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Tesla's German plant will not face major delays over coronavirus, minister says

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 13:55

The factory, which is scheduled to begin production in 2021, has also faced moves by environmentalists to stop local deforestation at the site near Berlin.

Musk emerges as loudest reopen proponent with Tesla threats

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 13:27

Elon Musk's public flare-up with local health officials and threats to leave California come as Tesla makes the case that it's looking to restart production safely like any other automaker.

AutoNation Q1 profits, revenue hit by virus

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 11:15

The auto retail giant, which posted a net loss in the quarter, said it's seeing new- and used-vehicle sales rebound as more states lift stay-at-home orders.

EU regulators will decide on Fiat Chrysler, PSA merger by June 17

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 10:35

Antitrust officials will examine the companies' plans to create the world's fourth-largest automaker through a $50 billion deal.

China April sales mark first monthly rise in nearly 2 years

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 10:29

Sales totaled 2.07 million, up 4.4 percent from a year earlier, driven by higher commercial vehicle demand as the government boosted construction and infrastructure outlays. But electrified-vehicle deliveries fell for a tenth straight month, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said.

American Axle

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 04:00

The driveline and drivetrain systems supplier was barely starting to emerge from the aftermath of the UAW strike at GM before COVID-19 devastated the global auto industry.

Lear

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 04:00

The seat maker came out of 2019 already behind in sales. But it took an early lead in preparing for the crisis.

Nissan dealers may see reason for hope

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 04:00

A restructuring plan may enable the company to refocus its efforts in core regional markets, including North America.

Customers like online transactions

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 04:00

As more dealers offer online sales options, customers are finding they like virtual transactions.

Exec dyes hair blue for a good cause

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 04:00

Charitable work at Southeast Toyota Distributors results in a new hairstyle for its executive.

Pendragon no longer exploring merger with Lookers

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:39

The UK dealer group said it had stopped considering the tie-up following a media report that said Lookers rejected the merger proposal.

Nissan's new plan will focus on China, U.S., Japan, report says

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 10:51

Under a new, three-year operating blueprint, Nissan aims to restore dealer ties and refresh its car and light-truck lineup to regain pricing power and profitability.

VW to choose new brand to lead affordable EV project

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 10:48

VW Group is reconsidering which of its brands will develop a new family of small electric cars after Spanish unit Seat lost the project. Seat was partnering with JAC Automobile Group on the EVs as part of plans to resume sales in China, though its reentry has been postponed.

GM Korea to cut Trailblazer output as virus hits exports to U.S.

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 10:35

A GM spokeswoman said the automaker has suspended the line until May 5 due to the virus impact on parts procurement and U.S. sales.

TrueCar launches new car-buying program for military community

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 05:00

TrueCar developed the program as it prepares to wind down a 13-year partnership with USAA Federal Savings Bank later this year.

Subaru

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 04:00

The automaker began 2020 with a goal to sell more vehicles in the U.S. than in 2019. That's now off the table.

Exotics

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 04:00

Starting with the cancellation of this year's Geneva auto show, life for the ultraluxury segment has been anything but ordinary in recent weeks.

Cleaner air a glimpse of what could be

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 04:00

Images of smog-free cities are a hint of what the world could look like, writes an Automotive News reader in a letter to the editor.

Dealers need flexibility to support workers and their families

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 04:00

Sarah Vantine, who leads a service business development center at North Carolina's Scott Clark Auto Group, says dealerships must be flexible if they hope to keep talented employees dealing with the emotional toll of COVID-19.

General Motors

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 04:00

General Motors had only a few months to recover from the 40-day UAW strike last fall before the coronavirus outbreak forced another production stoppage.