Coronavirus Roundup: April 3

Carmakers extend plant shutdowns, eye mid-April restarts


Carmakers in a Quandary about When to Reopen Plants

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


Coronavirus Roundup: March 27

More companies idle plants, look for cash


Coronavirus Roundup: March 24

A rundown on auto industry activity spurred by the coronavirus


Big Three Idle N. American Plants through March

A timeout to clean facilities and rethink production methods


Italy’s Auto Industry Scrambles Over Nationwide Virus Lockdown

The world’s first nationwide quarantine tests carmakers


U.S. Fuel Economy Hits All-Time High

Gains keep coming despite the boom in trucks and SUVs 


Global Car Sales Forecasts Fall on Virus Fears

Clearer picture not likely for many weeks


China's Auto Industry Still in "Park"

Auto production remains stalled by coronavirus epidemic


Ex-UAW Official Gets 28-Month Prison Term for Supplier Shakedown

Federal investigators creep closer to indicting former union presidents.


Still Another Ex-UAW Official Cops a Plea in Corruption Probe

Prosecutors circle closer to two ex-UAW presidents.


Toyota Extends Plant Shutdowns in China

Carmakers are beginning to extend shutdowns across the country.


FCA Files to Dismiss GM Racketeering Claim

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles wants a federal court to toss out claims by General Motors that it enjoyed special labor concessions by bribing United Auto Workers union executives.


FCA to Partner with Chinese iPhone Supplier on EVs

Proposed deal could help FCA in two big ways  


Investors Sue Daimler Over Diesel Cheating

Daimler is the latest European carmaker to be sued by investors over its alleged use of illegal software to evade diesel emission tests.


The Auto Industry in 2019—and Beyond

What do events in 2019 portend for the industry’s future?


FCA Piles on the Discounts to Clear Inventories

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is pushing to clear out some 70,000 vehicles nobody ordered by discounting them heavily and dumping them onto its U.S. dealers anyway.


Merger to Put Most FCA Cars on PSA Platforms

PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles say two PSA platforms will carry two-thirds of all small cars made by the companies after they merge.


PSA, Fiat Chrysler Agree to Merge

The auto industry contemplates its biggest merger ever, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group formally agree to $47 billion deal.


Fiat Chrysler, PSA Ready to Sign Merger Pledge

It will be a very big deal, literally, when PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles formalize their plan next week to merge.


UAW Ratifies 4-Year Labor Deal with FCA

This year’s contentious round of U.S. auto industry labor talks is over. Not so clear is whether it’s also the last hurrah for the United Auto Workers union.


Report: Dongfeng to Cut Stake in PSA

Dongfeng Motor Group will reduce its stake in PSA Group to help the French carmaker clear U.S. regulatory hurdles ahead of a planned merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.


Italy Says Fiat Undervalued Chrysler in Takeover

After Fiat Group acquired Chrysler Group in 2014, it undervalued the American company by €5.1 billion ($5.6 billion), according to Italy’s tax bureau.


FCA Labor Deal Goes to UAW Workers for Vote

United Auto Workers members are expected to begin a ratification vote on Friday for a four-year labor deal with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.