EV racing gains momentum

1:00 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

FIA Formula E Championship is gaining traction among automakers as many look to hybrid and all-electric powertrains to lead the next generation of performance vehicles.... Read More »

Marcy Klevorn: Will head Ford mobility operations with Hackett's promotion

3:56 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Marcy Klevorn was named executive vice president and president of mobility for the automaker, filling in for James Hackett who just became CEO.... Read More »

Out in front: Notable pace cars at Indy

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Much like the standard sedan on the road and race car on the big oval, pace cars, too, have evolved over the years. Here's a look at some of the more notable Indy 500 pace cars over the years.... Read More »

FORD REBOOTS

Fields departs in shake-up; ex-Steelcase head Jim Hackett named CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Ford, in a sweeping management shake-up, named Jim Hackett, former CEO of Steelcase, chief executive, replacing Mark Fields, who is stepping down amid pressure from shareholders over a slumping stock price and during a period of rapid transformation and disruption that is rocking the auto industry.... Read More »

Where Mark Fields fell short

3:56 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Despite financial success, a lack of clarity about Ford's future, inability to inspire confidence in workers and indifference on Wall Street doomed Fields less than three years into his tenure.... Read More »

VW's soccer sponsorship in limbo as automaker cuts costs

May 22, 2017 14:12 CET

Volkswagen's expensively assembled soccer team, VfL Wolfsburg, faces relegation from Germany's Bundesliga for the first time in 20 years, a move that could lead the automaker to reduce sponsorship as it grapples with its emissions crisis.... Read More »

FORD REBOOTS

Farley's wider role is a reward for success in Europe

May 22, 2017 18:00 CET

After a highly successful two years as head of Ford's European operations, Jim Farley moves back to the automaker's U.S. headquarters with a massively expanded set of responsibilities.... Read More »

Smart prices 2017 electric 2-seat coupe from $24,550

5:38 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

As it goes to an all-electric strategy, Smart USA is dropping the price of its redesigned 2017 Smart Electric Drive coupe by $1,200 when it goes on sale this summer.... Read More »

Ford shakeup could affect dealership buy-sells -- later

5:25 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

The immediate impact on dealership buy-sell activity from Ford's executive shakeup is likely negligible, buy-sell advisors say, but the long-term impact could be problematic.... Read More »

DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Hefty profits didn't save Fields' job

5:12 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Mark Fields' hefty profits at Ford Motor Co. weren't enough to keep him in the CEO chair.... Read More »

'THE TRUEST FORM OF MOTORSPORT'

Why does Honda stick with Indy?

4:52 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Why would a company like Honda bother with IndyCar, given its limited audience? To Honda, the real question is “Why wouldn't it?... Read More »

When I first met Jim Hackett

4:16 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

In the mid-1990s, I profiled Jim Hackett, now Ford's new CEO, as a "different kind" of CEO at Steelcase. Indeed he was.... Read More »

Ford Motor Co.'s CEOs since 1979

12:44 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Ford Motor Co. CEOs since the resignation of Henry Ford II in October 1979.... Read More »

DEEP DIVE

JLR engineers use the America's Cup race to gather performance intel

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover's engineers using big data at the dawn of the self-driving era are getting their feet wet on a racetrack in the ocean.... Read More »

Nissan execs hint at upcoming EV crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Nissan is working on a concept vehicle that will showcase its ideas for intelligent mobility and foreshadow an all-electric crossover.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Upheaval at Ford

3:45 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Upheaval at Ford: 'Transform the culture'; Fields had big vision, big shoes to fill; Hackett's journey from furniture, football; 'A nice mix' in executive suite.... Read More »

Unifor's Dias 'confident' Ford will honor commitment to Canada under new CEO

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Unifor President Jerry Dias said he is not concerned about potential job cuts under new Ford CEO Jim Hackett, who oversaw about 12,000 layoffs during his tenure as the head of Steelcase Inc.... Read More »

Dealers: 'Who's Hackett?'

3:37 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

News that Mark Fields is out at Ford left surprised dealers with a common reaction. They want to know, 'Who is Jim Hackett?'... Read More »

Toyota, tech firms explore blockchain for driverless cars

3:42 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Toyota Research Institute said it has teamed up with MIT Media lab and five other companies to explore blockchain technology for the development of driverless cars.... Read More »

OMARI GARDNER

BLOG: Why Fields' departure echoes Nasser's past

12:55 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

The circumstances leading to the departures of Jacques Nasser and Mark Fields aren't exactly the same, but the execs' goals had some common threads.... Read More »

Analysts react to Ford leadership changes

9:59 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Analysts, experts and industry insiders respond to the management shake-up atop Ford.... Read More »

Joe Hinrichs: From factory floor to Ford's top tier

1:22 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Joe Hinrichs, 50, head of the Americas for Ford, was named executive vice president and president, Global Operations.... Read More »

Daimler starts work on Europe's biggest battery factory in challenge to Tesla

May 22, 2017 10:07 CET

Daimler broke ground on plant in Germany that will assemble lithium ion energy-storage units. The factory marks the arrival of battery-making gigafactories in Europe that will challenge Tesla.... Read More »

Nissan racing chief keeps a spare Pulsar on standby

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Takao Katagiri, head of Nissan Motor's global motorsports program as well as its Nismo performance division, learned early the value of having a backup car.... Read More »

Maroone jumps back into auto retailing

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Mike Maroone, former COO of 
AutoNation Inc., spent the bulk of his two-year retirement searching for a way back into auto retail. He found it at an off-the-radar meeting last November.... Read More »

 
How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10 2017

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
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Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
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BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
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Continental names new head of China operations
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BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy
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Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing
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VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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