Automakers and Suppliers

VW brand has no budget-car plans with Tata in India

March 22, 2017 06:01 CET

Volkswagen Group's core VW brand currently has no plans to develop a small budget car for India and other low-cost markets with Tata Motors.... Read More »

China's Geely doubles earnings as Volvo tech boosts sales

March 22, 2017 10:43 CET

China's Geely Automobile posted its biggest profit growth in eight years in 2016, as improved product design and engineering following its 2010 purchase of Volvo helped to propel it to record sales.... Read More »

Protecting personal info, despite humans

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

Dealerships are required by law with protecting customers' personal information. But fulfilling that charge isn't easy.... Read More »

Honda split with media-buying agency over lack of trust, report says

3:18 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Honda's switch from Mediavest Spark to RPA for media buying stemmed from a lack of trust stemming from Mediavest's handling of the automaker's ad dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported.... Read More »

Subaru's Tribeca successor spied

3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Subaru's second crack at a large three-row crossover will get its official debut next month as a concept at the New York International Auto Show. But new spy photos give the clearest look yet to the vehicle that will replace the discontinued and unloved Tribeca.... Read More »

Audi board to meet over recent raids, Stadler

8:48 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Top officials at Volkswagen AG's Audi division will meet next week to discuss a raid by German prosecutors on the carmaker's premises last week and the standing of its embattled CEO, following emissions violations, Reuters reported.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler faces French probe for emissions violations, report says

2:56 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

A French prosecutor opened an investigation into FCA over allegations that the carmaker skirted diesel emissions tests, Reuters reported.... Read More »

Ally profit warning deepens angst over slumping used-car prices

2:22 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Ally warned profit may grow less than anticipated only a few months ago, the latest sign that automakers' heavy discounting and aggressive use of leasing has created a supply glut hurting lenders.... Read More »

VW's 'Luv Bug' ad promotes size of new Atlas crossover

4:00 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Just in time for spring, Volkswagen of America premiered a TV spot called 'Luv Bug' that promotes the size of its new 2018 Atlas crossover -- and its value for growing a family.... Read More »

Nissan promotes several key executives in U.S., globally

3:35 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Nissan North America will promote several US sales, marketing, planning and manufacturing directors and executives, with some receiving new global roles.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: BMW plots product assault

3:30 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

After loss to Mercedes, BMW plots product assault; Marchionne eager to discuss a Volkswagen tie-up; VW's need for EVs; McLaren, Toyota, others brace for Brexit; Baidu vs. bad guys.... Read More »

Gang of hackers tries to steal Baidu's autonomous car secrets

7:06 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Baidu has revealed that a gang of "hackers for hire" tried to steal its autonomous car technology, prompting it to bulk up its cybersecurity team.... Read More »

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BLOG: JLR's next move: Buy Vauxhall from PSA

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

JLR's turnaround, from a money-losing business Ford dumped for $2.3 billion, at a huge loss, to India's Tata Motors, is one of the biggest success stories of the last decade. But now the next -- and far more difficult -- challenge awaits.... Read More »

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BLOG: Mexico stops sweating over fate of NAFTA

1:48 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

There's renewed hope in Mexico that trade negotiators will find the right mix of concessions to keep NAFTA alive for another quarter century.... Read More »

Marchionne is 'waiting with anticipation' to meet VW chief

11:27 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said he was looking forward to meeting Volkswagen boss Matthias Mueller to discuss a possible tie-up between the two carmakers but added he hadn't seen his counterpart in six to seven months.... Read More »

Porsche SE posts profit as owner family plans to buy out Piech

March 21, 2017 12:29 CET

Porsche Holding SE, Volkswagen Group's majority shareholder, returned to profit last year after a loss in 2015 triggered by VW's emissions scandal. A buyout of Ferdinand Piech's stake would have no impact on the holding company's ownership structure, CEO Hans Dieter Poetsch said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mini's ad agency calls it quits

8:15 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Mini's ad agency quits ahead of review; BMW projects record results; VW's top shareholder reverses loss; 'Great potential' for Countryman?; Musk's Hyperloop vision taking shape.... Read More »

VW hurries new EVs to meet CO2 targets

March 21, 2017 06:01 CET

Volkswagen must have the first of its I.D. purpose-built electric cars on sale by 2020 to achieve CO2 reduction targets in Europe and China, company executives said. VW plans to approve in August the design of the first vehicle, a Golf-sized hatchback based on the I.D. concept.... Read More »

BMW fights back against Mercedes with biggest model launch to date

March 21, 2017 11:26 CET

BMW plans the biggest rollout of new and revamped models in its history as the automaker fights back after losing the luxury sales crown to Mercedes. Over the next two years, BMW will unveil 40 variants as CEO Harald Krueger seeks to revitalize growth after profitability fell to a six-year low in 2016.... Read More »

BMW reviews UK options post-Brexit but presses ahead with Mexico plant

March 21, 2017 11:52 CET

BMW said it is reviewing its UK factories ahead of Brexit and that construction of its new Mexico plant is "proceeding according to plan."... Read More »

Porsche SE posts profit as owner clan plans to buy out Piech

6:44 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Porsche Automobil Holding SE returned to profit as its billionaire owner family is in talks to buy out Ferdinand Piech following a clash between the former Volkswagen AG patriarch and his relatives.... Read More »

Panasonic to take control of Spanish auto parts maker Ficosa

7:21 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Panasonic has agreed to become majority owner of Spanish auto parts maker Ficosa International as it bolsters its push into the automotive field.... Read More »

Panasonic will take control of Spanish supplier Ficosa

March 21, 2017 10:52 CET

Panasonic will become the majority owner of Spanish supplier Ficosa as it bolsters its push into the automotive sector. The Japanese company, which already holds 49 percent of Ficosa, will buy an additional 20 percent of the Spanish firm.... Read More »

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Mini maxes out with Countryman

March 21, 2017 06:01 CET

The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes in the compact class, the first Mini to do so.... Read More »

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Uber puts the ire in Iron City

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Although many Pittsburghers see Uber as a symbol of their city's turnaround from an ailing former steel town to an up-and-coming tech hub, others resent the company's unwillingness to assimilate to the city's distinctive community.... Read More »

 
Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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Why Ford stands by its 'One Ford' philosophy

Richard Johnson
6:33 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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Ford of Europe product development chief Joe Bakaj isn't commenting on GM's retreat from Europe, but ...
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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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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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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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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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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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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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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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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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