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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival

Sept. 27, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. It will be difficult to fulfill orders for the new cars while keeping pace with demand for the XC90. "It's a very positive problem," a senior executive said.... Read More »

Dealer’s hard line on recalls costs him

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

At his Florida Toyota dealership, Earl Stewart implemented a hard-and-fast ban on selling used cars with unrepaired safety recalls. He won't even wholesale used cars with open recalls. It hasn't been easy.... Read More »

DAVE GUILFORD

Free trade's fallout needs to be discussed

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Until we seriously address the issue of retraining laid-off workers and revitalizing hard-hit communities, the anxiety and anger we're seeing in this election will continue.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Why does politics leave this industry so tongue-tied?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

For the third consecutive presidential election cycle, the automotive industry and its business practices have been thrust into the middle of a political fight.... Read More »

For Cadillac dealers, no push, but a way out

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Cadillac says it isn't trying to push small dealers out. It's just giving them a simpler alternative to what brand boss Johan de Nysschen warns will be a “long, arduous and challenging journey.”... Read More »

Jeep uses Cat Stevens song in unifying debate ad

6:04 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Just about the time Republicans and Democrats were yelling over who won Monday's presidential debate, Jeep released an ad that, perhaps impossibly, seeks to unite the country.... Read More »

Audi seizes on Clinton-Trump debate with new ad

11:53 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won't be the only man and woman dueling on TV on Monday night. Audi is seizing on the highly anticipated presidential debate by running a new ad showing two hotel valets battling to get behind the wheel of an Audi RS 7.... Read More »

VW considers small crossovers for U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Volkswagen is pondering a growth plan for North America that includes expansion of its portfolio to lower segments, particularly small crossovers.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford dealer's $2 million nightmare

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Ford dealer's $2 million nightmare; Audi exec out; Renault-Nissan Microsoft deal; Jeep Compass, Subaru 7-seater spied; Focus EV to go further, faster; Arnold Palmer's car ties.... Read More »

JAMIE LaREAU

BLOG: How do you pick buy-sell targets?

1:07 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

In today's buy-sell market, which franchises would you buy? Adviser Erin Kerrigan's choices might surprise you.... Read More »

A dealer's nightmare: $2 million embezzled

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Ford dealer O.C. Welch was stunned a year ago to find out his assistant comptroller was embezzling from him. On Sept. 15, she was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing nearly $2 million from Welch's South Carolina dealership.... Read More »

Beepi enters market for older used cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Beepi, an online used-car marketplace that competes with dealerships, is looking to expand into older used cars. The new service, called Beepi Blue, will buy those cars from private individuals and sell them at wholesale auctions.... Read More »

Volvo revival reaches 'end of the beginning'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Volvo Car USA has turned a corner with two of its four 90 series vehicles on sale and two others due early next year, says its CEO.... Read More »

Nissan makes the most of Miami show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Nissan felt the Miami International Auto Show was an ideal spot to reveal the Rogue because it's a prime market to reach Hispanic buyers. Nissan is among the leading brands for Hispanic consumers, with a market share around 12 percent among that demographic, according to IHS. The Rogue is one of Nissan's top sellers to Hispanics and in the U.S. overall.... Read More »

Inrix warms to Google's Waze

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Traffic data supplier Inrix has agreed to provide data for the mapping app Waze that will help drivers find a parking spot more quickly. The partnership pairs Inrix with Waze's owner, Google, a company that it once deemed a competitor to its vision for in-car services.... Read More »

Detroit 3 will skep a step in autonomy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Detroit 3 technology chiefs say their companies plan to skip a major step on the path to autonomous vehicles.... Read More »

Kia expects big boost in CPO

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Kia expects to sell 75,000 CPO units this year. More off-lease vehicles, more CPO listings online and more full-time CPO reps calling on dealers can make that happen, said Kia's manager of CPO and remarketing.... Read More »

Ex-refugee is right at home selling cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

When Ron Marhofer Chevrolet hired Bishnu Rai a year ago, it gave the group an opportunity to grow sales among the Bhutanese and Nepalese that have immigrated into the Akron area. Rai is on track to earn 50 percent more than he did at his previous job.... Read More »

September Equinox

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

The 2018 Equinox, unveiled aptly on Sept. 22, will be the first compact crossover offered in North America with a turbocharged diesel engine, according to General Motors.... Read More »

AutoNation on campus

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

After giving more than $10 million to Nova Southeastern University over the years, AutoNation Inc. saw its name go on top of the university's new research institute last week. The school, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., opened its Center for Collaborative Research, which includes the AutoNation Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research.... Read More »

Next-gen Jeep Compass surfaces in Brazil

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Spy photographers in Brazil caught the next-generation Jeep Compass in the middle of a photo shoot completely undisguised earlier this month.... Read More »

Bigger 7-seater for Subaru

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Subaru is trying again with a new seven-seat crossover that will replace the ill-fate Tribeca in 2018.... Read More »

VW marketing chief sees opening with immigrants

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Volkswagen figures Hispanics migrating to the U.S. likely are familiar with the brand when they arrive.... Read More »

Autonomous policy will strengthen regulators

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2016

For the first time, the auto industry has a clear path ahead of it for the development and deployment of self-driving cars. But federal regulators will be right with them, just one lane over.... Read More »

Austrian trio aims to help BMW, VW, others tackle Tesla

Sept. 24, 2016 06:01 CET

Auto executives from BMW, VW and McLaren are seeking advice from three Austrian brothers who are designing electric cars they say can go faster and further than anything made by Tesla.... Read More »

 
Artificial intelligence will make cars very smart

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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The artificial intelligence revolution has begun. It will make future cars a lot safer and a lot smarter, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says, ...
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PSA's new mobility brand will rely on nimble partners rather than big investments


4:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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PSA is creating a brand called Free2Move to group together its new transport offerings in areas such as car-sharing and peer-to-peer car rentals. ...
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MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2016

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MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC t ...
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Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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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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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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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
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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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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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
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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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
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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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
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
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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