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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development

11:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2016

Visteon said today it appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler AG as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) development.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan to replace powertrain chief as problems mount, report says

9:58 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2016

The Renault-Nissan alliance is replacing its top executive in charge of combining the carmakers' engines and gearboxes, sources told Reuters, as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration so far.... Read More »

PHILIP NUSSEL

BLOG: Hyundai from inside Seoul headquarters

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

For anyone with even a remote interest in the inner workings of Hyundai Motor at its Seoul headquarters, Frank Ahrens' recently published book, Seoul Man, is truly an essential read.... Read More »

Chase names CEO for Auto Finance

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

JPMorgan Chase & Co. named Mark O'Donovan, a 20-year Chase veteran, CEO of Auto Finance, effective immediately, a spokesman told Automotive News. He succeeds Thasunda Duckett, who became CEO of Consumer Banking in September.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: The crossover had an early fan in Martin Leach

4:22 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2016

I don't know if Martin Leach was a product visionary, but he was certainly capable of visionary analysis.... Read More »

Auto industry cyber security group hires Boeing veteran

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2016

The organization that automakers in the U.S. created to cope with cyber security threats said today it has hired a former Boeing executive as its leader.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: FCA keeps switching quality chiefs, but problems linger

2:06 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2016

Doug Betts, Matt Liddane and Scott Garberding all are talented executives with long, successful resumes, yet none has been able to turn around FCA's laggard reputation when it comes to quality. FCA's troubles with Consumer Reports continued unabated in results announced today.... Read More »

Vinnie Johnson's Piston Group closes on $175 million deal for Takata subsidiary

3:27 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

U.S. auto supplier Piston Group closed today on the $175 million acquisition of Takata subsidiary Irvin Automotive. The acquisition adds Irvin's interiors manufacturing operations to Piston's assembly and sequencing business... Read More »

Marchionne cancels Paris auto show appearance

9:16 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has cancelled his appearance at the Paris auto show, a spokesperson for the carmaker said on Tuesday without giving any details.... Read More »

Eric Peterson, GM's diversity VP, will retire Oct. 1

4:09 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

Eric Peterson, General Motors' vice president of U.S. diversity dealer relations, will retire effective Oct. 1. A successor for the 40-year GM veteran has not been named, a GM spokesman said.... Read More »

Visteon elects former Bright House Networks president to board

3:57 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2016

Visteon said today former Bright House Networks LLC President Nomi Bergman has been elected to its board of directors, effective Oct. 1.... Read More »

Robot-car ethics need urgent societal review, Bill Ford says

3:04 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2016

The great-grandson of Henry Ford called on the auto industry and public institutions to address ethical issues emerging in a world where robot cars will make life-and-death decisions in roadway crashes -- and to do it soon.... Read More »

Ford board adds Weinberg, former Goldman Sachs vice chairman

3:43 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2016

Ford said it named John Weinberg to its board of directors, effective Oct. 1. Weinberg, 59, will serve on Ford's nominating and governance, sustainability and innovation and finance committees.... Read More »

GM joins White House initiative to address gender pay gap

11:46 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

General Motors, the first U.S. automaker to have a female CEO, is among more than two dozen companies that added their names to a White House pledge to study gender pay gaps among their employees.... Read More »

Hillary Clinton pitches tax changes, infrastructure investment in Detroit area speech

10:34 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton cast a distinct tone from her Republican rival for president, highlighting Detroit's post-bankruptcy momentum and painting herself as the candidate of income fairness and middle-class workers.... Read More »

Geitner replaces Rowe as head of Cox's Media Solutions Group

3:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2016

Cox Automotive named Brian Geitner to replace Jared Rowe as president of its Media Solutions Group, where Geitner will lead Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Dealer.com.... Read More »

Leuliette wins temporary halt to Visteon lawsuit; case will go to arbitration

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

Former Visteon CEO Tim Leuliette appeared to win an early round in litigation with his former employer, after U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg in Detroit agreed to temporarily halt Visteon's lawsuit against him in a severance pay dispute that could be worth $40 million.... Read More »

Ford's Samardzich named to board of JCI spinoff, Adient

11:18 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Barb Samardzich, who last month announced plans to retire as COO at Ford of Europe, has been named to the board of Adient, the seating and interiors company being spun off from supplier Johnson Controls Inc.... Read More »

Automotive Hall of Fame mulls move to downtown Detroit

11:49 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

After nearly 20 years in Dearborn, Mich., the Automotive Hall of Fame's president says it's time to move the museum to downtown Detroit.... Read More »

Ford appoints new Europe COO, makes treasurer Smart Mobility CFO

9:55 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Ford today appointed a new Europe COO and expanded its corporate treasurer's role to include financial oversight of its recently created Smart Mobility subsidiary. Ford also said Barb Samardzich, 57, is retiring Oct. 1 as vice president and COO of Ford of Europe.... Read More »

FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy

3:45 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, exactly seven years after arriving to work for the former Fiat S.p.A. in the US.... 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 »

Apple hires architect of BMW and Mercedes satellite navigation systems

4:18 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2016

Apple has hired Sinisa Durekovic, a software engineer who led the development of satellite navigation systems used by luxury carmakers including BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.... Read More »

Former GM executive Darwin Clark dies

2:40 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Darwin Clark, a General Motors executive who held key senior management positions at Buick and Oldsmobile and in GM's overseas operations from the 1980s to the early 2000s, died Tuesday. He was 76.... Read More »

Molinaroli will lead JCI-Tyco for 18 months; successor named

1:44 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2016

Johnson Controls Inc. CEO Alex Molinaroli, who has steered his company away from the automotive seating and interiors businesses during his two-and-a-half-year tenure, will serve as CEO for the combined JCI-Tyco International for 18 months.... Read More »

 
BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

Yang Jian
5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2018

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Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them ha ...
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How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3 2018

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Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely p ...
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Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29 2017

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant. ...
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Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23 2017

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Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed. ...
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Conti exec learns when art tops science

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 2017

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Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. ...
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PSA got a bargain with Opel, former GM Europe boss says

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19 2017

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PSA got a "good deal" when it bought General Motors' European operations, Opel/Vauxhall, says Nick R ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Western European registrations fell 5% in December
Western European registrations fell 5 percent in December, which had two fewer selling days than a y ...
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UK sales drop most since recession on Brexit, diesel fears
UK registrations fell nearly 6 percent in 2017 in their biggest annual slide since the global recess ...
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Spain's 2017 sales get big boost from discounting
Spanish new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent last year, although dealers said the increase was helped ...
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German sales rose nearly 3% in 2017 as diesel demand plunged
German new-car sales rose nearly 3 percent last year but fell 1 percent in December on fewer selling ...
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Renault, Lada, Hyundai-Kia poised to gain from Russia's new stability
Russia's strengthening auto market is good news for automakers such as Renault-Nissan and its Russia ...
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Incentives push Italy's 2017 sales to eight-year high
Italian new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent in 2017 as incentives helped push demand to its highest ...
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EVs and hybrids accounted for more than half of Norway's new-car sales in 2017
Sales of electrified cars exceeded half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by ge ...
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French 2017 sales rise nearly 5% but diesel share falls below 50%
French registrations rose by nearly 5 percent in 2017, led by increases of more than 10 percent at S ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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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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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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Rolls-Royce sales chief Knight leaves automaker
Rolls-Royce said its sales and marketing director, Fintan Knight, has left the company to pursue oth ...
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Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround
PSA named industry veteran Stephen Norman to lead its UK Vauxhall brand, just days after the automak ...
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PSA promotes Germany boss Chopelin to lead global sales and marketing
PSA promoted its Germany boss, Alberic Chopelin, to head global sales and marketing operations, incl ...
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VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division
VW brand is creating an e-mobility division as it seeks to be the leader in mass-market electric car ...
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VW taps Skoda's UK boss to lead U.S. sales
VW of America has tapped Skoda's UK boss Duncan Movassaghi to take over sales operations for the VW brand in the U.S. ...
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VW brand loses U.S. sales chief amid sales decline
Ron Stach, who has headed U.S. sales for the VW brand for nearly two years, has left the automaker. ...
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BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief
BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations. ...
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PSA replaces China chief amid sales slump
PSA named new chiefs for its China and Latin America regions as part of a management shuffle. The mo ...
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Gestamp elevates CFO Pena to CEO
Spanish metal parts supplier Gestamp said it named Francisco Lopez Pena as CEO. ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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