Takata files for bankruptcy, agrees to be acquired by Key Safety
Takata filed for bankruptcy protection, saying it would sell most of it assets to Key Safety for $1.59 billion.
Next-gen BMW X3 to be lighter, offer M Performance trim
The redesigned 2018 BMW X3 will go on sale at U.S. dealerships in November underpinned by a new architecture and with a new M Performance model.
Plenty to watch in last half of '17
Several old-fashioned U.S. sales races are shaping up to keep the second half of 2017 lively.
Body-on-frame trucks refuse to die
Think body-on-frame trucks are relics of the past? Nope. They're wildly popular, and profitable.
Waymo inks deal for Avis to manage self-driving car fleet
Waymo has reached an agreement for Avis to manage its fleet of autonomous vehicles.
Fire foils Subaru's image makeover
Subaru wanted to shine at Nurburgring, but its disappointment illustrates a point: Reshaping a brand identity is tough.
Tesla expands borrowing capacity as it works to launch Model 3
Tesla boosted its ability to borrow for the second time in about six months, as CEO Elon Musk spends heavily to bring his cheapest electric car yet to market.
Suppliers prepare for self-driving bonanza
In 2020, automakers are expected to produce nearly 86 million vehicles equipped with collision-avoidance systems.
Mexican auto suppliers strategize for NAFTA talks
While President Donald Trump points the finger at automakers making cars south of the border, the Mexican auto parts sector has even more at stake.
Ford cuts the small car down to size
Starting next year, Ford will go about a year without building a single Focus for North America — and the market may not even notice.
Legends of retail: Rick Hendrick
The megadealer's triumphs and tragedy inspire a museum devoted to his family.
Mercedes gives dealers more advertising leeway
Dealers can now focus their local promotions on any business line, not just new-car sales.
Manheim's Webb reflects on a four-decade career
On the eve of his retirement, Tom Webb, Manheim's chief economist, reflects on a four-decade auto industry career.
Carvana notches wins on Wall Street
The used-car retailer, known for its vending machines, says it has a clear path to profitability and a strong brand that's making an impression.
Sales, service and the occasional wedding
Lexus Escondido in California is the centerpiece of a 326,000-square-foot facility that includes a restaurant, art gallery and event space.
ZF and Hella seek 'easy and open' alliance
The deal, which focuses on radar and camera technology critical to self-driving vehicles, is "three sheets of paper," says ZF CEO Stefan Sommer.
Why used-car pricing indexes vary
Manheim's used-vehicle price index suggests that used prices are rising. Why is this key indicator diverging from other important pricing indexes?
How Ford pulled up its quality score
The Ford brand achieved its highest initial-quality mark since the J.D. Power study started 30 years ago.
Larry P. Vellequette
FCA tries to dodge Demon responsibility
It seems I have some company when it comes to concern over how the general public will use/misuse the 840-hp Dodge Demon when it arrives later this year.
More conventional shape for Nissan Leaf
The 2018 Nissan Leaf, the second generation of the five-door battery-powered hatchback, is losing some of the dramatic styling on the original model.
Can Volvo's Polestar capture that Tesla magic?
The spinoff of Polestar could help the new performance brand escape Volvo's reputation for practicality.
Audi top management criticized in internal dossier, paper says
Audi's executive board, including CEO Rupert Stadler, shows no signs of being ready for a fresh start after the brand became embroiled in VW Group's diesel scandal, company...
Can Amazon talk its way into autos?
Amazon aims to rapidly expand its presence in the auto industry through Alexa, its voice-enabled intelligent personal assistant.
Cybersecurity push may tie up autonomous-car legislation
Two senators are pushing for mandatory federal standards to defend vehicles against hackers. Automakers want a more flexible approach.
FCA tweaks trims on 3 sagging vehicles
The changes come as FCA seeks to keep consumers interested in what is the oldest product lineup of any major automaker.
GM settles with 203 plaintiffs over ignition switches
GM agreed to settle federal lawsuits by as many as 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches. The accord could also resolve hundreds of state court claims.
Ford's China move casts new cloud on Mexican carmaking
A second U-turn this year by Ford in Mexico has raised the specter of Chinese competition for local carmaking, adding more economic and political pressure on the industry.
Tesla, others seek ways to keep drivers' hands on wheel
Automakers are using tiny cameras, sensors to track drooping heads, steering wheel monitors and audible alerts to ensure drivers pay attention when using advanced driver...
Alfa Romeo won't use incentives as brand puts panache over sales
Alfa Romeo's global brand chief says he won't cut prices to meet lofty U.S. sales goals, because he insists FCA isn't setting such targets.
Mitsubishi eyes Renault-Nissan resources to grow in U.S., China
Mitsubishi wants to tap the Renault-Nissan "toolbox" to unlock sales growth in the world's two biggest auto markets: the U.S. and China.