The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates it will announce penalties by the end of August against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV for what it considers the company’s laggardly performance in handling several recent recalls.
Media reports say FCA might be fined more than $700 million and ordered to buy back or [...]
Ford Recalls 432,100 Vehicles with Engines That May Not Turn Off
Posted: July 2, 2015 at 8:53 pm
Ford Motor Co. is calling back more than 432,000 vehicles in North America to fix...
NHTSA Readies Penalties for FCA Over Tardy Recalls
Posted: July 2, 2015 at 8:28 pm
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates it will announce penalties by the end of...
Tesla Sells a Record 11,500 EVs in Second Quarter
Posted: July 2, 2015 at 7:55 pm
Tesla Motors Inc. hiked quarterly deliveries of its Model S electric sedans to a record...
Nissan Drops Hybrid Pathfinder Crossover in U.S.
Posted: July 2, 2015 at 2:54 am
Nissan Motor Co. has stopped making a hybrid version of its Pathfinder crossover vehicle after...
J.D. Power Buys NADA Used Car Guide
Posted: July 2, 2015 at 2:02 am
J.D. Power has completed its purchase of the National Automobile Dealers Assn.’s 82-year-old NADA Used...
Critics Say GM Ignition Switch Fund Should Cover More Victims
Posted: July 1, 2015 at 8:33 pm
The high-profile fund that is offering compensation to victims of 2.6 million General Motors Co....
U.S. Car Sales Climb 4%
Posted: July 1, 2015 at 6:43 pm
Deliveries of cars and light trucks in the U.S. rose to 1.48 million in June...
“Diva of Distressed” Tilton Loses Bid to Block SEC
Posted: July 1, 2015 at 12:21 am
A federal District Court judge says Lynn Tilton, the flashy owner of Michigan-based Dura Automotive...
Indiana Sues Automotive Suppliers for Price Fixing
Posted: June 30, 2015 at 7:29 pm
Indiana is suing two dozen suppliers of automotive wiring harnesses for rigging bids to inflate...
TI Automotive Completes Sale to Bain Capital
Posted: June 30, 2015 at 6:06 pm
TI Automotive Ltd. has completed its long-awaited sale to Bain Capital. Terms were not disclosed,...
Judge Dismisses Recall-Related Lawsuit Against GM Directors
Posted: June 30, 2015 at 2:14 am
A Chancery Court judge in Delaware has dismissed a lawsuit that claims General Motors Co....
U.S. Owner Loyalty Climbs to 10-Year High
Posted: June 30, 2015 at 1:10 am
In the first quarter of 2015, about 53% of new-car buyers in the U.S. stayed...
Former Ford President Benton Dies at Age 86
Posted: June 29, 2015 at 5:52 pm
Phil Benton Jr., former president and chief operating officer of Ford Motor Co., died last...
Hyundai Succeeds GM as NFL’s Automotive Sponsor
Posted: June 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm
Hyundai Motor Co. is the new official automotive sponsor of the National Football League. The...
GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 119
Posted: June 29, 2015 at 1:33 pm
Two more fatalities linked to General Motors Co.’s defective ignition switches were added last week...
BMW Injects Water to Cool Engine, Boost Performance
Posted: July 3, 2015 at 1:25 pm
BMW AG says its new direct water injection (DWI) system can lower engine temperatures by...
Volvo Concept Adds Flexibility to Child Safety Seats
Posted: July 3, 2015 at 9:44 am
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Ltd.’s Volvo Cars unit says its swiveling child car seat improves...
Piquet Wins Inaugural Formula-E Championship
Posted: July 2, 2015 at 1:56 pm
Nelson Piquet Jr. won the first season of the FIA Formula-E series for electric vehicles. With...
Smartphones get Cool
Posted: July 2, 2015 at 12:43 pm
General Motors Co. is introducing a new cooling function to help prevent smartphones from overheating...
BMW Unveils Fuel Cell and Plug-in Hybrid Test Vehicles
Posted: July 2, 2015 at 11:27 am
This week BMW AG took the wraps off a fuel cell-powered demonstrator vehicle based on...
Magna Steyr to Build Vehicles for Jaguar Land Rover
Posted: July 2, 2015 at 7:29 am
Tata Motors Ltd.’s Jaguar Land Rover unit has signed a contract with Magna International Inc.’s...
EVs Finish 1-2 at Pikes Peak; Mercedes Sets Diesel Record
Posted: July 1, 2015 at 2:14 pm
Race car driver Rhys Millen won the annual race to the top of Pikes Peak...
A Carbon Fiber Body for the Supercar Owner Who Has Everything
Posted: July 1, 2015 at 11:19 am
Newly formed Vitesse AuDessus Inc. is targeting supercar buyers with its carbon fiber customization service. The...
Japanese Carmakers to Help Build Hydrogen Infrastructure
Posted: July 1, 2015 at 10:00 am
Honda, Nissan and Toyota have agreed to provide joint financial support to develop a hydrogen...
Toyota Fuel Cell Car Sets the Bar for Range, Efficiency
Posted: July 1, 2015 at 1:02 am
Toyota Motor Corp.’s new Mirai fuel cell-powered midsize car can travel 312 miles on a...
Report Calls Out Oil Guzzlers
Posted: June 30, 2015 at 2:19 pm
A new Consumer Reports survey shows that about 98% of 2010-2014 model cars and light...
TomTom Puts Detroit on its High-Definition Map
Posted: June 30, 2015 at 11:04 am
TomTom International BV has added a section of metropolitan Detroit—covering several highways between Farmington Hills...
McLaren Targets More Hybrids
Posted: June 30, 2015 at 8:38 am
Hybrid vehicles will account for at least of half of McLaren Automotive Ltd.’s lineup by...
Nissan Leaf to Get Midcycle Battery Upgrade
Posted: June 30, 2015 at 5:09 am
Nissan Motor Co. has increased the energy capacity of the lithium-ion battery in its Leaf...
Revamped Audi A4 Boosts Efficiency
Posted: June 29, 2015 at 1:43 pm
Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit says its fifth-generation A4 small car is as much as 21%...
FCA to Launch Jeep Production in India
Posted: July 2, 2015 at 1:38 am
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says it will invest $280 million to launch Jeep SUV production...
Hyundai’s Sales Drop Again
Posted: July 1, 2015 at 9:02 am
Hyundai Motor Co.’s worldwide car sales slipped 1% to 408,000 units in June, marking the...
Toyota’s PR Chief Resigns After Drug Arrest
Posted: July 1, 2015 at 8:49 am
Julie Hamp, who became Toyota Motor Corp.’s first female managing officer in April when she...
India’s Auto Parts Industry Grows 11%
Posted: July 1, 2015 at 1:38 am
The automotive parts business in India expanded 11% to 2.3 trillion rupees ($36 billion) in...
Suzuki’s New President Will Be CEO’s Son
Posted: June 30, 2015 at 11:07 am
Suzuki Motor Corp. Chairman, CEO and President Osamu Suzuki has turned over the title of...
Honda to Adopt English as Its International Language
Posted: June 30, 2015 at 1:39 am
Honda Motor Co. says it will make English its standard language for internal international communications...
Takata Asks Customers for Price Relief
Posted: June 30, 2015 at 1:19 am
Takata Corp. is asking its customers to temporarily suspend their demands for price cuts while...
Hyundai, Suzuki Led India’s Car Exports Last Year
Posted: June 29, 2015 at 12:17 am
Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki were India’s top exporters of passenger vehicles in the fiscal year...
China Cuts Interest Rates Again
Posted: June 29, 2015 at 12:06 am
On Sunday China’s central bank lowered its main interest rates for the fourth time in...
Suzuki Says Goal of Ending VW Partnership Is Near
Posted: June 29, 2015 at 12:03 am
Suzuki Motor Corp. says a four-year effort to unwind its equity alliance with Volkswagen AG...
Honda Restates Fiscal Results to Cover Airbag Recall Costs
Posted: June 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm
Honda Motor Co. cut its previously reported operating profit for the fiscal year ended March...
Toyota’s President Earns $2.8 Million
Posted: June 26, 2015 at 12:04 am
Toyota Motor Co. President Akio Toyoda collected 352 million yen ($2.9 million) in salary and...
GM May Develop Low-Cost Car for India
Posted: June 25, 2015 at 11:32 am
Mark Reuss, who heads global product development for General Motors Co., tells reporters in Detroit...
Takata’s President Apologies for Airbag Inflator Deaths
Posted: June 25, 2015 at 10:51 am
Shigehisa Takada, the reclusive president of Takata Corp., publicly apologized today for at least six...
Arrested Toyota PR Chief Says Illegal Pills Weren’t Prescribed to Her
Posted: June 25, 2015 at 2:22 am
Toyota Motor Corp. communications chief Julie Hamp has told police she does not have a...
Uber Suspends Its Cheapest Ride-Hailing Service in France
Posted: July 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm
Uber Technologies Inc. has suspended its smartphone-based UberPOP ride-hailing service in France, according to Le...
JLR Narrows Factory Site Options to Poland or Slovakia
Posted: July 3, 2015 at 4:31 pm
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. plans to erect a carmaking factory in either Poland or Slovakia,...
Car Sales Surge in Germany, Italy
Posted: July 3, 2015 at 4:37 am
Registrations of new passenger vehicles in Germany climbed to 313,600 units in June from 277,500...
Scoda May Outsource Some Services
Posted: July 3, 2015 at 4:22 am
Volkswagen AG’s Scoda brand tells Automotive News Europe it may turn to outside vendors to...
Giugiaro Quits Design Firm He Founded
Posted: July 2, 2015 at 8:15 pm
Legendary designer Giorgetto Giugiaro has quit as head of the Italdesign Giugiaro SpA firm he...
Worker Killed in Robot Accident at VW Plant
Posted: July 2, 2015 at 4:02 am
A contractor helping to install a manufacturing robot at Volkswagen AG’s factory in Kassel, Germany,...
Car Sales Surge in France, Spain
Posted: July 1, 2015 at 9:17 am
New-car deliveries jumped 15% in France and 24% in Spain last month, local trade groups...
Eurozone Inflation Slips to 0.2%
Posted: July 1, 2015 at 12:50 am
Inflation in the eurozone remained positive in June for the second consecutive month. But the...
Getrag Ponders an Equity Sale
Posted: June 30, 2015 at 6:51 pm
Family-owned transmission supplier Getrag AG is studying a possible equity sale or initial public offering,...
SEAT Plans Small SUV in 2017
Posted: June 30, 2015 at 2:27 pm
Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit is preparing to introduce a mini-SUV/crossover vehicle in Europe by the...
British Insurer Signs Connected-Car Deal to Reconstruct Crashes
Posted: June 30, 2015 at 12:18 am
U.K.-based insurer Admiral Group plc is launching a service that can track its policyholders’ cars...
BMW, Toyota Sports Car Project on Track
Posted: June 29, 2015 at 4:03 pm
BMW AG tells Bloomberg News its partnership with Toyota Motor Corp. to co-develop a sports...
Report: Creditors Reject Mahindra’s Bid for Pininfarina
Posted: June 29, 2015 at 12:13 am
Creditors have rejected a bid by India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. to acquire Italian design...
VW Confirms 2018 Debut for Group of Low-Cost Cars
Posted: June 29, 2015 at 12:02 am
Volkswagen AG will introduce a new family of low-cost cars in China in 2018, according...
Porsche Ponders Legal Action Against Chinese Design Copy
Posted: June 26, 2015 at 3:21 pm
Porsche AG is mulling a lawsuit in China to block Zhejiang-based Zotye Auto from introducing...