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Aston Martin will open Silverstone test center

June 21, 2018 15:41 CET

Aston Martin will open a test and development center at Silverstone, the home of British Formula One racing, as the automaker continues to expand ahead of a possible stock market flotation.... Read More »

FUTURE HUES

BASF's color palette for 2022 combines technical utility, visual aesthetics

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2018

Gray, blue, white and black surfaced as 2022 model year color predictions from automotive paint supplier BASF as the need to "keep it real" with technological advancements such as autonomous vehicles becomes a reality.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler slams EU regulators over $35 million tax bill

June 21, 2018 14:12 CET

Fiat Chrysler accused EU competition regulators of over-reaching their powers and acting as a supranational tax authority when they ruled against its tax deal with Luxembourg.... Read More »

VW truck & bus unit to be renamed Traton

June 21, 2018 10:32 CET

Volkswagen Group will rename its truck & bus division Traton Group as it prepares to raise funds for global expansion in commercial vehicles.... Read More »

Volvo CEO says auto tariffs threaten jobs at U.S. plant

June 21, 2018 09:37 CET

If the U.S. imposes tariffs on foreign cars, and trading partners retaliate, that could chill Volvo Cars' plans to add jobs at its new U.S. plant, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said.... Read More »

Daimler cuts 2018 profit outlook as tariffs strike U.S.-made SUVs

5:59 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018

Daimler said profit would fall in 2018 as new import tariffs on light vehicles exported from the United States to China would hurt sales of high-margin Mercedes-Benz SUVs.... Read More »

Commerce secretary faces heat from GOP senators over auto, steel tariffs

3:19 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018

Senators criticized Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for investigating possible trade action on auto imports along with the Trump administration's metals tariffs.... Read More »

Canada's Trudeau doubts Trump wants to impose auto tariffs

7:03 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he doubted whether U.S. President Donald Trump would carry out a threat to impose tariffs on light vehicles, given the economic damage such a move would cause.... Read More »

Volvo extends global footprint with U.S. factory

June 20, 2018 12:00 CET

Volvo will extend its global manufacturing footprint with the inauguration of its U.S. plant, where it is investing about $1.1 billion to start production this autumn of the S60 for the domestic and global markets.... Read More »

2018 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Suzuki keeps Jimny's gritty look for new generation

June 20, 2018 09:27 CET

Suzuki is gearing up to launch the fourth generation of its long-running Jimny small SUV 20 years after the third-generation model went on sale. Pictures released by Suzuki show the same angular two-box design that the Jimny has had since its launch in 1970.... Read More »

Audi drops A1 diesel variant due to low demand

June 20, 2018 14:38 CET

Audi's new A1 Sportback subcompact hatchback will launch without a diesel version and will only be available in a five-door format.... Read More »

German automakers willing to drop all tariffs with U.S., report says

12:08 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018

German automakers would abandon car tariffs between the EU and the United States in exchange for President Trump dropping a 25 percent tax threat on European auto imports, according to a report.... Read More »

BORN IN THE USA

Volvo's S60 signals 'dynamic' powertrain changes

11:15 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2018

The redesigned Volvo S60 compact sport sedan will be Volvo's first U.S.-manufactured vehicle and its first new-generation model to be sold without a diesel variant.... Read More »

Volvo CEO sees trade war making car shopping more like a crummy meal

4:41 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018

The Trump administration risks spoiling the experience American auto shoppers have in showrooms by limiting options and making vehicles more expensive, Volvo Car Group's chief executive officer said.... Read More »

GM starts work on $65 million parts distribution operation

4:27 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018

GM is expanding its ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts operations with a $65 million processing center. The project represents GM's largest outlay for a U.S. warehousing and logistics operation in nearly 40 years.... Read More »

Tesla's alleged saboteur sued by carmaker over data theft

1:10 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018

Tesla sued a former employee for hacking its confidential and trade secret information, transferring several gigabytes to outsiders along with illicit photos of the production line.... Read More »

Audi's detained CEO, Stadler, questioned by prosecutors, report says

June 20, 2018 17:18 CET

Munich prosecutors questioned Audi's arrested CEO, Rupert Stadler, about the automaker's diesel-cheating scandal on Wednesday, Reuters reported.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2018

When a crisis strikes, a company's board must spring into action and take charge to quickly restore confidence. After Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested over VW Group's diesel scandal, old loyalties took precedence over damage control.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis

5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2018

When a crisis strikes, a company's board must spring into action and take charge to quickly restore confidence. After Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested over VW Group's diesel scandal, old loyalties took precedence over damage control.... Read More »

GM steps up 3D printing efforts to find new plant efficiencies

9:08 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2018

General Motors is increasing the use of 3D printing at its plants to streamline operations, which has the potential to save millions of dollars in annual production costs.... Read More »

A KOREAN SWEEP

Genesis, Kia, Hyundai top J.D. Power quality rankings for 1st time

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2018

Korean brands secured the top three spots in J.D. Power's annual report card on new-vehicle quality for the first time in the study's 31-year history. New quality at the Detroit 3 continues to improve faster than the overall industry.... Read More »

Porsche buys stake in Croatian electric supercar startup

June 20, 2018 10:00 CET

Porsche has bought a 10 percent stake in Rimac Automobili, a Croatian startup that specializes in superfast electric supercars.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Korean automakers score initial quality trifecta

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2018

Korean automakers score initial quality trifecta; Hyundai, Audi join forces in fuel-cell push; Ford, VW explore commercial van alliance; Volvo's 'big deal'; Colo. to follow Calif.?... Read More »

Audi, Hyundai to cooperate on fuel cell vehicles

June 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Audi and Hyundai said they will cooperate on developing fuel cell vehicles. The agreement will give Audi and other brands in the Volkswagen Group access to parts that are based on Hyundai's development of the ix35 Fuel Cell SUV and its successor, the Nexo.... Read More »

2018 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Tesla's rise causes rivals to misallocate spending, analyst says

June 20, 2018 06:01 CET

While many credit Tesla with pushing the industry toward electrified powertrains, analyst Max Warburton of Alliance Bernstein said the company could be responsible for causing automakers to make a significant misallocation of their capital.... Read More »

 
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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When a crisis strikes, a company's board must spring into action and take charge to quickly restore ...
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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