China

Audi made an ad in China comparing a wife to a used car -- it's not going over well

3:17 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2017

In an Audi commercial from China, a mother-in-law interrupts a wedding ceremony to inspect the bride, checking whether she's up to standard. The scene was used in an ad promoting used Audis.... Read More »

VW taps electric Golf to help meet China's EV quota

July 14, 2017 06:01 CET

VW is looking to build the full-electric Golf in China next year -- using for the first time locally sourced battery cells from the country's main supplier -- to meet a controversial quota system for electrified vehicles.... Read More »

Carmakers want China to soften electric car quota

July 13, 2017 16:31 CET

The world's four biggest automotive industry associations have written to China's government to demand it change its plans for strict sales quotas for electrically powered vehicles.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Daimler facing emissions-violations probe

8:45 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2017

Daimler facing emissions-violations probe in Germany; China accelerating switch to EVs; Korea gets look at new Kia Stonic; KC Crain named president of Automotive News parent.... Read More »

PSA's Europe, China sales decline offset by Iran

July 13, 2017 08:43 CET

PSA said first-half sales dipped in Europe and continued to plunge in China, although the carmaker's return to the Iranian market kept its global numbers in positive territory, with a 2.3 percent overall sales gain.... Read More »

Faurecia will supply seats to GM's China JV

July 11, 2017 11:50 CET

Faurecia has formed a tie-up with supplier Liuzhou Wuling to build seats for GM's joint venture with SAIC in China.... Read More »

Cooper-Standard expects to double China sales in 4 years

12:44 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Cooper-Standard expects to double China revenues by 2021 by expanding output of sealing, fuel system and anti-vibration components to meet rising auto production, CEO Jeffrey Edwards said.... Read More »

GM, Mercedes, VW urged by China to recall vehicles with faulty Takata airbags

9:52 pm U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

China's top quality watchdog pressed GM, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen to fulfill their obligations to recall vehicles in China affected by faulty Takata airbags.... Read More »

LeEco's billionaire founder pleads for time as creditors circle

2:19 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

LeEco Chairman Jia Yueting asked for more time to repay debt and realize his ambitions of disrupting the automobile industry, days after a Chinese court froze billions of dollars in assets controlled by him and associated companies.... Read More »

China's Baidu faces probe after CEO tests driverless car on public roads

7:13 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

Baidu, China's biggest search engine provider, is under investigation to determine whether it broke any laws after its CEO tested a driverless car on public roads.... Read More »

Baidu investigated after CEO tests self-driving car on Beijing roads

July 6, 2017 11:07 CET

Baidu, which aims to put autonomous vehicles on China's roads by 2018, is under investigation to determine whether it has broken any laws after its CEO, Robin Li, tested a driverless car on public streets in Beijing.... Read More »

Bosch, Conti join Google rival's driverless car bid

July 6, 2017 09:47 CET

Robert Bosch, Continental and TomTom are among more than 50 partners enlisted by Google rival Baidu Inc. for its Apollo driverless car project. The Chinese company aims to get fully autonomous vehicles on city streets as early as in 2018.... Read More »

Daimler, BAIC invest $735 million in China EV output

July 5, 2017 14:29 CET

Daimler and its Chinese joint-venture partner, BAIC, have agreed to invest 5 billion yuan ($735 million) in EV production in China by 2020 and to provide the infrastructure needed.... Read More »

Renault boosts stake in China with Brilliance venture

July 5, 2017 11:01 CET

Renault has agreed to buy almost half of Brilliance China Automotive's unprofitable light commercial vehicle unit, giving the French automaker another foothold in the world's largest auto market.... Read More »

VW to build EV motors at transmission plant in China

July 4, 2017 11:53 CET

VW Group plans to produce motors for EVs starting in late 2018 at its transmission plant in the east China port city of Tianjin. The automaker aims to sell 400,000 EVs annually in the market by 2020 and 1.5 million a year by 2025.... Read More »

Magna expects to double China sales by 2019

July 4, 2017 12:15 CET

Magna International projects its annual sales in China will nearly double by 2019 because of robust growth at its seat and transmission divisions.... Read More »

China's plans for lithium-ion battery production could overtake Tesla

11:12 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2017

As Elon Musk races to finish building the world’s biggest battery factory in the Nevada desert, China is poised to leave him in the dust.... Read More »

PSA to export small engines to Europe from China

June 30, 2017 11:11 CET

PSA will start shipping 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engines, produced by its joint venture with Chinese automaker Dongfeng, to Europe. In China, the engine is used in small cars such as the Peugeot 2008, 308 and 408 and the Citroen C3-XR and C4.... Read More »

Auto industry groups urge caution in changing NAFTA origin rules

10:45 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2017

Auto industry trade groups warned that tightening the rules of origin in the North American Free Trade Agreement could be disruptive and hurt the competitiveness of U.S., Mexican and Canadian auto plants.... Read More »

Ford's China move casts new cloud on Mexican carmaking

1:36 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2017

A second U-turn this year by Ford in Mexico has raised the specter of Chinese competition for local carmaking, adding more economic and political pressure on the industry.... Read More »

Lotus cars may be built in China, Geely owner says

June 23, 2017 09:32 CET

Geely hopes to help Lotus to penetrate the global market, Geely owner Li Shufu said, after his company finalized a deal to buy the UK sports-car maker as part of its acquisition of Proton.... Read More »

U.S. Trade Rep Lighthizer 'troubled' by Ford's China move

10:47 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he was concerned about Ford's announcement that it will move some production of its Focus small car to China and import the vehicles to the U.S.... Read More »

Tesla exploring China car plant with Shanghai government

11:47 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

Tesla said it is exploring the possibility of establishing a Chinese manufacturing plant with the Shanghai municipal government.... Read More »

Aston Martin recalls Vantage cars over transmission software problem

June 21, 2017 09:50 CET

Aston Martin is recalling 1,658 Vantage cars after problems with a transmission software update led to incidents in China in which some cars stalled and lost power.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford’s Focus strategy to save $1B

3:30 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2017

Ford’s Focus strategy to save $1B; Ghosn goes for gold; GM Canada shutdowns; Demon allocation: The devil is in the details; Uber backtracks, OKs in-app tipping.... Read More »

 
How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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Italy June sale surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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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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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Ford's European design boss promoted to global role, source says
Ford of Europe's design director, Joel Piaskowski, has been promoted to global head of design for ca ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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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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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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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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