Automakers and Suppliers

EUROPEAN DISUNION

Penske, Group 1 assess the damage

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Penske Automotive and Group 1 Automotive took an immediate stock-price hit in the wake of Britain's vote to exit the European Union. Earnings will suffer from a collapsing British pound. But the longer-term impact remains unclear.... Read More »

Service adviser overtime case ain't over

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

The Supreme Court stopped short of settling once and for all the broader question of whether exemptions in overtime rules should apply to dealership service advisers, leaving open the possibility that the dispute could surface again.... Read More »

VW drops low-volume Jetta Hybrid in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Volkswagen of America is dropping the Jetta Hybrid for 2017, ending a run of three model years for the lone hybrid in its U.S. lineup.... Read More »

Limited editions mark Viper's final year

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

The Dodge Viper will head into the paddock permanently in 2017 but not before the brand offers five limited editions of the hand-built sports coupe.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Fine-tuning the dealership TV set

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Zamora Automotive Group's Honda of Superstition Springs uses customized programming delivered to 24 screens throughout the dealership to get its marketing messages to customers in the store.... Read More »

How Nissan can keep its EV edge

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

By virtue of mass-marketing its Leaf electric vehicle in the U.S. for the past five years, Nissan is already in full compliance with the ZEV requirements for California and the 10 states in the Northeast that follow the California regulations.... Read More »

Why EVs flow to California

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

The 'travel provision' of California's automotive emissions rules allows electric vehicle sales in any of the 10 states following the rules to count in all 10 states.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Diverse Hall of Fame class worked to drive the industry forward

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

The 2016 Automotive Hall of Fame inductees have diverse roles - engineer, industrialist, visionary, critic - but their energy and devotion shaped the auto industry.... Read More »

Super students set record 3,788 mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

The winning vehicle in this year's SAE Supermileage competition posted a record 3,788 mpg.... Read More »

ASKED & ANSWERED: Danny Shapiro, director of automotive, Nvidia

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Shapiro says artificial intelligence is "the way forward on autonomous cars."... Read More »

Customers, off-lease tide prompt auction growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Independent auctions are growing their businesses to keep up with customer demands for vehicle reconditioning, body shop and other services and storage space. But they need to strike a balance between growing, and growing too much.... Read More »

A new giant could make more vehicles than Toyota

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Nissan's proposed takeover of Mitsubishi Motors would produce a Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi giant that could overtake Toyota in global light-vehicle production by 2017, predicts consultancy LMC Automotive.... Read More »

Musk is losing big on Tesla's SolarCity bid

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

In the initial day of trading after Tesla Motors said it would buy SolarCity, Elon Musk -- the largest shareholder of both companies -- lost a net $715 million.... Read More »

Emissions-free, for real: Norway turns to the sun

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

The first Toyota Mirai fuel cell car sold in Norway went to a company which plans to open a hydrogen station that makes hydrogen by using surplus electricity from solar panels on neighboring buildings.... Read More »

Auction tool aims to uncover open recalls

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

AutoCheck Auctions is testing a new recall report service for auction houses. Disclosing vehicles that have open recalls to auctions helps dealers make informed decisions about wholesale used-vehicle purchases, the company says.... Read More »

CarMax adds auction sites, eases registration

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

CarMax is adding auctions and making it easier for wholesale customers to register to buy cars and trucks at the company's 67 physical auction sites.... Read More »

VW should pay Europeans same compensation as U.S. drivers, EU commissioner says

June 26, 2016 16:24 CET

VW Group should offer European drivers similar compensation to what the German carmaker is expected to pay U.S. customers, Europe's Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska told a newspaper.... Read More »

BILLIONS AT RISK

A split heard round the industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2016

The United Kingdom's stunning decision to abandon the European Union could slash automakers' profits by billions of dollars and cut new-vehicle sales by nearly a million units over the next three years, analysts warned.... Read More »

BMW's Mexican plant will be group's most resource-efficient factory

June 26, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW says its Mexico factory will solely rely on renewable energy in the form of wind and solar power to build its 3-series sedan and will set a new benchmark for resource conservation.... Read More »

BMW workers don 'Iron Man' suit

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2016

BMW experiments with an exoskeletal device to fight U.S. worker fatigue.... Read More »

VW may pick China for first battery plant

June 26, 2016 06:01 CET

China may be the first country where Volkswagen Group could invest billions in one or more plants to manufacture battery cells and packs, a source close to senior management said, citing the Chinese government's determined push towards electromobility.... Read More »

TOYOTA'S IDEA FACTORY

Toyota's idea factory ramps up

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2016

Six months on the job, Toyota Motor Corp.'s top visionary for new mobility is spelling out priorities and ambitions, promising new safety technologies for cars within five years and envisioning a time when even children are chauffeured solo in autonomous vehicles to soccer practice.... Read More »

Bentley: Yes, we still build sedans

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2016

Despite the popularity of the Bentayga crossover, Bentley says the Mulsanne sedan will remain king of its lineup.... Read More »

Nissan's to-do list: Range, autonomy

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2016

Nissan will introduce two new technologies this year to move the needle on CEO Carlo Ghosn's goal of making Nissan a leader in electric vehicles and self-driving cars.... Read More »

Mercedes: Google doesn't scare us

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2016

Mercedes-Benz executives say they're well-positioned to capitalize on technological and demographic changes that will transform the industry over the next 10 years.... Read More »

 
Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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