Automakers and Suppliers

VW says production will resume after deal agreed with suppliers

Aug. 23, 2016 09:08 CET

VW said the two suppliers with which it has been at loggerheads over a contract dispute had agreed to start delivering parts again and that plants hit by production stoppages would gradually resume output.... Read More »

Chevy expands Teen Driver tech to 9 nameplates

9:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2016

Chevrolet today said it is expanding its Teen Driver technology this fall to nine nameplates, covering 64 percent of the brand's sales. The technology, which debuted on the 2016 Malibu sedan, mutes the audio system until front-seat occupants buckle their safety belts, warns the driver when exceeding a preset speed and allows parents to set a maximum audio volume.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW supplier crisis ends

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2016

VW supplier crisis ends; Bosch disputes legal accusations; Mobileye, Delphi join forces; Fake key in GM case?; Nissan's Rogue 'Star Wars' deal; Bentley's big hopes for Bentayga.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

VW production stoppages caused by defiant Bosnian supplier

Aug. 23, 2016 10:50 CET

In a year of almost non-stop crises following revelations of cheating on emissions tests, the force that brought VW factories to a halt wasn't regulators or a court ruling, but a defiant parts supplier from Bosnia-Herzegovina protesting at the cancellation of a contract.... Read More »

Ssangyong considers U.S., China as Brexit hits U.K. sales

6:52 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2016

South Korean automaker Ssangyong Motor Co. will look to markets such as the U.S. and China to make up for an expected decline in shipments to the U.K. following the Brexit referendum.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2016

VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is expected to peak at more than 250,000 units in 2017.... Read More »

Bosch calls VW owners' diesel-cheating claims in U.S. 'wild and unfounded'

Aug. 23, 2016 11:24 CET

Bosch rejected as "wild and unfounded" car owners' claims in the U.S. that 38 of its employees conspired with VW Group to develop technology that enabled diesel vehicles to evade pollution-control tests.... Read More »

PSA-Dongfeng's China sales plunge 17% through July

Aug. 23, 2016 11:59 CET

Sales of Peugeot and Citroen vehicles built by PSA Group's China joint venture, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Co., slumped 17 percent in the first seven months, a report said.... Read More »

U.S. consumers' satisfaction with vehicles reverses years of decline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2016

After three years of decline, U.S. customer satisfaction with vehicles is up in 2016, a survey released today shows. Customer satisfaction with vehicles was up 3.8 percent to a score of 82, on a scale of 100, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index.... Read More »

Radio ID system welcomes service customers by name

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

A Nissan dealership in Texas utilizes a new system that has helped exceed its targeted service revenue.... Read More »

GM asks judge to throw out ignition switch case over 'fabricated' key

2:38 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

General Motors asked a Texas judge to throw out a lawsuit over a fatal 2011 crash blamed on a faulty ignition switch, accusing plaintiffs and their lawyers of fabricating evidence about the vehicle's key during the ongoing trial.... Read More »

EV startups are the hot investment in China -- no actual EV needed

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

How much money is chasing electric vehicle startups in China? Just ask Freeman Shen, Volvo Car Corp.'s former China president.... Read More »

Gestamp to open r&d center near Detroit

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Spanish metal stamper Gestamp's North American unit plans to open a new r&d center north of Detroit in Auburn Hills, Mich., later this year.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW dealers' new worry: Poachers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Volkswagen dealers' new worry: Poachers; When muscle-car sales lose strength; Mitsu future product; Clapton's old cabriolet captivates at Concours; Germany to VW: Settle dispute.... Read More »

Nissan goes Rogue with Star Wars promotion

11:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Nissan has gone Rogue. The automaker is partnering with Lucasfilm in a promotional campaign supporting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters Dec. 16.... Read More »

VW dealers battle staff poaching

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Volkswagen dealers are fighting to keep sales staff intact as U.S. sales continue to fall and the automaker's diesel emissions cheating scandal drags into a 12th month.... Read More »

Smart cars collaboration could raise risk of patent litigation, experts say

12:29 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

As the West Coast's largest technology companies jump deeper into the automotive landscape, fears of increased litigation are bubbling in Michigan. Greg DeGrazia, partner and intellectual property attorney at law firm Warner Norcross and Judd, said that as the tech and auto industries continue to merge, a clash is on the horizon.... Read More »

Daimler fights $45M compensation claim from supplier in VW dispute

Aug. 22, 2016 16:19 CET

Daimler is fighting a $45 million compensation claim from the supplier Prevent Group, which is also seeking damages from Volkswagen Group.... Read More »

Louisiana flooding takes toll on dealerships' employees

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

As floodwaters slowly recede in the area around Baton Rouge, La., auto dealerships are trying to do business with a limited number of employees, many of whom are dealing with losses of their own.... Read More »

Mitsubishi recalls 82,436 vehicles for transmission problems

11:23 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors is recalling 82,436 vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years because a transmission problem could delay acceleration.... Read More »

Hyundai recalls '13 Elantras for deteriorating brake pads

10:53 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 64,500 Elantra sedans from the 2013 model year because the brake pedal stopper pads can deteriorate over time.... Read More »

BASIC TRAINING

Army develops autonomous vehicles for use on bases first, battlefields next

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

A pilot program at Fort Bragg will use autonomous vehicles to transport wounded soldiers to the hospital for treatment. The technology is expected to be used as building blocks for driverless vehicles on the battlefield.... Read More »

REAL DEAL?

Cadillac Escala concept shows hints of the future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

After teasing the public with dramatic and unlikely concept cars in two previous years, Cadillac used this year's Monterey Car Week to glimpse into a future that will actually happen.... Read More »

Mercedes-Maybach concept is really, really long

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Mercedes revealed a Maybach-branded two-plus-two concept that is heavily influenced by the "aero coupes" of yesteryear, but with a modern electric engine and high-tech interior.... Read More »

Mercedes says China H2 sales may slow as new E-class output is raised

Aug. 22, 2016 15:35 CET

Mercedes says sales in China may slow in the second half of 2016 while the company ramps up production of its new E-class long-wheelbase model. The automaker's China chief, Hubertus Troska, said he does not expect local production of the new E class to reach full capacity until the fourth quarter of 2016.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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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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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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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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