Labor

UAW to Continue GM Strike Pending Contract Ratification

October 18, 2019 at 12:07 AM

The United Auto Workers union will continue its walkout at General Motors Co. pending ratification of a new four-year labor agreement by union members next week.

Karma Debuts All-New Revero GT

Karma Automotive has succeeded its 2018 Revero sport sedan with an all-new GT model for 2020 that boasts more power and a redesigned exterior and interior, says Bob Kruse chief technology officer.

New Product

VW ID.4 Crossover EV to Start at $33,000 in U.S.

October 18, 2019 at 5:04 PM

Volkswagen AG’s upcoming ID.4 electric crossover vehicle will start at about $33,000 in the U.S.

People

Past Ford Exec Brouillette to Head Energy Dept

October 18, 2019 at 5:02 PM

Former For Motor Co. vice president Dan Brouillette has been nominated by President Donald Trump to take over as Secretary of the Dept. of Energy at the end of the year.

People

Hyundai U.S. Marketing Boss Departs

October 18, 2019 at 3:54 PM

Dean Evans, who joined Hyundai Motor Co. four years ago to head the carmaker’s U.S. marketing operations, has left the company to pursue other opportunities.

Powertrain

Mazda Readies New Diesel

October 18, 2019 at 3:20 PM

Mazda Motor Corp. is developing a new diesel engine that it will launch next year.

Sales

Truck Orders Plunge 45% for AB Volvo

October 18, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Commercial truck maker AB Volvo says orders for its vehicles dropped 45% in the third quarter.

Sales

Japan’s Carmakers Hike Incentives in S. Korea

October 18, 2019 at 2:29 PM

Japanese car brands are piling on sales incentives to reverse plummeting sales in South Korea.

Business

Renault Cuts Outlook as Sales Shrink

October 18, 2019 at 1:54 PM

Renault SA, which had expected flat income this year, now says its revenue will drop 3%-4% because of unfavorable economic conditions.

Finance

Germany Awards New Fuel Cell Contracts

October 18, 2019 at 1:43 PM

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has awarded $26 million in projects for a range of fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen stations.

Tech

Chinese Startup Readies Robotic Street Sweeper

October 18, 2019 at 12:18 PM

Yangzhou Lingtan Environmental Protection Technology has developed a self-driving street sweeper truck that the Chinese company aims to sell worldwide.

Facilities

Polestar Names 1st N. American Retail Partner

October 18, 2019 at 11:10 AM

Volvo Cars Corp.’s Polestar Polestar electric vehicle unit has selected Groupe Park Avenue in Montreal as its first retail partner in North America.

Regulatory

Toyota in “Final Phase” of U.S. Airbag Recalls

October 18, 2019 at 2:11 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 928,000 vehicles in the U.S. under the final phase of its multi-year effort to replace Takata Corp. airbag inflators that can degrade and then explode in a crash.

Economics

China’s Economic Growth Slows Further

October 18, 2019 at 1:42 AM

China says its gross domestic product expanded by 6% in the third quarter, the slowest pace since the current measure of GDP was adopted 27 years ago.