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Business

Four Auto Companies Rank Among the World's Most Ethical

GM and Cooper Standard make the list for the first time, joining long-running honorees Aptiv and Cummins

Interiors & Electronics

Premium Interiors for Mid-Range Prices (Less Than $50,000)

The little things can add up to provide comfort, convenience and functionality

Marketing

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Mobility

Autoliv Develops Airbag for Scooters

Safety specialist aims to apply automotive tech to emerging micromobility market

Sales

Bye-Bye Frankfurt Auto Show

German show leaves town after a 51-year run as attendance plunges.

Sales

Volvo Says EV Demand Is Big

Even though the XC40 Recharge P8 AWD won’t be out for some months, seems global demand is strong

Electronics

Volvo Is Serious About Safety: $1-Million Serious

If a safety occurs in that football game everyone is talking about, then someone is going to be very happy

Design

600-hp Volvo Sells at Record Price for Charitable Cause

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund gets $150K from an amazing Volvo Amazon

Batteries

Volvo Plans EV Battery Plant in U.S.

A new battery factory near Volvo's vehicle assembly plant in South Carolina shows commitment to America's electric-car market.

Business

Geely Ponders Stake in Aston Martin

Geely Holdings reportedly has joined the list of investors eyeing stakes in financially struggling Aston Martin.

Business

Volvo Recall Targets Flawed Door Latches

Volvo is recalling 145,000 cars and wagons in the U.S. to fix door latches that could break and let a door fly open when you turn.

Business

IIHS Toughens Safety Ratings

Fewer vehicles likely will receive the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s coveted Top Safety designations in 2020. 

Business

Reinventing the Car-Buying Process

Cadillac Live lets car buyers interact remotely with product specialists, without having to visit a dealership. 

Production

Europe Okays $3.5 Billion for EV Battery Work

Europe badly trails Asia in its ability to make battery cells for electric cars. The region is hoping $3.5 billion in seed money will help it catch up.

Design

Apex.AI Secures Funding from JLR, Hella and Volvo Trucks

Silicon Valley-based autonomous tech startup Apex.AI has landed unspecified investments from Jaguar Land Rover, Hella and Volvo Trucks.

Business

The Importance of the MaaS Market

As urban mobility influences both public transportation as well as ridesharing and taxis, this growing segment of the automotive market is too critical for OEMs and suppliers to ignore.

Business

Foreign-Brand Sales Climb 6% in U.S.

U.S. deliveries of foreign-brand passenger vehicles rose 6% to more than 788,000 units in November.

Mobility

Car Dealer Touts Multi-Brand Subscriptions

 Ohio car dealer Bernie Moreno is betting on a multi-brand luxury subscription service.

Business

Geely: No Plans to Buy Bentley

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group says it has no plans to buy Bentley from Volkswagen Group, countering reports last week to the contrary.

Mazda CX-30 Sets Top Mark in Euro Safety Tests

Mazda Motor Corp.’s all-new CX-30 compact crossover vehicle earned a top five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Program and scored a record-high 99% in the Adult Occupant Protection category.

Business

Lotus Engineering Targets Growth

After years of dwindling sales, Group Lotus plc’s engineering unit aims to reestablish itself and grow its sales within owner Geely Auto Group and to other carmakers in coming years.

Hybrid

Fisker to Show Production-Ready EV in January

California-based electric vehicle maker Fisker Inc. plans to unveil a “production-intent prototype” of its upcoming all-electric SUV/crossover vehicle in January.

Business

Hyundai, Renault and Volvo Invest in Cybersecurity Firm

Israel’s Upstream Security, a startup that specializes in cybersecurity systems for connected vehicles, says it has received $30 million in Series B funding.