces Thomas Sedran, who will lead the group's commercial vehicles division.
BMW gets right for potential stake in Chinese battery giant
BMW is the first overseas automaker to get a potential toehold in Chinese electric-car battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology, with rights to invest as much as $427 million.
Ex-Apple engineer pleads not guilty in trade secret theft case
A former Apple engineer charged with stealing driverless car secrets for a Chinese startup pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Jose, Calif.
Ford agrees to $299.1 million Takata 'economic loss' settlement
Ford agreed to a $299.1 million so-called economic loss settlement covering at least 6 million U.S. vehicles with potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators, court documents show.
Elon Musk can't take his own advice and Tesla shares fall
Even after admonishing himself for engaging with detractors on Twitter, Elon Musk was at it again this weekend.
Uber being probed for gender discrimination, report says
Uber is under investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for alleged gender discrimination on issues such as pay, according to media reports.
In 6 years, Mignanelli molded Nissan U.S.A.
Tom Mignanelli spent just six years at Nissan's U.S. operations, but left a mark that has rippled through decades.
Fusion nameplate will outlive sedan
Despite plans to kill the Fusion midsize sedan in the U.S. next year, the automaker will keep the Fusion name alive. Just not as a sedan.
BMW, Mercedes boxed in by tariff battles
Mercedes-Benz and BMW stand to lose most from tit-for-tat import tariffs imposed first by the U.S. on China and then reciprocated. Unfortunately for both, there isn't much they can do to shield themselves from the fallout.
Wilson named retail editor; Czarnecki joins ANTV
Automotive News has appointed Amy Wilson news editor in charge of retail coverage, replacing James B. Treece, who is retiring; Angelina Czarnecki has joined the staff of Automotive News TV.
Tesla eyes China as U.S. output struggles
Tesla took a big step toward expanding its manufacturing footprint overseas, signing a preliminary agreement to build a plant in China, but it also gave more indications that demand for its most affordable electric vehicle has faded considerably amid its struggles to produce in high volumes.
Magna isn't 'de-merging,' says Walker
Magna International is bucking a trend. It's CEO, Don Walker says the company isn't separating autonomous vehicles from its mainstream operations.
Supply chain pain: 'Dude, where's my container?'
Five automakers and their supply chains are linking up with an Ohio analytics company to root out billions in industry logistics inefficiencies.
Number to watch: $41 billion
A forecast for two aftermarket trade groups predicts aftermarket parts sales will hit $327 billion in 2021, a $41 billion dollar increase over 2017 levels.
U.S. lights come on for China's Rebo
Chinese auto supplier Rebo enters the North American market with its purchase of Federal-Mogul's lighting division.
The challenge of American-made parts
Proposed tariffs cause an $1,800 increase in the price of the American-made Toyota Camry, because of imported materials.