Toyota earmarks $391 million for next era of Texas pickup production
by Larry P. Vellequette on September 17, 2019 at 6:42 pm
The automaker is pushing ahead with plans to boost efficiencies to produce the midsize Tacoma and full-size Tundra, which are moving onto a common […]
On the picket line, pleas for job security, better wages
by Lindsay VanHulle, Sarah Kominek on September 16, 2019 at 7:26 pm
For union members walking the picket lines outside General Motors' U.S. plants, the talks between the UAW and the company come down to the basics: […]
GM's first offer called for workers to pay 15% of health care tab
by Michael Martinez on September 16, 2019 at 1:55 pm
The automaker first proposed that UAW members pay 15 percent of health care costs, sources said, well below the national average of 28 percent but […]
VW'S vision for EVs gets clearer
by Larry P. Vellequette on September 16, 2019 at 4:00 am
The brand's $50 billion dollar electric makeover includes the ID4 crossover, planned for the U.S. in 2020.
Automaker's inventory high as UAW walks off the job
by Michael Martinez on September 15, 2019 at 7:58 pm
The automaker had a 77-day supply of vehicles, outpacing the industry aveage of 61 days, according to Cox Automotiv
A wrinkle for mixed materials: High cost
by Sarah Kominek on September 14, 2019 at 3:50 am
Mixing materials requires added manufacturing processes and additional investment in joining techniques.
Porsche building Taycans in a tight spot
by Urvaksh Karkaria on September 14, 2019 at 3:50 am
To build one of the most game-changing models of its lineup, Porsche first had to figure out how to fit a factory into a cramped old German […]
Head of Frankfurt auto show host steps down in middle of event
by OLIVER SACHGAU on September 13, 2019 at 3:34 pm
Bernhard Mattes, president of German auto-lobby group VDA, will leave his post by the end of the year. His resignation comes during a time […]
Ford, GM ramp up plans for electric pickups
by BEN KLAYMAN on September 13, 2019 at 10:50 am
Ford and GM have more than one reason to take chances on electric pickups -- a concept that some analysts and industry executives say could be a […]
Frankfurt show's future in doubt, report says
by David Jolley on September 13, 2019 at 10:07 am
Automakers are discussing a new format for the Frankfurt auto show that would place more emphasis on mobility concepts rather than new cars, […]
BMW should buy Jaguar Land Rover, Bernstein analysts say
by ANURAG KOTOKY on September 19, 2019 at 11:32 am
Jaguar Land Rover could massively lower its costs under the wing of a cash-rich bigger partner such as BMW, a Bernstein research note said.
Former British Leyland chief Edwardes dies at age 88
by Staff report on September 19, 2019 at 11:23 am
Sir Michael Edwardes, the head of the British Leyland automaking group during its troubled last years, has died at age 88.
GM's South Korean workers to stage partial strike, report says
on September 19, 2019 at 10:33 am
An internal note from the union representing GM workers in South Korea said partial strikes would be launched Friday and next week, Reuters reported.
Tesla Model 3, Audi e-tron earn top IIHS safety award
by Michael Martinez on September 19, 2019 at 4:01 am
Tesla Inc. earned its first award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as two electric vehicles and one fuel cell vehicle earned top honors in crash tests.
Supplier Nexteer warns of temporary layoffs due to GM strike
by Michael Martinez on September 19, 2019 at 2:08 am
The company said it would start temporary layoffs "in the coming days" without an imminent resolution to the UAW strike against GM.
U.S. DOT announces $60 million in AV research grants
by Alexa St. John on September 18, 2019 at 8:23 pm
The department's Automated Driving System Demonstration Grants will fund eight projects in seven states to test the integration of autonomous driving systems.
GM to temporarily lay off 1,200 workers at Canadian plant
on September 18, 2019 at 7:38 pm
The factory in Oshawa, Ontario, which performs final assembly of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, ran out of parts due to the UAW's strike against GM.
Brexiteer Ratcliffe promises UK jobs from Land Rover rival
by SIDDHARTH PHILIP on September 18, 2019 at 6:18 pm
The petrochemicals company Ineos is betting that its back-to-basics Grenadier off-roader will appeal to the iconic Land Rover's original core market.
VW upgrades infotainment system to include free remote start
by Larry P. Vellequette on September 18, 2019 at 5:16 pm
Most 2020 Volkswagens will come with a major infotainment upgrade that will let owners use a smartphone app to remotely start the vehicle or use it as a secure place to have packages delivered when parked.
Ford, FCA talks with UAW continue
by Michael Martinez on September 18, 2019 at 3:45 pm
UAW negotiators assigned to meet with Ford have settled more than half of all outstanding issues, a union vice president said. Talks between union and FCA bargainers are also ongoing.