Automation

AutoNews Now: Tesla's delay could be Chevy Bolt's gain

Tesla's delay could be Chevy Bolt's gain; Beating Benz, BMW; Marchionne gets $12M in pay, $36M in stock; VW's electric Vizzion; Lexus, Kia product teases; Stymied by stink bugs.Read More

Toyota recalls Tundra, Sequoia for seat and traction-control issues

Toyota will recall 8,800 Tundra pickups from the 2017 model year for a seat problem, and 65,000 2018 Tundras and Sequoia SUVs for a glitch that could turn off stability control and other systems.Read More

BMW X4

In addition to the new engines, the second-generation X4 moves to a new architecture -- BMW's CLAR platform -- and becomes lighter, more efficient and roomier. STAGE: Redesign in 2018Read More

BMW 6 series

BMW has dropped the 6-series coupe but added a Gran Turismo variant to the lineup. STAGE: Addition in 2017Read More

Ford Focus

Ford Motor Co. said it will end production of the popular Focus RS hot hatch in April. STAGE: Redesign in 2019Read More

Mercedes-Benz C class

STAGE: Freshen in 2018Read More

Meet Dave Filipe, Ford's new powertrain boss, and he's not the same as the old powertrain boss

Dave Filipe, Ford's new vice president of powertrain engineering, faces a big challenge as the EcoBoost era winds down and the electrification era begins.Read More

Quick Shift: London says no to self-driving cars

Good morning from Quick Shift, your source for daily news on the future of transportation.Read More

Meet Dave Felipe, Ford's new powertrain boss, and he's not the same as the old powertrain boss

Dave Felipe, Ford's new vice president of powertrain engineering, faces a big challenge as the EcoBoost era winds down and the electrification era begins.Read More

Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of famed Italian supercar maker, dies in 1993

Italian industrialist Ferruccio Lamborghini,who founded the eponymous luxury car company that produced some of the fastest, most expensive and sought-after sports cars in the world, died on Feb. 20, 1993, at age 76.Read More

2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo: Agile, supple and abject absurdity

New for the 2018 Porsche lineup is the Panamera Sport Turismo, a wagon variant. The Sport Turismo is the first Panamera to be sold in the U.S.Read More

First Shift: A lifeline for GM Korea?

GM said to offer debt-for-equity swap to buoy Korea unit; Toyota finds way to cut EV battery costs; Hyundai Nexo rolling tech showcase; World without Camrys?; Cars, pets and Google.Read More

Toyota readies cheaper electric motors by halving rare-earth metal use

Toyota is readying electric motors that include as much as 50 percent less in rare-earth metals amid concern of a supply crunch as automakers race to expand their EV lineups.Read More

GM plans to build 2 new models in South Korea, says lawmaker

General Motors plans to produce two new models in South Korea, a local lawmaker quoted GM executive Barry Engle as saying at a meeting with South Korean members of parliament.Read More

Why Aston Martin is mulling risky move into F1

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer envisions the automaker entering Formula One as an engine supplier by 2021.Read More

Seat's seven-seat SUV will be called the Tarraco

Seat said it will call its new seven-seat SUV the Tarraco. The car will be the third model in Seat's SUV lineup after the subcompact Arona and the compact Ateca.Read More

GM offers $2.2 billion debt for equity swap in return for S. Korea's support, report says

General Motors has offered to convert debt of about $2.2 billion owed by its ailing South Korean operation into equity in exchange for financial support and tax benefits from Seoul, Reuters reported.Read More

Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe

Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla's Model S outsold in Europe the luxury flagships of Mercedes, BMW and Audi.Read More

Hyundai Nexo is a rolling showcase of self-driving eco-car technology

The Hyundai Nexo fuel cell vehicle marries futuristic fuel cell technology to next-generation autonomous-driving systems in a rolling showcase that aims to quash notions the automaker is a straggler.Read More

VW Vizzion previews potential Tesla Model S rival

VW's I.D. Vizzion concept previews a possible flagship electric car that would compete directly with the Tesla Model S. The sedan has no steering wheel or visible dashboard instrument and also hints at what a fully autonomous VW car could look like.Read More