Regulatory

U.S. Okays Probe of Sudden Braking in Nissan Rogue SUVs

September 13, 2019 at 6:11 PM

The U.S. has opened an investigation into more than 800 owner complaints that Nissan Motor Co.’s Rogue crossover vehicles may suddenly brake for no reason.

Smart Doors for Autonomous Vehicles

Continental AG’s new active entry system uses a key fob or smartphone app to recognize your approach, open the correct door and close it when you exit, says Mike Crane, head of Continental’s body and security for North America.

Sales

Car Sales Fall 31% in Spain

September 04, 2019 at 12:14 AM

New-car sales in Spain plummeted 31% to 74,500 units in August, trade group ANFAC reports.

Americas

Brazil’s CAOA May Buy Ford Factory

September 04, 2019 at 12:03 AM

CAOA—the Brazilian carmaker, Ford dealer and importer of Hyundai and Subaru vehicles—has reached a tentative deal to buy Ford Motor Co.’s assembly plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Reuters reports.

New Product

Next-Gen Juke Grows Up, Adds Tech

September 04, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Nissan Motor Co.’s redesigned Juke compact crossover vehicle is larger, better equipped and features less polarizing styling than the first-generation model that launched in 2010.

New Product

VW Confirms Brazilian-Developed Small Crossover

September 03, 2019 at 4:32 PM

Volkswagen AG says it will launch a compact crossover vehicle in South America next year.

Tech

China May Expand Pilot Tests on Methanol Fuel

September 03, 2019 at 4:24 PM

China says it may expand pilot tests of methanol-fueled vehicles, the state-owned Xinhua News Agency reports.

EV-Hybrid

Mild-Hybrid Lambo Speedster Breaks Cover

September 03, 2019 at 3:45 PM

Lamborghini SpA has taken the wraps off its Sian hypercar, which features a 48-volt mild-hybrid architecture and supercapacitor, ahead of the model’s public unveiling at next week’s Frankfurt auto show.

Business

CNH Industrial to Split in Two

September 03, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Industrial vehicle producer CNH Industrial NV plans to split in two next year in a bid to hike value.

EV-Hybrid

Report: Global EV Sales Fell 14% in July

September 03, 2019 at 2:19 PM

Worldwide deliveries of electric passenger vehicles reportedly plunged 14% to 128,000 units in July, marking the first drop in several years.

People

Faraday Taps Former Byton, BMW Exec as CEO

September 03, 2019 at 1:36 PM

Troubled electric car startup Faraday Future Inc. has hired a new CEO, launched a search for a chairman and announced plans for a trust to repay the outstanding debt of founder Jia Yueting.

Business

Japan, France Affirm Support for Renault-Nissan Alliance

September 03, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Senior representatives of the Japanese and French governments have reaffirmed their mutual support for the 20-year-old business alliance between Renault and Nissan.

Tech

Paris Readies “Noise Radar” Tech

September 03, 2019 at 12:06 PM

Paris has begun testing a device that can automatically measure a vehicle’s noise level and issue a ticket if local laws have been violated.

Labor

UAW Chooses GM as Strike Target

September 03, 2019 at 11:47 AM

The United Auto Workers Union has selected General Motors Co. as its initial strike target for this year’s labor contract talks.