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VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW taking another financial hit

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

Double hit on VW: As cost of scandal rises, 'deep' cover-up alleged; FCA compliance czar; Report: Benz, Ferrari recalls needed; Honda, Buick, Jag spy shots; Look son, no hands!... Read More »

Ted Morse, head of Florida dealership group, dies at 66

3:15 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Ted Morse, CEO of a longstanding, family-owned Florida dealership group, died Tuesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He was 66.... Read More »

Dealerships weigh outside F&I audits

11:00 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Dealerships looking to avoid regulatory trouble know they need to be diligent in monitoring compliance. Some stores are tapping outside F&I auditors for help.... Read More »

VW Group emissions-rigging claims reach back further

July 20, 2016 08:46 CET

VW Group's emissions rigging dates back to 1999 when Audi engineers developed software to cheat emissions tests, U.S. lawsuits allege. Former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn and other top company executives developed six generations of defeat devices, the lawsuits allege. Winterkorn's successor, Matthias Mueller, was 'in the loop,' according to New York's top lawyer.... Read More »

VW done with diesel push in U.S., exec says

2:54 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

Volkswagen will take a step back from the diesel powertrains that defined its U.S. vehicle lineup for the better part of a decade amid a repositioning of the brand in the aftermath of the company's emissions scandal, VW's top U.S. official says. Hinrich Woebcken, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, told Automotive News that VW won't relaunch “clean diesels” as a core element of its brand identity in the U.S.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Three states sue Volkswagen

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

3 states sue VW for environmental violations, NY alleges cover-up; 'All-nighter' for Musk, new web address for Tesla; GM, Ford and the Brexit effect; Ford teams up with Jose Cuervo.... Read More »

Ford sees weak pound as Brexit headache

July 19, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford of Europe expects a weak pound rather than reduced consumer confidence to be the biggest risk for car demand in the UK following the country's vote to quit the EU.... Read More »

Mexico emerges from 'lost decade'

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

For years, Mexico, with the second-largest economy in Latin America, at times was lucky to sell a million new vehicles a year locally while it exported twice that number. Now, the narrative has flipped.... Read More »

How will GMC grow?

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

GMC will require new models and nameplates to hit its ambitious growth target of improving market share by two-thirds over a decade. One potential avenue: Venturing into Jeep's terrain.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FBI, SEC probe FCA sales reporting

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

FBI, SEC probe FCA sales reporting; U.S. likely to miss 54.5 mpg goal; Delays at Saleen rile Mustang dealers; Ford executive shuffle; Germany mulls black boxes for auto-piloted cars.... Read More »

Ford appoints new Europe COO, makes treasurer Smart Mobility CFO

9:55 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Ford today appointed a new Europe COO and expanded its corporate treasurer's role to include financial oversight of its recently created Smart Mobility subsidiary. Ford also said Barb Samardzich, 57, is retiring Oct. 1 as vice president and COO of Ford of Europe.... Read More »

VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi

July 15, 2016 06:01 CET

VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss. He succeeds Andreas Offermann.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Jeep gets billion-dollar boost

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

Jeep gets a billion-dollar boost from FCA, and a lovefest in Toledo hometown; U.S. senator seeks answers on Tesla safety; Ford backing map venture; Brexit slows European sales growth.... Read More »

Hyundai's Korean workers vote for strike

July 14, 2016 11:29 CET

Hyundai's unionized workers in South Korea voted to go on strike for a fifth year in a row after wage talks broke down, adding to the automaker's troubles as it battles a sales slowdown.... Read More »

VW may face shareholder calls to reclaim executive bonuses

July 13, 2016 17:07 CET

Volkswagen managers may face calls to return their bonuses if the company is fined by German prosecutors over the profits it made from selling 11 million cars equipped with engine software that cheats emissions tests.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Mazda N.A. boss on sales drop

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

Mazda N.A. chief discusses sales drop, dealership plans; Audi, Ram U.S. sales-streak leaders; Large recall, low awareness; GM legal setback; Tesla price drop; Mercedes of golf carts.... Read More »

Porsche's new V-8 engine will power Bentley, Audi models

July 13, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche will supply its new V-8 gasoline engine to Bentley and Audi. The engine debuts in the new Porsche Panamera later this year.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan takes self-driving step

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

Nissan takes self-driving step; Tesla stands by Autopilot; GM modifying dealer rating system in New York state; FCA to pay bounty to 'bug' hunters; JLR to test connected cars in England.... Read More »

PSA tests range-extender technology in EV push

July 13, 2016 11:19 CET

PSA is preparing to test battery-powered cars that recharge with an on-board generator as the automaker hunts for a breakthrough in mass-market electric vehicles to catch rivals Toyota and Renault-Nissan.... Read More »

Tesla has no plans to disable Autopilot feature, Musk says

1:17 pm U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric car maker has no plans to disable its Autopilot feature in the wake of a fatal accident in which the driver of a Model S car was using the technology, The Wall Street Journal reported.... Read More »

Google self-driving car project names general counsel as scrutiny rises

July 12, 2016 11:52 CET

Google's self-driving car project has appointed its first general counsel, Ken Vosen, as U.S. regulators increase their scrutiny of autonomous vehicles. The move could be a sign that Google is preparing to make its self-driving car unit a separate company.... Read More »

VIDEO: Rising young retailers' recipe for success

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Passion, planning and persistence are traits shared by Jason Kopp, Heather Wagener, Jim Gallagher and Megan Desideri. Hear how four of the dealership world's most vibrant young leaders are advancing their careers and guiding colleagues down similar pathways to prosperity.... Read More »

Q&A: MARK ALLEN, HEAD OF JEEP DESIGN

Jeep designer has history on his side

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

As the head of Jeep design since 2009, Mark Allen is charged with both moving the brand forward and keeping it tied to its historic roots.... Read More »

Tesla probed by SEC over disclosure of fatal crash, report says

4:52 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is probing Tesla Motors for a possible breach of securities law stemming from Tesla's decision not to inform investors of a May 7 fatal crash involving its Autopilot automated driving system, according to a newspaper report.... Read More »

How Bob Lutz took aim at the Cherokee

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Jeep, now celebrating its 75th anniversary, has spawned many a competitor, though few have been as successful as the Ford Explorer. And it was future Chrysler guy Bob Lutz who put Ford hot on the trail of the then-new XJ Cherokee in the 1980s.... Read More »

 
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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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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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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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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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
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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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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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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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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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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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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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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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