GM plans $290 million upgrade for Corvette plant as rumors swirlFri, 24, Jun 2016
General Motors plans to spend $290 million on its Corvette plant in Kentucky, just as rumors about GM's plans for the next generation of its iconic sports car heat up. GM today said it will “upgrade and modify” the Bowling Green plant's vehicle assembly operations for “technology upgrades and manufacturing process improvements.”
UAW cancels strike after tentative agreement reached with supplier SakthiFri, 24, Jun 2016
The UAW and aluminum castings supplier Sakthi Automotive Group agreed on Thursday to a tentative labor agreement after the union earlier this week threatened a strike.
VW Korea exec arrested over emissions manipulationFri, 24, Jun 2016
South Korea prosecutors arrested an executive at Volkswagen's local unit as part of investigations into whether the automaker violated the country's environmental laws after it admitted to rigging diesel vehicles to cheat on U.S. emissions tests.
VW to fit filters to clean up gasoline enginesFri, 24, Jun 2016
Volkswagen plans to fit particle filters in up to 7 million turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engines starting mid-2017 to help meet future tailpipe emission targets.
Fiat Chrysler, GM, Toyota near deals to resume Venezuela outputThu, 23, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler, GM and Toyota are close to agreeing to resume car production in Venezuela after the government allowed them to sell output in dollars, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the talks.
FCA dealers get software to prevent rollaways of recalled Jeep Grand CherokeesWed, 22, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler sent dealers new software allowing them to install a software-based “Auto Park” feature in 2014-15 Jeep Grand Cherokees intended to prevent the vehicles from moving when the driver's side door is open and the shifter is not in park. The automaker will begin notifying owners of the recalled SUVs beginning Friday.
FCA recalls 13,092 Maserati cars for rollaway riskThu, 23, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler's Maserati unit is recalling 13,092 Quattroporte and Ghibli luxury cars from the 2014 model year because they may roll away after drivers mistakenly believe they have engaged the vehicles in 'park' mode.
Kia leads industry in J.D. Power quality studyWed, 22, Jun 2016
Kia overtook Porsche to lead the industry in J.D. Power's annual report card on vehicle quality, marking the first time in 27 years that a nonpremium brand has topped the list. Kia, with 83 problems reported per 100 vehicles, joins Toyota as the only nonpremium brands to have finished first in the 30-year history of the Initial Quality Study.
Message to Trump: Check your numbersMon, 20, Jun 2016
The voice of Mexico's auto industry, a former free-trade negotiator, says the sector has proven itself to be vital to the country's economy. And he warns Donald Trump that trade restrictions would batter many U.S. states that depend on supplying Mexican factories.
FCA will stop equipping new vehicles with Takata airbags slated for recallTue, 21, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler said it will soon cease equipping new vehicles with the type of Takata airbag inflators that U.S. auto safety regulators said must all be recalled by the end of 2019.
Jaguar Land Rover said to face $1.47 billion Brexit hitTue, 21, Jun 2016
Jaguar Land Rover estimates its annual profit could be cut by $1.47 billion if the UK leaves the EU, Reuters reported. The automaker has also looked into opening a continental European office if Britain quits the trading bloc and has delayed starting major work on a plant in Slovakia, sources said.
GM crossovers, Ford F-150 ranked highest for American contentTue, 21, Jun 2016
GM and Ford finished first and second in a study that takes a look at a vehicle's American makeup. GM's crossover trio of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia had the high score of 90 in the 2016 Kogod Made in America Auto Index.