Detroit’s Big Three carmakers are increasingly interested in a United Auto Workers union suggestion that they scrap their company-run worker healthcare programs and adopt a single co-op plan, Reuters reports.
The UAW proposal would standardize coverage for U.S. workers at all three companies and give the carmakers more bargaining clout with [...]
Marchionne to Delay Push for FCA-GM Merger to 2016?
Posted: September 4, 2015 at 12:58 pm
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV CEO Sergio Marchionne, who appears headed for an attempt to force...
U.S. Carmakers Signal Interest in Pooling Healthcare Coverage
Posted: September 4, 2015 at 12:43 am
Detroit’s Big Three carmakers are increasingly interested in a United Auto Workers union suggestion that...
U.S. Trade Deficit Dips to 4-Month Low
Posted: September 4, 2015 at 12:32 am
America’s trade deficit with the rest of the world shrank 7% from June to July...
NGK Insulators to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing
Posted: September 3, 2015 at 4:26 pm
Japan’s NGK Insulators Ltd. has agreed to plead guilty to rigging bids and fixing prices...
Jaguar Cuts U.S. Prices, Adds Free Maintenance
Posted: September 3, 2015 at 12:29 pm
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is launching its 2016 model year in the U.S. with new...
Tesla to Begin Deliveries of Model X Crossovers on Sept. 29
Posted: September 3, 2015 at 8:36 am
Tesla Motors Inc. says it will begin delivering a special edition of its second mass-produced...
UPDATE: Nissan, Hyundai Shuffle U.S. Sales Execs
Posted: September 2, 2015 at 1:08 am
Bob Pradzinski, Hyundai’s top U.S. sales executive, abruptly left the company after 19 months in...
NHTSA Cuts Takata Recall Estimate 36%
Posted: September 2, 2015 at 12:31 am
About 19.2 million vehicles in the U.S. are equipped with Takata Corp. airbag inflators that...
FCA Will Keep Making Jeep Wrangler in Toledo, Move Cherokee
Posted: September 2, 2015 at 12:14 am
After nearly a year of uncertainty, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has decided it will continue...
U.S. Car Sales Soar to a 17.8 Million Annual Rate
Posted: September 1, 2015 at 10:05 pm
Deliveries of new cars and light trucks in the American market surged to an annualized...
Daimler Swaps Fewer Hours for Layoffs at Brazil Truck Plant
Posted: September 1, 2015 at 12:09 am
Daimler AG has ended a strike at its commercial truck plant in Sao Bernardo, Brazil,...
FCA Reveals Buy-Back, Discount Plans on Recalled Vehicles
Posted: August 31, 2015 at 5:52 pm
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has detailed several incentives and buyback programs it agreed to launch...
FCA Recalls Jeep Cherokee SUVs to Fix Wipers
Posted: August 31, 2015 at 5:09 pm
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is launching a global recall to repair 2014 model Jeep Cherokee...
Tesla Wants U.S. to Help Its Plans in China
Posted: August 31, 2015 at 12:24 am
Tesla Motors Inc. wants the White House to pressure China Premier Xi Jinping to ease...
Michelin Recalls Truck Tires that Could Blow Out
Posted: August 31, 2015 at 12:12 am
Michelin & Cie. is recalling about 104,000 of its BFGoodrich replacement truck tires because their...
BMW Connects with “Smart Home” Apps
Posted: September 4, 2015 at 10:58 am
BMW AMG is showing a variety of new apps and telematics features at the consumer...
Historic Sinkhole ’Vette Rises to Former Glory
Posted: September 4, 2015 at 9:20 am
General Motors Co. has fully restored a historic 1992 Corvette—the one-millionth ’Vette produced by the...
Breneiser Tapped to Head Product Planning for FCA North America
Posted: September 4, 2015 at 7:44 am
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has named Todd Breneiser as the head of product planning for...
New Garmin Dash Cam Adds Driver Alerts
Posted: September 3, 2015 at 12:51 pm
Garmin International Inc.’s latest Dash Cam video recorder includes alerts that warn drivers of potential...
$29,000 Battery Upgrade Boosts Tesla Roadster’s Range
Posted: September 3, 2015 at 11:39 am
Tesla Motors Inc. has begun taking orders for its previously announced “Roadster 3.0” battery package...
New Heating System Touted for EVs
Posted: September 3, 2015 at 9:18 am
Researchers at the Stuttgart-based Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation say they have developed...
New SsangYong Concept Previews 7-Seat Tivoli SUV
Posted: September 3, 2015 at 8:07 am
South Korea’s SsangYong Motor Co. describes its new XLV-Air concept vehicle as a pre-production version...
JLR Touts New U.S. Diesels
Posted: September 2, 2015 at 3:18 pm
Tata Motors Ltd.’s Jaguar Land Rover unit expects as many as one in five U.S....
30 World Premiers on Tap for L.A. Auto Show
Posted: September 2, 2015 at 12:01 pm
Carmakers plan to show 30 new production and concept vehicles at the Los Angeles auto...
New Peugeot Concept’s Inside Job Sounds Good
Posted: September 2, 2015 at 11:34 am
PSA Group’s Peugeot Fractal concept electric car previews potential interior designs and technologies for the...
Pentastar V-6 Gets Enhanced Variable Valve Tech
Posted: September 2, 2015 at 9:25 am
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has revamped its 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine for the 2016 model...
Now You See It: JLR Shows See-Through Camera Technologies
Posted: September 1, 2015 at 4:15 pm
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is developing a new camera system that allows motorists to effectively...
New U.S. Military Vehicle Reports for Duty with Duramax V-8 Diesel
Posted: September 1, 2015 at 3:03 pm
The U.S. military’s new light tactical vehicle will be powered by General Motors Co.’s 6.6-liter...
Chrysler Minivan Gets Upgraded Powertrain, New Amenities
Posted: September 1, 2015 at 12:46 am
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s 2017 Chrysler Town & Country minivan will be more stylish, more...
Denso Targets Algae-Based Biofuel
Posted: September 1, 2015 at 12:40 am
Denso Corp. is building a new facility in Amakusa, Japan, to cultivate and test algae...
Recalls Surge to Record High in Japan
Posted: September 4, 2015 at 1:09 pm
Carmakers have recalled a record 10.3 million vehicles in Japan since April compared with 9.5...
Sony Signals Interest in Tie-up with a Carmaker
Posted: September 3, 2015 at 1:14 am
Sony Corp. Kazuo Hirai tells the Financial Times the company would “absolutely” consider a partnership...
GM Aims to Turn a Profit in India by 2020
Posted: September 2, 2015 at 1:17 pm
The head of General Motors Co.’s operations in India tells Reuters the 20-year-old unit expects...
Another Chemical Blast Reported in China
Posted: September 1, 2015 at 1:52 am
China reports a second big chemical explosion and fire, this one in Dongying. The blast...
Suzuki Vows to Maintain Independence
Posted: September 1, 2015 at 12:08 am
Suzuki Motor Corp. says its soured partnership with Volkswagen AG has convinced it to shun...
Report: Renault-Nissan Halts India Investment in Dispute
Posted: August 31, 2015 at 4:46 pm
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has suspended plans to spend 50 billion rupees ($754 million) on its...
Mazda Readies CV-3 Crossover Production in Thailand
Posted: August 31, 2015 at 1:46 am
Mazda Motor Corp. may begin producing its new CX-3 small crossover in Thailand before the...
Subaru’s Import Operations in Tianjin Remain Disrupted
Posted: August 31, 2015 at 12:26 am
Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. is continuing to divert car shipments to Shanghai from Tianjin as...
Tata Unveils Light-Duty Cargo Truck
Posted: August 27, 2015 at 8:20 am
Tata Motors Ltd. has launched a new lightweight cargo truck, the Ace Mega, to defend...
Toyota to Resume Production in Tianjin
Posted: August 26, 2015 at 8:27 am
Toyota Motor Corp. says it will relaunch vehicle assembly operations on Thursday and parts production...
Car Sales Jump 12% in India
Posted: August 26, 2015 at 1:34 am
Passenger vehicle deliveries in India climbed to 222,400 units last month from 199,400 units in...
Japan EV Maker Raises Funds to Expand Exports
Posted: August 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm
GLM Inc., a Kyoto-based custom carmaker, has raised 1.7 billion yen ($14 million) to expand...
Toyota May Reopen China Plant This Week
Posted: August 24, 2015 at 10:47 am
Toyota Motor Corp. says it won’t open its idled assembly plant outside Tianjin, China, until...
India Ponders Car Scrappage Plan
Posted: August 24, 2015 at 12:11 am
India’s transport minister has proposed a plan that would pay owners of old cars 25,000-30,000...
Toyota Hybrid Sales Surpass 8 Million
Posted: August 24, 2015 at 12:10 am
Toyota Motor Corp. reports its worldwide cumulative sales of hybrid-powered vehicles reached 8.04 million at...
VW Launches Engine Plant in Russia
Posted: September 4, 2015 at 11:19 am
Volkswagen AG has launched production at its new €250 million engine plant in Kaluga, Russia....
New-Car Registrations Climb 10% in U.K.
Posted: September 4, 2015 at 10:12 am
Carmakers sold 79,100 vehicles in the U.K. last month compared with 72,200 in August 2014,...
JLR Abandons Plan for Assembly Plant in Saudi Arabia
Posted: September 4, 2015 at 12:52 am
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. has cancelled plans to establish vehicle production in Saudi Arabia, sources...
Ford Sollers Opens $275 Million Engine Plant
Posted: September 4, 2015 at 12:30 am
Ford Motor Co.’s 50:50 venture with Moscow-based assembler OSJC Sollers has begun building engines at...
VW Chooses CFO Poetsch to Become Its Next Chairman
Posted: September 3, 2015 at 1:04 pm
Volkswagen Group has nominated Hans Dieter Poetsch, its 64-year-old chief financial officer, to become chairman...
ECB Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged
Posted: September 3, 2015 at 9:03 am
The European Central Bank opted today to leave its primary interest rate and overnight bank...
Daimler Developing a Luxury Electric Car
Posted: September 3, 2015 at 8:34 am
Daimler AG tells Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that its Mercedes-Benz Cars unit is developing...
Opel Adds Online Banking in Germany
Posted: September 3, 2015 at 2:12 am
General Motors Co.’s Adam Opel unit is moving into online retail banking in Germany through...
August Car Sales Gain in Italy, Germany
Posted: September 2, 2015 at 2:17 pm
Sales of passenger vehicles in Germany climbed to 226,300 units in April from 213,100 units...
U.S. Clears Audi, BMW, Mercedes on Plan to Buy Nokia’s Mapping Business
Posted: September 2, 2015 at 1:56 pm
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted antitrust approval to Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz to...
Former Saab CEO Jonsson Charged with Lying in Court
Posted: September 2, 2015 at 1:44 pm
Jan Ake Jonsson, CEO of the former Saab Automobile AB from TK to TK, has...
VW Extends CEO Winterkorn’s Contract to 2019
Posted: September 2, 2015 at 10:34 am
Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board says it intends to extend its contract with CEO Martin Winterkorn,...
Tesla Replaces Sales Chief in Germany
Posted: September 2, 2015 at 1:28 am
California-based electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc. has named Jochen Rudat, formerly head of its operations...
August Car Sales Rise in France, Spain
Posted: September 1, 2015 at 10:29 am
New-car deliveries in France jumped 10% to 92,100 units in August, thanks in part to...
Marchionne: FCA Faces Daunting Challenges to Avoid “Mediocrity”
Posted: September 1, 2015 at 1:07 am
CEO Sergio Marchionne tells Automotive News Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will be able to survive...