Friday morning car news roundup, September 2, 2016

Today is Friday

Top News:

  • Unnatural Acts at Chrysler? – Detroit Bureau: When does the “unnatural” cross into the illegal? That’s apparently something that federal prosecutors are looking into as they ramp up an investigation into potential sales fraud by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.As reports, the feds are asking about FCA’s “unnatural acts department.”
  • Mercedes Brazil starts building GLA – Just-auto: Five months after the official plant opening in Brazil, Mercedes-Benz has started production of the second model at its new passenger car assembly plant in Iracemapolis – the GLAcompact SUV is flexibly assembled on the same line as the C-Class sedan. Both models are the brand’s best sellers in Brazil’s premium market.
  • Every fourth Audi to be electric within a decade – Just-auto: Every fourth Audi on the road should be electric withinf 10 years, according to the Volkswagen Group premium brand’s technicaldevelopment chief.
  • Volkswagen Appeals NLRB Ruling – Detroit Bureau: VW is appealing the NLRB ruling allowing the UAW’s representation of maintenance workers at the automaker’s Chattanooga plant.