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French want PSA-FCA board control guarantee in merger, report says

The two companies are finalizing talks after announcing a plan for a $50 billion merger of equals in October that would create the world's fourth-largest automaker.

Mercedes to delay U.S. sales of all-electric EQC by a year

Strong demand in Europe and tougher emissions rules across the European Union are forcing Mercedes-Benz to postpone the U.S. sales launch of its first electric vehicle, the EQC, to 2021, stymying the

Subaru recalls more than 600,000 Imprezas over loss of power

One recall covers 205,000 2017-19 Imprezas; the other covers 466,225 2017-20 Imprezas.

GM to retool Wentzville for next-gen pickups

The truck plant will receive $1 billion to upgrade for its next-generation midsize pickups. Construction begins next week.

Ford recalls more than 500,000 Super Duty pickups for risk of interior fire

Ford says it's aware of one fire related to the issue, although it's not aware of any accidents or injuries.

Johnson's UK election win clears path for Brexit

Johnson's emphatic win means car companies can plan better for the future and raises their hopes that there might be a "soft" Brexit that keeps close ties between Britain and the EU.

Another massive Takata airbag recall looms

If the supplier can’t demonstrate the safety or durability of newer inflators, NHTSA may order that they be recalled. The total bill for another massive recall could reach tens of billions of dollars,

Toyota's redesigned Highlander to start at $35,720

Toyota's pricing strategy for the redesigned 2020 Highlander, the top-selling large crossover in the U.S., will largely hold the sticker price on the popular XLE trim level while using a $1,400

Nissan's new CEO plans to visit critical U.S. market 'soon'

Tackling Nissan’s slumping U.S. business, which accounts for 27 percent of its global sales, is a top priority for Makoto Uchida as he tries to boost profits.

Tesla: Cybertruck 'very likely' to receive medium-duty classification

Tesla told California regulators this week its planned Cybertruck will be classified as a medium-duty pickup, putting it in a separate class from the Ford F-150 that CEO Elon Musk has been quick to

Cadillac to ditch alphanumerics in EV transition

Cadillac President Steve Carlisle said the brand will change its naming convention for the EVs that will dominate its lineup by 2030.

Nissan design star Allen to retire

During her career at Nissan, Diane Allen guided the design of several models, including the 370Z, Rogue crossover and Infiniti QX56 SUV.

Porsche’s electric Taycan barely clears the 200-mile-range mark

The Taycan's estimated range of 201 miles is roughly in the middle of the pack among the base models for the newest electric vehicles listed on FuelEconomy.gov.

FCA, PSA preparing formal merger pact for next week, report says

Fiat Chrysler and PSA are discussing ways to assess potential FCA liabilities that have come to light since the automakers unveiled their merger plan, Bloomberg reported.

Connected cars yield to broadband as FCC advances airwaves plan

The U.S. Department of Transportation and safety advocates have opposed the proposal to shift a portion of the spectrum band to Wi-Fi use.

Trump touts finishing 'big deal' with China soon

Investors cheered President Trump’s statement that the U.S. wants a trade deal with Beijing soon. That contrasted with remarks he made last week that he liked the idea of waiting until after the 2020

Subaru CEO expects record U.S. sales in 2020 despite market slowdown

The company has been growing rapidly in the United States, the world's No. 2 auto market, roughly doubling the number of vehicles sold over the past six years.

Ferrari CEO pushes back expectations on EV until after 2025

CEO Louis Camilleri's comments push back expectations for Ferrari's challenger to Tesla at the high end of the EV market.

Hyundai diversifies design away from family look

Hyundai aims to implement styling touches that can give the brand a distinctive image, as Audi did 10 years ago with its light design, said SangYup Lee, head of the brand's global design center.

Hyundai diversifies design of its lineup away from family look

Hyundai aims to implement styling touches that can give the brand a distinctive image like Audi did 10 years ago with its light design, said SangYup Lee, the head of the brand's global design center.