Ex-Ford Argentina execs convicted in torture case
An Argentine court convicted two former executives of a local Ford plant of involvement in the torture of workers during the country's dictatorship in the 1970s, victims' lawyers said, adding they may sue Ford in U.S. federal court.
Musk slams '60 Minutes' for editing comments about chairman
Tesla CEO Elon Musk criticized “60 Minutes” for editing out parts of his responses to questions about losing the role of chairman last month.
Hertz and Clear promise new solution to car rental counter hell
Hertz and Clear announced the debut of Hertz Fast Lane Powered by Clear, a service that uses biometrics to speed members through the rental car process.
Nissan is said to spell out allegations on Ghosn to Renault
Nissan is taking the first comprehensive steps to share details with Renault about allegations against Carlos Ghosn, according to a person familiar with the matter.
720S Spider joins McLaren lineup
McLaren Automotive has added another flavor to its 720S lineup by adding a convertible.
Hyundai, suppliers plan $6.7 billion investment to boost fuel cell output
Hyundai and its suppliers plan to spend $6.7 billion through 2030 to raise production of fuel cells by more than 200-fold as the automaker targets to become a key player in the new-energy vehicle technology.
China to cut tariffs on U.S. autos to 15 percent, Trump official says
China has agreed to cut tariffs on U.S.-built cars and auto parts to 15 percent from the current 40 percent, a Trump administration official said, setting the stage for a new talks aimed at easing the bitter trade war between the world's two largest economies.
BMW names new head of autonomous driving development
Alejandro Vukotich will replace Elmar Frickenstein, who has been in charge of the department since it was created in May 2016 and who will retire after a three-month handover phase in March.
Daimler to buy $23 billion of battery cells in EV push
"We set another important milestone for the electrification of our future electric vehicles," Wilko Stark, who oversees procurement and supplier quality on the board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, said.
Ghosn's appeal to end detention rejected by Tokyo court
A Tokyo court rejected ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's appeal to end his detention following his arrest last month on allegations of financial misconduct.
Nissan to correct earnings to account for Ghosn's unreported income
Nissan will file corrected earnings for past years in which Carlos Ghosn, the company's ousted chairman, allegedly under-reported his compensation by tens of millions of dollars.
Hyundai Motor's 2 r&d vice chairmen offer to resign, report says
Hyundai Motor Group's two vice chairmen in charge of r&d have offered to resign, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Ford Ranger pickup rated at 23 mpg combined, best among gasoline-powered rivals
The Ford Ranger is returning next month as the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered pickup on the U.S. market. The two-wheel-drive model will achieve 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined, according to EPA estimates, slightly above its closest rival.
Worthington named Ford's VP of global product development operations
The Ford executive is now responsible for leading the automaker's global vehicle programs under product development, with Graham Pearson leading product development for Asia Pacific and China.
UAW says U.S. should go beyond USMCA gains in any free-trade deal with Japan
The UAW is urging the White House to go beyond gains in the tentative United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in any free-trade agreement negotiated with Japan.
Ford goes back to the future in Detroit's Corktown
Ford has taken a giant leap into an enormous project to remake where employees think, design and create the vehicles of the future in a Detroit campus that is four years away from becoming reality.
Ford in talks with German workers about Saarlouis job cuts
Ford said it started negotiations with German worker representatives about potential job cuts at its Saarlouis plant following a decision to discontinue production of its Ford C-Max model.
Bosch rejected stock listing to raise money for industry shift to EVs, report says
Robert Bosch, the world's largest automotive supplier, discussed the merits of a potential stock market floatation with investment bankers as part of a broader funding review, but has chosen to remain unlisted, people close to the matter said.
Nissan seeks to block Ghosn's access to apartment in Rio
A Rio de Janeiro apartment containing cash, art works and personal belongings of Carlos Ghosn has become the latest battleground between the indicted former Nissan chairman and the automaker.
Continental will turn to software takeovers after powertrain IPO, report says
German supplier Continental is considering acquiring software makers after the flotation of its powertrain unit expected in the second half of 2019, CFO Wolfgang Schaefer told Boersen-Zeitung.
Renault board heads into decisive week over top leadership
Renault, the automaker in which the French state is the most powerful shareholder, is headed into a decisive week over its leadership.