The man who assembled Tesla's supply base

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Peter Carlsson was a Swedish purchasing executive in cellphones and computer chips before taking over procurement and supply chain management for Tesla Motors in 2011.... Read More »

Aisin Seiki reboots for electric age

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Aisin Seiki Co., the massive Toyota Group supplier of transmissions and powertrain components, is looking long term, and the company doesn't necessarily like what it sees.... Read More »

Ghosn pushes commonization at measured pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn would like Nissan and its alliance partner Renault to pick up the pace on commonizing their platforms and technologies. But not too fast.... Read More »

Dealer's post-Katrina relief effort keeps growing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans in 2005 and left three of Troy Duhon's car dealerships completely under water, it changed the way he did business.... Read More »

FCA's sedan plans stall amid trade tumult

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

After Fiat Chrysler dealers sell down their current stocks of remaining Dodge Darts and Chrysler 200 sedans, those segments may stay vacant for a while on their lots.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

VW case starts new era of accountability

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

In a complicated industry using advanced technology that is governed by Byzantine rules and regulations, will this have a chilling effect on executives as they seek to do their jobs? We hope so.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

At Detroit show, something for everyone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

The consumer has spoken, and the auto industry has responded. Americans want SUVs and crossovers, and you'll see them at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Lots of them.... Read More »

2018 Camry: The more things change …

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

The new Camry is about as daring as is prudent for the loyalists who buy several hundred thousand of these cars a year - even in a bad year for cars.... Read More »

DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Hits and misses of the Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Our Los Angeles reporter, David Undercoffler, braved Detroit's winter elements and numerous potholes to take a look at what went well at the auto show -- and what didn't.... Read More »

FCA at odds with EPA on emissions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine available in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 has been operating under a dark cloud since at least last fall.... Read More »

Cruze diesel may get 50 on highway

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

The upcoming diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze may be General Motors' first non-hybrid vehicle since the 1990s to get an EPA-certified fuel economy rating of at least 50 mpg on the highway.... Read More »

Automakers, NASCAR surprise Mandel in Autoweek

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Longtime Autoweek publisher Dutch Mandel took his own personal checkered flag at the end of 2016. After 32 years at the magazine - owned by Crain Communications, publisher of Automotive News - six seven automakers and NASCAR didn't let Mandel leave Detroit without a proper send-off.... Read More »

Toyota's Hollis: Don't count out midsize sedans yet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Midsize cars were among the biggest sales losers last year as customers flocked instead to crossovers and other light trucks. But good old competition may reinvigorate the segment as soon as next year, as when Japan's big three roll out redesigns of their flagship four-doors.... Read More »

De Nysschen meets his Infiniti baby

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Spotted at Infiniti's Detroit auto show stand last week was the brand's former global president Johan de Nysschen. Now president of Cadillac, de Nysschen said he had to come see the QX50 Concept.... Read More »

Sergio: Trump 'should like' a GM-FCA merger

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne says President-elect Donald Trump might support the idea of General Motors merging with his company - an idea Marchionne tried and failed to get GM to consider in 2015.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A reliable recipe for dealership success

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Many people in our industry fail to grasp the relationship between great employees and customer satisfaction, writes Alan Starling, former NADA chairman.... Read More »

Bentley thinks best bet for its buyers is plug-in hybrid EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

It's a scenario scary enough to give any chauffeur the sweats: You're en route to pick up your boss who's headed to a crucial meeting -- or date -- and the all-electric ultraluxury sedan you're driving doesn't have enough juice to get there. Forget range anxiety. That's job anxiety.... Read More »

Suppliers' pitch: We're one-stop shops

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

The complexity of self-driving vehicles has created a golden opportunity for key suppliers to market themselves as one-stop shops for automakers.... Read More »

Toyota's Lentz: Tariff would depress industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump's threatened border tax on autos and auto parts coming into the U.S. would depress the entire industry, said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America.... Read More »

Automakers manage to keep stocks under control

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

U.S. automakers and dealers had a 63-day supply of unsold light vehicles on Jan. 1, up two days from the same time a year before but below the 65-day average for that date over the past 24 years.... Read More »

Nissan's Munoz: U.S. gets priority in new global role

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

With sales records stacking up for Nissan in the U.S. market, Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz wants to keep his eyes on local affairs - even though he now has a critical job to do around the world.... Read More »

Rosekind calls for more focus on human factors

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

NHTSA's Mark Rosekind cautioned that the march of autonomous-vehicle technology also must be accompanied by serious attention to human factors, including whether people will accept it.... Read More »

Honda's Mendel criticizes ultralong loans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

American Honda chief John Mendel decries the industry's drift toward ultra-long loan periods for car buyers as hurting the overall industry and suppressing new car turnover.... Read More »

NADA's Welch: Seize the political opportunity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

The National Automobile Dealers Association is eager to push a Republican-led government to reduce regulations and keep new-car sales humming.... Read More »

Bill Ford: Mobility can lift margins

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

More than a century after Henry Ford put the world on wheels, his great-grandson Bill Ford is trying to reinvent mobility.... Read More »

 
Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2017

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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Mercedes poised to take premium sales crown back from BMW
Mercedes is on track to overtake rival BMW as the world's largest premium brand this year, sales fig ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
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