Economics

U.S., China Exchange New Tariff Hikes

September 02, 2019 at 1:37 AM

The U.S. began applying 15% tariffs on Sept. 1 that cover about $110 billion worth of imported Chinese goods.

Sales

Heavy-Truck Orders Slump in U.S.

September 02, 2019 at 12:31 AM

Truck freight volume is down 20% in the U.S., and year-on-year orders for new rigs plunged 69% in June and 80% in July, according to Americas Commercial Transport Research Co.

Legal

VW to Settle U.S. Mileage Claims for $97 Million

August 30, 2019 at 2:54 PM

  Volkswagen AG says it has reached an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. over inflated fuel economy ratings for 2013-2017 model cars.

Business

GM Cuts 300 Jobs in Thailand as Sales Slump

August 30, 2019 at 1:52 PM

General Motors Co. has eliminated 15% of its 1,900-member workforce in Thailand after its sales there fell 11% to 9,200 units through the first seven months of 2019.

New Product

Genesis SUV on Tap for Early 2020

August 30, 2019 at 1:49 PM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s upscale Genesis unit is on track to introduce its first SUV/crossover vehicle early next year, Genesis CEO Manfred Fitzgerald tells Motor Trend.

Regulatory

Ford Recalls Target Seat, Steering Hazards

August 30, 2019 at 1:18 PM

Ford Motor Co. is calling back 649,000 vehicles in North America to check for faulty seatback mechanisms and power steering problems.

Mobility

China’s DiDi Chuxing to Test Robo-Taxi Service

August 30, 2019 at 1:18 PM

Didi Chuxing Technology Co., China’s largest ride-hailing company, plans to launch a robo-taxi pilot program in Shanghai later this year.

Powertrain

Nissan GT-R Gets Performance Boost

August 30, 2019 at 12:46 PM

Nissan Motor Co. is giving its GT-R sports car a mid-cycle upgrade that includes new turbochargers and improved handling.

New Product

Daimler to Add EV Production in China

August 30, 2019 at 11:58 AM

Daimler AG will begin local production of its first electric vehicle in China, the EQC SUV/crossover, later this year.

Production

Toyota Plans 1-Day Shutdown in U.K. over Brexit

August 30, 2019 at 11:22 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it will suspend operations at its U.K. assembly plant for one day when Britain exits the European Union on Oct. 31.

Powertrain

VW Debuts Dual SCR Diesel Emissions Tech

August 30, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Volkswagen AG is introducing a twin-dosing selective catalytic reduction technology to reduce lower nitrogen oxide emissions in diesel-powered cars by as much as 80%. 

EV-Hybrid

Tesla Gets Waiver on China EV Tax

August 30, 2019 at 10:58 AM

China’s industry ministry says Tesla Inc. won’t be assessed the 10% import tariff that applies to other electric vehicles built outside the country.