Lear Q2 earnings rise on gains in both seating and electronics

4:06 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2016

Lear reported a 55 percent increase in net income during the second quarter, thanks mostly to improvements in the company's seating and electronics units. The $282 million second-quarter net income rose sharply from $182 million last year.... Read More »

PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs

July 28, 2016 15:15 CET

PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. The changes will improve the roll-out of the automaker's mobility services, boost its China performance and ensure that new launches are successful, PSA said.... Read More »

Apple taps BlackBerry talent as car project takes software turn, report says

9:40 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2016

Apple hired the former head of BlackBerry's automotive software division as new leadership at the iPhone-maker's car team places increased emphasis on developing self-driving technology, people familiar with the project told Bloomberg.... Read More »

Brembo expects slower growth on ramp up of U.S., Mexico plants

July 28, 2016 22:44 CET

Brembo expects sales to grow 9 percent to 9.5 percent this year, slightly below the 10.4 percent posted in the first six months, as it starts operations at two new plants in North America.... Read More »

Ex-Porsche CEO Wiedeking finally in the clear over VW takeover charges

July 28, 2016 22:28 CET

German prosecutors dropped an appeal against a court ruling that acquitted former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking of market manipulation during a 2008-2009 takeover battle with Volkswagen.... Read More »

Mercedes pulls ad challenged by safety groups

4:27 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA is pulling an ad for the redesigned 2017 E-class sedan after consumer and safety advocates on Wednesday called the spot misleading in its depiction of the vehicle’s driver-assist systems.... Read More »

Ford posts 9% decline in Q2 profit, warns of challenges ahead

7:15 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2016

Ford today said its second-quarter profit fell 9 percent to $1.97 billion and warned that the rest of the year would be “much weaker than normal” as U.S. demand softens and the automaker launches redesigned versions of its heavy-duty pickups.... Read More »

Group 1's Q2 profits flat, hit by storm expenses

11:24 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2016

Group 1 Automotive's net income rose 0.6 percent in the second quarter to $46.6 million, largely buoyed by its parts and service and finance and insurance operations. Its new-vehicle retail sales in the U.S. declined, but profits per unit retailed rose.... Read More »

Lithia's Q2 net rises 0.4% on used, service and parts gains

10:14 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2016

Lithia Motors' second-quarter profit and revenue increased, mostly as a result of gains in volume of used-vehicle sales and service and parts business.... Read More »

Penske Automotive's Q2 net slips 0.7% on currency, interest costs.

11:20 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2016

Penske Automotive's net income in the second quarter eased 0.7 percent from the year-earlier quarter to $95.0 million, on currency losses and higher floorplan and other interest costs.... Read More »

Wells Fargo faces U.S. probe over soldiers' car seizures, report says

10:28 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2016

Wells Fargo is facing a U.S. investigation into whether it improperly repossessed cars owned by members of the military, two people with knowledge of the probe told Bloomberg.... Read More »

UK production increased 10% in June but industry warns of potential Brexit slowdown

July 28, 2016 12:26 CET

British car production rose 10 percent in June but the SMMT industry association said growth was in jeopardy if the UK failed to secure unfettered access to the EU's single market.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford Q2 profit falls 9%

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2016

Ford posts 9% lower profits for Q2, warns of 'very weak' 3rd quarter; Volkswagen brand plunges; GM to make more trucks; Who's No. 1?; Mercedes ad draws complaints; Honda future product.... Read More »

Renault first-half profit rises 41% on new models, Europe recovery

July 28, 2016 08:50 CET

Renault's first-half operating profit jumped 41 percent, thanks to a refreshed model lineup and a rebounding European auto market but increased spending to lower diesel engine emissions put the automaker's productivity target at risk.... Read More »

VW brand Q2 profit falls 12% on emissions scandal effects

July 28, 2016 09:24 CET

VW Group's namesake brand posted a 12 percent drop in second-quarter profit, after cost cuts and streamlining fell short amid rising costs of the company's diesel scandal.... Read More »

Renault cuts Ghosn's bonus by 20 percent

July 28, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault has cut the bonus of CEO Carlos Ghosn by 20 percent following pressure from French government, which urged the automaker to rein in Ghosn's pay after shareholders opposed his $7.92 million payout in 2015.... Read More »

PSA posts record first-half earnings, downplays Brexit

July 27, 2016 08:18 CET

PSA unveiled record first-half profits on productivity gains and a European market rebound. The automaker said its operational margin resisted sterling's fall against the euro after the UK voted to quit the EU.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Q2 profit boosted by Jeep, Europe rebound

July 27, 2016 13:33 CET

Fiat Chrysler said adjusted operating profit for the second quarter rose 16 percent to 1.63 billion euros. The company benefited from robust demand for Jeep SUVs and Ram pickups in North America, while a European market recovery helped to bolster profit in the region.... Read More »

Mercedes challenged over 'Drive Pilot' TV ad

3:38 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2016

Consumer and auto safety advocates have called on the FTC to investigate Mercedes-Benz over a TV commercial for the 2017 E-class, saying the ad could mislead consumers by overstating the capability of automated driving systems available on the sedan.... Read More »

Federal-Mogul posts higher Q2 profit despite aftermarket, currency setbacks

3:24 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2016

Diversified supplier Federal-Mogul posted a $31 million profit in the second quarter, up 41 percent from the year-earlier period, driven by a gain in its powertrain unit.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Porsche tops appeal study, snubs Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2016

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GM, aiming for strong 2016 finish, to hike truck output

3:03 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2016

General Motors will boost production of pickups and SUVs in time for the traditionally brisk fall truck market, a top GM executive said Wednesday.... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

BLOG: Could Trump expose another UAW disconnect?

1:15 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2016

UAW President Dennis Williams faces another potential headache less than a year after a contentious contract ratification process with the Detroit 3: Donald Trump.... Read More »

Ferrari, Altair Product Design team up for next-gen vehicle platform

2:52 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2016

Ferrari is teaming up with longtime design, engineering and software partner Altair Product Design to create the company’s next-generation vehicle platform.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Elon Musk says it's 'pencils down' for Tesla's Model 3

2:35 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the final designs for Tesla's $35,000 electric Model 3 were locked up two weeks ago, and the company is moving forward on schedule to start producing them next summer. That was just the beginning of his remarks on Tuesday.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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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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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
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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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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
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