Bracken retiring from Lexus, to be succeeded by deputy David Christ
David Christ, who switched from the Toyota Division to Lexus at the start of this year, will succeed his boss, Jeff Bracken, who is retiring as head of Lexus' United States...
China cuts import duty to 15% in boost for BMW, Tesla, Mercedes, Porsche
China will cut the import duty on passenger cars to 15 percent from the current 25 percent, in a boost to foreign automakers, just as the immediate threat of a trade war with...
Musk admits Tesla Model 3 braking issue, promises fix
Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted there was a braking issue with the Model 3 sedan, pointed out by Consumer Reports, and said it can be fixed with a firmware update.
Henry Ford II set forth his racing philosophy on the eve of his greatest victory
Fifty years ago, Ford was amid a glorious run of victories at Le Mans with its GT40.
Automakers to White House: Climate change is real
Automakers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of light-vehicle fuel efficiency standards, saying "climate change is real."
Fear of autonomous cars rises after high-profile fatalities, AAA survey finds
Consumer trust in self-driving cars has plummeted following high-profile roadway fatalities, with almost three-quarters of Americans now saying they are too afraid to ride in...
TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA CEO JIM LENTZ: Nervous about profits as incentives climb
Toyota's Jim Lentz sees interest-rate increases, plateuing sales and a flood of off-lease vehicles as potential drags on profitability.
PSA NORTH AMERICA CEO LARRY DOMINIQUE: Clean-sheet approach for North American return
In its return to North America, PSA is rethinking how it will retail vehicles, which brands it will sell and how it will tackle mobility, says the company's CEO for the...
SUBARU OF AMERICA CEO TOM DOLL: Another record year in view
Subaru continues on its record-setting sales roll of the past several years, as Tom Doll steps up to the role of CEO.
Germany's Grammer buying Toledo Molding & Die in $271 million deal
German auto supplier Grammer AG is more than doubling its presence in North America with the $271 million acquisition of Toledo Molding & Die Inc.
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Three steps to evolve auto retail marketing
Auto brands need to get organized and aligned internally to allow for a complete view of the customer. This is especially important today.
Uber pulls up in Japan with taxi-hailing service
Uber plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers to other taxi providers, as it seeks to expand in the country where the firm...
Taiwan's Yageo to buy U.S. electronic components firm for $740 million
Taiwan's Yageo said it would buy Pulse Electronics for $740 million, marking its biggest deal ever as it looks to expand in the United States and Europe.
EU hunts for ways to avoid U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs
The European Union scrambled to come up with a strategy to avoid American tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, signaling a readiness to accept American import quotas and to...
BP invests in tech to charge cars as quickly as filling fuel tank
BP agreed to invest $20 million in a developer of ultrafast charging for batteries, a technology the oil company believes is key for accelerating the adoption of EVs.
Martinrea opens tech center in Michigan, moves jobs from Toronto
Canadian auto supplier Martinrea launched its $26 million technical center in suburban Detroit last week.
BMW, Toyota, Ford at odds with S. Africa over production boost plan
BMW, Toyota and Ford are at odds with South Africa over its plans for them to more than double output and double their work forces in return for tax breaks.
Trump signs congressional resolution overturning auto lending rule
President Donald Trump signed into law a congressional resolution overhauling a rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that aimed to bar discrimination in...
At least 18 Jeep vehicles damaged in fire in Toledo
A fire broke out in a parking lot near the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Toledo Assembly Complex this morning, damaging a number of Jeep vehicles.
Toyota plans to roll into China's EV market in GAC vehicle
Toyota is taking an unprecedented route to meet China's stringent green car quotas: Its showrooms will sell an EV without the Japanese company's triple-oval logo and instead...
Threat of cobalt supply crunch could hinder EV growth
A burgeoning risk of a supply crunch in cobalt -- a key battery metal that has more than tripled in price in two years -- poses one of the biggest threats to forecasts for...
In Illinois, Tesla-like dreams for an EV startup, former Mitsubishi factory
Startup Rivian Automotive, steered by a 35-year-old MIT grad, paid $16 million for a mothballed car factory and its equipment in Illinois with bold plans to produce EVs.
Tesla shareholders urged to remove Musk from chairman's role
The largest proxy advisory firm is recommending that investors reject two of Tesla's board members, while also supporting a proposal to split the role of chairman and CEO.
Hyundai succumbs to pressure, scraps $8.8 billion revamp
Hyundai Motor Group has shelved a restructuring plan that would have given the son of its aging chairman more control of the conglomerate.
Downsized engines a test for GM pickups
Ford's success with its V-6 EcoBoost engines has proved that V-8 engines aren't necessarily the default choice for pickup buyers. The question now is: How low can you go?
$1 billion in payouts for supplier price-fixing
As the largest price-fixing case in U.S. history winds down, one thing is clear: Auto suppliers that conspired with competitors to rig their bids are paying a hefty price.
The power behind the throne at Volkswagen
Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the supervisory board of Porsche and head of the family that controls Volkswagen Group, touches on topics such as electrification, bureaucratic...
For Nissan in U.S. it's no pain, no gain
Following its 28 percent U.S. sales plunge in April, Nissan promises that the short-term pain will be worth the long-term gain.
That's one accessorized Nissan Armada ... or Patrol
Nissan decked out its Armada for fun -- and then called it a Patrol.
Turbo is key for Subaru's new big crossover
The 2019 Subaru Ascent, the newest nameplate in the automaker's lineup, relies on a newly developed engine and transmission.