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Borgward turns to Daimler again to fill top engineering roles

Aug. 24, 2016 06:01 CET

Borgward, the German brand being revived with Chinese backing, has once again tapped former Daimler executives in its latest round of management hiring.... Read More »

NADA seeks donations to help dealership families affected by floods

2:53 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2016

National Automobile Dealers Association President Peter Welch is asking dealerships across the U.S. to donate $1,000 each to NADA's Emergency Relief Fund and is hoping to raise $2 million total for dealership employees affected by the floods in Louisiana.... Read More »

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Cadillac Escala concept shows hints of the future

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

After teasing the public with dramatic and unlikely concept cars in two previous years, Cadillac used this year's Monterey Car Week to glimpse into a future that will actually happen.... Read More »

Mercedes says China H2 sales may slow as new E-class output is raised

Aug. 22, 2016 15:35 CET

Mercedes says sales in China may slow in the second half of 2016 while the company ramps up production of its new E-class long-wheelbase model. The automaker's China chief, Hubertus Troska, said he does not expect local production of the new E class to reach full capacity until the fourth quarter of 2016.... Read More »

Uber's point man on automated driving came from Ford

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

If Sherif Marakby is successful managing the transformation of a fleet of 100 Volvo XC90s into self-driving vehicles, it could put Uber in the lead in the race to commercialize autonomous driving.... Read More »

Obituary

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

Ernie Lofton, former head of the UAW's Ford department, died Aug. 4. He was 84.... Read More »

The public dealerships are buying -- and selling

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

In the first half of 2016, the public dealership groups sold nearly as many dealerships as they acquired, according to "The Blue Sky Report," a quarterly publication by dealership buy-sell adviser Erin Kerrigan.... Read More »

Akerson: Trump can't be our CEO

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

Former GM CEO Dan Akerson endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president and sharply criticized Donald Trump.... Read More »

VW eyes transportation deals to boost self-driving car plans

Aug. 19, 2016 15:44 CET

Volkswagen Group is planning further acquisitions in the market for new transportation technologies and services, said Johann Jungwirth, the automaker's digital chief and a former Apple exec.... Read More »

Audi replaces top exec ahead of new Mexico plant opening, reports say

Aug. 18, 2016 15:32 CET

Audi has replaced Mattias Rust, the human resources chief at its new Mexico factory, shortly before the plant's opening, German media reports said. Rust was replaced because of "irregularities," the reports said.... Read More »

Shareholders approve Johnson Controls-Tyco merger

4:12 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2016

Shareholders from Johnson Controls and Tyco International approved the merger between the two companies on Wednesday.... Read More »

Detroit competition for talent ramps up in Silicon Valley

10:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2016

For the first time in America's industrial history, the center for automotive technology is drifting away from Detroit. Ford, aiming to put fully autonomous vehicles into the economy by 2021, announced that it's doubling the size of its office in Silicon Valley to 260 people and investing in four companies that are key to building self-driving cars.... Read More »

Former Volvo exec seeks to raise $1 billion at China EV startup

Aug. 17, 2016 12:02 CET

Freeman Shen, a former top Volvo executive, aims to raise $1 billion in an initial fundraising round for the latest China electric-vehicle startup to challenge Tesla.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford to mass-produce autonomous cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2016

Ford plans to mass-produce autonomous fleet in 2021, boost Silicon Valley staff; Hyundai exec takes aim at fortress mentality; VW tops GM in China; Lincoln future product.... Read More »

Hyundai exec, seeking Silicon Valley tie-ups, wants to knock down fortress mentality

6:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2016

A go-it-alone strategy won’t cut it anymore, says Hwang Seung Ho, Hyundai’s executive vice president of information technology development. He thinks the carmaker needs to be far more open to tie-ups with tech upstarts and Silicon Valley giants to remain competitive in the race to dominate the coming era of connected cars and autonomous driving.... Read More »

Lutz adds to Corvette rumor mill

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

The Corvette rumor mill in Detroit is spinning at high rpms this summer. Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz speculates about a plug-in hybrid version, and a Cadillac sports car to replace the XLR.... Read More »

Is Skoda for real about coming to the U.S.? The signs are there

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

Is Skoda, the Volkswagen-owned Czech automaker, really coming to the U.S.? It still feels like a long shot, but the value-priced brand's CEO confirms the idea is under consideration.... Read More »

A performance line for Genesis?

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

Add one more thing to Hyundai and Genesis' ever-expanding to-do list: a Genesis performance line. Not content with the Ioniq trio of green vehicles, a forthcoming N performance line, a dedicated hydrogen fuel cell crossover and the Genesis luxury brand itself, the Korean automaker could also roll out a Genesis performance division.... Read More »

Barra tells Texas jury GM flubbed fatal ignition flaw

6:13 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

GM failed to designate a flawed ignition switch linked to multiple deaths and injuries as a safety concern, CEO Mary Barra told jurors at a Texas trial. Barra's video testimony, clipped from a previously unseen deposition taken for multiple lawsuits, is the CEO's first to jurors weighing the company's liability to accident victims allegedly harmed by faulty ignition switches that GM knowingly put in cars for years.... Read More »

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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability

Aug. 15, 2016 06:01 CET

Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen its balance sheet by launching the Ateca into Europe's booming SUV/crossover market.... Read More »

Harman senses software opportunities

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

Harman International is looking for more business from luxury and nonluxury automakers.... Read More »

Ford, Reuss head lineup at World Congress

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

Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford and General Motors product czar Mark Reuss - two industry leaders who've helped drive enormous change at their companies - will head the speaker lineup at the Automotive News World Congress here in January.... Read More »

Obituary

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

Bill Smith, a dealer and executive, died Aug. 10. He was 88.... Read More »

Audi A7 styling shows design chief's influence

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

Spy photos of a camouflaged next-generation Audi A7, expected to arrive in the U.S. in 2019, show how Audi design chief Marc Lichte has applied styling ideas from the Prologue series of concept cars.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

The Detroit 3 leaders: Where are they now? Here's a reality check

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

This industry fixates on the flashy. But shiny pennies stretch only so far, and the industry needs regular reality checks against the hype and perceptions. Today's installment: The leaders of the Detroit 3.... Read More »

 
Delphi, Mobileye deal may hasten decline of car brands

Christiaan Hetzner
7:58 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29 2016

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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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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
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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
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
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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
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
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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
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
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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
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
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