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06/20/2018 04:15 PM
2019 Volvo S60 heralds 'dynamic' powertrain changes
The redesigned Volvo S60 compact sport sedan will be Volvo's first U.S.-manufactured vehicle and its first new-generation model to be sold without a diesel variant.

06/20/2018 05:01 AM
Continental board plans powertrain IPO, report says
Continental's supervisory board is moving ahead with plans for an initial public offering of its powertrain unit and a new corporate structure by early July, a sign the supplier's biggest overhaul in decades is taking shape, according to people...

06/20/2018 05:08 PM
German automakers willing to drop all tariffs with U.S., report says
German automakers would abandon car tariffs between the EU and the United States in exchange for President Trump dropping a 25 percent tax threat on European auto imports, according to a report.

06/20/2018 04:45 PM
VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis
When a crisis strikes, a company's board must spring into action and take charge to quickly restore confidence. After Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested over VW Group's diesel scandal, old loyalties took precedence over damage control.

06/20/2018 04:18 PM
Audi's detained CEO, Stadler, questioned by prosecutors, report says
Munich prosecutors questioned Audi's arrested CEO, Rupert Stadler, about the automaker's diesel-cheating scandal on Wednesday, Reuters reported.

06/20/2018 11:00 AM
Volvo extends global footprint with U.S. factory opening
Volvo is expanding its global manufacturing footprint with the inauguration of its first U.S. assembly plant, where it is investing about $1.1 billion to launch output this autumn of the redesigned S60 sedan for domestic and global markets.

06/20/2018 02:08 PM
GM steps up 3-D printing efforts to find new plant efficiencies
General Motors is increasing the use of 3D printing at its plants to streamline operations, which has the potential to save millions of dollars in annual production costs.

06/20/2018 03:26 PM
BMW launches first U.S. ad from new agency
Goodby, Silverstein and Partners channels Albert Einstein in its first work for BMW since winning the account in March. The ad, "Relativity," promotes the brand's "Summer On" sales event.

06/20/2018 01:00 PM
Genesis, Kia, Hyundai top J.D. Power Initial Quality Study for 1st time
Korean brands secured the top three spots in J.D. Power's annual report card on new-vehicle quality for the first time in the study's 31-year history. New quality at the Detroit 3 continues to improve faster than the overall industry.

06/20/2018 12:54 PM
Toyota captures data goldmine in $1 billion Grab bet
By pumping $1 billion into ride-hailing company Grab, Toyota stands to gain a passenger-side view of tens of thousands of cars across Southeast Asia.

06/20/2018 09:00 AM
Porsche buys stake in Croatian electric supercar startup
Porsche has bought a 10 percent stake in Rimac Automobili, a Croatian startup that specializes in superfast electric supercars.

06/20/2018 05:01 AM
Audi, Hyundai to cooperate on fuel cell vehicles
Audi and Hyundai said they will cooperate on developing fuel cell vehicles.

06/20/2018 05:01 AM
Hyundai promotes World Cup
The latest video to join our viral video charts is all about the FIFA World Cup. And Hyundai.

06/20/2018 04:00 AM
Ford CEO Hackett wanted to 'push the edges' of automaker's office design
Ford CEO Jim Hackett stopped a planned 10-year Dearborn campus renovation to give it a 'much healthier' design.

06/19/2018 01:13 PM
Why buying an old train station will be Bill Ford's greatest act
Ford Motor's purchase of the long-abandoned Michigan Central Station will be Bill Ford's most impactful achievement, no matter how many acts he has left.

06/19/2018 10:01 PM
Colorado moves to adopt Calif. emissions standards
Colorado plans to join 12 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting California's low vehicle-emission standards, escalating the political and economic stakes for the auto industry.

06/19/2018 04:36 PM
VW, Ford eye alliance to develop 'potential products across a number of areas'
Volkswagen and Ford are exploring an alliance to develop and produce commercial vehicles, including vans, and possibly other projects that could strengthen the companies' competitiveness.

06/19/2018 05:06 PM
GM, Honda endorse policy accord for EV infrastructure
General Motors, Honda and others endorsed principles meant to guide local, state and federal policymakers on how to develop energy infrastructure for electrified vehicles.

06/19/2018 05:40 PM
NHTSA orders end to sales of Autopilot Buddy, which disables Tesla safety feature
NHTSA issued a cease-and-desist letter Tuesday to a company selling an aftermarket device that effectively disables a safety feature in Tesla's Autopilot semiautonomous driver assist system.

06/19/2018 08:47 PM
'We're making a big bet on our future,' Ford says of train station, Corktown investment
Ford leaders portrayed the automaker's planned rehabilitation of Michigan Central Station as a pioneering facility akin to the Highland Park and Rouge plants Henry Ford built that revolutionized automobile production and American industry.

06/19/2018 03:41 PM
China to act 'forcefully' on Trump's $200 billion tariff threat
Trade tensions between the world's two biggest economies intensified, with China vowing to retaliate "forcefully" against President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports.

06/19/2018 07:16 PM
Trump says 'getting there' in NAFTA talks with Canada, Mexico
President Trump said progress was being made in talks to update the NAFTA trade accord between the United States, Canada and Mexico, but he held out the prospect of striking bilateral pacts.

06/19/2018 11:54 AM
Audi board said to suspend CEO Rupert Stadler, install Bram Schot as interim chief
Audi suspended CEO Rupert Stadler and appointed Bram Schot as an interim replacement effective immediately, a day after Stadler's arrest in connection with a diesel emissions probe in Germany.

06/19/2018 02:58 PM
Tesla sheds more light on 500 job cuts at California HQ, plant
Tesla filed notices with its home state that shed light on which workers are being dismissed from several key California operations as part of CEO Elon Musk's profit-motivated reorganization.

06/19/2018 12:48 PM
Young at heart? Mercedes cultivates its aging workforce
Too slow, inflexible, forgetful, always off sick -- those are some attitudes about older workers that Mercedes-Benz is trying to dispel.

06/19/2018 04:49 PM
McLaren Automotive expands to Metro Detroit
McLaren is expanding its retail footprint in the United States by partnering with one of the largest dealership groups in the country, the Suburban Collection, for a new store near Detroit.

06/19/2018 01:46 PM
Ford settles suit with John Cena over sold GT supercar
Professional wrestler John Cena has settled with Ford following the automaker's lawsuit against him for his sale of his 2017 Liquid Blue GT supercar.

06/19/2018 11:15 AM
Audi said to resume crisis talks after CEO Stadler's arrest
Audi's board of directors will resume talks to address a leadership crisis, sources said, following CEO Rupert Stadler's arrest.

06/19/2018 11:30 AM
Mitsubishi ahead of midterm targets for car sales and profit margin, COO says
It has been a year and a half since Nissan took a controlling stake in Mitsubishi and installed British executive Trevor Mann as its COO. Mann is already seeing positive results at the brand, as he told Automotive News Europe in an interview.

06/19/2018 03:24 AM
Musk says Tesla hit with 'extensive' sabotage by employee
A disgruntled Tesla employee broke into the company's manufacturing operating system and sent highly sensitive data to unknown third parties, according to an email Elon Musk sent to staff.

06/18/2018 09:16 PM
Canada mulls auto firms aid in response to U.S. tariffs threat
Canada is considering all options, including providing financial aid to the auto industry, to cope with possible tariffs from the United States.

06/18/2018 04:23 PM
AutoCanada launches strategic review after request by activist investor
AutoCanada said its board has appointed a special committee of independent directors to review strategic alternatives following a request by an activist shareholder, the Canadian Press reported.

06/18/2018 11:00 AM
Audi CEO Stadler arrested; Bram Schot to be named interim chief, report says
Volkswagen is preparing to name Bram Schot as interim leader of its Audi unit, Bloomberg reported, following the arrest of the luxury brand's longtime chief Rupert Stadler over his role in VW's diesel-emissions cheating.

06/18/2018 05:01 AM
Hyundai Veloster, featured in 'Ant-Man,' proves to be a tiny superhero
Hyundai executives hope the 2019 Veloster will serve not only as an attention-grabber, but also as a steppingstone to other Hyundai models as the lifestyles of its buyers change.

06/18/2018 05:01 AM
Honda homes in on target market for 2019 Insight hybrid
Honda must find a patch of real estate in the marketplace where the Insight doesn't cannibalize Honda's Accord Hybrid or Clarity plug-in hybrid, and where it can compete effectively against the Prius and challengers from Hyundai and Kia.

06/18/2018 05:01 AM
China EV startup Byton readies sedan, eyes U.S. launch
Byton, the Chinese EV startup that wants to start selling cars stateside from 2020, previewed its first sedan in a futuristic concept car.

06/18/2018 05:01 AM
GM deal with Liebherr gets fuel cells ready for takeoff
GM has entered an exclusive deal with Liebherr-Aerospace to develop a hydrogen fuel cell-powered auxiliary power unit for aircraft applications.

06/18/2018 05:30 PM
GM investing $175M to build next-gen Cadillac sedans
General Motors is investing $175 million in a mid-Michigan plant to build two of Cadillac's next-generation sedans.

06/18/2018 08:40 PM
Potential IPO for GM's self-driving unit signals progress
General Motors is going the distance with autonomous cars.

06/18/2018 07:27 PM
Tesla car fire examination to be observed by NTSB
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a technical specialist to observe Tesla's examination of a Model S that caught fire in California on Friday, the agency said in a statement Monday.

06/18/2018 05:09 PM
VW executive tally in diesel scandal grows with Stadler arrest
Rupert Stadler's arrest adds to the list of German and American executives at Volkswagen AG that have been held, charged, or both over their alleged involvement in the emissions-testing scandal.

06/18/2018 05:01 AM
Small used-car prices rise unexpectedly
Prices for small used cars are climbing to unexpected levels- a sign that demand is growing as price-sensitive consumers face dwindling options in the new-car market.

06/18/2018 04:40 PM
Tesla severance offer draws the line on worker-safety concerns
Language in a confidential severance agreement Tesla is using is likely to deter dismissed employees from going public with worker safety concerns, employment law experts said.

06/18/2018 04:22 PM
Adient scraps plan for downtown Detroit headquarters
Seating supplier Adient confirmed it will no longer move its headquarters to downtown Detroit. Adient will remain in its current headquarters in a suburb west of Detroit, a spokeswoman said Monday.

06/18/2018 05:01 AM
Lincoln's next-gen MKC to be called Corsair
Dealers were shown the Lincoln Corsair, along with the next-generation Ford Escape, Explorer, Mach 1 battery-electric crossover, a small off-road SUV and a Lincoln Continental with suicide doors late last month at a meeting in Orlando, according to...

06/18/2018 05:01 AM
Cadillac CT5 sedan, with Escala cues, takes shape
It may resemble a Dodge Charger or Dart but look closely and you'll see styling cues from the Escala concept in what is expected to be the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, a replacement for the ATS and CTS sedans.

06/18/2018 05:01 AM
Automakers burned as U.S.-China spat boils over
Fears of a full-blown global trade war moved closer to reality last week as the United States delivered on a threat to impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports,

06/18/2018 01:53 PM
Hyundai, Kia set up new regional headquarters structure in North America, Europe
Hyundai and Kia are setting up new regional headquarters organizations in North America and Europe in an effort to move decision making closer to the markets and react more quickly to changing trends and customer demand.

06/18/2018 01:23 PM
Magna forms JVs to make electric cars in China
Canadian auto parts supplier Magna said it would set up two joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle to build cars in China.

06/18/2018 05:01 AM
2019 BMW X4 crossover's longer wheelbase offers more comfort
BMW's new-generation X4 crossover manages to deliver a spirited drive.

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