Americas

Automotive Hall of Fame mulls move to downtown Detroit

11:49 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

After nearly 20 years in Dearborn, Mich., the Automotive Hall of Fame's president says it's time to move the museum to downtown Detroit.... Read More »

Mitchell Plastics to build $20.5 million parts plant near Detroit

1:22 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Canadian auto supplier Mitchell Plastics plans to invest $20.5 million to build a plant north of Detroit in Sterling Heights, Mich., a move that will create 122 jobs, the state's development arm said.... Read More »

VW execs covered up diesel cheating, state lawsuits allege

11:48 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

Senior VW executives including former CEO Martin Winterkorn covered up evidence that the German automaker cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests for years, three U.S. states charged on Tuesday in civil lawsuits against the company.... Read More »

Developers of Michigan self-driving car project to buy more than 300 acres

11:35 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

Developers of the planned American Center for Mobility autonomous vehicle testing site plan to purchase more than 300 acres of the former Willow Run bomber factory for $1.2 million, the state said Monday.... Read More »

VW seeks settlement with Canadian diesel owners, paper says

July 19, 2016 11:00 CET

Volkswagen Group is seeking a settlement with Canadian diesel vehicle owners similar to the one reached in the U.S., a German newspaper reported. VW agreed to pay as much as $15.3 billion in the U.S. after admitting it cheated on diesel-emissions tests.... Read More »

Mexico emerges from 'lost decade'

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

For years, Mexico, with the second-largest economy in Latin America, at times was lucky to sell a million new vehicles a year locally while it exported twice that number. Now, the narrative has flipped.... Read More »

Automaker financing unleashes Mexico sales

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

When banks and finance companies say no, cash-poor Mexican consumers turn to a traditional form of credit known as autofinanciamiento, or "self financing."... Read More »

Undoing NAFTA's unintended effect

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

Nafta doesn't deserve all the credit for the explosive growth of Mexico's auto industry. Neither does it deserve all the blame for the flow of cheap, imported used cars that depressed the new-vehicle market here for much of the past decade.... Read More »

Steady Audi hits 80 months of sales gains

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

Audi's run of year-on-year sales increases reached a remarkable 80 months in June.... Read More »

Takata settles Florida airbag injury lawsuit

12:45 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

Lawyers for a Florida woman who was left a quadriplegic after a Takata airbag inflator deployed in a 2014 crash said Friday they had settled a lawsuit against the Japanese company.... Read More »

BorgWarner to expand r&d operations in Michigan, add 76 jobs

10:24 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

BorgWarner plans to spend $27 million to expand its Auburn Hills operations near Detroit, a project expected to add 76 jobs, the state of Michigan said.... Read More »

Ford invests in startup that makes maps for self-driving cars

July 15, 2016 11:20 CET

Ford is among five investors providing $6.6 million in seed funding for Civil Maps, a California startup that creates three-dimensional maps for autonomous cars.... Read More »

Denso to expand thermal operations in Michigan, create 125 jobs

8:35 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2016

Denso Manufacturing Michigan, which makes automotive air conditioning and engine cooling systems, is expanding in Battle Creek, Mich.... Read More »

California rejects Volkswagen's recall plan for 3.0-liter diesel vehicles

9:24 pm U.S. ET | July 13, 2016

California's chief air regulator on Wednesday rejected a proposed recall plan from Volkswagen to fix 16,000 3.0-liter diesel Volkswagens, Audis and Porches in the state that are equipped with devices designed to cheat emissions tests.... Read More »

Industry study assails costs of overlapping U.S., EU regulations

1:56 pm U.S. ET | July 13, 2016

Differing auto safety regulations in the U.S. and EU cost automakers as much as $2.26 billion annually, according to a study released today that was commissioned by automakers supporting alignment of the divergent regulatory regimes.... Read More »

GM North America output at risk by supplier bankruptcy

12:57 pm U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

A longtime General Motors supplier has filed for bankruptcy and repercussions could wreak havoc on the automaker's North American production. Clark-Cutler-McDermott filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, July 7.... Read More »

GM puts sales-effectiveness ratings on hold in wake of N.Y. court ruling

2:53 pm U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

General Motors is modifying its criteria for how it holds dealers accountable for their sales performance -- at least in New York state -- following a court ruling there that shot down GM’s preferred formula for rating dealers’ effectiveness.... Read More »

Google self-driving car project names general counsel as scrutiny rises

July 12, 2016 11:52 CET

Google's self-driving car project has appointed its first general counsel, Ken Vosen, as U.S. regulators increase their scrutiny of autonomous vehicles. The move could be a sign that Google is preparing to make its self-driving car unit a separate company.... Read More »

SPECIAL REPORT

Badge of Honor: Jeep's heroic 75-year campaign

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

Jeep - a vehicle forged in the crucible of war that grew into one of one of the world's most recognized brands - is celebrating its 75th anniversary this week. The birth of Jeep is a complicated story that is subject to many interpretations. But on July 16, 1941, Willys-Overland Motor Co., of Toledo, Ohio, received the first contract to produce the Willys MB for use by the American military.... Read More »

Celebrating in Toledo, Jeep's holy place

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

The more than 5,100 workers at Fiat Chrysler's Toledo Assembly Complex will mark the city's 75-year history with Jeep with a private, company-sponsored picnic and family day activities on Saturday, July 16.... Read More »

China's BAIC launches exports to Mexico

10:16 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2016

China's BAIC Motor started selling cars imported from China in Mexico and aims to reach 5,000 sales a year by 2018. BAIC, a unit of Beijing Automotive Group, joins a host of global automakers who have set up operations in Mexico to access markets in the U.S. and Latin America. It sold its first car in Mexico last month.... Read More »

EU mulls tariffs on Russia, Iran, others over steel

July 8, 2016 11:36 CET

The EU threatened to hit Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Iran and Brazil with tariffs on a type of steel known as hot-rolled coil, highlighting concerns about job losses in the EU industry.... Read More »

VW to pay $86M in civil penalties to California over emissions violations

1:22 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2016

VW will pay an additional $86 million in penalties to California over its diesel emissions violations, on top of a settlement of about $15 billion that the automaker reached with U.S. officials last week. The civil penalties resolve certain claims California officials made against VW under the state's unfair competition law as well as under federal law.... Read More »

California weighs raising ZEV bar and Tesla cries foul

10:45 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2016

The rapid growth of Tesla and the increasing range of other electric vehicles have California contemplating new requirements that anger both Tesla and competitors like Honda. They say California is changing the rules in the middle of the game, and punishing success.... Read More »

Mexico auto output, exports rise in June

12:30 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2016

Mexico's auto production rose 4.1 percent in June from a year earlier while auto exports rose 1.8 percent, the country's auto industry group, AMIA, said on Thursday.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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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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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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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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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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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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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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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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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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