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2016 Lexus ES production in Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexus Starts Production In The U.S.: Video

Lexus has been talking about starting production in the United States for years, and this week it finally happened. The first Lexus to be built on local soil was a 2016 ES 350. It rolled off the line at a plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Toyota’s first plant in the... read more

October 21, 2015 by
 
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin Slashing 15 Percent Of Workforce As Part Of Turnaround Plan

Aston Martin, under the stewardship of former Nissan exec Andy Palmer, is in the midst of a turnaround plan that will hopefully see the automaker become financially stable... read more October 16, 2015 by


 
Winfried Vahland

VW's new North American CEO Winfried Vahland resigns after two weeks

Former Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland, who was just announced as the CEO of the Volkswagen Group's new North American Region, has stepped down, the company confirmed this... read more October 14, 2015 by


 
Klaus Zellmer

Klaus Zellmer Named Chief Of Porsche Cars North America

Porsche Cars North America has a new chief following the reshuffle of senior managers at many Volkswagen Group brands as a result of the automaker’s diesel emissions... read more October 14, 2015 by


 
Volkswagen C Coupe GTE concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

VW doubles down on EVs post diesel scandal, promises all-electric Phaeton

In the wake of its diesel emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group has decided to double down on electric car development and promote a future of zero emission vehicles. In... read more October 14, 2015 by


 
Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy

Ferrari To Be Valued At Up To $9.82 Billion In IPO, Trade Under Ticker Symbol RACE

It was one year ago that Ferrari parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] announced that the storied Italian supercar manufacturer and race team would be spun off... read more October 12, 2015 by


 
Behind the wheel of an autonomous car

Volvo, Mercedes And Google Accept Liability For Autonomous Cars

Advancements in the development of fully autonomous cars are accelerating at a rapid pace, but while the technology may be ready in the not too distant future it’s... read more October 12, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

As VW prepares for diesel emissions recall, CEO says cost cutting and efficiency drive won’t be painless

The Volkswagen Group is expected to start recalling its diesel cars fitted with the ‘defeat device’ software designed to fool emissions testers most likely by... read more October 8, 2015 by


 
Dr. Oliver Blume

Oliver Blume Named CEO Of Porsche

Sports car manufacturer Porsche from today will be led by Oliver Blume. The 47-year-old was previously in charge of production and logistics and was promoted to the top job... read more October 1, 2015 by


 
Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Automotive Safety Giant Autoliv To Help Develop Autonomous Systems With Volvo

Automotive safety systems giant Autoliv has joined Volvo in the Swedish automaker’s Drive Me autonomous car research project. The two companies will share their... read more September 30, 2015 by


 
Winfried Vahland

VW names Winfried Vahland new North American CEO

Last week, as part of the fallout from the developing dirty diesel scandal, the Volkswagen Group announced a company restructuring designed to delegate more responsibility to... read more September 29, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW set to recall 11 million diesel cars worldwide: Report

The Volkswagen Group will recall 11 million TDI diesel cars to fix 'defeat device' software which deliberately misleads emissions equipment, Reuters is reporting. The move is... read more September 29, 2015 by


 
VW TDI badge

Bosch knew about VW's "defeat device" in 2007: Report

According to multiple German-language media outlets, automotive parts supplier Bosch knew about the Volkswagen Group's 'defeat device' software as early as 2007. Details come... read more September 28, 2015 by


 
2013 Audi A6 TDI

VW dirty diesel scandal expands to Audi: 2.1m cars affected

The Volkswagen Group's dirty diesel scandal continues to expand. In the wake of the company's bombshell admission that it used a software-based "defeat device" to fool... read more September 28, 2015 by


 
2016 BMW 7 Series

North American Car And Truck/Utility Of The Year Short List Announced

A total of 54 of the possible 57 member journalists from the United States and Canada have chosen the "Short List" of finalists for the 2016 North American Car and... read more September 28, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla “Totally Cool” With Rivals Using Supercharger Network, Already In Talks With European Firm

This past week, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO and founder Elon Musk has been in Europe where he helped inaugurate a final assembly plant for the Model S in the Dutch city of... read more September 28, 2015 by


 
 

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