Automakers and Suppliers

Dealers help promote financial literacy

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

With briefcases stuffed with lesson plans, interactive finance timelines and even cardboard banks, female dealers and auto industry leaders are spreading financial literacy to create an educated future-car buyer.... Read More »

EchoPark F&I process to echo across Sonic

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

Sonic Automotive's finance and insurance sales process at its EchoPark used-only dealerships has been so successful in lifting F&I revenue per vehicle, the company plans to expand the process to its 99 franchised stores.... Read More »

Public groups optimistic on F&I revenue growth

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

All six large public new-car retailers lifted F&I revenue per vehicle through March, and most expect growth to continue.... Read More »

Tesla investor group wants more independent board, cites Musk ties

10:12 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

An investor group called on Tesla to add two independent directors to its board and separate the roles of chairman and chief executive as it highlighted founder and CEO Elon Musk's dominance of the board in the wake of Tesla's proposed bid for SolarCity.... Read More »

Toyota recalling 1.43 million hybrids worldwide for airbag issue

10:04 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

Toyota said late on Tuesday it is recalling 1.43 million hybrid Prius and Lexus CT200h cars worldwide because of a possible airbag inflator defect.... Read More »

VW owners to get buyback price plus at least $5,100 in U.S. deal

10:25 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

VW's decision to violate U.S. emissions rules on 2.0-liter diesel vehicles, a cornerstone of its vehicle lineup, will cost the company more than $15 billion under far-reaching settlements with car owners, the federal government and dozens of states.... Read More »

Why VW owners get $10,000 in U.S., but a bit of pipe in the EU

June 28, 2016 22:24 CET

If you own a Volkswagen with a diesel engine in the U.S., the company will buy back your car and give you as much as $10,000. If you drive in Europe, you may only get a piece of pipe. The reasons for the wide disparity is the big differences in legal and regulatory structures in each region.... Read More »

Lincoln to provide free pickup, delivery for service vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

Lincoln, in a bid to stand out among larger luxury brands, will provide free pickup and delivery of service vehicles to new owners starting with 2017 models.... Read More »

FEV North America to build $27.4 million tech center in suburban Detroit

3:53 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

FEV North America plans to construct a $27.4 million North American headquarters and tech center north of Detroit in Auburn Hills.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler rollaway recall linked to 68 injuries, 266 crashes

10:49 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday there were 68 reported injuries and 266 reported crashes in vehicles, including 2014-2015 Fiat Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee models with a type of gear-shifting control that has confused some consumers and led to rollaway incidents, prompting a recall.... Read More »

Ally shareholder Feinberg resigns from board after showdown with advisory firm

1:53 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

Stephen Feinberg, Ally Financial's third-largest shareholder, stepped down from the auto lender's board after an investor-advisory firm faulted his ability to use the stock as collateral for debt.... Read More »

VW settlement promotes technologies sold by competitors

3:26 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

Volkswagen's $15 billion settlement with the U.S. and California over cheating on diesel emissions includes billions of dollars to support technologies sold by rivals such as General Motors and Toyota.... Read More »

Canadian auto industry's future at stake in labor talks, Unifor chief says

3:06 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

Ask Unifor President Jerry Dias what’s at stake in upcoming labor negotiations with the Detroit 3 automakers, and he’ll say it’s nothing less than the future of the Canadian auto industry.... Read More »

U.S. underestimates cost of fuel and CO2 goals, automakers say

1:15 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

U.S. regulators have underestimated the cost and difficulty of achieving their vehicle fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas targets for 2025 and are giving California too much power to shape the country's policies on those issues, an automaker group said.... Read More »

Toyota Camry returns to No. 1 on 'most American' list

8:15 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

The Toyota Camry took the top spot for the 10th annual Cars.com American-Made Index. The Camry has topped the Cars.com index six times.... Read More »

Automakers rank high on annual ad-spending list

12:09 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

The Detroit 3 held their top-10 rankings unchanged on Advertising Age's list of the 200 Leading National Advertisers for 2015. Most other automakers slipped, as companies such as Amazon, Expedia and Merck climbed.... Read More »

UAW members unanimously ratify contract with supplier Sakthi

11:54 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

UAW workers at aluminum castings supplier Sakthi Automotive Group unanimously agreed to their first collectively bargained contract.... Read More »

Auto sector to gain from Brexit, business minister says

June 28, 2016 17:43 CET

There will be midterm and long-term opportunities from Britain's vote to leave the EU for the auto industry, business minister Sajid Javid said, adding that Britain should start "embracing" the opportunities provided by the Brexit.... Read More »

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BLOG: 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R is a 577-hp German missile

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

The latest weapon in the Mercedes-Benz arsenal takes what it's learned from the road-going GT and GT S coupes and race-ready GT3 and brings it all together.... Read More »

Q&A on Volkswagen scandal settlement

11:29 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

Volkswagen has agreed to offer nearly 500,000 owners of diesel vehicles it sold in the U.S. a choice between selling their cars back to VW, or waiting to see if the company can develop technology that brings the vehicles into compliance with pollution standards. The deal also includes cash compensation.... Read More »

Uber, Lyft settle litigation involving top executives

8:50 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

Rival ride services Uber and Lyft have settled high stakes litigation involving two of their top executives, court filings show, in advance of a trial that could have aired sensitive details about both companies.... Read More »

Citroen seeks boost from new wave of quirky cars

June 28, 2016 09:24 CET

Citroen went from oozing elegance and quirky charm to producing vehicles that lacked the panache of their ancestors. The arrival of the C4 Cactus rekindled Citroen's spark. CEO Linda Jackson aims to capitalize on this momentum with new design that's somewhere "between different and bizarre."... Read More »

Takata boss says he'll step down once 'new regime' is in place

June 28, 2016 11:12 CET

Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada said he will resign after a "new management regime" is found, finally heeding calls for change so that the auto parts supplier can move ahead in dealing with a multibillion dollar airbag recall.... Read More »

Mitsubishi hints at high-end SUV with Ground Tourer concept

9:14 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Mitsubishi, fighting an emissions scandal at home and a sparse lineup overseas, is dangling a new “high-end SUV coupé" concept to showcase a new direction in design and product.... Read More »

VW's U.S. settlement to grow to $15 billion in emissions scandal, report says

4:49 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Volkswagen AG's settlement with nearly 500,000 U.S. diesel owners and government regulators over polluting vehicles is valued at more than $15 billion cash, two sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Monday.... Read More »

 
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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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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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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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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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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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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