Regulatory

U.S. Okays Probe of Sudden Braking in Nissan Rogue SUVs

September 13, 2019 at 6:11 PM

The U.S. has opened an investigation into more than 800 owner complaints that Nissan Motor Co.’s Rogue crossover vehicles may suddenly brake for no reason.

Sales

Global Car Sales Fell 4% in August

September 13, 2019 at 5:38 PM

Worldwide sales of light-duty vehicles declined 4% last month to 7.19 million units, according to market forecaster LMC Automotive.

People

Ex-Mitsubishi Strategist to Join PSA?

September 13, 2019 at 4:51 PM

Vincent Cobee, who left Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in April, is joining PSA Group, according to Reuters.

Americas

Brazilian Lithium Supplier in Talks with EV Makers

September 13, 2019 at 4:43 PM

Brazilian startup company Sigma Lithium Resources Group  says it is in talks with BMW, Tesla and Volkswagen about supplying lithium for electric vehicle batteries.

Tech

JLR Taps BlackBerry for Cybersecurity, AI Tech

September 13, 2019 at 3:59 PM

BlackBerry Ltd. is expanding its one-year-old relationship with Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. to include artificial intelligence, machine learning and cyber security technology for next-generation vehicles.

Regulatory

Ford Recalls SUVs with Sharp-Edge Seat Frames

September 13, 2019 at 12:21 PM

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 338,300 of its 2017 model Explorer SUVs in North America to fix faulty seat frames that have dangerously sharp edges.

Regulatory

Report: White House Pushes Ahead with Plan to Revoke Calif. Emission Powers

September 13, 2019 at 11:48 AM

The Trump administration reportedly aims to strip California of its right to set its own emission rules before unveiling a scheme to freeze or soften Obama-era federal pollution standards.

EV-Hybrid

Toyota Tests Improved Solar Panels to Charge EVs

September 13, 2019 at 10:48 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has begun testing a Prius Prime plug-in hybrid sedan fitted with next-generation solar panels on the hood, roof, rear window and spoiler.

Americas

Honda Relocates HR-V Output in Mexico

September 13, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Honda Motor Co. says it will move Mexican production of its HR-V small crossover next spring from El Salto, Jalisco, to Celaya, Guanajuato.

Business

New Porsche 911 Is Tops in Model Profitability

September 13, 2019 at 9:47 AM

Porsche AG’s redesigned 911 sports car contributes 29% of the company's profits, the industry's highest margin for any new model launched in 2019.

New Product

Entry-Level Caddy CT4 Revealed

September 13, 2019 at 8:52 AM

General Motors Co. took the wraps off the base and mid-range versions of the all-new CT4 sport sedan this week.

People

Genesis Hires Former Lambo Designer

September 13, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. has appointed Filippo Perini to head its Genesis luxury brand’s advanced design studio in Europe.