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Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless road

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

Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for autonomous vehicles and to shape the rules of the driverless road. And the tech giant, one of the first companies to launch a development effort, has emerged as the most visible and assertive lobbyist, with the most ambitious view of how self-driving vehicles should be deployed.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Tesla's task: Curb warranty costs

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

High warranty costs a challenge for Tesla; Ford to temporarily idle F-150 line, inventories near 10-year high; VW chief apologizes to Obama for scandal; The hack of a lifetime?... Read More »

ANE's May e-magazine goes live Monday

April 29, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, May 2. This month's edition looks at how CEO Carlos Tavares plans to turn PSA Group the world's most efficient carmaker.... Read More »

Ford profits soar on F-150 sales, Europe rebound

7:15 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

Ford today posted the highest quarterly pretax profit in its 113-year history and its best-ever results in North America, driven by higher sales of the redesigned F-150 and a retooled lineup of SUVs.... Read More »

Ford will shut one F-150 line for a week over mechanical issues

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

Ford is idling its F-150 assembly line in Missouri for one week in May to address mechanical issues that had been hindering the plant's output. The temporary shutdown comes as F-series inventory reaches its highest level in nearly a decade.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA, Google in talks?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

FCA reportedly near deal with Google; FCA's Chinese partner seeks way into U.S.; April U.S. sales rise expected; Ford working on 200-mile EV; Autonomous-car tech going bust with boomers.... Read More »

Ford plans EV to compete with Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3, Fields confirms

12:42 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

Ford is developing an electric vehicle that would be competitive with the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3, CEO Mark Fields said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford posts record Q1 profit

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

F-150 helps push Ford to record Q1 profit; Fields: 'Absolutely terrific start'; Mitsubishi: No test-data problems in newer U.S. models; VW's growth outlook; JLR phone-finder app; Hyundai NFL promo.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A drop-off in drop-tops

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Can Buick counter the drop-off in drop-tops?; Ford issues 5 recalls; Getting Germany to go green; Volvo to test autonomous cars in U.K.; GM plant investments; May I rent your Mini?... Read More »

Ford issues five recalls for 285,000 N.A. vehicles

10:34 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Ford today issued five recalls covering a total of about 285,000 vehicles in North America for problems that include transmissions downshifting into first gear at high speeds, poor welding and tires damaged by a factory conveyor belt. The recalls are connected to four crashes and one injury, Ford said.... Read More »

Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber, Lyft form coalition to promote self-driving cars

7:54 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

Ford, Volvo Cars, Google and two ride-hailing companies created a coalition, led by former NHTSA chief David Strickland, to urge federal government action to help advance self-driving vehicles.... 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 »

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 »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mitsu misconduct goes back 25 yrs

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

25 years of Mitsu misconduct; Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber, Lyft in self-driving push; Earnings up at FCA, down at Hyundai; VW outsells Toyota; Honda Clarity's aerodynamic design.... Read More »

Ford will expand green-car lineup in China

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

Ford, notching record sales in China thanks to its solid crossover lineup, is now beefing up its green-car offerings. The U.S. carmaker, as part of a $4.5 billion global investment to introduce 13 new electrified vehicles through 2020, wants 10 percent to 25 percent of its model mix here battery-equipped by then.... Read More »

Ford plunks down $200,000 for Model X

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Automakers often buy cars made by competitors for road testing and for “tear-downs,” but how often do they go to the expense that Ford did to obtain a Tesla Model X? Ford paid $199,950 - $55,000 more than the sticker price - to buy one of the first copies of the Model X.... Read More »

Fields says regulatory scrutiny on automakers is rising globally

8:17 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2016

Regulators around the world are getting tougher on automakers after a series of cheating scandals on fuel economy and emissions, with China set to become the strictest, Ford CEO Mark Fields said.... Read More »

Ford to sell F-150 Raptor pickup in China

7:34 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

Ford said it will begin selling its first pickup in China in 2017. The F-150 Raptor off-road pickup will make its debut at next week's Beijing auto show.... 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 »

Mitsubishi cheating deals new blow to industry credibility

9:04 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Mitsubishi's admission this week that it manipulated fuel-economy tests to mislead consumers is an ominous echo of the scandal rocking VW and another example of an automaker trying to skirt an increasing array of government regulations.... Read More »

Ford F-150 ready for pursuit with special service package

10:58 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Ford Motor Co. is expanding its law enforcement and special service vehicle program to include a modified F-150 pickup. The 2016 F-150 Special Service Vehicle features a 240-amp alternator and two engine options: a 5.0-liter V-8 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: $5K payouts for VW owners - report

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

VW plans $5,000 payouts to diesel owners, report says; Using spiffs to move green cars; Ford pays premium to buy a Tesla; Buick Envision's upscale start; State emissions tests flawed?... Read More »

Ford pays $200,000 to check out a Tesla Model X

9:17 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2016

Ford paid $199,950 -- $55,000 more than the sticker price -- to buy one of the first SUVs made by Tesla Motors, according to vehicle registration documents obtained by Bloomberg.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: In race to 54.5 mpg, powertrains gain complexity — at a cost

11:45 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

As we get closer to the government's fleetwide 54.5-mpg fuel economy standard in 2025, engines and transmissions will become a whole lot more complex. You can take that to mean new cars are going to get a whole lot more expensive, too.... Read More »

More than a year's work, employee feedback went into Ford's Dearborn project

3:36 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

When you're overhauling 7.5 million square feet of space, not everyone can be 100 percent satisfied. But Carl Roehling and SmithGroupJJR sure tried when they put forward an expansive plan to modernize and reconfigure Ford's research and engineering campus and world headquarters space in Dearborn.... 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
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit ...
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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
Jeep, Smart and Jaguar were the biggest winners last year in Europe, where overall vehicle sales ros ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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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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