The UAW says 165 skilled-trades workers at the Chattanooga, TN, plant, which assembles VW Passat sedans, will vote Dec. 3-4 on whether to join the union, which lost a February 2014 election to represent all blue-collar workers....More
Updates to the compact sedan’s interior include a new steering wheel, with a design similar to the Nissan 370Z’s wheel, a revised center-cluster design, and new console, shifter knob and a higher-resolution LCD display....More
GM extinguishes the dinosaur that typified the last-generation model of the bow-tie sports coupe. A sixth go-round of the Camaro produces a lighter, faster, more refined and, dare we say, sophisticated animal....More
Fiat resurrects the beloved 124 Spider, unveiling it at the Los Angeles auto show prior to a summer 2016 introduction to the U.S. market. The ’17 124 Spider is built on a Mazda MX-5 chassis but features Fiat’s 1.4L turbocharged engine....More
The agreement includes tariff-elimination schedules and rules of origin for the automotive sector. It also details what proportion of an automobile or a part must be made in a partnership member country for duty reductions to apply....More
The ACEA regional automakers group says new-car registrations in the European Union and European Free Trade Assn. rose 2.7% year-over-year in October to 1.14 million vehicles, but VW sales fell 0.8% as the emissions-cheating scandal unfolded....More
Ford’s redesigned ’17 Escape CUV makes its world debut at the Los Angeles auto show, featuring two new turbo engines, updated interior and Ford-first SYNC Connect cloud-based vehicle information and control system....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.