Manufacturing

UAW leader: Time is right to 'Buy American'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

America's changing political climate has created an opportunity to revive the “Buy American” movement of the past, said UAW President Dennis Williams.... Read More »

Can tiny Key Safety digest Takata?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

Key Safety Systems is starting to look like the Mouse that Roared. The Michigan airbag maker is engaged in an uphill battle to acquire Takata Corp.... Read More »

SHARP TURN

Steering supplier JTEKT begins reinventing the wheel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

JTEKT, the world's No. 1 steering system supplier, is preparing for the day that self-steering autonomous cars make its main bread-and-butter products obsolete.... Read More »

Suppliers' mood turning up, survey finds

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

Now that the election turmoil is over, suppliers say they are more confident about business. But they are still anxious about the Trump administration's trade issues.... Read More »

Amazon could shake up parts business

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

Amazon used to be too slow to satisfy aftermarket parts customers. That's no longer the case - and parts makers are taking notice.... Read More »

Suppliers sort out Mexico options

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

Suppliers don't know what impact trade rule changes will bring - but they are thinking about alternatives.... Read More »

3-point belts protect middle seat riders, study finds

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

Three-point seat belts are effective at reducing fatalities for center rear seat passengers in cars and light trucks, a study shows. The benefit is more dramatic in passenger cars than in light trucks or SUVs.... Read More »

Mahle zooms in on wiring headaches

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

Mahle Service Solutions has launched a technology venture using wire harness data to let assembly technicians zoom to the heart of vehicle test failures.... Read More »

Denso U.S. chief seeks partners

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

Since becoming CEO of Denso's North American business last year, Kenichiro Ito has been busy reaching out to U.S. technology companies as partners. The stakes? Denso's future.... Read More »

When driverless cars call for backup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2017

Technology suppliers see redundant systems as the most logical answer to the driverless car dilemma - what happens if an autonomous drive function fails?... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Nissan gives Micra a diesel to better battle VW Polo, Ford Fiesta

Feb. 18, 2017 06:01 CET

Despite falling demand for diesels, Nissan decided to offer the powertrain in its new Micra in Europe. Nissan's head of planning, Philippe Klein, explained why in an interview with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Restoring jobs at Canadian GM plant key to new contract, union says

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

GM must restore hundreds of jobs being cut at a southern Ontario assembly plant or risk failing to reach a new contract with the factory's workers this fall, the president of Canada's largest auto workers union said on Friday.... Read More »

Cooper-Standard says Q4 net income rises 43%

11:03 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

Cooper-Standard Holdings said fourth-quarter net income rose 43 percent to $31.1 million. Sales improved 2.4 percent to $875.4 million.... Read More »

GM-PSA TALKS

Vauxhall future uncertain after GM-PSA deal and Brexit vote

Feb. 17, 2017 10:56 CET

Less than 12 months after the UK's vote to leave the EU, Vauxhall's future is uncertain as GM mulls the sale of its European arm to PSA -- a move that may have been triggered by the Brexit vote.... Read More »

DAVID SEDGWICK

BLOG: Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old idea -- becoming one-stop cockpit integrators.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost

Feb. 17, 2017 06:01 CET

The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 years and to improve the hatchback's competitiveness in the compact segment, the automaker has added so many extras to the latest model that it claims the compact has the best range of active safety technology in its class.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Ferrari will unveil fastest series car

Feb. 16, 2017 14:26 CET

Ferrari is readying the 812 Superfast, its most powerful series production car to date. The mid-engine sports car is an updated version of the F12 Berlinetta fitted with a naturally aspirated V-12 engine that produces 789 hp.... Read More »

UAW plans 'buy American' ad campaign

2:23 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2017

UAW President Dennis Williams said he is “in discussions” to produce advertisements to encourage U.S. customers to buy union-made cars manufactured in America. The idea was inspired by a revived buy American sentiment that has been growing since the 2008 recession.... Read More »

China buys auto suppliers as Takata deal looms

12:23 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2017

Chinese companies started talking a decade ago about cracking the U.S. auto market. That hasn't happened, so instead they're getting under the hoods of American cars by buying up suppliers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Layoffs slated for Toledo Jeep plant

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2017

Layoffs at Toledo Jeep plant; PSA, Opel/Vauxhall lag rivals in sales growth; Audi name on D.C. soccer field; Jaguar, Shell launch in-car payment app; FCA's Gilles in Netflix series.... Read More »

VW said to reduce Passat output in Germany due to parts shortage

Feb. 16, 2017 12:06 CET

VW has been forced to reduce production of Passat cars at its Emden plant in Germany because of a shortage of components caused by a fire at one of its suppliers, a report said.... Read More »

PSA buys Ambassador nameplate to win in India

Feb. 16, 2017 10:56 CET

PSA has bought the rights to the Ambassador nameplate as part of its plan to return to India after a 20-year absence and win over local car buyers who are unfamiliar with the Peugeot marque. The Ambassador brand is best known for the Hindustan sedan, arguably India's most famous vehicle.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: What suppliers want from Trump

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2017

What suppliers want from Trump; Plug-in to outpace original Prius?; Barra: PSA purchase of Opel, Vauxhall mutually beneficial; Hyundai teases '18 Accent; Lambo recalls $4M car.... Read More »

Tower's adjusted earnings rise 23% in Q4

12:13 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2017

Tower International reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of $56.2 million, up 23 percent from $45.9 million a year ago, while net income plummeted 88 percent for the quarter.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Barra visits Opel amid sale talks

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2017

Barra visits Opel amid sale talks; VW, Bosch deals win preliminary OK; Toyota recalls fuel-cell Mirai; Ford Focus, Audi A6 spied; 194-day supply of Buicks; Musk, man and machine.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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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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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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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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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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