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FCA Q2 operating profit rises 15% on N.A., Maserati gains

7:00 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2017

Fiat Chrysler's second-quarter operating profit rose 15 percent to $2.19 billion, despite roughly flat shipments and revenue. FCA was able to do so with higher margins in North America and gains at Maserati.... Read More »

U.S. upgrades probe into 1.33 million Ford Explorers over exhaust odors

10:55 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2017

NHTSA is upgrading a probe into 1.33 million Ford Explorer SUVs over reports of exhaust odors in vehicle compartments and exposure to carbon monoxide that may be linked to crashes and injuries.... Read More »

Nissan posts 13% drop in Q1 profit on higher expenses, incentives

6:26 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2017

Nissan posted a 13 percent drop in quarterly operating profit, as a rise in marketing and selling expenses, including incentives, offset a rise in global vehicle sales.... Read More »

For GM and Ford, home is where the profits are

6:49 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2017

North America is increasingly where the earnings are for Detroit's biggest automakers. But that's a source of heartburn as U.S. sales stall after seven straight years of growth. Other signs of trouble have emerged: Ford's latest North American operating margin declined to 9 percent from 11.3 percent a year earlier.... Read More »

Asbury Automotive exits its used-only operations

3:32 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

Asbury Automotive is closing its remaining Q auto stand-alone used-car stores to redirect investments that will deliver better returns.... Read More »

Mercedes unveils its take on classic pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

The X class, Mercedes' first pickup, will hit dealerships in Germany starting in November and will then be rolled out to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in 2018 and Latin America the following year. There are no plans for the U.S.
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The big sedan shrinks into oblivion

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

The Chevy Impala -- one of GM's longest-running and most-recognized names, a car that logged more than 1 million U.S. sales in 1965 -- appears unlikely to survive much longer.... Read More »

Crossovers and SUVs fatten profit margins

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

Across segments from subcompact to full-size, average transaction prices for SUVs and crossovers in the first half of 2017 ran well higher than similar-size sedans and hatchbacks, an analysis of Kelley Blue Book data shows.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Facilities should match the market

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

The mistake manufacturers make is they don't allow market-appropriate facilities. What makes sense in a major market can be a financial death sentence in flyover country.... Read More »

EU investigates possible German emissions treatment systems cartel

July 23, 2017 12:01 CET

EU antitrust regulators are investigating allegations of a cartel among German automakers, a measure that could result in hefty fines for the companies.... Read More »

Opel defends inclusion of employee leases in sales data

July 23, 2017 12:23 CET

Opel defended the inclusion in its sales data of cars pre-registered by the company and leased by company workers, retirees and their families.... Read More »

Giving in to Demon temptation

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2017

Some, but not all, Dodge dealers are seeking market adjustments that would nearly double the price for the limited-edition drag racer.... Read More »

Restated FCA sales show some big swings

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2017

A review of the data points to a company that either didn't accurately know what it was selling month to month or was playing fast and loose with its fleet sales.... Read More »

UAW, GM 'talking' about impact of slumping car sales on U.S. jobs

4:07 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2017

The president of the UAW expressed concern about the impact of weak U.S. car sales at GM on auto plants and jobs.... Read More »

EU said to examine possible emissions collusion by German automakers

July 20, 2017 20:56 CET

The European Commission is examining whether German automakers colluded in systems they used to clean exhaust emissions as part of investigations triggered by the Volkswagen scandal, business paper Handelsblatt reported... Read More »

Carvana brings online used-car sales to Detroit

6:00 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2017

Online used-vehicle retailer Carvana is opening up shop in Detroit, its 32nd U.S. market, vowing to relieve consumers of the need to spend time at dealerships.... Read More »

BMW moves deeper into Silicon Valley with Shift investment

12:44 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2017

BMW's venture capital fund poured $38 million in a Silicon Valley online used-car startup focused on younger buyers, the company said Wednesday.... Read More »

Kelley Blue Book launches national TV campaign

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Kelley Blue Book, in its new ad campaign, is trying to tell customers that it can do more than give them the fair market value for their vehicle.... Read More »

Led by GM, inventories near records

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

Of the U.S. industry's total inventory growth of 354,200 units in the past year, General Motors has added 272,700 units. All other carmakers added 81,500, up 2.6 percent.
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Renault says vehicle sales rose 10% to first-half record

July 17, 2017 09:23 CET

Renault posted record vehicle sales for the first half as a product offensive and growing volumes in Europe, China and Iran lifted global deliveries by 10.4 percent.... Read More »

Audi poised to pass Chrysler as sales climb

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

Audi catches Chrysler as its winning streak pushes on toward eight years.... Read More »

Asia's new car hubs fueled by rising incomes

July 15, 2017 06:01 CET

The Philippines and Vietnam will be the two fastest-growing auto production hubs from 2017 to 2021, according to BMI Research. PSA and Toyota are among automakers swooping in to take advantage of both nations' increasingly richer populations.... Read More »

PSA's Europe, China sales decline offset by Iran

July 13, 2017 08:43 CET

PSA said first-half sales dipped in Europe and continued to plunge in China, although the carmaker's return to the Iranian market kept its global numbers in positive territory, with a 2.3 percent overall sales gain.... Read More »

Mercedes widens global sales lead over BMW

July 12, 2017 14:19 CET

Mercedes' registrations rose 11 percent to 209,309 in June as demand for the new E class and the German automaker's SUVs helped widen its global luxury-car sales lead over BMW in the first half of the year.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2017

The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry.... Read More »

 
German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12 2017

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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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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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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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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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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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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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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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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