Sales

CR Drops Tesla Model 3 From Recommended List

February 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Complaints by owners of Tesla Inc.’s $46,900 Model 3 electric sedan have prompted Consumer Reports to yank its “recommended” rating for the car.

Regulatory

Ford Probes Possible Emission, Fuel Economy Test Errors

February 21, 2019 at 4:50 PM

Ford Motor Co. tells Reuters it is investigating possible errors in the way it calculates emission and fuel economy figures for its U.S. vehicles.

Production

Renault May Cut Production in S. Korea

February 21, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Renault SA says its Renault Samsung Motors Co. unit will likely slash production in South Korea unless months of labor strikes end soon.

Finance

Valeo Sales Up, Profits Down in “Challenging” Year

February 21, 2019 at 4:05 PM

Acquisitions helped boost revenue for Valeo SA in 2018. But earnings plunged because of slow sales growth in China and emission-test disruptions to production in Europe.

Sales

Subaru Tops Consumer Reports Brand Ratings

February 21, 2019 at 3:26 PM

Subaru jumped six positions to top this year’s Consumer Reports brand rankings for the first time ever, displacing Hyundai Motor Co.’s Genesis luxury marque.

Economics

EU Trade Chief Upbeat on Narrow Deal with U.S.

February 21, 2019 at 12:55 PM

A trade deal between the European Union and U.S. that focuses on industrial goods could be accomplished “quite quickly,” says EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom.

Regulatory

Nissan Recalls Murano Crossovers for Brake Flaw

February 21, 2019 at 12:18 PM

Nissan Motor Co. is recalling 92,200 of its Murano crossover vehicles in the US. and Canada to fix a sticky antilock braking system valve.

Economics

VW Says U.S. Car Tariffs Would Cost It $2.8 Billion

February 21, 2019 at 11:35 AM

Volkswagen Group profits would fall by as much as €2.5 billion ($2.8 billion) if the U.S. hikes its import tariffs on cars to 25%, says CEO Herbert Diess.

New Product

Lincoln Crossover to Get Hybrid Option?

February 21, 2019 at 11:18 AM

Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln Corsair small crossover will include a hybrid variant when the vehicle debuts later this year, according to The Truth About Cars.

Facilities

BMW Plans Tech Center in Israel

February 21, 2019 at 10:36 AM

BMW AG intends to open a technical center in Tel Aviv this summer to work with software companies, startups and universities in Israel.

Mobility

Apple Files Report to NHTSA on Self-Driving-Car Project

February 21, 2019 at 10:09 AM

Apple Inc. filed a safety report to this week that offers a rare peek inside the company’s secretive autonomous vehicle test program.

Production

PSA Factory in France Adds Opel Mini-SUV

February 21, 2019 at 12:37 AM

PSA Group says its assembly plant in Poissy, France, will add a next-generation Opel/Vauxhall-branded mini-crossover model later this year.