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GM plans $290 million upgrade for Corvette plant as rumors swirl

11:30 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2016

General Motors plans to spend $290 million on its Corvette plant in Kentucky, just as rumors about GM's plans for the next generation of its iconic sports car heat up. GM today said it will “upgrade and modify” the Bowling Green plant's vehicle assembly operations for “technology upgrades and manufacturing process improvements.”... Read More »

Next-generation Toyota Prius has solar roof for Europe, Japan

9:58 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2016

The solar panels on the roof of the upcoming Prius plug-in hybrid in Europe and Japan may also be coming to the U.S. version of the car if Toyota can overcome U.S. rollover regulations.... Read More »

Tech race pits haves vs. have-nots

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

Self-driving cars -- or more precisely, the technology that guides them -- won't be cheap will require deep pockets and could force some niche carmakers to sit on the sidelines. But even big competitors know they can't go it alone.... Read More »

Karma Automotive to open engineering and sales center in Mich.

6:40 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

Karma Automotive, the Chinese-owned automaker created by the purchase of bankrupt Fisker Automotive, plans to establish an engineering and sales office in suburban Detroit with 150 new jobs.... Read More »

Ford challenges German luxury cars with Fusion Sport sedan

11:40 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

Ford says it’s taking aim at German luxury cars -- not with its upscale Lincoln brand but with the new Fusion Sport sedan. Ford today said the 2017 Fusion Sport’s 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine produces 380 pounds-feet of peak torque.... Read More »

Tesla revives smaller-battery Model S with lower price

9:27 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

Tesla is bringing back a 60 kilowatt-hour version of the Model S that costs less than the one it discontinued last year. The new Model S 60 begins at $66,000 before federal or state incentives and can travel 208 miles per charge.... Read More »

Nissan bets on Datsun again to crack India's small car market

10:22 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

Nissan today launched a compact hatchback from its Datsun stable in India -- its third attempt to crack the country's small- and low-cost car market where it has struggled to make a dent.... Read More »

Infiniti considers offering highway self-driving on new models

7:19 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

Infiniti is considering rolling out highway self-driving capabilities for most new models, its president said today, potentially overtaking German rivals in a race to offer autonomous driving.... Read More »

Next-generation Mercedes E-class wagon gets sportier

10:00 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-class wagon will retain its spaciousness while featuring sportier styling.... Read More »

VW looks for more revenue from ride-hailing apps, mobility services

6:12 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Volkswagen is looking at on-demand mobility services such as smartphone ride hailing to earn a "notable share" of future revenues as the carmaker pushes a strategic shift in the wake of its emissions scandal, its top executive said.... Read More »

Hyundai to launch 200-mile EV in 2018

10:41 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Hyundai Motor said it plans to launch an electric vehicle with a driving range of about 200 miles per charge in 2018, aiming to better compete with other electric car makers such as Tesla Motors Inc.... Read More »

Ford bumps driving range of 2017 Fusion Energi to 610 miles

10:45 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2016

Ford has bumped the range of the 2017 Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid, to a diesel-like 610 miles on one tank of fuel. That's up 60 miles from the 2016 model.... Read More »

The Google alum polishing GM's Maven car-sharing brand

8:26 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2016

Zafar Razzacki's resume -- which includes a stint at Google and a few tech startups -- screams Silicon Valley, not Detroit. But a year ago GM lured him to lead marketing and user experience for a new "personal mobility" brand called Maven that includes a car-sharing program.... Read More »

Tesla plans $2 billion stock sale to accelerate Model 3 program

4:30 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Tesla Motors plans to sell about $2 billion in stock to help finance the accelerated launch of the new Model 3 electric sedan.... Read More »

BRADFORD WERNLE

BLOG: In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to Paris, a laboratory for 21st century urban mobility.... Read More »

GM projected to gain market share with 88% redesign of its product line by 2020

1:30 pm U.S. ET | May 11, 2016

General Motors is projected to gain U.S. market share over the next four years as it launches a dozen new crossovers and trucks, according to an annual report on future product plans prepared by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.... Read More »

BRADFORD WERNLE

BLOG: In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 10, 2016

If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to Paris, a laboratory for 21st century urban mobility.... Read More »

Next-generation Jeep Wrangler breaks cover

3:59 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Spy photographers have captured their first shots of the redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler driving about near Fiat Chrysler's North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich.... Read More »

Ford plans EV to compete with Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3, Fields confirms

12:42 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

Ford is developing an electric vehicle that would be competitive with the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3, CEO Mark Fields said.... Read More »

VW eyes new partners; not talking with Google, Apple

April 28, 2016 10:47 CET

VW will open itself up to more partnerships and strategic investments to help generate a "substantial proportion" of its revenue from new business models, CEO Matthias Mueller said. Discussions are already at an "advanced stage," but Google and Apple are not among tech companies VW is in discussions with, he said.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The rough road for Alfa, passionate fans and fast cars aside

11:45 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

The brutal auto industry has left no white space for a new entry such as Alfa Romeo to come in and offer something no one else has.... Read More »

2016 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Renault says Koleos completes upper-range renewal

April 26, 2016 09:36 CET

Renault said the renewal of its upper range will be complete following the introduction of its second-generation Koleos large SUV.... Read More »

GM says 2016 Buick Envision will start in low $40,000s

10:30 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

Buick plans to launch its new 2016 Envision compact crossover in June with only two high-end trim levels, starting in the low $40,000s-range, while waiting until the '17 model year to introduce lower-priced versions.... Read More »

New Chevy Cruze posts 42 mpg on highway, GM says

4:16 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has an EPA rating of 30 mpg in city driving and 42 on the highway, GM said today.... Read More »

Daimler, expanding mobility services, merges RideScout and GlobeSherpa

2:32 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2016

Daimler is expanding its mobility services in the U.S. as the German automaker bets big on the future of car-sharing, ride-sharing and other nontraditional modes of transportation.... Read More »

 
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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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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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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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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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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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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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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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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