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Takata boss says he'll step down once 'new regime' is in place

June 28, 2016 11:12 CET

Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada said he will resign after a "new management regime" is found, finally heeding calls for change so that the auto parts supplier can move ahead in dealing with a multibillion dollar airbag recall.... Read More »

Ford's Indonesian dealers demand compensation after abrupt withdrawal

4:13 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Ford's dealers in Indonesia are demanding around $75 million in compensation after the U.S. carmaker announced in January it would close all operations in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.... Read More »

Honda says Takata airbag ruptured in fatal crash in Malaysia

9:17 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Honda said the driver-side airbag inflator ruptured during a fatal crash in Malaysia, possibly the third death this year in the Southeast Asian country linked to airbags from supplier Takata.... Read More »

Nissan sues South Korea over accusations of emissions cheating

6:33 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2016

Nissan's South Korean unit said it has filed a lawsuit over claims by the government that the automaker had cheated on emissions with its Qashqai diesel SUV.... Read More »

VW Korea exec arrested over emissions manipulation

June 24, 2016 11:55 CET

South Korea prosecutors arrested an executive at Volkswagen's local unit as part of investigations into whether the automaker violated the country's environmental laws after it admitted to rigging diesel vehicles to cheat on U.S. emissions tests.... Read More »

Nissan CEO Ghosn's pay tops $9 million for second year

June 22, 2016 10:52 CET

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn received a 3.5 percent pay rise to take his total compensation to more than $9.58 million for the second straight year after the automaker's profit climbed to a record.... Read More »

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 »

 
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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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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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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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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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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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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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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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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