Chevy's inability to establish a foothold in Europe is the only real blemish on an otherwise sharp, decadelong global expansion for GM's largest brand. Figuring out the path forward for Chevy Europe is Job 1 for Alan Batey, the first global chief of Chevrolet in its 102-year history.
Rapid growth at Volkswagen Group has the CEO of Europe's largest automaker convinced that the company will not only be the first automaker to sell 10 million cars in a year, it will do so ahead of his target year of 2018. Martin Winterkorn shared this bold prediction during a recent interview.
Ford is aiming its 2014 F-150 Tremor pickup at a slender niche in the huge pickup market: performance enthusiasts who want a short-wheelbase, regular-cab pickup that accelerates like a rocket. After all, Ford says regular cabs account for only 5 percent of its industry-leading F-150 volume.
Volkswagen plans to broaden its diesel lineup in 2015 with the Golf GTD, the brand's first performance-oriented diesel car for the United States. The GTD, available as a two- and four-door hatchback, borrows the sports suspension from the gasoline-powered Golf GTI. It is powered by a 2.
Nissan dealers are selling their new compact NV200 commercial van as fast as the company can deliver them, and planners are pressing Nissan's Mexican factory to step up production. The Sentra-sized NV200, produced in Cuernavaca, Mexico, went on sale in late March. It is powered by a 2.
For 11 straight years, the Toyota Camry has carried the powerful marketing message of being America's best-selling car. But with the competition nipping at the Camry's heels, Toyota officials must contemplate how far they're willing to go to retain the title.
Car dealers in the United States had a good year in 2012. Higher new- and used-vehicle retail sales volumes and prices pushed revenues higher, resulting in a 6 percent rise in pretax profit at the average dealership, even though total dealership pretax margins eased slightly.
A jury in Virginia decided that Hyundai Motor should pay $14 million to a man who suffered traumatic brain damage in a car accident after the side airbags in his 2008 Hyundai Tiburon coupe failed to deploy. A Hyundai spokesman said the automaker plans to appeal.
Fears that the auto industry could become embroiled in an old-fashioned price war have fizzled as automakers hold firm in their post-recession pricing discipline, even as rising demand, rapid production increases and currency fluctuations create the temptation to grab market share by throwing cash...
Diversified auto supplier Federal-Mogul has sold its connecting rod and camshaft business to JD Norman Industries. The deal divests Federal-Mogul's connecting rod machining plant in Windsor, Canada, and its camshaft foundry in the United Kingdom, the supplier said today.
German supplier Robert Bosch GmbH, aiming to develop an advanced lithium ion battery that can power electric vehicles much longer than today's batteries, has dumped its South Korean battery partner for a Japanese one.
After two decades of steady growth in North America, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association is preparing to seek overseas alliances. The association's new president, Julie Fream, said last week she plans to seek ties with supplier organizations outside of North America.
Federal safety regulators closed an investigation into defective engine cables in more than 467,000 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable cars after Ford said it would fix the problem without issuing a recall.
Ford expects a rise in SUV production in Russia to boost second-half vehicle sales in the market and help reduce losses in Europe. Ford's deliveries in Russia fell 18 percent this year through May, trailing a 4.5 percent industrywide drop.
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine takes an in-depth look at Volkswagen Group; reveals why BMW sales chief Ian Robertson thinks the automaker's new battery-powered vehicles will be game-changers; and details how automakers are maintaining the size of their...
Rental fleets are a good way for car companies to show off their products to potential buyers, says Kurt Kohler, senior vice president of North American fleet for Enterprise Holdings, parent of the Enterprise, National and Alamo rental brands, which commissioned the study.
A reshuffling of General Motors' design team -- the second in a year -- has put new lead designers in place at Cadillac, Buick and GMC. Taking over design for both Cadillac and Buick will be Andrew Smith, now head designer for the Holden brand in Australia.
Billionaire megadealer Norman Braman has settled his two-tier pricing lawsuit against General Motors. Settlement terms were unavailable. A brief document filed in federal court in South Florida noted that all disputes between Braman and GM are settled.
High prices and heavy demand for luxury cars and SUVs in China, caused in part by 25 percent tariffs on imported new vehicles, mean scammers, who illegally exported thousands of luxury vehicles to China, can often sell the vehicles for at least double what they would get in the United States.
BMW of North America is adding features to its ConnectedDrive infotainment system as standard equipment on most 2014 vehicles. BMW Assist with the eCall enhanced collision notification system has been made standard on all but the X6 crossover and some 3-series hybrid models.
Ram will offer a new optional 6.4-liter V-8 engine for its 2014 heavy-duty pickup to compete with Ford's 6.2-liter gasoline V-8. The 2014 Ram 1500 will offer a light-duty diesel. The powertrain changes were revealed at a press event here last week.
With the 2013 legislative season drawing to a close in many states, Tesla Motors is keeping its options for a federal challenge open after mixed results this year in its rift with dealers over its direct-selling model.
Last month, General Motors said it will stop publicly disclosing monthly North American production numbers and will eliminate regional production reports. You can't help but wonder what's going on at GM.