VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ghosn's Mitsubishi rescue mission

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2016

Ghosn's Mitsubishi rescue mission; Ford improves driving range of Fusion Energi by 60 miles; Study: SUV buyer loyalty soaring; Software-related complaints on the rise, J.D. Power says.... Read More »

Autonomous vehicles, ride-sharing could push insurance premiums down 30%, study finds

12:18 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2016

Auto insurance premiums could decline by as much as 30 percent over the next 25 years as autonomous vehicles and sharing services become more prevalent, a study found.... Read More »

Ford bumps driving range of 2017 Fusion Energi to 610 miles

10:45 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2016

Ford has bumped the range of the 2017 Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid, to a diesel-like 610 miles on one tank of fuel. That's up 60 miles from the 2016 model.... Read More »

VW sees mobile robots on future assembly lines

11:02 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2016

For Volkswagen AG, one of the visions for future manufacturing includes mobile machinery, with robots cruising around factories and deciding on their own what they'll do next.... Read More »

More research emerges showing consumers uninformed, wary of new vehicle technology

10:27 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2016

Automakers investing billions in plug-in cars and self-driving vehicle systems are getting caution signals from new research that suggests many mainstream consumers don't know what benefits they would get.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2016

McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. The 570GT was hoisted 95 meters to the 10th floor patio area of the Ritz-Carlton Abama on the Spanish island of Tenerife.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Investors eyeing Takata?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2016

Investors eyeing Takata?; UAW endorses Clinton; Google plans Detroit-area facility; Milestone at FCA factory; At Ford: Autism, opportunity; Automakers building on JFK's challenge.... Read More »

Apple's next big moneymaker could be cars

May 26, 2016 13:28 CET

Apple's $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing startup Didi is unlikely to be its last in the auto industry. The tech giant is burning more cash than the top 14 automakers combined, say Morgan Stanley analysts. They believe shared mobility has been the main driver of Apple's increased spending.... Read More »

PSA may lift Europe forecast as sales rebound

May 26, 2016 11:12 CET

PSA may lift its forecast for the size of the European car market this year, CEO Carlos Tavares said. The automaker is benefiting from a rebounding Europe, especially in southern European countries where pent-up demand and higher consumer confidence are boosting sales.... Read More »

UK motoring show 'Top Gear' returns with new lineup

May 26, 2016 11:51 CET

The UK motoring show "Top Gear" will return to television screens this weekend with a new line-up of presenters taking over one of the BBC's most successful programs.... Read More »

GM's China joint venture to recall 2.16 million vehicles

6:37 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2016

GM's joint venture with China's SAIC will recall about 2.16 million vehicles starting Aug. 15 because the engine crankcase valves may corrode, China's principal consumer protection watchdog said today.... Read More »

Takata said to holds talks with possible buyers

May 26, 2016 11:35 CET

Takata, the airbag maker facing billions in possible costs for the biggest recall in automotive history, is said to be in talks with potential buyers including the U.S-based fund KKR.... Read More »

Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag

May 26, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, which the automaker says eliminates turbo lag and ensures smooth acceleration.... Read More »

2016 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Peter Hill

May 26, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2016 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 6 one of the 15 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Marketing is Peter Hill of Honeywell Transportation Systems.... Read More »

Bill Ford's connections with Flex-N-Gate owner help land Detroit plant

3:19 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Two auto industry executives with ties to NFL football franchises -- Bill Ford of the Detroit Lions and Shahid Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars -- played key roles in bringing a top-tier auto parts plant to Detroit.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to be the worst. Now the country is deservedly paying a humiliating price after being snubbed by Fiat and the Italian government.... Read More »

Classic Olds, Jaguar share screen in X-Men movie

2:45 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Vintage Jaguar and Oldsmobile models get screen time in the superhero flick X-Men: Apocalypse, which hits U.S. theaters Friday.... Read More »

Takata hires financial adviser to mull restructuring options

3:51 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Takata hired investment bank Lazard to lead efforts to seek new investment and help resolve financial issues stemming from its record-setting recall of tens of millions of airbag inflators that can rupture.... Read More »

Toyota Financial to provide leasing options for Uber drivers

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Toyota Motor Corp. has formed a partnership with Uber to provide flexible leasing options to the ride-sharing company's drivers. Toyota will begin the partnership on a trial basis in countries where ride-sharing is expanding. The two companies hope to begin providing the new leasing options by the second half of the year.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: When car-making meets ride-hailing

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Car-making meets ride-hailing: GM, Toyota, VW hop in; Back-seat dummies; Dodge's new ad agency; F-150 recall; Elkann: No FCA deal to sell stake; Nissan Sentra Nismo, Titan spy shots.... Read More »

Google plans r&d center for self-driving cars in suburban Detroit

1:48 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Google plans to open a 53,000-square-foot operation in suburban Detroit to conduct further r&d for the company's self-driving automotive technology.... Read More »

BMW invests in California-based mobile carpooling app

12:01 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

BMW said today its BMW iVentures venture capital arm has invested an undisclosed amount in California-based Scoop Technologies, which offers a smartphone-powered carpooling service called Scoop.... Read More »

Dodge hires new ad agency

1:26 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has selected GSD&M as lead agency for Dodge after a review, according to people familiar with the matter. The Omnicom Group agency will replace Wieden & Kennedy, which mutually parted ways with the automaker in early March ending a six-year relationship.... Read More »

Daimler's Detroit Diesel union workers ratify new labor contract

10:31 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

UAW members at Detroit Diesel ratified a contract Tuesday that includes a wage increase and commits Daimler Trucks North America to new engine production.... Read More »

Ford recalls nearly 271,000 previous-generation F-150s after brake failures

10:05 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Ford is recalling nearly 271,000 previous-generation F-150s after a three-month investigation by federal safety regulators into dozens of complaints about front brake failures and nine crashes.... Read More »

 
Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
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