Future Product

MICHAEL MARTINEZ

Moray Callum's retro ride

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Moray Callum, Ford chief designer, is cruising around in a 1976 Bronco SUV as he oversees design of the nameplate's 2020 revival.... Read More »

FCA's sedan plans stall amid trade tumult

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

After Fiat Chrysler dealers sell down their current stocks of remaining Dodge Darts and Chrysler 200 sedans, those segments may stay vacant for a while on their lots.... Read More »

DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Hits and misses of the Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Our Los Angeles reporter, David Undercoffler, braved Detroit's winter elements and numerous potholes to take a look at what went well at the auto show -- and what didn't.... Read More »

Cars matter after all

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Their volumes may be declining, but sedans -- along with their coupe and hatchback cousins -- still sell by the millions each year and will continue to do so for years.... Read More »

WHOATOWN

Brands push boundaries at the Detroit auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Detroit's auto show traditionally sounds the opening bell for the new year. This year, it showed brands stretching into new segments and testing new design cues.... Read More »

Volvo hopes V90 can stir wagon love

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2017

In the midst of a revival, Volvo is going back to its roots: station wagons.... Read More »

Autonomous drive gets closer -- meaning what?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2017

Carmakers got more specific about timing for self-driving vehicles as they discussed their plans this month at CES in Las Vegas and the Detroit auto show. Most forecasts of showroom-ready, fully autonomous vehicles now fall within a five-year range, but there are varying definitions to sort through.... Read More »

DAVE VERSICAL

BLOG: Why automakers must respect the spirit of cooperation at auto shows

3:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2017

Inside baseball? Or Ford's slap at the spirit of cooperation that holds big auto shows together?... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Collaboration, flexibility key to auto industry future, experts say

2:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

Three industry executives tasked with inventing the world of tomorrow say they grapple with the immediate challenges on the road ahead.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and eye-popping concepts. That said, a few vehicles in the show are important and significant.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The most important vehicles at the 2017 Detroit auto show

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

The 2017 edition of the North American International Auto Show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and eye-popping concepts. But several vehicles in the show are important and significant.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford Motor wants to change the world -- again

9:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

More than a century after Henry Ford put the world on wheels, his great-grandson, Bill Ford, is attempting to reinvent mobility. Ford's executive chairman is moving Ford beyond selling cars and trucks to investing heavily in mobility services like ride-sharing.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Mercedes design ethic blends hot and cool

6:48 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Gorden Wagener, Mercedes-Benz design chief, says designers like him are always thinking in the future.... Read More »

Ford executive says Smart Mobility unit guards against downturn

10:28 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

The head of Ford's newly created Smart Mobility subsidiary says its investments and expansion into ride-sharing and other services will help the automaker guard against the next economic downturn.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Look out Jeep Wrangler, here comes the new Ford Bronco

12:28 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

For the first time since the mid-1970s, Jeep's Wrangler is going to have some real and very likely tough competition.... Read More »

SHORT CIRCUIT

Is the industry zooming toward a battery shortage?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Automakers are under increasing pressure to electrify their powertrains to meet toughening global emissions regulations. The big question is whether there will be enough battery cells available in the next decade to meet the projected fast-rising demand.... Read More »

CES showcases auto suppliers and startups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

CES has become the show where startups and suppliers come to convince the world -- and the rest of the auto industry -- that they are on the cutting edge.... Read More »

COOL TECH

What was cool at CES

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

The trade show formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show is arguably one of the most important auto shows of the year, with suppliers and automakers convening in this city of glitz to show off their most forward-thinking ideas.... Read More »

Bentley hikes hp on Continental with SS variant

3:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2017

Bentley's latest addition to its revered Supersports nameplate is the automaker's fastest production vehicle yet. The 2017 Bentley Continental Supersports builds off of the 2009 Supersports model and adds even more power.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Is Nissan's Qashqai coming to U.S.?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2017

It's a wonder the compact-ish Nissan Qashqai crossover has managed to stay out of the U.S. this long, having been a best-seller in Nissan's lineup elsewhere in the world since 2006.... Read More »

2017 Bentley Continental Supersports: 700 hp and 750 pounds-feet of luxury

12:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2017

Bentley has dropped details on its latest and most powerful Continental -- the Supersports. The Anglo-German automaker claims it is the fastest and most powerful four-seat luxury car ever, backing those claims up with a whole lot of horsepower and torque.... Read More »

2017 CES

Mercedes-Benz preps vehicle powered by artificial intelligence

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2017

Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce a production car powered by artificial intelligence in the next year as part of a collaboration with chip-maker NVIDIA.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Fiat Chrysler, a master of showmanship, will be quiet in Detroit

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2017

One of the auto industry's historic master auto showmen has almost nothing new to show at this year's Detroit auto show. To quote the president-elect: Sad!... Read More »

2017 CES

Smart windshields seen as the new ad billboard inside a car

9:24 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2017

The next frontier in digital advertising may be the windshield. Automakers, technology companies and glass manufacturers are teaming up to turn the display that graces the front of an iPhone into the windshield of a car -- one that can show ads, directions and vehicle information to the person behind the wheel.... Read More »

VW will offer sporty trim package on Atlas crossover

9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2017

Volkswagen plans to add a sporty “R-Line” trim package to its new Atlas, a three-row crossover due to arrive in U.S. dealerships this spring, the company said today.... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

image
It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
 Read More ›

Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

image
While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
 Read More ›

Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

image
Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
 Read More ›

The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

image
Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
 Read More ›

The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

image
The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
 Read More ›

In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

image
Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
 Read More ›

Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

image
I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
 Read More ›

London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

image
The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
 Read More ›

VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

image
In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
 Read More ›

Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

image
Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
 Read More ›

Newsletters & Alerts
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
image
Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
 Read More ›
image
Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
 Read More ›
Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
 Read More ›
image
UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
 Read More ›
image
German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
 Read More ›
image
Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
 Read More ›
image
Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
 Read More ›
image
French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
 Read More ›
image
Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
 Read More ›
image
Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
 Read More ›
image
Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
 Read More ›
image
Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
 Read More ›
image
Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
 Read More ›
image
Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
 Read More ›
image
Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
 Read More ›
image
Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
 Read More ›
image
Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
 Read More ›
image
Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
 Read More ›
image
Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
 Read More ›
image
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. ...
 Read More ›
image
Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
 Read More ›