Net soars at ADESA's parent on tax gains
Net income at KAR Auction Services, ADESA's parent, soared in the fourth quarter because of a special gain related to the changes in federal corporate taxes.
NBA All-Star Weekend boosts Autotrader's new site
Autotrader took advantage of its long-standing NBA sponsorship to promote its redesigned website and set a record in online traffic during All-Star Weekend.
VW bid to delay first U.S. diesel emissions trial rejected
A Virginia judge rejected a request by VW to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car...
Sergio Marchionne's final lap
One thing about Marchionne stands out as the onetime tax accountant and philosophy student prepares to step aside after nearly 15 years running first Fiat and now FCA: The...
Lexus will debut UX crossover with taillamp fins
Lexus plans to commit to its belated entry in the hot small crossover segment by debuting its UX at the Geneva auto show on March 6.
Toyota recalls Tundra, Sequoia for seat and traction-control problems
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...
GM offers $2.2B debt-for-equity swap in return for S. Korea's support, report says
General Motors has offered to convert debt of about $2.
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...
Deadly cobalt mines linked to child labor thrive in rush for EV batteries
The appetite for electric cars is driving a boom in cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some mines have been found to be dangerous and employ child...
Israeli startup Otonomo takes on Google in rush to process car data
Israeli startup Otonomo is taking on giant software companies including Google in the rush to process and monetize the mass of data being produced by today's connected cars.
Toyota readies cheaper EV motors by halving rare-earth metal use
Toyota is readying electric motors that use as much as 50 percent less in rare-earth metals amid concern of a supply crunch as automakers race to expand their EV lineups.
Ghosn's final challenge: Secure future of the alliance
Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn's final task may be his toughest: Ensure the survival of the alliance after he is no longer around to lead it.
Genesis snub leaves some Hyundai dealers reeling
While elite-level Hyundai dealers in key markets have the chance to bid for Genesis franchises, other pockets of the dealer body are bitter over the tumultuous rollout of the...
Will scandal cripple the UAW, or transform it?
UAW dissidents see the situation as an opportunity for profound change.
Gentex's two-way mirror strategy
Auto mirrors will change in the future -- but which technology to bet on? Gentex is ready to go either way.
Another reinvention for AxleTech
Detroit's heavy-duty and off-road axle and brake maker AxleTech is being reborn as a supplier to electric garbage trucks, buses and construction vehicles.
As CFPB retreats, what's next for dealer reserve?
Two lenders who ditched dealer reserve in favor of flat fees, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau favored the latter, have revised their policies.
Lexus testing new hybrid math
Lexus has quietly changed the math for the 2018 model year, significantly lowering the hybrid premium for its two most popular crossovers and rolling out a sporty new hybrid...
Continental bracing for a world of bugs
Continental needs software engineers. There will be a world of software bugs to keep them busy.
Toyota-Mazda venture offers opportunities
Toyota and Mazda's planned north Alabama auto plant will operate as a separate entity, making its own supply chain decisions.
Adient stumbles, but barrels ahead
Adient reported a painful financial quarter, but more than a year into its makeover, the seating giant is determined to stay focused on future products.
Ford dealers gain access to AI tool for used-car sales
The analytics tool from Vast helps dealers identify what makes a vehicle unique.
BMW store enlists wrap artists
A Chicago BMW dealership uses art to increase accessory sales.
Toyota's new execs see a crisis
Toyota's latest batch of newly promoted executives injects new diversity of thought, but all are decidedly single-minded in warning that Japan's biggest automaker is beset by...
Changes grip embattled GKN
GKN has changed CEOs, embarked on a two-year profit drive and now is battling a hostile takeover -- all while launching its advanced eDrive technology.
Mercedes diesel probe in U.S. finds possible 'defeat' software, paper says
U.S. investigators have found potentially illegal software modifications in Mercedes-Benz diesel cars to help the vehicles pass emissions tests, a German newspaper said.
Takata's U.S. bankruptcy plan approved by judge
Takata received court approval for its bankruptcy exit plan in the United States, clearing the way for the sale of Takata's assets and providing compensation for those...
GM's Korea retrenchment gets an early start
General Motors is already scaling back operations in South Korea ahead of an announced plant closure there in May.
A designated driver for the driverless car
Phantom Auto is refining a system that lets remote drivers take over self-driving cars when the cars get stuck.
Lyft shops for drivers on used-car lots
Lyft wants to put drivers in cars they can afford, rather than having them take on expensive loans for new vehicles.