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Higher GM, Volvo shipments to U.S. boost Chinese vehicle exports

July 26, 2016 09:51 CET

China's passenger vehicle exports rose 13 percent in June as GM and Volvo boosted exports to North America.... Read More »

Amtek said to expand asset sale to include all overseas units

6:40 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Amtek Auto, the cash-strapped Indian parts maker that supplies Ford and Aston Martin, has expanded its planned asset sale to include additional overseas businesses as it looks to reduce leverage, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

Hyundai dealers in China seek up to $135 million in compensation

7:11 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

A group of Hyundai dealers in China is seeking 800 million-900 million yuan ($120 million-135 million) in compensation from the South Korean automaker, saying Hyundai has cut the flow of models it exports to them, resulting in dealership losses and closures.... Read More »

China lifts stake caps on foreign motorcycle, battery manufacturers

7:00 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

China’s central government said it’ll exempt foreign makers of motorcycles and batteries from ownership limits in their manufacturing operations, revising a key industrial policy just as rulemakers consider similar measures for car companies.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Three states sue Volkswagen

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

3 states sue VW for environmental violations, NY alleges cover-up; 'All-nighter' for Musk, new web address for Tesla; GM, Ford and the Brexit effect; Ford teams up with Jose Cuervo.... Read More »

China bans highway testing of autonomous cars pending regulation

July 19, 2016 11:27 CET

China's auto-industry regulator warned automakers not to test self-driving vehicles on highways before it formulates rules governing the testing of autonomous cars.... Read More »

Uber logs 2 billion rides 6 months after hitting first billion

11:35 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Uber has completed more than 2 billion trips on its app, a milestone that arrives just weeks after the ride service added another $4.7 billion to its war chest.... Read More »

PSA moves Chinese HQ closer to partner Dongfeng

July 18, 2016 12:31 CET

PSA has shifted its headquarters for China and Southeast Asia to the central Chinese city of Wuhan in a move that will enable the French automaker to work more closely with its Chinese partner and shareholder Dongfeng, which is based in the city.... Read More »

Samsung seeks stake in China's BYD to boost chip business

11:47 pm U.S. ET | July 14, 2016

Samsung Electronics said it was in talks to acquire a stake in Chinese automaker BYD, a move it said would help the South Korean electronics giant boost its chip business for electric vehicles.... Read More »

Johnson Controls pays $14.4 million to end SEC bribery probe

11:00 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

Johnson Controls agreed to pay $14.4 million to settle U.S. regulatory charges that its workers bribed Chinese shipbuilders and shipyards, including some owned by the Chinese government, to win business and enrich themselves.... Read More »

PSA car sales slide on China weakness as automaker sees slight Brexit impact

July 12, 2016 11:16 CET

PSA's first-half car sales fell 0.2 percent as a weaker Chinese market offset a stronger performance in Europe. The automaker also cautioned that the European market will likely see a slight decline following the UK's Brexit vote.... Read More »

Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes

12:38 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Daimler AG has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and marketing as the automaker looks to beef up its digital presence at Mercedes-Benz.... Read More »

China's BAIC launches exports to Mexico

10:16 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2016

China's BAIC Motor started selling cars imported from China in Mexico and aims to reach 5,000 sales a year by 2018. BAIC, a unit of Beijing Automotive Group, joins a host of global automakers who have set up operations in Mexico to access markets in the U.S. and Latin America. It sold its first car in Mexico last month.... Read More »

China auto sales growth accelerates on rising crossover, SUV demand

6:44 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2016

China’s passenger-vehicle sales expanded at a faster pace in the first half as rising demand for crossovers, SUVs and new-energy vehicles widened the nation’s lead as the world’s biggest auto market.... Read More »

EU mulls tariffs on Russia, Iran, others over steel

July 8, 2016 11:36 CET

The EU threatened to hit Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Iran and Brazil with tariffs on a type of steel known as hot-rolled coil, highlighting concerns about job losses in the EU industry.... Read More »

Mazda issues Takata airbag recall after demand from Chinese regulators

6:44 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2016

Mazda's Chinese joint venture will recall 74,310 of its Mazda2 sedans in China to replace Takata airbags after an investigation by the country's safety regulator.... Read More »

PSA, Dongfeng JV reshuffles China management amid sales slump

June 29, 2016 11:24 CET

PSA's joint venture with Dongfeng in China has appointed a new executive vice president and a new general manager after suffering a sales slump in the first five months of the year.... Read More »

China may lift cap on foreign carmaker stakes in JVs

June 27, 2016 14:13 CET

China's government is considering the removal of caps on stakes foreign carmakers can own in joint ventures with local partners, potentially loosening a policy criticized for shielding state-owned companies from competition and building their own brands.... Read More »

VW may pick China for first battery plant

June 26, 2016 06:01 CET

China may be the first country where Volkswagen Group could invest billions in one or more plants to manufacture battery cells and packs, a source close to senior management said, citing the Chinese government's determined push towards electromobility.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover copycat lawsuit proceeds despite patent cancellation

6:57 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

China's cancellation of Jaguar Land Rover's patent on the Range Rover Evoque will not stop it from going after an alleged Chinese copycat in a separate unfair competition and copyright proceeding, a Jaguar Land Rover spokesman said today.... Read More »

JLR's Evoque copycat lawsuit proceeds in China despite patent cancellation

June 21, 2016 15:44 CET

Jaguar Land Rover says China's cancellation of its patent on the Range Rover Evoque will not stop it from going after an alleged Chinese copycat in a separate unfair competition and copyright proceeding.... Read More »

Benteler launches China plant to supply BMW

June 21, 2016 12:30 CET

German supplier Benteler Automotive opened a factory in the northeast China city of Shenyang to supply suspension parts to BMW Group's Chinese joint venture.... Read More »

Q&A: ANDY GOSS

How JLR got back on track in China

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

Jaguar Land Rover sales boss Andy Goss explains in this Q&A why he has high hopes for the F-Pace crossover, and how lessons learned in China will spill over into auto retailing in other markets around the world.... Read More »

Electric car startups fueled by Chinese money aim to catch Tesla

3:51 pm U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

A few miles from Tesla's Palo Alto headquarters, a Silicon Valley startup plans to challenge the electric car maker with a rival family of vehicles designed and built in the U.S. with major backing from Chinese investors.... Read More »

Continental plans new brake plant, r&d center in China

June 14, 2016 11:19 CET

Continental will build a $91 million brake plant and technical center in Chongqing to establish a presence in western China, a report said.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

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

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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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
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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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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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
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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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
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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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
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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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
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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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
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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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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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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