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Ford stamping plant worker fatally shoots himself

12:24 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2017

A Ford employee shot and killed himself at the company's stamping plant in Woodhaven, Mich., on Friday.... Read More »

Aston Martin moves beyond sports cars to Miami real estate

Oct. 20, 2017 11:32 CET

Aston Martin is pushing into U.S. real estate for the first time in an effort to establish a broader luxury brand. The automaker is building a 66-story apartment tower in downtown Miami that will feature 391 condominiums with prices ranging from $600,000 to $50 million.... Read More »

Mexico auto group rejects U.S. proposal on NAFTA rules of origin

5:26 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2017

The Mexican Auto Industry Association rejected U.S. proposals to increase North American content for light vehicles produced in the region.... Read More »

GM to settle state ignition-switch litigation claims for $120 million

12:20 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2017

General Motors agreed to pay $120 million to resolve claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over faulty ignition switches, state attorneys general said.... Read More »

Mexico, Canada reject U.S. NAFTA demands as talks wrap up

6:47 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2017

The ministers leading NAFTA negotiations wrapped up the latest round of high-level talks after Canada and Mexico rejected what they see as hardline proposals by the U.S. The three countries agreed to extend talks to retool the trade pact into early 2018.... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

How GM forced Unifor to stand down

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

It isn't what Unifor's leadership was hoping for, but the new four-year labour contract at CAMI Assembly in Ontario is as good as they were going to get.... Read More »

Hyundai borrows from 2009 marketing playbook

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Hyundai Motor America CMO Dean Evans predicts that with new vehicles luring first-time Hyundai shoppers and the Shopper Assurance program promoting loyalty, Hyundai could post a 10 percent sales gain over 2017.... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

BLOG: How GM forced Unifor to stand down

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

It isn't what Unifor's leadership was hoping for, but the new four-year labor contract at CAMI Assembly in Ontario is as good as they were going to get.... Read More »

Why is Tesla struggling with the Model 3?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

What's behind Tesla's manufacturing woes? It could be something as simple as steel.... Read More »

U.S. NAFTA briefing offers little reassurance to business community

1:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Lobbyists expressed concern that extreme U.S. positions could make a NAFTA deal impossible, with the potential that beneficial trading benefits for industries in all three countries could end.... Read More »

Industry resigned to life without NAFTA

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Automakers and suppliers are starting to envision a world without the North American Free Trade Agreement. Signs are growing that the Trump administration is determined to gut the 23-year-old deal.... Read More »

Mexico’s crossover production adds to trade tensions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

A new generation of light trucks is being built and sold in Mexico, upending traditional notions of the country's place in the North American auto industry.... Read More »

Grim reality of NAFTA talks sets in after tough U.S. demands

7:56 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2017

Negotiators from Canada and Mexico grappled with U.S. demands to drastically alter NAFTA as talks over renewal of the pact vilified by President Donald Trump ran through a fourth straight day.... Read More »

Tesla fired hundreds of employees in past week, reports say

8:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2017

Electric vehicle maker Tesla fired about 400 employees this week, including associates, team leaders and supervisors, according to a local news report and a former employee.... Read More »

U.S. unveils proposal to boost autos content in NAFTA, report says

10:41 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2017

The United States has formally unveiled proposals to boost the amount of regional content that autos must contain to qualify for NAFTA tariff-free access, sources told Reuters.... Read More »

Canada, Mexico pledge trade unity as Trump threatens NAFTA

8:58 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2017

The leaders of Mexico and Canada presented a united front for trade talks with Donald Trump, committing to continued trilateral negotiations over NAFTA.... Read More »

GM warns Canadian union it could wind down striking CAMI plant

7:53 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2017

General Motors is growing frustrated by the impasse in contract talks with Unifor and warned the union it will look to produce the Chevrolet Equinox elsewhere unless workers call off a month-long strike at the plant in Ingersoll, Ont.... Read More »

Louisiana sheriff's office boycotts Ford over support for NFL players' anthem protests

3:22 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2017

Sheriff Julian Whittington of the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana said in a letter to its dealership, Hixson Ford of Alexandria, that it would no longer buy Ford police vehicles.... Read More »

Ending NAFTA could cost U.S. up to 50,000 auto parts jobs, suppliers' study says

10:33 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2017

The auto parts industry could lose up to 50,000 jobs in the United States if NAFTA is terminated and companies must pay higher tariffs to ship products to Mexico and Canada, according to a new study.... Read More »

GM, suppliers to invest $500M in Argentina to build Chevy model

2:57 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2017

General Motors and its suppliers will invest $500 million in Argentina through 2019 to prepare to produce a new Chevrolet model in 2020.... Read More »

Ford to triple number of employee-only EV charging stations in North America

12:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2017

Ford plans to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations for its North American employees from 200 to 600 over the next three years as it places a greater emphasis on electrification.... Read More »

Trump could envision U.S. trade deal with Canada without Mexico

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2017

President Donald Trump said he would be open to doing a bilateral trade deal with Canada but not Mexico if talks between the three countries over NAFTA fall apart.... Read More »

Mexico expects rough round of NAFTA talks

10:39 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2017

Mexico auto industry officials are bracing for hardball proposals from American trade negotiators as the latest round of talks to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement gets underway.... Read More »

NADA eyes beefed-up convention security after Vegas shooting

3:23 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2017

The National Automobile Dealers Association is reviewing security for its convention to take place in Las Vegas in March in light of the mass shooting there.... Read More »

Porsche launches subscription pilot in Atlanta

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2017

Drivers in Atlanta can subscribe to drive a Porsche as part of a pilot program beginning in November. Porsche Passport will give members flexible access to Porsche's sports cars and other vehicles.... Read More »

 
Land Rover design chief dangles more clues on next Defender

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20 2017

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Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's chief design officer, said the design work for the new Defender is comp ...
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Why PSA is axing jobs at Vauxhall's Astra plant

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2017

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Vauxhall and PSA have cited declining sales in the compact segment as a reason for cutting 400 jobs ...
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Auto industry cold on UK joining NAFTA post-Brexit

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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The UK joining the North American Free Trade Agreement is an idea reportedly being floated as an alt ...
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Volvo's Polestar could become a credible BMW, Tesla rival

Luca Ciferri
4:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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Volvo's Polestar brand claimed some world firsts while unveiling its debut model, the Polestar 1. ...
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No steering wheel? Not so fast, ZF CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2017

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If you're not ready to trust a computer-driven vehicle that has no steering wheel you're not alone. ...
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How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S ...
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Why Renault predicts big profits from EVs

Luca Ciferri
6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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Renault's investment in electric vehicles is already paying dividends and the automaker said today that its profits from EVs will rise significantly in the next five years,... ...
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Why Marchionne thinks EVs threaten the planet

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne believes that a widespread move to electric vehicles ...
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Industry shifts blame, again, for diesel woes

Christiaan Hetzner
4:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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The industry's favorite tactic since the diesel has come under attack in Europe for excessive emissi ...
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Renault Alaskan shows how Europe's pickup segment is going upscale

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2017

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In many parts of Europe, you're as likely to see a high-end sports car like a Porsche Carrera as a p ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
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Spain sales rise 4% in Sept. on fleet demand
Spanish new-car sales rose 4.6 percent in September as sales to companies continued to outpace slugg ...
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Italy's September sales increase 8%
Italy's new-car sales rose 8 percent in September to 166,956 units, which was the highest volume the ...
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French sales rise 1% in September
New-car sales rose 1.1 percent in France in September, as the fall selling season began with mixed r ...
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Sales of gasoline cars overtake diesels in Europe
Diesel's European market share fell to 46.3 percent of new-car registrations in the first half, the ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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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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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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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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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint
Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle ch ...
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GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief
GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle program ...
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Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company
Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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