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Lincoln enjoys Continental lift

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2017

A dealership general manager says his used-car lot is full of BMW 7-series sedans that buyers have traded in for the Continental.... Read More »

Ford expands use of augmented reality for design

12:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

Ford is hoping to speed up vehicle design time and supplement traditional techniques like clay modeling with a new-age technology: augmented reality.... Read More »

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BLOG: Ford to pull plug on Fiesta ST in North America, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

The Ford Fiesta ST might be a favorite among enthusiasts and autocrossers, but it doesn't look like Ford sees enough demand to support the next-generation pocket rocket in North America.... Read More »

Ford schedules downtime at 5 N.A. assembly plants amid slowing sales

2:57 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Ford said it will temporarily shut down production lines at five assembly plants in North America before the end of the year to fix recalled commercial vans and reduce output of slow-selling cars.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Volvo said to double S.C. plant investment

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Volvo reportedly doubling S.C. plant investment; Ford plans downtime at five N.A. factories; Ram's heavy-duty recall; 80 mpg by 2050?; Making it safer for humans to work with robots.... Read More »

Ford to shut down Transit lines for a week

10:43 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Ford plans to shut down Transit production at its Kansas City Assembly Plant for seven days starting next week amid slumping sales for the nation's best-selling large van.... Read More »

Q&A: TITO MELEGA

Bringing more mobility to marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Tito Melega, the new creative chief of Ford's agency plans to invoke the company's long and global legacy of moving people.... Read More »

Ford explores strategic alliance with India's Mahindra

7:03 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Ford Motor Co. and Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. are exploring forming a strategic alliance as the U.S. automaker tries to gain a foothold in a country that's set to become the world's third-biggest car market.... Read More »

Ford CEO Hackett to speak at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Hackett, who spent two decades running a Michigan office-furniture-maker, will be a keynote evening speaker at the Automotive News World Congress in January.... Read More »

Ford expands Russian production on SUV demand

Sept. 15, 2017 10:51 CET

Ford's Russian joint venture plans to increase production to meet growing demand for SUVs and light commercial vehicles.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Bracing for Irma... recovering from Harvey

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2017

Bracing for Irma, recovering from Harvey: 'Vicious uppercut' for Fla.?, Lost cars could top 130K; VW's mobility platform; Volvo valet venture; Ford owners livid about lug nuts.... Read More »

Lincoln to electrify all models by 2022, report says

4:28 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2017

Lincoln will offer hybrid gasoline-electric versions of all its U.S. models by 2022, sources familiar with the plans told Reuters. Details could be announced as early as early October.... Read More »

Ford CEO plans to share vision with UAW before Wall Street

10:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2017

Before he lays out his plans for Ford to Wall Street analysts and investors, new CEO Jim Hackett is going to share his vision for the automaker with leaders of the UAW.... Read More »

Ford adds new diesel, awd to EcoSport

Sept. 6, 2017 10:24 CET

Ford hopes to give its EcoSport a sales boost in Europe's increasingly competitive subcompact SUV segment by adding four-wheel drive and a new diesel engine, along with a bolder look.... Read More »

Ford ad agency picks new global creative leader

3:20 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2017

WPP's dedicated Ford agency has hired Tito Melega, an Argentinian native with nearly two decades of auto ad agency experience, as its global chief creative officer.... Read More »

Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head

Sept. 5, 2017 10:04 CET

Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford after stints working for General Motors, Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for September

Sept. 4, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at why Ford, Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen are packing their new subcompact cars with cutting-edge technology.... Read More »

AUGUST U.S. SALES

U.S. sales slip; SAAR falls to 16.13 million on Harvey impact

9:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

U.S. light-vehicles sales slipped 1.8 percent last month and the seasonally adjusted, annualized pace of sales fell to the lowest level -- 16.13 million -- since February 2014 behind a late-month wallop from Hurricane Harvey.... Read More »

FORD: Volume slips on SUV slide, storm

12:33 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

Ford reported an August sales decline of 2.1 percent driven by a drop in demand for normally hot-selling crossovers and SUVs -- and damage from Hurricane Harvey.... Read More »

Flex-N-Gate to build r&d operation near Detroit

1:40 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

Supplier Flex-N-Gate plans to invest $2.2 million and create 50 jobs at a new r&d center near Detroit in Sterling Heights, Mich.... Read More »

ANE's September issue goes live Monday

Sept. 1, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, September 4. The new edition looks at why Ford, Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen are packing their new subcompact cars with cutting-edge technology.... Read More »

Ford recalls 143,000 vehicles in North America

4:10 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2017

Ford issued four recalls covering about 143,000 vehicles in North America. The largest is for roughly 141,000 2015-17 F-150 Crew Cab pickups and 2017 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab pickups.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: In storm's wake, thousands of ruined cars

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2017

In storm's wake, a sea of ruined cars; How to spot flood damage; Bigger use for Ford self-driving tech?; GM doubling design space; Mini EV peek; Using Bitcoin tech in ride-sharing.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Ford expands Fiesta family

Aug. 30, 2017 10:11 CET

Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta customers who now have more money to spend and people downsizing from compact cars who don't want to compromise on technology.... Read More »

Industry responds to Harvey disaster

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2017

The auto industry is responding to the Hurricane Harvey disaster with financial assistance and other relief efforts.... Read More »

 
Labor gain and strain loom from EV shift

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24 2017

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The auto industry's move toward electrification has been driven by the rising anti-diesel sentiment ...
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Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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