Trump's first year ends with some wins, uncertainty
In January 2017, gauging whether the administration of President Donald Trump would be pro-business or populist was a challenge. One year into the administration, it still is.
Hackett urging Ford to think, act in new ways
Jim Hackett, the former furniture company CEO who expected to be spending his 60s enjoying retirement, is instead teaching a course on survival to a century-old automaker.
Nissan's ePower tech coming to U.S. vehicles
Nissan's ePower technology has been something of a sensation in Japan. Now the automaker wants to bring it to the United States.
Chevy adding dealers, not dabblers, for work trucks
General Motors plans to expand its dealer network for medium-duty commercial vehicles this year from 240 to about 400 with the introduction of Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD...
Hyundai U.S. arm poised to get more say on production
Hyundai Motor Group is going through a restructuring that will shift more decision-making power to regional markets such as North America.
How Ford plans to use its new digs in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood
The business strategy of Ford's big bet on a future of selling electric and autonomous vehicles will be devised inside a former hosiery factory in Detroit's Corktown...
Takeover target GKN raises forecast for electric driveline sales
GKN, the British auto supplier and engineering company trying to fend off a hostile bid from Melrose Industries, increased its sales forecast for its electric driveline unit.
PETA auto show protest, aimed at FCA, is misdirected
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans to protest FCA at the Detroit auto show for something one of its dealers is doing: sponsoring a long-time dog-sled race in...
Subaru aims to get serious about micro sales in world's biggest market
Subaru has a growing sense of urgency to get serious about China, where the brand is barely treading water.
Paint pro gives high marks to automakers' Detroit palettes
Part of the glitz of the Detroit auto show is the palette of colors selected and created for the occasion.
With AI digital assistant, drivers talk to their cars
The auto industry is in the early days in utilizing smart digital assistants to create unique, in-car user experiences. Here's what CES attendees see in the future.
Government shutdown would curtail auto regulators, but not NAFTA talks
The federal government shutdown could have a broad impact on automotive regulatory activities, but next week's NAFTA talks are expected to continue as scheduled.
Few concepts, but they turned heads
There were darn few pure concept vehicles at the 2018 Detroit auto show, but the ones that did appear were true conversations starters.
Zurich pulls back on some dealerships' insurance
Zurich North America no longer will offer property and casualty insurance to independent dealerships and some franchise dealerships. F&I products are not affected.
Ohio to develop smart mobility center
Ohio is planning to develop a smart mobility center to prioritize connected technologies and pave the road for autonomous vehicles in the state.
A floating car is born from the carnage of Japan's tsunami
A former employee of a Toyota subsidiary started to build a watertight EV that can float in floods, or even cruise at low speeds.
Lithium makers for EV batteries get a dedicated hedge fund
Will Smith, a former partner at Michael Hintze's investment firm CQS UK, is starting a hedge fund that will bet on companies that could gain from the expected boom in...
In China, outside contractors give GM a big hand on the plant floor
GM has deployed third-party logistics contractors inside all 17 of its joint-venture assembly plants in China to transport materials, manage nearby parts warehouses and...
PSA targets Atlanta for North American headquarters
PSA Group, steaming toward a return to the U.S. auto market, is poised to put its North American headquarters in the greater Atlanta area, Automotive News has learned.
Why Jim Hackett is wrong about Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover
Ford CEO Jim Hackett candidly admitted that he wishes the automaker still owned Volvo and JLR. It's important to remember why this didn't work out for Ford.
Trump administration losing patience over NAFTA talks, report says
The U.S. is running out of patience with Canadian and Mexican resistance to key American proposals ahead of talks next week on a new NAFTA, sources told Bloomberg.
PSA wins union backing for 1,300 domestic job cuts
PSA said it has won the backing of several unions for plans to eliminate 1,300 jobs using a new form of voluntary cuts introduced by President Emmanuel Macron.
Bosch to meet French gov't over fate of diesel injectors plant
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire will hold talks with Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner next week to address concerns about the future of the company's diesel injectors factory.
Ford faces questions from U.S. senators over 'do not drive' warning
Two senators asked the Transportation Department to explain why a "do not drive" directive issued last week by Ford is limited to about 2,900 older pickup trucks and if other...
GM avoids $1 billion stock payout as U.S. judge throws out settlement
The trust set up to handle GM's bankruptcy claims acted in bad faith in reaching a $15 million class-action settlement that would have forced the company to contribute as...
PSA to tap GM expertise in return to U.S.
France's PSA Group has found a bonus benefit in engineers from its newly acquired Opel unit.
Jeep sees banner year with new products, Manley says
While other mainstream auto brands head for sliding United States demand this year, Jeep is rolling out new models to buck the trend and bring 16 straight months of sales...
Buick's Avenir subbrand expected to grow across lineup
Buick's Avenir subbrand is poised to grow across the marque's lineup of cars and crossovers.
U.S. automaker spurs new ocean service to speed exports to Australia, New Zealand
Automakers will have another shipping option from the United States to Australia and New Zealand when Hoeegh Autoliners in March begins offering a monthly direct service from...
Continental aims for split before year-end, report says
Continental aims to float part of its business on the stock exchange before the end of the year, a German business publication reported.