Karma Automotive's U.S. venture lures global suppliers
by Lindsay Chappell on August 19, 2019 at 4:00 am
The Chinese-owned startup is up and running as a bona fide premium carmaker, with a U.S. plant, a global supply chain and a different sort of […]
In a disruptive future, carmakers need to partner with retailers
by Grace Macaluso on August 19, 2019 at 4:00 am
Carmakers and retailers should partner to weather the future forces of technology and competition.
Mahindra tests Mich. tax-break program
by Chad Livengood on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 am
A plan to hire 2,000 people at the former GM site in Flint hinges on getting incentives from a program that's nearing its cap and about to expire.
Chinese embrace Europe r&d centers as springboard
by Christiaan Hetzner on August 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm
The latest wave of design and engineering centers set up by Chinese automakers across Europe is aimed at gaining prestige, better understanding […]
Honda to pull plug on Argentina vehicle output
on August 13, 2019 at 6:53 pm
Honda Motor Co. is ending HR-V production in Argentina next year as part of a global shift in how it shares production between regions.
What's behind Great Lakes investment surge?
on August 12, 2019 at 4:00 am
It's a big year for auto industry investment in the traditional corners of the Midwest. Center for Automotive Research monitor Bernard Swiecki delves […]
New plastics mean new opportunities for Borealis in N.C.
by Lindsay Chappell on August 12, 2019 at 4:00 am
An innovation in automotive-grade thermoplastics provided the Austrian company an opportunity to pursue new U.S. business with a $15 million plant in […]
on August 12, 2019 at 4:00 am
Kansas City economic development officials are hoping to land Virgin Hyperloop One, a proposed futuristic transit project.
The rich industry shows a little weariness
by Lindsay Chappell on August 11, 2019 at 4:00 am
The auto world is starting to show signs of stress cracks and fatigue — not an outright crisis, but at least moments of self-doubt after a […]
PSA, Dongfeng to drop 2 China plants, slash work force, report says
on August 9, 2019 at 7:10 pm
Peugeot parent PSA Group and Chinese partner Dongfeng Group have agreed to cut thousands of factory jobs in China and drop two of their four joint […]
Former GM Europe boss Forster proposed as chair of Hella's shareholder committee
by David Jolley on August 19, 2019 at 12:14 pm
Carl-Peter Forster, 65, is an industry veteran who began his career with BMW, where he rose to head of manufacturing, and has led Opel, GM Europe and Tata Motors.
Russia's Yandex looks at tenfold increase in AV fleet to speed up testing
by NADEZHDA TSYDENOVA on August 19, 2019 at 11:12 am
Research published by HSBC said that Yandex's autonomous driving software put it on par with global leaders in the space and that it was catching up with Google's Waymo.
Lincoln and Cadillac pin hopes on big crossovers
by Michael Martinez on August 19, 2019 at 4:00 am
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator and Cadillac XT6, large crossovers that launched this summer within a month of each other, are the latest expressions of what their reinvented brands hope to become.
Exec warns of too much public road AV testing
by Pete Bigelow on August 19, 2019 at 4:00 am
Robbie Miller says auto and tech companies testing self-driving technology are causing crashes at rates higher than human drivers and endangering motorists and pedestrians.
‘Lifted my head, saw this horror show': Why Bernie Moreno (mostly) quit auto sales
by David Muller on August 19, 2019 at 4:00 am
A few years ago, Moreno was a thriving auto retailer with 15 dealerships and $1 billion in annual sales. He has now reassessed auto retail, and his prognosis is not good.
U.S.: Fraud made ex-NIADA leader millions
by Melissa Burden on August 19, 2019 at 4:00 am
Andrew Gabler, who resigned as president of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association earlier this year, faces bank fraud and wire fraud charges.
Crosstrek ad feels ‘kind of familiar'
by Jack Walsworth on August 19, 2019 at 4:00 am
Subaru of America's latest commercial aims to promote product longevity with its subcompact crossover.
Ram hopes diesel head start pays off as competition heightens
by Vince Bond Jr. on August 18, 2019 at 4:00 am
After earlier generations had the full-size diesel pickup segment to themselves, Ram now has to contend with rival offerings from Ford and Chevrolet.
Suppliers' party may be ending
by Dustin Walsh on August 18, 2019 at 4:00 am
Forecasters warn a combination of rising costs, falling vehicle sales and uncertainty over future technologies may end a decade of growth in the auto parts industry.
Feds: 58,000 UAW watches never handed out, but kickbacks were
by Nick Bunkley on August 18, 2019 at 4:00 am
Charges against Michael Grimes bring the scandal closer to former UAW Vice President Joe Ashton, who headed the GM department from 2010 through 2014, and current UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, Ashton's successor until 2018.