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For JLR stunt, not even the sky is the limit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Jaguar Land Rover loves to create a bit of drama to draw attention to a new vehicle. Last week, British adventurer Bear Grylls changed the seating configuration of the new Land Rover Discovery SUV while skydiving.... Read More »

Ally Financial starts first unified brand campaign

1:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2016

Ally Financial, the financial services company once known as GMAC, is introducing a brand campaign using the theme "Do It Right."... Read More »

Liberty Media takeover offers a longer-term vision for F1

6:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2016

Liberty Media's takeover of Formula One promises a long-term strategy for the cash-rich sport with a sharper focus on new media markets and another attempt to expand in North America.... Read More »

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BLOG: Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2016

To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to make a film that plays on how many different ways a minivan can be used.... Read More »

BMW beats Ford for August Twitter engagements

3:23 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2016

The BMW brand beat out Ford in the August Twitter engagement race after Ford won four straight months since Automotive News started tracking the data in May.... Read More »

J. D. Power to expand 'global footprint' under new owner

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2016

London-based private equity firm XIO Group completed its $1.1 billion acquisition of J.D. Power and Associates. J.D. Power President Finbarr O'Neill said XIO possesses "the resources and motivation we need to accelerate our growth, bolster our competitive position and broaden our global footprint.”... Read More »

Kia ad recreates Bo Jackson and Brian Bosworth's famous Tecmo Bowl moment

2:44 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2016

Twenty-nine years ago this November, Bo Jackson blew through Brian Bosworth on his way to a classic touchdown run on Monday Night Football. Now Kia is reliving the moment Tecmo Bowl-style in a new campaign for the Sorento SUV.... Read More »

Ford, NFL launch expanded marketing relationship with F series

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2016

The Blue Oval and “The Shield” are further strengthening their marketing relationship. On Wednesday, Ford revealed that the F series is now the official truck of the National Football League, signing a three-year partnership. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Stopping the Bolt - without the brake

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2016

Chevy feat: Stopping the Bolt - without the brake; Tesla probes fatal crash; Cars.com going solo; Subprime share of loans drops; Mercedes drones deliver; NFL calls up Ford F-Series.... Read More »

Cars.com to spin off from Tegna

9:38 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2016

Tegna Inc., the broadcaster once part of Gannett, will spin off auto-sales website Cars.com and is evaluating a sale of its CareerBuilder job-hunting unit. Alex Vetter, a longtime Cars.com executive, will lead the independent company as CEO.... Read More »

Dealertrack, F&I Express team up

11:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2016

Dealertrack and F&I Express have partnered to offer dealerships connections with more than 130 F&I product providers. Through the Dealertrack eMenu and the Dealertrack Aftermarket Network, dealers will be able to access product rates, generate contracts and forward contracts to the providers.... Read More »

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Proving the value of Facebook ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

Pride Chevrolet of Lynn was able to close the loop on a Facebook campaign and prove that its digital outreach was moving metal. Here's how it did so.... Read More »

Aston Martin shifts beyond James Bond with boats, baby strollers

7:04 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2016

Aston Martin, known for sports cars used in James Bond films, is expanding outside the motorway with a push into yachts, apartments and handbags, as the British manufacturer shifts its sights from rival Ferrari to the likes of Hermes.... Read More »

Lambo's next act: Targeting women and families

6:35 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2016

Forget what you know about raging bulls. Lamborghini wants to show you a softer side of Italian supercars.... Read More »

Nissan's 'Heisman House' set to kick off 6th season

7:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2016

Nissan launched its latest “Heisman House” campaign today by adding 2015 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry to the collection of the house's football players.... Read More »

Photo booth is shooting for clicks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Having a professional photo booth allows dealerships to showcase high-quality vehicle photos on their website. A provider of an indoor booth touts the ability to take photos even in inclement weather, perhaps with the dealership's logo in the background.... Read More »

Subaru brings family-safety message home in very different ways

10:11 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Any parent who has ever heard the phone ring in the middle of the night will identify with Subaru's commercial debuting tonight: It's your terrified teen calling to say he or she wrecked the car.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Another tragedy for Takata

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Another Takata tragedy: Truck in fatal crash; Unifor strike vote; Cadillac boss on defense; Chase, TrueCar launch direct shopping, loan program; BMW, Chevy Olympics marketing gold.... Read More »

Amazon, expanding automotive business, launches vehicle research portal

11:44 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Amazon launched Amazon Vehicles, a car research portal where consumers will have access to vehicle detail pages and reviews of thousands of new and classic cars, while being able to upload photos and videos of their own rides. Amazon has been steadily carving out a spot in the automotive space.... Read More »

NSX returns to Japan as an American hybrid import

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

The NSX sports car is making a long-awaited homecoming in Japan that underscores the global ambitions of a halo hybrid that must do double duty for the Acura and Honda brands.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz launches 'Timeless' Federer ads for U.S. Open

2:01 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

As the U.S. Open tennis tournament nears, Mercedes-Benz is teaming with one of the game's all-time greats in a humorous ad campaign. “Timeless” features the Mercedes SL and Roger Federer -- in multiple forms.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW dealers' new worry: Poachers

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

Volkswagen dealers' new worry: Poachers; When muscle-car sales lose strength; Mitsu future product; Clapton's old cabriolet captivates at Concours; Germany to VW: Settle dispute.... Read More »

Nissan goes Rogue with Star Wars promotion

11:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Nissan has gone Rogue. The automaker is partnering with Lucasfilm in a promotional campaign supporting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters Dec. 16.... Read More »

Store turns Pokemon Go players into vehicle buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2016

Street Toyota salesman Nick Schuman has found a way to catch Pokemon and customers at the same time. By playing off the latest craze, he can build rapport in a low-key way with consumers drawn to his store's lots.... Read More »

Amazon, Hyundai team up for on-demand test drives

2:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2016

An on-demand test-drive program in Los Angeles and Orange County will allow people to book test drives of Hyundai Motor America vehicles via Amazon's Prime Now service. . The program, "Prime Now. Drive Now.," will run this weekend and next weekend.... Read More »

 
Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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