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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 »

Ex-Ford boss Mulally in mix for secretary of state, Trump adviser says

9:07 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump's short list for secretary of state has grown, with former Ford CEO Alan Mulally now under consideration for the job as the nation's top diplomat, a top adviser said today.... Read More »

Mulally met with Trump

11:17 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump met with former Ford CEO Alan Mulally on Thursday afternoon, according to a spokesman for Trump's transition team.... Read More »

Trump picks foe of Obama climate agenda to run 'out-of-control' EPA

9:23 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump officially announced his intent to tap Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator, saying Pruitt will “reverse” the agency's “out-of-control anti-energy agenda.”... Read More »

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 »

 
German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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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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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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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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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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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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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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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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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 Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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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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