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Porsche Workers Take Wage Cuts to Get New Mission

Porsche Workers Take Wage Cuts to Get New Mission

The Mission E is not only a revolutionary car from a performance standpoint, it’s also breaking ground rarely trod in other ways: Porsche employees agreed to wage cuts in order to build the vehicle. The German maker revealed its plans to build the new Panamera-like...
Ex-MBUSA CEO Cannon Resurfaces at AMB Group

Ex-MBUSA CEO Cannon Resurfaces at AMB Group

Steve Cannon, the former head of Mercedes-Benz USA, is switching careers, becoming CEO of Atlanta-based AMB Group, a sports and business empire that includes the Atlanta Falcons football team. Cannon unexpectedly left Mercedes this week after four years as its U.S....
Mazda North America CEO Retires

Mazda North America CEO Retires

The top executive at Mazda North America, Jim Sullivan, has elected to call it quits after a long career in the auto industry spanning more than 40 years. O’Sullivan joined MNAO as President and CEO in 2003, and also held the title of Managing Executive Officer...
UAW Files Labor Complaint Against VW

UAW Files Labor Complaint Against VW

The fight between the United Auto Workers and Volkswagen of America appears to have intensified as the UAW filed a complaint with the federal National Labor Relations Board against the German automaker. The union claims that VW has failed to negotiate a new contract...
NHTSA Slams BMW with $40 Million Fine

NHTSA Slams BMW with $40 Million Fine

Federal safety regulators continue to crack down on automakers that fail to report problems quickly as BMW agreed to a possible $40 million fine for issues related to its Mini brand. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration levied the punishment after the...
New 2016 Nissan Titan to Start Just Over $40,000

New 2016 Nissan Titan to Start Just Over $40,000

The new 2016 Nissan Titan XD will debut at a starting price of $40,290, the maker announced this afternoon, with a fully loaded Platinum Reserve model pushing the sticker price up to $62,710. Nissan is betting big on the launch of the new Titan XD. It marks the first...
Mercedes Replaces US Boss

Mercedes Replaces US Boss

With sales lagging an otherwise robust luxury market, Mercedes-Benz is replacing the head of its U.S. operations. Steve Cannon, who oversaw the subsidiary’s move from New Jersey to Georgia this past year, will be leaving the company next month. The former U.S....
Ford and Google Partnering on Autonomous Vehicles

Ford and Google Partnering on Autonomous Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. and Google are expected to announce a new alliance that will include joint development of autonomous vehicles. Several sources have confirmed reports that were circulating on Monday indicating the announcement will be made two weeks from now when Ford...
US Average for Gas Drops Below $2 a Gallon

US Average for Gas Drops Below $2 a Gallon

The price of gasoline continues to slide as the Christmas holiday approaches and are poised to go even lower as the global price of crude oil continues to fall, setting the stage for further decline in pump prices. U.S. average gas prices dropped below $2 per gallon...
BMW, Nissan Team Up on National Fast Charger Network

BMW, Nissan Team Up on National Fast Charger Network

Two of the leaders in the emerging market for “electrified” vehicles have decided to team up in a bid to make it easier for owners to charge up away from home. BMW and Nissan are partnering in an effort to set up fast-charging stations at 120 locations across the U.S....
Nexteer Workers Approve Deal as Automakers Exhale

Nexteer Workers Approve Deal as Automakers Exhale

Workers at the Chinese-owned Nexteer plant in Michigan have ratified a new contract, averting a crisis that could have led to the shutdown of some of General Motors and FCA U.S. busiest assembly plants. As it was, the ratification of the five-year contract, which...