Hyundai Motor Co. has begun offering Google Inc.’s Android Auto smartphone interface on new vehicles, starting with the 2015 Sonata.
Hyundai is the first automaker to make the technology an option in a production car—the interface has been available through the aftermarket since March. Other automakers, including Ford, General Motors, Honda and [...]
Ford Recalls 442,300 Cars for Steering, Overheating Problems
Posted: May 27, 2015 at 2:20 pm
Ford Motors Co. is launching two safety recalls in the U.S., Canada and Mexico to...
VIEWPOINT: HIGH-PERFORMANCE FUEL SYSTEMS
Posted: May 27, 2015 at 1:10 am
Supplying engines with fuel may sound easy, but the challenge is becoming significantly sophisticated as...
House Panel to Hold Takata Airbag Hearing Next Week
Posted: May 27, 2015 at 12:35 am
A U.S. House of Representatives panel will hold a hearing on June 2 that attempts...
GM Plans $1.2 Billion Update to Pickup Truck Plant in Indiana
Posted: May 27, 2015 at 12:02 am
General Motors Co. expects to spend $1.2 billion over the next several years to update...
GM Ignition Switch Fatality Count Rises to 107
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 1:15 am
The independent fund set up to compensate victims of defective General Motors Co. ignition switches...
GM Faces Criminal Charges for Delayed Ignition Switch Recall
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 12:44 am
Federal investigators have concluded General Motors Co. is guilty of criminal wrongdoing for its 10-year...
Carmakers Expected to Detail Takata Recalls This Week
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 12:20 am
Eleven car and truck makers are likely this week to announce which of their vehicles...
Senate Okays 2-Month Extension of Highway Funding
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 12:14 am
The U.S. Senate agreed on Saturday to extend the country’s highway funding programs through July....
VW to Review Global Ad Agency Work
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 12:06 am
Volkswagen AG is preparing a global media agency review, according to Advertising Age, which cites...
Jeep Returns to Tokyo Auto Show
Posted: May 22, 2015 at 10:48 am
Jeep plans to exhibit at the Tokyo auto show in October, marking the first time...
Mitsubishi, Mazda, Subaru Add 715,000 Cars to Takata Recalls
Posted: May 22, 2015 at 10:24 am
Mitsubishi, Mazda and Subaru plan to recall a combined 715,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata...
Two NGK Execs Indicted in U.S. for Price Fixing
Posted: May 22, 2015 at 12:04 am
A pair of executives at NGK Spark Plug Co. have been charged by the U.S....
NHTSA Extends GM Safety Monitoring
Posted: May 21, 2015 at 6:17 pm
A year ago General Motors Co. agreed to allow federal oversight of its recall procedures...
GM Launches $439 Million Upgrade for Corvette Plant
Posted: May 21, 2015 at 12:47 pm
General Motors Co. says it will invest $439 million to update its Chevrolet Corvette factory...
Mazda: Driving Matters
Posted: May 21, 2015 at 12:31 pm
Mazda Motor Corp. is launching a new U.S. advertising campaign around the tagline “Driving Matters.” Building...
Bosch Touts Smart Windshield Wiper Technology
Posted: May 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm
Robert Bosch GmbH says its new Jet Wiper technology is more precise, efficient and durable,...
2017 Audi A8 to get Tech Makeover Inside and Out
Posted: May 27, 2015 at 11:03 am
Audi AG’s next-generation A8 flagship sedan will feature a host of advanced technologies and zoomy...
Zagato Unleashes Monster Maserati
Posted: May 27, 2015 at 1:49 am
Zagato Design srl has unveiled its new Maserati Mostro (Italian for “monster”) at the Villa...
More Extreme Caddy ATS in the Works
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 3:25 pm
General Motors Co. is working on a higher output version of the already revved up...
Hyundai First to Market with Android Auto System
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 11:41 am
Hyundai Motor Co. has begun offering Google Inc.’s Android Auto smartphone interface on new vehicles, starting...
Partners Have High Hopes for Rubber Tree Venture
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 9:07 am
Michelin & Cie and PT Barito Pacific Tbk have formed a joint venture...
Mazda Rules Out New Mazda2 Minicar for U.S.
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 1:00 am
Mazda Motor Corp. says high launch costs, cheap gasoline and low profit potential prompted the...
Daimler to Partner with Qualcomm on Connected Car Technologies
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 12:11 am
Daimler AG and Qualcomm Technologies Inc. have agreed to co-develop and implement several connected-car...
Ohio State, Honda Seek More Partners for Simulation Lab
Posted: May 22, 2015 at 11:52 am
Ohio State University says it is looking for researchers and...
Audi Reconfirms 3 New SUVs, Including Full Electric Model
Posted: May 22, 2015 at 9:37 am
Audi AG says it is moving forward with plans to launch three new...
Software Glitches Sidetrack New Jeep Renegade
Posted: May 21, 2015 at 7:53 pm
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is delaying dealer delivery of some 2015 Jeep...
Shift-by-Wire Systems to go Mainstream by 2020
Posted: May 21, 2015 at 6:37 pm
Frost & Sullivan forecasts wide adoption of shift-by-wire technology in high-volume vehicles sold in North...
New Towing System Lets Everyone Back Up Like a Pro
Posted: May 21, 2015 at 5:06 pm
Ford Motor Co. has developed a new feature to help drivers better...
FCA Rules Out All-Aluminum Body for Jeep Wrangler
Posted: May 21, 2015 at 1:51 am
CEO Sergio Marchionne confirms Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has decided against giving its next-generation 2017...
No Mini Camaro in GM’s Future
Posted: May 20, 2015 at 2:12 pm
Customers and employees frequently ask General Motors Co. when its Chevrolet unit will produce a...
Tata’s Profit Drops 56%
Posted: May 27, 2015 at 12:59 am
Tata Motors Ltd.’s revenue in the fiscal fourth quarter ending March 31 grew 4% to...
VW Opens Plant in Changsha
Posted: May 27, 2015 at 12:08 am
Volkswagen Group has officially opened a factory in Changsha, China, with capacity to make 300,000...
Volvo Begins Exporting Chinese-Made Cars to U.S.
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 9:01 am
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Ltd.’s Volvo Cars unit confirms it has begun shipping Chinese-made S60L...
Ford Plans Major R&D Center in India
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 12:14 am
Ford Motor Co. is likely to spend 40 million-50 million rupees ($629 million-$786 million) to...
Asia to Fuel Ford’s Sales Growth
Posted: May 22, 2015 at 12:10 am
Asian markets will account for about 60% of Ford Motor Co.’s sales growth over the...
Toyota Presents All-New HiLux Pickup in Thailand
Posted: May 22, 2015 at 12:09 am
Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled its completely redesigned HiLux pickup truck on Thursday in Bangkok. Toyota says...
New Mazda Miata Sports Car Hits the Market at Last
Posted: May 21, 2015 at 3:32 pm
On Thursday Mazda Motor Corp. will finally begin selling its fourth-generation MX-5 Miata. The model...
PSA Names New Head for Citroen in China
Posted: May 20, 2015 at 4:19 pm
PSA Peugeot Citroen has named Sabine Scheunert to head its PSA Citroen brand in China....
Renault Launches Kwid Crossover for Emerging Markets
Posted: May 20, 2015 at 3:47 pm
Renault SA has unveiled a new $4,700 car called Kwid for emerging markets. Production of...
GM Expects to Maintain Profit Margins in China
Posted: May 19, 2015 at 12:21 am
General Motors Co. expects to sustain profit margins of 9%-10% in China in spite of...
Delphi Sees Growth Fueled by Chinese Demand for Connected Cars
Posted: May 18, 2015 at 9:59 am
Consumer demand in China for cars that connect to the Internet could drive growth in...
Sales of Subcompact Cars Stalls
Posted: May 15, 2015 at 10:09 am
Europe’s demand for subcompact cars, which slumped to a 10-year low in 2014, will recover...
Isuzu Targets Growth in Emerging Markets
Posted: May 15, 2015 at 12:57 am
Isuzu Motors Ltd. is investing in local production and new dealerships in China, India and...
Takata Wants to Pay Recall Costs in Installments
Posted: May 15, 2015 at 12:16 am
Takata Corp. has asked carmakers to allow the company to pay over time for recalls...
Takata Won’t Bolster Cash Reserves for Expanding Airbag Recalls
Posted: May 14, 2015 at 5:44 pm
This week Japanese carmakers said they will recall another 11.5 million vehicles to replace Takata...
Truck Sales in Europe Jump 12%
Posted: May 27, 2015 at 2:09 am
Commercial truck sales across Europe grew 12% to 176,300 units in April, industry group ACEA...
Ford Expands Car-Share Service in London
Posted: May 27, 2015 at 1:10 am
Ford Motor Co. has broadened its GoDrive one-way car-sharing service in London. The rollout follows a...
Renewed Labor Dispute Halts Ford Production in Turkey Again
Posted: May 27, 2015 at 12:47 am
Ford Motor Co.’s carmaking venture in Turkey has again suspended operations at one of its...
Ford Opens Sales Office in Morocco
Posted: May 27, 2015 at 12:36 am
Ford Motor Co. has opened a sales office in Morocco and plans to double its...
Lamborghini to Assemble SUV in Italy
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 1:40 am
Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini unit is expected to announce on Wednesday it will assemble its Urus...
JLR Said to Be Near Agreement on Factory in Eastern Europe
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 12:51 am
Tata Motors Ltd.’s Jaguar Land Rover unit is expected later this year to choose a...
Renault Offers More Pay to End Turkish Labor Protests
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 12:35 am
Renault SA has offered striking workers in Turkey cash payments and salary hikes if they...
Daimler Plans €1.2 Billion Expansion at Two German Plants
Posted: May 22, 2015 at 11:44 am
Daimler AG has announced two investment programs to update operations at German factories in Berlin...
Fiat, Ford Resume Production in Turkey
Posted: May 22, 2015 at 11:26 am
Joint venture factories that make Fiat and Ford vehicles in Turkey restored production today...
F1’s Ecclestone Challenges £1 Billion U.K. Tax Bill
Posted: May 21, 2015 at 2:16 pm
Formula One czar Bernie Ecclestone is asking for judicial review of a British claim that...
PSA Plans Assembly Plant in Morocco
Posted: May 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm
PSA Peugeot Citroen is preparing plans for a new plant in Morocco to make low-priced...
Fiat Unveils New Compact Sedan for Europe
Posted: May 21, 2015 at 1:20 pm
Today Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV unveiled an all-new compact sedan that will be offered in...
EU Agrees to Test Real-World Diesel Emissions
Posted: May 21, 2015 at 12:57 am
EU member states have agreed in principle to begin measuring emissions from diesel-powered vehicles under...
Ford Cuts Production in Turkey
Posted: May 20, 2015 at 9:14 pm
Ford Motor Co.’s Ford Otosan venture with Koc Holding AS in Turkey has suspended one...
No Formula One for Audi
Posted: May 20, 2015 at 12:21 am
Audi AG has flatly rejected speculation that it might enter Formula One racing through a...