Volkswagen AG’s internal investigation into its cheater diesel engines is zeroing in on former Audi chief engineer Ulrich Hackenberg; Porsche engine guru Wolfgang Hatz; and Heinz-Jakob Neusser, former head of product development for the Volkswagen brand, sources tell Bloomberg News.
But Reuters cites its own sources who say VW has turned [...]
VW Offers Loyalty Incentive for U.S. Customers
Posted: October 6, 2015 at 1:19 am
Volkswagen AG is offering its existing customers in the U.S. a $2,000 credit toward the...
FCA Names New NAFTA Reps for Group Council
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 5:07 pm
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has made three new assignments for members of its Group Executive...
VW’s U.S. Chief to Testify Before Congressional Panel
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 3:03 am
Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen AG’s America’s unit, is expected to appear on Oct. 8...
Suspension Flaw Prompts Nissan to Recall 319,000 Versa Sedans
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 12:19 am
Nissan Motor Co. is preparing to call back 319,000 of its 2007-2012 model Versa small...
Strike Averted at Ford F-150 Truck Plant
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 12:03 am
The United Auto Workers union reached agreement late Friday on a local contract at Ford...
Posted: October 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm
Creating modern automobiles is a blend of inspiration, design, technology and production know-how. And that,...
Hyundai, Kia Lose U.S. Lawsuit on Hybrid Patents
Posted: October 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm
Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors Corp. affiliate have been ordered by a jury...
California Plans Separate Probe of VW Diesel Emissions Cheating
Posted: October 2, 2015 at 11:03 am
California intends to launch its own investigation into Volkswagen AG’s admission that it equipped 11...
Honda Recalls 143,000 Cars for Software Fix
Posted: October 2, 2015 at 12:24 am
Honda Motor Co. is recalling 143,000 small cars in the U.S. to cure a software...
Roechling Names New Marketing Chief for North America
Posted: October 2, 2015 at 12:12 am
Engineered plastic products supplier Roechling Automotive has named Juergen Peters to head sales, marketing and...
U.S. Car Sales Surge to an 18.2 Million Annualized Rate
Posted: October 1, 2015 at 5:23 pm
Sales of passenger vehicles in the U.S. jumped 16% to 1.44 million in September, representing...
Fuel Prices Fell to 7-Month Low in September
Posted: October 1, 2015 at 2:03 pm
Average gasoline prices in the U.S. dropped to $2.34 per gallon in September, their lowest...
JLR to Proceed with Diesel Introductions in U.S.
Posted: October 1, 2015 at 11:26 am
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. says plans to introduce diesel options in the U.S. for most...
UAW Ponders Next Steps as Workers Reject FCA Labor Pact
Posted: October 1, 2015 at 12:58 am
United Auto Workers union leaders are convening in Detroit today to consider next moves after...
Ford Recalls 342,300 Minivans for Axle Repair
Posted: September 30, 2015 at 7:40 pm
Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 342,300 of its 1998-2003 Ford Windstar minivans in North...
New Opel Concept to Revive GT Name
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 4:36 pm
General Motors Co.’s Opel/Vauxhall operations in Europe plan to unveil a new GT concept car...
Volvo to Put Autonomous Driving at Drivers’ Fingertips
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 3:47 pm
Volvo Car Co. will begin pilot testing autonomous driving functionality in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2017....
BMW Ponders 9 Series Coupe
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 12:13 pm
BMW AG is considering a new flagship model that would be based on the next-generation...
Nissan Gets Touchy with New Concept Vehicle
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 10:07 am
Nissan Motor Co. will unveil the Teatro for Dayz concept car late this month at...
Topless Range Rover Takes Shape
Posted: October 2, 2015 at 11:01 am
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is previewing the convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque compact...
Bridgestone Tests New Source of Natural Rubber
Posted: October 2, 2015 at 9:23 am
Bridgestone Corp. has built prototype passenger tires that use natural rubber derived from guayule, a...
Solid-State Batteries Hold Promise for Future EVs
Posted: October 2, 2015 at 8:35 am
Solid-state batteries are gaining momentum for possible use in next-generation electric vehicles, according to speakers...
Compact Bimmer Crossover Gets Twin-Turbo Power
Posted: October 2, 2015 at 7:52 am
BMW AG has added an M performance variant to its X4 compact crossover lineup. The...
Nissan Affirms Autonomous Vehicle Technology Plans
Posted: October 1, 2015 at 3:37 pm
Nissan Motor Co. currently is testing several driver-assist technologies it plans to begin offering on...
Hyundai Revs Up New SEMA Concept
Posted: October 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm
Hyundai Motor Co. is teaming up with Ontario, Calif.-based ARK Performance Inc. again on a...
GM Outlines New Advanced Mobility Plans
Posted: October 1, 2015 at 11:42 am
General Motors Co. today announced several new autonomous-driving and advanced mobility programs during its annual...
Mazda Teases New Sports Car
Posted: September 30, 2015 at 1:48 pm
Mazda Motor Corp. released a dimly lit image of an unnamed sports coupe it plans...
GM Adds Executive Position to Manage Advanced Mobility Programs
Posted: September 30, 2015 at 12:56 pm
General Motors Co. has appointed Mike Ableson to the newly created position of vice president...
Honda Readies New Fuel Cell Vehicle
Posted: September 30, 2015 at 12:34 pm
Honda Motor Co. has released the first official images of its new fuel cell-powered sedan....
Tesla Unveils Model X Electric Crossover
Posted: September 30, 2015 at 11:16 am
Tesla Motors Inc. took the wraps off its new Model X electric crossover vehicle Tuesday...
OPEC Ponders Its Public Image
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 6:23 pm
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has been debating about how to improve its...
Trade Ministers Reach Accord on Trans-Pacific Partnership
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 4:17 pm
Negotiators have reached agreement on the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement after seven years of...
Sumitomo Rubber, Goodyear End 16-Year Alliance
Posted: October 2, 2015 at 12:21 am
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Sumitomo Rubber Ltd. have finalized the dissolution of their...
Negotiators Near Accord on Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Pact
Posted: October 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Trade ministers meeting in the U.S. are close to an agreement on the free-trade Trans-Pacific...
Maruti Suzuki Wage Pact Triggers Protests
Posted: September 30, 2015 at 12:42 am
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.’s new wage agreements with three unions have spawned protests by contract...
China to Halve Purchase Tax on Cars with Small Engines
Posted: September 29, 2015 at 4:04 pm
China’s central government hopes to stimulate new-car sales by lowering the purchase tax from 10%...
Japan Orders Diesel Emissions Review
Posted: September 29, 2015 at 10:24 am
Japan has ordered that all carmakers who sell diesel models in the country to confirm...
Suzuki Sells Its 1.5% in VW to Porsche SE
Posted: September 28, 2015 at 1:02 am
Suzuki Motor Corp. reports its has sold its 1.5% equity in Volkswagen AG to Porsche...
Inflation Rate Shrinks in Japan
Posted: September 25, 2015 at 12:13 am
Japan’s core consumer price index, which ignores volatile food prices, shrank by 0.1% last month...
Toyota to Drop Prius Hybrid Production in China
Posted: September 25, 2015 at 12:05 am
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to phase out Chinese production of its Prius hybrid sedan by...
Acquisitions Drive Growth for India’s Motherson Sumi
Posted: September 24, 2015 at 1:40 am
India’s Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. aims to triple sales to $18 billion by early 2020...
VW May Delay Debut of Diesel Passat in Japan
Posted: September 24, 2015 at 12:58 am
Volkswagen AG says it may delay the introduction of its first diesel-powered car in Japan...
Report: India’s Auto Industry Must Realign to Grow
Posted: September 23, 2015 at 5:17 pm
India’s auto market has great growth potential. But to capitalize on it in coming years,...
GM May Trim Production in Korea as Sales Slow
Posted: September 23, 2015 at 10:07 am
General Motors Co. says it could further cut output at its factories in South Korea...
China May Require Licensing for Ride-Hailing Services
Posted: September 22, 2015 at 12:53 pm
China is pondering new rules that would require app-based ride-hailing services such as Didi Kuaidi...
Schaeffler Cuts IPO by 55%
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 4:49 pm
Schaeffler AG, which announced plans less than three weeks ago to sell 166 million non-voting...
UPDATE: VW Diesel Probe Centers on Three Top Engineers
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 10:55 am
Volkswagen AG’s internal investigation into its cheater diesel engines is zeroing in on former Audi...
Strong Growth for Europe’s Car Sales in September
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 2:23 am
New-car deliveries in four of Europe’s biggest markets continued to expand in September, according to...
Maserati’s Marketing Chief Quits
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 12:12 am
Saad Chehab, who has headed global marketing for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Maserati unit for nearly...
VW: Diesel Scandal a Threat to Company’s Existence
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 12:07 am
Hans Dieter Poetsch, expected to be named Volkswagen Group’s new chairman on Wednesday, tells VW’s...
List of Countries Probing VW Diesel Scandal Grows
Posted: October 2, 2015 at 4:23 pm
The number of countries announcing separate investigations into Volkswagen diesel engines rigged to cheat emission...
Germany Softens Winterkorn Focus for VW Diesel Emissions Probe
Posted: October 2, 2015 at 12:28 am
Prosecutors in Germany are backing away from last week’s declaration that former Volkswagen Group CEO...
VW Says Diesel Emission Probe Will Take Months
Posted: October 1, 2015 at 6:13 pm
Volkswagen AG says its internal investigation will take months to determine how and why the...
Winterkorn Remains in VW’s Background
Posted: October 1, 2015 at 3:53 pm
Former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn continues to hold four jobs linked to the company...
France Joins Spain in Demanding VW Return Sales Aid for Cheater Diesels
Posted: October 1, 2015 at 1:33 am
The French government plans to request that Volkswagen AG refund government-paid incentives to support sales...
VW Cuts Diesel Production, Finance Unit Imposes Hiring Freeze
Posted: October 1, 2015 at 12:18 am
Volkswagen AG is preparing for an expected slump in demand for its vehicles after admitting...
Denmark Plans Sharp Hike in Taxes on EVs
Posted: September 30, 2015 at 8:37 pm
Denmark, which has been Europe’s showcase for pro-electric vehicle policies in recent years, is reversing...
Porsche Confirms Blume as New CEO, Shuffles Board Assignments
Posted: September 30, 2015 at 10:16 am
Porsche AG confirms earlier media reports that Oliver Blume has been named chairman of the...
VW Prepares to Recall Diesels Involved in Emission Scandal
Posted: September 29, 2015 at 2:56 pm
Volkswagen AG says it intends to retrofit as many as 11 million diesel engines that...
EC to Question VW Brand Chief on Scope of Diesel Emission Cheating
Posted: September 29, 2015 at 12:48 am
The European Commission says it expects to meet today with Herbert Diess, CEO of the...