Automakers and Suppliers

Google expands nascent ride-sharing service, report says

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2016

Alphabet's Google unit plans to open its ride-sharing program to Waze app users in San Francisco this fall, pitting itself against Uber, The Wall Street Journal reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Self-driving meets 'deep learning'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2016

Bridging language gap between humans, self-driving cars; VW turnaround timeline; Walser's luxury buy; New Ford Credit CEO; 'Like a big bomb'; Porsche product pipeline.... Read More »

Autotrader partners with MSN Autos to provide online vehicle shopping info

2:36 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2016

Autotrader is partnering with MSN to provide new, used and certified pre-owned vehicles on the MSN Autos website.... Read More »

Walser Auto Group of Minn. acquires luxury group in Wichita

1:31 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2016

Walser Automotive Group of Minnesota is buying the Wichita Luxury Collection in Kansas in a deal worth more than $100 million. With the acquisition, Walser expands both outside its home state and into the luxury space for the first time.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The other bump on path to driverless cars: Crumbling roads

11:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2016

You should take claims of self-driving cars being road-ready soon with a 50-pound bag of salt, not a grain.... Read More »

Ford Motor Credit head Silverstone to retire, Falotico to succeed him

10:50 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2016

Ford Motor Credit Chairman and CEO Bernard Silverstone will retire Oct. 1. He will be replaced by COO Joy Falotico.... Read More »

Chariots, supervillains and Chopin: What people think of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2016

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept sparked a lot of debate and comment when it was unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this month. Here's what journalists and others are saying about the luxury coupe and its possible role in future Mercedes-Maybach styling.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: Chevy slots 8-speed gearbox, hikes V-6 power in 2017 Colorado

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2016

Chevrolet is refreshing the midsize Colorado pickup truck for 2017 with a new version of its 3.6-liter V-6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission.... Read More »

Volvo will hire 400 engineers in high-tech push

Aug. 30, 2016 11:29 CET

Volvo will recruit about 400 new engineers over the coming year to bolster development efforts in safety technology, autonomous driving and electrification.... Read More »

VW reviews its procurement strategy

Aug. 30, 2016 10:21 CET

Volkswagen is reviewing its supplier and procurement strategy to avoid another dispute such as the one that caused production slowdowns and stoppages this month, CEO Matthias Mueller said.... Read More »

Calif. startup aims to take autonomous cars to next level with new language

9:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2016

Drive.ai, a Mountain View, Calif., based technology company staffed by experts from Stanford University's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, has become the latest entrant in the autonomous-vehicle race, with an assist from a prominent ex-Detroit 3 executive.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA criminal crackdown

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2016

FCA targets use of internal software to steal cars; More MPG trouble for Mitsubishi; Cash king for VW diesel owners; U.S. seeks help to combat traffic deaths; Volvo hiring spree.... Read More »

Mitsubishi suffers sales ban after overstating fuel economy for 8 more models

Aug. 30, 2016 12:45 CET

Japan's transport ministry today ordered Mitsubishi to stop domestic sales of eight vehicles including the Pajero, Outlander and RVR models after an investigation found the automaker overstated their fuel economy. The ban follows the disclosure earlier this year that mileage was also overstated on four mini vehicles.... Read More »

Fatal Takata truck blast was 'like a big bomb,' sheriff says

7:38 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2016

The truck carrying Takata airbag inflators exploded “like a big bomb,” said the Texas sheriff whose officers rushed the scene. The cause of the grisly accident last week isn't known, he said, and the damage was so extensive that a woman killed in the blast was identified only through dental records.... Read More »

VW CEO expects turnaround to start bearing fruit in 2-3 years

7:05 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2016

Volkswagen AG CEO Matthias Mueller is pushing forward with a technological and organizational revamp of Europe's largest carmaker despite internal opposition and expects his efforts to begin bearing fruit in two to three years.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Citroen concept hints at upscale styling for large cars

Aug. 30, 2016 11:51 CET

Citroen is hinting at a fresh upscale styling for its large cars with the Cxperience concept. The plug-in hybrid has the brand's new suspension technology and advanced interior features.... Read More »

Samsung SDI will build EV battery plant in Hungary

Aug. 30, 2016 11:13 CET

Samsung SDI plans a factory in Hungary to make electric-vehicle batteries, joining the race to tap European demand. The company produces batteries for the BMW i3.... Read More »

VW diesel owners quick to pick buyback over emissions fix

10:10 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Given the choice of fixing diesel-cheating VW models or getting their money back, car owners in the U.S. are lining up for the cash. Almost half of the 475,000 drivers of VW cars in violation of pollution laws already have registered to participate in a settlement a month after the deal won preliminary court approval.... Read More »

Chase launches direct lending, with dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Chase, the consumer and commercial lending arm of JPMorganChase & Co., has launched a digital car shopping and financing tool for its customers in partnership with TrueCar Inc.... Read More »

VW marred by scandal, but not paralyzed

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Despite the seemingly all-consuming scope of the diesel emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group's wheels are still turning in Wolfsburg, Ingolstadt and Stuttgart.... Read More »

Takata says truck carrying airbag inflators exploded; 1 dead, 4 injured

6:39 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

A truck transporting Takata airbag inflators and propellants that are at the center of a global recall exploded in Texas last week, resulting in one death and four injuries, the embattled auto parts supplier said today.... Read More »

Mitsubishi overstated mileage for 8 more models, Japanese ministry says

10:29 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Japan's transport ministry today ordered Mitsubishi Motors Corp. to stop domestic sales of eight vehicle models after an investigation found the automaker overstated their fuel economy, the second such order in a matter of months.... Read More »

U.S. congressional leaders seek more time to study new mpg rules

6:16 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Three congressional leaders on Monday asked top federal environmental and safety officials to extend by 60 days the public comment period on new vehicle emissions and fuel economy standards.... Read More »

Great Wall to complete Russian plant despite shaky economy

Aug. 29, 2016 19:38 CET

Great Wall Motor, China's largest SUV/crossover maker, is moving ahead with construction of a full-scale assembly plant in Russia even though sales are slow there.... Read More »

VW scraps plans to sue South Korea over sales ban

10:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Volkswagen decided against suing South Korea which last month suspended sales of most of its models and slapped a fine of $15.93 million on the German carmaker for emissions and other violations.... Read More »

 
Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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Delphi, Mobileye deal may hasten decline of car brands

Christiaan Hetzner
7:58 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29 2016

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How do you create a meaningful brand experience when driving becomes only a means to an end? That is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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