VW expects new EV platform to give it an edge over rivals

The VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat brands will launch 27 models based on the MEB architecture. Volkswagen says the MEB platform that will underpin its...

Ghosn seen as liability as French president battles elitist image

Macron, left, and Ghosn have locked horns in the past over Ghosn's pay at Renault. Photo credit: REUTERS PARIS -- As Renault's largest shareholder, the French government might be expected...

Nissan spells out allegations on Ghosn to Renault

Nissan Motor Co. took the first comprehensive steps to share details with Renault about allegations against Carlos Ghosn in a move that may help ease a climate of suspicion...

Nissan expands Ghosn probe to European affiliates

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor Co. plans to widen its financial misconduct probe to investigate possible malfeasance at its alliance joint venture entity with Renault and a host of European...

Hyundai promotes former BMW exec to r&d chief in management shake-up

Albert Biermann is one of several foreign executives that heir apparent Euisun Chung has brought into Hyundai. SEOUL -- Hyundai Motor appointed Albert Biermann, a former BMW executive, as its...

VW Passat to remain on old platform, update styling, tech for 2020

A rendering of VW's next-generation Passat. Photo credit: VW DETROIT — The 2020 Volkswagen Passat will receive new exterior styling, more standard safety equipment and...

GM pressed by 2 Senators to build all EVs for U.S. stateside

GM builds the Chevrolet Bolt in Orion Township, Mich. WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. senators from Ohio on Tuesday asked General Motors CEO Mary Barra to...

Ex-Ford Argentina execs convicted in torture case

UPDATED: 12/11/2018 5:11 pm ET - adds details BUENOS AIRES -- An Argentine court on Tuesday convicted two former executives at a local Ford Motor Co. plant of involvement in...

Vroom collects $146 million in latest funding, eyes expansion with new hires

Upstart online used-car retailer Vroom announced Tuesday it has raised $146 million in its latest round of funding, including a previously reported $50 million from AutoNation Inc. The balance of...

Musk slams ’60 Minutes’ for editing comments about chairman

Photo credit: 60 MINUTES/TWITTER Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk criticized “60 Minutes” for editing out parts of his responses to questions about losing the role of chairman last month. Musk...