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Sonic warns of earnings hit on 'lower' BMW, Honda spiffs
17 Jul 2018 at 6:41pm
The country's fifth-largest dealership group said lower incentives from automakers will hurt overall profits.
How to fix Tesla's woes: Reach out to Detroit
17 Jul 2018 at 10:15am
One way Tesla can fix its myriad production woes is to hire retired automotive manufacturing engineers to overhaul its troubled California assembly plant.
Europe seeks talks with Trump over auto tariffs, report says
17 Jul 2018 at 11:49am
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet President Trump in Washington next week to explore the possibility of starting negotiations on reducing car tariffs for several key trade partners, Bloomberg reported, citing people with...
PSA Group eyes 15 possible states for sales
17 Jul 2018 at 2:38pm
PSA Group has narrowed to 15 states its top picks as possible points of entry for U.S. sales as the French carmaker continues to develop its return to North America.
Bridge promises new trade gateway for automakers in U.S., Canada
17 Jul 2018 at 1:17pm
The groundbreaking for a major bridge between Canada and the U.S. signaled the beginning of a project that will ultimately open a new gateway for automotive trade between the countries.
Automakers unite to oppose tariffs but worry administration has mind made up
17 Jul 2018 at 2:08pm
The auto industry plans a full-court press this week to inform Congress about how the Trump administration is unfairly exploring possible light-vehicle tariffs, and whether the White House is abusing its trade authority.
Subaru's redesigned '20 Legacy spotted
17 Jul 2018 at 10:19am
The redesigned 2020 Subaru Legacy is poised to be the next model designed and engineered off the brand's new global platform.
Acura adds A-Spec package to MDX for 2019
17 Jul 2018 at 10:27am
Acura is making several updates and offering a new A-Spec trim package on the MDX crossover for 2019. The changes are fairly minor -- new interior trim wood, standard four-way power lumbar adjustments for the front seats and five new exterior colors.
AutoGravity CEO Andy Hinrichs departs
17 Jul 2018 at 10:26am
AutoGravity co-founder Andy Hinrichs has left the company to pursue other opportunities. He will be replaced by Alex Mallmann, former head of Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance China.
EPA's new chief to meet California regulator over emissions, mpg goals
17 Jul 2018 at 12:49pm
California's top air-quality official will meet with the EPA's new acting chief on Tuesday, the first meeting between two regulators who disagree over the Trump administration's plan to weaken light-vehicle fuel efficiency regulations.
Tesla Model 3 critic flips view, sees possible 30% profit margin
17 Jul 2018 at 5:26am
The rollout of Tesla's Model 3 electric sedan over the last year was plagued by delays and doubts over whether it could ever be profitable. Now, one of the car's early critics has changed his view.
VW Group names Porsche exec as strategy chief
16 Jul 2018 at 10:01pm
Volkswagen AG named Porsche executive Juergen Rittersberger as its new head of strategy. He replaces Thomas Sedran, who will lead the group's commercial vehicles division.
Self-driving bill critics oppose maneuver to clear Senate
17 Jul 2018 at 5:13am
Safety and consumer advocates are urging senators to reject a parliamentary maneuver to secure passage for stalled legislation governing self-driving cars.
Mobiliti acquires subscription service Condor Detroit
17 Jul 2018 at 4:51am
In a push to expand its subscription offerings as it makes its foray into Michigan, app-based Mobiliti has acquired subscription service Condor Detroit.
U.S. online travel giant invests $500 million in China's Didi
17 Jul 2018 at 4:23am
Chinese ride-hailing app Didi has received a $500 million investment from U.S. travel firm Booking Holdings, in a boost for its aggressive plan to enter new markets outside of China.