Automakers and Suppliers

Renault expects big benefits from its expanded alliance

April 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault sees big benefits working with Nissan and the two newest members of their alliance, AvtoVAZ and Mitsubishi. Top Renault strategist Jeremie Papin gave an overview of the alliance's strategy for growth markets such as China and new business areas such as autonomous cars and mobility services.... Read More »

Audi's A8 self-driving tech depends on regulatory changes

April 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Audi upcoming A8 flagship sedan is expected to be the first production car capable of Level 3 autonomous driving, but the feature will not be immediately available because governments must first pass new laws that provide legal certainty.... Read More »

GOING TOE TO TOE

Carbiz goes toe to toe with CarMax

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2017

Some dealers shudder when they hear used-car giant CarMax is opening a store down the road. This used-only dealer deliberately placed his second store next to a CarMax. Here's his strategy.... Read More »

Ford's Q1 results will set tone for rough '17

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2017

Higher parts costs for newly launched vehicles add to the pressures on Ford's earnings, which have been dinged by recalls and technology investments.... Read More »

MG cars to be sold across Europe in 2019

April 22, 2017 06:01 CET

China's SAIC will begin sales of MG cars in mainland Europe starting at the end of 2019. MG's rollout will include the majority of European markets and will focus on SUVs and hatchbacks.... Read More »

Inside the mind of Cadillac's Super Cruise

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2017

Starting this fall, the Cadillac CT6 will be ready to drive itself. But it's not ready to let you catch up on sleep.... Read More »

Millennials may be fertile market for CPO

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2017

Dealers have an opportunity to hook in millennial vehicle-buyers through certified pre-owned programs and make plenty of money doing so, data from Cox Automotive show.... Read More »

How de Meo convinced VW that Seat needed a midsize SUV

April 22, 2017 06:01 CET

Seat CEO Luca De Meo pitched the case for a midsize SUV to VW Group by making the case that it would boost capacity utilization at VW's home plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. De Meo explained how the plan became a reality in an interview with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VW diesel whistleblower identified in book

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

As Volkswagen's criminal case closed in federal court, a nagging question persists: Who blew the whistle and first admitted to regulators that VW was lying about its dirty diesels?... Read More »

Jeep finds green groove with 7-seat, plug-in hybrid SUV concept

7:37 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

Jeep is flexing its green and connectivity chops at the Shanghai auto show with a luxury seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV that could herald a new flagship for China, a key market for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brand.... Read More »

VW sentenced to pay $4.3 billion in U.S. fines and penalties, cooperate with investigators

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

A federal judge sentenced Volkswagen AG to pay a total of $4.3 billion in fines and penalties and called on the automaker to continue to fully cooperate with federal and state investigators.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: $4.3 billion punishment for VW

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

VW hit with $4.3B in fines, penalties; book claims U.S. exec blew whistle; Plug-in hybrid Jeep; GM plans China-made EV; Crossing Antarctica in a Hyundai; Flying cars for sale.... Read More »

Mazda names chief marketing officer for U.S.

2:22 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

Mazda North American Operations appointed Dino Bernacchi to its newly created chief marketing officer position for U.S. operations.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Robot cars, sleepy humans

8:15 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

When humans sleep, as robots drive; U.S. officials to review seizure of GM Venezuela plant; Tesla's Musk talks 'consensual telepathy'; Bill Ford marks company's Irish centennial.... Read More »

AeroMobil readies flying car for delivery by 2020

April 21, 2017 09:11 CET

Slovakia's AeroMobil has unveiled a flying car priced at up to $1.6 million. The company says the car can switch to flight mode in less than three minutes. It expects to begin deliveries by 2020.... Read More »

Delphi is building over-the-air software suite for automakers

12:20 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

The cars consumers are already driving could soon get over-the-air software updates like those pioneered by Tesla that fix flaws or add features without a visit to the dealership.... Read More »

Gentex Q1 net income up 22 percent

11:57 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

Mirror supplier Gentex saw its first-quarter net income jump 22 percent to $97.6 million thanks to an increase in sales at its core automotive unit.... Read More »

Tesla CEO on mission to link human brains with computers in 4 years

6:35 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.... Read More »

GM to start pure-electric model production in China within 2 years, report says

10:10 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

General Motors will start production of a pure-electric model in China within two years, the Associated Press reported.... Read More »

EU to propose linking CO2 emissions for trucks, cars to road toll charges

April 21, 2017 16:07 CET

BRUSSELS -- The European Commission will propose making cars, trucks, buses and vans pay higher road toll charges the more CO2 they emit as it seeks to cut road transport's carbon footprint, two EU officials said.
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Fiat dealers in Italy protest after getting vehicles they did not order

April 21, 2017 06:01 CET

Fiat dealers in Italy have protested to the automaker after the company invoiced for about 6,000 new vehicles they did not order.... Read More »

Musk nears $1.4 billion windfall as Tesla hits milestones

6:21 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

Only six remaining milestones stand between Tesla's Elon Musk and an estimated $1.4 billion windfall for the carmaker's billionaire CEO.... Read More »

Continental plans powertrain revamp, report says

April 21, 2017 09:42 CET

Continental will announce plans to restructure its powertrain division within days, Reuters reported. The supplier is reviewing the unit after earnings failed to meet expectations.... Read More »

BMW expects China sales growth to be 10% this year

April 20, 2017 12:59 CET

BMW expects sales in China to grow around 10 percent this year as pricing in the market remains stable. The automaker's sales rose 11 percent to 516,355 vehicles in China in 2016.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Airbag danger lurking in junkyards

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2017

Honda crash shows airbag danger lurking in junkyards; Tesla recalls 53K vehicles, is sued over Autopilot; Night in a self-driving Chevy Bolt; BMW works to charge up national parks.... Read More »

 
China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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Lithium next German power play?

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28 2017

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BMW, Daimler and VW came together to acquire Nokia's HERE high-definition mapping unit in 2015 so wi ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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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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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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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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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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