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VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM's 9-speed way to boost mpg

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2016

GM's 9-speed way to boost mpg; More cars get rear-seat alert; Infiniti expects sales record; Mazda's one-two punch; Report: Renault-Nissan powertrain shakeup; Chevy Blazer spied?... Read More »

Infiniti global sales on track for record year, chief says

7:07 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2016

Infiniti will likely end 2016 with record sales well beyond the 215,000 vehicles it sold worldwide last year, the Japanese brand's global chief said.... Read More »

Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development

11:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2016

Visteon said today it appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler AG as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) development.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan to replace powertrain chief as problems mount, report says

9:58 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2016

The Renault-Nissan alliance is replacing its top executive in charge of combining the carmakers' engines and gearboxes, sources told Reuters, as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration so far.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Automakers try to halt EPA move

8:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2016

Automakers try to halt EPA's mpg move; Ford taps debt markets; Toyota hybrid expansion; Hyundai exec grilled in S. Korea political scandal; Honda: CR-V won't surpass Civic, Accord.... Read More »

Germany's VDA expects quicker acceptance of EVs

Dec. 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Germany's auto industry expects car buyers to embrace electric vehicles much sooner than it first believed as charging infrastructure improves and costs come down, making the technology more accessible to a broader audience.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Why Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth changed his view on EVs

Dec. 6, 2016 11:50 CET

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth gave the impression last year that the automaker would be one of the last premium brands to add an EV. Last month, Jaguar previewed the I-Pace electric SUV. Speth explained to Automotive News Europe why he changed his mind on battery-powered cars.... Read More »

Toyota will expand development of hybrid technology

Dec. 6, 2016 09:36 CET

Toyota will expand the development of its gasoline-electric hybrid technology to speed up the introduction of lower-emissions engines. The automaker will increase the size of its hybrid tech team by 30 percent through 2021.... Read More »

Contact lens tech could revolutionize electric vehicles

6:35 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2016

A plastic based on soft contact-lens technology may solve some of the biggest challenges facing electric vehicles by letting them recharge in seconds and travel from London to Edinburgh without stopping, scientists say.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks

Dec. 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's sportier appearance, which gives the car a silhouette more typical of the brand's iconic 911 coupe.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP

Mazda's Kogai: New product, pricing drive move upmarket

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

CEO Masamichi Kogai is piloting Mazda Motor Corp. through a massive transition more befitting automakers double its size. It starts with a diversification of drivetrains to meet more stringent emissions rules. A diesel engine finally arrives in the U.S. with the redesigned CX-5 crossover next year.... Read More »

Ford sees lineup changing to match demand

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Ford will likely make changes to its car lineup as demand for small SUVs continues to outpace that for sedans. That could include offering crossover-style variants of certain sedans or dropping certain nameplates altogether.... Read More »

THE DEALER SPEAKS: TEDDY MORSE

Dealer Teddy Morse on his 'trial by fire'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

After his father's death in July, Teddy Morse, 41, took over his family's dealership group, founded by his grandfather in 1963. In this Q&A, he talks about his baptism by fire, the personnel policies he learned from his father and grandfather and other matters.... Read More »

Mazda looks to next-gen CX-5 for a lift

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Mazda Motor Corp. CEO Masamichi Kogai, fighting sliding sales and a tougher U.S. auto market, is banking on an ambitious next-generation product plan to lift the boutique Japanese brand above its mass-market competitors.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

CO2 ruling puts Trump, automakers in a bind

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

The EPA's surprise decision last week to uphold its greenhouse-gas targets keeps the auto industry pretty much where it was before the presidential election.... Read More »

BMW sees battery costs weighing on EVs

Dec. 5, 2016 13:52 CET

BMW sees no quick way to boost profit from electric cars, with battery capacity and cost set to weigh on EV development for the foreseeable future. With driving ranges limited by current technology, the company expects it to take about seven years to double the amount of energy stored in batteries.... Read More »

AutoNation retreats on used-car recall policy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

AutoNation is reversing its policy prohibiting the sale of used vehicles with open recalls after concluding that Donald Trump's election victory doomed prospects for recall reform.... Read More »

Mike Jackson, unscripted

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

AutoNation Inc. CEO Mike Jackson met with Automotive News' editorial staff last week for a wide-ranging discussion on the industry and the company. Here are highlights.... Read More »

VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive

Dec. 5, 2016 14:27 CET

VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief operating officer. Henrich launched Daimler's Car2Go and is one of the leading figures in car-sharing services.... Read More »

BMW's ride-hailing project takes on Uber with autonomous cars

Dec. 5, 2016 09:44 CET

BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Germany as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms such as Uber. The automaker will test self-driving functions in Munich before expanding the project to other cities.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for December

Dec. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at what Chinese automakers have done to put themselves in position to succeed in Europe after a decade of failures.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP

Jaguar Land Rover’s Speth: Keeping pace with EV demand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth has the British automaker growing at a record pace, but he wants to make sure the company always puts profits ahead of volume. Speth outlines the next steps in JLR's model and plant expansion.... Read More »

Another strange tale from the world of Lapo Elkann

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Trouble seems to be Lapo Elkann's middle name. The flamboyant 39-year-old heir to the Fiat fortune, no stranger to lurid headlines, was arrested in New York on Nov. 27 on suspicion of falsely reporting his own kidnapping.... Read More »

Ex-FCA exec joins law firm, gets connected-vehicle role

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Former Fiat Chrysler general counsel Marjorie Loeb is re-establishing ties with the auto industry, having been named a partner in the corporate and securities practice of Mayer Brown in Chicago.... Read More »

Obituary

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Chuck Greenway, an Illinois dealer for nearly five decades, died Nov. 11. He was 84.... Read More »

 
Why Brexit could be bad news for self-driving cars


12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2016

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Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2016

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Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for reco ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
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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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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Subcompact sales set to peak in Europe this year before SUVs cause decline
Demand for subcompacts in Europe will peak this year, analysts say, as competition from similar-size ...
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VW Group's small SUV push expected to help double segment's volume by 2022
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Renault-Nissan names veteran exec Philippe Brunet as new powertrain chief
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace the top executive in charge of eng ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
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VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
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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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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
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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
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
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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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
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