America’s industrial production—the combined output of factories, mines and utilities—slipped 0.1% in August from a downwardly adjusted 0.2% gain in July, according to the Federal Reserve.
The Fed says manufacturing sector declined 0.4% last month, dragged down by a sharp downward swing in car production. But economists say the dip in [...]
Guardian Industries Sells Auto Glass Units
Posted: September 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Japan’s Carlex Glass Co. has agreed to buy the U.S. and European automotive glass operations...
Audi Gets California’s First Automated Driving Permit
Posted: September 17, 2014 at 3:02 am
Audi AG says it was the first carmaker to receive an autonomous driving permit by...
Lear Vote on Sunday Could End Two-Tier Wages
Posted: September 17, 2014 at 12:44 am
Workers at Lear Corp.’s seating plant in Hammond, Ind., are expected to ratify a pact...
U.S. Industrial Output Slips
Posted: September 17, 2014 at 12:26 am
America’s industrial production—the combined output of factories, mines and utilities—slipped 0.1% in August from a...
GM Adds Shift, Workers to Build Midsize Pickups
Posted: September 16, 2014 at 4:57 pm
A flood of orders for all-new midsize pickup trucks from General Motors Co. has prompted...
NHTSA Botched Data Showing GM Ignition Switch Flaw
Posted: September 16, 2014 at 12:48 am
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ignored repeated indications of a problem with General Motors...
Toyota Reviews Mexico Plant Timing
Posted: September 16, 2014 at 12:22 am
Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda has ordered the company to reexamine plans to build...
Cadillac Defends Big Price Hikes
Posted: September 16, 2014 at 12:14 am
General Motors Co.’s Cadillac unit will stick with its higher-price strategy, even though it will...
GM IDs 19 Fatalities Linked to Faulty Ignition Switches
Posted: September 15, 2014 at 5:49 pm
The General Motors Co. program to compensate victims of 2.6 million recalled ignition switches has...
ZF Agrees to Buy TRW for $11.7 Billion
Posted: September 15, 2014 at 4:10 pm
Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen AG has reached agreement to buy TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. at $105.60...
Sales of Self-Driving Vehicles Could Hit 42 Million by 2035
Posted: September 15, 2014 at 1:09 am
Worldwide shipment of driverless cars will surge from 1.1 million in 2024 to 14 million...
Workers Strike Lear Seating Plant
Posted: September 15, 2014 at 12:29 am
Several hundred Lear Corp. workers walked off the job on Saturday in Hammond, Ind., to...
U.S. Trims Stake in Ally Again
Posted: September 15, 2014 at 12:07 am
The U.S. Dept. of the Treasury says it reduced its holding in Ally Financial Inc....
Sorting Powertrain Options
Posted: September 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Carmakers face an unprecedented array of options as they strive to make vehicles more efficient,...
GM Buys Former Campbell Ewald HQ
Posted: September 12, 2014 at 1:51 am
General Motors Co. has acquired the 10-story former headquarters of the Lowe Campbell Ewald ad...
Truck Diet: No Aluminum Needed?
Posted: September 17, 2014 at 8:08 pm
Pickup trucks can meet 2025 fuel economy targets in the U.S. by using advanced high-strength...
Mercedes-Benz Details Plug-in Hybrid S-Class Sedan
Posted: September 17, 2014 at 11:17 am
Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has released details about the S 500 BlueTEC plug-in hybrid luxury...
TRW Unveils New Family of Vision, Radar Sensors
Posted: September 17, 2014 at 12:35 am
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. is launching a series of advanced vision and radar sensors for...
Safety Chief Admits “Need to Improve” on Recall Monitoring
Posted: September 16, 2014 at 9:03 pm
The acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conceded that “we need to...
NHTSA Opens Probe of Ford Fiesta Door Latches
Posted: September 16, 2014 at 12:06 am
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a preliminary investigation into 61 reports of...
Engine Wiring Flaw Prompts Recall of Ford Focus, Escape Models
Posted: September 15, 2014 at 12:27 am
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 2011-2013 model Escape crossovers and 2012-2013 Focus ST small sedans...
Mazda Adds Diesel for All-New Demio
Posted: September 15, 2014 at 12:25 am
Mazda Motor Corp.’s redesigned Demio/Mazda2 will debut in Japan later this month, add a diesel...
Toyota Rules Out Self-Driving Car
Posted: September 15, 2014 at 12:07 am
Executives at Toyota Motor Corp.’s technical center in Saline, Mich., say the company will develop...
Ford Recalls Hybrids for Electronics Overheating
Posted: September 15, 2014 at 12:06 am
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 73,800 hybrid crossover vehicles to replace a coolant pump that...
U.S. Launches Probe into Stalling Dodge Minivans
Posted: September 12, 2014 at 12:30 am
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into complaints about engine...
Kia Unveils U.S. Version of Electric Soul
Posted: September 12, 2014 at 12:10 am
Kia Motors Corp., which introduced an electric version of its popular Soul people mover in...
Opel Teases Karl
Posted: September 11, 2014 at 6:17 pm
General Motors Co. will return to Europe’s minicar market next summer with the Opel Karl,...
Airbag Issue Prompts Toyota Pickup Truck Recall
Posted: September 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm
Toyota Motors Corp. is recalling 130,000 of its 2014 model Tundra large pickup trucks to...
Researchers Say Nav Tool Can Cut EV Energy Use 51%
Posted: September 11, 2014 at 1:53 am
Electric car drivers could lower their energy use in half by opting for the fastest...
Mercedes-Benz Restructures Manufacturing Operations
Posted: September 10, 2014 at 10:09 pm
Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz Cars unit is scrapping its autonomous factory production system and adopting a...
Honda Starts Process for Third Auto Plant in India
Posted: September 17, 2014 at 2:17 am
Honda Motor Co. says it has begun acquiring land in Gujarat, India, on which to...
Hyundai Now Plans Two Assembly Plants in China
Posted: September 17, 2014 at 1:57 am
China’s central government has asked Hyundai Motor Co. to erect two car factories in China...
Mahindra to Buy Peugeot’s Scooter Business?
Posted: September 16, 2014 at 10:47 pm
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. is close to a deal to acquire PSA Peugeot Citroen’s unprofitable...
Renault May Produce Fluence EV in China
Posted: September 16, 2014 at 12:18 am
Renault SA CEO Carlos Ghosn says the company is seeking government approval to build its...
Nissan to Trim EV Battery Production?
Posted: September 16, 2014 at 12:09 am
Tepid demand for electric vehicles has prompted Nissan Motor Co. to consider closing its batterymaking...
Toshiba Readies Plant to Make Chips for Driver-Assist Systems
Posted: September 15, 2014 at 9:35 pm
Next year Toshiba Corp. will begin supplying computer microchips designed to analyze images from vehicle-mounted...
Car Sales Growth Slows in China
Posted: September 15, 2014 at 9:03 pm
Carmakers sold 1.5 million vehicles in China last month, up 9% compared from results in...
JLR to Assemble Range Rover Evoque in China
Posted: September 15, 2014 at 12:02 am
Tata Motors Ltd.’s Jaguar Land Rover unit confirms that its first Chinese-made SUV will be...
China May Ease Carmaker Control Over Dealers
Posted: September 11, 2014 at 10:44 pm
China is studying a plan that would enable car dealers to offer multiple brands under...
China Fines Chrysler, VW Group for Price Fixing
Posted: September 11, 2014 at 9:05 pm
Chinese antitrust authorities have fined local affiliates of Chrysler Group and Volkswagen’s Audi unit 32...
Denso to Close Australian Unit
Posted: September 11, 2014 at 1:13 am
Denso Corp. is shutting down its 25-year-old automotive systems unit in Australia because its customers...
Subaru Boosts U.S. Sales Forecast
Posted: September 10, 2014 at 11:05 pm
Fuji Heavy Industries’ Subaru unit predicts it will sell 500,000 vehicles in the American market...
Nissan, Renault to Share Training Facilities
Posted: September 10, 2014 at 11:00 pm
Nissan Motor Co. and alliance partner Renault SA have agreed to share their factory worker...
BMW Exec Chosen to Head Nissan’s Infiniti Unit
Posted: September 9, 2014 at 10:21 pm
Nissan Motor Co. has hired BMW AG executive Roland Krueger to head its Hong Kong-based...
Japan’s Economy Shrinkage Worse Than Reported
Posted: September 8, 2014 at 12:18 am
Japan’s economy shrank by an annualized 7.1% in April-June, not the 6.8% reported last month,...
“Great Uncertainty” About Germany’s Economy
Posted: September 17, 2014 at 3:50 am
Confidence in Germany’s economy fell again in September, marking the ninth consecutive month of decline,...
European Sales Growth Slows in August
Posted: September 17, 2014 at 3:20 am
Growth in new-car registrations across Europe rose 6% to 1.08 million units) in July, but...
Renault Predicts Long-Term Advantage in Russia
Posted: September 17, 2014 at 1:45 am
CEO Carlos Ghosn expects the Renault-Nissan alliance to gain an advantage over rivals in Russia...
Judge Overturns Germany’s Ban on Uber Ride-Share Service
Posted: September 16, 2014 at 10:38 pm
A regional court judge in Frankfurt has reversed a temporary injunction issued more than two...
Opel Restructures in Russia
Posted: September 16, 2014 at 9:04 pm
General Motors Co.’s Opel unit has installed a new president for its Russian unit and...
Russian Ruble Drops to New Low
Posted: September 16, 2014 at 1:10 am
Russia’s currency sagged to more than 43 to the dollar-euro basket on Monday, setting its...
ZF to Acquire TRW for €9 Billion
Posted: September 15, 2014 at 5:04 pm
ZF Friedrichshafen AG has agreed to buy U.S. safety systems supplier TRW Automotive Holdings Corp....
Carmakers Slowly Selling Off Their Dealerships in Europe
Posted: September 15, 2014 at 12:22 am
European carmakers are trying to sell their company-owned dealerships to private investors, notes Automotive News...
Porsche Buys Stake in Traffic Info Service
Posted: September 15, 2014 at 12:05 am
Porsche Automobil Holding SE has acquired a 10% stake in U.S.-based traffic mapping company Inrix...
VW Group Sales Rose 2% in August
Posted: September 12, 2014 at 9:00 am
Volkswagen Group’s global sales rose to 740,500 units last month from 729,900 in August 2013...
Russia Threatens to Limit Used-Car Imports
Posted: September 11, 2014 at 9:42 pm
Russia says it may counter any new trade sanctions from the EU by imposing caps...
Ferrari May Hike Production 43%
Posted: September 11, 2014 at 9:25 pm
Ferrari SpA will increase annual production to as much as 10,000 units from its previous...
Audi Fined €31 Million for Price Fixing in China
Posted: September 11, 2014 at 8:25 pm
China’s anti-trust commission has levied a €31 million fine against Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit in...
Montezemolo’s Exit Pay at Ferrari: €27 Million
Posted: September 11, 2014 at 5:13 pm
Luca di Montezemolo will receive a severance package worth €27 million when he leaves the...
Montezemolo Resigns at Ferrari
Posted: September 10, 2014 at 1:51 pm
Luca di Montezemolo will step down as chairman of Ferrari SpA on Oct. 13 after...
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