Americas

BMW workers don 'Iron Man' suit

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

BMW experiments with an exoskeletal device to fight U.S. worker fatigue.... Read More »

BMW's Mexican plant will be group's most resource efficient factory

June 26, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW says its Mexico factory will solely rely on renewable energy in the form of wind and solar power to build its 3-series sedan and will set a new benchmark for resource conservation.... Read More »

UK 'Leave' vote deflates hopes for U.S.-EU trade deal

2:59 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2016

Britain's looming exit from the European Union is another huge setback for negotiations on a massive U.S.-EU free trade deal that were already stalled by deeply entrenched differences and growing anti-trade sentiment on both sides of the Atlantic.... Read More »

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 »

Safety group head calls for 'drugged driving' standards, tests

11:27 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

As more states legalize marijuana, states need a standard test for driving under the influence of that drug, to match the tests they have for driving under the influence of alcohol, said the head of the National Safety Council.... Read More »

UAW says VW reneged on deal to recognize union at Tenn. plant

5:45 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

A top UAW official said Volkswagen walked back on a promise to recognize the union at the automaker’s Chattanooga plant -- and the union says it has a document to prove it.... Read More »

North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year jury adds SUV award

3:32 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

As more consumers focus on SUVs and crossovers, so too will one of the auto industry's most coveted awards. The North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year jury has added SUVs to the mix and will now hand out three awards for car, truck and SUV.... Read More »

Faraday cleared to test self-driving cars on California roads

5:31 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

Faraday Future plans to begin testing prototype self-driving electric vehicles on California roads later this year after winning approval from the state.... Read More »

VINCE BOND JR.

BLOG: Before the Cavs' big win, auto ad agency urged fans to believe

2:40 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

When the Cleveland Cavaliers were down 2-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, and things looked bleak, ad agency Tier10 shot an inspiring spot for Ohioans about the power of belief.... Read More »

GM crossovers, Ford F-150 ranked highest for American content

10:36 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

GM and Ford finished first and second in a study that takes a look at a vehicle's American makeup. GM's crossover trio of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia had the high score of 90 in the 2016 Kogod Made in America Auto Index.... Read More »

VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America

June 21, 2016 10:38 CET

VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge restoring sales amid an economic crisis in the key Brazilian market.... Read More »

Oil change shops oppose Calif. bill on service intervals

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

Major auto aftermarket and service organizations, including the Tire Industry Association, are opposing a California state bill they argue would set unrealistic restrictions on vehicle oil changes within the state.... Read More »

Q&A: EDUARDO J. SOLIS SANCHEZ, PRESIDENT, MEXICAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Message to Trump: Check your numbers

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

The voice of Mexico's auto industry, a former free-trade negotiator, says the sector has proven itself to be vital to the country's economy. And he warns Donald Trump that trade restrictions would batter many U.S. states that depend on supplying Mexican factories.... Read More »

Jeep's small models to soldier on

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

Jeep will extend production of the Compass and Patriot into the 2017 model year as it prepares to build a successor in Mexico in early 2017, Automotive News has learned.... Read More »

3 workers injured at Kia’s new plant in Mexico

6:11 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Three workers were injured at a new Kia Motors factory in northern Mexico on Saturday, after one fell into a sewer ditch and two others attempted a rescue but were also hurt, the head of emergency services said.... Read More »

BMW's Mexico plant will have wide range

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

BMW's new Mexico plant, slated to begin producing the next-generation 3-series sedan in 2019, will be capable of building any of the automaker's rear-wheel-drive vehicles.... Read More »

A FUTURE ON THE 405

Dealer poised to ride Kia's rise

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

Lady luck has been kind to Ken Phillips, the country's top Kia dealer by volume. Now he hopes that trend continues with the opening of his multimillion-dollar Car Pros Kia store in Carson, Calif., along the busy Interstate 405 freeway.... Read More »

Mercedes plans multiple electrified vehicles for U.S.

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

Mercedes-Benz's U.S. boss said a long-range electric vehicle that will be introduced at the Paris auto show is just the tip of the iceberg for the brand's electrification strategy.... Read More »

A SAFETY CHASM

Across the border, a safety chasm

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

In the past few years, auto sales in Mexico have surged to record levels, thanks to plentiful financing and aggressive competition to get small, cheap cars into the hands of the working class. But that focus on a low sticker price has held back safety, consumer advocates say.... Read More »

Pickups with a French accent

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

This month, Faurecia added to its growing list of pickup seat jobs when it launched a factory in Simpsonville, Ky., to make seats for the Ford Super Duty pickup.... Read More »

Doing business amid the dust

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

Germain Ford, in Columbus, Ohio, continued to operate even as construction crews tore down an existing dealership and built a new one immediately adjacent on the same site. Here's how they did it, without resorting to trailers or tents.... Read More »

Mexican supplier Tremec to establish U.S. plant, headquarters in suburban Detroit

7:26 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2016

A Mexico City-based transmission supplier Tremec plans to invest $54 million to establish a manufacturing plant and U.S. headquarters in suburban Detroit, a move that will create 133 jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. said Thursday.... Read More »

Marchionne says Trump win could impact North America production

1:45 pm U.S. ET | June 17, 2016

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says if Donald Trump is elected U.S. president, the way he manages the North American Free Trade Agreement may affect the carmaker's production options in the region.... Read More »

Canadian supplier Linamar says it has talked with Apple, Google

7:48 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2016

Canadian supplier Linamar has talked with Apple and Google about potentially supplying the technology giants if they begin making cars. CEO Linda Hasenfratz declined to give specifics about the discussions but said she was excited about the potential to work with new players in the industry.... Read More »

Michigan governor vetoes aftermarket parts bill

4:53 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2016

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill Thursday that would limit access to aftermarket-repair parts, saying the law would increase costs to consumers and hurt the state's aftermarket industry.... 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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