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Aston Martin wants to be more involved in F1 racing

Sept. 18, 2017 10:38 CET

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer says the British automaker is looking to get more engaged in Formula One, amid speculation of a title partnership with Red Bull and future engine involvement.... Read More »

London black cabs seek export boost amid Brexit uncertainty

Sept. 18, 2017 09:40 CET

The London Electric Vehicle Company hopes Brexit negotiations will not jeopardize plans to export half of the black cabs it makes in England by 2020. The company depends on maintaining a free flow of goods between the UK and parent Geely Group's sites outside Britain, which includes Volvo.... Read More »

Mazda upgrading U.S. dealership network

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Mazda has embarked on a three-year dealership upgrade targeting more than 100 outlets across the United States as part of its push to polish its brand image and achieve 2 percent market share.... Read More »

Chinese seek keys to U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

A number of other Chinese brands with global ambitions made their presence felt at Frankfurt, including Future Mobility Corp., a startup created by veterans of BMW's electric-vehicle program.... Read More »

Obituary

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Lee Grey, who worked for Ford Motor Co. for three decades, died Aug. 29. He was 97.... Read More »

Ford CEO Hackett to speak at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Hackett, who spent two decades running a Michigan office-furniture-maker, will be a keynote evening speaker at the Automotive News World Congress in January.... Read More »

Ghosn plans 12 new EVs, more platform sharing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Ghosn's new six-year business plan for the Renault-Nissan Alliance will develop more EVs and autonomous vehicles. It also will accelerate the pace of platform-sharing between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi.... Read More »

Q&A: TORSTEN GOLLEWSKI

How ZF searches for bright new technology ideas

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

ZF needs the fresh thinking of tech startups to help it into an autonomous technology future. Enter ZF's investment operation, Zukunft Ventures.... Read More »

The in-your-face face of Toyota design

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

Ian Cartabiano enjoys a good bowl of ramen and cruising backstreet boutiques in Tokyo. But it's his California flair that's giving his U.S. design studio outsized influence at Japan's No. 1 carmaker.... Read More »

VW is 'second mover' after Tesla in electric commercial vehicles, executive tells paper

Sept. 17, 2017 15:08 CET

VW is a "second mover" in electrified commercial vehicles, after lagging behind companies such as Tesla and Deutsche Post DHL in putting them on the road, the head of VW's trucks business, Andreas Renschler, told a German newspaper.... Read More »

Smart leaves door open for dealers to return

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

Smart is discontinuing its gasoline-powered models and losing two-thirds of its U.S. dealers, but the brand's CEO believes sales won't fall very much.... Read More »

Hyundai names Kyung Soo Lee as new U.S. CEO

7:50 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

After nearly nine months under an interim top executive, Hyundai Motor America has named Kyung Soo Lee as its new president and CEO. Interim CEO Jerry Flannery will return to his post as general counsel.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Renault, Nissan, Mitsu plan 12 more EVs

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

Renault, Nissan, Mitsu plan 12 more pure EVs by 2022; GM's Barra on China's green-car push; Ford boosts its ranks in Russia; BMW exec: Who needs keys?... Read More »

GM's record China deliveries mask muted electric car sales

1:03 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

General Motors is delivering millions of cars a year in China, its largest market. That could become a problem if CEO Mary Barra doesn't figure out how to sell more that are electric.... Read More »

Icahn, Federal-Mogul trying to sell Fel-Pro for $1.5 billion, report says

9:27 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

Carl Icahn's Federal-Mogul is considering a sale of its Fel-Pro engine parts business, seeking about $1.5 billion if it pursues a deal, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Who's up for car, truck of the year

8:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

Two Alfas contend for top auto prizes, no Detroit cars make list; Genesis G70 sedan; Piling on savings at Renault-Nissan; TrueCar founder's leasing venture; Ford seat-suit stunner.... Read More »

Why BMW might get rid of car keys

7:21 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

BMW is reviewing the necessity of car keys, Ian Robertson, the company's board member responsible for sales told Reuters.... Read More »

Mazda plans electrification of all models after 2030, report say

Sept. 15, 2017 11:32 CET

Mazda plans the electrification of all its vehicles by the early 2030s, a Japanese report said. Currently Mazda's lineup does not include any all-electric vehicles, though it sells one hybrid model, a version of its Mazda3.... Read More »

Skoda still open to partnerships on India low-cost car

Sept. 14, 2017 14:00 CET

Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier says the company remains open to teaming up with other automakers to build a low-cost car for emerging markets such as India, despite the collapse of talks with prospective partner Tata last month.... Read More »

Facebook won't make cars, Sandberg assures Germans

10:26 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2017

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg went on a charm offensive in Germany, telling the country's powerful automakers that the world's biggest social network does not want to compete with them.... Read More »

Samsung will form new business unit for self-driving to build on Harman buy

Sept. 14, 2017 10:52 CET

Samsung plans to become a major player in autonomous driving following its $8 billion acquisition of supplier Harman. The electronics giant will form a separate business unit to house self-driving products and is investing $300 million in a fund for new startups.... Read More »

Autoliv eyes split of business into two listed companies

Sept. 14, 2017 11:44 CET

Autoliv intends to create two publicly traded companies, one focused on passive safety equipment such as airbag systems and one focused on electronics.... Read More »

Musk now targets October to unveil Tesla semi truck

6:38 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric carmaker expects to unveil its planned semi-truck in late October -- about a month later than the billionaire had earlier estimated.... Read More »

Tesla's vice president of business development, Diarmuid O'Connell, departs

2:03 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017

Diarmuid O'Connell, Tesla's vice president of business development, has left the company, the latest in a string of management departures as Tesla ramps up production of the Model 3 sedan.... Read More »

Nissan promotes manufacturing exec Martin to Alliance role

3:07 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017

Nissan's North American factory boss John Martin will move up to the role of executive vice president for manufacturing engineering and supply chain management for the global Renault-Nissan Alliance.... Read More »

 
Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

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

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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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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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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