New Product

Ford Readies Escape-Based Off-Roader

April 15, 2019 at 10:29 AM

The new SUV/crossover Ford Motor Co. is developing will debut about six months after the 2020 Escape compact crossover upon which it is based, says product development chief Hau Thai-Tang.

Tech

Kia Stinger, Nissan Leaf Win New J.D. Power Engineering Awards

April 15, 2019 at 9:41 AM

The Kia Stinger sedan and Nissan Leaf electric car were the highest-ranked all-new and redesigned 2018-model vehicles, respectively, in the U.S. by J.D. Power.

Regulatory

Report: Mercedes SUVs Targeted in Diesel Emission Probe

April 15, 2019 at 2:06 AM

Germany’s motor vehicle authority is investigating whether Daimler AG used illegal software in some of its SUVs to rig European emission tests, according to Bild am Sonntag.

Sales

U.S. Supplies of Unsold Cars at 20-Month High

April 15, 2019 at 1:33 AM

U.S. dealers began April with nearly 4.1 million unsold passenger vehicles—their largest inventory since July 2017, Automotive News estimates.

EV-Hybrid

VW Plans All-Electric SUV for China

April 15, 2019 at 12:42 AM

Volkswagen AG expects to launch a three-row electric SUV in China in 2021 to compete directly with Tesla Inc.’s Model X.

People

Report: Ex-Nissan Exec Munoz in Line to Be COO at Hyundai

April 15, 2019 at 12:13 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. reportedly is poised to hire former Nissan Motor Co. executive Jose Munoz to be its chief operating officer and CEO of U.S. operations.

Mobility

Singapore Teams People and Tech in "Smart Nation" Initiatives

April 13, 2019 at 12:27 PM

Thanks to strong government support, Singapore has become a leader in the development, testing and implementation of self-driving vehicles, ride-sharing, mobility-as-a-service and a host of smart city initiatives. 

Sales

Vehicle Wholesales Continue to Shrink in China

April 12, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Factory sales by Chinese car and truck makers fell 5% to 2.5 million units in March, according to the China Assn. of Automobile Manufacturers.

Production

Volvo Launches XC40 Production in China

April 12, 2019 at 3:13 PM

Volvo Car Corp. has expanded production of its XC40 small crossover, which had been built exclusively in Europe, to a plant in Luqiao, China, to meet surging demand.

Regulatory

U.S. Probes Unexpected Braking in Nissan Rogue SUVs

April 12, 2019 at 2:47 PM

U.S. regulators have opened an investigation into owner reports that their Nissan Rogue SUVs spontaneously hit the brakes.

Mobility

ZF to Show Autonomous Car in Shanghai

April 12, 2019 at 2:15 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG will unveil a new self-driving demonstration vehicle and updated driver-assist technologies at the Shanghai auto show.

Sales

VW Group Sales Fall 4%

April 12, 2019 at 1:54 PM

Volkswagen Group blames China’s slumping market for its 4% drop to 998,900 passenger and commercial vehicle sales in March.