KAR, ADESA's parent, plans new HQ

4:43 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

KAR Auction Services plans a new $80 million headquarters two miles south of its current headquarters in Carmel, Ind.... Read More »

Tesla worker claims timing of firing denied him lucrative shares

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

A former Tesla factory worker filed a lawsuit alleging the company fired him a day before his one-year anniversary, denying him hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stock options that he claims should have vested.... Read More »

NRDC calls for investments leading to 100 mpg fleet

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

The Natural Resources Defense Council's clean-energy plan says climate-change goals can be met through energy efficiency and renewable fuels at much lower cost than predicted.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Ford to pull plug on Fiesta ST in North America, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

The Ford Fiesta ST might be a favorite among enthusiasts and autocrossers, but it doesn't look like Ford sees enough demand to support the next-generation pocket rocket in North America.... Read More »

GM, Unifor talking informally as strike enters second day, union says

12:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

GM and Unifor, the union representing about 2,800 striking workers at the CAMI assembly plant, have talked informally over the phone but aren't yet back the bargaining table, a union official said.... Read More »

Ford schedules downtime at 5 N.A. assembly plants amid slowing sales

2:57 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Ford said it will temporarily shut down production lines at five assembly plants in North America before the end of the year to fix recalled commercial vans and reduce output of slow-selling cars.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Volvo said to double S.C. plant investment

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Volvo reportedly doubling S.C. plant investment; Ford plans downtime at five N.A. factories; Ram's heavy-duty recall; 80 mpg by 2050?; Making it safer for humans to work with robots.... Read More »

Chicago mechanics OK contract, return to work after strike

7:18 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Mechanics at Chicago-area new-car dealerships returned to work on Monday after agreeing to a new four-year contract on Sunday, ending a strike that lasted about seven weeks.... Read More »

Ford to shut down Transit lines for a week

10:43 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Ford plans to shut down Transit production at its Kansas City Assembly Plant for seven days starting next week amid slumping sales for the nation's best-selling large van.... Read More »

COMMENTARY

Ratan Tata moves to secure his JLR prize

Sept. 19, 2017 11:24 CET

Ratan Tata's move to consolidate power at Tata Sons and secure ownership of Jaguar Land Rover looks like one of those boring shareholder resolutions that would go unremarked upon in an ordinary, closely held firm. But Tata Sons isn't a regular company.... Read More »

Toyota revs up with GR performance line

8:48 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Toyota is introducing a high-performance "GR" series consisting of seven variants including the Prius plug-in hybrid and Vitz subcompact.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 pickups for fire risk

1:11 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it will recall 494,000 medium and heavy-duty Ram pickups worldwide because of a water pump that could overheat and potentially cause a fire.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The complexity and engineering challenges of the electric motor

11:47 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

The change from internal combustion engines to electric motors will be one of the biggest the industry has ever faced.... Read More »

Toyota chief says hybrid still central as EV momentum grows

10:38 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Toyota President Akio Toyoda says hybrid technology will remain central to the company's strategy even as a rising wave of governments and automakers get behind plug-in electric vehicles.... Read More »

Archer's bows, appetizers and punches: What people think of Genesis G70

10:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

The newest addition to the Genesis lineup, the compact luxury G70 sedan, goes on sale in the U.S. next spring and will immediately join a competitive segment. A roundup of initial reaction from the automotive press on the G70.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Is Porsche plotting a Cayenne coupe?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

An old automotive industry maxim holds that if one German automaker fields something, it won't be long before all others follow suit.... Read More »

Volvo plans U.S. plant expansion, doubling original investment, reports say

9:10 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Volvo is doubling investment in its first U.S. plant, which is under construction, to add a second production line at a total cost of $1 billion as the carmaker heads for a fourth straight year of record global sales, according to reports from Reuters and a local newspaper.... Read More »

Aston Martin CEO Palmer calls for Brexit clarity

Sept. 19, 2017 09:48 CET

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer wants clarity on the UK government's Brexit negotiations within six months as the automaker seeks to avoid possible trade tariffs and difficulties in recruiting skilled labor following Britain's departure from the EU.... Read More »

Pioneer teams up with digital mapping company Here

Sept. 19, 2017 14:46 CET

Electronics giant Pioneer and digital mapping group Here said they had agreed to invest in one another so the companies can develop maps for autonomous driving services.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mexico fears at heart of GM Canada strike

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Mexico fears at heart of GM Canada strike; Chicago dealership mechanics back on job; Toyoda: Not going all EV; In autonomous car push, Ford puts a patent on table; Chrysler, Jeep future product.... Read More »

Tata seeks to protect Jaguar Land Rover from potential takeover bids, report says

Sept. 19, 2017 09:34 CET

Tata Sons is buying as much as 20 billion rupees ($312 million) of Tata Motors shares, as India's biggest conglomerate seeks to protect Jaguar Land Rover from potential takeovers, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

Petrochemicals billionaire seeks UK backing for Defender-style SUV

Sept. 19, 2017 13:20 CET

Jim Ratcliffe, the founder of petrochemical company Ineos, plans to build 25,000 SUVs modelled on the Land Rover Defender if he can win government backing for the project. The design of the Defender, which JLR stopped making in 2016, is not currently trademarked in the UK.... Read More »

Knorr-Bremse drops bid for Haldex

Sept. 19, 2017 13:00 CET

German supplier Knorr-Bremse has dropped its 5.5-billion-crown ($692 million) bid for smaller Swedish rival Haldex, ending for now a heated bidding process that has lasted more than a year.... Read More »

Citroen's Jackson says C5 will return in 2020

Sept. 19, 2017 10:11 CET

Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says the brand will bring out a third generation of the C5 in 2020. The model has not been built in Europe since June.... Read More »

PETER SIGAL

BLOG: Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

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

These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message.... Read More »

 
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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Zetsche first CEO to fulfill oft-broken F1 promise

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is the first CEO I know to fulfill a promise to transfer his company's F1 ...
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First impressions of Audi's self-driving system

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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The Level 3 autonomous driving technology in the new Audi A8, which will be on display at the upcomi ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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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
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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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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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
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
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Ford names former Key Safety exec Luo to steer China unit
Ford named former Key Safety Systems executive Jason Luo as chairman and CEO of its China operations ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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