Big auto shows forced to share the spotlight

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

Nissan's effort to grab headlines with a solo launch event in Miami shows how automakers increasingly are weighing alternatives to the major international auto shows.... Read More »

Takata's search for a savior could drag into next year

6:46 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

The plan to sell beleaguered Takata to a rescuer, slated by year-end, is likely to extend into next year as some bidders want to drag the airbag maker through bankruptcy to wipe out most of its debt, people with knowledge of the matter said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Strikes cripple Hyundai production

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Strikes cripple Hyundai output; Unifor ratifies GM pact; Report: VW's Winterkorn withheld details from U.S.; Traffic tech; For some dealers, sales plateau means time to get out.... Read More »

Hyundai union stages first full strike in 12 years

7:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Hyundai Motor's South Korean labor union staged its first full nationwide strike in 12 years today over stalled wage talks, putting the automaker's earnings and sales targets at risk.... Read More »

Hundreds of recalled Takata airbag parts ruptured in testing

6:53 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Hundreds of Takata airbag inflators pulled from cars in the auto industry's biggest recall later ruptured in testing, showing the potential risks to drivers.... Read More »

Skoda eyes South Korea entry in 2017

Sept. 26, 2016 06:01 CET

Skoda will "most likely" start sales in South Korea next year. VW Group's Czech subsidiary wants to expand its global footprint as it launches the new Kodiaq large SUV.... Read More »

Here, automakers team up to share data on traffic conditions

Sept. 26, 2016 11:32 CET

Digital map maker Here will introduce a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles ahead using data from competing automakers, an industry first.... Read More »

Winterkorn more closely involved with VW's cheating, paper says

Sept. 26, 2016 10:56 CET

Volkswagen Group's former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, approved a plan to disclose only partial information on the automaker's software rigging to U.S. authorities, a German newspaper reported, citing newly uncovered documents.... Read More »

2016 Eurostar winner Uwe Ernstberger

Sept. 26, 2016 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2016 Automotive News Europe Eurostars achieved success by exceeding expectations. Uwe Ernstberger, who Mercedes-Benz's head of development for the S-, E-, C-class cars, is this year's Project Leader Eurostar for his work on the new-generation E class.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Sue Slaughter

Sept. 26, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Sue Slaughter of Getrag Ford Transmissions.... Read More »

Bolt a chance for GM to atone for EV1 error

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

In the 1990s, bottom-line-focused leadership killed GM's EV1.... Read More »

Volvo revival reaches 'end of the beginning'

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

Volvo Car USA has turned a corner with two of its four 90 series vehicles on sale and two others due early next year, says its CEO.... Read More »

Can Chevy capitalize on Bolt's head start?

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

General Motors is on the verge of beating Wall Street's automotive darling, Tesla, to market with the first 200-mile electric vehicle for less than $40,000.... Read More »

Nissan makes the most of Miami show

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

Nissan felt the Miami International Auto Show was an ideal spot to reveal the Rogue because it's a prime market to reach Hispanic buyers. Nissan is among the leading brands for Hispanic consumers, with a market share around 12 percent among that demographic, according to IHS. The Rogue is one of Nissan's top sellers to Hispanics and in the U.S. overall.... Read More »

For Cadillac dealers, no push, but a way out

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

Cadillac says it isn't trying to push small dealers out. It's just giving them a simpler alternative to what brand boss Johan de Nysschen warns will be a “long, arduous and challenging journey.”... Read More »

FAIR. LOVE. WAR.

Texas fairground set for pickup battles

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

Texans' love affair with the pickup truck is being put to the test as the economy softens, dragged down by Houston's contracting energy sector and a strong dollar weighing on the state's sizable export sector. But judging by the wares coming to the Texas State Fair this week, the competition for buyers has only intensified.... Read More »

Next administration could reshape regulation

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

Key pieces of President Barack Obama's regulatory and policy agenda will soon be handed over to a new administration. And where they go from there could have big implications for the auto industry.... Read More »

Inrix warms to Google's Waze

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

Traffic data supplier Inrix has agreed to provide data for the mapping app Waze that will help drivers find a parking spot more quickly. The partnership pairs Inrix with Waze's owner, Google, a company that it once deemed a competitor to its vision for in-car services.... Read More »

Intel exec: In-vehicle content delivery to be $5 billion industry

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

In-vehicle content delivery figures to be a major emerging business opportunity.... Read More »

Detroit 3 will skep a step in autonomy

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

Detroit 3 technology chiefs say their companies plan to skip a major step on the path to autonomous vehicles.... Read More »

The real secret to striking design

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

Even the most beautifully sketched exterior remains just an idea on a piece of paper if, in the end, it can't be pressed into actual metal.... Read More »

Sometimes it all hinges on hinges

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

One might think the hardest part about executing the curvaceously creased Infiniti Q60 sports coupe would be delicately stamping the scalloped sheet metal.... Read More »

Kia expects big boost in CPO

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

Kia expects to sell 75,000 CPO units this year. More off-lease vehicles, more CPO listings online and more full-time CPO reps calling on dealers can make that happen, said Kia's manager of CPO and remarketing.... Read More »

Infiniti readies Q60 for coupe resurgence

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

Infiniti goes for a wow factor with its redesigned Q60 coupe, with a sleeker body design and more powerful engine choices.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

Between Canada and a hard place

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

The ongoing contract talks between the Detroit 3 and Canada's Unifor union expose a real dilemma.... Read More »

 
Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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