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VIDEO: First Shift: Ford Q2 profit falls 9%

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2016

Ford posts 9% lower profits for Q2, warns of 'very weak' 3rd quarter; Volkswagen brand plunges; GM to make more trucks; Who's No. 1?; Mercedes ad draws complaints; Honda future product.... Read More »

Ferrari, Altair Product Design team up for next-gen vehicle platform

2:52 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2016

Ferrari is teaming up with longtime design, engineering and software partner Altair Product Design to create the company’s next-generation vehicle platform.... Read More »

Uncertain futures for Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in January he expected to find a partner to build the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 “in a relatively short period of time.” But so far FCA has found no one and the cars are about to go out of production.... Read More »

Ford plans to install Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in entire 2017 lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Ford will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity on its full lineup of 2017 vehicles, marking the fastest rollout of the technology so far by an automaker in the U.S.... Read More »

Nissan declares its 'year of the truck'

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Nissan has declared this as its “year of the truck,” with fresh changes coming for the Titan, Armada, Pathfinder and Rogue.... Read More »

A CR-V with HR-V cues

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

The redesigned Honda CR-V compact crossover, due next year as a 2018 model, will ride on a modular platform shared with the Civic and Accord.... Read More »

Lexus' sexy, sporty flagship leads the way

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Several Lexus models will be moving to the TNGA platform in coming years. Meanwhile, the new RC and coming LC 500 are leading the brand's shift to a sexier and sportier vibe.... Read More »

Infiniti's new product wave is rolling in now

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Infiniti's new North American product campaign launches in the coming weeks with long-awaited fresh vehicles and engines.... Read More »

Toyota plans to deliver a more dynamic future

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Years of planning are now bearing fruit as Toyota puts more of its vehicles on the new global modular architecture that debuted on the fourth-generation Prius for 2016.... Read More »

Redesigns due for 3 core Honda models

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Honda's product onslaught continues for 2017, with the next 12 months heralding the launch of next-gen Accord, Odyssey and CR-V models, plus an expanded green footprint and wider proliferation of turbos.... Read More »

Acura's changes follow Honda's cadence

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Acura's product plans for the next several years include modified faces, upgraded powertrains and new iterations of its newest brand signature, the NSX sports car.... Read More »

Japan 3 chart their own courses

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Japan's big three automakers have set their sights in different directions as they craft their product plans over the next few years.... Read More »

She’s driving GM in a new direction

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2016

Julia Steyn, who is leading GM's various experiments in vehicle sharing and transportation services under the Maven brand, says she's encouraged by the early results.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM posts $2.9 billion profit

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

GM posts $2.9 billion profit; Musk's 'master plan' takes Tesla beyond EVs, batteries; Rosekind: U.S. still bullish on autonomous cars; Daimler, Volvo profits; Chevy's product pipeline.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: BMW diesels hit snag in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

BMW diesels hit snag in U.S., VW rethinks role of diesels in market; Fastback Honda Accord spied; Feds mull regulating self-driving tech; Crossovers at heart of Cadillac product plan.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GMC to take on Jeep?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

GMC to take on Jeep?; Takata manipulated test results in reports to Honda, audit finds; States plan to sue VW; Audi to boost EV spending - report; Ford Super Duty towing boast.... Read More »

Chevy, GMC plan new and improved crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

As Chevy prepares to launch redesigns of the Equinox and Traverse in 2017, along with a new midsize crossover a year later, GMC will bolster its lineup with a next-gen Terrain next year, and likely a new subcompact crossover.... Read More »

Buick's four quick launches end drought

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Fresh sheet metal is coming at Buick showrooms with four major launches - the Envision, LaCrosse, Regal and Enclave - hitting within a 15-month span.... Read More »

GM cooks up a mix of new, improved crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

GM has one of the oldest crossover portfolios in the industry today. By the 2020 model year, it could have one of the freshest lineups of any automaker.... Read More »

Cadillac plays waiting game

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Cadillac and its dealers have a painfully long wait as a slew of new models grind their way through GM's development process. There is nothing on the horizon until mid-2018, when a new compact crossover should arrive, the first of at least four new entries.... Read More »

VW brands will get Porsche's V-8 engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

STUTTGART — Volkswagen’s stable of a dozen brands will source all V-8 gasoline engines in the future from Porsche, meaning high-powered vehicles such as the Bentley Mulsanne and Audi’s revamped A8 flagship due next year will come equipped with a Porsche engine.
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VIDEO: First Shift: Steep hike in CAFE fines

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

NHTSA plans steep hike in CAFE fines; Update coming to Tesla's Autopilot?; GM pickup truck incentives more than double; Redesigned Enclave, next-gen Regal in Buick pipeline.... Read More »

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BLOG: Midengine Corvette -- What we know; what we expect

10:23 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Rumors of a midengined Corvette date back to the early years of the American sports-car legend, but several recent developments suggest that we're closer than ever to a 'Vette with this layout.... Read More »

Elio Motors shows off three-wheel test vehicle

1:41 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2016

Elio Motors provided a look at its first test vehicle, in what the company calls one of its “most important milestones” before the planned 2017 launch of its three-wheeled vehicles.... Read More »

Limited editions mark Viper's final year

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

The Dodge Viper will head into the paddock permanently in 2017 but not before the brand offers five limited editions of the hand-built sports coupe.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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