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Ford plans to install Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in entire 2017 lineup

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

Ford will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity on its full lineup of 2017 vehicles, marking the fastest rollout of the technology so far by an automaker in the U.S.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: '17 Fords to get Apple, Android

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

'17 Fords to get Apple, Android; Sources: FCA sales-reporting practices uncovered in 2015 review; GM rethinks India spending; VW tries new way to name crossover; Rosekind's plea.... Read More »

Amtek said to expand asset sale to include all overseas units

6:40 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Amtek Auto, the cash-strapped Indian parts maker that supplies Ford and Aston Martin, has expanded its planned asset sale to include additional overseas businesses as it looks to reduce leverage, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

What Samardzich already knew: No risk, no reward

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

Barb Samardzich, who is retiring Oct. 1 as vice president and COO of Ford of Europe, was told by a boss at Ford 16 years ago that he “didn't think it was worth the risk” of her taking a job he perceived to be almost impossible.... Read More »

Ford’s Samardzich: ‘I wanted to retire earlier rather than later’

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2016

Now that Ford of Europe is profitable again, COO Barb Samardzich is retiring and returning home to the U.S. before deciding on the next step in her career. The head of Ford South America will replace her.... Read More »

Ford, tequila maker Jose Cuervo team up on bioplastic project

1:59 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

Ford said it’s working with tequila producer Jose Cuervo to turn discarded agave plant fibers into bioplastic parts for vehicles.... 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 »

VIDEO: First Shift: GMC to take on Jeep?

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

GMC to take on Jeep?; Takata manipulated test results in reports to Honda, audit finds; States plan to sue VW; Audi to boost EV spending - report; Ford Super Duty towing boast.... Read More »

Ford sees weak pound as Brexit headache

July 19, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford of Europe expects a weak pound rather than reduced consumer confidence to be the biggest risk for car demand in the UK following the country's vote to quit the EU.... Read More »

Ford's redesigned Super Duty pickup raises performance ante

12:30 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Ford used the weight savings from an aluminum body to beef up the capabilities of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickups, which it says will beat the competition in towing, payload, torque and diesel horsepower ratings.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FBI, SEC probe FCA sales reporting

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

FBI, SEC probe FCA sales reporting; U.S. likely to miss 54.5 mpg goal; Delays at Saleen rile Mustang dealers; Ford executive shuffle; Germany mulls black boxes for auto-piloted cars.... Read More »

Ford appoints new Europe COO, makes treasurer Smart Mobility CFO

9:55 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Ford today appointed a new Europe COO and expanded its corporate treasurer's role to include financial oversight of its recently created Smart Mobility subsidiary. Ford also said Barb Samardzich, 57, is retiring Oct. 1 as vice president and COO of Ford of Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Steep hike in CAFE fines

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

NHTSA plans steep hike in CAFE fines; Update coming to Tesla's Autopilot?; GM pickup truck incentives more than double; Redesigned Enclave, next-gen Regal in Buick pipeline.... Read More »

GM boosts discounts on big pickups as summer truck war heats up

2:51 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

GM more than doubled discounts on some of its large pickups in July's first 10 days after U.S. sales of the highly profitable models fell last month despite ads attacking the durability of Ford's aluminum-bodied trucks.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: 'Pokemon Go' pushback

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

'Pokemon Go' pushback: Game craze prompts safety warnings; Detroit 3 share swaps; Jeep on global climb; Takata settles Fla. case; $255M Denso payout; Stamps depict vintage pickups.... Read More »

ZAC PALMER

BLOG: Fist bumps and shock installation, Ford 'co-bots' do it all

2:45 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

The "co-bots" have arrived at Ford's assembly plant in Cologne, Germany, and can do it all it seems.... Read More »

Japan's aluminum fabricators beef up U.S. output, betting on rising auto use

12:28 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

Japanese aluminum products makers such as UACJ and Kobe Steel are boosting output capacity in the U.S. in a bid to snare market share as automakers turn to the lighter metal to meet stricter environmental rules.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Jeep gets billion-dollar boost

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

Jeep gets a billion-dollar boost from FCA, and a lovefest in Toledo hometown; U.S. senator seeks answers on Tesla safety; Ford backing map venture; Brexit slows European sales growth.... 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 »

Ford hikes horsepower, torque on 2017 F-150's 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine

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

When the 2017 Ford F-150 arrives at dealership lots this fall, the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine under the hood will have more power. The second-generation engine will have 50 more pounds-feet of torque and an additional 10 hp, raising the numbers to 470 pounds-feet of torque and 375 hp.... 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 »

STILL THE ONE: JEEP AT 75

The industry's most copied brand

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

Jeep can claim many milestones. But here's one you may not have thought of: It's the most copied brand of American vehicles.... Read More »

How Bob Lutz took aim at the Cherokee

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

Jeep, now celebrating its 75th anniversary, has spawned many a competitor, though few have been as successful as the Ford Explorer. And it was future Chrysler guy Bob Lutz who put Ford hot on the trail of the then-new XJ Cherokee in the 1980s.... Read More »

Why it's a 'Jeep' and not a 'Leaping Lena'

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

It's one of the eternal mysteries surrounding Jeep: Where does the name come from? Well, there is no shortage of theories.... Read More »

F-150 sales undented by Chevy attack ad

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

The Chevy Silverado gained market share after running ads attacking the Ford F-150 pickup as too flimsy. But so did the F-150.... 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
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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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