Jeep reshapes iconic Wrangler with slippery brick styling
At first glance, the styling of the next-generation Wrangler doesn't appear to have changed much. But a bend here and a curve there improved aerodynamics by 9 percent, a top FCA executive says.
EV credit survives compromise tax bill
U.S. House and Senate negotiators have agreed to spare the electric-vehicle tax credit as part of a compromise package on tax reform, according to a Republican familiar with process, Bloomberg reported.
VW captive expects profit rise in 2017 despite diesel scandal
VW's financial arm said that it expects 2017 profit will exceed a record 2.1 billion euros ($2.47 billion) in 2016, despite a diesel scandal that has rocked the industry.
Audi will dissolve task force set up amid VW's diesel scandal
Audi will dissolve the task force it set up to investigate how many of its diesel cars have "defeat" devices designed to cheat official tests of NOx emissions, CEO Rupert Stadler said.
Schaeffler expands into EV motors as core ball-bearings business comes under threat
Schaeffler has taken full control of high-performance electric-motor manufacturer Compact Dynamics as the supplier aims to strengthen its position in the race to develop EVs.
Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteries
Toyota and Panasonic are considering jointly developing batteries for EVs, a partnership that could help the Japanese automaker in its late bid to begin EV production after concentrating on plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles.
Aptiv preps new tech center in Boston
Aptiv, formerly Delphi Automotive, will open a technology center in Boston next year to expand engineering efforts and advance autonomous-vehicle programs.
VW Jetta gets new look, platform in quest to win sedan shoppers
VW believes that much-improved driving dynamics, more technology and a more fuel-efficient gasoline powertrain in a redesigned Jetta that is moving onto the brand's global MQB platform will draw sedan customers to U.S. showrooms.
Ferrari plans production boost as supercar sales jump, report says
Ferrari plans to boost production by doubling assembly shifts to two a day in 2018 as deliveries are on pace to reach its 9,000-vehicle target a year earlier than scheduled, a source told Bloomberg.
Automakers question Calif. zero-emission mandate as feds reassess mpg rules
Automakers are again challenging California's zero-emission vehicle mandate, saying it undermines the goal of a single national standard for fuel economy.
Uber poised to hire media agency, report says
MediaCom is poised to win media duties for Uber in North America, people with knowledge of the matter told Advertising Age.
Tesla wins largest Semi truck preorder yet, from PepsiCo
PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions.
Volvo's Drive Me takes detour on road to full autonomy
Volvo's Drive Me autonomous driving project is taking some detours compared with promises the automaker made when it announced the program four years ago, but Volvo says the changes will make its first Level 4 vehicle even better when it arrives in 2021.
Audi drops plan to sell Ducati motorcycle brand
Audi has dropped plans to sell Ducati in a sign of confidence that it expects to be able to carry the costs of its strategic overhaul following the emissions scandal at parent VW Group.
Autoliv expects to complete spinoff of electronics business next year
Autoliv expects the spinoff of its electronics business to be completed next year. Its airbag and seat belt business will operate under the Autoliv name.
VW expects diesel scandal costs to fall to as low as $4.7B in 2018
VW expects cash outflows of $4.7 billion to $5.9 billion next year in relation to the diesel scandal, down from nearly $20 billion this year.
GM could re-enter Europe with self-driving tech or mobility services
GM could return to Europe by offering self-driving technology or mobility services, CEO Mary Barra said. GM has been investing more in self-driving cars, electric vehicle technology and ride-sharing services.
Automotove News honors the 2017 All Stars
Automotive News recognized winners of its 2017 All-Stars awards and honorees from previous years during a dinner at the Detroit Zoo last week.
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Only Musk can get away with this
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Burning through $1 billion per quarter, or $8,000 per minute? Anyone but Elon Musk would be waving a white flag or contemplating leaving the country (planet).
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GM's crystal ball includes owner-driver model, Barra says
GM is investing heavily in ride-sharing, electric vehicles, autonomy and other mobility services in order to put customers and consumers first, and dealers will have to adjust, CEO Mary Barra says.