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Fiat Chrysler denies it is pulling Chrysler brand from Japan

June 19, 2017 11:40 CET

Fiat Chrysler denied it has decided to pull its Chrysler brand out of Japan after the Nikkei reported the automaker was planning to stop selling the cars in the country as early as next year following years of poor sales.... Read More »

EU ready to scrap tariffs on Japanese car parts in trade deal, paper says

June 16, 2017 09:47 CET

The EU will propose scrapping import tariffs on most Japanese car parts in trade negotiations, Nikkei reported. In return, the EU is pushing for Japan to cut or scrap import tariffs on some agricultural products.... Read More »

THERE IS FAITH IN INDIA

GM quits, but India remains a battleground

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2017

GM's pessimism about India reflects its own missteps there rather than the market's prospects. Competitors are racing in.... Read More »

Tokyo just can't woo Detroit 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2017

This year's Tokyo Motor Show, positioning itself as a connected-car showcase of future trends, isn't drawing the Detroit 3.... Read More »

THE RIGHT STUFF

Online dealer delivers for mail carriers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2017

An online used-vehicle retailer specializes in an obscure but profitable niche — right-hand-drive Jeep Cherokees from Japan.... Read More »

GSR nears $1 billion deal for Nissan battery venture, report says

May 26, 2017 13:32 CET

GSR Capital, a Chinese private equity firm, is nearing a deal to acquire control of a Nissan's rechargeable battery unit for about $1 billion, Bloomberg reported. The venture makes the lithium ion cells for the automaker's Leaf electric car.... Read More »

Ex-Toyota exec Julie Hamp working as adviser to PR firm

1:58 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2017

Julie Hamp, who left Toyota following an arrest for suspicion of violating Japan's drug laws, is working for global public relations firm Finsbury.... Read More »

Geely will buy stakes in Malaysia's Proton, UK automaker Lotus

May 23, 2017 19:14 CET

Chinese automaker Geely Holding will buy a 49.9 percent stake in struggling Proton from Malaysian conglomerate DRB-Hicom. Geely will also acquire a 51 percent share in UK sports car company Lotus from Proton.... Read More »

Detroit 3 to skip connected car-themed Tokyo show

6:48 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

This year's Tokyo Motor Show is positioning itself as a connected car showcase of trends "beyond the motor," but the futuristic theme isn't enough to draw the Detroit 3.... Read More »

India exit puts GM in 'right markets'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

GM CEO Mary Barra signaled that GM isn't planning any more major reductions to its geographic profile. Still, she said the company would aggressively pare costs everywhere it can.... Read More »

Daicel, Toyoda Gosei plan capital tie-up to expand airbag businesses

7:19 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2017

Japanese suppliers Daicel and Toyoda Gosei said they will invest in each other's equity, deepening ties as both companies expand their airbag businesses.... Read More »

GM will cut operations in India, South Africa

May 18, 2017 10:21 CET

GM's plans to quit selling vehicles in India and sell operations in South Africa are the latest steps in a strategy of focusing cash and engineering effort on fewer, more profitable markets.... Read More »

GM will refocus operations in India for exports

May 18, 2017 12:03 CET

GM will stop selling cars in India but doesn't plan to leave the market entirely. It will keep its tech center and refocus production by making one of its two local plants an export-only factory. The other will be sold to China's SAIC Motor.... Read More »

Volvo to start XC90 production in India

May 18, 2017 09:48 CET

Volvo will start production of its XC90 flagship SUV in India as part of a drive to double its sales in the country. While India's premium market is relatively small, it is forecast to grow rapidly in the coming years.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: One dead in Tesla shuttle-bus crash

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 12, 2017

Tesla bus crash kills officer; Electric ambitions: India shoots for all EVs, China takes alternative route, new reality for oil refiners?, plus, a dizzying demo from Elon Musk.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia ordered by S. Korea to recall vehicles after whistleblower report

May 12, 2017 09:27 CET

Hyundai and Kia will recall 240,000 vehicles in South Korea after the government issued a compulsory recall order over safety defects first flagged by a whistleblower. The action will cover 12 models, including the Elantra, Sonata, Santa Fe and Genesis.... Read More »

India's green car plan prioritizes electric vehicles over hybrids

May 7, 2017 11:25 CET

India's most influential government think tank has recommended lowering taxes and interest rates for loans on electric vehicles, signaling a dramatic shift in policy in one of the world's fastest growing auto markets.... Read More »

PSA partners with U.S. tech firm for autonomous car tests in Singapore

May 3, 2017 09:42 CET

PSA is partnering with a U.S. tech firm to test autonomous cars in Singapore. NuTonomy's software, sensors and computing platforms will be installed in Peugeot 3008 models as part of plans to test the technology needed for level 5 capability.... Read More »

Samsung gets OK to test self-driving tech in S. Korea

7:11 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Samsung has got permission from South Korean authorities to domestically test a self-driving vehicle fitted with its electronic parts and software.... Read More »

Mazda quarterly operating profit plunges 56%

6:20 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2017

Mazda's operating profit tumbled 56 percent in the latest quarter, as a deteriorating sales mix, foreign exchange rate losses and recall costs undermined results.... Read More »

Takata stock trading suspended after reported bankruptcy filing plan

10:08 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2017

Takata stock trading was suspended in Japan after a newspaper report that the embattled auto supplier was considering filing for bankruptcy protection.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Honda Civic Type R sets speed record

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Honda Civic Type R sets speed record; Tesla takes a production gamble; Sunday ads target Musk, Trump; Japan's big hydrogen bet; More Apple-car clues.... Read More »

Japan dreams of a hydrogen society

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

As home market to two of the three global carmakers selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Japan is understandably optimistic about the outlook for hydrogen-powered cars.... Read More »

A gross but green path to hydrogen

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

Masaki Tajima is trying to pave a greener hydrogen highway for Japan. And the road starts at a simmering sewage field on the southwestern island of Kyushu.... Read More »

Developing hydrogen beyond the car market

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

Imagine a city where houses and businesses have their own on-site fuel cell stacks that turn hydrogen into electricity for lights, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.... Read More »

 
A peek inside's VW's secret fortress

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10 2017

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VW opened up to reporters its secretive proving grounds near Wolfsburg where the company's brightest ...
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German diesel summit must succeed in restoring confidence in fuel

Christiaan Hetzner
5:25 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1 2017

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What VW Group's emissions fraud failed to achieve, Stuttgart Mayor Fritz Kuhn may accomplish: turn G ...
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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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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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German sales rise 1.5% in July despite diesel slump
German registrations rose by 1.5 percent in July despite a 13 percent fall in diesel car sales. ...
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Spanish sales rise nearly 3%, boosted by tourism
Spanish new-car sales grew by 2.5 percent in July as business registrations continued to offset fall ...
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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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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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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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Skoda names VW Group veteran Stefani as design chief
Skoda has named Oliver Stefani as its new design head. Stefani replaces Jozef Kaban, who left Skoda ...
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Aston Martin names Maserati exec as powertrain boss
Aston Martin has named Maserati's Joerg Ross as its new head of powertrain. ...
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VW brand confirms Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core passenger ...
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VW brand names Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core Volkswage ...
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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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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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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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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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