Automakers and Suppliers

Roadster's big catch: Longo Toyota

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

Longo Toyota has signed on to use Roadster's digital storefront. Consumers can complete transactions online and have vehicles delivered to them.... Read More »

China's Great Wall sets sights on Jeep

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

China's Great Wall Motor is interested in buying the Jeep brand and has reached out to Fiat Chrysler to see whether a deal can be negotiated. FCA said Monday it had not been approached by Great Wall in connection with the Jeep brand or any other matter relating to its business.... Read More »

Steering giant JTEKT imagines life when vehicles guide themselves

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

JTEKT Corp., one of the world's biggest steering system suppliers, face up to life in a world where vehicles steer themselves.... Read More »

Maybach: What an ultraluxe convertible could look like

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

In Pebble Beach, Mercedes-Benz is sharing its vision of an ultraluxury two-seat convertible.... Read More »

Z4 concept: BMW's modern roadster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

A joint project with Toyota will bring about BMW's modern roadster. Pebble Beach concept sets design theme for next Z4.... Read More »

VW's Skoda still aims to build budget car for emerging markets

Aug. 21, 2017 15:30 CET

Despite the collapse of its alliance with Tata Motors, Skoda has ideas for a cheap car for India that could also be used in other markets such as Brazil and Iran, VW Group's strategy chief said.... Read More »

3-wheel dream needs cash

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

It remains unclear whether Elio Motors will ever get its three-wheel vehicle to market, but one thing is certain: The startup needs more cash.... Read More »

Merkel to auto execs: Shape up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened her re-election campaign with an attack on the country's auto executives.... Read More »

Model T rat rod gets Simcoe revved up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

General Motors design chief Mike Simcoe last week took a fancy to veteran GM sculptor Todd Storrs' 1929 Ford Model T rat rod.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Pros, cons of selling off Jeep

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

Pros, cons of selling off Jeep; China's Great Wall big on SUVs, pickups; Used-car depreciation accelerating; Next step for NAFTA; Adient makes a buy; Toyota in Texas, by the numbers.... Read More »

VW focused on future mobility not selling assets, strategy boss says

Aug. 21, 2017 15:00 CET

VW Group is more focused on a shift toward electric vehicles and future transport services than any potential sale of motorcycle brand Ducati or transmissions maker Renk, said Thomas Sedran, VW's head of strategy.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: China's Great Wall sets sights on Jeep

8:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

China's Great Wall sets sights on Jeep; VW to build I.D. Buzz; Ex-UAW official charged; Report: Iacobelli sought 'company-friendly positions' from union; Rolls-Royce a hip-hop hit.... Read More »

Merkel says German car execs' big bonuses are not fair

Aug. 21, 2017 11:00 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel said multi-million euro bonuses paid to German car executives are not fair given the sector's tarnished image after VW's emissions scandal.... Read More »

Hot hatch from Hyundai

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

Hyundai's Veloster N has been spotted on Germany's Nurburgring track with light camouflage.... Read More »

Ferrari bosses split on revived Dino

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

Ferrari apparently will build a crossover, but may not proceed with another project that has generated speculation — a modern version of the 1960s Dino small sports car.... Read More »

OBITUARY: Fred Shaw

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

Longtime dealer Fred Shaw died Aug. 14. He was 91.... Read More »

Roy Lunn: A force behind groundbreaking vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

Roy Lunn was a mechanical and aeronautical engineer who led development of the first Jeep Cherokee and Ford's original GT40. He helped pioneer unitized vehicle construction to help meet fuel economy requirements.... Read More »

Kia keeps pushing its boundaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

Kia continues to expand its horizons with more electrified powertrains, new crossover nameplates and a legitimate sports sedan that will seek to challenge the German stalwarts.... Read More »

Steady ramp-up for Genesis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

A new sports sedan will begin to round out Genesis' lineup, along with a trio of crossovers due in the next two to four years.... Read More »

Fresh fuel for Korea's sibling rivalry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

Kia is outshining big brother Hyundai in the U.S. But after a rebuilding year, Hyundai has big things planned for 2018.... Read More »

Hyundai looks to crossovers for relief

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

Hyundai's dependence on a car-heavy lineup has been a weight on its sales all year. Some of that weight will begin to lift in the next year or two.... Read More »

What does Nissan's exit from battery business mean?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

Nissan's exit from battery-making stirs the pot on its new-gen Leaf, as well as on North American EV battery capacity.... Read More »

Jaguar's classroom on wheels

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

There are the obvious reasons why Jaguar would want to build the fire-breathing Project 8 sport sedan, such as magazine covers and branding power. But there's a less-obvious motivation, too.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Chinese could turn FCA into a leader

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

The Chinese may have what it takes to vault FCA forward after decades of stagnation: money and the vision to know what to do with it.... Read More »

Q&A: JOHN ABEN

Build a tire factory, they will come

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

A Chinese player builds its first U.S. tire factory, and Volkswagen signs up for business.... Read More »

 
Tesla pulls up short in Germany test run

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2017

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One of Germany's strongest EV proponents decided to ditch his Tesla Model S because of range anxiety ...
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A peek inside's VW's secret fortress

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10 2017

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VW opened up to reporters its secretive proving grounds near Wolfsburg where the company's brightest ...
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German diesel summit must succeed in restoring confidence in fuel

Christiaan Hetzner
5:25 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1 2017

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What VW Group's emissions fraud failed to achieve, Stuttgart Mayor Fritz Kuhn may accomplish: turn G ...
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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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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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German sales rise 1.5% in July despite diesel slump
German registrations rose by 1.5 percent in July despite a 13 percent fall in diesel car sales. ...
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Spanish sales rise nearly 3%, boosted by tourism
Spanish new-car sales grew by 2.5 percent in July as business registrations continued to offset fall ...
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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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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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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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Skoda names VW Group veteran Stefani as design chief
Skoda has named Oliver Stefani as its new design head. Stefani replaces Jozef Kaban, who left Skoda ...
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Aston Martin names Maserati exec as powertrain boss
Aston Martin has named Maserati's Joerg Ross as its new head of powertrain. ...
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VW brand confirms Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core passenger ...
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VW brand names Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core Volkswage ...
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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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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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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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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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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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