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GM may recall another 4.3M vehicles for Takata airbags; cost could reach $550 million

10:16 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

General Motors said in a securities filing on Thursday it may be forced by U.S. regulators to recall another 4.3 million vehicles for Takata airbag inflators -- a call-back that would cost it $550 million.... Read More »

GM Q2 net income more than doubles to $2.87 billion

7:30 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

General Motors' strategy of focusing on retail sales in North America paid off in the second quarter, with net income more than doubling from the year-earlier quarter. GM reported overall net income of $2.87 billion in the second quarter, up from $1.12 billion in the second quarter of 2015.... Read More »

JCI's auto unit posts record quarterly profit with spinoff approaching

1:50 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Johnson Controls reported record income in its fiscal third quarter for its automotive unit, even as revenue fell 19 percent due in part to the deconsolidation of its interiors business.... Read More »

Mitchell Plastics to build $20.5 million parts plant near Detroit

1:22 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Canadian auto supplier Mitchell Plastics plans to invest $20.5 million to build a plant north of Detroit in Sterling Heights, Mich., a move that will create 122 jobs, the state's development arm said.... Read More »

Vehicle advancements can trigger more calls for roadside help, AAA says

12:35 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Technological and design advancements in vehicles haven’t reduced the need for drivers to seek roadside assistance and there is new evidence that they actually may be contributing to more calls for help.... Read More »

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BLOG: How BMW learned the best product placement is a true story

11:40 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

On Saturday, ABC's “20/20: In an Instant” featured the true story of a car accident involving a BMW sedan and an 18-wheel tractor-trailer rig.... Read More »

VW labor chief expects tough talks over savings, strategy

July 21, 2016 16:27 CET

Volkswagen Group's efficiency drive at its namesake brand is paying off, but talks over further savings and strategy changes will be tough, said Bernd Osterloh, the automaker's labor boss, who added that the talks, which are due to resume next week, will not be without "tensions."... Read More »

Dana Q2 net income falls 10% as company tweaks its corporate name

11:02 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Dana Holding today reported a 10 percent decline in second-quarter net income to $53 million on lower sales in its commercial vehicle and off-highway driveline units. The company also tweaked its official name for the second time in eight years.... Read More »

Musk's latest 'master plan' for Tesla: EVs for 'all major segments,' self-driving that's '10X safer'

8:04 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk outlined the second part of his “master plan” for his electric vehicle company. His vision includes EVs for “all major segments” and a strategy to develop an ultra-safe self-driving capability.... Read More »

Musk set to launch new Tesla 'master plan'

4:11 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he will roll out a new master plan for the electric luxury carmaker later Wednesday, after hints he intends to make Tesla a renewable energy enterprise offering products and services beyond vehicles.... Read More »

Japan's Nishikawa agrees to plead guilty, pay $130 million in U.S. price-fixing probe

5:45 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Japanese supplier Nishikawa Rubber agreed to plead guilty and pay $130 million in one of the stiffest penalties in the U.S. Justice Department’s ongoing investigation into industrywide price fixing and bid rigging.... Read More »

NHTSA's Rosekind stands by self-driving cars

4:58 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

The head of NHTSA said Wednesday the U.S. government will not abandon efforts to speed the development of self-driving cars, despite a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S operating on an autopilot system.... Read More »

FCA appoints Chernoby to new global compliance post

3:30 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer.... Read More »

Tesla's data collection may help it deflect Autopilot liability, lawyers say

3:59 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

The large volume of data Tesla collects from its cars on the road has armed it with information to publicly counter, and possibly legally defend, claims about the safety of its Autopilot driving-assist software, according to lawyers familiar with such cases.... Read More »

Daimler, Ferrari selling some new vehicles with faulty airbags, Senate report says

3:05 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Vans units and Ferrari are among a small group of automakers selling some new vehicles with faulty Takata airbags that will be subject to recalls by the end of 2018, a Senate report released said Wednesday.... Read More »

ACDelco sets July 31 deadline for scholarship applications

1:24 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

ACDelco set a July 31 application deadline for the 100 scholarships of $1,000 each that the parts maker will award to students enrolled in General Motors' service training program.... Read More »

Dow-DuPont shareholders approve $59 billion merger of equals

11:36 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Shareholders of Dow Chemical and DuPont approved the companies' historic merger, clearing a hurdle for the deal to close this year and for a later split into three entities. The impact of the transaction stands to ripple throughout the automotive supply chain.... Read More »

BMW's 2017 diesels delayed by more stringent EPA emissions tests

11:23 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

The EPA's crackdown on diesels has delayed the certification and sale of four BMW models. BMW confirmed it is still awaiting production certification of all 2017 diesels and would not say now long this would take.... Read More »

EU steps up pressure on VW for bigger consumer payouts

July 20, 2016 16:18 CET

The European Commission is working with consumer groups and regulators in the EU's 28 nations to pressure Volkswagen Group to give payouts to customers caught in its emissions scandal.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: BMW diesels hit snag in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

BMW diesels hit snag in U.S., VW rethinks role of diesels in market; Fastback Honda Accord spied; Feds mull regulating self-driving tech; Crossovers at heart of Cadillac product plan.... Read More »

Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe

July 20, 2016 06:01 CET

Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise and also a showcase for engineering excellence," Honda said.... Read More »

VW Group emissions-rigging claims reach back further

July 20, 2016 08:46 CET

VW Group's emissions rigging dates back to 1999 when Audi engineers developed software to cheat emissions tests, U.S. lawsuits allege. Former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn and other top company executives developed six generations of defeat devices, the lawsuits allege. Winterkorn's successor, Matthias Mueller, was 'in the loop,' according to New York's top lawyer.... Read More »

VW execs covered up diesel cheating, state lawsuits allege

11:48 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

Senior VW executives including former CEO Martin Winterkorn covered up evidence that the German automaker cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests for years, three U.S. states charged on Tuesday in civil lawsuits against the company.... Read More »

Honda redraws Accord profile with fastback styling

11:45 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

New spy photos signal the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord will have more of a fastback profile. The exterior, while heavily camouflaged, features a more swooping, sweeping design throughout the sedan, especially in the rear.... Read More »

Ford, tequila maker Jose Cuervo team up on bioplastic project

1:59 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

Ford said it’s working with tequila producer Jose Cuervo to turn discarded agave plant fibers into bioplastic parts for vehicles.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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