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Last Build Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:00 EST


Italian police foil plot to steal Enzo Ferrari's body

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:15:09 EST

Italian investigators said on Tuesday they had foiled a plot to steal the body of legendary Formula One racing pioneer Enzo Ferrari and demand a ransom.

JCI CEO Molinaroli was paid $46.4 million in one month, documents say

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:11:39 EST

Alex Molinaroli, the CEO of Johnson Controls International, was paid $46.4 million for September 2016, but JCI won't disclose how much he received as head of the company in its last fiscal year.

Car shopping site CarGurus hires banks for stock offering, report says

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:31:11 EST

CarGurus, a popular website where consumers go to browse cars, has tapped investment banks for an initial public offering later this year, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Ford plans to invest an additional $350 million in Michigan plants

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:00:00 EST

Ford will add $350 million in new investments at two Michigan assembly plants on top of previously pledged spending.

GM urged by investor to create 2 share classes

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:54:12 EST

A Wall Street hedge fund proposed a plan that would split GM's common stock into two classes to help the automaker improve financial flexibility and boost the stock's value. GM rejected the idea.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox: A fine makeover with blemishes

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:22:58 EST

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, the first redesign for the nameplate in eight years, began reaching dealerships this month as the compact crossover segment stays hot.

Supreme Court case could change the game for automotive patent lawsuits

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:23:05 EST

The result of a Supreme Court case heard on Monday between two food companies may benefit the automotive industry and its technology suppliers.

AutoNews Now: China's Tencent buys 5% of Tesla

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:45:00 EST

China's Tencent buys 5% of Tesla; Ford hikes Mich. investments; VW board backs managers; GM nixes proposal for two common-stock classes; Cops foil plot to steal a Ferrari ... Enzo.

VW board backs management's handling of emissions scandal

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:20:44 EST

VW Group's supervisory board has recommended that shareholders discharge the carmaker's top management and the supervisory panel from liability for actions taken last year in connection with the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal.

Black Tesla worker says he faced racist taunts, violent threats

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:26:07 EST

A black production worker at Tesla filed a lawsuit claiming his job quickly turned from "a dream come true" to a nightmare when he was subjected to racial epithets.

Powertrain innovations rev ahead despite mpg, emissions review

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:00:00 EST

Ford's new three-cylinder engine demonstrates engineers are nowhere near done innovating.

Nissan's next-gen Leaf on deck

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:00:00 EST

The next-generation Nissan Leaf has been spotted testing, and spy photos indicate that the electric vehicle's styling will line up with the rest of the brand.

Copycat cars continue to be a Chinese art form

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:00:00 EST

Britain's Autocar is out with a compilation of great clones from China.

DaimlerChrysler, Mitsubishi partner in a doomed marriage

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST

DaimlerChrysler and Mitsubishi Motors form an alliance to design and develop cars on March 28, 2000.

Opel sees Insignia turning heads of premium buyers

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST

Opel/Vauxhall believes the improved quality and upgraded technology in the new Insignia will help it lure customers from premium equivalents such as the BMW 3 series.

Uber to withdraw from Denmark, citing regulatory changes

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:59:43 EST

Uber is closing its ride-hailing service in Denmark ahead of regulation changes it said would make its app unworkable for consumers.

Chinese tech giant Tencent takes 5% stake in Tesla

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:15:41 EST

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings has acquired a 5 percent stake in Tesla for $1.78 billion.

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST

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First Shift: Trump teases Ford plant announcement

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:30:00 EST

Trump teases Ford plant announcement; Tesla CEO's brainy new venture; Uber seeks arbitration with Waymo, resumes self-driving pilot; Volvo stays with Uber; Another AMG sales surge?

Volvo battery lab catches fire; production unaffected

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:33:42 EST

A fire broke out on Tuesday in a building housing an auto battery laboratory at Volvo Car Group's plant in Gothenburg, western Sweden, the company said.

Hertz shares bear brunt of 'freak out' over used-car price drop

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:43:35 EST

As investor concern spreads about the plunging prices of used cars in the U.S., one company and its top investor are enduring the biggest beating: Hertz and Carl Icahn.

Volvo says lab fire won't affect production

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:35:14 EST

A fire broke out on Tuesday in a building housing an auto battery laboratory at Volvo's plant in Sweden.

Hyundai's Czech workers get big pay increase

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:38:42 EST

Workers at Hyundai's Czech plant will get on average a 12 percent pay raise this year, the latest big increase at a major manufacturer in Europe's tightest labor market.

Audi speeds up SUV surge

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:55:10 EST

SUV sales could account for half of Audi's total global volume in the future, the automaker's head of sales and marketing said.

Uber wants fight with Waymo out of public view

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:48:52 EST

Uber says Alphabet's own ground rules require accusations that the ride-hailing giant stole trade secrets for autonomous cars be resolved in private arbitration and not a public court.

London black cab company will build electric vans in UK

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:49:57 EST

The London Taxi company will invest an additional 25 million pounds (29 million euros) in its new assembly plant near Coventry, England, to produce electric-powered vans alongside traditional black cabs.

Lithium next German power play?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST

BMW, Daimler and VW came together to acquire Nokia's HERE high-definition mapping unit in 2015 so will the German companies join forces to secure a sufficient supply of lithium? BMW, for one, seems willing.

Getting payment figures down to the penny

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST

With advancements in online tools for trade-in valuation and financing, could there be a day when consumers get exact payment offers via third-party sites before stepping foot in dealerships?

Bad ethics come from factory, too

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST

The tactics often employed to bully dealers to participate in manufacturers' mostly self-serving, revenue-enhancing programs are why state franchise laws are in place.

Subaru's Tribeca successor spied

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST

New spy photos give the clearest look yet at Subaru's new three-row crossover, the replacement for the discontinued and unloved Tribeca.

Customer reaction encouraged Chevy to redesign Equinox

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST

Stung by critical feedback in focus groups three years ago, GM decided to go in a different direction with the Chevy Equinox.

Audi halts A4, A5 output at German plant

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:20:34 EST

Audi will halt production of the A4 and A5 at its Ingolstadt factory this week until Thursday due to a parts shortage after a fire at a supplier. The break in production is expected to result in 5,600 fewer vehicles being built at the German plant.

France digs in as Peugeot shareholder with stake shift

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:02:45 EST

France's state holdings agency sold its stake in PSA to the Bpifrance sovereign wealth fund in a move signaling the government's intention to remain a shareholder in the automaker for years to come.

Knorr-Bremse could make further acquisitions after Haldex

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:31 EST

German supplier Knorr-Bremse could make further acquisitions worth about 500 million euros ($543 million) each, after making a bid for Sweden's brake systems maker Haldex.

Adient to work with Boeing on airplane seating

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:07:20 EST

Automotive seating supplier Adient said it will work with Boeing to explore how to improve commercial airplane seating and interiors.

Classics of tomorrow for the right price today

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST

Want to buy a reasonably priced car that stands a chance of becoming a classic? You start by acquiring something that is hot and sporty and not produced in the hundreds of thousands.

Toyota adds a bit of spice to special edition 860 coupe

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST

Toyota is throwing a little extra habanero into the 86 coupe it inherited from Scion (the former FR-S) with the 860 special edition, named for the limited run of 860 in Supernova Orange and the same number in Halo White.

Musk aims to upload, download thoughts with new venture

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:20:01 EST

Tesla founder Elon Musk has launched a company called Neuralink through which computers could merge with human brains, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

AutoNews Now: Chevy Equinox's design do-over

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST

Chevy started over on Equinox to win over underwhelmed public; Supplier fire idles Audi plant; Nissan GT-R Track Edition peek; Time for speedy Honda?; Autonomous Ubers back in S.F.

First Shift: Musk teases Model 3 in tweetstorm

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:15:00 EST

Musk teases Model 3, but downplays expectations; Uber suspends autonomous-car tests after crash; Calif. defies automakers, approves emissions rules; Lexus chases envy factor.

Uber resumes self-driving car program in San Francisco after crash

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:55:02 EST

Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies were back on the road in San Francisco on Monday after one of its self-driving cars crashed in Arizona, the ride-hailing company said.

Volvo sticks with Uber partnership

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:51:54 EST

Volvo is standing by its partnership with Uber, despite the ride-hailing company's string of public relations disasters, including a high-profile accident this weekend that led to Uber temporarily shutting down its self-driving testing program.

Car-shopping sites could start selling

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST

Executives who run third-party shopping sites are considering whether to move from consumer-research havens to platforms where people purchase vehicles.

Auto sales peak heightens risk for lenders, Moody's warns

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:27:34 EST

As auto sales have peaked in the United States, competition to finance car loans is set to intensify and drive increased credit risk for lenders.

2016 Top 150 Dealership Groups

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:25:32 EST

Zellmer wins transformation role at Porsche

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST

Porsche's U.S. chief Klaus Zellmer has been given the chance to shepherd the iconic sports car brand in the market he calls the most competitive in the world.

Gap between sales and registrations narrowed in 2016

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST

There's no clear explanation for the shift, but 2016 was marked by headlines focusing on some automakers' questionable sales practices.

Don't expect Piech to just vanish

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST

Even as Ferdinand Piech approaches 80, Keith Crain cannot imagine that he will slow down.

California's clean-air problem is a lot bigger than just Trump

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:33:34 EST

As President Donald Trump moves to roll back decades of regulation, the Golden State has positioned itself as America's bulwark of environmental protection. The reality behind that is complex.

Tesla Model 3 ramp-up aims to beat BMW, Mercedes in just 1 year

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:05:27 EST

Even the most bullish don't think Tesla can sell half a million electric cars next year. But it's still important to understand the lofty targets Elon Musk is setting, and some of the crafty ways he's trying to make it happen.