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Musk says Tesla hit with 'extensive' sabotage by employee


A disgruntled Tesla employee broke into the company's manufacturing operating system and sent highly sensitive data to unknown third parties, according to an email Elon Musk sent to staff.

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Canada mulls auto firms aid in response to U.S. tariffs threat


Canada is considering all options, including providing financial aid to the auto industry, to cope up with possible tariffs from the United States.


AutoCanada launches strategic review after request by activist investor


AutoCanada said its board has appointed a special committee of independent directors to review strategic alternatives following a request by an activist shareholder, the Canadian Press reported.


Potential IPO for GM's self-driving unit signals progress


General Motors is going the distance with autonomous cars.


Tesla car fire examination to be observed by NTSB


The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a technical specialist to observe Tesla's examination of a Model S that caught fire in California on Friday, the agency said in a statement Monday.


VW executive tally in diesel scandal grows with Stadler arrest


Rupert Stadler's arrest adds to the list of German and American executives at Volkswagen AG that have been held, charged, or both over their alleged involvement in the emissions-testing scandal.


GM investing $175M to build next-gen Cadillac sedans


General Motors is investing $175 million in a mid-Michigan plant to build two of Cadillac's next-generation sedans.


Tesla severance offer draws the line on worker-safety concerns


Language in a confidential severance agreement Tesla is using is likely to deter dismissed employees from going public with worker safety concerns, employment law experts said.

Adient scraps plan for downtown Detroit headquarters


Seating supplier Adient confirmed it will no longer move its headquarters to downtown Detroit. Adient will remain in its current headquarters in a suburb west of Detroit, a spokeswoman said Monday.


Hyundai, Kia set up new regional headquarters structure in North America, Europe


Hyundai and Kia are setting up new regional headquarters organizations in North America and Europe in an effort to move decision making closer to the markets and react more quickly to changing trends and customer demand.

Magna forms JVs to make electric cars in China


Canadian auto parts supplier Magna said it would set up two joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle to build cars in China.


Deadly Japanese earthquake disrupts auto production


A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, killing three people, halting factory lines in an industrial area and bursting water mains, government and company officials said.


Audi CEO Stadler arrested; Bram Schot to be named interim chief, report says


Volkswagen is preparing to name Bram Schot as interim leader of its Audi unit, Bloomberg reported, following the arrest of the luxury brand's longtime chief Rupert Stadler over his role in VW's diesel-emissions cheating.


ADESA's bold bid to revamp auto auctions


ADESA is aggressively enhancing its online auctions -- through technology, analytics and machine learning -- in an effort to maintain its lead in private-label sales.

Hyundai Veloster, featured in 'Ant-Man,' proves to be a tiny superhero


Hyundai executives hope the 2019 Veloster will serve not only as an attention-grabber, but also as a steppingstone to other Hyundai models as the lifestyles of its buyers change.

GM deal with Liebherr gets fuel cells ready for takeoff


GM has entered an exclusive deal with Liebherr-Aerospace to develop a hydrogen fuel cell-powered auxiliary power unit for aircraft applications.

Automakers burned as U.S.-China spat boils over


Fears of a full-blown global trade war moved closer to reality last week as the United States delivered on a threat to impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports,

Ford CEO Jim Hackett vows closer ties with dealers


Ford CEO Jim Hackett has promised to be more visible and accessible to dealers after spending much of his first year consumed with getting the automaker in better shape.

New UAW leaders have to deal with scandal, 2019 labor negotiations


The UAW's 37th constitutional convention last week produced a new slate of leaders who will be responsible for moving the union past a major corruption scandal and reaching a new labor agreement with the Detroit 3 next year.

Small used-car prices rise unexpectedly


Prices for small used cars are climbing to unexpected levels- a sign that demand is growing as price-sensitive consumers face dwindling options in the new-car market.

Honda homes in on target market for 2019 Insight hybrid


Honda must find a patch of real estate in the marketplace where the Insight doesn't cannibalize Honda's Accord Hybrid or Clarity plug-in hybrid, and where it can compete effectively against the Prius and challengers from Hyundai and Kia.

New GM CFO Dhivya Suryadevara embodies change


GM's pick for its next CFO is a 39-year-old native of India who has been in the thick of change at the automaker.

Lincoln's next-gen MKC to be called Corsair


Dealers were shown the Lincoln Corsair, along with the next-generation Ford Escape, Explorer, Mach 1 battery-electric crossover, a small off-road SUV and a Lincoln Continental with suicide doors late last month at a meeting in Orlando,…

Cadillac CT5 sedan, with Escala cues, takes shape


It may resemble a Dodge Charger or Dart but look closely and you'll see styling cues from the Escala concept in what is expected to be the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, a replacement for the ATS and CTS sedans.

China EV startup Byton readies sedan, eyes U.S. launch


Byton, the Chinese EV startup that wants to start selling cars stateside from 2020, previewed its first sedan in a futuristic concept car.

Car dealer George Girjel explains why employee satisfaction is more important than profits


In this wide-ranging QandA, dealer George Girjel talks about turning around underperforming dealerships and why automakers should favor individuals as store buyers.

2019 BMW X4 crossover's longer wheelbase offers more comfort


BMW's new-generation X4 crossover manages to deliver a spirited drive.

Auto paint supplier Durr finds efficiency


Coatings supplier Durr Industries recently was named a top supplier of FCA US, recognizing Durr for its assistance in launching the Jeep Compass at FCA's Toluca, Mexico, assembly plant.

Automakers, suppliers team up on transmission technologies


Toyota, Nissan, Honda and others are partnering with the country's biggest transmission suppliers to jointly develop next-generation transmission technologies that can be shared among the members.



Superior Industries wants to see small cars and EVs get their share of wheel fashion.