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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 »

Former Texas dealer fails in bid to overturn U.S. money laundering sentence

12:31 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2016

A suburban Dallas ex-dealer has failed to overturn his 188-month prison term in a money laundering conspiracy that enabled drug dealers, pimps and other criminals to pay cash for luxury vehicles without reporting the transactions to the IRS.... Read More »

Nissan likely to send former tech chief to lead reform at Mitsubishi, report says

1:39 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Nissan, which plans to spend $2.2 billion on a one-third controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors, aims to place its former global tech chief in charge of reform at its smaller rival, which is mired in a fuel economy data scandal, sources told Reuters.... Read More »

Ford seeks partnerships as it looks beyond car-making

1:29 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the automaker would look for more partnerships with other companies as it moves to expand beyond manufacturing and selling cars and trucks.... Read More »

Mitsubishi Motors president leaves amid fuel economy scandal, report says

4:03 pm U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

The president of Mitsubishi Motors is stepping down amid a fuel economy scandal that surfaced in April, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. Tetsuro Aikawa's post will be filled by Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko, the report said.... Read More »

German state refused to clear VW management but relented, report says

11:04 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Volkswagen shareholder Lower Saxony wanted to withhold its backing for the carmaker's top management at a supervisory board meeting but relented to avoid further damaging the company, a source close to the German federal state told Reuters.... Read More »

GM reviewing dealer sales metric in wake of legal setback

3:15 pm U.S. ET | May 12, 2016

General Motors is reviewing the way it measures dealer sales effectiveness following last week’s court ruling in New York that deemed the company’s current system unfair, a top executive said.... Read More »

FCA shakes up purchasing, quality staffs

12:36 pm U.S. ET | May 10, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has shaken up its global purchasing and quality management teams, as well as the executives charged with overseeing those areas in North America. FCA named Scott Thiele, 46, its former vice president of global product finance, as its new global head of purchasing.... Read More »

Nissan adds a sustainability chief

1:29 pm U.S. ET | May 10, 2016

Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the Japanese carmaker on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency.... Read More »

Porsche picks new r&d chief as suspended Hatz quits

10:02 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Porsche AG's supervisory board has appointed Michael Steiner as new head of r&d, replacing Wolfgang Hatz who will leave the sports-car maker at his own request.... Read More »

Ito named CEO of Denso International America

3:53 pm U.S. ET | April 29, 2016

Kenichiro Ito has been named CEO of Denso International America as part of several top management changes at the Japanese auto parts supplier, the company said in a press release.... Read More »

Volvo announces 3 regional executive moves in U.S.

10:28 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Volvo Car USA has announced three executive changes in its regional structure effective May 1.... Read More »

Former CEO of Larry H. Miller Group buys his own store

3:03 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2016

The former CEO of Larry H. Miller Group of Cos., Greg Miller, has purchased his own dealership, the former Bob Baker Toyota in Lemon Grove, Calif., outside San Diego.... Read More »

Apple hires Tesla engineer to head car project, report says

11:23 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

Apple hired former Tesla Motors vice president of vehicle engineering Chris Porritt to work on "special projects" related to the tech giant’s electric car initiative, website Electrek reported today.... Read More »

Musk ahead of pace to profit from Tesla stock options

4:04 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Elon Musk is ahead of schedule to get a huge payday from Tesla Motors even though he earns less than $40,000 in annual salary.... Read More »

Akebono lands new U.S. CEO from Mahle Behr

4:20 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Akebono Brake has named former Mahle Behr executive Wilm Uhlenbecker as its U.S. CEO, replacing interim CEO Kanji Miyajima. Uhlenbecker was president of air conditioning and engine cooling supplier Mahle Behr America Inc.... Read More »

Hitachi Automotive Systems names new CEO for U.S. unit

4:14 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Hitachi Automotive Systems America announced today the promotion of Paul Carroll to president and CEO. He's the first non-Japanese to serve in the role.... Read More »

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BLOG: Women auto leaders honored during NADA events

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2016

Why aren't there more women in the auto industry? There is no simple answer, but it was nice to see several honored with “atta girl” pats on the back at events held during the NADA conference, here in Las Vegas this weekend.... Read More »

Ratan Tata, unbridled at 78, meets his young self in startups

9:48 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2016

For all of Ratan Tata's success, his early years at Tata were fraught with frustration because nobody at the empire founded by his great grandfather in 1868 would listen to his new ideas. Since he retired in 2012, he's been devoting himself to startups.... Read More »

Six former GM lawyers linked to ignition scandal will keep law licenses, report says

12:45 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

Six former General Motors lawyers who were let go over their roles in the automaker’s ignition-switch controversy will keep their Michigan law licenses, according to a news report.... Read More »

Porsche's 20-year plan is a gamble on efficiency, starting with the Macan

6:35 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2016

Porsche introduced three model upgrades -- the 911R, 718 Boxster and an efficient four-cylinder Macan -- along with its new president of North America, Klaus Zellmer.... Read More »

Nissan promotes North American managers on several fronts

1:48 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2016

Nissan is giving several of its key managers in the U.S., Mexico and Canada more authority as it enters the final 12-month stretch of its global Power 88 business plan to increase profits and grow market share.... Read More »

Father of Audi TT roadster has big design plans for Hyundai, Kia

10:46 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2016

Hyundai Motor Group wants to be known for world-class -- not just cheap -- cars, and one of Germany's top designers is helping lead its transformation. Peter Schreyer, a president of the company that controls Kia and Hyundai, made his mark at VW, where he began his career.... Read More »

 
Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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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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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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