Participation Skyrockets as the 15th Edition of Automechanika Shanghai 2019 Draws to a Close
December 17, 2019
The 15th edition of Automechanika Shanghai, which took place from 3 to 6 December 2019, has recorded more industry participation than ever before. 159,728 visitors connected with 6,590 exhibitors... READ MORE
AASA Accepting Applications for the Channel Excellence Award Presented by Epicor
December 17, 2019
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) is accepting applications now for the AASA Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.... READ MORE
FCA, PSA Boards Meet to Finalize Merger, Report Says
December 17, 2019
The boards of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Peugeot maker PSA Group were meeting separately on Tuesday to discuss finalizing an initial agreement for a $50 billion merger to create the world's... READ MORE
NHTSA Upgrades Probe Into 1.7 Million GM Vehicles for Windshield Wiper Failures
December 17, 2019
WASHINGTON -- NHTSA said Tuesday it is upgrading an investigation into 1.7 million General Motors vehicles for windshield wiper failures. The auto safety agency opened the probe in... READ MORE
Hyundai Europe COO Schmid to Step Down
December 17, 2019
Hyundai Motor Europe COO Thomas Schmid, who is credited with boosting the Korean automaker's sales and market share in the region, will step down by year end after holding the position for nearly... READ MORE
Spending Deal Does Not Extend EV Tax Credit
December 17, 2019
WASHINGTON -- Congress declined to extend a $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles in a federal spending deal negotiated by House and Senate leaders. General Motors and Tesla Inc have... READ MORE
Chicago Federal Reserve’s Bill Strauss to Provide the Global Economic Overview at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue Conference
December 17, 2019
Research Triangle Park, NC – December 16, 2019 – The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), is... READ MORE
A Bentley Fit for a Queen
December 17, 2019
Millie Bull Horton of Mount Pleasant, S.C., 65, a retired high school English teacher, on her 1953 Bentley R-Type, as told to A.J. Baime. My father bought our Bentley for my mother in 1977.... READ MORE
From Zero to Four, Before the End of the Driveway
December 17, 2019
Imagine it’s Christmas morning. You wake up, and head straight to the living-room tree. Under its green branches is a bright yellow Mercedes-AMG GT sports car, with your name on it. And you’... READ MORE
MEMA President and CEO Bill Long Named to the Chamber of Commerce’s C-100 Committee
December 16, 2019
MEMA President and CEO Bill Long was welcomed into the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Association Committee of 100, which consists of high-profile executives who work to build partnerships, network,... READ MORE
Sen. Sherrod Brown Publicly Backs USMCA For First Time
December 16, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA supports the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is urging the U.S. Congress to pass the agreement without delay. The USMCA will provide... READ MORE
Explore China’s Evolving Aftermarket at AASA’s 2020 Global Summit
December 16, 2019
The distribution model in China is growing and changing – are you ready? Robert Zhu, CEO and chairman of TrakMotive, will lead a thoughtful session on identifying meaningful opportunities in... READ MORE
PSA Wins French Support for Fiat Chrysler Deal, Report Says
December 16, 2019
PARIS/MILAN -- PSA Group has secured the backing of one of its major shareholders, the French government, for its plan to merge with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, people familiar with the... READ MORE
GM Investing $1.5B for Production of Next-Generation Colorado and Canyon
December 16, 2019
Detroit — General Motors Co. will invest $1.5 billion to build its next generation of mid-size pickups, the automaker announced Friday. A $1 billion investment at GM's... READ MORE
Highest Structural Beam Placed on Fiat Chrysler's New Detroit Plant
December 16, 2019
Detroit's first new auto assembly plant in nearly 30 years on Friday got its Christmas tree — a nickname for a new building's highest structural beam. The top-most steel beam of 299 at Fiat... READ MORE
Trailer Orders Continue to Slide as Fleets Crawl Cautiously into 2020
December 16, 2019
Trailer orders for November hit 20,200 units, falling 34 percent from October, according to preliminary data released by FTR Monday. Fleets are being cautious with truck orders, and FTR Vice... READ MORE
McQueen's Mustang Hitting Auction Block
December 16, 2019
The Ford Mustang that Steve McQueen raced through San Francisco in Bullitt goes up for auction next month in Florida. The car, an unrestored 1968 fastback in Highland... READ MORE
FCC Votes Unanimously to Open Auto Airwaves for WiFi
December 13, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA is opposed to the unanimous decision by the FCC to allow other wireless uses on the 5.9 GHz spectrum. Traditionally, this band has been reserved for the... READ MORE
China Offers No Confirmation on U.S. Trade Deal
December 13, 2019
BEIJING—China indicated that a near-term trade agreement with the U.S. has yet to be completed despite President Trump’s signoff, highlighting the unpredictability of a negotiation process... READ MORE