Judge Orders CEOs of GM, FCA to End Racketeering Fight

An attempt to shorten years of litigation over GM’s bribery charges


EU Opens Antitrust Probe into FCA-PSA Merger

Focus will be on small commercial vans, and maybe more


FCA to Forego Summer Shutdowns at Some N. American Plants

Strong pent-up demand coming out of the COVID-19 lockdown


Antitrust Issue Raised Over Fiat Chrysler-PSA Merger

Partner must address van market share worries this week


Ford’s Salaried Staff to Work from Home All Summer

Mass returns not expected until at least September

Interiors & Electronics

Can’t Wait for the 2021 AWD Pacifica? Order a 2020

FCA is making AWD available on the current Pacifica for those who want to get it right away


Ex-UAW Chief Pleas Guilty in Corruption Scandal

Highest-ranking official nabbed to date in 4-year-old probe


Big 3 Leaders Unite Against Racism

The time has come to take action


Comau to Spin Off from FCA Next Spring

Deal comes as FCA and PSA tune the terms of their proposed merger


Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 15

Carmakers juggle production, search for funding


Ex-UAW Chief Arraigned on Embezzlement Charges

Guilty plea expected next month as federal probe targets second ex-UAW president


Michigan Okays Auto Production Starting May 11

Step eases supply chain bottleneck for other factories too


Rental Companies Cancel New-Car Orders

Carmakers scramble to reassign cars made for fleets


U.S. Carmakers Chart Restart Dates

Big Three aim for U.S. factory relaunches on May 18


Steps to Get Back Into Production

Don’t forget that not everyone owns a private vehicle when you’re bringing people back to work


UAW Pushes Back on Production Plans

United Auto Workers says May 4 is too soon to resume auto production. The Union wants more testing to ensure safe workplaces. 


Pandemic Hits FCA-PSA Merger Terms

The terms of engagement are shifting as car sales swoon


Final Assembly Plants Begin to Reopen in Europe

Carmakers are pilot-testing their health safety strategies.


Carmakers Tiptoe Back into Production in Europe

The trickle will continue into early May.


New Auto Industry Startup Target for U.S., Canada: Early May

Safety, supply chain, and sales are the big question marks for carmarkers as they consider production startup


Coronavirus Industry Roundup: April 3

Carmakers extend plant shutdowns, eye mid-April restarts


Cars Without Coffee: Ralph Gilles’ Alfas

Sixth in a series. Yes, there are FCA vehicles in Ralph Gilles’ garage. But ones you might not think.


Carmakers in a Quandary about When to Reopen Plants

It starts with worker safety, but there also is increasing uncertainty about demand


Detroit Cancels 2020 Auto Show

The NAIAS venue will become a temporary hospital for Michigan’s rising number of coronavirus victims.