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Daimler, BAIC will invest $608 million in China engine plant expansion

June 13, 2016 10:57 CET

Daimler and its China partner BAIC will invest an additional $608 million to expand a joint engine plant in Beijing, the German automaker said today.... Read More »

JLR finally makes its move against Chinese copycat

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Despite widespread and often blatant copying of vehicle designs in China, global automakers generally don't take legal action in the country. But now, Reuters reports that Jaguar Land Rover is suing the Chinese automaker Jiangling Motor in a Beijing court, for alleging that the Land Wind X7 SUV copies the design of the Range Rover Evoque.... Read More »

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JLR aims to capitalize on Jaguar's first SUV and hard lessons learned in China

June 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Jaguar is poised to boost sales this year with the arrival of its first crossover, the F-Pace, which the automaker believes will become its best-seller of all time. JLR sales boss Andy Goss talked about this and other topics with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

BMW May sales rise but Mercedes' China growth keeps it ahead

June 10, 2016 11:27 CET

BMW delivered nearly 6 percent more brand vehicles in May on strong demand for SUVs and its flagship 7-series sedan, but slipped behind Mercedes, which keeps thriving on record momentum in China.... Read More »

Lear to build new Asia headquarters in Shanghai

4:21 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2016

Seating and electronics supplier Lear, in a sign of its continued growth in Asia, plans to build a new headquarters for its Asia-Pacific operations in the Yangpu District of Shanghai.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Buick's stealth launch

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

Since Buick confirmed plans in December to sell the China-built Envision in the U.S., GM has kept the handsome compact crossover in the automotive equivalent of a witness-protection program.... Read More »

Barra says 'undervalued' GM can sustain profit long term

6:17 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

GM CEO Mary Barra made the case in an interview with Bloomberg Television that GM can handle a downturn and sustain profits if the economy slumps in the next few years. The company also is making investments in ride sharing and self-driving cars to ensure its long-term future.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM stock undervalued, Barra says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

GM stock undervalued, Barra says; Make Lincolns in China?; Test firm hacks into '17 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid; Toyota to use solar power on Texas HQ campus; Return of the hatchback.... Read More »

Lincoln's VanDyke tapped as Ford of Europe marketing VP

1:45 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Lincoln's top marketing and sales executive, Matt VanDyke, is leaving the brand this summer to become Ford of Europe's vice president of marketing. VanDyke will be replaced by Robert Parker, who oversaw Lincoln's launch in China, a Ford spokesman said today.... Read More »

Ford in talks to build Lincolns in China, report says

3:36 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Ford, aiming to make China the top market for its Lincoln luxury line, is in talks with partner Changan Automobile about producing the brand's vehicles in Chongqing, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover sues Chinese automaker over Evoque lookalike, report says

June 3, 2016 15:56 CET

Jaguar Land Rover is suing Chinese automaker Jiangling Motor for allegedly copying the design of the Range Rover Evoque with its Landwind X7 SUV, Reuters reported.... Read More »

China's BAIC starts selling cars in Mexico, may build a plant, exec says

3:43 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2016

China's BAIC Motor Corp. has started selling its own cars imported from China in Mexico and may build a plant there, a senior company executive said.... Read More »

China's Ningbo Joyson considers bid for Takata following Key Safety acquisition

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

China's Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp. is interested in acquiring embattled Japanese airbag supplier Takata. Joyson is looking to build on its $920 million acquisition of Takata competitor Key Safety Systems, which closed today, Key CEO Jason Luo told Crain's Detroit Business, an affiliate of Automotive News.... Read More »

Toyota recalls 490,000 vehicles in Japan, other regions over airbags

7:27 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Toyota is recalling a total of about 490,000 vehicles in Japan, China, Europe and other regions over potentially faulty airbag inflators produced by Takata Corp, further widening a massive global recall.... Read More »

Mercedes puts up fight in China

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

China is starting to look like a barroom brawl for the German luxury brands. And Mercedes is landing some punches.... Read More »

Peugeot expects China boost from new 3008

May 29, 2016 06:01 CET

Peugeot expects to get a sales boost in China from the new 3008, which has been redesigned to look more like an SUV to capitalize on booming demand in the market for crossovers.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2016

Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the gap.... Read More »

PSA to develop five EVs, plug-in hybrids for China

May 25, 2016 06:01 CET

PSA and its Chinese partner Dongfeng will introduce five electric cars and plug-in hybrid models in China over the next five years to help meet tougher fuel-economy standards.... Read More »

Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China

May 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, effective June 1.... Read More »

Volvo's China sales chief Fu Qiang resigns

May 20, 2016 11:03 CET

Volvo's China sales chief, Fu Qiang, has resigned "for personal reasons." The automaker hasn't said who will replace Fu in its largest single market.... Read More »

Nissan taps Mayra Gonzalez for trailblazing role

4:19 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

Nissan has promoted Mayra Gonzalez, the automaker's sales boss in Mexico, to president of the unit, making her the first woman to lead a Nissan Group country operation.... Read More »

Apple, in blow to Uber, invests $1B in China ride-hailing service Didi

9:34 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

Apple is investing $1 billion in Didi, giving the Chinese ride-hailing startup a powerful ally and dealing a blow to Uber as it tries to build its business in the country.... Read More »

Audi CEO sees new models driving sales despite tough conditions

May 12, 2016 11:14 CET

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said he expects new models to push the automaker's sales to a new record this year despite "extremely challenging" business conditions.... Read More »

PSA, Dongfeng will develop electric cars together

May 11, 2016 11:12 CET

PSA and Dongfeng said they will create a common platform to build compact and subcompact electric cars for the Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Dongfeng brands.... Read More »

VW will break ground on China plant despite market slowdown

May 10, 2016 09:07 CET

Volkswagen and joint venture partner FAW Group will begin construction in Tianjin, China, next week on a plant with capacity to produce 300,000 cars annually.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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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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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
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
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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
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
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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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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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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
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
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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
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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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