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JUNE U.S. SALES

Trucks drive Nissan, FCA, Ford, Honda to gains as industry rebounds; GM, Toyota fall

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Nissan, Ford, FCA and Honda, riding strong truck demand, posted solid U.S. sales gains in June as the industry rebounded from a May slump. Automakers are counting on low interest rates, stable fuel prices, rising wages and near-full employment to counter some headwinds and continue driving sales in the second half.... Read More »

VW slump hits 8 months; Audi marks another record

12:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Volkswagen of America posted its lowest June sales since 2010 while luxury sibling Audi notched another monthly record on surging crossover sales last month.... Read More »

BMW outsells Mercedes, Lexus as luxury race tightens

3:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

BMW outsold Mercedes-Benz and Lexus last month in the U.S. as all three of the market's largest sellers of luxury autos ended the first half behind their year-earlier totals.... Read More »

Kia, Hyundai hit June highs on crossovers

2:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Both Kia and Hyundai set June sales records with help from crossovers. Kia sales rose 16 percent in June, while Hyundai remained flat after selling nine more vehicles than the year-earlier period.... Read More »

GM slips again as rental shipments fall

1:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

General Motors' June sales slipped 1.6 percent amid a continued reduction in shipments to daily rental operators. GM said it sold 255,210 light vehicles last month, which included 5,690 fewer rental units vs. a year earlier. Had rental deliveries been equal to last year, GM's overall sales would have been flat.... Read More »

DVD player found in Tesla car in Florida crash, authorities say

12:58 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

A digital video disc player was found in the Tesla car that was on autopilot when it crashed and killed the driver in Florida in May, Florida Highway Patrol officials said on Friday.... Read More »

Cerberus buys Canadian auto supplier ABC Group

1:43 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Cerberus Capital Management has boosted its stake in plastic automotive components by acquiring Canada's ABC Group Inc.... Read More »

Inventory, ads, incentives propel Nissan higher

1:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Nissan Division sales rose 13 percent to a June sales record of 129,495 units, thanks to an effort to improve the way Nissan dealers stock their inventories.... Read More »

Toyota volume falls 5.6%, tight supplies dent truck tally

2:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales USA's June sales fell 5.6 percent to 198,257 units, dragged down by a slide in Toyota brand's sales of both cars and light trucks. Truck sales were hurt by availability issues, which company executives said are being addressed.... Read More »

Jeep, Ram help FCA counter collapse in car volume

11:00 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Continued strong pickup and SUV sales boosted Fiat Chrysler's sales 6.5 percent in June, despite a collapse in the automaker's car sales.... Read More »

Behind CR-V, Ridgeline, record light-truck volume propels Honda; Acura slumps

12:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

American Honda's U.S. sales rose 3.2 percent in June as the strength of light trucks at the Honda brand helped counter a 27 percent drop at Acura.... Read More »

F-series overcomes GM ad blitz, lifts Ford

1:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Sales of the Ford F series surged 29 percent last month in the face of a bitter Chevrolet ad campaign attacking the F-150’s aluminum body as too fragile. The rest of Ford Motor Co.’s lineup posted a 0.8 percent decline from June 2015, with car volume dropping 12 percent.... Read More »

JLR chief Speth 'regrets' Brexit process

July 1, 2016 17:34 CET

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth says he “regrets” the political process that lead to the UK's exit from the EU, indicating that the British people weren't properly informed about the consequences of a Brexit.... Read More »

U.S. traffic deaths jump 7.7% in 2015 to 35,200

11:31 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

U.S. traffic deaths rose 7.7 percent in 2015 over the previous year to 35,200, the highest number of people killed on U.S. roads since 2008, the government's preliminary estimate reviewed by Reuters shows.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Mid-engine Corvette -- What we know; what we expect

10:23 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Rumors of a mid-engined Corvette date back to the early years of the American sports-car legend, but several recent developments suggest that we're closer than ever to a 'Vette with this layout.... Read More »

BMW to develop driverless car tech with Intel, Mobileye

July 1, 2016 15:43 CET

BMW is teaming up with Intel and Mobileye to develop new technology for the auto industry that could put self-driving cars on the road by around 2021. They said their new platform would be made available to multiple carmakers, without saying whether they were already in talks over any deals.... Read More »

France June sales up 1% as VW, PSA declines hit market

July 1, 2016 12:36 CET

Sales of new cars in France rose less than 1 percent in June as an 11 percent decline by VW Group, which is still feeling the fallout from its diesel-emissions cheating scandal, and a 5 percent decrease at PSA Group offset gains by Renault, Fiat and BMW.... Read More »

Hertz signs deals with Uber, Lyft to supply cars to drivers

6:16 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Hertz reached agreements with Uber Technologies and Lyft, the two largest U.S. ride-hailing startups, to supply drivers with vehicles the rental-car company rotates out of its fleet.... Read More »

Aston Martin CEO sees short-term Brexit gain

July 1, 2016 09:06 CET

Aston Martin will see a short-term financial gain from the crash in the pound's value following the UK's decision to leave the EU, CEO Andy Palmer said. “A weak pound obviously helps our exports in terms of profit-per-unit,” Palmer told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss

July 1, 2016 06:01 CET

GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tries to increase sales of the U.S. luxury brand in the region.... Read More »

ANE's July e-magazine goes live Monday

July 1, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, July 4.... Read More »

NHTSA investigates fatal crash of Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode

4:39 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2016

NHTSA opened a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla cars after a fatal crash in Florida involving a Model S with the "Autopilot" feature engaged, putting new scrutiny on emerging autonomous technology. Tesla, which informed regulators of the accident, said it represented “the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated.”... Read More »

BMW teams up with Intel, Mobileye on self-driving tech, report says

June 30, 2016 11:04 CET

BMW will meet on Friday to discuss its development partnership for self-driving technology with software maker Mobileye and chipmaker Intel, people familiar with the matter said today.... Read More »

VW believes it can fix 85,000 polluting 3.0-liter U.S. vehicles

12:11 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2016

A lawyer for Volkswagen AG said the German automaker believes it can fix 85,000 polluting 3.0-liter VW, Audi and Porsche diesel cars and SUVs, a move that could help the company avoid a second pricey buyback.... Read More »

Germany weighs pollution goal that would spur EV, hybrid sales

June 30, 2016 15:49 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is working on targets to cut pollution on Germany's roads that may effectively set a deadline for the car industry to shift a large portion of production to electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.... Read More »

 
Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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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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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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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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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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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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