Manufacturing

Continental appoints chief technology officer for China

May 22, 2018 14:51 CET

Continental has named veteran executive Ming Jing to fill the newly created post of head of innovation and technology for China.... Read More »

UK's Pivot Power to build EV battery network

May 22, 2018 11:27 CET

The UK company Pivot Power plans to develop a 2-gigawatt network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle charging stations in Britain.... Read More »

BMW, Toyota, Ford at odds with S. Africa over production boost plan

May 22, 2018 10:13 CET

BMW, Toyota and Ford are at odds with South Africa over its plans for them to more than double output and double their workforces in return for tax breaks.... Read More »

Q&A: ANDREA BORAGNO

How Alcantara is managing demand from U.S., China

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

Alcantara, the maker of the upmarket leather alternative material of the same name, plans to double the company's overall production capacity in Italy as demand from the U.S. and Chinese markets continues to drive sales.... Read More »

Automakers to White House: Climate change is real

6:04 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

Automakers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of light-vehicle fuel efficiency standards, saying "climate change is real."... Read More »

Suppliers team to cut camera costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

As safety agencies mandate more camera applications, the two giants bid for lower-cost solutions.... Read More »

Hyundai succumbs to pressure, scraps $8.8 billion revamp

6:45 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

Hyundai Motor Group has shelved a restructuring plan that would have given the son of its aging chairman more control of the conglomerate.... Read More »

Threat of cobalt supply crunch could hinder EV growth

9:09 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

A burgeoning risk of a supply crunch in cobalt -- a key battery metal that has more than tripled in price in two years -- poses one of the biggest threats to forecasts for rising electric vehicle adoption.... Read More »

Mahle sharpens hot-rod focus

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

The German powertrain supplier Mahle is putting more emphasis on selling its parts in the United States aftermarket with a rebranding strategy and a new name: Mahle Performance.... Read More »

Magna spending big on new technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

Magna will roll an extra $300 million into r&d over the next three years as it deepens its interest in electrification and autonomous technology.... Read More »

$1 billion in payouts for supplier price-fixing

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

As the largest price-fixing case in U.S. history winds down, one thing is clear: Auto suppliers that conspired with competitors to rig their bids are paying a hefty price.... Read More »

Supplier's quest for a better lug nut

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2018

Fastener and metal component supplier MacLean-Fogg overhauled its entire concept of invention, implementing new design-thinking processes to spur everyday innovation.... Read More »

Infineon to invest $1.9 billion in Austrian chip plant

May 19, 2018 11:19 CET

Infineon will spend 1.6 billion euros ($1.9 billion) over six years to build a new factory in Austria, in a bet on rising demand for semiconductors that go in everything from electric cars to wind turbines.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler said to plan huge production shift in Italy

May 18, 2018 13:36 CET

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne is preparing to unveil a sweeping transformation of production in Italy that will see the automaker stop building the Fiat Punto and Alfa Romeo MiTo small cars in favor of Maserati and Jeep models, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

Seating supplier Adient promotes veteran exec Fleischer to lead Europe business

May 18, 2018 13:23 CET

Seating supplier Adient has promoted veteran executive Ingo Fleischer to head its business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.... Read More »

Porsche to recall diesel SUVs over manipulated engines

May 18, 2018 14:50 CET

Porsche will recall almost 60,000 Cayenne and Macan diesel SUVs in Europe to fix manipulated engines after Germany's auto industry regulator, the KBA, found software functions that are illegal.... Read More »

Adient's future headquarters in Detroit damaged in fire

12:18 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2018

About 50 firefighters responded to a fire early Friday morning at the Marquette Building in downtown Detroit, which is undergoing a $50 million renovation to become the new headquarters for Adient Ltd.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Audi hints at Q8 styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2018

Judging from the design study, the Q8 will be a two-row crossover with a focus on style and personal luxury rather than utility.... Read More »

Lucerne International founder Gary Perina dies at 73

3:38 pm U.S. ET | May 17, 2018

Gary Perina, founder of longtime Michigan automotive parts supplier Lucerne International, died Tuesday. He was 73.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: How 87,000-lb. airlift helped rescue F-150 output

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2018

How 87,000-lb. airlift helped rescue F-150 output; M-B to restart Ala. Plant; Analyst: Tesla will need $10B; Mobileye lands AV supply deal; Britain legalizes robo-parking.... Read More »

PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel

May 17, 2018 15:01 CET

PSA has appointed executives to accelerate growth in Russia, boost sales at Opel, and improve purchasing efficiencies and synergies within the company.... Read More »

Mobileye gets self-driving tech deal for 8 million cars

May 17, 2018 08:31 CET

Mobileye has signed a contract to supply its self-driving technologies to 8 million cars at a European automaker starting in 2021, a company official told Reuters. The deal is one of the largest yet for Mobileye.... Read More »

Ford to restart F-150 output Friday following supplier fire

4:50 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2018

Ford will restart production of the F-150 at a Dearborn, Mich., factory on Friday, and a Kansas City plant by Monday, after more than a week of downtime resulting from a fire at a key parts supplier.... Read More »

Merkel tells lawmakers not to weaken auto industry

May 16, 2018 11:53 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers that it is not in Germany's interests to weaken its car industry through measures such as retrofitting diesel cars with hardware updates, which could leave automakers unable to invest in future technologies.... Read More »

EV batteries present new challenges for firefighters

7:24 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2018

Fires on electric vehicles are rare, but the volatile chemistry of their batteries and the need for special training on how to extinguish them raises new safety questions as automakers are poised to dramatically increase production.... Read More »

 
VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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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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VW Group's China sales rose 12% in April on Audi, Skoda demand
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VW, Toyota, Dacia rise as Europe sales rise 10% in April
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Russian sales rise 18% as buyers try to beat price hikes
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UK sales increase 10% amid diesel slump
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VW brand continues to recover in German market up 8%
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Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among winners as Spanish sales rise 12%
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Private demand drives Italy's 7% growth
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Hyundai, Fiat, Dacia gain as French sales rise 9%
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
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Porsche Canada gets new marketing director with digital focus
Porsche Canada has tapped Colas Henckes to be its new marketing director. ...
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Tesla hires Snapchat exec to head engineering
Tesla hired Snapchat maker Snap's vice president of monetization engineering, Stuart Bowers, as head of engineering to work on its Autopilot software and other projects. ...
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Continental appoints chief technology officer for China
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Ex-AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson is reborn as a supplier
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Seating supplier Adient promotes veteran exec Fleischer to lead Europe business
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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Russia ties stall Wolf's entry on to Porsche board
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Aston Martin recruits veteran VW Group exec to lead exterior design
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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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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
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Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
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Suppliers to the new Seat Ateca
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
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