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PETER SIGAL

BLOG: Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2018

Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a compact four-wheeled chassis for electric mobility, and the Bio-hybrid, a lightweight four-wheel pedicycle.... Read More »

Ford revives Mustang Cobra Jet for 50th anniversary

2:25 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2018

The automaker said the new Cobra Jet will be the fastest Mustang to ever come from the factory, with a quarter-mile time of about 8.5 seconds and a top speed of more than 150 mph.... Read More »

Crossovers, EVs will rule Beijing show

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

When global automakers descend on Beijing next week for Auto China, they will be focused on two white-hot vehicle segments: crossovers and EVs.... Read More »

Developing Jaguar's I-Pace required tough choices

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

Wolfgang Ziebart has a pretty good idea of what a Jaguar needs to be.... Read More »

'Holy grail' platform coming into Focus

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

The new Focus compact that rolled out in London and China last week debuts Ford's global version of Volkswagen's much acclaimed MQB modular architecture, a central element of Ford's stated aim to achieve $4 billion in engineering efficiencies over the next five years.... Read More »

It sure sounds like a 707-hp Ram to us

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

If FCA US isn't planning to make a production version of its Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel TRX concept ... well, it certainly fooled us.... Read More »

McLaren's 720S: Check out all that luggage space

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

The wizards at McLaren Automotive made an interesting discovery during the lifespan of their 650S supercar: Many of the car's wealthy owners used it as a daily driver.... Read More »

MOBILITY REPORT

BLOG: Facebook's privacy problem in the era of self-driving cars

11:44 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2018

The real data challenge carmakers will face isn't faceless hackers, it's the situation Facebook is answering for: business partners and suppliers playing fast and loose with the data they are supposed to be guarding.... Read More »

Aeronautics, baby Navigator and better grip: What people are saying about Lincoln Aviator

10:30 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2018

Here is a roundup of initial Aviator reaction from the automotive media.... Read More »

Next Defender likely to stick to boxy roots

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018

During the opening of Jaguar Land Rover's new U.S. headquarters in Mahwah, N.J., the company peeled the curtain back just a little on the iconic off-road vehicle.... Read More »

Chevy refreshes 2019 Camaro, expands 1LE track package

9:49 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018

Chevrolet is expanding the availability of its popular 1LE track package and 10-speed transmission as part of a refresh of the Camaro for the 2019 model year.... Read More »

Chevy Sonic's exit would make way for GM's EV, autonomous plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018

GM could use the Orion Assembly plant as a proving ground for the production of EVs and AVs before the techniques roll out to other facilities.... Read More »

Nissan steps up hunt for more partnerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018

As the "control tower" for Nissan's latest mid-term plan, Catherine Perez is open for ideas in the automaker's hunt for high-tech technology partnerships.... Read More »

Unibody bones, Yanks and bluster: What people are saying about the VW Atlas Tanoak

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2018

Here are some snippets of reactions to the Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak concept from the automotive media.... Read More »

Baby 4Runner, homely and adventure: What people are saying about '19 Toyota RAV4

10:00 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2018

Here's a roundup of initial reaction from the automotive media on the 2019 Toyota RAV4.... Read More »

BMW iNext, i4 coming; i3, i8 futures in doubt

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

BMW will introduce the i4 and iNext EVs in 2020 and 2021, but the cars that kicked off BMW's i electric subbrand — the i3 and i8 — may not have a future beyond their current generation.... Read More »

Acura RDX picks touch pad over touch screen

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

Acura says the interface will make vehicle controls more intuitive and easier to use while driving.... Read More »

Subaru not afraid to tinker with winner in Forester

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

How did Subaru approach the redesign of one of its key components in the Forester? By not being afraid.... Read More »

Kona EV highlights Hyundai's powertrain versatility

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

Hyundai's new electric subcompact crossover has an estimated range of 250 miles on a charge.... Read More »

Who can make business case for VW pickup? Women.

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

Female buyers may be the key to success if Volkswagen decides to build its pickup concept.... Read More »

7 Northeast states team up to boost demand for ZEVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

Seven Northeast states agreed to help automakers boost consumer demand for electric vehicles, which has remained at ultra-low levels in the region despite government-mandated sales quotas designed to improve air quality.... Read More »

Aviator next in Lincoln utility parade

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

The Aviator nameplate, discontinued in 2005, returns as Lincoln focuses on utility vehicles to attain its goal of 300,000 global sales by the end of the decade.... Read More »

Nissan casts doubt on solid-state batteries

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2018

Nissan is downplaying the potential of next-generation solid-state EV batteries, calling the level of development "practically a zero."... Read More »

Cadillac 'halo vehicle' not coming until after 2022

1:11 pm U.S. ET | March 29, 2018

Cadillac will realign its product portfolio and get operations in order before releasing a "halo vehicle."... Read More »

Kia refreshes 2 models for 2019

1:15 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2018

Kia is upgrading its lineup with a trio of vehicles that will replace models that are losing traction: the Optima sedan, Sedona minivan and the upmarket K900 sedan.... Read More »

 
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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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Jeep overshadows Fiat brand with bigger Geneva spotlight

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2018

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Fiat Chrysler's display at this year's Geneva auto show highlights how diminished the once-dominant ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
Russia's sales are forecast to grow 10 percent this year as the market recovers faster than expected ...
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
New-car sales in Spain rose 2 percent in March, despite a big drop in diesel registrations and two f ...
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as poli ...
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
Demand for new diesel cars in Britain plunged by more than a third in March, pushing down total regi ...
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
Registrations in Germany fell 3 percent in March with the decline in diesel-car sales accelerating a ...
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording stro ...
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai and Dacia were among the big winners as Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent i ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle preside ...
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain ...
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chie ...
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketin ...
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans devel ...
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to ...
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions o ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilh ...
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. ...
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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