Tesla revives Roadster with a range of 620 miles

12:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2017

Refundable deposits of $50,000 are being taken now for the supercar, Tesla says, with output slated to begin in 2020. The full price of the base model: $200,000.... Read More »

Tesla aims to upend commercial trucking with electric Semi

11:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

The EV maker says the Semi formally unveiled Thursday will provide "a far better experience" for long-haul truck operators, while enhancing safety and slicing cargo transport costs.... Read More »

Canada open to Mexico's 5-year NAFTA review proposal

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

Canada is open to a Mexican proposal to review NAFTA every five years instead of terminating the deal automatically if it is not renegotiated, as the United States has demanded.... Read More »

NAFTA bargainers zero in on light-vehicle content rules

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

NAFTA negotiators are set to give the most attention to rules for regional content, including light vehicles, in the latest round of trade talks, according to an agenda obtained by Bloomberg.... Read More »

Kia prices Stinger sport sedan from $32,800

5:41 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

Kia is adopting competitive pricing on the rwd Stinger to help establish a foothold in the competitive compact luxury sport sedan market.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Search for answers on exploding sunroofs

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

Senators seek answers on exploding sunroofs; Elon Musk opens up in Rolling Stone interview; Daimler joins Israel's auto-tech rush; Why BMW's pumped about poo.... Read More »

8 things to watch as Tesla unwraps big rig

4:34 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised a truck that will “out-torque any diesel semi” and drive “like a sports car.”... Read More »

Infiniti rolls out industry-first variable compression engine

7:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

The next-generation Infiniti QX50 crossover will be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine introducing a technology never seen before in a regular production vehicle: variable compression.... Read More »

Toyota preps another small crossover concept

11:24 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

Toyota will unwrap a small crossover concept vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show geared toward outdoor enthusiasts and urban dwellers. It will be the third crossover concept introduced this year based on the company's new modular platform.... Read More »

Facebook updates ad features to convert mobile shoppers

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

Facebook has updated two of the platform's ad tools to better serve the auto industry in its quest to reach mobile shoppers.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its autonomous features are among the most advanced in a car on the road. But testing it also reveals how much further autonomous tech has to develop before hands-free driving is allowed.... Read More »

Daimler launches Tel Aviv hub for auto technology

Nov. 16, 2017 15:34 CET

Daimler has opened a research and development center in Tel Aviv, one of a growing number of multinational firms seeking to tap into Israel's auto technology expertise as the industry moves towards self-driving cars.... Read More »

Lear CEO Simoncini resigns; seating boss Ray Scott is successor

7:03 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

Lear CEO Matt Simoncini is stepping down, effective Feb. 28, ending a six-year run in the company's top job. Ray Scott, president of the supplier's seating unit, will replace Simoncini.... Read More »

VW taps Brazil growth with new sedan to challenge Fiat, GM

Nov. 16, 2017 14:24 CET

Volkswagen is launching the new Virtus sedan model to tap Brazil's highest-volume segment as part of a recovery plan that analysts said will help it regain ground on rivals GM and Fiat Chrysler in South America's largest car market.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lear CEO Simoncini stepping down

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

Lear CEO Simoncini resigns; Infiniti's radical engine design; Hyundai's CUV plans include diesel, EV, fuel cell; Split-tailgate Ram 1500 spied; Robo rock-climber in Ford's future?... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features

Nov. 16, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, a model it hopes will appeal to buyers because of a comfortable interior and driver assistance features more commonly found in SUVs.... Read More »

EU will fine seat belt, airbag cartel, report says

Nov. 16, 2017 11:54 CET

The EU is set to fine a group of car seat belt and airbag makers in the coming weeks, Reuters reported, in the latest regulatory crackdown on price fixing in the sector.... Read More »

Racecar specialist Dallara's Stradale inspired by Lotus

Nov. 16, 2017 10:56 CET

Italian racecar specialist Dallara says its first street legal car, a lightweight roadster called the Stradale, was inspired by affordable sports cars pioneered by Lotus. The Stradale's first customers include former F1 drivers.... Read More »

Subaru sees $177 million in costs linked to Japan inspection scandal

6:23 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

Subaru said it was recalling 395,000 vehicles in Japan and that it expected to incur about $177 million in costs related to improper final inspection procedures at domestic plants.... Read More »

VW Group earmarks $12 billion to develop, build China EVs

Nov. 16, 2017 09:58 CET

Volkswagen Group plans to spend 10 billion euros ($11.8 billion) by 2025 to develop and manufacture all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles as it seeks to comply with stringent new rules in China.... Read More »

Renault, Toyota lead 6% European sales gain

Nov. 16, 2017 08:37 CET

European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in October, with Renault, Toyota and VW Group's Seat brand leading the gains among volume automakers.... Read More »

FCA to offer split, dual-function tailgate on Ram 1500, spy photos reveal

6:21 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2017

Spy photographers have caught confirmation that at least some versions of the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup will have a new dual-function tailgate, capable of dropping down or opening up french door style.... Read More »

Lexus to unwrap 3-row RX crossover at L.A. Auto Show

11:22 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2017

Lexus' U.S. dealers have clamored for a family-friendly version of the popular RX crossover for years, but it's unclear whether the third row will accommodate two or three passengers.... Read More »

Cordray to resign from CFPB, may run for Ohio governor

11:59 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2017

Richard Cordray plans to step down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the controversial consumer watchdog created by President Obama following the 2008-09 financial crisis, amid growing speculation that he will run for governor of Ohio as a Democrat.... Read More »

Dealers crucial for vehicle purchase, J.D. Power study finds

12:44 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2017

Online tools may make it easier for consumers to shop for vehicles and products at home, but interacting with a salesperson is a key component of high customer sales satisfaction, a J.D. Power study finds.
... Read More »

 
Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

image
Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
 Read More ›

French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

image
French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
 Read More ›

Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

image
PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
 Read More ›

Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

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

image
Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
 Read More ›

Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

Luca Ciferri
6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

image
The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped. ...
 Read More ›

Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

Christiaan Hetzner
4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

image
Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through ...
 Read More ›

Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

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

image
Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
 Read More ›

PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

image
PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
 Read More ›

VW brand's profit margin goal is too easy

Christiaan Hetzner
6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30 2017

image
VW brand's turnaround plan is not even a year old and yet next month the brand's CEO, Herbert Diess, ...
 Read More ›

Toyota is not seeking No. 1 status; still cautious on EVs

Luca Ciferri
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26 2017

image
Toyota Executive Vice President Didier Leroy showed a much bolder Toyota at the Tokyo auto show with ...
 Read More ›

Newsletters & Alerts
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
image
Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
 Read More ›
image
UK sales slump 12% in Oct. in 7th monthly decline
UK registrations in October fell by 12 percent, marking a seventh consecutive month of decline. Vaux ...
 Read More ›
image
Spanish sales rise 14% in Oct. despite political tensions over Catalonia
Spain's new-car sales increased 14 percent in October even as tensions over Catalonia's bid to gain ...
 Read More ›
image
Italy's record month benefits French brands, Toyota but FCA sales decline
French brands were among the winners in an Italian market that had a record month for new-car sales ...
 Read More ›
image
German market's 4% growth helps Peugeot, Citroen but Opel drops back
PSA's mainstream brands, Peugeot and Citroen, powered ahead in a German market up nearly 4 percent l ...
 Read More ›
image
French sales jump 14% with Nissan, Toyota among winners
French new-car sales rose 14 percent in October, with Nissan and Toyota among the winners. ...
 Read More ›
image
Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
 Read More ›
image
Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
 Read More ›
image
German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
 Read More ›
image
Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
 Read More ›
image
Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
 Read More ›
image
Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
 Read More ›
Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
 Read More ›
image
European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
 Read More ›
image
VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
 Read More ›
image
Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
 Read More ›
image
VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
 Read More ›
image
Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
 Read More ›
image
BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marke ...
 Read More ›
image
Ford names new manufacturing boss for Europe; veteran exec Odell to retire
Ford named a new manufacturing boss and a new head of joint ventures and alliances in Europe as part ...
 Read More ›
image
Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team
Kia has hired veteran designer Oleg Son from PSA to be the Korean brand's design chief in China. Ole ...
 Read More ›
image
Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
 Read More ›
image
Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
 Read More ›
image
Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
 Read More ›
image
Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
 Read More ›
image
Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
 Read More ›
image
'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›