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2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

VW agrees to $1.2B settlement with owners of 3.0-liter diesels

Volkswagen on Wednesday announced it reached proposed agreements to resolve outstanding civil claims in the United States from owners of approximately 78,000 vehicles fitted with 3.0-liter diesel engines found to be equipped with the “defeat device” software at the heart of the... read more

February 1, 2017 by
 
Saab 9-3 EV electric prototype shown by NEVS, 2014

Saab 9-3 production to live on… in China

Production of the Saab 9-3 sedan will restart for the second time, only this time around the cars will be sold under the NEVS brand, feature electric powertrains and be... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Despite scandal, VW is now world’s biggest automaker

The Volkswagen Group has overtaken Toyota to become the world's biggest automaker by volume, with its sales for 2016 coming at 10.31 million vehicles. That compares to... read more January 30, 2017 by


 
Lapo Elkann at Garage Italia Customs

Prosecutors drop charges against Fiat heir Lapo Elkann

Fiat heir Lapo Elkann, brother to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] Chairman John Elkann, was arrested in November in New York City on charges of filing a false... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Mustang GT during Euro NCAP crash test

Ford Mustang scores 2-star rating in Euro NCAP crash test

Ford Motor Company's [NYSE:F] sixth-generation Mustang has scored just two out of a possible five stars in the latest crash test run by Euro NCAP, the first time since 2008... read more January 25, 2017 by


 
Sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro production at Lansing Grand River Plant

Trump meets with automakers: More plants, fewer regulations

On only his second business day since moving into the White House, President Donald Trump met for breakfast with the CEOs from each of Detroit's three automakers—Ford... read more January 24, 2017 by


 
Karim Habib

BMW chief designer leaving the company

Automotive News (subscription required) has confirmed that BMW chief designer Karim Habib is quitting the company. It is not known where Habib will end up. Habib, 46, has... read more January 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Mirai

Oil firms, automakers form council to promote hydrogen

Electric cars have moved from the fringes of the new car market to the mainstream, thanks mostly to the efforts of Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] but also the ease and low cost at which... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
2016 Zenos E10 R

Zenos sports car startup goes bust

Zenos burst onto the scene in 2013 as a more modern rival to track car specialist Caterham. However, the company on Wednesday confirmed it has entered administration, a... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
Genesis logo

Genesis mulls building cars in US

Hyundai and its sister company Kia are the latest to commit to increasing investment in vehicle manufacturing in the United States in the wake of threats from President-elect... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT S

Mercedes overtakes BMW in sales race in US and abroad

The past 12 months have been very good for Mercedes-Benz. The luxury marque recorded worldwide sales of 2,083,888 million cars in 2016, the first time it’s cracked the... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Breaking: EPA accuses Ram and Jeep of using cheating software on its diesels (updated)

UPDATE: FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne spoke to CNBC regarding this issue later in the day. This story is updated to include his comments. The Environmental Protection Agency has... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen plant

6 VW execs charged, including former R&D boss

On the same day that Volkswagen agreed to plead guilty to three felony counts and pay fines totaling $4.3 billion to the Justice Department and Customs and Border Protection... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen logo

VW to plead guilty, pay $4.3B, to settle diesel-scandal criminal charges (Update)

The Volkswagen Group has reached agreement on another part of its diesel emissions scandal in the United States, at least as far as regulators are concerned. Having already... read more January 11, 2017 by


 
Jeep Cherokee production

Jeep confirms Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer and pickup

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] used the 2017 Detroit auto show to make some major product announcements concerning its Jeep brand. First and foremost, FCA confirmed... read more January 8, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Report: VW nearing $3B settlement with Justice Department over Dieselgate

Volkswagen may be nearing a settlement over its criminal and civil investigations with the U.S. Department of Justice for $3 billion, Reuters reported. The agreement hasn't... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
 

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