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Ala., N.C. present stark differences in bid for $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda factory

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:40 EST

Alabama and North Carolina are reported to be the last candidates in the bidding for the Toyota-Mazda joint factory, presenting stark differences in their offerings.

Subaru readies special editions to mark 50 years in U.S.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:00:00 EST

Subaru of America's entire vehicle lineup will have a role in celebrating the company's 50th anniversary in the U.S.

Ford may exit some S. American markets, analyst says

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:04:20 EST

Ford is on the verge of taking dramatic action to turn around its money-losing business in South America, including possibly exiting some markets, an analyst said after meeting with two company executives.

Clear strikes and sporty notes: What people are saying about the Tesla Roadster

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:29:19 EST

Tesla's second-generation Roadster, unveiled unexpectedly last week in prototype form, boasts impressive performance stats: 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, a top speed of over 250 mph and a 620-mile range.

FCC to vote to repeal 'net neutrality' rules that threatened connected car development

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:53:32 EST

The chairman of the FCC plans to repeal a 2015 order that barred internet service providers from blocking or slowing down consumer access to web content. It appears to be a victory for automakers.

Renault will tap Pakistan market to boost growth

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:50:28 EST

Renault has signed an agreement to assemble and sell passenger vehicles in the fast-growing Pakistan market by 2019, as the automaker seeks to expand its presence in developing countries.

Aston Martin reshapes Vantage to appeal to younger buyers

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:05:36 EST

Aston Martin is pitching the new-generation Vantage to a younger customer group, helped by a radical redesign that gives the coupe greater differentiation compared with current models.

Tesla invites Model 3 reservation holders to design their cars

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:03:51 EST

Tesla started summoning non-employee Model 3 reservation holders to configure their cars, a sign of progress for the sedan plagued by production problems.

Subaru Ascent takes shape ahead of L.A. intro

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:04:18 EST

The official unveiling of the 2019 Subaru Ascent is just days away but spy photographers have spotted the three-row crossover out testing.

A look inside the Infiniti VC-Turbo engine

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:47:13 EST

The variable compression engine debuting next year in the Infiniti QX50 is a really a big deal -- a major reworking of the basic operating principles of the piston-driven internal combustion engine.

2018 Kia Stinger GT: A chatty chassis that zhooshes

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:30:00 EST

The latest addition to Kia's lineup is the 2018 Stinger. The midsize four-door hatchback aims to add more thrill to the brand's car offerings and challenge European luxury automakers for performance and refinement.

Lincoln's freshened 2019 MKC gets new mesh grille, tech

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

The freshened 2019 MKC compact crossover, due in showrooms next summer, features new infotainment and safety technology and the mesh grille found on Lincoln's newest products.

Key Safety Systems signs deal to acquire Takata for $1.6 billion

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:47:30 EST

Key Safety Systems said it signed the long awaited definitive agreement to acquire Takata for $1.6 billion. The announcement comes weeks after the formal deal was submitted in bankruptcy court.

VW, Daimler, BMW set for record production on demand from Asia

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:26:11 EST

German automakers including VW, Daimler and BMW may increase output in significantly this year from record 2016 levels, powerd by Asian demand, the VDA said.

First Shift: Lincoln updates MKC crossover for 2019

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:15:00 EST

Lincoln updates MKC crossover; Toyota warning in Ky. said to spark union interest; China's GAC seeks deeper ties with FCA; Camry, Accord ads aim to boost struggling segment.

Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou look to deepen China tie-up

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:56:41 EST

Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou Automobile are in talks to deepen their joint venture in China. This comes as officials in the world's largest car market look to relax some regulations and Guangzhou prepares to sell its Trumpchi brand in the U.S.

Ford, Mahindra open to teaming up on electric cars in India

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:39:57 EST

Ford and its Indian partner Mahindra and Mahindra could create their own EV line in India to help battle pollution from the vehicles clogging the nation's roads.

Global EV sales jump 63% as China demand surges

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:25:19 EST

Global EV sales surged 63 percent in the third quarter, largely driven by strong demand in China. The world's No.1 market accounted for more than half of sales, while Europe was the second-biggest market with 24 percent, followed by North America.

ZF's partnerships help it keep pace with megatrends

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

ZF has spent the year aggressively building up expertise and partnerships to help it capitalize on the move toward autonomous driving. Board member Peter Lake explained to Automotive News Europe how the company has been progressing.

China's Geely targets Russia market with Belarus plant

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:53:13 EST

China's Geely has teamed up with Belarus to open a plant producing vehicles targeted at the Russian market.

Giugiaro luxury EV concept shuns speed for comfort

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:14:10 EST

Giorgetto Giugiaro, famous for styling sports cars, is putting comfort before speed for his latest project, an electric four-seat sedan he is developing with a Chinese company.

James Crellin, former director of communications at GM, dies

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:10:35 EST

James Crellin, former director of communications at General Motors, where he worked for 25 years after a short career in journalism, died Nov. 4 at his home in Michigan. He was 81.

Toyota puts U.S. workers on alert: Made-in-Japan Camrys cheaper

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:19:20 EST

Toyota issued an unsettling warning to Kentucky workers building its top-selling Camry sedan: Cut costs now or face an uncertain future.

Volvo wins Uber's first robotaxi order

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

Volvo has signed a deal to sell Uber up to 24,000 cars that will become part of the ride-sharing giant's first robotaxi fleet.

Mahindra prepares 'brand journey' to launch passenger vehicles in U.S.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:35:39 EST

India's Mahindra and Mahindra, preparing to launch an off-road vehicle in the US, will take a "thoughtful" approach to marketing on-road passenger vehicles next, company officials said.

Volvo CEO credits 'safety and speed' for Uber deal

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

Volvo's deal to supply ride-hailing company Uber with XC90 SUVs that can be become fully autonomous gives the automaker an early leader in the robotaxi sector. It will benefit Volvo on many levels, CEO Hakan Samuelsson says.

Uber hit with $8.9 million fine in Colorado over unqualified drivers

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:32:25 EST

Colorado regulators fined Uber after finding the ride-services company allowed 57 people to drive with invalid driver's licenses or other offenses that would have disqualified them.

Fiat Chrysler under pressure to recall Chrysler Pacifica minivans for potential stalling issue

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:20:04 EST

The Center for Auto Safety is asking NHTSA to open an investigation and recall the Chrysler Pacifica, which the group says represents an "unreasonable risk" because of a stalling problem.

AutoNews Now: Uber buying 24,000 self-driving Volvos

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST

Uber buying 24,000 Volvos for robotaxi fleet; Mahindra details Detroit factory plans; Safety group urges Pacifica probe; Honda enlists Facebook tech; Ford plans plug-in cop car.

Ghosn determined to bring Renault, Nissan, Mitsu closer

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

Carlos Ghosn retired this year as Nissan CEO, but as CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, he's laying out strategies to make the three automakers larger and more profitable.

Ford to offer plug-in hybrid police sedan

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:45:00 EST

Starting next summer, Ford will sell a plug-in hybrid version of its Fusion-based police sedan that will have an electric range of 21 miles.

VW reorganizes German production for EVs

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:56:55 EST

VW Group is reorganizing production at its German factories to further its goal of transforming itself into a leading force in EVs.

Skoda will build EVs in Czech Republic

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:36:52 EST

Skoda will build a full-electric vehicle in the Czech Republic as part of plans for an electrified lineup

Mercedes steps up e-van push to counter Ford's StreetScooter

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:18:07 EST

Mercedes is ramping up its offering of electric delivery vans to counter the StreetScooter, a no-frills competitor from Deutsche Post and Ford.

Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:24:29 EST

Honda will use Facebook's custom-audiences tool to find car owners with defective Takata airbags.

VW raises 2020 outlook on emerging-market growth, SUVs

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:30:39 EST

VW Group raised its midterm revenue outlook on demand for new SUVs in emerging markets. The automaker also upgraded its pretax profit goal.

First Shift: Nissan to send U.S.-built Titan to China

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:30:00 EST

Nissan to export Titan from Miss. to China, exec hints at need for new U.S. plant; VW factory shuffle; Ford phasing out C-Max in U.S.; Honda Odyssey recall; Why Adient is adapting.

Tesla's magic show diverts attention away from its problems

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

Few companies can propose to take on both Freightliner and Ferrari in one night. But the dollars-and-sense business of automaking remains a deep and daily challenge for Tesla.

UK plans regulatory boost for driverless cars

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:31:41 EST

The UK's finance plan this week could include measures that will see fully self-driving cars to be on British roads in as little as three years.

How critical is the EV tax credit?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

Salespeople would be sad to see the federal tax credit on plug-in electric vehicles disappear. But they're not so sure it's necessary to keep customers interested in EVs.

In self-driving race, bet on Baidu over Waymo

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

Consultant Michael Dunne said he is betting on China's Baidu, known in the West as the Google of China, to outmanuever Waymo in the self-driving wars.

Infiniti's new turbo engine delivers fuel efficiency, performance

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

Nissan engineers have succeeded in commercializing variable compression engine technology for the new Infiniti QX50.

GM maps route to profitable EV portfolio

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

The ambitious forecasts suggest that GM has surmounted some of the cost hurdles that make electric vehicles difficult to sell at prices that are affordable to consumers and profitable to the manufacturer. But other big challenges remain.

Dude, where's my flying car?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

After a century of failed efforts to make vehicles that can soar above gridlocked traffic, the idea that such contraptions are "just around the corner" might not be so far-fetched.

PSA closes failing Berlin car sharing

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

While PSA Group works on fine-tuning its mobility services in the United States, it is learning from at least one failed operation launched in Europe.

Mercedes to open Atlanta headquarters in March

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

By next fall, about 1,000 employees of the brand's U.S. distribution arm should be back under one roof for the first time since July 2015,

Mercedes pickup aims to mimic SUVs' success

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

Daimler hopes the new Mercedes-Benz X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division by entering the booming global segment of midsize pickups.

Some early insight into Geely's Li

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

Few Westerners know more about the Chinese auto industry than Michael Dunne.

Lamborghini on the fast track to heaven?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

When you're the pope, you tend to get lavish gifts from visitors. Lamborghini just took it up a notch.

GM's parting with Russia has been such sweet sorrow

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

General Motors pulled out of Russia in 2015, but still does pretty well there.