Nissan poised to widen Ghosn probe to alliance entity, European subsidiaries
Nissan is poised to widen its probe into Carlos Ghosn to investigate possible misconduct at its alliance joint venture entity with Renault and a host of subsidiaries, people familiar with the matter said, in a move that could trigger more...
Cadillac plans to unveil 3-row XT6 crossover in Detroit
The large three-row vehicle will slot between the XT5 midsize crossover and the Cadillac Escalade large SUV -- white space the brand has needed to fill for some time.
FCA to idle Ontario minivan plant for 8 days, union says
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to idle its assembly plant in Windsor, Ont., for two weeks in the new year, according to the union representing workers there.
VW to keep Passat on old platform, update styling, tech for 2020
The 2020 Volkswagen Passat will receive new exterior styling, more standard safety equipment and an updated instrument panel but it won't land on a new platform or feature a new powertrain as the automaker, citing the shrinking midsize car...
Cars.com plans to restructure sales operations, cut staff amid investor pressure
Cars.com, one of the auto industry's largest online shopping sites, is restructuring its sales operations and eliminating more than 100 positions amid pressure from an activist investment group.
Audi's Schot appointed CEO on permanent basis
Audi marketing expert Bram Schot will become the luxury brand's CEO on Jan. 1, making permanent a role he has held on an interim basis since June.
Hyundai promotes former BMW exec to r&d chief in management shake-up
Hyundai Motor appointed Albert Biermann, a former BMW executive, as its first foreign head of research and development, raising expectations of a smooth transition of power at the family-run business empire.
U.S. DOT grants will help BMW's S.C. plant, connected vehicles
A $25 million U.S. transportation grant supporting the expansion of an inland port for containers will directly benefit logistics operations at BMW in South Carolina and other manufacturers in the region.
China considers delay for tech-dominance plans amid trade war, report says
China is considering plans to delay some targets in its strategy to dominate high-end technologies and to put more focus on shaping industry standards, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
VW expects new EV platform to give it an edge over rivals
Volkswagen says the MEB platform that will underpin its I.D. electric-vehicle family will be even more scalable than the MQB architecture used for 80 percent of the group's combustion engine cars.
GM pressed by 2 senators to build all EVs for U.S. stateside
Two U.S. senators from Ohio on Tuesday asked General Motors CEO Mary Barra to commit to building all future electric vehicles for U.S. buyers at home and to provide more details of plans to cut back on car output in North America.
Ex-Ford Argentina execs convicted in torture case
An Argentine court convicted two former executives of a local Ford plant of involvement in the torture of workers during the country's dictatorship in the 1970s, victims' lawyers said, adding they may sue Ford in U.S. federal court.
Vroom collects $146 million in latest funding, eyes expansion with new hires
Upstart online used-car retailer Vroom said it raised $146 million in its latest round of funding, including a previously reported $50 million from AutoNation Inc.
Musk slams '60 Minutes' for editing comments about chairman
Tesla CEO Elon Musk criticized “60 Minutes” for editing out parts of his responses to questions about losing the role of chairman last month.
Hertz and Clear promise new solution to car rental counter hell
Hertz and Clear announced the debut of Hertz Fast Lane Powered by Clear, a service that uses biometrics to speed members through the rental car process.
Audi's Santa has midlife crisis, sheds pounds to fit into an RS 5
Santa Claus takes on a modern look in a new Audi ad that shows him shedding pounds when he endures a bit of a mid-life crisis after realizing that he can't fit into an RS 5 at his current weight.
720S Spider joins McLaren lineup
McLaren Automotive has added another flavor to its 720S lineup by adding a convertible.
Hyundai, suppliers plan $6.7 billion investment to boost fuel cell output
Hyundai and its suppliers plan to spend $6.7 billion through 2030 to raise production of fuel cells by more than 200-fold as the automaker targets to become a key player in the new-energy vehicle technology.
Cars.com pressured to perform, shake up management or sell
Starboard Value is calling on Cars.com to improve its performance or consider selling itself or making management changes, about nine months after the activist hedge fund reached a settlement agreement with the online auto-dealing platform.
BMW names new head of autonomous driving development
Alejandro Vukotich will replace Elmar Frickenstein, who has been in charge of the department since it was created in May 2016 and who will retire after a three-month handover phase in March.
Daimler to buy $23 billion of battery cells in EV push
"We set another important milestone for the electrification of our future electric vehicles," Wilko Stark, who oversees procurement and supplier quality on the board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, said.
Ford Ranger pickup rated at 23 mpg combined, best among gasoline-powered rivals
The Ford Ranger is returning next month as the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered pickup on the U.S. market.
Worthington named Ford's VP of global product development operations
The Ford executive is now responsible for leading the automaker's global vehicle programs under product development, with Graham Pearson leading product development for Asia Pacific and China.
UAW says U.S. should go beyond USMCA gains in any free-trade deal with Japan
The UAW is urging the White House to go beyond gains in the tentative United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in any free-trade agreement negotiated with Japan.
Ford goes back to the future in Detroit's Corktown
Ford has taken a giant leap into an enormous project to remake where employees think, design and create the vehicles of the future in a Detroit campus that is four years away from becoming reality.
Ford in talks with German workers about Saarlouis job cuts
Ford said it started negotiations with German worker representatives about potential job cuts at its Saarlouis plant following a decision to discontinue production of its Ford C-Max model.
Bosch rejected stock listing to raise money for industry shift to EVs, report says
Robert Bosch, the world's largest automotive supplier, discussed the merits of a potential stock market floatation with investment bankers as part of a broader funding review, but has chosen to remain unlisted, people close to the matter...
Continental will turn to software takeovers after powertrain IPO, report says
German supplier Continental is considering acquiring software makers after the flotation of its powertrain unit expected in the second half of 2019, CFO Wolfgang Schaefer told Boersen-Zeitung.
Tesla readies Model 3 for Europe launch
Tesla will start the European rollout of its Model 3 in February, putting pressure on German premium brands that have seen the Model S outsell flagship sedans such as the Mercedes-Benz S class.
Uber said to file confidentially for IPO on Lyft's heels
Like Lyft, Uber last week submitted its IPO filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.