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Nissan develops e-bio fuel cells for 2020

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

Nissan has developed a new fuel cell technology that replaces pressurized hydrogen with ethanol. It expects to have it on the market around 2020.... Read More »

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BMW exec: Car hacking is a familiar threat

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

BMW employs hackers to foil future hackers. But the company's larger focus is on how to make the most of next-gen connectivity.... Read More »

GM seeks to dismiss claims for recalled vehicles' lost value

3:44 pm U.S. ET | June 17, 2016

A lawyer for General Motors on Friday asked a U.S. judge to bar "unprecedented" claims on behalf of millions of customers who say their vehicles lost value because the GM brand was damaged by dozens of recalls, including one for a faulty ignition switch.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: For Europe's small cars, it's war

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2016

Ford's other small-car battlefront; Why Smart's not planning SUV; Cruze hatchback price: $22,190; Canadian supplier chats with Google, Apple; Hyundai safety tech, in song.... Read More »

Italian appeals court accepts class action against VW, report says

June 17, 2016 16:47 CET

An Italian consumer group said an appeals court in Venice had accepted a class action suit against Volkswagen over allegations dating back to 2014 that the automaker exaggerated the fuel-saving credentials of its Golf model.... Read More »

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Schaeffler sees e-clutch as key to making manual gearboxes more frugal

June 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Schaeffler is counting on the electrification of the clutch to boost the fuel economy and driving comfort of manual transmissions without a significant increase in the cost of the world's most popular gearbox.... Read More »

Rolls-Royce's concept presents brand's vision of autonomous mobility

June 17, 2016 11:30 CET

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a concept vehicle that embodies the automaker's vision of the future of luxury, autonomous mobility.... Read More »

Mitsubishi takes $480 million charge for mileage fraud

June 17, 2016 10:45 CET

Mitsubishi said it will book a charge of 50 billion yen ($480 million) this fiscal year to compensate buyers for manipulating fuel-efficiency ratings, as it admits to falsifying test data for 20 models that it sold in the past decade.... Read More »

Mini concept prepares for future without car ownership

June 16, 2016 15:39 CET

BMW's Mini brand unveiled a concepts that show their ideas for future self-driving cars.... Read More »

Next-generation Toyota Prius has solar roof for Europe, Japan

9:58 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2016

The solar panels on the roof of the upcoming Prius plug-in hybrid in Europe and Japan may also be coming to the U.S. version of the car if Toyota can overcome U.S. rollover regulations.... Read More »

Infiniti recalls 60,000 Q50 sedans globally for steering glitch

12:04 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2016

Infiniti is recalling roughly 60,000 Q50 models globally because the steering system that is key to the sedan's autonomous driving capabilities could malfunction. The recall covers 28,182 vehicles in the U.S. and 3,804 in Canada, Infiniti said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A plan to transform Volkswagen

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2016

VW plans EV push as part of major 'transformation,' U.S. judge allows more time for diesel-cheating settlement; European sales up; E-class prices slashed; AT&T touts in-car wireless.... Read More »

BMW recalls X3, X4 to repair child restraint anchor bars

5:45 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2016

BMW is recalling 188,670 X3 and X4 crossovers in the U.S. to fix potentially faulty lower anchor bars used in securing child restraint seats.... Read More »

FCA will get up to $66.5 million from Ontario for r&d, Pacifica-related training

11:21 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2016

Ontario will provide up to $85.8 million Canadian ($66.5 million) to Fiat Chrysler to help fund training and research.... Read More »

Mitsubishi used improper mileage data for other models, reports say

June 15, 2016 12:56 CET

Mitsubishi used improper fuel economy data for additional models that are no longer being sold and plans to report on the matter soon to Japan's transport ministry, local media reported today. The automaker admitted in April to overstating the fuel economy on four vehicles, including two produced for Nissan.... Read More »

Uber, seeking to boost capital, plans to raise up to $2 billion, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2016

Ride-hailing company Uber is seeking to raise $1 billion to $2 billion in a leveraged loan, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

VW's Seat sees home advantage for its connectivity focus

June 15, 2016 06:01 CET

Seat's home city of Barcelona will play a key role in the VW Group brand's strategy of offering easy and affordable connectivity to its young customer base, CEO Luca de Meo said.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler to receive $62 million from Ontario for upgrades, report says

8:41 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Ontario plans to contribute about C$80 million ($62 million) to Fiat Chrysler to cover some of the costs of upgrading its assembly plant in Windsor, the Globe and Mail reported.... Read More »

Cadillac touts Surround Vision video-recording system on CT6

1:26 pm U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Cadillac’s flagship sedan has a new set of eyes. The CT6 utilizes four of the sedan’s seven exterior cameras for a surround-view video recording system.... Read More »

Takata selling shares in automakers to raise cash

6:55 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Takata, the embattled airbag maker behind the biggest automotive safety recall, said it's selling shares it owns in automakers to raise funds as the company faces compensation claims for its defective devices.... Read More »

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BMW exec says industry ready to battle hackers and make move to 5G

June 14, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW's top executive for electronics sees car hacking as a threat the industry can deal with. The German automaker has hired talent not just to build systems resilient to hacking, but also people who are good at it.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan's ethanol fuel cell

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

Nissan develops ethanol-powered fuel cell; Takata sheds auto stocks; BMW remarketing site open to other dealers; GMC acts to prevent hot-car deaths; Steering wheel's last go-round?... Read More »

Mitsubishi Heavy to keep car stake amid fuel-testing crisis

June 14, 2016 11:08 CET

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, currently the biggest shareholder in Mitsubishi Motors, will hold onto its stake in the automaker that Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is seeking to turn around following a fuel-economy test scandal.... 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 »

How to give control back to hands-off drivers?

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

As industry engineers and designers contemplate the transition to more vehicle autonomy, they're looking especially hard at what happens when drivers take control of a car that has been in autonomous mode.... Read More »

 
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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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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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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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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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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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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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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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
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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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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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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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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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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