Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Category: Automotive

U.S. safety regulators step up probe into Hyundai, Kia engine fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has stepped up its probe into engine fires that have plagued some Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp vehicles for more than six years. The U.S....

Shunji Tanaka, key designer of the original Mazda Miata, dead at 75

Shunji Tanaka, a key designer of the iconic Mazda Miata, has died. He was 75. Tanaka led the exterior and interior design of the Mazda MX-5 Miata, a lightweight Japanese roadster inspired by postwar-era...

Tesla to stop games on infotainment screens in moving cars, NHTSA says

Electric carmaker Tesla Inc. will stop allowing video games to be played on its infotainment systems while its cars are moving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday. The safety agency on Wednesday...

BMW Cleveland settles EEOC age discrimination case for $390,000

An Ohio BMW dealership has agreed to pay $390,000 in damages and back pay and beef up anti-discrimination practices to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC alleged...

Why GM’s Mary Barra dismissed Cruise CEO Daniel Ammann

It’s an ignominious end for Ammann’s decade of work at GM. He was part of Morgan Stanley’s restructuring and IPO team and later joined the automaker as treasurer. He climbed to CFO before being...

Asbury Automotive wraps up $3.2B deal for Larry H. Miller Dealerships

Asbury Automotive Group Inc. formally expanded into several new western states and picked up an estimated $5.7 billion in annualized revenue after closing Friday on the purchase of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, a deal...

Canoo revs up U.S. EV production plan and drops overseas deal

EV startup Canoo Inc on Wednesday said it was accelerating its production plans in the U.S. and ending its deal for VDL Nedcar in the Netherlands to serve as its contract manufacturer in Europe....

Dealerships mostly spared in Kentucky tornado outbreak, trade groups say

But some employees’ family members saw damage, as well as “a lot of people that we know.” Toyota of Murray also retooled an existing December charity event to help storm victims while launching a...

How automakers improved their diversity scorecards

DETROIT — General Motors, Toyota, Ford, Stellantis and Honda received the highest marks in the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s 2020 Automotive Diversity Scorecard. The organization, founded by civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, lauded automakers for...

Automotive News live talk Dec. 15: Challenges of the new EV supply chain

Join Automotive News at noon EST Wednesday, Dec. 15, for a live talk on the new, complex supply chain facing automakers as part of their electric vehicle ambitions. Tune in to our LinkedIn and...