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Renault talks with Nissan about Fiat Chrysler merge proposal

Fiat Chrysler’s proposal to merge with Renault has been presented to Nissan, adding another big question to the list of uncertainties facing the Japanese automaker.


Motley Fool: Around the block with Ford

Ford is working on improving manufacturing efficiency and focusing on higher-margin products.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

GM now top automaker in Mexico as it idles U.S. factories

GM said its boost in production is to meet the strong demand for SUV and pickups, as sedans have fallen out of buyers’ favor.


Japanese Nissan executive tapped to replace Ghosn as CEO

Carlos Ghosn, who leads Nissan and Renault, has tapped Hiroto Saikawa, a veteran Japanese executive at Nissan, to replace him as chief executive at the Japanese automaker, although Ghosn will …


GM announces $1B factory investment, new jobs

General Motors will make a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,500 jobs.


GM sees higher profit in ‘17, plans $5 billion share buyback

General Motors forecast profit will rise to as much as $6.50 a share in 2017 after meeting the high end of last year’s target, enabling the largest U.S. automaker to …


GM to move production of GMC Terrain to Mexico from Canada

General Motors will move production of its revamped GMC Terrain to Mexico from Canada and expand production of the Ontario plant’s Chevrolet Equinox, reflecting the growing popularity of compact sport …


Ford’s move benefits robots, not workers

Ford’s investment plans highlight how the auto industry is at the vanguard of this brave new robotic world. But make no mistake: The rest of us should be looking over …


Ford recalls 680,000 cars; seat belts may not hold in crash

Ford is recalling more than 680,000 midsize sedans mainly in North America because the front seat belts may not hold people in a crash.


Electric car factory planned in Arizona to have 2,000 workers

Electric car maker Lucid Motors said Tuesday it will build a manufacturing plant in Arizona that will begin production in 2018 as it looks to compete in the fast-growing market …


Toyota recalling 834,000 Sienna minivans in North America

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 834,000 Toyota Sienna minivans in North America because the sliding doors could open while the vehicle is moving.


VW goes on offensive in crisis pushback, expanding SUV and E-car line

Volkswagen is going on the offensive in North America, challenging the likes of General Motors and Ford with a wave of new sport utility vehicles and battery-powered cars.


Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs, cutting costs after scandal

Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on …


Tesla to buy German manufacturing engineering firm

Tesla Motors says it has agreed to buy a German engineering company to help automate its electric car manufacturing.


AutoNation targets used-car market with new no-haggle prices

Used-car buyers want no-haggle prices and a brand they can trust, AutoNation’s research shows. So the country’s largest auto retailer on Friday rolled out a “one price” strategy and a …


BMW recalls over 154K vehicles because engines could stall

BMW is recalling more than 154,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a wiring problem that can cause engines to stall.


Germany tells Tesla to stop using ‘Autopilot’ in its sales pitch

Germany’s transport minister told Tesla to cease using the Autopilot name to market its cars in that country, under the theory that the name suggests the cars can drive themselves …


GM offers debit cards or longer warranties in mileage case

People who bought or leased 2016 General Motors SUVs with overstated gas mileage on the window sticker will be getting compensated, the automaker says.


Fiat Chrysler recalls 500,000 Jeeps; air bags may not work

Fiat Chrysler is recalling about a half-million Jeep Wrangler SUVs worldwide because the driver’s air bag may not inflate in a crash.


Honda reports quarterly loss on strong yen, air-bag recall

Honda Motor Co. is reporting a 93.4 billion yen ($860 million) loss for January-March, as the Japanese automaker is hit by costs for a massive air-bag recall and an unfavorable …


Subaru tells some Legacy, Outback owners: Don’t drive them

Subaru is telling owners of some newer Legacy and Outback vehicles not to drive them because the steering can fail.


Volkswagen board might OK execs’ work despite scandal

Volkswagen’s board of directors has recommended shareholders formally approve the work of the company’s top management team for last year despite the scandal over cars rigged to cheat on U.S. …


Ford to invest $182M in software development company

Ford says it is investing $182 million in a San Francisco software development company called Pivotal.


Fiat Chrysler, Google in partnership talks, source says

Fiat Chrysler and Google’s self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership. The talks were confirmed Thursday by a person familiar with the discussions. The person …


After false start, new GM ignition switch trial set to start

Weeks after the first New York trial over General Motors’ faulty ignition switch controversy ended prematurely, a new one is set to start.