Automakers on board for new Detroit auto show mobility exhibit

12:53 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

GM, Nissan and Toyota will have a presence at the Detroit auto show's new mobility-themed exhibit in 2017. The auto show is also adding an outdoor driving experience on a 1.5-mile closed loop where manufacturers can demonstrate autonomous technologies.... Read More »

Safety group head calls for 'drugged driving' standards, tests

11:27 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

As more states legalize marijuana, states need a standard test for driving under the influence of that drug, to match the tests they have for driving under the influence of alcohol, said the head of the National Safety Council.... Read More »

German investor group to push for independent VW emissions probe

June 23, 2016 14:46 CET

German investors' association DSW will go to court to push for an independent investigation of the diesel emissions test-rigging scandal at Volkswagen after its motion for a probe was voted down at VW's annual shareholders' meeting on Wednesday.... Read More »

IIHS may broaden small-overlap rating

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

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said it may add passenger-side evaluations to its influential crashworthiness ratings program after it found that several small crossovers showed disparities in driver- and passenger-side protection in the group's tough small-overlap crash test.... Read More »

FCA recalls 13,092 Maserati cars for rollaway risk

8:15 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's Maserati unit is recalling 13,092 Quattroporte and Ghibli luxury cars from the 2014 model year because they may roll away after drivers mistakenly believe they have engaged the vehicles in 'park' mode.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: IIHS sees crash gap, may expand rating

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

IIHS sees crash gap, may expand rating; FCA fix for rollaway Jeeps; Mercedes-Benz gets green light to sell E class; UAW claims VW broke promise; Union to strike supplier Sakthi.... Read More »

Chinese automaker JAC mulls EV factory in Bulgaria

June 23, 2016 10:33 CET

China's JAC Motors is considering opening a factory in Bulgaria as an entry point to Europe for its electric cars. The company would be the second Chinese automaker to build cars in the EU's poorest country after Great Wall.... Read More »

MG aims first SUV at budget buyers

June 23, 2016 06:01 CET

MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budget vehicle.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

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

Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche during the final lap of the race. I was with Toyota's executive team members when their elation was transformed into complete deflation last weekend.... Read More »

VW shareholder Lower Saxony declines to back Winterkorn, Diess

June 23, 2016 09:06 CET

The German state of Lower Saxony, Volkswagen Group's second-largest shareholder, refused to sign off on the actions last year of former CEO Martin Winterkorn and current VW brand chief Herbert Diess in an unusual public split among the automaker's close-knit owners.... Read More »

Leoni wins order from PSA for wiring systems for Peugeot, DS models

June 23, 2016 11:14 CET

German supplier Leoni said PSA awarded it a contract worth 500 million euros ($566.95 million) to equip a new DS model as well as the future Peugeot 208 and 2008 with its wiring systems.... Read More »

Tesla's luxury branding clashes with SolarCity's thrifty pitch

5:00 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

Elon Musk is betting that luxury electric car buyers and rooftop solar customers are a single market. The marketing messages of Tesla and SolarCity tell a different tale.... Read More »

FCA dealers get software to prevent rollaways of recalled Jeep Grand Cherokees

4:30 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

Fiat Chrysler sent dealers new software allowing them to install a software-based “Auto Park” feature in 2014-15 Jeep Grand Cherokees intended to prevent the vehicles from moving when the driver's side door is open and the shifter is not in park. The automaker will begin notifying owners of the recalled SUVs beginning Friday.... Read More »

PSA finalizes Iran deal in bid to rebuild sales

June 22, 2016 14:40 CET

PSA finalized a joint-venture production deal with state-owned Iran Khodro as it prepares its return to the Middle East's biggest auto market.... Read More »

VW chairman under fire from investors for dual role in crisis

June 22, 2016 09:55 CET

VW Group Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch bore the brunt of investor dissatisfaction over the automaker's handling of its emissions cheating scandal during the company's annual shareholder meeting today, with some even trying to remove him as host of the gathering..... Read More »

Nissan promotes communications execs

7:45 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

Nissan has promoted its two senior U.S. corporate communications executives, David Reuter and Kristina Adamski.... Read More »

UAW says VW reneged on deal to recognize union at Tenn. plant

5:45 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

A top UAW official said Volkswagen walked back on a promise to recognize the union at the automaker’s Chattanooga plant -- and the union says it has a document to prove it.... Read More »

Kia leads industry in J.D. Power quality study

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

Kia overtook Porsche to lead the industry in J.D. Power's annual report card on vehicle quality, marking the first time in 27 years that a nonpremium brand has topped the list. Kia, with 83 problems reported per 100 vehicles, joins Toyota as the only nonpremium brands to have finished first in the 30-year history of the Initial Quality Study.... Read More »

Tesla, Toyota cited by MIT Tech Review for smart initiatives

3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

Two automakers -- Tesla and Toyota -- made the cut in MIT Technology Review’s list of the “50 Smartest Companies” in 2016.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Kia tops Porsche to win quality crown

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

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Mercedes cleared to sell 2017 E class in U.S.

3:05 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

The redesigned 2017 E-class sedan is on its way to U.S. dealerships after Mercedes-Benz received its final necessary certification approvals earlier this week.... Read More »

UAW set to strike Monday at Sakthi Automotive in Detroit

12:51 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

Union employees plan to strike at aluminum castings supplier Sakthi Automotive Group Inc. USA in Detroit for what they say are unfair labor practices.... Read More »

Credit mix in auto lending remains stable, Equifax says

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

What's the main trend in auto finance over the past four years? Stability, Equifax says. Over the past four years, the credit mix among new-vehicle loans has remained steady, providing stability to the market.... Read More »

F&I TIP

Counter cheaper offers with a value pitch

10:23 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

If customers receive competitive, and cheaper, GAP offers from credit unions, “put your selling shoes on,” advised Rick Kurtz, senior vice president of distribution at Protective Asset Protection, during the Automotive News webinar “Has F&I Profit Per Vehicle Reached its Peak?” “Price is what you pay and value is what you get," Kurtz said. "We always have to emphasize the value.” To view the webinar, go to autonews.com/fipeak.... Read More »

CarMax Auto Finance income takes a tumble

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

Income at CarMax's captive tumbles in the same three month period that the used car retailer's floor traffic declines and sales to customers with low credit scores dip.... Read More »

 
Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

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

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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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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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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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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
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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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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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