Apr 26, 2016

Daimler, Ford brace for scrutiny after emission scandals

Carmakers have to be clearer about the way they certify their fuel economy and emission ratings as regulators ramp up scrutiny over the gap between laboratory results and on-road conditions, according to Daimler AG Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche. “You can only be transparent ...

Jan 5, 2016

Toyota joins Ford against Apple-Google car screen dominance

Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to use a car-phone connectivity system championed by Ford Motor Co. in a bid to keep Apple Inc. and Google from dominating control of dashboards. Toyota will introduce a telematics system with Ford’s SmartDeviceLink, an open platform that the automakers ...

Nov 14, 2015

Mazda, Ford end capital tie-up after 36 years

Mazda Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. have dissolved their 36-year capital alliance but will continue to cooperate in production of some vehicles, sources close to the matter said Saturday. Ford sold the remainder of its stake, 2.1 percent, in the Japanese carmaker between ...

Jan 9, 2015

GM CEO sees U.S. auto market flattening out but room for growth

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said she expected the U.S. auto market to flatten out this year, although growth is possible because of the strong economy and falling gasoline prices. Barra said on Thursday that the No. 1 U.S. automaker expected ...

2014 proving to be bumper year for U.S. car sales

Jan 6, 2015

2014 proving to be bumper year for U.S. car sales

Buoyed by a resurgent economy, holiday sales, cheap gasoline and a love affair with pickup trucks, Americans headed to car dealers in droves last month, pushing full-year sales to what’s likely to be the highest level since 2006. Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, Honda and General ...

Dec 19, 2014

Ford expands Takata air bag recall nationwide

U.S. automaker Ford said Thursday that it was expanding its recall of vehicles equipped with faulty Takata air bags nationwide, as required by U.S. safety regulators, and in other countries. The action will add 447,310 vehicles to the recall for defective Takata driver-side air ...