With many Japanese automakers having abandoned Takata amid massive recalls of cars equipped with potentially lethal airbag inflators, the Swedish supplier is ramping up production of replacement devices....More
Now in its second year, the Alcantara-sponsored International Symposium on Sustainability in Venice, Italy, is focusing on ways to make the automotive industry carbon-neutral. Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno says his company could be a model....More
TPO plastics producers are aiming to compete directly with steel and aluminum in big parts such as liftgates; a major Chinese supplier views the U.S. as the global low-cost source for manufacturing interior parts....More
To optimize their logistics and supply-chain management strategies, automakers need the ability to track large amounts of data across the globe in order to provide a high-level overview of where supply chain time and money are spent....More
A spokeswoman for Japan's No.1 automaker says it is testing airbag inflators made my suppliers Autoliv and Nippon Kayaku as possible alternatives to Takata inflators linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries....More
There will be two versions of the next Focus, one with a more expensive independent rear suspension for mature markets and another with a less-pricey solid rear axle for cost-sensitive emerging markets, the automaker’s purchasing chief reveals....More
The decision by Faurecia, which manufactures components such as seats, interiors and exhaust systems, to partially suspend operations may disrupt Russian production by major automakers including PSA Peugeot Citroen and Ford....More
Marchionne says the elimination of Opel reduces by about 15% the possible synergies FCA and GM could achieve, but he still thinks a deal would be worth pursuing, even though he spotted one big negative the day of the sale’s announcement....More
With the upper luxury Phaeton now out of production, the new Arteon will take over at the head of Volkswagen's car lineup in most markets except China, where the recently introduced Audi A6-based Phideon will sit above it.
WardsAuto editors are evaluating about 30 vehicles as part of the 2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors competition. Today's gallery focuses on the '17 Kia Niro, a 5-passenger hybrid CUV with a sticker price of $32,445.