Porsche designs a button-free dash for EV
For its first EV, which goes on sale late this year, Porsche followed Tesla's cue in relying on software and touch screens to deliver media, navigation and other vehicle controls.
Event unites aspiring techs with dealerships
As Hellcat Challengers and Chargers roared nearby during the Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge event this month, aspiring service technicians who could one day find themselves working on those very vehicles for a living were networking with dealerships in need of fresh talent.
Japan, U.S. reach framework trade pact, no tariff cuts on Japan cars, report says
Japan is seeking to stay in President Trump’s good graces to avoid costly tariffs and retain positive relations with an ally that ensures its security against the likes of China and North Korea.
Liebert severance to dent AutoNation Q3 earnings
AutoNation said its third-quarter after-tax earnings will be hurt by $10 million to $11 million for expenses related to a severance agreement with former CEO Carl Liebert.
VW fired 204 staff for breaching rules in compliance crackdown
VW is cracking down on illicit conduct as it seeks to move past its diesel-cheating crisis that has cost the automaker $33 billion.
VW will reveal a new logo at the Frankfurt motor show
The new, more two-dimensional logo will replace one that was introduced in 2000, which featured a three-dimensional surface and was lit from the top left quarter because that look was in vogue at the time.
2020 Chevy Bolt EV extends driving range by 21 miles
General Motors said its battery engineering team extended the Bolt EV's range 21 miles by improving the energy of the cell electrodes through small but impactful chemistry changes.
Lear retains top spot in J.D. Power seat quality study
Overall automotive seat quality continues to improve across the industry, the annual J.D. Power study said.
Honda enhances passenger-side safety with Autoliv's next-gen airbag
Honda's new airbag, co-developed with Swedish supplier Autoliv, utilizes four major components, unlike conventional passenger-side airbags that use one inflatable part, to reduce the probability of injuries in a wider variety of frontal crashes.
New China tariffs to hit $75B in U.S. imports, including extra 25% car duty
China, in retaliation for President Trump’s latest levies on Chinese imports, will reinstate extra duties on U.S. light vehicles starting Dec. 15 as part of a new round of sweeping tariffs. Trump late Friday threatened to hike tariffs on Chinese imports as high as 30 percent, after earlier saying U.S. companies were “hereby ordered” to seek alternatives to doing business in China.