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Cars.com plans to restructure sales operations, cut staff amid investor pressure
12 Dec 2018 at 1:00pm
Cars.com, one of the auto industry's largest online shopping sites, is restructuring its sales operations and eliminating more than 100 positions amid pressure from an activist investment group.
FCA to idle Ontario minivan plant for 8 days, union says
12 Dec 2018 at 11:58am
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to idle its assembly plant in Windsor, Ont., for two weeks in the new year, according to the union representing workers there.
Nissan expands Ghosn probe to European affiliates
12 Dec 2018 at 3:15am
Nissan is poised to widen its probe into Carlos Ghosn to investigate possible misconduct at its alliance joint venture entity with Renault and a host of subsidiaries, people familiar with the matter said, in a move that could trigger more criminal...
Brazil court grants Ghosn access to Rio apartment
12 Dec 2018 at 10:19am
A Brazilian court decided that ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn or his daughter should have the right to access a contested Rio apartment to retrieve personal belongings, Reuters reported.
BMW logistics get boost from U.S. grant
12 Dec 2018 at 9:51am
A $25 million U.S. transportation grant supporting the expansion of an inland port for containers will directly benefit logistics operations at BMW in South Carolina and other manufacturers in the region.
Cadillac XT6 crossover slated to debut at Detroit auto show
12 Dec 2018 at 8:11am
The large three-row vehicle will slot between the XT5 midsize crossover and the Cadillac Escalade large SUV -- white space the brand has needed to fill for some time.
China considers delay for tech-dominance plans amid trade war, report says
12 Dec 2018 at 6:54am
China is considering plans to delay some targets in its strategy to dominate high-end technologies and to put more focus on shaping industry standards, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
VW Passat to remain on old platform, update styling, tech for 2020
12 Dec 2018 at 2:00am
The 2020 Volkswagen Passat will receive new exterior styling, more standard safety equipment and an updated instrument panel but it won't land on a new platform or feature a new powertrain as the automaker, citing the shrinking midsize car market,...
Financing concerns weigh on auto dealers in Q4, Cox survey finds
12 Dec 2018 at 6:53am
Alongside affordability challenges, high interest rates and difficulty obtaining credit for customers have clouded dealers' typically rosy outlooks, according to Cox Automotive's Dealer Sentiment Index survey.
Audi's Schot appointed CEO on permanent basis
12 Dec 2018 at 5:54am
Audi marketing expert Bram Schot will become the luxury brand's CEO on Jan. 1, making permanent a role he has held on an interim basis since June.
Renault tells Nissan not to contact its board members, report says
12 Dec 2018 at 5:04am
Renault has told alliance partner Nissan not to contact its directors ahead of a Renault board meeting on Thursday, a source told Reuters.
VW expects new EV platform to give it an edge over rivals
12 Dec 2018 at 3:59am
Volkswagen says the MEB platform that will underpin its I.D. electric-vehicle family will be even more scalable than the MQB architecture used for 80 percent of the group's combustion engine cars.
Ghosn seen as liability as French president battles elitist image
12 Dec 2018 at 3:54am
As Renault's largest shareholder, the French government might be expected to stand up for Carlos Ghosn as he fights charges in Japan that he underreported tens of millions of dollars.
Nissan spells out allegations on Ghosn to Renault
12 Dec 2018 at 3:35am
Nissan took the first comprehensive steps to share details with Renault about allegations against Carlos Ghosn in a move that may help ease a climate of suspicion that has clouded their partnership.
Hyundai promotes former BMW exec to randd chief in management shake-up
12 Dec 2018 at 3:09am
Hyundai Motor appointed Albert Biermann, a former BMW executive, as its first foreign head of research and development, raising expectations of a smooth transition of power at the family-run business empire.