Ford will offer Focus with fuel-saving 48-volt hybrid system

April 24, 2018 06:01 CET

Ford will introduce a 48-volt mild-hybrid version of the new Focus for customers who want a power boost while also saving fuel.... Read More »

VW's sales momentum positive in all regions, Diess says

April 24, 2018 11:34 CET

VW Group is on track for profitable growth this year in all regions thanks to positive sales momentum at the start of 2018, CEO Herbert Diess said. The executive said the company needed to "speed up" in regard to rapid industry changes and heightening competition, especially in China.... Read More »

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Skoda aims Kamiq at China's booming SUV market

April 24, 2018 10:51 CET

Skoda aims to capture a larger share of China's booming SUV market with its new Kamiq aimed at buyers in cities.... Read More »

Ferrari pushes possible EV launch beyond 2022

April 24, 2018 09:36 CET

Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne says the supercar brand will not launch a full-electric car until after its next business plan ends in 2022. Marchionne has said Ferrari's first hybrid will debut at the Frankfurt auto show in 2019.... Read More »

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Mercedes-Maybach is betting on a hybrid SUV-sedan look

April 24, 2018 10:06 CET

Mercedes is betting on a hybrid SUV-sedan look to attract wealthy Chinese buyers to its Maybach ultraluxury brand.... Read More »

Opel CEO says German investments hinge on improving competitiveness

April 23, 2018 14:10 CET

Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller reaffirmed that the automaker's new owner, PSA, wants to invest in Germany and keep open factories if it can reach an agreement with workers to improve their competitiveness.... Read More »

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Infiniti readying new platform for electrified cars

2:36 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand will introduce an all-new platform for its entire range when it shifts to exclusively electrified powertrains in 2021.... Read More »

THIRD OF A 3-PART SERIES

Dealers want a piece of the auto subscription action, too

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Some dealers are offering subscription programs to ensure they remain relevant as automakers also experiment with the business model.... Read More »

Dealers fixate on costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Dealers are increasingly cutting costs across the board this year to offset narrowing margins, rising expenses and a potential economic downturn.... Read More »

Washington angles to check CFPB's power

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Congressional efforts to limit the CFPB's power are moving in parallel with similar efforts by its leader.... Read More »

Calif. bill would add some muscle to franchise laws

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

A wide-ranging California bill that aims to strengthen the state's existing new-car dealer franchise laws is scheduled to have its first committee hearing today.... Read More »

Gentex Q1 net income up 14 percent despite production glitch

3:53 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Gentex said its first-quarter net income surged 14 percent from a year earlier as the mirror and electronics supplier managed to boost mirror deliveries despite a production glitch.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Will lease deal give new Accord a boost?

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Will lease deal give Accord a boost?; Court rules against delaying CAFE penalty hike; Ford's 2-cylinder feat; Peek at Cadillac XT6, Mercedes-Maybach SUV; When Kanye tweeted Elon.... Read More »

U.S. court blocks Trump effort to delay boost in 'gas guzzler' fines

3:20 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Automakers will face steeper penalties if they fall short of annual federal fuel economy targets after an appeals court blocked a Trump administration move to delay a scheduled increase in the fines.... Read More »

Trump may tie Mexican immigration control to NAFTA

1:16 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

President Trump threatened to make Mexican immigration control a condition of a new NAFTA agreement, saying the southern neighbor must stop illegal immigrants from getting into the United States.... Read More »

Cadillac polishes all-new, 3-row SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Cadillac's next all-new vehicle -- the XT6 -- is taking shape and taking to the road for testing.... Read More »

Activist investor turns up heat on Hyundai

6:27 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Activist hedge fund Elliott Management dismissed Hyundai Motor Group's restructuring plan as insufficient on Monday and called on the South Korean conglomerate to adopt a holding company strategy and appoint more independent board members.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: When in China, do as Didi does

8:09 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Didi is the force to reckon with in Chinese ride hailing. During my current visit for this week's Beijing auto show, I came prepared. With the Didi's English-version app downloaded and ready to go on my iPhone, I set out in the city.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Hedge fund pushes Hyundai to add board seats

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Fund seeks Hyundai board changes; GM Korea averts bankruptcy; Toyota raises Avalon base price $2K; Independent monitor blasts VW; Ford nixes GM 9-speed; Standing by stick shifts.... Read More »

Toyota Avalon gets price bump after redesign

7:40 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

The fifth-generation Toyota Avalon that goes on sale next month as a 2019 model shares almost nothing with the previous generation, including the pricing.... Read More »

GM Korea, union reach tentative wage deal to avert bankruptcy

6:56 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

GM's South Korean unit said that it has reached a tentative wage deal with its labor union, meeting a key condition laid down by the automaker to prevent it filing for bankruptcy.... Read More »

USED-CAR SPECIAL SECTION

The rise of a used-car powerhouse

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Reagor Dykes Auto Group, a budding powerhouse on Automotive News' list of the top 100 dealership groups in used retail sales, sells well beyond its west Texas base.... Read More »

VW may face billion-euro damages claim from Bosnian supplier

April 23, 2018 11:23 CET

VW may face a damages claim for billions of euros from Prevent Group after the automaker canceled its contracts with the supplier following a dispute that forced VW to halt production at six German factories.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’s plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany. Output peaked at more than 10,200 units in 2017, according to IHS Markit.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domestic automakers. But a complete separation will be hard for nearly all global brands that manufacture in China.... Read More »

 
Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as poli ...
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording stro ...
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chie ...
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketin ...
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilh ...
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. ...
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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