Automakers and Suppliers

Q&A: PATRICK BASS, CEO, THYSSENKRUPP NORTH AMERICA INC.

After sell-off, Thyssen pivots to North America

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

In this Q&A, Patrick Bass, CEO of ThyssenKrupp North America Inc., and Earl Kansier, chief of ThyssenKrupp's North American Components Technology division, discuss the company's strategy for a region it views as a growth market.... Read More »

SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Detroit execs see no breakthrough in Japan

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

Despite President Donald Trump's tough talk on trade with Japan, Detroit automakers see no path to higher sales there, even with a negotiated breakthrough.... Read More »

New airbag injury highlights Honda’s struggle

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

The convoluted history of a 2002 Honda Accord involved in a March 3 crash shows the challenge Honda faces in keeping defective Takata airbag inflators out of circulation.... Read More »

Porsche dealers want more than a Panamera wagon

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

The 5-seat Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo wagon will go on sale in the U.S. at the end of 2017. But dealers still want a five-seat Panamera sedan.... Read More »

Land Rover hits Landwind headwind

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

Land Rover is having no luck quashing the brazen - and successful - Chinese copy of its Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth said at the Shanghai auto show last week.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Spirit of dealership's mascot lives on

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

Bella, a greyhound, helped customers and staff bond and relax at Freehold Buick-GMC.... Read More »

Another 10%: Nissan hits goal on female managers

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

Nissan has achieved yet another numerical goal set by its former CEO Carlos Ghosn, this time on gender diversity.... Read More »

The great unknowns of artificial intelligence

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

Daimler design chief Gorden Wagener muses about artificial intelligence and the future.... Read More »

OFF-ROAD?

Toyota concept's got the look

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

Toyota's FT-4X concept, a compact crossover introduced at the New York auto show this month, is packed with funky features and daring design cues aimed at millennials with a taste for the great outdoors... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

There are reasons for Tesla valuation

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

Tesla's year-to-date sales are up double digits and outpacing the industry, and comScore data show demand for Tesla is outstripping supply.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Ford must do better with Lincoln luxury

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

Lincoln probably wouldn't survive as a stand-alone company, and if Ford isn't careful, it risks leaving Lincoln to the same fate as Mercury, Oldsmobile and Plymouth, a reader writes.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

CEO should be championing tech

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

It is very irresponsible of AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson to not give supportive facts of his positions when it comes to achieving a 55 mpg fuel consumption target, a reader writes.... Read More »

SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

VW betting on I.D. CROZZ to boost EV volume

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

Volkswagen believes its new I.D. CROZZ crossover will deliver a sizeable share of the 1 million electric vehicles a year it hopes to sell.... Read More »

SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Mercedes hints at new styling with Concept A Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz's Concept A Sedan previews a new design language for the brand and hints at another model in its compact-car range.... Read More »

SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Lexus updates 2018 NX to keep pace with German rivals

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

The 2018 NX will have a more aerodynamic look, with handling tweaks to deliver sharper performance and a smoother ride, among other changes.... Read More »

Mercedes E-class convertible offers awd for the first time

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

When it goes on sale late this year, the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-class convertible will have available all-wheel-drive for the first time in the U.S. E-class convertible sales could rival those of the coupe.... Read More »

Sleeker 10th-gen Honda Accord

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

Spy photos of Honda's 10th-generation Accord midsize sedan reveal a more sloping roofline than the outgoing version. Also, a grille and headlight design similar to those of the Civic and the Clarity.... Read More »

M-B gives 2018 S class a new range of engines

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

The big news on the re-engineered Mercedes-Benz 2018 S-class sedan, unveiled at the Shanghai auto show, is under the hood.... Read More »

Used-car demand going strong at dealer groups

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

Our annual ranking of the top 100 dealership groups by used-vehicle sales shows solid gains in used unit sales and revenues for those retailers.... Read More »

Segment splits in wholesale prices

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

Wholesale prices for full-size cars outperformed other car classes in March, gaining while auction prices for all other car segments fell.... Read More »

Toyota to take Mirai for a spin in China

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

Toyota will test the waters in China for its hydrogen fuel cell Mirai.... Read More »

Acquisitions fuel 1st-quarter revenue gains for Lithia

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

Lithia Motors' net income rose 26 percent in the first quarter, on acquisition-powered volume gains in all departments.... Read More »

Dealer uses her fashion sense to drive sales

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

Bowman Chevrolet is Michigan's second-fastest-growing Chevy dealership thanks in part to its owner's fashion-industry skills.... Read More »

Audi's A8 self-driving tech depends on regulatory changes

April 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Audi's upcoming A8 flagship sedan is expected to be the first production car capable of Level 3 autonomous driving, but the feature will not be immediately available because governments must first pass new laws that provide legal certainty.... Read More »

Renault expects big benefits from its expanded alliance

April 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault sees big benefits working with Nissan and the two newest members of their alliance, AvtoVAZ and Mitsubishi. Top Renault strategist Jeremie Papin gave an overview of the alliance's strategy for growth markets such as China and new business areas such as autonomous cars and mobility services.... Read More »

 
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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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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Lithium next German power play?

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28 2017

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BMW, Daimler and VW came together to acquire Nokia's HERE high-definition mapping unit in 2015 so wi ...
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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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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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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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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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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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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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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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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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