image

The man who stood up to VW -- and won

Supply magnate Nijaz Hastor refused to take $66M hit
Aug. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

Nijaz Hastor began his career building Volkswagens in a factory in Slovenia. Last week, he brought VW to its knees when he refused to back down on a contract dispute between the automaker and his diverse parts company.
Read More »
()

image
Piech queried Winterkorn on VW scandal, paper says
Aug. 28, 2016 22:11 CET

Former VW Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech tried unsuccessfully to query ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn about the automaker's emissions scandal a month before the two had a publi ...
()

 

image
Marchionne sees Samsung as 'potential strategic partner'
Aug. 28, 2016 14:29 CET

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said he sees Samsung Electronics as a potential partner amid interest from several potential buyers of its Magneti Marelli auto-parts unit. He d ...
()

 




 
image
China startup recruits Italian expertise for GT96 supercar
Aug. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

China's Techrules has recruited Italian design and engineering partners to help it launch the country's first supercar. ...
()

 

image
Mercedes, Infiniti owners most likely to let car do driving
Aug. 27, 2016 06:01 CET

If you drive a Mercedes or an Infiniti luxury vehicle, you're probably more willing than most drivers to give up the wheel to a robot, according to a survey. ...
()

 

image
VW labor boss suggests taking stakes in suppliers
Aug. 26, 2016 12:52 CET

Volkswagen Group should consider taking stakes in key suppliers, VW's labor boss said. His comments came after two parts makers caused production stoppages at six of the ...
()

 

image
Google hires Airbnb exec to commercialize self-driving cars
Aug. 26, 2016 18:04 CET

Google's self-driving car project took a step closer to market with the hire of a top executive from Airbnb, the online vacation home rental marketplace. Shaun Stewart is ...
()

 

image
VW's U.S. dealer accord said to add $1.2 billion to diesel-scandal costs
Aug. 26, 2016 11:10 CET

VW Group's agreement to pay U.S. dealerships for losses caused by its diesel scandal could cost the automaker about $1.2 billion, Bloomberg reported. This may raise VW's ...
()

 

image
Land Rover's slower sales growth, Brexit hit drag down Tata, JLR profits
Aug. 26, 2016 14:35 CET

Quarterly profit at Tata Motors and its Jaguar Land Rover unit decreased as demand fell for Range Rover SUVs. Foreign exchange losses after Britain's decision to leave th ...
()

 

image
Takata shortlists Daicel, KKR, Ningbo, others in rescue search, report says
Aug. 26, 2016 13:04 CET

Takata has shortlisted six or seven companies, including a competitor and private-equity funds, as potential financial investors to bail out the Japanese supplier, people ...
()

 

image
German prosecutors review stolen Bosch data for VW diesel-scandal clues
Aug. 25, 2016 18:21 CET

Prosecutors in Stuttgart are examining stolen Bosch data to see whether it contains clues about how Volkswagen cheated diesel-emissions tests. ...
()

 

image
First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore
Aug. 25, 2016 12:32 CET

The first driverless taxi began work today in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore. Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their ap ...
()

 

image
2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW
Opel touts Ampera-e's performance, long range and roomy interior
Aug. 25, 2016 06:01 CET

Opel says its Ampera-e hatchback, the brand's first full electric vehicle, will have acceleration and overtaking times equal to the performance of its sporty OPC models. ...
()

 

image
Schaeffler to build 2 new plants in China
Aug. 25, 2016 06:01 CET

Schaeffler plans to build a production complex housing two new plants in Xiangtan in central China's Hunan province to make bearings for customers in south and southwest ...
()

 

image
UK production rises nearly 8% in July, but growth slows
Aug. 25, 2016 11:10 CET

UK car production rose 7.6 percent in July, which was a slower pace than the month before, as the industry contemplates the repercussions of a vote in Britain to leave th ...
()

 

image
Faurecia recasts interiors for self-driving cars
Aug. 25, 2016 22:47 CET

With self-driving cars expected on the road within three to five years, Faurecia is focusing on the cabin of future autonomous cars. ...
()

 

image
Uber lost at least $1.2 billion in first half of 2016, report says
Aug. 25, 2016 21:19 CET

Uber's losses in the first half of 2016 totaled at least $1.27 billion, Bloomberg reported. The ride-hailing giant is not a public company, but its finance chief briefs i ...
()

 

image
Amazon, expanding automotive business, launches vehicle research portal
Aug. 25, 2016 17:44 CET

Amazon has launched Amazon Vehicles, a car research portal where consumers will have access to vehicle detail pages and reviews of thousands of new and classic cars, whil ...
()

 

image
VW sees car output back to normal by Monday after supplier deal
Aug. 24, 2016 17:37 CET

VW said production of cars at its German plants should be back to normal by next Monday after it resolved a dispute with parts suppliers over contract terms. ...
()

 

image
France denies it omitted elements in Renault emissions report
Aug. 24, 2016 21:49 CET | UPDATED: Aug. 25 10:20 CET - adds report, background

France's Environment Ministry denied it had omitted key elements concerning some Renault cars in a report on vehicle pollution it commissioned following the Volkswagen em ...
()

 

    
 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

image
Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
 Read More ›

Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

image
Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
 Read More ›

Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

image
My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
 Read More ›

Newsletters & Alerts
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
image
VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
 Read More ›
image
Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
 Read More ›
image
UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
 Read More ›
image
Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
 Read More ›
image
German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
 Read More ›
image
Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
 Read More ›
image
French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
 Read More ›
image
Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
 Read More ›
image
European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
 Read More ›
image
Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
 Read More ›
image
Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
 Read More ›
image
Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
 Read More ›
image
Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
 Read More ›
image
Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
 Read More ›
image
Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
 Read More ›
image
Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
 Read More ›
image
Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
 Read More ›
image
PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
 Read More ›
image
Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
 Read More ›
image
BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
 Read More ›
image
Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
 Read More ›
image
Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
 Read More ›
image
Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
 Read More ›
image
Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
 Read More ›
image
Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
 Read More ›
image
Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
 Read More ›
image
Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
 Read More ›
image
MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
 Read More ›
image
Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
 Read More ›
image
McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
 Read More ›