Subaru is still the hottest car company in the U.S.

10:19 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

The U.S. auto business in 2015 is a Hollywood movie -- one big car chase and a happy ending. If there's a hero, it's scrappy little Subaru, the Japanese company best known as Fuji Heavy Industries.... Read More »

NHTSA upgrades probe of Ford police interceptor for brake failure

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

NHTSA upgraded an investigation of 20,275 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor vehicles over sudden brake failures.... Read More »

Germany, France, Italy, Spain continue sales rebound

Oct. 2, 2015 14:09 CET

The recovery in European car sales continued in September as registrations rose in Germany, France, Italy and Spain.... Read More »

Aston Martin names JLR's Laura Schwab head of Americas

6:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Aston Martin has hired Laura Schwab from Jaguar Land Rover to be president of its Americas region. The British sports car maker said Thursday that Schwab's hiring will take effect Oct. 26.... Read More »

Daimler Chairman Bischoff has backing for another term

Oct. 2, 2015 16:25 CET

Daimler's supervisory board will seek to have Chairman Manfred Bischoff re-elected for another term at its annual shareholders' meeting in April.... Read More »

Autoliv ready to cut more staff in China as car sales stall

Oct. 2, 2015 14:47 CET

Autoliv is ready to cut more jobs in China as the supplier reacts to a decline in light vehicle production in the market in the past few quarters.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Sept. winners, losers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Sept. U.S. sales winners, losers; VW's Horn to testify; GM to lean more on lending; JLR stands by diesels; Diesel perceptions; Aston names Americas chief.... Read More »

Schaeffler pushes ahead with IPO amid VW scandal

Oct. 2, 2015 13:31 CET

Schaeffler Group is sticking to plans for an initial public offering, shrugging off the market turbulence prompted by the Volkswagen Group diesel scandal. VW Group is the part supplier's biggest customer.... Read More »

Volvo sales rise 2.4% as U.S. surge offsets China dip

Oct. 2, 2015 12:40 CET

Volvo said global sales of its cars rose 2.4 percent in September as an 18 percent jump in U.S. deliveries helped offset a fifth straight month of decline in China, where sales were down 5.7 percent.... Read More »


Berlin says no signs carmakers other than VW manipulated tests

Oct. 2, 2015 12:56 CET

The German transport ministry has no indications that any carmakers other than Volkswagen have manipulated emissions tests, a spokesman said today. Separately, authorities in France, Italy and Switzerland took further action again the automaker.... Read More »

Hyundai loses $28.9 million patent infringement trial

6:49 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Hyundai and affiliate Kia were told to pay a Baltimore company $28.9 million after a federal jury said the South Korean carmakers infringed patents related to hybrid engines. The companies pledged to appeal.... Read More »

Mercedes names new chief of China r&d center

Oct. 2, 2015 12:10 CET

Mercedes named Hans Georg Engel to run its r&d center in Beijing where he will oversee the expansion of the unit, which is planned to almost double in size by the end of the year from when it opened in 2014.... Read More »


PSA sees connectivity boosting customer loyalty

Oct. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

PSA wants its connectivity solutions to strengthen customer loyalty by being simple and seamless, but matching what they get from their consumer electronics will not be easy because that skill is not part of any automaker's DNA, the automaker's connectivity boss Brigitte Courtehoux, explained to .... Read More »


Surging SUV sales put pressure on minivans

Oct. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

One clear trend emerged from Europe's six-month vehicle sales: Torrid demand for SUVs and crossovers such as the Renault Captur and Nissan Juke is putting increased pressure on minivans.... Read More »

ANE's October e-magazine goes live Monday

Oct. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Oct. 5. This month's edition looks at the why Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne's call for more large-scale consolidation in the global auto industry is being ignored.... Read More »

Autobytel buys AutoWeb

5:27 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Autobytel acquired online search company AutoWeb, the online automotive lead provider said today, expanding its capabilities in directing consumers to dealer and automaker websites.... Read More »

U.S. sales rise 16% on double-digit gains at Detroit 3, Nissan, Toyota, Honda

8:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales, propelled by Labor Day promotions, fatter deals throughout the month, low gasoline prices and higher light-truck demand, rose 16 percent in September on double-digit gains at the Detroit 3, Toyota Motor, Nissan Group and Honda Motor. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate surged to 18.17 million.... Read More »

Rogue passes Altima to lift Nissan volume up 17%

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

The Nissan brand posted record September U.S. sales, thanks to soaring demand for the Rogue crossover and record September volume for the Versa subcompact.... Read More »


BLOG: Look again: VW dropping but industry is rocking

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Take wandering Labor Day out of the sales equation and look at August and September as a single period. No brand was as bad as it looked in August, or as good as it looked in September, especially Volkswagen.... Read More »

CFPB says Westlake, Wilshire engaged in illegal debt collection ploys

3:18 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is accusing Westlake Financial Services and Wilshire Consumer Credit, its auto title lending subsidiary, of illegal debt collection ploys, including extending loan terms without permission and failing to disclose loans' annual percentage rates. The CFPB is ordering the lenders to pay consumers $44.1 million in relief.... Read More »

UAW-FCA agreement fails with 65% rank-and-file rejection

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

The UAW will return to the bargaining table with Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a proposed agreement by 65 percent, according to a statement released today by the union.... Read More »

VW's Horn to face U.S. House panel over emissions violations

6:38 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn will go before a U.S. House panel next week to answer questions from lawmakers about the company's violations of U.S. diesel emissions rules.... Read More »


VW scandal may force faster EU move to tougher emissions tests, Spain minister says

Oct. 1, 2015 16:16 CET

Spanish Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria said the EU should consider accelerating a plan to toughen car-pollution tests after VW Group admitted to rigging diesel engines to bypass emission controls.... Read More »

Toyota rises 16 percent, seeks more truck output

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales posted a 16 percent year-over-year U.S. sales increase last month that resulted in its best September since 2007.... Read More »

Ford scores biggest gain since 2010

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Ford Motor Co. achieved its largest year-over-year U.S. sales increase in almost five years, posting a 23 percent gain for September. Sales of Ford F-series pickups rose 16 percent, and deliveries of three Ford crossovers -- the Escape, Edge and Explorer -- jumped more than 30 percent each. Mustang sales tripled in September and are now up 61 percent on the year.... Read More »

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