Car Sales Dip 2% in India

February 13, 2019 at 5:10 PM

January new-car sales in India declined to 280,100 units from 285,500 a year earlier, according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.


Renault Cuts €30 Million Severance Payment for Ghosn

February 13, 2019 at 4:17 PM

Renault SA’s board has voted unanimously against granting former Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn two years of severance pay worth about €30 million ($34 million).


Waymo Fares Best in Self-Driving Vehicle Disengagement Report

February 13, 2019 at 3:44 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit had the lowest ratio of “disengagements” of the 25 companies that tested autonomous vehicles in California last year.


Report: VW Balks at Investing in Ford’s Autonomy Unit

February 13, 2019 at 3:18 PM

Volkswagen AG is resisting pressure to invest at least $500 million in Ford Motor Co.’s autonomous-car unit, sources tell Reuters.


Daimler Names New Chief Financial Officer

February 13, 2019 at 2:54 PM

Daimler AG has appointed Harald Wilhelm to its management board as its chief financial officer, effective April 1.


Lexus, Porsche Top JD Power 2019 Dependability Study

February 13, 2019 at 1:53 PM

Lexus has retained its top rating for the eighth consecutive year in J.D. Power’s annual U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study.


Ford Recalls 1.5 Million F-150 Trucks with Shifter Flaw

February 13, 2019 at 1:15 PM

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1.5 million of its F-150 fullsize pickup trucks in North America to fix a problem that could make the transmission to abruptly downshift into first gear even when traveling at high speed.


Lambo SUV Adds 3D-Printed Parts

February 13, 2019 at 10:16 AM

Lamborghini SpA has begun using a pair of small 3D-printed parts in its Urus crossover vehicle.

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Tesla Model 3 Tops Consumer Reports Satisfaction Poll

February 13, 2019 at 9:35 AM

Tesla Inc.’s Model 3 electric car was deemed the most satisfying vehicle to own last year in Consumer Reports’ annual reader survey.


Toyota Corolla Hybrid Rated at 52 MPG

February 13, 2019 at 8:48 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says the Corolla hybrid compact sedan has received a 52-mpg fuel efficiency rating from the U.S.


Range Rover Gets New Engine, Mild-Hybrid Powertrain

February 13, 2019 at 8:02 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is launching a new inline-six engine and Land Rover’s first mild-hybrid system in the HST performance variant of its Range Rover Sport SUV.


Losses Deepen for Akebono Brake

February 13, 2019 at 12:44 AM

Japan’s Akebono Brake Industry Co. Ltd. predicts it will post an adjusted net loss of 19.2 billion yen ($174 million) in the fiscal year ending March 31, citing losses in the U.S.