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VIDEO: First Shift: New Mitsu R&D chief, lower profits

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

Mitsu names R&D chief, reports 39% profit drop; Toyota forms partnership with Uber; Judge: VW, U.S. making 'substantial progress'; Flex-N-Gate, Cosworth plants; How GM lightens up.... Read More »

Flex-N-Gate to supply Ford from new Detroit plant

3:01 pm U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Auto supplier Flex-N-Gate plans to invest $95 million and buy 30 acres of city land to build a new plant that will create up to 750 jobs in Detroit, after approval today of a $3.5 million performance-based state grant.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Packing heat in the showroom

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

Packing heat in the showroom: Texas dealers weigh options; Bigland's big challenges at Alfa Romeo, Maserati; Mustang out-muscles Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger in crash tests.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: GM lightweighting strategy starts to bear fruit

11:30 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

There's more to lightweighting than shedding pounds. It's about getting the weight out of the vehicle and beating your competitors on cost.... Read More »

Challenger trails Mustang, Camaro in crash tests, IIHS says

11:05 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

The Dodge Challenger may be the fastest and most powerful American muscle car, but in crash tests, the sports coupe, which is in its ninth year, isn't keeping pace with its rivals, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.... Read More »

Ford seeks partnerships as it looks beyond car-making

1:29 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the automaker would look for more partnerships with other companies as it moves to expand beyond manufacturing and selling cars and trucks.... Read More »

Audi, BMW, Mercedes lead in user-friendly connectivity, study shows

May 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi, BMW and Mercedes lead other automakers in offering easy-to-use connected features, a study shows, but more needs to be done to make customers aware of the technology so they don't choose Apple and Google for their Internet-enabled navigation and in-car entertainment.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP

TALK FROM THE TOP with Joe Hinrichs: Restructuring paved way for Ford's renaissance

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

For all of the work Ford has done turning around Europe and growing in China, North America has generated 93 percent of the company's profits since 2011. It generated record earnings of $3.1 billion in the first quarter. Overseeing that profit machine is Joe Hinrichs.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: UAW chief decries Mexico moves

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

UAW chief: Mexico investments 'about cheap labor'; Self-driving Bolts; GM expands ride-share service; Jeep output snag; Cadillac kills ELR; Mopar expansion; Google patents a sticky safety feature.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Chrysler Turbine car shows the future is always changing

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

At some point in the future, when it becomes about as expensive to build a car with a conventional gasoline or diesel engine as it is an electric car, the EV is going to win.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dealer sees new hope for Mitsu

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

Dealer chief sees new hope for Mitsubishi; Ghosn pay proves provocative; Opel denies allegations; Sporty Kia spied; Google vet turns to self-driving big rigs; Ford makes like a tree.... Read More »

'Honked off' Ford purchasing chief sees score go up

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

John Henke, whose Detroit area consulting firm Planning Perspectives, Inc., conducts an annual survey of supplier attitudes toward carmakers, says the results largely reflect the influence of chief purchasing executives. So Ford purchasing chief Hau Thai-Tang was “royally honked off at me” when the 2015 results came out and Ford's score dipped.... Read More »

Fired up for Ford's big Le Mans anniversary

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Ford top brass will turn out en masse at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans next month to commemorate the anniversary of the company's historic 1966 race.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Why Ford picked ex-crane engineering student to lead Europe mobility push

May 14, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford of Europe shunned Silicon Valley talent to launch its latest digital service that is so ambitious it's billed as "doing for car owners what iTunes did for music." The automaker tasked Joerg Ullrich, a former crane engineering student, with launching FordPass in its European markets.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM halts crossovers to fix MPG labels

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

GM stops sale of big crossovers with overstated EPA labels; Bill Ford defends Fields amid stock slump; Report: Magna Steyr to make BMW, Toyota roadsters; Apple invests in Uber rival; Chevy and MLB.... Read More »

GABE NELSON

BLOG: Silicon Valley and Detroit: The best of frenemies

10:15 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

The world is witnessing unprecedented levels of both collaboration and competition between traditional automotive companies and high-tech newcomers such as Google, Uber and Tesla, which increasingly share a conviction that an opportunity has arrived to make transportation safer, cleaner and more accessible.... Read More »

Ford's latest GT a fast sell-out

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

About 6,000 people who want to buy a $400,000-plus Ford GT will get a rejection letter instead. Ford said it received 6,506 completed applications for the first 500 GTs.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Apple, Chinese ride-hailing deal heats up smart-car race

4:00 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

Apple's $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing intensifies a race to acquire technology, talent and market access in a rapidly evolving global personal transportation market. Apple's move comes as auto and technology industry executives and investors are placing bets that self-driving car systems, EVs and ride sharing will eventually converge to allow companies to sell rides in self-driving vehicles, generating revenue day and night.... Read More »

Bill Ford defends CEO Fields as shareholders gripe about stock price

9:57 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2016

Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford defended the company's CEO, Mark Fields, when shareholders complained today about the company's sinking stock price. One investor made a request to bring back former CEO Alan Mulally as an adviser.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Can Nissan save Mitsu in U.S.?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2016

Can Nissan deal save Mitsubishi in U.S.?; What's 'Next' for BMW; Audi expects sales growth, despite challenges; Ford keeps door open to partnerships; LAPD puts Teslas to the test.... Read More »

GM projected to gain market share with 88% redesign of its product line by 2020

1:30 pm U.S. ET | May 11, 2016

General Motors is projected to gain U.S. market share over the next four years as it launches a dozen new crossovers and trucks, according to an annual report on future product plans prepared by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.... Read More »

Federal judge backs jury to clear Missouri Ford store in truth in lending suit

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2016

A federal magistrate judge has let stand a jury verdict in favor of a Kansas City, Mo., Ford store in a Truth in Lending Act suit. The magistrate determined a customer had waived his right to further litigation by agreeing to an earlier settlement of a small claims case related to his vehicle purchase.... Read More »

F-150 to get upgrades under the hood

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

Having switched to an aluminum body for the 2015 model year, the Ford F-150 will get its first major powertrain improvement starting this fall with two 2017 models.... Read More »

Ford finds mixed blessing in end of tiered wages

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2016

Ford executive Joe Hinrichs says the end of two-tier wages eliminated a major source of distraction on the factory floor but changes the company's calculations on shifting work from overseas.... Read More »

Monster month for truck sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2016

Roomy and fuel-efficient crossovers, pickups, vans and SUVs ran car sales off U.S. roads in April. Trucks accounted for 59.3 percent of light vehicles sold in April - the highest level ever for the month. Last April, trucks represented 55.2 percent of the market.... Read More »

 
Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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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 Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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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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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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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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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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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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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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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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