U.S. to tackle 'challenging' issues in next round of NAFTA talks

9:09 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

The United States will present new text proposals and begin to weigh into thornier issues -- such as rules of origin -- of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the third round of negotiations.... Read More »

Waymo's Krafcik, coach Saban to keynote 2018 NADA

5:13 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

Waymo CEO John Krafcik and University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban will give keynote speeches at the 2018 NADA convention in March in Las Vegas.... Read More »

Volvo packs XC40 with firsts, takes aim at BMW, Audi

Sept. 21, 2017 11:30 CET

The Volvo XC40 breaks a lot of new ground for the automaker. It's Volvo's first model with inductive charging for mobile phones and the first to offer a car-sharing option for family and friends.... Read More »

PSA will launch EV versions of Peugeot 208, 2008 and DS 3 Crossback

Sept. 21, 2017 16:21 CET

PSA will launch full-electric versions of its Peugeot 208 and DS 3 Crossback cars in 2019. The Peugeot 2008 will get an EV option in 2020.... Read More »

Strike at Chevy Equinox plant pinches GM powertrain output

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

General Motors is reducing production at powertrain factories in Canada and the U.S. as a result of a strike at the Chevrolet Equinox plant in Ontario, now in its fourth day.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the arrival of the XC60 in 2008.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the arrival of the XC60 in 2008.... Read More »

GM invited to resume negotiations with striking Canadian union

1:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

The union representing 2,500 striking workers at GM Canada's CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., says it has invited management to get talks rolling again in hopes of reaching a settlement.... Read More »

Mitsubishi to beef up U.S. marketing, hires new agency

9:47 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

Mitsubishi, now under Nissan's control, is beefing up its marketing plans in the United States and has hired Butler Shine Stern & Partners to handle creative, social and digital duties.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Daimler spending $1B to make EVs in Ala.

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

Daimler spending $1B to make EVs, batteries in Ala.; Greenpeace activists try to halt VW diesel delivery; Tata's 'long-term view' on Jag; Tesla chip dip?; Donuts with Akio Toyoda.... Read More »

Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief

Sept. 21, 2017 06:01 CET

Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. Hofmann joins Hyundai Europe as the automaker seeks to become the region's best-selling Asian brand by overtaking Toyota and Nissan.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler recalls 50,000 Pacificas for seat belt issue

2:26 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

FCA is scheduled to recall 50,000 Pacifica minivans following a report that "extreme handling maneuvers" could cause a second-row seat belt to unbuckle.... Read More »

Daimler joins rush to add more North American auto plants

9:23 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as Asian and European automakers aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler.... Read More »

Daimler plans $1B investment in Ala. to build EQ electric utility vehicles

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

Daimler AG is investing an additional $1 billion in its U.S. factory in Vance, Ala., expanding the 20-year-old site to build fully electric utility vehicles under its EQ subbrand along with their battery packs.... Read More »

Greenpeace activists board ship in bid to stop UK-bound VW diesels

Sept. 21, 2017 12:34 CET

Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Volvo enters hot segment with XC40

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

Volvo enters hot segment with XC40; Report: Daimler to make EV in Ala.; Strike at Equinox plant may idle 2nd GM factory, union says; FCA recalls Pacifica; Dodge, Ram future product.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to the original drawing Kettle did four years ago.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to the original drawing Kettle did four years ago.... Read More »

Ford expands use of augmented reality for design

12:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

Ford is hoping to speed up vehicle design time and supplement traditional techniques like clay modeling with a new-age technology: augmented reality.... Read More »

Skipping background checks could be costly

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2017

Conducting criminal background checks on potential hires is a best practice, experts say. Yet many dealers skip them. Why?... Read More »

Big Brother is watching, but should he?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2017

As awareness of fraud and identity theft intensifies, will dealerships latch on to video recording as a way to deter misbehavior in the F&I office? Transaction videos have a downside, experts say.... Read More »

A con artist on your store's staff? It happens

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2017

Unsavory practices in dealership F&I departments still happen. But training, check-and-balance systems, better pay plans and just being more vigilant can discourage rogue behavior, industry insiders say.... Read More »

Think floorplan fraud is gone? Think again

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2017

Floorplan fraud, while becoming less common, according to experts, will probably never fully disappear.... Read More »

VW, Audi production hit by Mexico earthquake

Sept. 20, 2017 17:29 CET

VW and Audi halted production at their Mexico plants to inspect buildings and allow workers to check on family after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck near Mexico City.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Mexico's auto plants escape major damage

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2017

Mexico quake disrupts VW, Audi, Nissan, but plants escape major harm; Mitsu teases Evolution; Report: Next-gen Ford Fiesta ST not for U.S.; Mazda's 2 percent plan; New Kar digs.... Read More »

 
Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
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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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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
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VW shuffles product development team
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
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Ford expands Fiesta family
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
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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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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
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