Automakers and Suppliers

German prosecutor investigating Daimler is in touch with U.S. authorities

May 24, 2017 14:03 CET

German authorities involved in raiding Daimler's offices as part of a probe into diesel pollution are talking to U.S. authorities, prosecutors said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Geely taking big stakes in Lotus, Proton

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

China's Geely taking big stakes in Lotus, Proton; Ex-Nissan dealer awarded $256M; A costly 'oops' for Uber; Volvo XC40 spied; Seatbelts to superchargers: Tech that started at track.... Read More »

Tesla gets partial credit from Consumer Reports for auto-braking update ​

7:28 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2017

Tesla has earned back half the points it lost in Consumer Reports' vehicle rankings after deploying automatic emergency braking to its recently built EVs.... Read More »

VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief

May 24, 2017 12:08 CET

Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its core VW brand, a source familiar with the matter told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VW's Mueller says culture change could take years

May 23, 2017 09:33 CET

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller said some managers are resisting the automaker's push for a new era of accountability after its emissions fraud. "There are definitely people who are longing for the old centralistic leadership," Mueller said.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover profit margin improves

May 23, 2017 14:56 CET

Jaguar Land Rover's profit margin widened to 14.5 percent in its latest quarter on strong demand for SUVs in major markets including China and the U.S.... Read More »

VW faces big fines in France for emissions cheat

May 23, 2017 13:11 CET

VW Group made nearly $26 billion in sale proceeds on cars sold in the country with illegal defeat devices, France's consumer fraud watchdog believes, according to a French newspaper. The figure could be used by a court to set fines against VW.... Read More »

Daimler, BYD to recapitalize EV joint venture

May 23, 2017 10:09 CET

Daimler and BYD will each invest 500 million yuan ($72.6 million) to shore up their debt-laden EV joint venture in China. The partnership has been unprofitable since 2014, when its sole model, the Denza EV compact sedan, hit the market.... Read More »

Daimler offices searched by German prosecutors in emissions probe

May 23, 2017 14:34 CET

German prosecutors searched 11 Daimler sites as part of a fraud probe related to false advertising and the possible manipulation of exhaust gas after-treatment in diesel cars.... Read More »

Storm damage forces cargo diversion at Laredo border crossing

4:11 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

Auto parts deliveries to manufacturers and suppliers have been delayed at the Laredo, Texas, port of entry after heavy storms and flash floods on Sunday.... Read More »

Ex-dealer wins $256M jury award from Nissan finance unit

7:17 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

After years of legal wrangling, ex-Nissan dealer Mike Kahn has been awarded $256 million by a jury against Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp.... Read More »

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BLOG: Dodge puts a price tag on 2018 Challenger SRT Demon

4:00 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

Get your pocketbooks ready. After lots of speculation, pricing on the Dodge Demon will start at $86,090 with the destination charge and a gas guzzler tax.... 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 »

Fiat Chrysler sued by U.S. over excess diesel emissions

1:18 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit accusing Fiat Chrysler of using software to bypass emissions controls in diesel vehicles.... Read More »

FORD'S MANAGEMENT SHAKE-UP

New Ford CEO Hackett conjures up memories of Mulally

12:10 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

It was déjà vu at Ford's world headquarters as Executive Chairman Bill Ford took the stage and introduced Jim Hackett as the automaker's new "transformational," turnaround-tested CEO.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: U.S. sues FCA over diesel emissions

3:15 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

U.S. sues FCA over diesel emissions; Behind Ford's CEO change; Blue Oval pays to retain; AutoNation turnover trend; Tesla updates brakes, gets a break.... Read More »

Volvo preps dressed-down interior for XC40

12:08 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

New spy shots show the Volvo XC40 compact crossover may have a more dressed-down interior than its bigger XC90 and XC60 siblings.... Read More »

Fields had rocky relationship with Trump

10:23 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

Mark Fields' tenure as CEO coincided with a Donald Trump presidential candidacy that cast a harsh spotlight on the company's global production base.... Read More »

Ford awards multimillion-dollar retention bonuses to four executives

11:30 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

Days before it parted ways with former CEO Mark Fields, Ford offered retention stock bonuses to four top executives ranging from $2 million to $5 million.... Read More »

Subaru may electrify lineup in r&d push

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

Subaru is considering electric versions of its existing models under the automaker's first foray into the technology, as it joins peers around the world in pouring cash into battery-powered vehicles amid tightening emissions rules.... Read More »

Ford's leadership reboot brings focus on Europe

May 23, 2017 11:42 CET

Ford's replacement of CEO Mark Fields with turnaround specialist Jim Hackett has put its European operations under scrutiny, with industry watchers speculating whether the company will exit the region like its rival, GM.... Read More »

Industry wants NAFTA rules of origin untouched

8:39 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

The auto industries of the U.S., Canada and Mexico agree there should be no changes to rules of origin in NAFTA, the president of the Mexican automakers association said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Hackett: Mulally's 'One Ford' must evolve

8:15 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

Ford's Hackett on team-building, Mulally and Rubik's Cubes; Detroit 3 skipping Tokyo show - again; Subaru's EV strategy; Smart drops price of ForTwo EV; Merkel's advice: Invest in electrification.... Read More »

GM to cut 600 South Africa jobs as it pulls out of country

7:47 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

600 workers out of 1,500 at GM in South Africa will lose their jobs by July after the automaker decided to sell its local operations.... 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 »

 
Lotus can thrive under Geely

Nick Gibbs
5:47 am U.S. ET | May 24 2017

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Geely's decision to take a majority stake in Lotus is great news for the unprofitable UK sports-car maker because the Chinese company has had great success in reviving... ...
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How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded int ...
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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10 2017

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%
UK new-car registrations slumped 20 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop for over six yea ...
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
German new-car registrations fell 8 percent in April as buyers turned away from diesel cars and fewe ...
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Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%
New-car registrations in Italy fell 4.6 percent last month with most major automakers losing volume ...
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Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
French registrations fell 6 percent in April on two fewer selling days. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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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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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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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive the au ...
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VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal
Volkswagen's U.S. unit named a KPMG director, Stephanie Davis, as its chief compliance officer after the automaker was sentenced in April in its diesel-emissions scandal. ...
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Continental names new head of China operations
Continental appointed Enno Tang, who runs the German supplier's chassis and safety business in China ...
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BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy
German energy group Innogy has recruited Stefan von Dobschuetz, a key executive from BMW Group's i s ...
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Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing
Mini USA has appointed new heads of both sales and marketing. ...
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VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
Volkswagen Group of America has promoted two executives to top positions running the company's commu ...
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Ex-Ferrari exec Lanzone hired by autonomous car start-up Zoox
Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox said Corrado Lanzone, former operations director of Ferrari's racing division, has joined the company as its vice president of manufacturing... ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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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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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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