Powertrain

Bentley Bentayga Reclaims Fastest SUV Title

February 14, 2019 at 3:20 PM

The new Bentley Bentayga Speed has a top speed of 190 mph, which edges out the Lamborghini Urus as the world’s fastest SUV/crossover.

People

Report: Ford’s CFO Will Retire at Year-End

February 14, 2019 at 2:51 PM

Bob Shanks, 66, who has been Ford Motor Co.’s chief financial officer since 2012, will retire by the end of this year, sources tell television business news channel CNBC.

EV-Hybrid

GM Launches Electric Bike Brand in Europe

February 14, 2019 at 2:18 PM

General Motors Co. says it will begin selling two styles of electric bicycles in Europe this spring under its new Ariv brand.

Business

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Hail Alliance, Dodge Talk of Nissan Chair

February 14, 2019 at 1:56 PM

The heads of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi affirmed their alliance on Thursday but avoided talk of who should be Nissan's next chairman.

Powertrain

FCA Redlines 10 Millionth Pentastar V-6

February 14, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says cumulative production of its Pentastar V-6 engines has surpassed 10 million units.

Business

Tenneco/Federal-Mogul Spinoff to be Named “Driv”

February 14, 2019 at 11:16 AM

The spinoff company resulting from Tenneco Inc.’s acquisition of Federal-Mogul Corp. last year will be called Driv Inc.

EV-Hybrid

Honda Screens In on Tiny EV

February 14, 2019 at 10:32 AM

Honda Motor Co.’s latest Urban EV concept car features a large dashboard display that stretches across the passenger cabin.

Economics

Germany Narrowly Avoids Recession

February 14, 2019 at 10:22 AM

The German economy, which shrank by 0.2% in the third quarter of 2018, posted zero growth in October-December, according to government data.

Finance

Renault’s Sales, Earnings Slide

February 14, 2019 at 9:23 AM

Renault SA reports that its revenue and net income in 2018 fell 2% to €57.4 billion ($64.8 billion) and 38% to €3.3 billion ($3.7 billion), respectively.

New Product

Audi Previews Sporty Electric Crossover

February 14, 2019 at 9:15 AM

Volkswagen AG plans to introduce a third model, a compact crossover, in its e-tron electric vehicle lineup in early 2021.

Facilities

Nissan Plans Assembly Plant in Algeria

February 14, 2019 at 1:36 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is partnering with Algerian conglomerate and local Nissan distributor Groupe Hasnaoui to build cars and light commercial vehicles for the African market.

Economics

Trump May Let China Trade Deal Deadline Slip

February 14, 2019 at 12:51 AM

President Donald Trump says he might extend the March 1 deadline for a trade deal between the U.S. and China if the two sides appear to be close to a “real deal.”