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Ford's loss on canceled Mexico plant will be lower than expected

9:46 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2017

Ford's loss on its aborted Mexico plant in San Luis Potosi totaled $153 million, 23 percent less than it had originally booked.... Read More »

VW's charging station plan for Calif. faces objections from competitors

1:48 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2017

Major automakers and other groups are raising objections to the way VW wants to spend $2 billion on electric vehicle infrastructure and projects, as part of VW's atonement for emissions cheating.... Read More »

Daimler says U.S. diesel probes could result in penalties

April 26, 2017 09:32 CET

Daimler reiterated that recent steps by U.S. authorities to investigate diesel-emissions pollution and so-called auxiliary emission control devices could lead to significant penalties and vehicle recalls.... Read More »

Google will begin testing autonomous cars in self-driving service

April 25, 2017 11:59 CET

After almost a decade of research, Google's autonomous car project is close to becoming a real service as it begins testing its vehicles with consumers.... Read More »

New York attorney general cites 104 dealerships for selling vehicles with open recalls

3:53 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

New York's attorney general has reached legal settlements with 104 dealerships it identified as having sold vehicles without disclosing open safety recalls.... Read More »

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BLOG: Why auto suppliers need war game thinking on NAFTA

9:08 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

What should suppliers do about what may -- or may not -- happen to NAFTA, given President Trump's campaign promise to renegotiate the 23-year-old treaty?... Read More »

Basic NAFTA deal likely by mid-2018, says Chamber of Commerce chief

7:18 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

The United States, Mexico and Canada are likely to reach a basic accord over reworking NAFTA by the middle of next year, the head of America's biggest business lobby group said.... Read More »

GM may lead stampede out of Venezuela

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Now that General Motors is pulling out of Venezuela, the question on the minds of industry analysts and local auto workers is: Who's next?... Read More »

Honda plans $124 million wind tunnel test center in Ohio

4:22 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2017

Honda said it will invest $124 million to create an aeroacoustic wind tunnel test center at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio.... Read More »

GM ceases Venezuela operations after government seizes plant

9:41 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

GM shut operations in Venezuela after authorities seized the automaker's local assembly plant and vehicles in the first nationalization of a company's major operations in the country in more than two years.... Read More »

Toyota to test hydrogen cargo truck at Port of Los Angeles

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

Toyota plans to test a heavy-duty truck powered by a hydrogen fuel-cell system at the Port of Los Angeles as part of a feasibility study beginning this summer.... Read More »

SAIC puts U.S. ambitions on hold amid Trump uncertainty

7:15 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

SAIC, China's biggest automaker by sales, has put off its plans to export vehicles to the U.S. due to policy uncertainties with the election of Donald Trump as president.... Read More »

Nissan, EVgo team up for Boston-Washington network of fast-charge stations

3:42 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2017

Nissan and electric-vehicle charging network operator EVgo are working to connect Boston to Washington through a network of nine direct current fast-charging sites.... Read More »

Cadillac marketing boss says U.S. sales party isn't over

10:28 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2017

Although U.S. auto sales are cooling, Cadillac marketing chief Uwe Ellinghaus says the nation's party isn't over.... Read More »

Tesla Gigafactory has chemical spill, no serious injuries reported

6:22 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2017

A hazardous material spill at Tesla's Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada was being investigated by emergency workers but there were no serious injuries, the company said.... Read More »

Why one man is spending millions to get Musk to break ties with Trump

3:52 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

What started out as Doug Derwin's personal political protest has now morphed into a full-on public campaign to force Musk to sever all ties with President Trump.... Read More »

How Volvo defied the odds

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

Volvo's recent success can be attributed to smart decisions, a tactfully handled sale by Ford, seductive vehicle design and an advantageous introduction to the world's largest car market, China.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Debating Tesla's true value

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2017

Execs weigh in on Tesla's value surge; Apple gets permit to test autonomous cars; Nissan Titan's rise; Marchionne puts aside partner pursuit; Volvo at 90; One car, 1,360 horses.... Read More »

Panelists warn against U.S. protectionism

3:37 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2017

GM's chief economist, Mustafa Mohatarem, says his company is closely monitoring President Donald Trump's position on NAFTA and is preparing to act to remain competitive.... Read More »

Volkswagen to build new 5-seat SUV in Tenn.

1:04 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2017

Volkswagen plans to build another new SUV at its plant in Tennessee as demand surges for larger vehicles, the German company's top U.S. executive said on Wednesday.... Read More »

Maserati's U.S. HQ said to be moving to defunct Chrysler museum in Michigan

12:16 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2017

Fiat Chrysler will move the U.S. headquarters for Maserati from New Jersey to the former Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Mich., two sources familiar with the plan said.... Read More »

Automakers aim to strike deal with EPA, Calif. over 2025 emissions targets

9:31 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2017

A trade group representing automakers hopes to reach a deal with California and the Trump administration over vehicle fuel efficiency standards. The White House plans to hold negotiations with car companies and California over the mpg rules.... Read More »

1 killed, 2 injured in Tenn. supply plant shooting

2:41 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2017

Three people were shot, one fatally, in the parking lot of supplier Ficosa's northern Tennessee plant in what police said appeared to be a domestic violence incident.... Read More »

Slight gain in U.S. fuel economy reported for March

2:27 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

The average fuel economy of new light vehicles sold in the U.S. in March rose to 25.2 mpg, up by 0.1 from the 25.1 mpg recorded in January and February.... Read More »

Trump takes credit for Toyota investment in Kentucky

11:52 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

President Donald Trump took credit for Toyota investing $1.33 billion in an existing Kentucky factory, championing spending by a Japanese automaker he's blasted for building a plant in Mexico.... Read More »

 
Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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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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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 ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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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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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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