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Flying taxi start-up hires designer behind modern Mini, Fiat 500

4:12 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2018

Lilium, a startup with ambitions to put electric "flying taxis" in the air next decade, has hired Frank Stephenson, the designer behind several iconic cars such as the Mini, Fiat 500 and McLaren P1.... Read More »

Tesla management churn toughens test of Musk's management chops

4:55 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2018

The recent spate of executive departures from Tesla is raising what were already high stakes for CEO Elon Musk, who is in the midst of a crucially important attempt to mass produce vehicles.... Read More »

Toyota promotes female executive to top management level

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018

Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. Last month, she was promoted to the second-highest job at the luxury Lexus division, becoming the only woman among the automaker's top 53 managers.... Read More »

Former Toyota President Tatsuro Toyoda dies at 88

7:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2018

Tatsuro Toyoda, the second son of Toyota Motor Corp.'s founder and whose short tenure as the company president in the 1990s was marked by health issues, has died at 88.... Read More »

Cordray announces bid for Ohio governor after leaving CFPB

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2017

Richard Cordray, whose resignation as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sparked a battle over the agency’s leadership, said he’s running for governor of Ohio.... Read More »

Volvo's new North America CEO hits the road in first month on the job

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2017

Anders Gustafsson, Volvo Cars' newly minted CEO of North America, spent little time in the office during his first month on the job.... Read More »

Lear CEO Simoncini resigns; seating boss Ray Scott is successor

7:03 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

Lear CEO Matt Simoncini is stepping down, effective Feb. 28, ending a six-year run in the company's top job. Ray Scott, president of the supplier's seating unit, will replace Simoncini.... Read More »

Cordray to resign from CFPB, may run for Ohio governor

11:59 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2017

Richard Cordray plans to step down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the controversial consumer watchdog created by President Obama following the 2008-09 financial crisis, amid growing speculation that he will run for governor of Ohio as a Democrat.... Read More »

GM to combine Asian, Latin American operations as it ramps up electric

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017

GM said it will combine operations outside of China and North America into a new organization based in Detroit, further scaling back its presence in money-losing markets.... Read More »

Ford CEO plans to share vision with UAW before Wall Street

10:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2017

Before he lays out his plans for Ford to Wall Street analysts and investors, new CEO Jim Hackett is going to share his vision for the automaker with leaders of the UAW.... Read More »

Lear's Simoncini namechecks competitors at museum benefit in Detroit

10:49 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

Matt Simoncini shouted above the noisy crowd at a fundraiser he was sponsoring last week for the Motown Museum in Detroit. "Delphi! Delphi! Anybody here from Delphi!"... Read More »

Ford Foundation to open Detroit office after 64-year hiatus

8:55 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2017

The Ford Foundation is preparing to open its first office in Detroit since leaving the Motor City in 1953 as it ramps up a major initiative to invest in affordable housing.... Read More »

Ford Motor Co.'s CEOs since 1979

12:44 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Ford Motor Co. CEOs since the resignation of Henry Ford II in October 1979.... Read More »

OMARI GARDNER

BLOG: Why Fields' departure echoes Nasser's past

12:55 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

The circumstances leading to the departures of Jacques Nasser and Mark Fields aren't exactly the same, but the execs' goals had some common threads.... Read More »

Analysts react to Ford leadership changes

9:59 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Analysts, experts and industry insiders respond to the management shake-up atop Ford.... Read More »

Cox Automotive names Smoke to replace retiring Webb as chief economist

12:00 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2017

Cox Automotive has hired a 21-year veteran of the housing industry to take over as its chief economist. Jonathan Smoke succeeds Tom Webb, who will retire on June 30.... Read More »

Italian police foil plot to steal Enzo Ferrari's body

10:15 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2017

Italian investigators said on Tuesday they had foiled a plot to steal the body of legendary Formula One racing pioneer Enzo Ferrari and demand a ransom.... Read More »

JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: Autos a no-show on list of advertising stars

3:02 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2017

Advertising Age, a sister publication to Automotive News, published its annual “40 Under 40” list of standout individuals. Not one was from the auto industry.... Read More »

Toyota promotes Carter, Fay, Hollis, Laukes

11:31 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

Toyota is elevating some of its key people in North America as part of an annual executive shuffle. Bob Carter will have responsibility for sales, marketing, distribution and customer service for the Toyota and Lexus brands in North America.... Read More »

Senate confirms Pruitt, giving EPA foe control of agency

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

The Senate narrowly confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, positioning the fierce critic of Obama-era climate rules to immediately begin undoing them.... Read More »

Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2017

Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC on Thursday named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the diversified auto parts supplier's motor parts division.... Read More »

Ford criticizes immigration ban, says no employees affected

11:32 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

In response to President Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Ford CEO Mark Fields told employees in a video message Monday that the automaker “will not support any policies” counter to its values of respect for all people.... Read More »

Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering

2:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2017

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis Kalanick and help grow the company's self-driving car program.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific

3:47 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Pacific, excluding China.... Read More »

GM board member Marinello steps down to take helm at Hertz

10:39 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2016

Kathryn Marinello, a General Motors board member tapped last week to become CEO of Hertz Global Holdings, has resigned from the automaker's board effective immediately.... Read More »

 
Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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VW, Toyota, Dacia rise as Europe sales rise 10% in April
VW, Toyota and Dacia all saw their European sales rise sharply in April, outpacing a market that gre ...
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Russian sales rise 18% as buyers try to beat price hikes
New-car sales in Russia rose 18 percent in April, as consumers hastened purchases anticipating that ...
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UK sales increase 10% amid diesel slump
UK registrations rose 10 percent in April, reflecting a poor performance in the same month last year ...
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VW brand continues to recover in German market up 8%
VW brand continued to recover in its German home market last month with a 15 percent increase in reg ...
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Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among winners as Spanish sales rise 12%
New-car registrations in Spain increased 12 percent in April, with Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among the ...
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Private demand drives Italy's 7% growth
New-car sales in Italy rose 6. ...
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Hyundai, Fiat, Dacia gain as French sales rise 9%
French registrations rose 9 percent in April, led by strong gains at Dacia, Hyundai, Kia, Fiat and D ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
Europe's premium automakers are diversifying drivetrain and body style choices in the core midsize s ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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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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Adient pick veteran exec Fleischer to lead EMEA unit
Seating supplier Adient has promoted veteran executive Ingo Fleischer to head its business in Europe ...
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PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel
PSA has appointed executives to accelerate growth in Russia, boost sales at Opel, and improve purcha ...
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Aston Martin recruits veteran VW Group exec to lead exterior design
Aston Martin has recruited Tobias Suehlmann from VW Group's Bugatti brand as its chief exterior desi ...
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Mazda names Americas head Marumoto next CEO
Mazda named Americas chief Akira Marumoto its new CEO as the automaker -- with its limited r&d budge ...
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Rolls-Royce's former engineering chief joins Borgward
Borgward appointed Philip Koehn, former director of engineering at Rolls-Royce, as its chief technol ...
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will ...
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will ...
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VW's Electrify America subsidiary replaces CEO
VW of America has cut the cord with its former head of sales in the U.S. ...
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Ex-Opel CEO Neumann will join California-based EV startup
Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann will join California-based EV startup Evelozcity, which is run b ...
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Tesla's Autopilot chief steps down after two years
Tesla's Autopilot chief, Jim Keller, has left the company, the latest in a rash of executive departu ...
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imagi ...
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imagi ...
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Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge
Hyundai sees Europe as a key market for its Nexo fuel cell car because the region has more advanced ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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Suppliers to the new Seat Ateca
Assembly of the all-new Seat Ateca began in April 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group's plant in Kvasiny ...
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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