Economics

China Rethinks China-First Industry Policy

December 13, 2018 at 12:20 AM

China is poised to delay its aim to dominate in manufacturing by 2025 and instead grant easier access for foreign companies.

Regulatory

Toyota to Replace Airbag Inflators in 65,000 Cars, Again

December 12, 2018 at 5:47 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 65,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the U.S. to again replace airbag inflators that might explode in a crash.

Sales

Domestic Brands Suffer as China Car Sales Sink

December 12, 2018 at 5:04 PM

China’s domestic carmakers are taking the brunt of the country’s new-car sales slump, according to The Nikkei.

Business

Renault to Nissan: Don’t Talk to Our Board Members

December 12, 2018 at 3:33 PM

Renault SA has cautioned alliance partner Nissan Motor Co. not to contact its directors to review evidence that former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn failed to declare €38 million ($43 million) in pay.

New Product

Chevy Silverado to Pace Daytona 500

December 12, 2018 at 2:12 PM

A 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., will serve as the pace vehicle for next year’s Daytona 500 race.

Tech

Audi Readies “Immersive” Entertainment System

December 12, 2018 at 1:47 PM

Audi AG is developing a next-generation infotainment technology that the carmaker hails as an “immersive” experience.

Facilities

Ohio Senators Urge GM to Make EVs in U.S

December 12, 2018 at 1:22 PM

The two senators from Ohio are urging General Motors Co. to use domestic factories to build whatever electric cars they sell in the U.S.

Tech

New SEAT SUV Brakes for Cyclists

December 12, 2018 at 1:15 PM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit is introducing a new safety system on the 2019 Tarraco SUV/crossover vehicle to help prevent collisions with bicyclists.

New Product

Next-Gen Corvette a No-Go for Detroit Auto Show

December 12, 2018 at 12:36 PM

The all-new Chevrolet Corvette won’t be revealed at next month’s Detroit auto show as had previously been speculated.

Powertrain

Aston Martin Revs Up Valkyrie V-12 Engine

December 12, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. has released a teaser video that indicates the naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 engine for the upcoming Valkyrie hypercar will generate 1,000 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque.

Legal

Nissan to Widen Ghosn Probe

December 12, 2018 at 10:52 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is preparing to widen its investigation into financial wrongdoing by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn to include the company’s alliance with Renault SA and its subsidiaries.

People

Audi Makes Schot Its Official CEO

December 12, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Volkswagen Group’s Audi has named interim CEO Abraham Schot to become its permanent CEO on Jan. 1.