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Road to the future paved with doubt

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

The industry has been suiting up for a new world of electric and autonomous vehicles for the past few years. But as auto sales soften, some executives are having a moment of angst.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota-Mazda U.S. plant in works?

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2017

Toyota, Mazda reportedly near deal for possible U.S. plant, EV projects; How Lexus snapped losing streak; Tesla pass to burn cash?; Lear CEO: Auto companies, tech firms need one another.... Read More »

Automakers, suppliers grapple with rapid pace of tech development

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2017

Automakers, suppliers and startups are scrambling to develop technologies such as those needed for self-driving vehicles at a speed never seen before in the auto industry, says one financial veteran.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: UAW decision time for Nissan workers

9:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2017

After nasty fight, decision time at Nissan; Ferrari considers going big; Conspiracy trial date; Tesla loss, BMW, Subaru profits; Toyota's trek beyond cars; Robo-car reality check; Corvette spy shots.... Read More »

Musk: Tesla will slash wiring on Model Y

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Tesla's upcoming Model Y small crossover will require a fraction of the wiring as previous models, thanks to new electrical systems and power transmission hardware.... Read More »

VW's car of the future borrows from the past

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Volkswagen Group's idea for the car of tomorrow borrows a lot from yesterday.... Read More »

NAFTA partners agree on update

6:26 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Trade representatives from Canada and Mexico agree with the Trump administration's assertion that the two-decade-old NAFTA pact should be renegotiated.... Read More »

Yanfeng positions itself as one-stop interiors shop

4:54 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Shanghai's Yanfeng has formed in-house business incubators to develop new products for vehicle interiors, such as lighting, "smart" surfaces with capacitive controls and self-cleaning cockpit materials.... Read More »

STEMinar for the kids

5:55 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

While mom and dad listened to speakers Wednesday morning during CAR's Management Briefing Seminars, Cooper-Standard sponsored a kids' event to give them some summer exposure to science, technology, engineering and math.... Read More »

IBM's autonomous tech focused on helping those with disabilities

5:50 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

IBM's foray into autonomous car design focuses on people with disabilities. The technology company last year unveiled its Watson-powered self-driving shuttle, called Olli.... Read More »

Bonding mixed materials is at hand

5:44 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Mixing materials is a wish in automotive manufacturing. A Michigan research team thinks it now has a way to bond them.... Read More »

Regulatory uncertainty puts lower emissions at risk, Bozzella says

5:25 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

John Bozzella, CEO of the Global Automakers organization, has a clear take on vehicle emissions. There simply needs to be less.... Read More »

KATIE BURKE

BLOG: Mobility challenge: Access

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

It's going to take more than a bike-sharing venture for automakers to pivot to mobility.... Read More »

JACK WALSWORTH

BLOG: Challengers have come; steel goes on

5:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

With 30 years behind it, the Auto/Steel Partnership can reflect on a number of technology challenges.... Read More »

Data desires make auto, tech companies a good fit

4:22 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Silicon Valley and Detroit need each other -- for data and for image enhancement, Lear CEO Matt Simoncini says.... Read More »

Toyota's Carter still bullish on 'healthy' U.S. market

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Contrary to what he has been reading in the press, Toyota's Bob Carter believes the U.S. auto market is doing just fine.... Read More »

Magna's Walker takes issue with industry expectations for EVs, self-driving cars

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Automakers are overstating the market potential of electric cars and the timeframe for when self-driving vehicles arrive, charged Don Walker, CEO of Magna International, the Canadian supplier.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Sitting higher, but selling lower in July

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Sitting higher, but selling lower in July: Snyder's takeaways; Refocusing AutoNation; German diesel deal; Nissan kid-safety alert; Lesson 1: Who is Adient?; 'Cars are like guns.'... Read More »

GM's Bolt signals innovation in supplier contracts

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

The Chevrolet Bolt has drawn considerable media attention, but the supplier deals General Motors forged to build it may prove equally important.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2017 Cadillac XT5

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Suppliers listed include P&R Fasteners, Stabilus, Molded Acoustical Products, Haartz and Behr-Hella Thermocontrol.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2017 Nissan Versa

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Suppliers listed include Elringklinger, Denso, Yokohama Rubber, Bosch and Magni Group.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2017 Ford GT

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Suppliers listed include Brembo, Filtran, Omron, Pittsburgh Glass Works and Federal-Mogul.... Read More »

Toyota's St. Angelo takes on rivals, instability in Latin America

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

As Toyota's CEO for Latin America and Caribbean operations, Steve St. Angelo finds himself playing 3-D chess to keep ahead of the competition.... Read More »

Magna Steyr visits familiar territory with Jaguar I-Pace

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

The most technically complex Jaguar ever made, the battery-powered I-Pace, will be built in Graz, Austria, by Magna Steyr.... Read More »

Metal 'printing': If you can design it, you can build it

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

The auto industry has been cautious in considering the prospects of 3-D printing in plastic. But what happens if manufacturers could print parts in metal?... Read More »

 
Labor gain and strain loom from EV shift

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24 2017

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Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

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

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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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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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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