Chevy to drop Sonic, further scaling back passenger cars
by Hannah Lutz on July 8, 2020 at 4:06 pm
By discontinuing the Sonic, Chevy pares its passenger car lineup to only the Malibu and Spark.
GM's Engle to depart, Carlisle to lead North America
by Hannah Lutz on July 8, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Barry Engle is leaving to pursue his goal of becoming a CEO after spending just 15 months in charge of North America. Cadillac chief Steve Carlisle […]
Mexico auto production, exports recover sharply in June from May
on July 7, 2020 at 1:04 pm
The Mexican Automotive Industry Association estimated that production of light autos could fall between 28-30 percent in 2020, while exports may […]
Ford promises carbon neutrality by 2050
on July 6, 2020 at 4:00 am
The automaker said in its 21st annual Sustainability Report that it would offset all of its carbon emissions around the world by 2050.
Texas workers urge GM plant closure as virus surges
by Bloomberg on July 6, 2020 at 4:00 am
Concerned about the rapidly rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Texas, UAW workers have asked for the temporary closure of the GM SUV plant […]
Ram's next hurdle: Holding on to quality
by Vince Bond Jr. on July 6, 2020 at 4:00 am
FCA's pickup brand jumped to third in this year's J.D. Power study, even though the Ram lineup is new and contains a lot of technology that can ding […]
The British are coming — with familiar-looking 4X4
by Richard Truett on July 4, 2020 at 4:00 am
A new entry into the SUV market, Ineos, hopes its Grenadier SUV appeals to Land Rover fans.
Coalition urges Congress to expand consumers' vehicle data control
by Krystal Hur on July 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm
In the letter, the coalition asked Congress to reject the five-year federal preemption on state actions regarding telematics data-sharing that the […]
Fuel cell partnership pivots to sanitizer
on June 29, 2020 at 4:00 am
The joint fuel cell operation run by General Motors and Honda is producing 12,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to keep the automakers' facilities and […]
Toyota ramps up Japan plants to fuel the U.S. market comeback
by Hans Greimel on June 28, 2020 at 4:00 am
Toyota is firing up its Japanese factories to near-normal production levels and prioritizing exports to the U.S. amid tight inventories as customers […]
Tesla slashes Model Y price by $3,000 as pandemic upends market
by CRAIG TRUDELL on July 12, 2020 at 11:41 am
The crossover, just launched in March, is now priced from $51,190, including destination charges, down nearly 6 percent from a previous price of $54,190, becoming the fourth Tesla model to undergo a price cut in three months.
U.S. sales scorecard: Key races
on July 12, 2020 at 4:00 am
U.S. auto sales rebounded in May and June, but not enough to overcome abysmal results in March and April. Here’s how the first 6 months of 2020 compare with last year.
Minivan competition intensifies as segment keeps shrinking
by Vince Bond Jr. on July 12, 2020 at 4:00 am
Conquest opportunities may be slim, but the few brands still selling minivans are working to stand out with bolder styling, hybrid engines and all-wheel-drive capability.
Toyota moves Lexus LS to a higher level of automation
by Hans Greimel on July 12, 2020 at 4:00 am
The Japanese automaker is readying its most advanced automated driving system yet for the refreshed Lexus LS later this year, as it chases rivals with automated passing function for highway driving.
GM cuts shift at pickup plant for absenteeism due to COVID-19
by Hannah Lutz on July 11, 2020 at 5:03 pm
The production pullback, which is likely to result in about 1,250 temporary layoffs, is related to worker absenteeism, not low demand for the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon made at the Wentzville, Mo., factory, GM said.
Glimmer of sales hope for luxury brands?
by Urvaksh Karkaria on July 11, 2020 at 4:00 am
U.S. luxury brand sales are showing signs of recovery.
A frame job: Morgan moves to a new architecture after 84 years
by Richard Truett on July 11, 2020 at 4:00 am
The company last week built its last steel-framed sports car, after a run with the rugged platform that set a world record.
Consumer credit roiled by COVID-19
by Jackie Charniga on July 11, 2020 at 4:00 am
The pandemic has made it more difficult for lenders to determine credit-worthiness and harder for subprime borrowers to buy cars.
VW diesel scandal exec could finish prison term in Germany, report says
by Larry P. Vellequette on July 10, 2020 at 9:52 pm
Oliver Schmidt is expected to appear before a federal magistrate next week on his request to finish his seven-year prison sentence in his native Germany for his key role in VW's diesel emissions scandal, the Detroit News reported.
Toyota says it no longer employs staff shown mocking Floyd death
by CHESTER DAWSON on July 10, 2020 at 7:31 pm
The Japanese automaker would not provide details, but said it takes allegations of workplace racism seriously and that the individuals no longer work at an Indiana factory.