Automakers And Suppliers

Toyota's new execs see a crisis

Toyota's latest batch of newly promoted executives injects new diversity of thought, but all are decidedly single-minded in warning that Japan's biggest automaker is beset by industry upheaval.


GM's Korea retrenchment gets an early start

General Motors is already scaling back operations in South Korea ahead of an announced plant closure there in May.

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Faurecia profit rises 34% in 2017

Faurecia's net income in 2017 climbed 34 percent to 714.5 million euros ($896.4 million), as the supplier saw strong growth across all its main markets.

VW staff are unconvinced of culture change

Almost two-thirds of VW employees in Germany see no improvement in the automaker's corporate culture nearly two and a half years after its diesel emissions fraud was revealed.

UPDATED: 2/15/18 6:46 pm ET - adds details
Ford to end Focus RS output in April

Ford said it will end production of the popular Focus RS hot hatch on April 6 after a limited run of 50 "Heritage Edition" cars to be sold in the United Kingdom.

BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT

BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of its latest full-size Gran Turismo, which is now sold under the 6-series nameplate.

UPDATED: 2/14/18 4:59 pm ET - adds details
NHTSA falling behind on auto regulations, lawmakers say

Members of a House panel wonder whether NHTSA is stretched too thin to fulfill a growing list of responsibilities for ensuring motor vehicle safety and reducing traffic-related deaths.

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