Why Tesla's long waiting list for Model 3 needed a caveat
It is certainly possible Tesla had 400,000 reservations from people who intend to buy a Model 3. But we at Automotive News had reservations of our own before CEO Elon Musk clarified the situation.
How PSA plans to become industry's 'most efficient' carmaker
PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares has named his latest strategy Push to Pass. The racing ...
Skepticism surrounds China EV boom
No one said electrifying China's auto market would be easy. But even as automakers flood the Chinese market with new eco-models and the government pushes generous incentives, there remains much
More markets for U.S.-made Jeeps
Jeep's fast-growing global manufacturing footprint will not only end the brand's “Sophie's Choice” allocation challenges, but will increase sales opportunities for top-end Jeeps made
VW whips up miracle view of U.S.
The U.S. may be ground zero for Volkswagen's diesel scandal, but company executives proclaimed it the most important source of long-term growth for VW and said they are at work on a new brand
Mini’s challenge: Growing while it shrinks
BMW's top executive for Mini, Peter Schwarzenbauer, says it will be tricky to launch a fifth nameplate that both attracts consumers and fits the brand's image.
How Jaguar spells U.S. future: F-Pace
Jaguar's new F-Pace compact crossover will be the key vehicle to boosting the brand's lackluster U.S. sales, Jaguar's top U.S. executive says. The F-Pace, which goes on sale next month, will
AutoNews Now: AutoNation, TrueCar to try again
AutoNation, TrueCar give it another try; No price pressure from VW, Conti says; Acura marks 30 years; Gender gap persists; Cars shed leather to lose weight.
Renault board maintains Ghosn's 2015 pay despite shareholder revolt
Renault's board stuck by its decision to pay Carlos Ghosn $8.2 million for 2015 in defiance of a non-binding shareholder vote against the CEO's compensation package on Friday.
Best test for self-driving cars?
Federal safety regulators are asking automakers to help them figure out how to test self-driving cars to determine whether the vehicles are safe enough for consumers.
Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless road
Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for autonomous vehicles and to shape the rules of the driverless road. And the tech giant, one of the
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather
Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that makes the substitute.
AutoNation resumes ties with TrueCar after 2015 split
AutoNation will begin using TrueCar again at 55 of its dealerships starting Saturday in what the retailer is describing as a test. The resumption of ties will reverse AutoNation's acrimonious breakup
Mitsubishi Motors has cash to weather scandal, but brand reputation hurt again
Mitsubishi Motors' market value and Japanese orders have halved since it admitted last week to rigging fuel economy tests, but with more than $4 billion in cash and low debt, the automaker should
Why Tesla's long waiting list for Model 3 needed a caveat
It is certainly possible Tesla had 400,000 reservations from people who intend to buy a Model 3. But we at Automotive News had reservations of our own before CEO Elon Musk clarified the
Retailers need to see service as the hot money spot this year
Dealers are -- or should be -- preparing to take any sales slowdown in stride, by beefing up their service and parts operations.
FCA offers DIY Siri Eyes Free software update
Fiat Chrysler released a free software package that allows owners of certain 2013-15 vehicles equipped with its Uconnect infotainment system to integrate the Apple iPhone's Siri Eyes Free feature.
First Shift: Tesla's task: Curb warranty costs
High warranty costs a challenge for Tesla; Ford to temporarily idle F-150 line, inventories near 10-year high; VW chief apologizes to Obama for scandal; The hack of a lifetime?
Autoliv sees annual sales growth of 7% after robust Q1 earnings
Autoliv, continuing to generate new business in the wake of the Takata airbag recall crisis, reported a bigger than expected rise in first-quarter earnings and raised its forecast for like-for-like
Driverless cars could save lives, kill businesses
The automotive and tech companies pursuing the driverless car share a utopian belief: Autonomous vehicles will benefit society, eventually saving most of the nearly 33,000 people killed each year in
Daimler appoints Deloitte to aid diesel engine probe
Daimler appointed investigators from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to help gather documents and e-mails on its diesel-engine emissions as part of a probe requested by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Nissan will recall 3.53 million vehicles because airbags may not deploy
Nissan said it is recalling 3.53 million vehicles worldwide because passenger-side airbags may not work properly because vehicle sensors may malfunction.
Continental raises margin target after Q1 profit gain
Continental raised its profit margin target for this year after stronger demand for tires and industrial components pushed first-quarter profit and sales higher.
Ito named CEO of Denso International America
Kenichiro Ito has been named CEO of Denso International America as part of several top management changes at the Japanese auto parts supplier, the company said in a press release.
VW open to new partnerships but not talking to Google, Apple
VW will open itself up to more partnerships and strategic investments to help generate a "substantial proportion" of its revenue from new business models, CEO Matthias Mueller said. Discussions are
VW CEO eyes solid 2016 growth despite crisis
VW Group has a chance to post solid growth in its operating business this year even as it grapples with its emissions-cheating scandal and a strategic repositioning, CEO Matthias Mueller said. Cost
Some days, it's nice to be a Mitsubishi dealer
Facing a scandal over emissions violations, how did Mitsubishi quickly provide the kind of clarity and closure that Volkswagen dealers still yearn for?
Supplier Tower International cancels plan to sell European unit
Tower International, which makes heavy metal components and assemblies for cars and trucks, said today it will not sell its European division, citing the industry's growth in the region.
FCA-Google talks? Marchionne may have dropped a hint
Did Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne tip his hand at ongoing talks with Google earlier this week? During a call with analysts Tuesday as FCA delivered first-quarter results, Marchionne was asked
Visteon reports drop in Q1 net income but gross margin rises
Visteon, the former Ford parts unit that supplies various automotive electronics, on Thursday reported net income of $19 million on revenue of $802 million.
GM China sees strong growth for luxury models and EVs
Chinese consumers' continued preference for luxury brands could help make that country Cadillac's largest global market in the next five to 10 years, the head of General Motors China said today.
China's GAC looks to Fiat Chrysler to help enter U.S.
China's Guangzhou Automobile Group, whose partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles enables the Italian-American automaker to manufacture in China, wants Fiat Chrysler to return the favor by helping
Ford profits soar on F-150 sales, Europe rebound
Ford today posted the highest quarterly pretax profit in its 113-year history and its best-ever results in North America, driven by higher sales of the redesigned F-150 and a retooled lineup of SUVs.
Ford plans EV to compete with Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3, Fields confirms
Ford is developing an electric vehicle that would be competitive with the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3, CEO Mark Fields said.
VW to pay top exes $71.8 million for 2015
VW Group said it plans to pay the 12 current and former members of its management board 63.24 million euros ($71.8 million) for 2015, a year when Europe's largest carmaker posted a record loss due to
Auto industry must do more to close gender gap in leadership roles, report finds
The auto industry must do more if it wants to close the gender gap in its leadership positions, a report released today found. The survey was conducted by EY, a consulting firm.
AutoNews Now: FCA, Google in talks?
FCA reportedly near deal with Google; FCA's Chinese partner seeks way into U.S.; April U.S. sales rise expected; Ford working on 200-mile EV; Autonomous-car tech going bust with boomers.
First Shift: Ford posts record Q1 profit
F-150 helps push Ford to record Q1 profit; Fields: 'Absolutely terrific start'; Mitsubishi: No test-data problems in newer U.S. models; VW's growth outlook; JLR phone-finder app; Hyundai NFL promo.
Ford will shut one F-150 line for a week over mechanical issues
Ford is idling its F-150 assembly line in Missouri for one week in May to address mechanical issues that had been hindering the plant's output. The temporary shutdown comes as F-series inventory
Gen Y more likely than older drivers to trust self-driving tech, study finds
More than half of those born after 1976 say they trust autonomous tech, compared with 41 percent in Generation X, 23 percent of baby boomers and 18 percent of the pre-boomer generation, J.D. Power's
Denso's fiscal-year net falls 5.8%; Aisin Seiki's climbs 14%
Denso's net income fell 5.8 percent in the fiscal year which ended March 31, even as revenue rose 5 percent, the parts supplier said. Separately, Aisin Seiki said its net rose 14 percent as revenue
Mich. bills would make hacking electronic vehicle systems a felony, with life in prison
Hacking into an electronic vehicle system would have serious consequences under bills introduced today in the Michigan Senate: life in prison for the offender.
BorgWarner Q1 adjusted earnings rise 5%
Turbocharger and emissions systems supplier BorgWarner said today its first-quarter adjusted earnings rose on higher sales, even as one-time costs dragged down its net income.
VW brand reports $144 million Q4 loss on emissions crisis
VW Group's namesake car brand slumped to a loss in the fourth quarter as the emissions-cheating scandal tarnished its reputation and added costs to appease customers and dealers. The VW brand posted
Mitsubishi CEO, COO likely to resign over cheating, report says
Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko and COO Tetsuro Aikawa are likely to resign over the Japanese automaker's manipulation of fuel economy data, Japanese media reported today. The scandal has halved
Volvo announces 3 regional executive moves in U.S.
Volvo Car USA has announced three executive changes in its regional structure effective May 1.
April U.S. sales expected to rise 4% with SAAR of 17.4-17.6 million
U.S. new-vehicle sales in April are projected to rise about 4 percent from a year ago, according to four forecasts, easing concerns that the market is weakening. After falling short of expectations
Icahn's Federal-Mogul returns to profitability in Q1
Carl Icahn-controlled Federal-Mogul today reported a $35 million profit in the first quarter as sales in its aftermarket parts division rose 7.5 percent.
High warranty costs reflect Tesla's struggle with quality
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told investors his electric car company will stop burning cash and turn a profit this year, and corralling costs associated with quality problems will be critical to making
VW said to hire McKinsey to address diesel scandal
VW Group has hired external advisers McKinsey & Co. to better react to the turmoil caused by its emissions cheating and help draft a strategy to move beyond the scandal, people familiar with the
Superior Industries more than triples Q1 net income
Aluminum-wheel supplier Superior Industries more than tripled its first-quarter net income, driven by a 25 percent gain in wheel shipments.
First Shift: EPA orders Mitsubishi testing
EPA orders Mitsubishi testing, automaker delays earnings guidance; Mazda expecting profit drop; A smoking slide in VW scandal?; Barra's life lessons; Latina shoppers' viewpoint.