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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 »

2016 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

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 »

Cadillac appeals to young Chinese car buyers

11:37 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2016

Cadillac, a favorite among America's older "supper club set," is revving up sales to younger luxury buyers in China through smoother designs and localized production to keep prices accessible.... Read More »

Great Wall terminates $1.8 billion share sale on China market volatility

11:33 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2016

Great Wall Motor, China’s biggest manufacturer of SUVs, said it will terminate plans for a 12 billion yuan ($1.84 billion) share sale after its stock slumped below the designated offer price.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Trump's tariff plan could boomerang, spark trade wars with China, Mexico

7:10 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2016

Donald Trump's threats to slap steep tariffs on Chinese and Mexican imports may have won him votes in Republican primaries but they would likely backfire, severely disrupting automakers and U.S. manufacturers that increasingly depend on global supply chains.... Read More »

Borgward readies China sales, mulls site for German output

March 22, 2016 06:01 CET

Borgward, a German brand that is being revived with Chinese backing, will launch sales of its BX7 model next month. The automaker may also restart production in Germany for the first time since 1961.... Read More »

GM says China investment plans on track despite maturing auto market

7:06 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

GM is pressing ahead with its investment plans in China, the world's largest auto market, where it expects car demand to grow 3 to 5 percent a year on average until 2020.... Read More »

BMW sees U.S. as biggest risk after China market stabilized

March 18, 2016 11:54 CET

BMW's Chief Financial Officer, Friedrich Eichiner, believes the Chinese car market has stabilized and now sees the U.S. market as the biggest risk this year.... Read More »

PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China

March 17, 2016 06:01 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto partnership. The joint venture is struggling to establish a niche in China for its DS brand.... Read More »

Mazda CX-4 crossover to be a China-only vehicle, for now

6:49 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

Mazda is adding a new nameplate to the lineup, and taking its crossover range into the even numbers, with the low and sporty CX-4.... Read More »

China a lifeline for EV makers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

In China, the government remains committed to growing plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle production and sales. That has given the nation’s investors and companies the confidence to sink millions of dollars into U.S. firms with electrification technology.... Read More »

China's Dongfeng unveils flagship sedan built on PSA platform

March 13, 2016 06:01 CET

China's Dongfeng Motor has showcased its new flagship sedan, the Aeolus A9, which uses a platform from joint venture partner PSA/Peugeot-Citroen.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: New tactic against VW?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2016

VW crisis: Justice Dept.'s new tactic?, Calif. weighs options, a warning for workers; Taking on Google, Apple; Autonomous-car hearing; China-ready Lincoln Continental.... Read More »

As Takata fights to survive, Chinese company sees 'heaven-sent opportunity'

6:48 am U.S. ET | March 8, 2016

A little-known Chinese company has seized on the unprecedented global airbag crisis surrounding Japan's Takata Corp., buying a small American manufacturer in a bet that a shakeup of an oligarchic industry is under way.... Read More »

Mahindra revises SsangYong plan to focus on China over U.S.

March 7, 2016 11:56 CET

Mahindra & Mahindra says it is revising its strategy for SsangYong and will suspend plans to push into the U.S. to focus instead on China.... Read More »

VW in talks with Jianghuai as Chinese automaker seeks technology

March 7, 2016 16:03 CET

Anhui Jianghuai, one of the few remaining major Chinese automakers without a foreign joint-venture partner, said it is in talks to cooperate with Volkswagen as it seeks to gain more advanced technology.... Read More »

CHASING CHINA

How Lincoln fine-tunes its vehicles to satisfy Chinese consumers

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

Seemingly minor tweaks can be critical to a brand's prospects in China, the world's largest vehicle market.... Read More »

IHS: China, emerging markets will power surge in global sales

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

Auto sales in China and emerging markets may have hit a rough patch, but rebounding growth there will power global demand past 100 million vehicles by 2021, IHS Automotive says.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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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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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit ...
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Ita ...
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
Jeep, Smart and Jaguar were the biggest winners last year in Europe, where overall vehicle sales ros ...
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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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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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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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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced conne ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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