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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 »

Automotive marketing drives Woodward Dream Cruise

2:11 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2016

The Woodward Dream Cruise draws more than 1 million people north of Detroit every year for days of pure automotive bliss. All those eager eyeballs in one location means a prime marketing opportunity for the Detroit 3.... Read More »

Dallas dealership group fined for violating 2014 FTC consent order

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2016

Southwest Kia, which operates three dealerships in the Dallas area, will pay an $85,000 penalty to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it violated a 2014 consent order that prohibited it from deceptive advertising, the agency said.... Read More »

Auto advertising not making big impression during first week of Olympics, index says

1:16 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2016

Four automotive brands are among the top 10 advertising spenders for the 2016 Olympics, yet none managed to make a significant impact in U.S. consumer perception compared with all other brands during the first week of the games, YouGov BrandIndex reported Wednesday.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota, GM pickup-production plays

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2016

Toyota, GM get creative to boost pickup output; In Louisiana, bracing for floods' impact; Kia, VW crossovers spied, CC seen; Mazda, Lexus auto show makeovers; Audi ad raises eyebrows.... Read More »

Nissan to dangle 5-year, 100,000-mile warranty on 2017 Titan lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Nissan will offer a five-year/100,000-mile, bumper-to-bumper warranty on the 2017 Titan as it prepares to launch two new, volume variants of the large pickup. With the expanded warranty, Nissan hopes the Titan, still unfamiliar to many pickup buyers, will garner more consideration from truck shoppers.... Read More »

JUST ARRIVED

2017 Genesis G90

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Though it will carry the torch for the new Genesis luxury division, the 2017 G90 is a spiritual successor to the earlier Hyundai Equus.... Read More »

Google makes headline news

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Google rolled out changes to its search-ad format in late July that give retailers more characters to work with. As a result, auto dealerships can make the sales pitches in their search ads more descriptive.... Read More »

For Genesis, it's just the beginning

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

Genesis' general manager Erwin Raphael is fine with having just a pair of larger sedans in his arsenal for now. Until the G70 compact sport sedan kicks off a product onslaught in 18 months, he says, there's plenty of work to do shaping and preparing Hyundai's luxury brand itself.... Read More »

JLR's NEW MUSCLE

JLR performance shop is no boys club

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

JLR is searching for an edge as it develops a performance line that it hopes one day will be as strong as BMW's M and Mercedes' AMG.... Read More »

The many flavors of Infiniti’s QX30

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

Infiniti now has a compact crossover in its lineup, but the company has its work cut out for launching it.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A missed opportunity for dealers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

Dealers missing chance to court Middle Eastern buyers, diversity expert says; Why Jaguar is heating up; 'New Way to Look at Fiat'; Mitsu crossover spied; 9-speed gearbox glitch.... Read More »

Lear renames electrical business segment to emphasize connectivity

11:49 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

Lear Corp. said it has renamed its electrical business segment "E-Systems" to better reflect the complexity of its automotive electrical systems.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Unifor: Invest or we may strike

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

Unifor stands firm on Detroit 3 factory investments; BMW pokes fun at Tesla in ad campaign; Volkswagen Group fined in Italy; Trump on trade issues.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover taps Havas Formula to handle public relations in U.S.

7:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

Jaguar Land Rover has hired Havas Formula as its agency of record for automotive and lifestyle public relations in the U.S., following a competitive review.... Read More »

BMW takes on Tesla in new ads

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

BMW is taking direct aim at Tesla in new ads for its 330e electric plug-in hybrid. Two new TV spots don't mention Tesla by name. But the implications are clear that BMW is taking a jab at the startup electric car maker and the fact that the much-hyped Tesla Model 3 won't be available for a long while.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Triple cheat at Audi?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Triple cheat at Audi?; Backlash against Cadillac's 'Project Pinnacle'; Chris Urmson quits Google car project; Ghosn carries a torch; Chevy Bolt tricky task for designers in S. Korea.... Read More »

Ghosn bets on Brazil's recovery during Rio Olympics

Aug. 8, 2016 11:23 CET

Like so many things in Rio de Janeiro, Carlos Ghosn's turn in the Olympic Torch Relay on Friday didn't go as planned, but the Renault-Nissan CEO has his eye firmly on other goals as he bets on the future recovery of the country's battered economy.... Read More »

N.Y. seminar to feature 4 auto marketing execs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Automotive News will host its fifth annual New York Marketing Seminar Sept. 20 at the Cipriani Wall Street.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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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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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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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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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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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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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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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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