OEM Coverage

BMW halts project talks after Daimler disclosed alleged collusion to authorities, report says

July 26, 2017 09:39 CET

BMW has suspended talks with Daimler on future cooperation projects after its rival disclosed alleged collusion among German automakers to cartel authorities, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported... Read More »

Ex-FCA labor chief Iacobelli, widow of UAW VP charged in lucrative conspiracy

2:21 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2017

A U.S. grand jury in Detroit charged former FCA labor chief Alphons Iacobelli and the widow of a deceased UAW vice president in a broad conspiracy to pocket illegal money and gifts.... Read More »

Ford profit edges up on lower tax rate

7:00 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2017

Foreign tax credits helped Ford's second-quarter net income rise 3.7 percent to $2.04 billion, but the automaker reduced its pretax profit outlook for the rest of the year amid declining U.S. sales.... Read More »

UAW hires outside counsel to lead internal investigation

6:31 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2017

UAW President Dennis Williams said independent, outside counsel would lead an internal investigation into allegations that union officials were illegally funneled $1.2 million by FCA's former labor chief.... Read More »

Holiefield, future wife received $1.2 million from worker training funds, indictment says

5:57 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2017

While the UAW's General Holiefield negotiated with FCA at the bargaining table, he and his future wife were living luxuriously with money that was supposed to help train workers, prosecutors charged.... Read More »

Lear Q2 net rises 10% to $312 million

1:26 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2017

Lear posted a 10 percent increase in profit for the second quarter from growth in seating revenue and higher margins. The supplier reported net income of $311.9 million.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ex-FCA exec, widow of UAW VP indicted

3:45 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2017

Ex-FCA exec, widow of UAW official accused of payoff scheme; Hackett: 'A lot of work to do' at Ford; Porsche keeps appeal crown; Jitters for Tesla buyers.... Read More »

Mazda lifts veil on CX-8 crossover for Japan

2:22 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2017

Mazda has given a better idea of what its Japan-only, three-row crossover is going to look like.... Read More »

Porsche repeats as most appealing brand, Power says

10:00 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2017

Luxury brands again dominate the top spots in J.D. Power's latest study of new-vehicle appeal. Genesis debuted at No. 2, followed by BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in the top five.... Read More »

Daimler CEO Zetsche vows to fight for diesel's survival

July 26, 2017 12:19 CET

Daimler is conducting a thorough investigation into allegations of diesel cheating as the automaker seeks to burnish the technology's battered reputation amid an onslaught of negative news for an industry reeling from scandals.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford posts $2B profit for Q2

8:30 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2017

Ford posts $2B profit; Earnings drop at Hyundai, rise at Daimler; Asbury axes Q Auto stores; Zetsche defends diesel; Petrol-car prohibition push; Buick, GMC future product.... Read More »

PSA sets first-half profitability record on pricing gains

July 26, 2017 08:37 CET

PSA increased sales and profit in the first half, setting a profitability record at its automotive division, after the automaker boosted sales of new, more expensive cars such as the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 SUVs.... Read More »

Hyundai faces weak outlook as U.S., China woes persist, dent Q2 results

6:18 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2017

Hyundai posted its smallest quarterly net profit in five years, falling dismally short of estimates, and warned the second half of 2017 would be challenging as political headwinds hit sales in China and slow U.S. demand continues.... Read More »

Daimler says strategy review may result in legally separate entities

July 26, 2017 10:22 CET

Daimler is reviewing its company structure and may legally separate some divisions if it helps to make the company more customer focused.... Read More »

Daimler earnings rise 15% as cartel allegations cloud sales gains

July 26, 2017 08:09 CET

Daimler, reeling from allegations of decades-long collusion with other German automakers, reported a 15 percent jump in second-quarter profit as its Mercedes brand delivered another double-digit boost to revenue.... Read More »

GM launching over-the-air updates 'before 2020,' Barra says

12:35 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

GM CEO Mary Barra said the company plans to launch a new electrical vehicle architecture and infotainment system capable of over-the-air updates "before 2020."... Read More »

GM faces earnings test as several plants retool

7:30 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

The discipline that helped GM beat Wall Street expectations for nine consecutive quarters will be put to the test in the coming months because several of its most profitable plants will temporarily close for retooling.... Read More »

U.S. said to review allegations that German automakers colluded

July 25, 2017 10:00 CET

U.S. Justice Department officials are looking into allegations that BMW, VW Group and Daimler colluded on technology, strategy and parts to gain an advantage over rivals, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

VW exec Oliver Schmidt expected to plead guilty in emissions cheating case

11:23 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

Oliver Schmidt, one of the eight VW executives charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal, plans to plead guilty on August 4 in U.S. District Court in Detroit, a court spokesman said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM's inventory slim-down plan

4:00 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

GM's inventory slim-down plan; BMW's Willisch retiring; Quick CAFE-goal revision?; VW exec to plead guilty; Tesla Model S regains top rating; New roles for Andersson, Nardelli.... Read More »

Israeli settles Mobileye insider trading case with U.S. regulators

12:56 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

An Israeli professor has agreed to pay more than $850,000 to settle U.S. claims he engaged in insider trading in Jerusalem-based Mobileye before its takeover by Intel.... Read More »

BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief

1:37 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. The retirement of Willisch, 61, had been expected.... Read More »

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BLOG: Why new inline-six from Mercedes-Benz matters

11:56 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

When Mercedes-Benz showed its new inline-six engine at this year's Shanghai auto show, it was assumed the engine would reach the United States in the freshened 2018 S-class sedan. It will not.... Read More »

Hot hatches, cubs and profitable paw prints: What people are saying about the Jaguar E-Pace

12:15 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

Jaguar's F-Pace has been a quick hit with consumers in the short time the crossover has been on the market. For an encore, the automaker has added a second, smaller crossover, the E-Pace, to its lineup. Set to arrive in January 2018, the crossover will be available with either a 246- or 296-hp Ingenium 2.0-liter gas engine and standard all-wheel-drive. Here's what people are saying about the latest Jaguar.... Read More »

BMW will build Mini EV in UK despite Brexit risk

July 25, 2017 15:10 CET

BMW will build a full-electric Mini in Oxford, England, despite risks associated with Brexit. The car will be a variant of the brand's core three-door model, BMW said.... Read More »

 
German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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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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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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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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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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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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