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Ford will expand green-car lineup in China

11:25 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Ford, notching record sales in China thanks to its solid crossover lineup, is now beefing up its green-car offerings. The U.S. carmaker, as part of a $4.5 billion global investment to introduce 13 new electrified vehicles through 2020, wants 10 percent to 25 percent of its model mix here battery-equipped by then.... Read More »

Mitsubishi execs skip Beijing as partner aims high for SUVs

7:25 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors' senior executives skipped the Beijing auto show as the automaker grapples with the fallout from its mileage fraud admission. That didn't stop its local joint venture from declaring it wants to become the top SUV brand in the world's largest vehicle market.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Dodge Journey makeover delayed

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Dodge Journey platform switch delayed; AutoNation eases rule on cars with open recalls; Mercedes to compensate dealers for unfixed vehicles; New Porsche Caymans; Beijing preview... Read More »

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Citroen unveils new China flagship

April 25, 2016 09:32 CET

Citroen hopes a new version of its C6 sedan will give the brand a boost in China, its biggest single market.... Read More »

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Toyota doubles down on hybrids despite China snub

April 25, 2016 00:19 CET

Toyota, the dominant maker of gasoline-electric cars and light trucks, will push forward with its strategy to build and sell hybrid vehicles in China, in spite of the government's unwillingness to subsidize the technology.... Read More »

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VW positive on China sales, plans more investments

April 24, 2016 10:43 CET

VW is optimistic that its positive sales trend from the two previous quarters will continue in China, the world's biggest auto market, its China chief Jochem Heizmann, said.... Read More »

Toyota sees potential for minivans in China as families grow

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2016

Crossovers and SUVs are the hot-selling must-haves in China's fickle auto market. But Toyota, on the lookout for the next big trend, thinks it may have spotted an untapped gold mine: minivans.... Read More »

Beijing show opens up to challenger brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2016

The Beijing auto show going on this week has become a showcase for Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz -- the dominant luxury brands in China -- as well as challengers such as Cadillac, Lincoln and Infiniti.... Read More »

Fields says regulatory scrutiny on automakers is rising globally

8:17 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2016

Regulators around the world are getting tougher on automakers after a series of cheating scandals on fuel economy and emissions, with China set to become the strictest, Ford CEO Mark Fields said.... Read More »

Infiniti pulls wraps on QX Sport Inspiration crossover concept

7:57 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2016

Infiniti pulled the wraps on the new QX Sport Inspiration crossover concept, previewing the new styling direction for the premium brand's critical utility lineup.... Read More »

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Infiniti QX concept previews midsize SUV

April 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Infiniti is debuting the QX Inspiration Concept at the Beijing auto show as the brand seeks to tap China's booming demand for crossovers. Infiniti says the concept points to the looks of a next-generation midsize SUV.... Read More »

Ford to sell F-150 Raptor pickup in China

7:34 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

Ford said it will begin selling its first pickup in China in 2017. The F-150 Raptor off-road pickup will make its debut at next week's Beijing auto show.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Japan quakes rattle GM production

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

Japan quakes idle 4 GM plants in N.A.; Barra's pay: $28.6 million; Calif. weighs limits for Uber, Lyft leases; VW loses $4.6B; Restyled CR-V?; Selling F-150 in China; Land Rover's queen cam.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: $5K payouts for VW owners - report

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2016

VW plans $5,000 payouts to diesel owners, report says; Using spiffs to move green cars; Ford pays premium to buy a Tesla; Buick Envision's upscale start; State emissions tests flawed?... Read More »

BMW execs defect to Chinese EV company, report says

April 19, 2016 12:50 CET

A Chinese electric-vehicle company has hired a team of managers from BMW Group's i subbrand, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler begins Jeep Renegade production in China

April 19, 2016 15:19 CET

Fiat Chrysler has begun production of the Jeep Renegade at its Guangzhou plant in China as the automaker aims to benefit from strong demand for SUVs in the market.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Risks for Japan's supply chain

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Earthquakes expose vulnerable Japan supply chain; Chinese-made Jeep Renegade; Valeo, Siemens team up on electrified-car tech; VW hit with patent complaint; Sunny forecast for Ford, GM.... Read More »

Grupo Antolin opens interior trim plant in China

April 18, 2016 11:53 CET

Spanish supplier Grupo Antolin opened a plant in Wuhan, China, to produce headliners and door panels for automakers including Renault, PSA, Nissan, Infiniti and Honda.The new plant is a joint venture with Dongfeng Visteon.... Read More »

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Jaguar takes on Audi, BMW and Mercedes in China with longer XF

April 12, 2016 15:47 CET

Jaguar will step up its challenge to Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz in China with the XFL, a long-wheelbase version of its XF large sedan.... Read More »

China's auto market: House of cards or just catching its breath?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

China's vehicle sales are expected to rise 6 percent this year, and that's enough to stave off any loose talk at the Beijing auto show about production cuts.... Read More »

Honda, Acura prep crossovers for Beijing auto show

6:06 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2016

Honda Motor Co., already outpacing industry growth in China, aims to further spur sales by tapping the shift to crossovers with two new entries at this month's Beijing auto show.... Read More »

Volvo to test self-driving cars in China using local drivers

8:46 pm U.S. ET | April 6, 2016

Volvo aims to launch an experiment involving self-driving cars in China in which up to 100 such cars could be deployed. The autonomous drive experiment will see local drivers test the cars on public roads in everyday conditions, and will be conducted in limited driving situations such as on express roads and highways, company executives said.... Read More »

Volvo plans self-driving push in China

April 7, 2016 01:30 CET

Volvo wants to put 100 self-driving cars into the hands of local drivers in China to help encourage local governments to start taking the steps needed to launch the technology in the world's largest car market.... Read More »

Why Buick balked at 4-door Avista

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Buick has studied a four-door version of the Avista coupe that wowed crowds at the Detroit auto show in January.... Read More »

Skoda will take equity stake in China JV as it seeks to double sales

March 31, 2016 11:44 CET

VW Group's Skoda brand will take an undisclosed stake in one of VW's joint ventures in China as it expands its SUV lineup in its biggest single market in a bid to double vehicle sales.... Read More »

 
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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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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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
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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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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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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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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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