Fleet and retail sales of passenger vehicles in the U.S. will reach 1.5 million units this month, up 6% from December 2013, predict LMC Automotive and J.D. Power.
The firms say retail sales—considered the more accurate measure of the market—will reach 13 million units. That equates to a seasonally adjusted annual [...]
FCA Plans Global Recall to Fix Dodge Ram Truck Axle Flaw
Posted: December 19, 2014 at 10:41 am
FCA US (formerly Chrysler Group) is preparing to launch a worldwide recall of 287,900 of...
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Posted: December 19, 2014 at 1:18 am
Fleet and retail sales of passenger vehicles in the U.S. will reach 1.5 million units...
U.S. Sells Off Remaining Stake in Ally Financial
Posted: December 19, 2014 at 12:05 am
The U.S. Dept. of the Treasury is disposing final 54.9 million shares in Detroit’s based...
“Old” GM Says “New” GM Should Pay for Faulty Vehicles
Posted: December 18, 2014 at 6:18 pm
The trust that pays creditors of “old” General Motors says “new” GM should compensate customers...
Average U.S. Gasoline Price Drops Below $2.50
Posted: December 18, 2014 at 5:19 pm
The average price of a gallon of gasoline slipped below $2.50 on Thursday for the...
Ford Widens Takata Airbag Recall
Posted: December 18, 2014 at 1:53 pm
Ford Motor Co. is adding another 502,500 cars in North America to its recall of...
Daimler May Relocate U.S. Mercedes-Benz Headquarters
Posted: December 18, 2014 at 2:34 am
Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit in the U.S. is pondering a plan to move its headquarters...
Senate Confirms Rosekind to Head NHTSA
Posted: December 17, 2014 at 2:17 am
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Mark Rosekind as head of the National Highway Traffic Safety...
NHTSA Threatens to Force Expanded Takata Airbag Recalls
Posted: December 17, 2014 at 1:52 am
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is preparing to seek court orders if...
FCA’s Fiat, Chrysler Units Get New Names
Posted: December 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has given its Chrysler Group unit a new name: FCA USA...
Vehicle Theft Rate in U.S. Drops to 53-Year Low
Posted: December 16, 2014 at 12:26 am
Vehicle thefts in the U.S. plunged 58% from a record 1.66 million in 1991 to...
Ford Hires Analytics Expert to Speed Connectivity Options
Posted: December 16, 2014 at 12:12 am
Ford Motor Co. has hired Paul Ballew, a former sales analyst at General Motors Co.,...
GM Ignition-Switch Fund Raises Death Toll to 42
Posted: December 16, 2014 at 12:01 am
General Motors Co.’s special fund has now approved compensation for 42 fatalities linked to faulty...
UAW Faces “Huge Hurdles” Next Year
Posted: December 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm
The United Auto Workers union faces several “huge hurdles” in 2015 and beyond, concedes new...
U.S. Factory Production Accelerates
Posted: December 15, 2014 at 5:07 pm
Output by America’s manufacturing sector, which expanded 0.4% in October, climbed 1.1% in November—twice the...
Google Plans In-Car Android Operating System
Posted: December 19, 2014 at 10:07 am
Google Inc. is developing a version of its Android operating system that would be built...
Toyota Expands Michigan R&D Operations Again
Posted: December 19, 2014 at 1:37 am
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to spend $126 million to centralize and broaden powertrain and vehicle...
Conti’s Low-Cost Infrared Display Offers Touchscreen Features
Posted: December 18, 2014 at 10:11 pm
Continental AG is developing a lower-cost infrared alternative to capacitive touchscreens that provides the same...
Cadillac to Debut Video Rearview Mirror
Posted: December 18, 2014 at 7:39 pm
General Motors Co.’s Cadillac unit will introduce a video screen to replace the traditional rearview...
Ward’s 10-Best Engine List Includes First Fuel-Cell System
Posted: December 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm
This year’s “10 Best Engines” list from WardsAuto.com includes a 707-hp supercharged V-8, turbocharged 3-cylinder...
Honda to Unveil NSX Supercar at Detroit Auto Show
Posted: December 17, 2014 at 11:03 am
Honda Motor Co. will publicly introduce the production version of its Acura NSX hybrid supercar...
Study: Traditional Traffic Models Vastly Underestimate Emissions
Posted: December 17, 2014 at 2:21 am
Conventional methods of modeling emissions from cars can produce results as much as 60% lower...
JLR Shows Transparent Roof Pillars, “Ghost Car” Navigation
Posted: December 17, 2014 at 1:06 am
Jaguar Land Rover is researching technologies that would enable drivers to “see” through their cars’...
Corvette Styling Cues Coming to Future Chevrolets
Posted: December 16, 2014 at 12:20 am
General Motors Co. will weave subtle references to the styling of the Corvette Stingray into...
Renault Shows Three Advanced-Engine Prototypes
Posted: December 15, 2014 at 10:23 pm
Renault SA has unveiled three next-generation powertrain prototypes: a mild diesel hybrid; a 2-cylinder, two-stroke...
Flawed Repair Prompts Ford to Repeat Recall
Posted: December 15, 2014 at 12:47 pm
Ford Motor Co. is again recalling about 37,000 of its 2005-2011 model Ford Crown Victoria,...
Takata Tightens Quality Demands for Suppliers
Posted: December 15, 2014 at 12:18 am
Beleaguered airbag supplier Takata Corp. is demanding tighter quality control for its 100-company supply base,...
Audi to Debut Lighter, Taller Q7 Crossover at Detroit Auto Show
Posted: December 12, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Audi AG says its redesigned Q7 large crossover vehicle is 716 lbs (325 kg) lighter...
Ford Partners on Mobility Startup Incubator
Posted: December 12, 2014 at 12:20 am
Ford, Magna International and Verizon Telematics are launching a Detroit-based incubator to foster transportation-related startup...
Ford Unveils Sync 3 Successor to MyFord Touch
Posted: December 11, 2014 at 2:46 pm
Ford Motor Co. will begin introducing Sync 3, the replacement for its poorly rated MyFord...
China Hikes GDP Estimate for 2013
Posted: December 19, 2014 at 1:48 am
China’s National Bureau of Statistics has increased its estimate of last year’s the country’s gross...
Toyota to Merge Seatmaking Operations in Japan
Posted: December 19, 2014 at 12:46 am
Toyota Motor Corp. intends to fully merge the seatmaking operations of four subsidiaries as early...
Shares Plunge for China’s BYD, Geely
Posted: December 18, 2014 at 6:52 pm
Investors mounted huge selloffs of shares in Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. and BYD Co. this...
Takata Says It Can Fund Airbag Recalls
Posted: December 18, 2014 at 2:00 am
Takata Corp. tells The Nikkei it has enough funding to cover the cost of expanding...
Visteon Sells Its Stake in Halla Visteon
Posted: December 17, 2014 at 11:47 pm
Visteon Corp. has agreed to sell its 70% interest in South Korea’s Halla Visteon Climate...
Honda to Launch Big Takata Airbag Recall in China
Posted: December 16, 2014 at 10:02 pm
Honda Motor Co. is preparing to recall more than half a million of its Accord...
Japan Ponders Tax Cut for Corporations
Posted: December 16, 2014 at 12:21 am
Japan is studying a plan to lower the country’s corporate tax rate by 2.5 percentage...
Toyota’s Fuel-Cell Car Goes on Sale in Japan
Posted: December 15, 2014 at 5:16 pm
Toyota Motor Corp. began selling its Mirai fuel-cell-powered sedan in Japan earlier today. Toyota has targeted...
China to Become Smart Brand’s Biggest Market
Posted: December 15, 2014 at 1:06 am
Daimler AG tells reporters in Shanghai that China is likely to become the largest national...
Tesla Chief in China Resigns
Posted: December 12, 2014 at 12:42 am
Veronica Wu, who took over as president of Tesla Motors Inc.’s China unit has resigned...
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Posted: December 11, 2014 at 10:41 am
China’s central government may spend as much as 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) to help...
Honda Adds 400,000 Cars to Global Takata Airbag Recall
Posted: December 11, 2014 at 2:05 am
Honda Motor Co. says it will recall roughly 400,000 more vehicles worldwide to replace Takata...
Mahindra Files to Take Control of Saab
Posted: December 10, 2014 at 9:05 pm
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has filed legal papers in Sweden to gain control of the...
Internet Tycoon Hopes to Make Electric Cars in China
Posted: December 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm
Jia Yueting, founder of China’s Leshi Internet Information & Technology Co., has applied for permission...
China’s Inflation Rate Drops to 5-Year Low
Posted: December 10, 2014 at 1:58 am
China’s consumer price index, which grew 1.6% in October, rose only 1.4% last month. It...
Truck Sales Stall in Europe
Posted: December 19, 2014 at 10:16 am
Year-on-year sales of commercial truck across Europe were virtually unchanged at 158,600 units in November,...
Daimler Raises Provision for Possible Antitrust Fines
Posted: December 19, 2014 at 1:58 am
Daimler AG is adding another €600 million to the amount it may have to pay...
Ford Ends Production in Genk
Posted: December 19, 2014 at 12:35 am
Ford Motor Co. officially ended vehicle production at its plant in Genk, Belgium, on Thursday...
Spyker Falls into Receivership
Posted: December 19, 2014 at 12:15 am
Spyker NV, the former owner of Saab Automobile, has been declared insolvent by a Dutch...
UPDATE: Audi, GM, JLR Suspend Sales in Russia
Posted: December 18, 2014 at 5:34 pm
Audi, General Motors and Jaguar Land Rover have temporarily halted vehicle sales in Russia to...
Head of Bosch Automotive Quits to Become Mahle’s CEO
Posted: December 18, 2014 at 2:58 am
Wolf-Henning Scheider, who has led automotive operations for Robert Bosch GmbH since July 2013, will...
PSA May Move Headquarters
Posted: December 18, 2014 at 1:33 am
PSA Peugeot Citroen is reviewing a plan to move most of its headquarters workers from...
Report: VW to Replace Head Product Strategist
Posted: December 17, 2014 at 1:36 pm
Volkswagen AG is preparing to reassign Klaus-Gerhard Wolpert, its top product strategist, to the...
Economic Sentiment Surges in Germany
Posted: December 16, 2014 at 11:22 am
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Posted: December 16, 2014 at 11:05 am
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Russia Hikes Interest Rate to 17%
Posted: December 16, 2014 at 12:33 am
Russia’s central bank hopes to slow inflation and stop further weakening of the ruble after...
Renault, Nissan, AvtoVAZ Combine Purchasing in Russia
Posted: December 15, 2014 at 11:30 am
The Renault-Nissan alliance and OAO AvtoVAZ have formed a new organization to handle purchasing in...
Volvo Opts Out of Most Auto Shows
Posted: December 15, 2014 at 2:33 am
Starting next year Volvo Car Group will participate in only three car shows—Detroit, Geneva and...
Taxi Drivers Plan Uber Protest in Paris Today
Posted: December 15, 2014 at 1:14 am
Thousands of taxi drivers are expected to block roads into Paris on Monday to protest...
Renault-Nissan Shuffles Purchasing Leadership
Posted: December 15, 2014 at 1:00 am
The Renault-Nissan alliance has made three senior management changes in its integrated purchasing operations with...
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