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VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford's self-driving wake-up call

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

Dozing engineers give Ford wake-up call on self-driving cars; Loan delinquencies up; 'Kill switch' probe; PSA to get Opel EV tech?; Subaru's classic ads; Tesla driver's sacrifice.... Read More »

LotLinx names Dataium founder as president and chief product officer

3:05 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

Digital marketing company LotLinx has named Dataium founder Eric Brown its president and chief product officer.... Read More »

Senate confirms Pruitt, giving EPA foe control of agency

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

The Senate narrowly confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, positioning the fierce critic of Obama-era climate rules to immediately begin undoing them.... Read More »

Bill Baker, who 'put Land Rover on the map,' dies at 72

2:25 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

Bill Baker, the legendary PR man who played a key role in Land Rover's successful return to the U.S. market in 1986, died Thursday. He was 72.... Read More »

Ford found recipe for profits in Europe

10:41 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

Ford was unprofitable in Europe from 2011-2014. But then-CEO Alan Mulally implemented an aggressive restructuring plan that included shuttering three manufacturing plants, slashing thousands of jobs and reinvigorating its product lineup with new and freshened vehicles, including performance and luxury variants.... Read More »

GM-PSA TALKS

PSA's bid for Opel offers chance to thrive in tough Europe

Feb. 17, 2017 15:06 CET

PSA's bid to create a European auto giant by acquiring GM's European unit may be the best chance Peugeot, Citroen and Opel have to thrive as high-volume, low-margin manufacturers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: UAW plans 'Buy American' ad push

8:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

UAW plans 'Buy American' ad push; At AN Canada Congress: Magna CEO on danger of not keeping NAFTA, Aston chief warns of business shift to China, Korea; Assuring Opel's independence.... Read More »

GM-PSA TALKS

PSA wishes to build on Vauxhall's success, UK gov't says

Feb. 17, 2017 09:22 CET

PSA has told the UK government it would seek to build on the strengths of the Vauxhall business if the company buys it. However two sources close to PSA told Reuters that plant cuts were part of the company's discussions to buy GM's Opel and Vauxhall brands, with UK sites in the front line.... Read More »

GM will not "rationalize" Vauxhall plants, UK minister says

Feb. 16, 2017 16:11 CET

British business minister Greg Clark said he had been reassured by GM that the automaker did not intend to "rationalize" its Vauxhall operations. Clark made the comments after meeting with GM to discuss its plan to sell Opel/Vauxhall to PSA Group.... Read More »

UAW plans 'buy American' ad campaign

2:23 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2017

UAW President Dennis Williams said he is “in discussions” to produce advertisements to encourage U.S. customers to buy union-made cars manufactured in America. The idea was inspired by a revived buy American sentiment that has been growing since the 2008 recession.... Read More »

Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2017

Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC on Thursday named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the diversified auto parts supplier's motor parts division.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Layoffs slated for Toledo Jeep plant

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2017

Layoffs at Toledo Jeep plant; PSA, Opel/Vauxhall lag rivals in sales growth; Audi name on D.C. soccer field; Jaguar, Shell launch in-car payment app; FCA's Gilles in Netflix series.... Read More »

Aston Martin expects return to profitability in 2018

Feb. 16, 2017 10:38 CET

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer expects a return to profitability in 2018 as the money-losing automaker invests heavily to update existing models and develop several new vehicles through 2019.... Read More »

GM, PSA bosses defend Opel deal under political fire

Feb. 15, 2017 13:36 CET

GM and PSA mobilized their CEOs to defend PSA's planned acquisition of GM's Opel against a German-led backlash that could derail the deal even before its terms are finalized.... Read More »

Audi said to get naming rights to D.C. United soccer stadium

12:42 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2017

Audi will have its name on the new home of Major League Soccer's D.C. United. The agreement, which runs at least a decade, will be one of the three richest naming-rights deals in MLS, according to a person familiar with the contract.... Read More »

FCA shares jump on GM speculation; Barra still not interested

2:38 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2017

FCA shares have outpaced GM in the initial aftermath of a potential Opel sale, amid fresh speculation the two could combine. The problem: GM CEO Mary Barra still isn't interested.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: What suppliers want from Trump

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

What suppliers want from Trump; Plug-in to outpace original Prius?; Barra: PSA purchase of Opel, Vauxhall mutually beneficial; Hyundai teases '18 Accent; Lambo recalls $4M car.... Read More »

Tower's adjusted earnings rise 23% in Q4

12:13 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2017

Tower International reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of $56.2 million, up 23 percent from $45.9 million a year ago, while net income plummeted 88 percent for the quarter.... Read More »

GM-PSA TALKS

Barra says PSA-Opel deal would benefit both companies

Feb. 15, 2017 11:24 CET

General Motors CEO Mary Barra told employees that combining GM's Opel and Vauxhall business with PSA's brands would be beneficial for both companies... Read More »

Lithia posts 7.5% increase in Q4 net income

11:56 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2017

Lithia Motors' net income rose 7.5 percent to $51.3 million in the fourth quarter on strong used-car sales and record finance and insurance gains, the retailer said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Barra visits Opel amid sale talks

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2017

Barra visits Opel amid sale talks; VW, Bosch deals win preliminary OK; Toyota recalls fuel-cell Mirai; Ford Focus, Audi A6 spied; 194-day supply of Buicks; Musk, man and machine.... Read More »

Barra's move to sell Opel signals deeper change at GM

6:10 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2017

If General Motors CEO Mary Barra succeeds in concluding a deal with French automaker Peugeot SA, she will have delivered in an unexpected way on her promise to have GM “disrupt ourselves” rather than wait to be jolted by outside forces.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

How a GM sale of Opel could open door to purchase of FCA

11:42 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2017

Removing Opel from GM's brand offerings could, ironically, make it more attractive for GM to purchase all or parts of FCA, which is still actively seeking a merger partner. That is, if GM were interested.... Read More »

Zetsche's Daimler pay drops 21% in 2016

Feb. 14, 2017 14:10 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche's total pay including bonuses dropped 21 percent to $8 million last year.... Read More »

Daimler to focus on electric Smart cars in U.S., Canada

Feb. 14, 2017 10:06 CET

Daimler will stop selling combustion engine Smart cars in the U.S. and Canada and focus the brand on electric vehicles in the two markets.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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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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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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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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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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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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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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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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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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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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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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