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VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ram diesel owners allege cheating

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Ram diesel owners allege emissions cheating; Feds: Add sound to EVs; Millennials prefer owning over Uber, study finds; Dealer acquitted of murder wants store back.... Read More »

Lexus' red bows, a holiday tradition, return for 18th year

11:20 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

In 1998 Lexus came up with a pretty simple idea: Put a big red bow on a car for a holiday campaign and call it the "December to Remember" sales event. Eighteen years later the campaign is still running strong.... Read More »

Lamb: Dealers leave accessory money on the table

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

The marketplace for vehicle accessories is around $40 billion, but how big of a piece do dealerships get? A whopping 5 percent.... Read More »

Kia seizes on new Google ad function

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

While Baby Boomers and Generation Xers are more likely to place a phone call to a dealership to inquire about a vehicle, Kia believes texting modernizes the shopping experience for millennials by offering them a connection point they're more comfortable with.... Read More »

Marketers keep an eye on NFL ratings decline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2016

Automakers such as Hyundai Motor Co. - which has a prestigious league sponsorship deal - and Nissan are watching closely as America's favorite TV sport shows rare signs of vulnerability.... Read More »

Subaru steps up quality control after stumbles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2016

Subaru has been unstoppable for nearly a decade, but that explosive growth is starting to spawn quality problems and chip into profits.... Read More »

Toyota Europe aims to strengthen brand image with new media business plan

Nov. 11, 2016 14:27 CET

Toyota Europe says it aims to strengthen its brand image in Europe and create a more customer-centric business model by moving its creative, digital, content and media business to a new agency which will create a network of dedicated hubs called &Toyota for the automaker.... Read More »

Kia plans return to Super Bowl

7:18 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2016

In what is becoming an extended habit, Kia will be advertising in the Super Bowl again. A spokesman for the auto brand confirmed that it will return to the game for the eighth straight year when Fox airs Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5.... Read More »

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Audi sales chief outlines how digitalization is changing the rules of the game

Nov. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi is in third place in premium car sales behind Mercedes and BMW, in part due to its model cycles. Audi sales boss Dietmar Voggenreiter expects new products to help change this, but says success for automakers today is more than just volume, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: U.S. car slump's latest victims

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2016

Car slump's latest victims: Why GM's slashing Cruze, Camaro output; Ford confirms EcoSport reveal; Toyota brand to skip Super Bowl; Renault emissions probe; Hybrid Ferrari tech?... Read More »

Toyota to sit out Super Bowl 51

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2016

The Toyota brand is sitting out Super Bowl for the first time since 2011. The automaker said the game doesn't line up with the launch schedules of the new Camry sedan and C-HR compact crossover.... Read More »

Toyota turns to addressable TV to sell the Prius Prime

2:43 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2016

As Toyota markets its new Prius Prime plug-in hybrid the automaker is going after a very specific consumer: tech-savvy, knowledge-hungry drivers ages 18-49 with household incomes of $75,000 or more and who tend to be environmentally conscious but also economical.... Read More »

Can we talk about the Continental's seats?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2016

The Lincoln Continental has been on sale for two months, but only recently has Ford Motor Co. allowed journalists to test-drive the big sedan. What we've been dying to find out is how the Conti's patented 30-way Perfect Position adjustable seats would be received by the auto cognoscenti.... Read More »

Broker just trying to be helpful?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2016

This It has been an exasperating presidential election cycle and feels like it has gone on forever. So now that it's almost over, why not have a little fun?... Read More »

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Buy a car, get a vacation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2016

An Automotive News editor in the U.S. stumbles across BMW's European Delivery program -- thanks to word-of-mouth on Internet social networks -- and sets out to personally discover one of the best retail experiences the industry has to offer.... Read More »

In battleground states, online shopping falls as dealers forgo higher digital ad costs

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2016

Vehicle online shopping traffic has dropped in the months leading up to the November presidential election in battleground states as dealers forgo higher digital advertising and paid search costs, Dealer.com said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA output hangs on union deal

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2016

FCA Canada output hangs on union deal; U.S. plans EV-charging networks; Snyder's Oct. sales lessons; Chinese vendors raided at SEMA; A U.S. Impreza; Toyota's home-field advantage.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Oct. U.S. sales winners, losers

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2016

Oct. U.S. sales winners, losers; American Axle buying Metaldyne; Ford Black Friday spiff; VW to talk restructuring; The Cub and the Camaro; Perils of Mexico's 'zero-star' cars.... Read More »

Reynolds enters used-car sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2016

Reynolds and Reynolds' investment in a tiny, online used-vehicle trade network is a “strategic, targeted investment,” and part of Reynolds' push to help dealers make more money, the company said.... Read More »

Ads chase shoppers who quit Autobytel lead forms

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2016

The Moran Group ad agency is zeroing in on shoppers who make it to lead forms on Autobytel sites but don't finish the process.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Bracing for another sales drop

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2016

Bracing for another sales drop; Toyota said to invest in ride-share startup; Uber with wings?; BMW cutting down on carbon fiber; Nissan Rogue 'Star Wars' movie tie-in.... Read More »

Infiniti offers Q60 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition

11:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2016

Infiniti is the latest automaker to be featured in Neiman Marcus' Christmas Book. The Q60 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition is priced at $63,000 in the retailer's 2016 fantasy gifts collection.... Read More »

Nissan ad capitalizes on Star Wars with Rogue tie-in

10:43 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2016

Nissan's new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie marketing campaign for the facelifted 2017 Nissan Rogue is the brand's biggest campaign ever, and the most integrated across all promotional channels, said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, marketing communications and media, Nissan North America.... Read More »

Ally's Riley on millennials, online sales

10:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2016

Andrea Riley, Ally Financial's chief marketing officer, spoke recently with Automotive News about millennials' approach to automotive lending, as well as the prospect of online sales and what it might mean for direct and indirect lending.... Read More »

Buick becomes first U.S. brand to crack top 3 reliability rankings by Consumer Reports

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2016

Buick cracked into Consumer Reports' ranking of the top three most reliable brands -- a feat no American brand has accomplished since the organization began tracking brand performance in the early 1980s. Buick ranked No. 3 in the magazine's 2016 Annual Auto Reliability Survey. Lexus was the overall No. 1 brand with Toyota right behind it.... Read More »

 
Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Why Brexit could be bad news for self-driving cars


12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2016

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Brexit should be a wake up call to proponents of autonomous driving, said a researcher from a London-based think tank. ...
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Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2016

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Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric Formula E rac ...
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Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Russia sales rise nearly 1%; first increase in 2 years
New-car sales in Russia rose nearly 1 percent in November, the first monthly rise in the market sinc ...
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UK market may fall 8% next year on Brexit, Germany's VDA says
German automakers are taking a bleak view of next year's UK auto market, forecasting that demand wil ...
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UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for reco ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Subcompact sales set to peak in Europe this year before SUVs cause decline
Demand for subcompacts in Europe will peak this year, analysts say, as competition from similar-size ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising Henrik Green to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief ope ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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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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