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Ito named CEO of Denso International America

3:53 pm U.S. ET | April 29, 2016

Kenichiro Ito has been named CEO of Denso International America as part of several top management changes at the Japanese auto parts supplier, the company said in a press release.... Read More »

Mich. bills would make hacking electronic vehicle systems a felony, with life in prison

3:41 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

Hacking into an electronic vehicle system would have serious consequences under bills introduced today in the Michigan Senate: life in prison for the offender.... Read More »

China's GAC looks to Fiat Chrysler to help enter U.S.

9:44 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

China's Guangzhou Automobile Group, whose partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles enables the Italian-American automaker to manufacture in China, wants Fiat Chrysler to return the favor by helping it launch U.S. sales.... Read More »

GM to build new engine line in Tennessee, create 800 jobs

2:04 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

General Motors plans to spend $789 million to prepare its Spring Hill, Tenn., plant for production of a new engine program, creating nearly 800 jobs, GM said today.... Read More »

Volvo announces 3 regional executive moves in U.S.

10:28 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Volvo Car USA has announced three executive changes in its regional structure effective May 1.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA to shuffle plants, products

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

FCA plant, product shuffle: Ram factory to make Jeep Wagoneer, as Compass-Patriot replacement heads to Mexico; FCA column clicks; Ford investments; BMW exec changes... Read More »

BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations

1:33 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. Petter Witt becomes executive vice president, operations, in North America, effective May 1.... Read More »

Ford to invest $1.4 billion to build 10-speed transmissions for 2017 F-150

11:42 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

Ford today said it plans to spend $1.4 billion creating 500 jobs and upgrading a Detroit-area plant to build 10-speed transmissions for the 2017 F-150 pickup.... Read More »

Marchionne confirms Ram 1500 output switching Mich. plants in 2018

10:43 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed that production of the Ram 1500 pickup would move about 10 miles north to FCA's Sterling Heights Assembly Plant from the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in suburban Detroit. The move would coincide with the start of production of the next-generation Ram 1500 in early 2018, he said.... Read More »

VW to go to U.S. court to keep 160 Tenn. plant workers from UAW

11:03 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Volkswagen said today it would go to a U.S. federal appeals court in an effort to keep the UAW from representing a portion of the company's plant workers in Chattanooga, Tenn.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Japan quakes rattle GM production

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

Japan quakes idle 4 GM plants in N.A.; Barra's pay: $28.6 million; Calif. weighs limits for Uber, Lyft leases; VW loses $4.6B; Restyled CR-V?; Selling F-150 in China; Land Rover's queen cam.... Read More »

Daimler opens internal emissions probe at U.S. request

April 22, 2016 09:04 CET

Daimler is conducting an internal investigation of its certification process for diesel exhaust emissions in the U.S. at the request of the Justice Department.... Read More »

Legal hurdles remain for VW in U.S. despite emissions deal

April 22, 2016 11:35 CET

VW still faces further fights on several fronts in the U.S. despite reaching an agreement to resolve consumers' and regulators' claims over diesel vehicles fitted with cheat software. A criminal investigation remains ongoing, and a multi-state probe into consumer and environmental violations will continue.... Read More »

California delays decision on Uber, Lyft car rentals

9:06 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

As GM and Lyft prepare to expand a short-term car rental program to at least three more U.S. cities, California regulators are mulling whether to block it from some of the country's biggest car-booking markets.... Read More »

Elio Motors sets up suburban Detroit center to assemble test vehicles

1:41 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2016

Elio Motors, the Arizona startup planning to begin commercial production of its oft-delayed three-wheeled vehicles next year, said today it will assemble test vehicles in suburban Detroit.... Read More »

Under new owners, Morrie's looks to grow

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

Morrie's Automotive Group's new management, backed by the Bechtel family fortune, plans to grow via new hires and, later, the purchase of more stores.... Read More »

Toyota is turning Ann Arbor into global test site for connected cars

11:12 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2016

Toyota is going all in on Ann Arbor, Mich., as a global test site for connected cars to gather data for research into autonomous driving and safety applications.... Read More »

UAW election for VW skilled trades workers in Tenn. upheld by NLRB

1:19 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2016

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board voted 2-1 to uphold a December election by a small group of workers at Volkswagen AG's Tennessee plant to join the UAW, the labor board said today.... Read More »

Ford to replace aging research, engineering campus in Mich. with high-tech product complex

12:30 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Ford plans to begin a sweeping overhaul of its 63-year-old research and engineering campus near Detroit this month, transforming an inefficient hodgepodge of buildings into a “modern, green and high-tech” environment that centralizes more employees to encourage collaboration and innovation.... Read More »

Porsche Macans grounded at ports get CARB approval, head to dealerships

7:38 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

After weeks of waiting, Porsche Cars North America on Monday received certification of its 2017 Macan from the California Air Resources Board.... Read More »

ROCKIN' TIMES SQUARE

Toyota's climbable billboard creates buzz for RAV4 Hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

When Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. and ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi were dreaming up an outdoor ad campaign to introduce the RAV4 Hybrid to the world, they were determined to take some risks.... Read More »

GM switches Michigan plant investment to Kansas

10:29 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

A $245 million investment slated for a Detroit-area General Motors plant will go to a Kansas facility instead, leaving one of GM's primary small-vehicle factories with a light workload.... Read More »

Mexico border skirmish heats up

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Ford executives say a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico is needed to make small cars more profitable, even if it puts the company in the crosshairs of the presidential election.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Brazil to get 1st peek at new Jeep

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Compact Jeep to be revealed in Brazil; Volvo plans driverless pilot in U.S.; Ford test goes dark; BMW relaunches car-sharing; GM case dismissed; Using drones to find cars on lot.... Read More »

PSA's strategy to tiptoe back into U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

PSA Group plans to test the U.S. waters with car-sharing and mobility services before possibly expanding to retail sales. In a presentation to financial analysts last week, CEO Carlos Tavares revealed a 10-year plan that includes a phased entry to the U.S.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Ita ...
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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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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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced conne ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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