Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteries
Toyota and Panasonic are considering jointly developing batteries for EVs, a partnership that could help the Japanese automaker in its late bid to begin EV production after...
Continental to showcase 2 battery charging systems at CES
Continental has developed two battery charging systems that aim to tackle the obstacles of range, weight and cost often associated with charging technology.
Hyundai bolsters electric car lineup to narrow gap with rivals
Hyundai Motor Group, lagging behind rivals in the introduction of electric vehicles, is stepping up plans for battery-powered cars as world governments crack down on...
Jeep reshapes iconic Wrangler with slippery brick styling
At first glance, the styling of the next-generation Wrangler doesn't appear to have changed much.
Audi will dissolve task force set up amid VW's diesel scandal
Audi will dissolve the task force it set up to investigate how many of its diesel cars have "defeat" devices designed to cheat official tests of NOx emissions, CEO Rupert...
VW captive expects profit rise in 2017 despite diesel scandal
VW's financial arm said that it expects 2017 profit will exceed a record 2.1 billion euros ($2.47 billion) in 2016, despite a diesel scandal that has rocked the industry.
Mercedes-Benz Financial launches expansion of Texas operations
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services said it will shift business operations into a new facility at its AllianceTexas operation in Fort Worth.
VW Jetta gets new look, platform in quest to win sedan shoppers
VW believes that much-improved driving dynamics, more technology and a more fuel-efficient gasoline powertrain in a redesigned Jetta that is moving onto the brand's global...
Ferrari plans production boost as supercar sales jump, report says
Ferrari plans to boost production by doubling assembly shifts to two a day in 2018 as deliveries are on pace to reach its 9,000-vehicle target a year earlier than scheduled,...
Automakers question Calif. zero-emission mandate as feds reassess mpg rules
Automakers are again challenging California's zero-emission vehicle mandate, saying it undermines the goal of a single national standard for fuel economy.
Penske buys more U.K. used-only stores
Penske Automotive Group will buy The Car People, a used-only retailer in the UK, nearly doubling its used-only operations in that market.
Volvo's Drive Me takes detour on road to full autonomy
Volvo's Drive Me autonomous driving project is taking some detours compared with promises the automaker made when it announced the program four years ago, but Volvo says the...
GM could re-enter Europe with self-driving tech or mobility services
GM could return to Europe by offering self-driving technology or mobility services, CEO Mary Barra said.
GM's crystal ball includes owner-driver model, Barra says
GM is investing heavily in ride-sharing, electric vehicles, autonomy and other mobility services in order to put customers and consumers first, and dealers will have to...
Aptiv preps new tech center in Boston
Aptiv, formerly Delphi Automotive, will open a technology center in Boston next year to expand engineering efforts and advance autonomous-vehicle programs.
Tesla wins largest Semi truck preorder yet, from PepsiCo
PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel...
Autoliv expects to complete spinoff of electronics business next year
Autoliv expects the spinoff of its electronics business to be completed next year. Its airbag and seat belt business will operate under the Autoliv name.
Cox sues CDK, cites anti-competitive practices
In a battle between two dealership vendor giants, Cox Automotive is suing CDK Global for anti-competitive business practices.
After split, Delphi looks to the future
Last week, storied auto supplier Delphi split into two separate public entities -- one focused on the headline-grabbing autonomous vehicle phenomenon, the other on the...
Hybrids are better for autonomy, Ford says
Ford countered GM's vision for a large-scale self-driving car deployment in 2019 by detailing plans to launch an autonomous hybrid in 2021 for more diverse commercial uses.
GM making big changes to lighten pickups
It would be the largest-scale automotive application of carbon fiber, whose long, labor-intensive production process and high cost relative to steel and aluminum have limited...
Lamborghini's raging bull tops our viral list
The commercial introducing Lamborghini's second-ever SUV jumped to the No. 2 spot in our list of top viral videos this week.
Uber poised to hire media agency, report says
MediaCom is poised to win media duties for Uber in North America, people with knowledge of the matter told Advertising Age.
VW expects diesel scandal costs to fall to as low as $4.7B in 2018
VW expects cash outflows of $4.7 billion to $5.9 billion next year in relation to the diesel scandal, down from nearly $20 billion this year.
Lear to acquire GPS technology company EXO Technologies
Lear said it agreed to acquire EXO Technologies, a GPS technology firm based in Israel, to boost its connected vehicle systems. Terms were not disclosed.
Genesis aiming for 85 to 90 stores
Hyundai Motor America plans to tell dealers by year end which markets it has designated for stand-alone Genesis stores, said Brian Smith, who joined the automaker from Toyota...
On recalls, Honda goes the extra mile
It took a while for Honda to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but since it did, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles...
Dealers' optimism strongest in the South
Dealers are positive about the next quarter, but that optimism varies widely by region, a Cox Automotive survey found.
Marketplace showcases GM's remote update capability
Over-the-air updates are seen as a key part of connected and autonomous vehicles, as they allow companies to refine their systems over time and provide real-time updates when...
Nissan dangles factory-to-salesperson incentive
Nissan is steering cash spiffs to dealership sales personnel this month in a bid to sell off 2017 models.