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Ford's F-150 police pickup packs 375 hp

1:53 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2017

Ford, seeking to add to its dominant position in the police vehicle market, has developed the industry's first pursuit-rated pickup, offering 375 hp.... Read More »

Buick cuts Regal base price by $2,000

10:00 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2017

The Regal Sportback, a hatchback that is replacing the Regal sedan for 2018, will start at $25,915, including shipping, with a base 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine.... Read More »

Mercedes targets quad-bike loving wealthy with luxury pickup

3:55 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2017

Mercedes-Benz is stretching its refined image with its first ever pickup truck, betting that upscale car buyers are ready for an open-bed hauler with leather seats, oak trim and Autobahn handling.... Read More »

Jag fills E-Pace with connectivity, safety

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

Jaguar's performance-oriented E-Pace compact crossover will sit in one of the market's hottest segments with a starting price under $40,000, and loaded with connectivity and safety features.... Read More »

A8's new controls help driver keep eyes on the road

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

Audi is redesigning its human-machine interfaces across its lineup, beginning with the A8, to incorporate haptic feedback, which the brand views as an added safety measure.... Read More »

JOERN BUSS

Does Volvo's move represent an irresistible force?

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

For Volvo and the industry, there may be no turning back from a future not based on internal combustion engines.... Read More »

Hyundai's N division works on its Golf game

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2017

The first production vehicle to come out of Hyundai's N performance line is a hot hatch aimed squarely at Volkswagen's Golf GTI, but not at Americans.... Read More »

Honda resculpts Accord to counter sedan slump

11:15 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2017

Honda is taking the gloves off in the battle between cars and crossovers by introducing a redesigned 2018 Accord sedan that promises crisp styling, a trio of modern powertrains and numerous upscale features.... Read More »

Honda's retooled Accord charges into slumping sedan market

11:15 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2017

Honda today will unveil its newest-generation Accord, one of four re-engineered midsize sedans that Asian automakers are betting on to win U.S. market share.... Read More »

Kia unveils more photos of small Stonic crossover

1:50 pm U.S. ET | July 13, 2017

Kia released more photos of the new subcompact Stonic crossover from Korea. The Stonic is a likely competitor for the Nissan Juke and Toyota's quirky C-HR.... Read More »

House panel expected to unveil self-driving car legislation soon

6:48 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2017

House Republicans expect to introduce bills later this week that would bar states from setting their own rules for self-driving cars and take other steps to remove obstacles to putting such vehicles on the road, a spokeswoman said.... Read More »

China's Baidu faces probe after CEO tests driverless car on public roads

7:13 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

Baidu, China's biggest search engine provider, is under investigation to determine whether it broke any laws after its CEO tested a driverless car on public roads.... Read More »

Hyundai drops Azera in U.S., skips '18 model year for Veloster

4:31 pm U.S. ET | July 5, 2017

Hyundai is trimming its U.S. car lineup as it gears up for the Kona subcompact crossover coming early next year. The stylish near-luxury Azera sedan is being dropped at the end of the 2017 model year after a decadelong trend of declining sales.... Read More »

Tesla adds mobile techs for Model 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2017

Tesla is relying on its mobile program to fill the gaps of a slow-growing service center network.... Read More »

Audi to use Valeo's stop-start technology in sports coupe, report says

11:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2017

Luxury carmaker Audi will introduce Valeo's micro-hybrid "stop-and-start" systems in its RS5 sports coupe, sources told Reuters.... Read More »

BMW to streamline car equipment levels to pay for r&d

10:46 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2017

BMW will streamline its manufacturing process, offering fewer variants of engines and equipment, to offset high r&d spending through 2019, the German carmaker's finance chief said.... Read More »

Toyota's Kentucky plant launches 2018 Camry

4:11 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2017

Toyota launched production of the re-engineered 2018 Camry at its plant in Kentucky, which is undergoing a major overhaul to move the sedan to the company's new global architecture.... Read More »

Ford hatching Ranger Raptor variant, spy photos show

12:16 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2017

Ford is hatching plans for a Raptor performance variant of the forthcoming Ranger midsize pickup, based on spy photos taken near the company's product development center in Michigan.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Progress on the road to autonomy

12:43 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2017

It's going to be many years, decades perhaps, until self-driving vehicles integrate safely onto the nation's roads and transport passengers 100 percent safely 100 percent of the time.... Read More »

Ford hikes Expedition pricing across all trims

12:26 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2017

The Ford Expedition's first redesign in 20 years will be priced $4,500 to $8,500 more than the current model.... Read More »

Next-gen BMW X3 to be lighter, offer M Performance trim

10:00 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

The redesigned 2018 BMW X3 will go on sale at U.S. dealerships in November underpinned by a new architecture and with a new M Performance model.... Read More »

VIDEO: Hands-free demo: Amazon's Alexa brings a Hyundai to life

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

Online retailing giant Amazon plans to expand into the auto industry by turning Alexa, its voice-enabled intelligent personal assistant, into a virtual passenger. Automotive News reporter Michael Wayland demonstrates some of the current “skills” offered by automakers that allow owners to command Alexa to perform traditional key fob functions such as remote start and unlocking a vehicle.... Read More »

Jaguar's compact E-Pace crossover coming in '18

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

The E-Pace compact crossover will become Jaguar's second utility vehicle next year, after the F-Pace. A third crossover, the battery-powered I-Pace, will join Jaguar's lineup after the E-Pace, but also next year.... Read More »

Kia pads crossover family with tiny Stonic

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

The subcompact Stonic, based on the same new small crossover platform as the Hyundai Kona, will slot below the Sportage in Kia's CUV lineup.... Read More »

Honda previews 2018 Accord

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

Honda is determined to make the midsize car engaging again with its next-generation Accord.... Read More »

 
How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12 2017

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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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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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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