Global Automakers

BEIJING | China auto sales fall in October for 4th month

BEIJING  — China’s auto sales sank for a fourth month in October, tumbling 13 percent from a year earlier, an industry group reported Friday, adding to an unexpectedly painful downturn for global automakers in their biggest market. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the crowded, competitive market contracted to just over 2 million units, … Continue reading BEIJING | China auto sales fall in October for 4th month

FRANKFURT, Germany VW to launch all-electric car sharing in Berlin

FRANKFURT, Germany  — Volkswagen says it’s launching an all-electric car sharing service in Berlin using its battery powered Golf and Up! models as it seeks to build a business serving people in big cities who don’t own cars. The company said Thursday that it planned to expand its We Share project to big cities in … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany VW to launch all-electric car sharing in Berlin

SEOUL, South Korea  | Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs

SEOUL, South Korea  — Hyundai Motor Co.’s labor union said Thursday that steep auto tariffs the U.S. is considering could cost tens of thousands of American jobs, echoing concerns of the global auto industry as spiraling trade conflicts between the U.S. and other major economies heat up. The labor union at South Korea’s largest auto … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea  | Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs