General Motors Co. has combined its Opel, Vauxhall, GM Europe and Russian operations into a new organization called Opel Group GmbH.
The new entity also assumes economic responsibility for the Chevrolet and Cadillac brands in Europe. GM says Adam Opel’s operations will be unaffected by the restructuring, which took effect on [...]
Harley-Davidson Cuts Outlook as Earnings Jump 30%
Posted: July 22, 2014 at 1:35 pm
Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc. reports second-quarter net income of $352 million compared with $272 million...
Venezuela’s Auto Industry Stalls
Posted: July 22, 2014 at 9:53 am
Continuing currency problems have cut output by Venezuela’s auto industry more than 80%, The Wall...
Tesla Suspends Production to Prepare for Electric SUV
Posted: July 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm
Tesla Motors Inc. has halted production at its Model S electric sedan plant to prepare...
Severstal Sells Rouge Steel Unit, Exits U.S. Market
Posted: July 21, 2014 at 5:32 pm
Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal, which spent $2 billion over the past decade establishing a presence...
Mitsubishi Joins Takata Airbag Recall
Posted: July 21, 2014 at 2:35 am
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has agreed to recall an unspecified number of certain 2004-2005 Lancer sedans...
GM Halts Sales of Cadillacs with Flawed Switches
Posted: July 21, 2014 at 12:43 am
General Motors Co. is telling its Cadillac dealers not to sell certain CTS and XRS...
Linking Transportation Options
Posted: July 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Consumers have more choices for personal mobility than ever. But the options still aren’t well...
JCI Net Earnings Plunge 50%
Posted: July 18, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Johnson Controls Inc. advanced sales 3% to $10.8 billion in its fiscal third quarter ended...
Oil Prices Surpass $103 Per Barrel
Posted: July 18, 2014 at 1:43 am
Worries about new tensions in Gaza and Ukraine, coupled with a downturn in U.S. oil...
Nader to GM: Create an Ombudsman Office
Posted: July 17, 2014 at 9:53 pm
Safety advocate Ralph Nader suggests General Motors Co. set up an independent ombudsman office to...
Senator Lambasts “Stunning” Failure of GM Legal Staff
Posted: July 17, 2014 at 8:47 pm
A Senate subcommittee probing General Motors Co.’s belated ignition switch recall suggests the company fire...
GM Has Replaced 20% of Flawed Ignition Switches
Posted: July 17, 2014 at 3:26 pm
General Motors Co. says its dealers have replaced more than 491,000 defective ignition switches whose...
Tesla Promises $35,000 Price Tag for Model III Electric
Posted: July 17, 2014 at 12:26 am
Tesla Motors Inc. says the lower-priced electric sedan it is developing will retail for $35,000—less...
Crossover/SUV Segment Now America’s Most Popular
Posted: July 16, 2014 at 8:31 pm
Crossovers and SUVs have this year surpassed sedans as the top-selling body style in the...
Bill Would Prosecute Top Execs Who Hide Product Defects
Posted: July 16, 2014 at 8:29 pm
Two U.S. Senators are proposing a law that would fine and imprison corporate officers for...
Daimler Shows Off News Smart City Car Lineup
Posted: July 22, 2014 at 12:47 pm
Daimler AG showed news media its next-generation Smart ForTwo city car and larger four-passenger ForFour...
Lidar Prices Could Slow Demand for Self-Driving Cars
Posted: July 22, 2014 at 11:19 am
The high cost of laser sensors needed by cars to detect objects around them suggests...
Porsche Expands Weissach R&D Center
Posted: July 21, 2014 at 12:52 am
Porsche AG has officially opened three new buildings at its R&D complex in Weissach, Germany. The...
IAV Continues to Beef Up Operations for Complex Emission Issues
Posted: July 21, 2014 at 12:29 am
IAV GmbH, the German engineering and powertrain systems engineering company, is adding test centers in...
Steering Defect Prompts Kia to Recall Soul MPVs
Posted: July 18, 2014 at 11:39 am
Kia Motors Corp. is recalling 51,600 Soul multipurpose vehicles in the U.S. to replace and...
GM Large Trucks to Get Standard 8-Speed Automatic
Posted: July 18, 2014 at 11:23 am
General Motors Co. will make its Hydra-Matic 8L90 8-speed automatic transmission standard on 2015 model...
SAIC-GM-Wuling Breaks Ground for Test Center in China
Posted: July 18, 2014 at 3:52 am
Construction has begun for a new R&D center and providing ground in Liuzhou, China, for...
Chrysler Steps Up Pace of Jeep Fuel Tank Shielding Program
Posted: July 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm
Chrysler Group LLC says it should be able to complete modifications to 1.6 million Jeeps...
Nissan Promises Self-Parking, Partial Self-Driving Cars by 2016
Posted: July 17, 2014 at 12:45 am
Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn says by 2016 the company will introduce a wide...
Jaguar to Unveil XE Sedan in September
Posted: July 17, 2014 at 12:29 am
Tata Motors Ltd.’s Jaguar unit will debut its XE small sport sedan in London on...
GM Partners on Next-Generation Voice-Control System
Posted: July 16, 2014 at 3:28 am
General Motors Co. and British software company VocallQ Ltd. are collaborating on a system they...
Conti Debuts Market’s First Aluminum Housing for Turbocharger
Posted: July 16, 2014 at 3:07 am
Continental AG says its new turbocharger sports the industry’s first aluminum turbine housing. The system is...
Hyundai Touts Self-Driving Features with No-Drivers Stunt
Posted: July 16, 2014 at 1:11 am
Hyundai Motor Co. offers up an extreme demonstration of its self-driving technologies in a new...
Linde Opens Production Line for Hydrogen Refueling Stations
Posted: July 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm
Germany’s Linde AG has opened what it describes as the world’s first factory able to...
Toyota Launches Huge Effort to Cut Engine Costs
Posted: July 15, 2014 at 5:06 am
Toyota Motor Corp. thinks it can reduce engine component costs as much as 50% by...
Imported EVs Won’t Benefit from China Incentives After All
Posted: July 22, 2014 at 2:01 am
Earlier this month China announced it will waive the purchase tax on electric cars purchased...
Nissan to Launch Its Own Minicar Production
Posted: July 21, 2014 at 10:25 pm
Nissan Motor Co. tells The Nikkei it plans to build a new minicar model in...
Japan Plans Nearly 30% Discount for Fuel Cell Cars
Posted: July 21, 2014 at 1:33 am
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the country’s government will offer subsidies of at least...
Takata Books Another $444 Million for Airbag Recalls
Posted: July 18, 2014 at 10:16 am
Takata Corp. says it will take a special loss of 45 billion yen ($444 million)...
VW Ponders Engine Production in India
Posted: July 18, 2014 at 1:24 am
Volkswagen AG says it is considering a plan to make engines in Maharashtra, India, near...
China’s BYD to Make Electric Buses in Brazil
Posted: July 17, 2014 at 12:55 am
BYD Co. Ltd. in Shenzhen, China, says it will begin making electric-powered buses in Brazil...
Australia Repeats Carbon Tax
Posted: July 17, 2014 at 12:23 am
Australia Liberal-National coalition government has repeated the country’s two-year-old carbon tax, which charged industrial polluters...
BMW to Hike Capacity 33% in China
Posted: July 17, 2014 at 12:08 am
BMW AG says it will expand annual capacity at its two assembly plants in China...
Tar Fallout Halts Toyota Shipments
Posted: July 16, 2014 at 2:04 am
Toyota Motor Corp. has delayed delivery of roughly 23,000 vehicles in Japan after soot and...
BMW to Open Public Test-Drive Facility in Korea
Posted: July 15, 2014 at 4:10 am
Next month BMW AG will open a consumer-oriented driving center in Incheon, South Korea, where...
China’s Auto Industry Softens Sales Forecast
Posted: July 14, 2014 at 2:59 am
Six months ago the China Assn. of Automobile Manufacturers predicted car and truck sales would...
China Mandates 30% EV Purchases by Government
Posted: July 14, 2014 at 2:13 am
China has ordered that 30% of the vehicles purchased by central government agencies by 2016...
Nysschen Leaves as Head of Nissan’s Infiniti Brand
Posted: July 11, 2014 at 12:21 am
Former Audi executive Johan de Nysschen has resigned as president of Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti...
Sudden-Acceleration Glitch Prompts Honda Hybrid Recall in Japan
Posted: July 10, 2014 at 2:58 pm
Honda Motor Co. is recalling 175,400 hybrids in Japan to remedy an engine control software...
China Drops New-Car Tax on EVs
Posted: July 10, 2014 at 12:57 am
China says it will waive its 10% purchase tax for buyers of electric vehicles, plug-in...
BMW Names New Managing Director for U.K., Ireland
Posted: July 22, 2014 at 1:05 pm
BMW AG has appointed Graeme Grieve to head its operations in the U.K. and Ireland...
GM Turns Over European Operations to New Opel Group
Posted: July 22, 2014 at 1:08 am
General Motors Co. has combined its Opel, Vauxhall, GM Europe and Russian operations into a...
Opel to Drop Slow-Selling Ampera Hybrid?
Posted: July 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm
Adam Opel AG plans next year to discontinue its Ampera extended-range hybrid sedan because of...
GM Plans New Line of Low-Price Cars for Europe
Posted: July 21, 2014 at 3:34 am
Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann tells the Financial Times that General Motors Co. is “definitely” looking...
PSA to Assemble Cars in Nigeria
Posted: July 21, 2014 at 3:05 am
PSA Peugeot Citroen says it will begin assembling its Peugeot 301 in Nigeria later this...
Ex-Ford President Scheele Dies
Posted: July 21, 2014 at 12:07 am
Nick Scheele, who served as Ford Motor Co.’s president and COO between 2001 and his...
Maserati to Cap Sales
Posted: July 18, 2014 at 11:04 am
Fiat SpA’s Maserati unit says it will preserve the marque’s exclusivity by selling no more...
Volvo Truck Earnings Rise 9%
Posted: July 18, 2014 at 3:18 am
Volvo AB reports its earnings before interest and taxes advanced to 3.6 billion kronor (€385...
Union Offers Two-Year Deal to End South African Strike
Posted: July 18, 2014 at 2:40 am
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is offering a two-year deal to end...
ZF May Raise Bid for TRW
Posted: July 18, 2014 at 2:14 am
Chassis and powertrain systems supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG may raise its bid to buy TRW...
Fiat, VW Deny Merger Report
Posted: July 17, 2014 at 5:29 pm
Fiat SpA and Volkswagen AG have denied a report by Germany’s Manager Magazin that the...
Ford Plans 25 New Models for Africa, Middle East
Posted: July 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm
Ford Motor Co. says it will introduce at least 25 new models in Africa and...
Car Sales Advance 4% in Europe
Posted: July 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Passenger car registrations across Europe climbed to 1.23 million last month from 1.18 million in...
Nissan Idles South African Plant as Strikes Continue
Posted: July 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm
Nissan Motor Co. has joined BMW, General Motors, Ford and Toyota in suspending production in...
Another Drop in Confidence in Germany’s Economy
Posted: July 16, 2014 at 2:24 am
The financial community continues to show less optimism for the German economy, the ZEW Indicator...
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