OEM Coverage

Tesla's former battery director joins farming startup Plenty

2:41 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Tesla's former director of battery technology has joined Plenty to lead the vertical farming startup's plan to build indoor growing rooms around the world.... Read More »

Porsche tests subscription service

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

An experimental subscription service in Atlanta lets customers switch among up to 22 models for $3,000 a month.... Read More »

Industry resigned to life without NAFTA

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Automakers and suppliers are starting to envision a world without the North American Free Trade Agreement. Signs are growing that the Trump administration is determined to gut the 23-year-old deal.... Read More »

New store, new attitude

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

A new building did more than expand Anchor Subaru. It changed dealer Bob Benoit's outlook and his connection with his customers. Here's his story.... Read More »

Union calls for talks after PSA cuts Vauxhall jobs

Oct. 16, 2017 13:06 CET

Union leaders at PSA's Ellesmere Port factory, which builds Opel/Vauxhall Astras, are calling for talks with the French automaker after PSA said it would cut a quarter of the UK plant's workforce.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Back to work tonight at GM plant?

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Workers at GM Equinox plant voting on deal to end strike; Daimler to split divisions; Pair of Toyota self-driving concepts; Vauxhall, Tesla job cuts; A key element in EV revolution.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Factory, dealers can work better together

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

My sons, Mark and Franklin, and I are standing on my father's and grandfather's shoulders, not only in terms of the business, but the values we try to bring to our work and our relationships.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Unifor is fighting 
for the future of jobs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

For the past nine years, we at CAMI Assembly have worked mandatory overtime, six days a week, 24 hours per day.... Read More »

Cadillac holds off on virtual showrooms

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Cadillac plans to hold off on a key pillar of its Project Pinnacle dealer incentive program and shift its strategy for virtual reality technology in showrooms to larger dealers.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Ford could stand to
 cut salaried workers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

It has been a constant running joke in my 23 years working for Ford Motor Co. in regards to the ratio of salaried workers compared to hourly.... Read More »

Mazda's Moro will speak at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Masahiro Moro, who has helped drive higher brand loyalty since taking over as CEO of Mazda North American Operations last year, will speak Jan. 17 at the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

Industry braces for Kobe Steel scandal fallout

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Global automakers and suppliers are scrambling to learn how much trouble they face after the revelation that Kobe Steel falsified inspection data on metals they used.... Read More »

Mexico’s crossover production adds to trade tensions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

A new generation of light trucks is being built and sold in Mexico, upending traditional notions of the country's place in the North American auto industry.... Read More »

Nissan CEO hands off to Toyota CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

In decorum-obsessed Japan, the auto industry is cooperating to keep Nissan's recent factory inspection scandal from dimming the glitz at this month's Tokyo Motor Show.... Read More »

India's Motherson climbs out of obscurity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Motherson Sumi is India's largest auto parts supplier. It's rapidly becoming one of North America's.... Read More »

Delphi sees gold in over-air service

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Delphi Automotive's newly named electronics business — Aptiv — has its eye on a completely new kind of supplier prize: service work.... Read More »

Samsung vies for $20 billion in auto business

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Samsung probably wouldn't have paid much attention to automotive -- until suddenly the industry started talking about real technology.... Read More »

Valeo: Tech changes will affect 100% of products

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Valeo's director of innovation has sized up how many of the supplier's products will be affected new technologies. The answer? All of them.... Read More »

Q&A: PETER MERTENS

Audi tech strategy: Add EVs, cut big engines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Audi is rethinking its whole engine lineup as it embraces electrification and works with Porsche to co-develop vehicle architecture.... Read More »

5 startups hoping to beat the odds

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2017

Here's a look at 5 startups hoping to beat the odds and become profitable auto manufacturers.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Valeo sees 'triple revolution' in EVs, autonomy and new mobility services

Oct. 15, 2017 06:01 CET

Guillaume Devauchelle, Valeo's head of Innovation, has called the move toward electrification, autonomy, and connectivity and future mobility as "a triple revolution in a very disruptive environment." He explained what that means to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

PACE Awards announces 33 finalists

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2017

Thirty-three innovations from 27 component and technology suppliers around the world have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards.... Read More »

Tesla fired hundreds of employees in past week, reports say

8:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2017

Electric vehicle maker Tesla fired about 400 employees this week, including associates, team leaders and supervisors, according to a local news report and a former employee.... Read More »

Lamborghini retools for new type of customer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2017

As Lamborghini doubles capacity at its factory in Italy to build the new Urus crossover, it also is preparing dealers for sweeping operational and infrastructure changes.... Read More »

Detroit's leather-maker hits a financial wall

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2017

Automotive leather supplier GST lists its woes, despite a global market yearning for premium materials.... Read More »

 
No steering wheel? Not so fast, ZF CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2017

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If you're not ready to trust a computer-driven vehicle that has no steering wheel you're not alone. ...
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How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S ...
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Why Renault predicts big profits from EVs

Luca Ciferri
6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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Renault's investment in electric vehicles is already paying dividends and the automaker said today that its profits from EVs will rise significantly in the next five years,... ...
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Why Marchionne thinks EVs threaten the planet

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne believes that a widespread move to electric vehicles ...
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Industry shifts blame, again, for diesel woes

Christiaan Hetzner
4:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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The industry's favorite tactic since the diesel has come under attack in Europe for excessive emissi ...
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Renault Alaskan shows how Europe's pickup segment is going upscale

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2017

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In many parts of Europe, you're as likely to see a high-end sports car like a Porsche Carrera as a p ...
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Opel's loss of key executives makes turnaround much harder

Christiaan Hetzner
11:02 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25 2017 UPDATED: Sept. 26 18:15 CET - adds no replacement

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Opel faces a tough task replacing the automaker's award-winning marketing chief, Tina Mueller, who i ...
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Labor gain and strain loom from EV shift

Andrea Malan
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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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
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Spain sales rise 4% in Sept. on fleet demand
Spanish new-car sales rose 4.6 percent in September as sales to companies continued to outpace slugg ...
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Italy's September sales increase 8%
Italy's new-car sales rose 8 percent in September to 166,956 units, which was the highest volume the ...
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French sales rise 1% in September
New-car sales rose 1.1 percent in France in September, as the fall selling season began with mixed r ...
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Sales of gasoline cars overtake diesels in Europe
Diesel's European market share fell to 46.3 percent of new-car registrations in the first half, the ...
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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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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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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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Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint
Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle ch ...
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GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief
GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle program ...
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Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company
Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. ...
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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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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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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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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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