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VW's U.S. slump hits 6-month mark as Audi rise continues

Continued weakness in the Volkswagen brand's core lineup dragged down its U.S. sales for the sixth consecutive month in April while Audi notched its 64th-straight monthly record.  » READ

Fiat Chrysler, Google said to plan self-driving prototypes

Fiat Chrysler and Google plan to develop several dozen self-driving prototypes based on the carmaker's Pacifica minivan in the first phase of a joint project to create autonomous vehicles, Bloomberg reported.  » READ

Volvo sales rise 11% in April as U.S., Europe growth offsets China slowdown


German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains


Renault pressed by French gov't to cut Ghosn's pay after investor revolt


Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company


BMW i brand sales fall 23% as key executives join Chinese electric start-up company


Porsche turbocharges new Boxster


BMW Q1 profit falls nearly 3% on currency, development spending


Audi will invest heavily in technology despite emissions scandal costs, development boss Knirsch says


Porsche will sell Panamera wagon in U.S.


FCA's Marchionne adds Ferrari CEO title


Ferrari raises forecast after Q1 profit jumps 19%


French car sales rise nearly 7% in April


VW could face worker protests if wage talks delayed, union warns



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.  » READ

VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. That's the good news, The bad news is that its workers in Germany are asking for a 5 percent pay increase.  » READ

VW's tone-deaf management


Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says


Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?


Inside the Numbers

German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains

German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust gains in France, Italy and Spain. Fiat, Volvo and Porsche were among brands with big gains.  » READ

French car sales rise nearly 7% in April

French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers including Hyundai, Fiat and BMW.  » READ

European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips


Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows


Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March


On the Move

BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations

BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. Petter Witt becomes executive vice president, operations, in North America, effective May 1.  » READ

IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations

International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively.  » READ

Porsche appoints Gartner expert to drive new technology developments


Mini appoints new head of Americas


Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health


Latest Launches

Porsche turbocharges new Boxster

Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cylinder turbocharged engine.  » READ

Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius

Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, which the automaker says is greener and more fun to drive than its predecessor.  » READ

High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals


Kia renews Sportage but drops the price