Executive ANE

MICHAEL MARTINEZ

Primer for the new president, if only he would listen

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

If you ask Donald Trump, he just saved thousands of U.S. jobs that big, bad Ford Motor Co. was about to move from Louisville, Ky., to Mexico. To borrow a line from his recent debate performances: Wrong.... Read More »

Jay Leno launches line of vehicle-care products

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

Jay Leno's career as a car guy is expanding beyond his well-known vehicle collection and national TV show. Jay Leno's Garage -- Advanced Vehicle Care launched Friday, Nov. 25, with a seven-piece vehicle care kit.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | ENVIRONMENT

Robert Mueller

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

As the court-appointed special settlement master, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, 72, steered the talks that produced the record-setting $14.7 billion settlement of VW's 2.0-liter diesel emissions violations in a matter of months.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | DEALER, PRIVATELY HELD

Melinda Holman

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Melinda Holman's dealership group got a lot larger this year.... Read More »

What to make of these Fiat tweets?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Why is Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks going around Europe taking photos with distressed Fiats and posting them on Twitter, claiming to be “excited about my new car”?... Read More »

NADA's Welch in congress lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Peter Welch, president of the National Automobile Dealers Association, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 10.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Ideals are at stake in the Trump era

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

We may have gotten ahead of ourselves this month by sounding off on globalization and deregulation without stopping to comment on the tenor of the U.S. election campaign we just witnessed or the character of the man who won it.... Read More »

VW charts its long journey back

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Volkswagen's global strategy pegs the U.S. as a critical market and production base, but recognizes that a full recovery there will be a long-term project at best.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | MINORITY BUSINESS

Vinnie Johnson

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

They called Vinnie Johnson the "Microwave" back in his days as the Detroit Pistons' sixth man because of his ability to spring from the bench and quickly heat up the action. Lately, Johnson, 60, appears to be using the same skills in the auto business.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | PUBLIC RELATIONS

Tony Cervone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Tony Cervone returned to General Motors in 2014, when it needed an experienced hand to guide the company and its newly minted CEO, Mary Barra, through its ignition-switch crisis.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Toyota's 7-year, 130,000-mile worldwide quest to conquer the future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Last week, Automotive News Asia Editor Hans Greimel for three days joined the Argentina leg of Toyota's Five Continents Drive, the automaker's audacious seven-year gambit to reboot its mindset toward making better cars for a new era.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | SERVICE AND PARTS

Frank Ferrara

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

How about this for a tough assignment: Launch a brand-new customer care package for a brand-new luxury brand -- Genesis -- that competes against Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Lexus, roll it out at 800 dealerships nationwide, and get noticed.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | SUPPLIERS

Amnon Shashua

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

The co-founder and chief technology officer of Mobileye stood up to Tesla's public attacks, countering that Tesla was "pushing the envelope in terms of safety" and asserting that Mobileye argued against Tesla's decision to allow its Autopilot system to offer hands-free driving.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | ADVERTISING

Tim Mahoney

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

In June, Chevrolet hit Ford where it hurts -- in the aluminum bed of the F-150 pickup.... Read More »

VW Group's Porsche and Audi brands battle for EV jobs

Nov. 28, 2016 10:52 CET

Porsche and Audi are known as fierce competitors on the racetrack, but now the VW Group brands are also locked in a battle to develop and manufacture the next generation of electric cars. Porsche appears in the ascendant as Audi struggles with the group's diesel-scandal fallout.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | SALES

Alan Batey

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

General Motors -- yes, that General Motors -- has become the industry's most unlikely model of self-discipline this year, and the results are flowing straight through to the company's bottom line.... Read More »

VW to export U.S.-built Atlas to Russia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Volkswagen will export the seven-seat Atlas crossover to Russia from the United States starting at the end of next year, a source close to the company told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Ford dives into city of tomorrow

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Ford Motor Co. wants to create futuristic urban utopias where curbsides don't get clogged with illegal parking; where eco-friendly bicycles help commuters navigate the final mile of their trips to work; and where key arteries leading into and out of downtowns aren't stifled by heavy traffic during rush hour.... Read More »

Few takers for Cadillac buyouts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Fewer than 20 of the 400 Cadillac dealerships that were offered cash to give up their franchises agreed to buyouts, leaving the brand with a fraction of the throughput enjoyed by most other luxury brands.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Ron Lamb

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Ron Lamb is leading a major revamp of Reynolds and Reynolds business model, making him an Automotive News All Star.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | PURCHASING

Steve Kiefer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

After hitting a low point in 2013, General Motors' relations with suppliers are on the upswing. In May, Planning Perspectives Inc.'s annual purchasing report card gave GM, one of the six biggest automakers, a significantly better grade. Much of the credit goes to Steve Kiefer, who was named purchasing chief in 2014.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | FINANCE & INSURANCE

Rodolfo Dominguez and Johan Swart

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Daimler's U.S. captive finance arm, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, completed a $150 million project this past spring to replace its legacy contract management systems with updated technology.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | REMARKETING

Jim Hallet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Jim Hallett has made safe, accident-free environments at physical auction sites a top priority at KAR Auction, the parent company of ADESA.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Mark Reuss

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

General Motors' product development chief Mark Reuss, 53, is not afraid to take chances -- and it's paying off.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | MANUFACTURING

Yoshi Yamane

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Yoshi Yamane is reinventing one of the things Honda does best: flexible manufacturing, making him an Automotive News All Star.... Read More »

 
Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Strong business demand boosts Italian sales
Italian new-car registrations rose 9.8 percent in October as strong demand from business buyers exce ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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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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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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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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