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German automakers willing to drop all tariffs with U.S., report says

German automakers would abandon car tariffs between the EU and the United States in exchange for President Trump dropping a 25 percent tax threat on European auto imports, according to a report.
■ Daimler cuts 2018 profit outlook as tariffs strike U.S.-made SUVs
■ Canada's Trudeau doubts Trump wants to impose auto tariffs
■ Commerce secretary faces heat from GOP senators over auto, steel tariffs


Volvo's S60 signals 'dynamic' powertrain changes

The redesigned Volvo S60 compact sport sedan will be Volvo's first U.S.-manufactured vehicle and its first new-generation model to be sold without a diesel variant.
■ Volvo extends global footprint with U.S. factory opening
■ GALLERY: Volvo S60 sedan
■ Volvo CEO sees trade war making car shopping more like a crummy meal

VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis

When a crisis strikes, a company's board must spring into action and take charge to quickly restore confidence. After Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested over VW Group's diesel scandal, old loyalties took precedence over damage control.
■ Audi's detained CEO, Stadler, questioned by prosecutors, report says
■ Audi suspends Stadler, installs Schot as interim CEO
■ BLOG: Stadler's words return to haunt him


Genesis, Kia, Hyundai top J.D. Power quality rankings for 1st time

Korean brands secured the top three spots in J.D. Power's annual report card on new-vehicle quality for the first time in the study's 31-year history. New quality at the Detroit 3 continues to improve faster than the overall industry.

Toyota, pressed to innovate, cuts marketing outlays to fuel r&d

Toyota has begun slashing costs, starting with sales and marketing, and shifting resources into research that will help it keep up with new competitors, Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
■ Study questions massive investments in AVs

UPDATED: 6/20/18 4:14 pm ET - adds details
Tesla's alleged saboteur sued by carmaker over data theft

Tesla sued a former employee for hacking its confidential and trade secret information, transferring several gigabytes to outsiders along with illicit photos of the production line.

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UPDATED: 6/19/18 10:33 am ET -- adds Audi statement
Audi suspends Stadler, installs Schot as interim CEO

Audi suspended CEO Rupert Stadler and appointed Bram Schot as an interim replacement effective immediately, a day after Stadler's arrest in connection with a diesel emissions...

UPDATED: 6/20/18 1:01 pm ET - adds Colo. dealers' reaction
Colorado moves to adopt Calif. emissions standards

Colorado plans to join 12 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting California's low vehicle-emission standards, escalating the political and economic stakes for...

McLaren to open store near Detroit

McLaren is expanding its retail footprint in the United States by partnering with one of the largest dealership groups in the country, the Suburban Collection, for a new...


Ford plots future in a relic of Detroit's past

Ford plans a one-of-a-kind research and engineering campus in Detroit, including 2,500 employees working in a grandiose former train depot to develop the vehicles of the future.
■ BLOG: Why buying an old train station will be Bill Ford's greatest act
■ From Cork to Corktown: Depot builds on Ford's Irish roots
■ Transcript: Bill Ford on automaker's way forward in Detroit

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