Trump to seek repeal of California's smog-fighting power, report says

12:15 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
The Trump administration will seek to revoke California's authority to regulate automobile emissions -- including its mandate for electric car sales -- in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards, three people familiar with the plan told Bloomberg.

The trouble with tariffs: We won't innovate

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
If a key aim of the Trump import tariffs is to make America the global hot spot for auto innovation, industry leaders say the administration is going about it in a strange way.

Tesla asks suppliers for refunds to help profit

6:58 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Tesla, whose eroding cash position has alarmed investors, requested a "meaningful" amount of payments made since 2016 to be returned, according to a memo obtained by the Wall Street Journal.

FCA's Altavilla, who had been a CEO candidate, to step down

7:11 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Fiat Chrysler's chief of Europe, Africa and the Middle East has resigned after being passed over to replace ailing Sergio Marchionne as CEO of the group.

New ZF boss Scheider ready to do some tweaks

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Six months into the job, ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider is talking about bringing transformation and innovation to the German parts giant.

Former Mercedes-Benz China exec takes helm at AutoGravity

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Longtime Mercedes-Benz financial executive Alex Mallmann has been named CEO of AutoGravity, the financial technology company said. Mallmann, 47, replaces Andy Hinrichs, who has left the company.

Two of Toyota's funkiest concepts to become reality at 2020 Olympics

8:36 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Toyota said the Concept-i will be part of an Olympics demonstration. The e-Palette will be on call to shuttle athletes and officials.

VIDEO: First Shift: Marchionne's condition called 'irreversible'

8:00 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Marchionne's condition called 'irreversible'; FCA Europe chief reportedly quits as Jeep-Ram boss Manley is named CEO; Tough week ahead for new boss; Detroit auto show moving to June.

EDITORIAL

When is enough, enough?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Peugeot plans to re-enter U.S. and Canadian markets. What will be the impact on dealers?

Marchionne's successor has just days to get ready for investor scrutiny

July 23, 2018 08:06 CET
Mike Manley has just days to prepare for Fiat Chrysler's quarterly results presentation, an event investors will use to size up the company's new CEO and assess his plan to fill the shoes of Sergio Marchionne.

Detroit auto show moves to June to boost appeal

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
The Detroit auto show is undergoing a drastic reorganization in 2020, when it will move from the dead of winter to early June to better appeal to car shoppers — and the growing list of automakers that have dropped out in recent years — with outdoor displays and on-road vehicle demonstrations.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

How Mercedes Vans transformed into an 'end-to-end solutions provider'

July 23, 2018 06:01 CET
Mercedes-Benz Vans enjoyed a record sales year in 2017 based on solid demand for the large van segment, particularly the Sprinter. Volker Mornhinweg discussed the division's outlook with Automotive News Europe.

Midengine Vette aims to halt skidding sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
After decades of playing with the idea of a midengine supercar, the automaker is expected to introduce the eighth-generation Corvette within the next year.

Buick asks buyers to pay more, and they do

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
One of every four Enclaves sold is an Avenir, and after a March investment that boosted Avenir production, GM is studying additional ways to get even more inventory to help meet demand for the $54,495-and-up crossover.

AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME

Hall of Fame: AutoNation's Jackson, Magna's Stronach, Kiichiro Toyoda inducted

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson, NPR Car Talk co-hosts the Magliozzi brothers, Magna founder Frank Stronach and former Toyota Motor Corp. President Kiichiro Toyoda were inducted into the 2018 Automotive Hall of Fame.

Sonic: Profit woes may affect other retailers, too

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Shrinking margins at BMW and Honda stores will hurt Sonic -- and could be felt by its dealership rivals.

Flexdrive uses telematics to rein in costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Subscription service provider Flexdrive uses telematics devices installed on vehicles to trim the cost of depreciation and insurance for its dealership partners.

Ford ups price for Edge ST

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Ford Motor Co.'s upcoming 2019 Edge ST -- the automaker's first crossover to carry a performance badge -- will cost about $1,500 more than the outgoing Edge Sport trim it replaces.

U.S.-built Ariel Atom stars at Goodwood

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
British makers of esoteric, scare-you-silly road cars rarely prosper but Ariel is bucking the trend. For one, it has hit upon an excellent way to service the U.S. -- have the cars built locally under license.

Wahlberg solidifies Chevy ties -- as a dealer

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Actor Mark Wahlberg just bought into a Chevy dealership in Ohio — and he wants to add more stores to his portfolio.

Toyota offers part-time vehicle use in Hawaii

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Toyota's first homegrown car-share program, launched this month in Hawaii, could be a model for dealerships around the globe to tap into demand for part-time vehicle use.

An EU trade deal the U.S. could refuse

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Anxious to avoid an all-out automotive trade war with the U.S., European Union officials and German automakers are ready to deal. And they have a straightforward proposal, too: Drop vehicle tariffs on both sides of the Atlantic. Yet as nice and evenhanded as it sounds, the idea may not fly for U.S. negotiators.

RICHARD TRUETT

Answers to Tesla's woes are in Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Tesla's Elon Musk might learn a lot from some time in Detroit, says Automotive News staff writer Richard Truett.

Off-road is the new vintage

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
When it comes to today's classics vehicles, there is a notable shift in what collectors are buying, especially if it's their first vintage vehicle, says Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty.

Aston wants to take high class a little higher

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Aston Martin has presented a futuristic personal aircraft it has dubbed "a sports car for the skies."

 
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