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Mitsubishi quarterly operating profit rebounds following scandal

6:46 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

Mitsubishi's operating profit surged nearly fivefold in the latest quarter, rebounding from a year earlier when earnings were broadsided by a fuel economy scandal.... Read More »

Australian man likely 18th death from faulty Takata airbags

10:39 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2017

An Australian man who died in a Sydney car crash may be the 18th death linked to faulty Takata airbags, after police said he was killed when hit in the neck by shrapnel from an airbag.... Read More »

Autos loom large in U.S.-Korea trade talks

10:54 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2017

The Trump administration is attempting to rewrite the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, much as it is doing through other means with NAFTA.... Read More »

Victims' lawyers say unjust to halt U.S. airbag cases vs. carmakers

4:42 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2017

Lawyers for people injured by Takata's defective airbags told a judge there was "no basis" for an "unjust" request by the company's U.S. unit to halt hundreds of consumer lawsuits.... Read More »

Honda will import SUVs into Europe from Japan

July 18, 2017 10:07 CET

Honda will import the two SUVs it sells in Europe, the CR-V and the HR-V, from Japan to help boost capacity utilization at factories in its home market.... Read More »

VW's budget car project tests decentralization plan

July 15, 2017 06:01 CET

Skoda has been authorized to take "incremental" decisions as the Czech brand leads VW Group's project to build a low-cost car for India. The move is a key test of VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller's plans to decentralize power following the automaker's emissions scandal.... Read More »

Asia's new car hubs fueled by rising incomes

July 15, 2017 06:01 CET

The Philippines and Vietnam will be the two fastest-growing auto production hubs from 2017 to 2021, according to BMI Research. PSA and Toyota are among automakers swooping in to take advantage of both nations' increasingly richer populations.... Read More »

GM Korea chief steps down amid sales slump

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

General Motors' global South Korean business unit loses its CEO as sales fall and labor talks loom.... Read More »

U.S. cars a tough sell in S. Korea even as Trump targets trade

6:03 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

Imports from the Detroit 3 must become more chic, affordable or fuel-efficient to reap the rewards of President Trump's attempts to renegotiate a trade deal with South Korea, officials and industry experts in Seoul say.... Read More »

EU, Japan hail trade deal as response to Trump's stance

July 6, 2017 14:39 CET

EU and Japanese leaders endorsed a preliminary free-trade agreement as they seek to counter Donald Trump's protectionist stance during his second trip to Europe as U.S. president.... Read More »

EU, Japan hail trade deal as response to Trump's protectionism

July 5, 2017 19:52 CET

EU and Japanese leaders endorsed a preliminary free-trade agreement as they seek to counter Donald Trump's protectionist stance during his second trip to Europe as U.S. president.... Read More »

GM Korea head resigns

7:25 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2017

After a year and a half at the helm, the CEO of GM's massive South Korean business is resigning to lead the nation's American Chamber of Commerce.... Read More »

Trump demands 'fair shake' for U.S. automakers in South Korea

1:04 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2017

South Korea must give American automakers "a fair shake" to sell more cars there and stop exporting "dumped steel," President Trump told his counterpart Moon Jae-in during talks Friday.... Read More »

China's SAIC plans to build MG cars in India

June 28, 2017 16:22 CET

SAIC Motor will build cars in India, using its MG brand. It will set up a local business unit headed by a former GM executive.... Read More »

Japan's automakers say it will be difficult to recoup billions spent recalling Takata airbags

10:39 pm U.S. ET | June 25, 2017

Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi said Takata's filing for bankruptcy protection will make it difficult for them to recoup billions of dollars they have spent to recall defective airbag inflators.... Read More »

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 »

 
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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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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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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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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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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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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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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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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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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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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