Automakers and Suppliers

Jaguar plans 2017 debut for XF wagon

Oct. 1, 2016 06:01 CET

Jaguar will debut the station wagon version of the XF in mid-2017. Unlike the previous-generation wagon, the new XF Sportbrake will offer all-wheel drive in its diesel variants, Jaguar Land Rover sales director Andy Goss said.... Read More »

Delphi to expand driverless-taxi test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2016

Delphi Automotive wants to expand its road test of driverless taxis - scheduled to debut next year in Singapore - to other cities.... Read More »

PSA will dip toes in N.A. with mobility

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2016

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares told reporters during the Paris auto show that PSA will first offer mobility services as part of a “step-by-step” plan to return to North America over the course of 10 years.... Read More »

Zetsche, Ghosn bullish on pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2016

Dieter Zetsche has big plans to put Mercedes-Benz into the premium pickup business, and he is relying on Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn to help make it happen.... Read More »

California proposes giving more freedom to test self-driving cars

10:57 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

California will allow companies more leeway in testing self-driving cars on public roads while restricting how the nascent technology is advertised under revised draft regulations. In one of the biggest changes, the new rules would allow for the absence of a driver in some instances, provided there is two-way communication with the vehicle.... Read More »

Volkswagen will pay $1.2 billion to settle U.S. dealer claims

7:09 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

Volkswagen AG confirmed late Friday it will make $1.21 billion in payments to 652 U.S. brand dealers as part of a $16.5 billion diesel emissions settlement. VW dealers will receive an average of $1.85 million each, on average, over 18 months under the settlement.... Read More »

Audi opens Mexico plant to build Q5

2:06 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

Audi on Friday inaugurated its new $1.3 billion plant in Mexico, where it will build the redesigned Q5 crossover. The plant near the central city of Puebla will have production capacity of 150,000 cars a year.... Read More »

Buick to launch Avenir as high-end subbrand

10:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

Buick is creating a subbrand called Avenir to take advantage of consumers' growing appetite for high-end touches. Avenir will be Buick's equivalent of Denali at the GMC brand. It will include larger wheels, a unique grille and premium trim features, among other upgrades.... Read More »

Takata's potential suitors offer to invest $1B-2B, report says

7:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

Takata received offers for initial investment of $1 billion to $2 billion from each of the five suitors seeking to buy the troubled airbag maker, a person with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

Mitsubishi to resume sales of 8 models in Japan after scandal

6:37 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors plans to resume sales of eight vehicle models in Japan on Saturday after correcting overstated mileage readings in its second cheating scandal this year.... Read More »

BMW expands vehicle connectivity with Amazon's Alexa

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

BMW will offer voice connectivity on new vehicles using Amazon's Alexa home wireless service. The upgraded BMW Connected smartphone app using Alexa will be available in the United States in early October, the company said.... Read More »

Michigan group leads $2.5M stake in cybersecurity firm targeting driverless cars

2:37 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

Fontinalis Partners of Detroit has led an investment of $2.5 million in Karamba Security, a company based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, that makes cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: 'Highest expression' of Buick

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

Buick finds 'signature' in Avenir; Tesla execs on 'empty gesture' from Mich., discount ban; Report: Takata suitors offering $1-2 billion; No Jeep recall; Nissan tips hat to Texas.... Read More »

BMW plans electric Mini, X3 to counter Mercedes

12:34 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

BMW AG will roll out the first battery-powered model of its urban Mini brand as part of a broader push to make electric cars more mainstream and counter ambitious plans from rivals. The new Mini is set to hit the market in 2019 and will be followed in 2020 by a battery-powered version of the BMW X3, CEO Harald Krueger said Friday.... Read More »

Nissan plans Rogue limited edition for Star Wars promotion

11:23 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

Nissan said today it will design a 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition to go along with the latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which arrives in theaters Dec. 16.... Read More »

Bosch sues S. Korea's Mando in U.S. on alleged patent infringements

Sept. 30, 2016 14:38 CET

Bosch lodged a lawsuit in the U.S. against South Korean peer Mando alleging infringement of patents, a claim Mando later said was groundless. The suit claims some ABS brake systems and ESC electronic stability control products supplied by Mando, breach four of Bosch's patents.... Read More »

After Nissan ultimatum, Jaguar Land Rover says Brexit must be fair for all

Sept. 30, 2016 13:23 CET

Jaguar Land Rover said it will "realign its thinking" on investment after Britain's vote to leave the EU. The automaker also said that If Nissan gets a Brexit compensation deal, then other automakers would need a level playing field.... Read More »

VW brand boss Diess sees several tough years of restructuring ahead

Sept. 30, 2016 10:15 CET

VW Group will need years to repair its namesake brand's tarnished image following its emissions-cheating scandal, VW brand chief Herbert Diess said. Despite this, he expects sales of VW-brand cars to rise this year.... Read More »

Volvo plans to offer fully self-driving car to luxury buyers

Sept. 30, 2016 11:22 CET

The self-driving car that Volvo plans to offer in five years will be sold with autopilot features that add about $10,000 to the vehicle's cost, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said.... Read More »

Tesla says Autopilot not to blame in German crash

Sept. 30, 2016 09:16 CET

A Tesla car operating under Autopilot collided with a bus in Germany, but the automaker said a collision was unavoidable because the bus swerved into the vehicle's lane.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Renault seeks to build on design success with Trezor

Sept. 30, 2016 10:41 CET

Renault launched the first step in a fresh design direction with the Trezor concept for a Grand Tourer-style electric coupe.... Read More »

ANE's October issue goes live Monday

Sept. 30, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, Oct. 3. The new edition looks at Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's hits and misses as he tries to push the alliance partners into the top three in global vehicle sales.... Read More »

Nissan sets 'hard Brexit' compensation condition for new UK investment

Sept. 29, 2016 16:15 CET

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn wants Britain to pledge compensation if a "hard Brexit" results in tariffs to export UK-built cars to EU markets. Without this, the automaker could scrap future investment in the country's biggest car plant.... Read More »

BMW appoints European sales chief to replace retiring CFO

Sept. 29, 2016 12:19 CET

BMW Group appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who will retire, extending a management change that began when Harald Krueger took over as CEO last year.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Renault defends EV headstart with 400 km range for Zoe EV

Sept. 29, 2016 15:13 CET

Renault is nearly doubling the range of the battery-powered Zoe subcompact to keep ahead of competitors as they ramp up electric-vehicle offerings. The Zoe will be able to travel as far as 400 km (250 miles) on a single charge, compared with 240 km now..... Read More »

 
Nissan's self-driving tech in high demand

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30 2016

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The “vast majority” of customers for Nissan's first car to offer semi-autonomous driving ...
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Artificial intelligence will make cars very smart

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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The artificial intelligence revolution has begun. It will make future cars a lot safer and a lot smarter, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says, ...
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PSA's new mobility brand will rely on nimble partners rather than big investments


4:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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PSA is creating a brand called Free2Move to group together its new transport offerings in areas such as car-sharing and peer-to-peer car rentals. ...
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MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2016

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MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC t ...
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Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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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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BMW appoints European sales chief to replace retiring CFO
BMW Group appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner w ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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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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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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