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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 »

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 »

 
MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2016

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MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC t ...
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Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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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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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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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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