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04/22/2018 05:01 AM
Toyota looks for a breakthrough with reworked Avalon, Corolla hatch
The relatively low-volume Avalon and Corolla hatchback offer a preview of stablemates that are more critical for Toyota North America: the reworked Lexus ES, which will debut this week in Beijing, and the coming Corolla sedan.
04/22/2018 05:01 AM
GM brings Cadillac back into the fold
In ousting Johan de Nysschen and replacing him with Steve Carlisle, a company loyalist in the vein of CEO Mary Barra, GM appears to be signaling its desire to bring Cadillac back into the fold under a single, unified corporate vision that emphasizes...
04/22/2018 05:01 AM
Self-driving cars hitting red lights
Federal and state officials, once eager advocates of self-driving cars, now are pumping the brakes and demanding greater accountability and information that autos and tech companies may not be willing to provide.
04/21/2018 05:01 AM
Toyota powertrain boss Hirohisa Kishi feeling the pressure
Hirohisa Kishi says he's tackling one of his biggest challenges yet #8212; how to keep internal combustion engines competitive in the age of electric vehicles.
04/21/2018 05:01 AM
Retooled QX50 fills Infiniti's 'biggest void'
Infiniti has turned its aging QX50 into a true competitor in the compact premium crossover space, with an advanced engine, new safety technologies and an attractive sticker.
04/21/2018 11:37 AM
Canada, Mexico laud progress at NAFTA talks
The United States, Canada and Mexico are looking at a retooled trade pact that would require North American-built light vehicles contain content that is roughly 75 percent sourced in the three countries, up from 62.5 percent now.
04/21/2018 05:01 AM
Garcadia dealership-buying partnership breaks up
Ken Garff Automotive, a pioneer in private equity partnerships, will buy Garcadia Auto and its half interest in 28 dealerships from Leucadia National.
04/21/2018 05:01 AM
Magna delivers carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford
Magna International Inc. has delivered a carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford it says will reduce weight and tooling costs and hopes to rule on mass production by year end.
04/20/2018 03:02 PM
PSA seeks 3,700 Opel job cuts in Germany, labor chief says
PSA wants 3,700 job cuts at Opel in Germany by 2020 and a process of contract buyouts and early retirement has already resulted in a reduction of about 2,000 positions, Opel's labor chief said.
04/20/2018 08:37 PM
Ford puts huge ad account up for review
Ford, citing the need for "greater marketing efficiency, effectiveness and customer insight," while leveraging the "latest tools and technology," placed its global creative advertising account led by WPP under review.
04/20/2018 11:11 AM
Porsche's head of powertrain development arrested
German police arrested the head of powertrain development at Porsche in connection with parent Volkswagen Group's sweeping diesel emissions violations.
04/20/2018 08:16 AM
PSA's Tavares faces toughest opponent yet in German union
PSA boss Carlos Tavares, who is no stranger to thrashing out difficult labor deals, is now taking on Germany's powerful IG Metall union, which has been the undoing of many a cost cutter.
04/20/2018 01:34 PM
Truck craze, tech stretch purse strings, auto loans
Americans' love of pricey pickups, crossovers and SUVs is stretching their wallets, leading lenders to bend over backward to keep monthly payments affordable.
04/20/2018 04:19 PM
Tesla subcontractor's busted jaw triggered safety probe
Days before Tesla defended its safety record this week, California began inspecting an incident involving a subcontractor who was hospitalized after a piece of factory equipment broke his jaw.
04/20/2018 12:30 PM
Nissan to launch 8 electrified vehicles in Japan by 2022
Nissan aims to stoke sales in Japan by launching eight electrified vehicles and overhauling its dealer network over the next five years.
04/20/2018 11:17 AM
GM Korea, union fail to reach wage deal
GM's South Korean unit and its labor union failed to reach a wage deal after another round of talks that sought to avert a bankruptcy filing for the unprofitable operation. Talks will continue over the weekend.
04/20/2018 05:01 AM
VW's $229M settlement with owners of 3.0-liter diesels cleared by Canada judge
An Ontario judge approved a settlement worth up to $229 million with about 20,000 owners of 3.0-liter VW, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles in Canada affected by VW's emissions violations.
04/20/2018 09:34 AM
At Nissan-Renault, the hunt for an 'irreversible,' sustainable future
The alliance between Renault and Nissan needs to come up with a sustainable plan -- something "irreversible" -- for a future when Carlos Ghosn is no longer around as chairman to guide the partnership, the top executive says.
04/20/2018 01:12 AM
Wells Fargo fined $1 billion for auto loan, mortgage abuse
The settlement with the CFPB cites Wells Fargo's practice of forcing auto insurance on some customers who took out loans to buy new vehicles. Wells Fargo also will "remediate harmed consumers," the bureau said.
04/19/2018 04:31 PM
GM Korea, union fall short of deal before deadline
Wage talks between GM's South Korean unit and its labor union ended without an agreement on Thursday, a day before the deadline the company has set for filing for bankruptcy.
04/19/2018 03:58 PM
Ousted Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen: 'It's not personal, it's business'
Johan de Nysschen unapologetically challenged leadership and the Cadillac team, while drawing the ire of many U.S. dealers with his ambitious -- and contentious -- Project Pinnacle plan to overhaul the brand and its retailers.
04/19/2018 02:24 PM
Daimler may buy tiny stake in Volvo, report says
Daimler is open to supplying Volvo with engines and could even take a small stake in the Swedish automaker, a German business magazine reported, raising the possibility of increased ties between Mercedes and Volvo's Chinese owner, Geely.
04/19/2018 12:27 PM
PSA fight to slash Opel factory costs intensifies
PSA's fight to cut production costs at Opel's German factories took on a national dimension with Chancellor Angela Merkel intervening to say she expected the French automaker to honor commitments it made when it bought Opel from GM last year.
04/19/2018 09:06 PM
GM adds eBay CEO to board of directors
GM CEO Mary Barra said Devin Wenig will bring "significant expertise in technology, global operations and strategic planning" to the automaker's board.
04/19/2018 07:04 PM
Tim Russi to leave Ally Financial
Tim Russi, the Ally Financial auto finance president who led many digital initiatives and helped expand the lender's dealership reach, is leaving the post, effective immediately.