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Car shopping site CarGurus hires banks for stock offering, report says

5:31 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2017

CarGurus, a popular website where consumers go to browse cars, has tapped investment banks for an initial public offering later this year, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: March toward higher mpg inevitable?

2:45 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2017

Midterm review won't stop march toward tougher mpg, experts say; Ford, Lyft join YouTube ad exodus; Sales rise predicted; VW's latest compliance boss; Toyota billboard clears the air.... Read More »

JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: Autos a no-show on list of advertising stars

3:02 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2017

Advertising Age, a sister publication to Automotive News, published its annual “40 Under 40” list of standout individuals. Not one was from the auto industry.... Read More »

GM plans digital signage push across U.S. dealerships

6:00 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

GM plans to make digital signage part of its dealership facility requirements for the first time, starting next year. The signage will tailor marketing messages for Chevrolet, Buick and GMC stores.... Read More »

Sage Auto settled with FTC to avoid costly litigation, its attorney says

11:30 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

Sage Automotive Group and its owners settled federal charges last week that the group used deceptive and unfair sales and financing practices. But their attorney says his clients have run their business lawfully and settled to avoid the cost of extensive litigation.... Read More »

Honda split with media-buying agency over lack of trust, report says

3:18 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Honda's switch from Mediavest Spark to RPA for media buying stemmed from a lack of trust stemming from Mediavest's handling of the automaker's ad dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported.... Read More »

VW's 'Luv Bug' ad promotes size of new Atlas crossover

4:00 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Just in time for spring, Volkswagen of America premiered a TV spot called 'Luv Bug' that promotes the size of its new 2018 Atlas crossover -- and its value for growing a family.... Read More »

Nissan promotes several key executives in U.S., globally

3:35 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Nissan North America will promote several US sales, marketing, planning and manufacturing directors and executives, with some receiving new global roles.... Read More »

BMW Mini's longtime U.S. ad agency resigns account before review

4:41 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Butler Shine Stern & Partners has resigned as U.S. advertising agency for BMW's Mini brand, a move that comes ahead of the automaker's upcoming creative review.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Discounts and markups on Chevy Bolt

3:30 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Some getting discounts on Chevy Bolt, others paying a premium; Audi's three-EV plan; Uber exec quits amid chaos; BMW CEO to Trump: U.S. 'our second home'; A bouncing baby VW?... Read More »

Toyota expands sponsorship deals for 2018 Winter Olympics

2:45 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2017

Toyota is putting U.S. Figure Skating and U.S. Speedskating under its sponsorship umbrella for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.... Read More »

JAMIE LaREAU

BLOG: There are some things you just don't buy online

4:11 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2017

Some industry experts predict consumers are ready to jump into online car buying. Oh, really?... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Trump grants more time for mpg debate

3:15 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2017

In Detroit, Trump grants more time for mpg debate; 30 cities vow to buy EVs; GM to lay off 1,100, then rehire 500; Audi CEO: No repeat of diesel crisis; Ford recalls '17 Mustang.... Read More »

Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief

March 15, 2017 15:05 CET

Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his current role as vice president for sales.... Read More »

Sage Automotive to pay $3.6 million to settle FTC charges

1:54 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

Sage Automotive and its owners agreed to settle federal charges that the dealership group used deceptive and unfair sales and financing practices.... Read More »

Premium brands jump into mobile madness

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

The March Madness Live app and its growing contingent of viewers continue to be an increasingly important outlet for brands chasing viewers who aren't watching on TV.... Read More »

Boys are back at Bentley

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2017

The racing-driven marketing formula that helped build the Bentley legend back in the 1920s is enjoying another strong run now as CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer works to reinvigorate a brand that had gone stale.... Read More »

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VW hopes Arteon's hi-tech will lure BMW, Mercedes buyers

March 7, 2017 16:00 CET

Volkswagen is debuting advanced safety and comfort equipment in the Arteon, in a bid to persuade upper management executives and entrepreneurs who drive a Mercedes E class or a BMW 5 series to buy its new flagship sedan.... Read More »

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Doctored car photos become click-bait

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2017

As news organizations and the Trump administration battle over “fake news,” some automakers are facing a new challenge on social media: "Fake ads."... Read More »

Ford service network turns to 'Rock' for stability

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2017

Ford hopes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can boost sales at its service centers by convincing customers to choose Ford over third-party repair shops.... Read More »

FCA may dial down rotary shifters

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2017

After shifting to rotary dial shifters on some of its vehicles, Fiat Chrysler may now shift back.... Read More »

Honda's multiplatform partnership with Fox's 'Star' to feature Honda Stage

11:44 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2017

American Honda said it plans to let its Honda Stage music venue in Atlanta serve as the platform for a nationally televised program.... Read More »

Tesla will run contest for homemade commercials -- Musk

11:05 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2017

In response to a letter by a fifth grade student, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company will hold a contest for homemade advertisements.... Read More »

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

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2017

Feb. U.S. sales winners, losers; High winds strip Ford HQ of iconic blue oval; Land Rover previews Velar; Elon Musk takes advice from a fifth-grader; Mazda's master ad campaign.... Read More »

Chevrolet pits man against machine in tech-heavy Camaro film

1:47 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Camaro, Chevrolet is releasing an augmented-reality film born of its partnership with video game developer Epic Games and The Mill, a virtual reality studio.... Read More »

 
Lithium next German power play?

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28 2017

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BMW, Daimler and VW came together to acquire Nokia's HERE high-definition mapping unit in 2015 so wi ...
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Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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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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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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