U.S. accuses China of continuing IP theft amid trade war
The U.S. accused China of continuing a state-backed campaign of intellectual property and technology theft even as the world's two largest economies have descended into a tit-for-tat tariff war.
Volvo's surprise for the L.A. show? No cars
Volvo will break with auto show tradition in Los Angeles, where it will not have a single car on its stand. The idea is to underline that the disruption the industry is undergoing requires a fresh approach.
U.S. watchdog fines Santander $11.8 million over misleading loans, insurance
Santander Consumer USA, a leading subprime auto lender, will pay $11.8 million to settle claims that it misled customers about the cost and terms of auto loans and insurance.
Honda hopes Grinch holiday ad campaign helps boost U.S. sales
Honda aims to break through traditional holiday advertising, with the Grinch hacking its annual holiday campaign and social media accounts.
Subaru chooses Crosstrek for first plug-in hybrid
Subaru seeks to electrify at the Los Angeles Auto Show with the brand's first plug-in hybrid, a gasoline-electric version of the Crosstrek that arrives in U.S. dealerships by year end.
Trump invites German car CEOs to White House for trade talks, report says
The Trump administration has invited the CEOs of three German automakers for talks at the White House as European and U.S. officials try to negotiate a new trade agreement, Bloomberg reported
Black Friday is breathing life back into the 0% auto loan
The zero-percent auto loan is making a comeback, though it's probably going to last only as long as the holidays.
Mexico expects U.S. to begin lifting tariffs with trade deal signing
It was not immediately clear whether tariffs against Canada would also be lifted after Canada, Mexico and the United States sign the revamped trade deal, slated to happen this month.
Musk reopens door to Daimler with vow to inquire on electric van
Elon Musk floated the idea of working with a familiar ally on electric work vans after being guilt-tripped on Twitter for using fuel-burning vehicles to service Tesla models.
Colorado adopts California clean-car standard
Colorado has become the 13th state, along with the District of Columbia, to adopt low-emission vehicle standards based on those of California. The state's dealer group criticized the decision as a misguided interference in the free market.
GM on pickup mpg: 'Don't look at the label'
GM argues that EPA fuel economy ratings for its 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine don't tell the whole story.
Industry on edge with trade pact signing near
Provisional agreement on a new North American trade pact was supposed to reduce economic uncertainty for the industry after months of acrimonious negotiations. But less than two weeks before the official signing of the U.S.
Ford aims to simplify -- again
Reducing the number of side-mirror configurations on the Explorer is a small change but a telling example of how Ford let itself fall back out of shape after tiptoeing around bankruptcy -- and the sort of bloat CEO Jim Hackett sees as a...
Zotye's U.S. goal: No-hassle retailing
Chinese automaker Zotye has begun signing up U.S. retailers and plans to "really shake things up" when it comes to factory-dealer norms.
Used-vehicle space ripe for innovation
The need for traditional dealers to get innovative in the pre-owned space was apparent at the 2018 Used Car Week annual event in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The gang that couldn't deregulate straight
The White House doesn't seem to know how to kill regulations it doesn't like.
Mali to produce lithium by 2020 after 694,000 tons discovered
Mali is on track to start lithium production by 2020 following the discovery of exploitable reserves, a senior mines ministry official told Reuters.
What JCI sale isn't: Prelude to a leap into EV batteries
JCI's big battery unit just sold for billions -- and believe it or not, electric vehicles are not where the future action is.
Online auctions key to wholesalers' future
Online auctions and the digital tools that accompany them are key to vehicle wholesalers' futures.
Penske, Lithia to workers: Get a physical, save money
Penske Automotive Group Inc. and other public retailers are offering financial rewards to employees and their spouses for things like getting a physical or completing biometric screenings.
Can quieter Corolla make some noise?
The redesigned Corolla must prove it can deliver more stability and power to Toyota's U.S. car sales, which are down 11 percent this year.
VW: $50 billion for EVs, mobility
Volkswagen plans to spend about €44 billion ($50 billion) over the next five years on a comprehensive electrified mobility strategy that includes making at least 15 million battery-powered autos and further research into autonomous...
Honda manager tackles new terrain
In a rare move, Honda chose someone from its powersports division to lead manufacturing for a car, the third-generation Insight.
AutoNation and Scott Painter patch things up
After a public feud over customer-data access led to a severed contract, AutoNation and TrueCar made amends. Now, the dealership group is giving ex-TrueCar CEO Scott Painter a second chance.
LAMBORGHINI'S STEFANO DOMENICALI: Challenges ahead
Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali is wrestling with how to shape the company's fourth product
PSA'S CARLOS TAVARES: French automaker on track with U.S. plans
The French automaker, PSA group, is on track with its plans to return to the U.S. through its newly created PSA North America.
While the novelty wears off for most retro-styled cars, Challenger powers on
Everything old may be new again, but eventually, everything that's new again grows old. Except, perhaps, for the Dodge Challenger.
Who's watching the watchers?
Onboard cameras are beginning to watch drivers to make sure they have their eyes on the road. Is this a Pandora's box of privacy issues?
Mulally: EVs are fun, but 'make no sense'
Former Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally, speaking at the National Auto Auction Association's annual convention, knocked tax credits and mandates for EVs as ineffective policy tools.
Ford, Toyota recognized for commitment to diversity
Rainbow Coalition President Jesse Jackson said Toyota "seems to have the idea that doing business with us is good for business, not the cost of doing business."