Tesla: A distraction from desperation?
Few companies can propose to take on both Freightliner and Ferrari in one night. But the dollars-and-sense business of automaking remains a deep and daily challenge for Tesla.
AutoNation's Jackson: 'I feel like the Cheshire cat'
Where do vanishing new-vehicle profits, a slumping U.S.
Dude, where's my flying car?
After a century of failed efforts to make vehicles that can soar above gridlocked traffic, the idea that such contraptions are "just around the corner" might not be so...
Volvo turns up the heat on Tesla
Volvo may be the one brand that can usurp Tesla's reign as the king of cool electric cars.
Nissan hints at building new U.S. assembly plant
Nissan is squeezing all it can from its U.S.
Infiniti plays with power
Nissan engineers have succeeded in commercializing variable compression engine technology for the new Infiniti QX50.
GM maps route to profitable EVs
The ambitious forecasts suggest that GM has surmounted some of the cost hurdles that make electric vehicles difficult to sell at prices that are affordable to consumers and...
Camry, Accord ready to rumble
The marketing efforts underway at Toyota and Honda aren't just about the horse race or bragging rights.
Economists expect sales of used cars to rise in '18
In contrast to new-vehicle sales, U.S. used-vehicle sales will rise in 2018, even as prices soften, on rising volumes of off-lease vehicles, economists forecast.
How critical is the EV tax credit?
Salespeople would be sad to see the federal tax credit on plug-in electric vehicles disappear. But they're not so sure it's necessary to keep customers interested in EVs.
NAFTA defense strategies face political pitfalls
The business community may have some options in trying to save the North American Free Trade Agreement from potential termination at the hands of President Donald Trump.
Mexico, Canada shun U.S. demands for higher auto content under NAFTA
Divisions over updating NAFTA showed no sign of easing on Sunday as Mexico and Canada signaled they would not offer counterproposals to American demands for far stronger...
Waymo sketches out long-range business plan
The first fully self-driving cars will be in ride-hailing fleets, which Waymo says will lead to learning more about the tech and how consumers use it.
Honda recalls 900,000 minivans to inspect, repair tip-prone seats
Honda is recalling about 900,000 minivans because second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched after being adjusted.
How factory can help turn browsers into buyers
A study points to a lack of coordination between automakers and retailers on presenting inventory, messaging, search engine marketing and website layouts.
Musk reopens fundraising playbook to launch Semi, Roadster
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is turning to a tried-and-true source of financing for his unprofitable car company -- paying customers willing to wait years for delivery of shiny new...
VW to spend over $40B on EVs, autonomy push
Volkswagen approved an unprecedented five-year spending plan that aims to further the company's goal of transforming itself into a leading force in electric vehicles and...
Ford dropping C-Max in U.S.
Ford's decision ends a six-year run for a once-promising nameplate doomed by sluggish electrified vehicle demand and overstated mileage claims.
Two-thirds of U.S. vehicles with Takata airbags still not fixed
Nearly two-thirds of vehicles in the United States with defective Takata airbag inflators remain unrepaired as automakers have made varying degrees of progress addressing the...
Nissan will send U.S.-built Titans to China
Nissan will ship the U.S.-built Titan pickup to China as the company and its Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance explore more commercial opportunities around the world.
U.S. rejects Ford, Mazda petitions to delay recall of Takata airbags
NHTSA turned down a petition by Ford and Mazda to delay -- for additional testing -- the recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective airbag inflators made...
Jay Amestoy, retired head of PR for Mazda, dies after lengthy illness
Jay Amestoy, who spent more than two decades at the public relations helm at Mazda North America and previously worked in public relations for Volkswagen Group of America,...
Toyota plots return to EVs, this time in Asia
Selling EVs in China and India will mark the return of Toyota into the battery-powered market after halting production of the electric RAV4 in 2014.
U.S. chamber warns Trump of political pain over NAFTA's demise
The lead negotiators for the three NAFTA countries joined the latest round of talks as the Chamber of Commerce warned that an American pullout would hit hardest some key...
Wall Street ponders impact of Tesla Semi, Roadster
The features of Tesla's new Semi truck steamrolled Wall Street expectations, with an estimated 500-mile driving range that was almost double what analysts had modeled.
Ford plans $885 million outlay to build key crossover in Spain
Ford will invest more than 750 million euros ($885 million) in its Spanish plant in the eastern region of Valencia to produce the next-generation Kuga crossover.
Tesla aims to upend commercial trucking with electric Semi
The EV maker says the Semi formally unveiled Thursday will provide "a far better experience" for long-haul truck operators, while enhancing safety and slicing cargo transport...
Kia prices Stinger sport sedan from $32,800
Kia is adopting competitive pricing on the rwd Stinger to help establish a foothold in the competitive compact luxury sport sedan market.
Facebook updates ad features to convert mobile shoppers
Facebook has updated two of the platform's ad tools to better serve the auto industry in its quest to reach mobile shoppers.
Lear CEO Simoncini resigns; seating boss Ray Scott is successor
Lear CEO Matt Simoncini is stepping down, effective Feb. 28, ending a six-year run in the company's top job.