China startup recruits Italian expertise for GT96 supercar

Aug. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

China's Techrules has recruited Italian design and engineering partners to help it launch the country's first supercar.... Read More »

Marchionne sees Samsung as 'potential strategic partner'

8:29 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2016

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said he sees Samsung Electronics as a potential partner amid interest from several potential buyers of its Magneti Marelli auto-parts unit. He didn't confirm talks with the Korean company.... Read More »

The man who stood up to VW -- and won

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

Nijaz Hastor began his career building Volkswagens in a factory in Slovenia. Last week, he brought Volkswagen to its knees when he refused to back down on a contract dispute between the automaker and his diverse parts company.... Read More »

NSX: A hybrid in more ways than one

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

Honda Motor Co.'s second-generation NSX sports car carries a hybrid engine, a hybrid development approach and now, a hybrid branding role.... Read More »

Could dealers benefit from an ethics code?

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

The car business still has a trust problem.... Read More »

Toyota case tests warranty limits for military families

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

Automaker argues a Germany deployment complicated the repairs process... Read More »

UNDER WATER: JERAMIAH BAKER

LOSS: 'Everybody's lives at the curb'

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

With his house and cars wrecked by flood waters, this dealership employee is focused on rebuilding and reuniting his family.... Read More »

FCA moves to lock down security codes

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

Fiat Chrysler is threatening serious repercussions to anyone who uses its internal DealerCONNECT software and provides outsiders with “key codes, radio codes and other anti-theft or security measures.”... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Help Louisiana's displaced dealership workers

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

The flood waters are receding in dozens of parishes across central Louisiana and most auto retailers are reopening, but hundreds of dealership employees are still struggling to put their lives back together.... Read More »

WASHED OUT

In Louisiana, devastation 'beyond belief'

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

Devastating floods in Baton Rouge have displaced 1,500 or more families with members working at the area's dealerships. NADA aims to raise $2 million for relief aid to the flood victims and already has begun handing out relief checks.... Read More »

UNDER WATER: TARA ANDREWS

EVACUATION: 'No one was coming for us'

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

After two days stranded in a second-story loft, Tara Andrews, a dealership Internet director, escaped Baton Rouge's flood waters with her parents, three-year-old daughter and nine dogs.... Read More »

Amazon primed for shoppers, not buyers

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

Third-party sites are keeping an eye on Amazon Vehicles. The new site offers photos, reviews and other vehicle information, but doesn't sell vehicles or offer links to dealerships, so sites such as Cars.com and Autotrader don't see Amazon's site as a direct competitor -- yet.... Read More »

UNDER WATER: APRIL BOWER

RECOVERY: Back to work, in search of 'normalcy'

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

Flood waters chased April Bower, a service writer at Acura of Baton Rouge, from one relative's house to another. But as soon as she could, she returned to the dealership. She was met at the store by others wanting to help her.... Read More »

Mercedes, Infiniti owners most likely to let car do driving

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

If you drive a Mercedes-Benz or an Infiniti luxury vehicle, you’re probably more willing than most drivers to give up the wheel to a robot, according to a MaritzCX survey.... Read More »

Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat

Aug. 27, 2016 06:01 CET

Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as the marque expands its lineup in a bid to attract a wider range of customers.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW's product pledge to dealers

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

VW said to pledge lower prices, broader lineup; No to Hyundai wage deal; Takata short list; Mazda recalls CX-7; Starting presses at FCA; Dog Day with Subaru, AutoTrader and Blake.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: At GM, new uses for Flint water bottles

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

At GM, new uses for Flint water bottles; Another legal victory, but fight remains; VW dealer settlement said to exceed $1.2B; Bosch theft case examined; Trees, blight and '46 Chevy.... Read More »

August forecast to produce third monthly U.S. sales dip of 2016

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

August is expected to mark the third month in 2016 that U.S. new-vehicle sales declined from a year ago, forecasters said, offering more evidence that the market is at or possibly past its peak. Four forecasts call for sales to fall from 2.1 percent to more than 5 percent.... Read More »

Toyota opens Ga. parts distribution center for Lexus dealerships

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales said it opened a new parts distribution center in Georgia to better serve Lexus dealerships in the Southeast.... Read More »

Marchionne says FCA approached by several suitors for Magneti Marelli

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been approached by several suitors for its components business Magneti Marelli, the carmaker's CEO said, without giving names or mentioning how many.... Read More »

Hyundai's S. Korean union overwhelmingly rejects wage deal

1:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Hyundai's unionized workers in South Korea overwhelmingly voted down a tentative wage deal reached with the automaker, signaling more strikes and production losses at its biggest manufacturing base.... Read More »

Mazda recalling 190,000 CX-7 vehicles in U.S.

12:11 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Mazda Motor Corp. will recall 190,000 of its CX-7 crossovers from model years 2007 to 2012 in the U.S. because of an issue that may cause a loss of steering control, U.S. safety regulators said today.... Read More »

Google hires Airbnb exec to commercialize self-driving cars

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Google's self-driving car project took a step closer to market with the hire of a top executive from Airbnb, the online vacation home rental marketplace. Shaun Stewart is joining Google as a director of the self-driving car project, spokesman Johnny Luu said today.... Read More »

GM joins White House initiative to address gender pay gap

11:46 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

General Motors, the first U.S. automaker to have a female CEO, is among more than two dozen companies that added their names to a White House pledge to study gender pay gaps among their employees.... Read More »

DAVID SEDGWICK

BLOG: One key software challenge to autonomous car ownership

7:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Despite the stampede to develop self-driving cars that can negotiate an entire trip door to door, it may be awhile before ordinary motorists are actually allowed to own one.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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