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Acura launches ad campaign for 30th anniversary

1:44 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Instead of cake and candles, Acura is running a new ad campaign for the brand's 30th anniversary.... Read More »

Nissan takes new ad path after U.S. exec ripped agencies

10:10 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Nissan is making a new safety pitch in U.S. ads breaking this week as part of a larger marketing overhaul that will take full effect in June.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: AutoNation, TrueCar to try again

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

AutoNation, TrueCar give it another try; No price pressure from VW, Conti says; Acura marks 30 years; Gender gap persists; Cars shed leather to lose weight.... Read More »

Gen Y more likely than older drivers to trust self-driving tech, study finds

1:00 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

More than half of those born after 1976 say they trust autonomous tech, compared with 41 percent in Generation X, 23 percent of baby boomers and 18 percent of the pre-boomer generation, J.D. Power's annual U.S. Tech Choice Study found.... Read More »

China's GAC looks to Fiat Chrysler to help enter U.S.

9:44 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

China's Guangzhou Automobile Group, whose partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles enables the Italian-American automaker to manufacture in China, wants Fiat Chrysler to return the favor by helping it launch U.S. sales.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford posts record Q1 profit

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

F-150 helps push Ford to record Q1 profit; Fields: 'Absolutely terrific start'; Mitsubishi: No test-data problems in newer U.S. models; VW's growth outlook; JLR phone-finder app; Hyundai NFL promo.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mitsu misconduct goes back 25 yrs

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

25 years of Mitsu misconduct; Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber, Lyft in self-driving push; Earnings up at FCA, down at Hyundai; VW outsells Toyota; Honda Clarity's aerodynamic design.... Read More »

Q&A: JIM NGUYEN, GENERAL MANAGER, ALG

ALG chief: Millennials will drive strong leasing

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Millennials are paying off their student loans and moving out of their parents' basements. That cohort's emphasis on affordability will continue to drive lease growth, Jim Nguyen, the new head of ALG, predicts in this Q&A.... Read More »

Teasing Tesla: No waiting on a Nissan Leaf

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Nissan couldn't resist taking a swipe at Tesla last weekend, reminding consumers in nationwide advertising that it has been mass-producing the all-electric Leaf since 2010.... Read More »

Chevrolet remembers Prince with full-page ads

11:14 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

When legendary musician Prince died on Thursday, Chevrolet tweeted out a picture of a red, 1963 Corvette -- a nod to his hit 1982 song “Little Red Corvette.” Chevrolet also ran full page ads in Friday newspapers across the country, including The New York Times, The Detroit News and The Star Tribune. Here's a roundup of reaction from social media.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan ad pokes fun at Tesla

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

Nissan ad pokes fun at Tesla; AutoNation profit falls; Daimler diesel probe; U.S. seeks Mitsu info; Honda's reinvented assembly line; Green-car disloyalty?; Chevy salutes Prince.... Read More »

Nissan ads take a poke at upstart Tesla

7:00 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

Tesla Motors has been crowing about the nearly 400,000 "reservations" it has received for its electric Model 3 sedan. Nissan has now turned those reservations into fodder for its own advertising for the electric Nissan Leaf.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Options for VW diesel owners

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

VW deal: Buybacks, fixes among options; 'substantial compensation,' remediation fund planned; Study: Uber tops business car rentals; GM on mend in Europe; Mitsubishi raid; BMW supermodel shell game.... Read More »

Toyota partners with Texas Rangers as move to the Lone Star state approaches

1:26 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Toyota just became the official truck sponsor of the Texas Rangers baseball team that plays down the road from its future headquarters in Plano, the company said today.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: 54.5 mpg goal - A reality check

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

54.5 mpg goal - A reality check; Volkswagen's 'month of decisions'; An F-150 pickup for police; Hyundai inks sponsorship deal with Miami Dolphins.... Read More »

2017 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Mobility exposition planned at Detroit show as CES gains momentum

3:02 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

The 2017 Detroit auto show will feature a mobility exposition, a move that comes as the show has faced competition from the increasingly popular CES electronics show in Las Vegas.... Read More »

SNL unveils faux Mercedes AA-class EV; Mercedes plays along

12:12 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

“Saturday Night Live” last week unveiled a (faux) commercial for the Mercedes-Benz AA class, an electric luxury sedan entirely powered by AA batteries. Mercedes played along with the gag on Monday.... Read More »

THE GOGGLE CAR PROJECT

Audi tests the frontier of virtual reality technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Marketers are eager to exploit virtual-reality technology, but there is no playbook for how to use it effectively as a marketing tool. Audi, a pioneer, is developing one as it goes.... Read More »

'Audi Man' Tony Stark takes R8 for a spin in latest superhero flick

1:10 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Allegiances will be in question during upcoming superhero flick Captain America: Civil War as friends turn to foes. But the alliance between Tony Stark and Audi will be as solid as ever.... Read More »

Ads will tout KBB.com as go-to site for new-car info

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Kelley Blue Book wants consumers to know that it can do more than tell them the market value of their vehicles before a trade-in. In its first major ad campaign in four years, Kelley Blue Book is reminding car shoppers that KBB.com is a hub for new-vehicle information, too.... Read More »

XIO Group acquires J.D. Power for $1.1 billion in cash

5:13 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2016

XIO Group, a London-based buyout firm with major ties to Chinese investors, is acquiring J.D. Power and Associates, a unit of McGraw Hill Financial Inc., for $1.1 billion in cash. XIO Group prevailed over private equity firm Advent International in the auction for Power, which is best known for its car quality and reliability ratings, Reuters reported.... Read More »

Ferrari's luxury ambitions may need strategy reset

April 15, 2016 11:37 CET

Ferrari's ambition to compete with luxury-goods brands like Hermes or Prada has failed to make headway in the six months since its initial public offering, raising pressure on the new board to reset the sports-car maker's strategy.... Read More »

Mini appoints new head of Americas

2:17 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2016

David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. Duncan will be succeeded by Thomas Felbermair, who had a similar role with Mini in Europe.... Read More »

Internet-connected cars a hacker magnet, U.S. official says

3:41 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2016

Internet-connected and driverless cars could be targets for hackers -- potentially including terrorists and hostile nations -- so the automotive industry must ensure vehicles have built-in cybersecurity protection, a top U.S. Justice Department official said.... Read More »

BMW UK speeds up test drive recruitments with Facebook tool

3:13 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

BMW UK, looking to entice Facebook users into requesting test drives and brochures, knew that it needed to speed up its lead submission process in a recent mobile campaign. It did this with the help of Facebook's Lead Ads tool.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust gains in France, Italy and Spai ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit ...
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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