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Mitsubishi sees first loss in 8 years amid fuel-consumption scandal

June 22, 2016 11:09 CET

Mitsubishi forecast its first loss in eight years after setting aside compensation costs related to manipulating fuel-efficiency ratings and falsifying test data.... Read More »

Mitsubishi expects annual loss due to mileage-cheating scandal, report says

June 21, 2016 11:21 CET

Mitsubishi Motors expects to post a net loss this financial year over its mileage-cheating scandal as it is hit by compensation costs and a slide in vehicle sales, a report said today.... Read More »

Tesla prepares for South Korea debut in challenge to Hyundai

6:35 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Tesla is preparing for its debut in South Korea as the U.S. electric-car maker looks to challenge Hyundai at home.... Read More »

Toyota researcher sees cheap robots possible by mass production

June 20, 2016 11:21 CET

The researcher hired by Toyota to spearhead its robotics and artificial intelligence efforts says the automaker's production principles can be applied to build affordable helper robots for rapidly aging societies.... Read More »

Japan's NSK sets sights on Detroit 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

NSK Ltd., a Japanese supplier of electric power steering systems and old-school components such as ball bearings, sees growth potential in the era of electrified cars, thanks to increasing demand for high-spec bearings in motors and actuators.... Read More »

How GM contained quake's ripple effect

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

An April earthquake in Japan forced the closure of four GM plants in North America - but the fallout could have been far worse if not for changes in GM's supply chain management to keep parts flowing to key plants.... Read More »

BMW says Vietnam is a top growth market as economy expands

June 19, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW said its car sales in Vietnam are expanding at the fastest pace among markets in Southeast Asia as the nation's economic growth spurs demand.... Read More »

Mitsubishi used improper mileage data for other models, reports say

June 15, 2016 12:56 CET

Mitsubishi used improper fuel economy data for additional models that are no longer being sold and plans to report on the matter soon to Japan's transport ministry, local media reported today. The automaker admitted in April to overstating the fuel economy on four vehicles, including two produced for Nissan.... Read More »

Mitsubishi Heavy to keep car stake amid fuel-testing crisis

June 14, 2016 11:08 CET

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, currently the biggest shareholder in Mitsubishi Motors, will hold onto its stake in the automaker that Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is seeking to turn around following a fuel-economy test scandal.... Read More »

Takata says it is selling automakers' shares to raise cash

June 14, 2016 10:41 CET

Takata, the embattled airbag maker behind the industry's biggest ever automotive safety recall, said it's selling shares it owns in automakers to raise funds as it faces compensation claims for its defective devices.... Read More »

VW's Korea unit said to have manipulated emissions, noise-level tests

June 10, 2016 14:00 CET

VW executives will be questioned by South Korean prosecutors over claims that the automaker manipulated emissions and noise-level tests for more than two dozen models to secure approval to import them.... Read More »

Lazard in control as momentum builds for Takata solution, report says

12:15 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

Lazard is driving financial restructuring talks for Takata, with the Japanese airbag maker's founding family now firmly in the back seat, a person briefed on the process told Reuters.... Read More »

Suzuki chairman will step down as CEO over false fuel-economy tests

June 8, 2016 09:36 CET

Suzuki Chairman Osamu Suzuki will give up his CEO title and Executive Vice President Osamu Honda will retire, the automaker said today, after the company revealed using false fuel-economy tests last month.... Read More »

Brexit opposed by Japan Inc. as $59 billion rides on referendum

June 7, 2016 08:47 CET

The UK benefits more from Japanese investment than any other country outside Europe apart from the U.S. Toyota and Nissan are among companies that have a lot at stake on the June 23 referendum when Britons vote to either leave or stay in the EU.... Read More »

Japanese woman sues Takata, Nissan over airbag injuries

7:34 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

A Japanese women has filed a negligence suit against Takata and Nissan after she sustained injuries when a passenger-side airbag made by Takata exploded in her Nissan vehicle last year.... Read More »

Samsung SDI said to be making progress in talks to supply Tesla Model 3 batteries

6:33 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

Samsung SDI is making progress in talks with Tesla to supply batteries for the Model 3 electric car as well as its energy storage products, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

Continental Structural Plastics seeking investor; reports say Hanwha interested

1:35 pm U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

Auto supplier and composites specialist Continental Structural Plastics is “seeking a strategic global partner” to support its further growth, and media reports from South Korea say Hanwha Group has expressed interest in acquiring CSP.... Read More »

Nissan bets on Datsun again to crack India's small car market

10:22 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

Nissan today launched a compact hatchback from its Datsun stable in India -- its third attempt to crack the country's small- and low-cost car market where it has struggled to make a dent.... Read More »

Toyota halts production at three Japanese plants after supplier blast

June 3, 2016 11:24 CET

Toyota has suspended production at three Japanese plants affected by an explosion earlier this week at a factory belonging to the supplier Aisin Advics, a major maker of breaking systems that is majority owned by Toyota group supplier Aisin Seiki.... Read More »

Suzuki raided by Japanese investigators over false fuel economy tests

June 3, 2016 10:46 CET

Japanese investigators raided Suzuki's headquarters as they probe the automaker's use of improper fuel economy tests.... Read More »

Suzuki halts output at 3 Japanese factories after explosion at supplier plant

June 2, 2016 11:15 CET

Suzuki halted production at three plants in Japan after an explosion at an Aisin Advics factory caused a shortage of brake components.... Read More »

Toyota restarting production lines after supplier plant blast

7:07 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Toyota said it would resume operations on Thursday at production lines in Japan that were suspended earlier this week after an explosion at a plant operated by a supplier choked off the automaker's supply chain.... Read More »

Toyota idles output on some lines in Japan after blast at supplier plant

8:45 am U.S. ET | May 31, 2016

Toyota said today it suspended output at some Japan plants and stoppages would be expanded on Wednesday after the automaker was unable to secure parts following an explosion at a plant of one of its suppliers.... Read More »

Suzuki blames lack of resources for using wrong mileage tests

May 31, 2016 11:19 CET

Suzuki said 14 of its branded models were affected by incorrect fuel tests, down from the 16 it initially reported.... Read More »

Toyota brake supplier Advics reports Japan plant explosion

7:02 am U.S. ET | May 31, 2016

Advics, a supplier of braking components to Toyota, reported an explosion at one of its factories in central Japan's Aichi prefecture.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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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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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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