TORONTO, March 11- A new free trade agreement with South Korea will throw a wrench into Canada's auto sector recovery, union leaders and an automaker warned on Tuesday, highlighting the pressure on an industry already struggling with competition from Mexico.» Read More
National Labor Relations Board has decided that anti-union Volkswagen workers can defend the results of a mid-February union election that the United Auto Workers lost at a Chattanooga, Tennessee VW plant.
March 11- Tesla Motors Inc said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration was pushing forward with a regulation that would hamper sales in the state by forcing the electric-car company to use dealers instead of selling directly to customers.
March 11- Clean Diesel Technologies Inc, a maker of emission control systems for vehicles, said it had started production of catalysts for Honda Motor Co's 2015 Acura TLX model, sending its shares up as much as 160 percent in early trading.
March 11- Clean Diesel Technologies Inc, a maker of emission control systems for cars, said it had started production of catalysts for Honda Motor Co's 2015 Acura TLX model, sending its shares up as much as 146 percent in early trading.
*Mercedes to shrink sales gap to Audi- IHS. INGOLSTADT, Germany, March 11- German luxury carmaker Audi, source of nearly half of Volkswagen's profits, expects another drop in operating earnings this year as it invests in new models and foreign expansion in a bid to catch up with sales at luxury rival BMW.
BEIJING, March 11- China will launch pilot programmes testing the development of privately-owned banks in Tianjin, Shanghai, Zhejiang and Guangdong, the country's bank regulator Shang Fulin said on Tuesday.
INGOLSTADT, Germany, March 11- German luxury carmaker Audi is bracing for another drop in operating profit this year as the costs of foreign expansion, new models and technologies weigh on its results.
HWASEONG, GYEONGGI, March 11- South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co plans to launch its first battery-powered electric vehicle in 2016, as the auto maker plays catch up in a nascent market already tapped by the likes of BMW and Nissan Motor Co Ltd..
DETROIT, March 10- General Motors Co on Monday said it had hired two outside law firms to probe the company's response to ignition-switch problems on cars that have been linked to 13 deaths, but both firms have done business with GM, raising questions of conflict of interest.
*Barra learned of ignition-switch issue two weeks after becoming CEO. DETROIT, March 10- In her first big test as General Motors Co's chief executive, Mary Barra has taken a hands-on approach behind the scenes in directing the automaker's response to ignition-switch problems that have been linked to 13 deaths. Most of the affected vehicles are in North America.
A beautifully restored 1968 Datsun 1600 was sold at an auction for more than $50,000. CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the hottest collectible cars.
DETROIT, March 10- General Motors Co said on Monday that the team conducting a probe of the company's handling of an ignition switch recall linked to 13 deaths includes attorneys from both inside and outside the No. 1 U.S. automaker.
Audi is betting it finally has the car to challenge Mercedes and BMW in the fast-growing entry-level luxury market.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Scott Keogh, Audi of America president, discuss Audi's newest entry-level luxury automobile. This segment is where the growth is going to come from, says Keogh.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports their have been more than 260 complaints about GM models stalling.
DETROIT, March 7- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne made salary and stock awards worth $307,989 last year for heading Chrysler Group LLC, according to a filing with U.S. regulators by the American automaker on Friday. Fiat SpA, based in Italy, and Chrysler Group LLC, headquartered in Michigan, were merged in January.
DETROIT, March 7- General Motors Co needs to get through its ignition-switch recall and the resulting federal investigation quickly to avoid any lasting damage to its brand, but the federal probe could keep the problem in the public eye for at least six months.
After Jimmy Fallon said he's thinking about buying a truck, four automakers have reached out to sell him one.
*Commission has begun legal proceedings against Germany. BRUSSELS, March 7- EU scientists have found that the new car coolant at the centre of a dispute that has pitched regulators against Germany and its luxury carmaker Daimler does not pose any serious safety risks, the European Commission said on Friday.
AVON LAKE, Ohio-- Ford Motor Co. is announcing that it will build its Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks at its assembly plant west of Cleveland. The automaker says it is shifting production from Mexico to its Avon Lake plant. The move announced Friday is part of a pledge Ford made with union leaders in 2011 to shift medium-duty truck production from Mexico.