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Ford open to deals with Trump to keep jobs in U.S., Fields says

4:50 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2016

Ford is willing to work with Donald Trump to keep jobs in the U.S. if he puts the right policies in place, CEO Mark Fields said. Ford still plans to move its Focus compact and C-Max hybrid to Mexico from a Michigan factory, but the company believes it can work with the new president to encourage economic growth in the U.S.... Read More »

Ford CEO sees ‘pressure’ on business without softer mpg rules

9:44 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2016

Ford plans to lobby President-elect Donald Trump to soften U.S. and state fuel-economy rules that hurt profits by forcing automakers to build more electric cars and hybrids than are warranted by customer demand.... Read More »

Ford recalls 650,000 Fusions, Lincoln MKZs in N.A. to fix seat belts

10:39 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2016

Ford Motor Co. today recalled approximately 650,000 vehicles in North America with faulty seat belt anchor pretensioners associated with at least two accidents and two injuries.... Read More »

CANADA: Nov. sales rise 10% behind GM, Ford gains

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Canada light-vehicle sales rose 10 percent in November behind strong double-digit gains at General Motors and Ford Motor Co. -- two of the country's three biggest automakers ranked by volume.... Read More »

FORD: 5.1% gain spurred by incentives, SUVs

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Aggressive incentive spending and strong demand for pricier trim levels of its newest vehicles helped Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales rise 5.1 percent in November, ending a four-month skid.... Read More »

Denso to help study car-sharing technologies in Mich.

4:54 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Toyota-affiliated supplier Denso and the University of Michigan-Dearborn said Thursday a car-sharing technology study would take place on the university's campus.... Read More »

Ford will expand Active crossover trim across lineup

Nov. 30, 2016 10:50 CET

Ford will roll out SUV-styled variants of its cars under the label Active to attract customers looking for high-riding vehicles. The new Fiesta will be the first Ford to have an Active variant with a raised ride height, roof bars and additional cladding. Other Active variants will be launched over the next few years.... Read More »

Ford seeks level terms with Nissan over Brexit

Nov. 30, 2016 13:58 CET

Ford of Europe CEO Jim Farley will call for a level playing field for automakers when he meets with the British chancellor this week to discuss the financial implications of the UK's exit from the EU.... Read More »

All-American pickups aimed at China's wealthy

7:27 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2016

Ford Motor Co. and General Motors are aiming the pickup, a staple in the United States, at upmarket buyers in China, where most associate trucks with farmers and construction workers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota boss takes charge of EV push

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2016

Toyota boss takes charge of EV push; Chao nomination praised, Ross expected to get Commerce nod; Ford reveals Fiesta; VW hearing delayed; Snyder: The price of sales ambition.... Read More »

Ford packs new Fiesta with advanced tech; adds Vignale, crossover variants

Nov. 30, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford is adding upscale and crossover versions of its new Fiesta, along with advanced safety technologies, to boost the car's competitiveness in the tough subcompact segment.... Read More »

Ford's new Fiesta goes upmarket, adds safety tech

Nov. 29, 2016 17:58 CET

Ford released the first official picture of its new Fiesta ahead of the car's unveiling. Ford is taking the Fiesta upscale and adding advanced safety equipment to improve the car's profitability and competitiveness in Europe's tough subcompact segment.... Read More »

Ford's $1 billion profit so far in Europe surpassed annual goal

2:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

Ford has already surpassed a $1 billion profit in Europe through the first three quarters of 2016, well over the company's annual goal and nearly four times as much as it earned there in all of 2015.... Read More »

Ford Fiesta subcompact undergoes evolutionary makeover

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

Ford created four distinct variants of its next-generation Fiesta subcompact to cater to a wide range of customers. The Fiesta features more interior space and a refined interior that executives hope will improve its profitability in a competitive segment.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A plan to juice up Europe's highways

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

Ford, VW, BMW and Daimler to juice up Europe's highways; GM's Plan B for Super Cruise; Nissan dips into connected cars; Ontario OKs self-driving car tests; Toyota tough-terrain tour.... Read More »

Nissan to offer maintenance alerts in foray into connected cars

6:42 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

Nissan Motor Co. will make its first major foray into Internet-connected cars by offering an option in some new vehicles that will use big data to notify drivers when vehicle maintenance is required.... Read More »

MICHAEL MARTINEZ

Primer for the new president, if only he would listen

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

If you ask Donald Trump, he just saved thousands of U.S. jobs that big, bad Ford Motor Co. was about to move from Louisville, Ky., to Mexico. To borrow a line from his recent debate performances: Wrong.... Read More »

O say does that Guinness world record yet stand?

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

In September, Chevrolet earned set a spot in the Guinness World Records by using a diesel-powered Silverado HD pickup to tow a nearly 40-foot-by-80-foot American flag for four laps around the Texas Motor Speedway. You didn't think Ford was going to just sit back and take that, did you?... Read More »

Record Nov. U.S. sales predicted amid big holiday promotions

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

U.S. auto sales are on pace for the strongest November ever, four forecasters say, breaking the industry's streak of three consecutive monthly declines and keeping open the possibility that 2016 can squeak ahead of last year's record.... Read More »

Ford dives into city of tomorrow

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

Ford Motor Co. wants to create futuristic urban utopias where curbsides don't get clogged with illegal parking; where eco-friendly bicycles help commuters navigate the final mile of their trips to work; and where key arteries leading into and out of downtowns aren't stifled by heavy traffic during rush hour.... Read More »

Ford develops next Bronco in Australia, report says

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

The revived Ford Bronco may be a few years away, but development of the next-gen SUV is underway in Australia, according to Motoring, an Australian website.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | FINANCE

Joy Falotico

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

Joy Falotico, Ford Credit's CEO and chairman, has quickly climbed the ranks this year. She was promoted to CEO and chairman of Ford's captive finance company in October after being promoted to COO less than a year earlier.... Read More »

Ford steps up effort to hire people with autism

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

Ford Motor Co. is expanding a program to employ adults with autism, bringing on an additional 12 to 24 hires next year.... Read More »

Ford to introduce next Fiesta on Nov. 29

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

Ford plans to introduce the next-generation Ford Fiesta subcompact sedan at an event in Germany on Tuesday, Nov. 29.... Read More »

Automakers seek to boost Nov. sales with Black Friday, holiday promotions

7:10 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2016

Automakers in the U.S. are ramping up holiday sales promotions ahead of Black Friday, aiming to clear out bulging inventories of unsold cars and dispel investor doubts about consumer demand.... Read More »

 
Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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