China, which provides 95% of the rare earths used in permanent magnets for high-tech products such as newer, more-efficient electric motors, last week announced the closing of three mines, restricting supply....More
With the unveiling of the two hybrids at the Frankfurt show, the Peugeot 3008 HY4 already launched and a future sedan model in the works, the French auto maker will have four cars sharing the same powertrain....More
Although the four show vehicles primarily are intended for the German home market, where some 50% of new-car buyers pick diesels, a BMW executive says a 4-cyl. diesel is being considered for the U.S....More
With the addition of the Malibu and Cruze C-car, Chevrolet now is playing in 25% of European segments. However, Wayne Brannon, president of Chevrolet Europe, sees that number expanding to 50% by 2012....More
Designed and engineered in Wolfsburg with input from U.S. staff, the Atlas evolved from VW’s 2013 CrossBlue concept and is starting to roll off the line in Chattanooga, TN. The automaker invested $900 million at the plant for the Atlas launch.