Oil powerhouse Total predicts a boom in EV sales

7:40 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2017

Electric cars are coming fast -- and that's not just the opinion of carmakers anymore. Total, one of the world's biggest oil producers, is now saying EVs may constitute almost a third of new-car sales by the end of the next decade.... Read More »

GM investors will 'vote with their wallets,' says Greenlight Capital

7:22 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2017

Greenlight Capital, which has been pressuring General Motors to restructure its share class, said it believed the automaker's shareholders will vote in their best financial interests and support the hedge fund's two-class stock proposal and nominees for the board.... Read More »

PSA first-quarter revenue rose 5% on new models, higher pricing

April 26, 2017 07:53 CET

PSA's first-quarter revenue rose nearly 5 percent, boosted by new models such as the Citroen C3 and Peugeot 3008. The company said its joint vehicle programs with Opel would help to lift its second-half revenue.... Read More »

Successful training takes preparation

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2017

Before investing in training, dealers should ask managers where the team can improve, suggests Todd Cooper of EFG Cos. Without buy-in from F&I directors and sales managers, he said, "all that money spent on training will fly right out the window." Dealers' next step is to tell trainers the outcome they're hoping for to ensure "the training content, methodology and delivery is in line with [their] needs."... Read More »

Google will begin testing autonomous cars in self-driving service

April 25, 2017 11:59 CET

After almost a decade of research, Google's autonomous car project is close to becoming a real service as it begins testing its vehicles with consumers.... Read More »

Germany opposes EU vehicle testing reforms

April 25, 2017 14:13 CET

Germany opposes key elements of an EU proposal to overhaul how vehicles are licensed and tested following the VW emissions scandal, Reuters reported. Berlin is said to be against imposing fines on manufacturers for violations and also wants to maintain the system under which carmakers pay testing agencies.... Read More »

New York attorney general cites 104 dealerships for selling vehicles with open recalls

3:53 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

New York's attorney general has reached legal settlements with 104 dealerships it identified as having sold vehicles without disclosing open safety recalls.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Mustang vs. Camaro: The China battle

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

Mustang vs. Camaro: The China battle; Benz convertible gets AWD; Jag teases XF wagon; Hyundai fixes app bug; Lyft drivers sue Uber; From NASA to Apple?; Tesla target slashed.... Read More »

Jaguar expands XF lineup with Sportbrake wagon

1:15 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

Jaguar said the XF Sportbrake, a four-door wagon with a large, sloping glass roof, will join its U.S. lineup this year. It will be the first Jaguar wagon to be offered in the U.S. since the short-lived X-Type.... Read More »

U.S. vehicle repair costs rose 2.7% in 2016, after holding flat for two years

2:29 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

The average cost of a vehicle repair in the U.S., including parts and labor, rose 2.7 percent in 2016 from 2015, after holding flat for the previous two years.... Read More »

Tesla workers file charges with NLRB

11:09 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

Workers at the Tesla assembly plant in California have filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board accusing the company of illegally surveilling and coercing workers seeking unionization.... Read More »

DAVID UNDERCOFFLER

BLOG: For many, Honda's Clarity is too good a deal to pass up

12:30 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

For $369 a month and $2,868 at signing, residents in the fair state of California get a large, comfortable, quiet sedan that has all the luxury trappings of an Acura and seats five adults comfortably.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Is the world ready for an electric MG?

11:15 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

MG, the former British automaker once known in the U.S. for its affordable sports cars, is not only alive and well, it's reportedly about to introduce something far more advanced than the last car it's remembered for in the States.... Read More »

Hyundai mobile app exposed cars to high-tech thieves, researchers say

9:54 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

Software vulnerabilities in a Hyundai app that lets a car be started remotely made the company's vehicles susceptible to theft for three months before the company fixed the bug in March.... Read More »

China to loosen JV ownership restrictions for foreign automakers

April 25, 2017 10:00 CET

China plans to lift the cap on how much foreign automakers can own of their local joint ventures, opening the prospect of companies such as VW Group and GM owning all of their operations in the country. The move would put pressure on local automakers to speed up the building of their own brands.... Read More »

France's Bollore backs away from EV ambitions

April 25, 2017 15:03 CET

Vincent Bollore, the French billionaire who helped build Paris's auto-sharing network, is backing off on ambitions for his electric cars to compete with models from VW Group and Renault.... Read More »

GUEST BLOG: DARON GIFFORD

BLOG: Why auto suppliers need war game thinking on NAFTA

9:08 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

What should suppliers do about what may -- or may not -- happen to NAFTA, given President Trump's campaign promise to renegotiate the 23-year-old treaty?... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Public to test self-driving Pacificas

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

Phoenix residents to test Waymo's self-driving Pacificas; AutoNation profit rises; Ghosn: Not merging Nissan, Mitsubishi; Tesla doubling charger network; CarMax's closest rival?... Read More »

AutoNation Q1 net rises 2.3% on flat revenue

7:45 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

AutoNation's first-quarter net income rose 2.3 percent to $98.1 million on parts and service growth, while revenue inched up 0.4 percent to $5.14 billion.... Read More »

Continental will increase investment in EV technology

April 25, 2017 10:28 CET

Continental will invest an additional $326 million in electric-car technology as customers including VW Group and Ford raise their investment in electric and ultimately self-driving vehicles.... Read More »

China targets 35 million vehicle sales by 2025, NEVs to make up one-fifth

April 25, 2017 09:36 CET

China is targeting 35 million vehicle sales by 2025 and wants new energy vehicles (NEVs) to make up at least one-fifth of the total. Automakers in the country are pushing into electric and plug-in hybrid cars to meet stringent new government quotas.... Read More »

Ghosn wants Mitsubishi to reform, rules out Nissan merger

April 25, 2017 11:08 CET

Nissan and Mitsubishi CEO Carlos Ghosn ruled out a full merger of the two automakers, but said he wants changes at the smaller company. The executive repeated comments made previously by the alliance that it was likely the carmakers will cross-manufacture in areas where it makes sense.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Keep the Dodge Demon off our roads

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

The 840-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon from Fiat Chrysler is so inherently dangerous to the common safety of motorists that its registration as a road-worthy automobile should be banned.... Read More »

Basic NAFTA deal likely by mid-2018, says Chamber of Commerce chief

7:18 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

The United States, Mexico and Canada are likely to reach a basic accord over reworking NAFTA by the middle of next year, the head of America's biggest business lobby group said.... Read More »

Off-lease glut? That ain't the problem

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

A glut of vehicles is threatening the industry's good times. But contrary to the predictions and pundits, it's not too many used vehicles. It's too many new ones.... Read More »

 
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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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
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W. European sales edge up in February
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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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
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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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
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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