MMC Plans $5.7 Billion Spending Spree

March 19, 2018 at 12:16 AM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. says it will spend more than 600 billion yen ($5.7 billion) through early 2020 on product development and capital investments.


NHTSA Probes Hyundai-Kia Airbag Failures

March 19, 2018 at 12:09 AM

U.S. safety officials have opened an investigation into airbag systems that may fail in as many as 425,000 Hyundai and Kia vehicles.


U.S. Would Drop Tariffs if Europe Caps Aluminum, Steel Exports

March 19, 2018 at 12:03 AM

The U.S. has advised the EU it would drop its threatened tariffs on imported aluminum and steel from Europe if the EU agrees to cap shipments of those metals at 2017 levels.


Renault to Move Clio Production to Slovenia, Turkey?

March 19, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Renault SA plans to relocate production of its Clio minicar to factories in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, and Bursa, Turkey, sources tell Reuters.


Germany’s New Transport Minister Vows Tough Stance with Carmakers

March 16, 2018 at 3:04 PM

Germany’s new transport minister says he is no “buddy” of automotive buses, describing himself as more aligned with auto workers and diesel vehicle owners.


Ford to Standardize Advanced Safety Package

March 16, 2018 at 1:06 PM

Ford Motor Co. says its new Co-Pilot360 safety package will be standard on 91% of its North American vehicle lineup by 2020.


U.S. Court Orders Lawsuit Over FCA Diesels to Proceed

March 16, 2018 at 12:25 PM

A federal district court judge in San Francisco has denied Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV’s request to drop a lawsuit that claims the company’s diesel trucks and SUVs were rigged to evade emission control laws.


Toyota Expands Use of Fuel Cell Forklifts at Japan Plant

March 16, 2018 at 12:04 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. has adde 20 fuel cell-powered forklifts at its Motomachi Plant located in Toyota City, Japan.

New Product

Lincoln Aviator SUV to Get New York Reveal

March 16, 2018 at 11:28 AM

Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln unit will take the wraps off a concept version of its upcoming Aviator crossover/SUV at the New York auto show later this month.

New Product

VW Mini-SUV Targets Markets Outside Europe

March 16, 2018 at 11:14 AM

Volkswagen AG plans to supply global markets—except for Europe—with a small SUV/crossover vehicle made initially in China.


Porsche to Invest $7 Billion in Electrification Programs

March 16, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Porsche AG plans to invest more than €6 billion ($7.4 billion) in electromobility initiatives through 2022.


Report: Toyota, Uber Mull Expanded Partnership on Self-Driving Cars

March 16, 2018 at 9:57 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is talking with Uber Technologies Inc. about using the ride-hailing company’s autonomous vehicle technology in future Toyota models in the U.S., The Nikkei reports.