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Ford to create $195 million tech, business center in India

4:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2016

Ford today said it is investing $195 million and creating 3,000 jobs over the next five years for a new global technology and business center in Chennai, India.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Nissan, Toyota view on U.S. dims

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2016

Nissan, Toyota view on U.S. dims; Tesla's German buy; Unifor ratifies pact with Magna unit; JLR scraps racetrack plan; Chevy Bolt, Kia Optima among Green Car of the Year finalists.... Read More »

Japan Inc. steps up autonomous-drive push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2016

Japan is stepping up efforts to develop a world-leading intelligent transport system by 2020 through the deployment of autonomous and connected car technologies.... Read More »

Suzuki lifts annual profit outlook on robust India and Europe sales

Nov. 4, 2016 15:38 CET

Suzuki raised its annual operating profit forecast after quarterly results beat estimates thanks to strong vehicle sales in India and Europe. The automaker now sees operating profit climbing 2.4 percent after it had previously forecast a profit decline of 7.8 percent.... Read More »

Renault plans to build cars in Pakistan with local partners

Nov. 3, 2016 17:43 CET

Renault said it is in talks to invest in a car plant in Pakistan with local partners. Pakistan's government wants to shake up its Japanese-dominated car market and loosen the grip of Toyota, Honda and Suzuki.... Read More »

KKR said to drop from bidding for Takata

6:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2016

KKR & Co. has dropped out of the bidding for Takata Corp. as the troubled airbag maker seeks to finalize a shortlist of suitors by mid-November, according to people familiar with the matter.... Read More »

U.S. sales a rare bright spot for Mitsubishi

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2016

Mitsubishi's pint-sized North American business has suddenly emerged as a sales anchor in a year of tumbling volume. While Mitsubishi's volume collapsed in virtually every other global market in the fiscal first half ended Sept. 30, North America at least held ground by staying flat.... Read More »

Nissan-backed Calsonic Kansei surges on report of KKR takeover

8:41 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2016

Calsonic Kansei shares surged to a record in Tokyo after a report that the U.S. investment firm KKR & Co. will acquire the Japanese auto-parts supplier backed by Nissan Motor Co.... Read More »

Mitsubishi Motors suffers quarterly loss; mileage scandal slashes sales

6:27 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors today reported its first quarterly operating loss in nearly six years as the Japanese automaker struggles to recover from a slump in domestic sales after admitting to overstating the fuel economy on its vehicles.... Read More »

Hyundai net income falls 11th straight quarter as strikes cut production

6:33 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2016

Hyundai posted a drop in quarterly profit after labor strikes hurt domestic production and a stronger currency eroded repatriated earnings. Operating profit declined 29 percent to 1.07 trillion won ($943 million) while net income fell for an 11th consecutive quarter to its lowest level in more than four years.... Read More »

Tata management shake-up could slow group's debt reduction process

Oct. 25, 2016 11:07 CET

Tata Sons' shock move to oust Cyrus Mistry and his core team of advisors and bring back Ratan Tata as chairman of the conglomerate could lead to delays in the group's bid to reduce its debt load across its businesses, analysts say.... Read More »

Japan Inc. gets serious about cybersecurity

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

Japan's carmakers are still seen as slow to adapt to the vulnerabilities of connected cars. But with the advent of autonomous driving just over the horizon, Japan Inc. is finally getting serious about cybersecurity.... Read More »

Nissan takes control of Mitsubishi with Ghosn as chairman

Oct. 20, 2016 11:04 CET

Carlos Ghosn officially folded troubled Mitsubishi into the Renault-Nissan alliance and put himself at the helm while installing British executive Trevor Mann as Mitsubishi's chief operating officer. Ghosn expects hundreds of millions of dollars in savings as his group joins an exclusive club of automakers operating at a massive scale.... Read More »

Ghosn set to add Mitsubishi chairman role, reports say

Oct. 19, 2016 10:41 CET

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is set to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors when Nissan takes a controlling stake in the smaller automaker, reports said. Ghosn, 62, would become the first executive to head three different automakers at the same time.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan creates tech division to accelerate mobility push

6:42 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2016

Nissan, aiming to parry rivals from Silicon Valley and emerge a leader in next-generation mobility, is forming a 300-person in-house startup division with French partner Renault to focus on software development, cloud engineering and big-data analytics.... Read More »

End of the line for a road warrior

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2016

The Ford Falcon, a nameplate in production longer than even the Ford Mustang, finally ended production Oct. 7 after 56 years. No Falcons were built in the U.S. after 1971, but the car lived on through several more generations in Australia ever since.... Read More »

SQUEEZE PLAY

Toyota lures another partner into its orbit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2016

Toyota and Suzuki say they will consider partnering. But behind the scenes before last week’s announcement, two scions pondered their changing worlds.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2016

Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint venture plant with Tofas in Bursa, Turkey. Output is expected to peak at more than 170,000 units in 2017, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

Hyundai reaches tentative wage deal with South Korean union

10:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2016

Hyundai reached a tentative wage pact with its South Korean labor union today, a union official told Reuters, after the automaker's worst-ever industrial strike disrupted output at its key domestic production base.... Read More »

Renault will recall some Kwid crossovers in India

Oct. 12, 2016 14:45 CET

Renault will recall some of its Kwid cars in India to inspect the fuel system, the company's local arm said.... Read More »

Two finalists expected to be named in Takata bid process

10:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2016

The list of suitors for embattled automotive safety products supplier Takata is expected to be reduced to two following a meeting in New York or Detroit at the end of this month.... Read More »

Hyundai to resume wage talks with union in S. Korea after strikes

5:35 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2016

The union that represents most workers at Hyundai's South Korea factories plans to resume wage talks with management on Wednesday after months of strikes in the automaker's worst-ever industrial dispute, disrupting output at its key domestic production base.... Read More »

Korea's Ssangyong eyes U.S. SUV market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2016

Korean crossover and off-road specialist Ssangyong will enter the U.S by 2020 with two small SUVs, the brand's CEO says.... Read More »

Japan urges automakers to cut suppliers slack

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2016

Japan's powerful Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is pressuring Japanese carmakers to lighten up on their pricing demands to suppliers. The pressure - which appears to have acceptance among automakers - flies in the face of decades of Japanese industry cost-cutting practices.... Read More »

Toyota's pint-size travel buddy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2016

Toyota introduces a little pet robot to watch over drivers. Toyota plans to start selling the robot through dealerships in Japan next year for 39,800 ($390).... Read More »

 
Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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Mercedes poised to take premium sales crown back from BMW
Mercedes is on track to overtake rival BMW as the world's largest premium brand this year, sales fig ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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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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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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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
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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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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