OEM Coverage

Ford’s Samardzich: ‘I wanted to retire earlier rather than later’

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

Now that Ford of Europe is profitable again, COO Barb Samardzich is retiring and returning home to the U.S. before deciding on the next step in her career. The head of Ford South America will replace her.... Read More »

Hyundai r&d chief: No fear of Apple, Google

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

Google won't challenge old-school metal-benders by trying to make cars, says Hyundai Motor Group's global r&d chief.... Read More »

DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: When are humans still better than computers?

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

Letting technology drive our cars is a more nuanced issue than it may initially seem. At least at the current level of development, we're caught between conflicting realities.... Read More »

BRADFORD WERNLE

BLOG: Car-hacking has the industry's highest level of attention, conference shows

4:16 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

If the 500-strong crowd at the Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit here today is any indication, cybersecurity now has the automobile industry's undivided attention.... Read More »

GM, Isuzu end pickup truck tie-up in Asia; GM eyes more upscale market

6:22 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

GM and Isuzu have agreed to stop working together on developing midsize pickup trucks made in Asia, as the U.S. automaker focuses on the higher end of the market while the Japanese firm sticks to selling vehicles for everyday commercial purposes.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

For Elon Musk, Tesla's impresario, the latest act falls flat

12:12 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

The hints, the tweets, the will-he-or-won't-he suspense. It was classic showman Elon Musk. Then his much-hyped 1,500-word manifesto dropped and -- whiff.... Read More »

FCA recalling 410,000 vehicles for software, wiring issues

3:32 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is recalling nearly 410,000 vehicles worldwide because of a defect that can lead to a loss of propulsion.... Read More »

FCA cites 124 dealerships for excellence in customer sales, service

5:11 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

A new awards program by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has encouraged many of its dealerships to raise their scores in surveys of service customer satisfaction -- in some instances to historically high levels -- the automaker says.... Read More »

Axalta acquires United Paint's automotive coatings business

3:43 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

Axalta Coating Systems has acquired United Paint and Chemical's automotive interior coatings business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.... Read More »

Auto industry should enlist hackers to aid in cybersecurity, panelists say

3:47 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

If the auto industry wants protection from the most talented players in the cybersecurity field, then it needs to attract hackers, panelists said today at the Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit.... Read More »

Samsung invests $449 million in China's BYD

10:19 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

Samsung pursued a stake in EV specialist BYD after an affiliate was among foreign battery makers left off a list of suppliers approved by China, where sales of EVs are surging and the government has sped up construction of charging points. For Samsung, the foray into the auto industry is also a way to help make up for declining growth in hardware businesses such as televisions and smartphones.... Read More »

Automotive Hall of Fame mulls move to downtown Detroit

11:49 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

After nearly 20 years in Dearborn, Mich., the Automotive Hall of Fame's president says it's time to move the museum to downtown Detroit.... Read More »

McLaren sees Brexit vote benefit from weaker pound

July 22, 2016 17:09 CET

McLaren Automotive said the fall in the value of sterling since Britons voted to leave the EU was benefiting the company financially.... Read More »

Autoliv net income gains 8.5% in Q2 as airbag business grows

12:46 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

Swedish safety products supplier Autoliv said it posted gains across all its product lines during the second quarter as it generated more airbag business than expected in the wake of the Takata recall crisis.... Read More »

Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief

July 22, 2016 11:59 CET

Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. Seeger currently serves as head of Mercedes in Turkey and will succeed Ola Kaellenius who will take over as development head when Thomas Weber retires.... Read More »

Daimler accelerates Mercedes electric car plans

July 22, 2016 10:39 CET

Daimler has accelerated development of Mercedes electric cars, CEO Dieter Zetsche said, adding that he saw the vehicle segment gaining market share.... Read More »

Volvo plans self-driving car by 2021 to challenge BMW

July 22, 2016 12:01 CET

Volvo plans to sell a model able to pilot itself down the highway by 2021. The carmaker needs expertise in software and cloud services and is looking into various partnerships, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said.... Read More »

BMW may open electric car battery factory in Thailand

July 22, 2016 10:56 CET

BMW Group is considering building a factory to produce batteries for plug-in hybrid vehicles in Thailand, the country's industry minister said.... Read More »

PSA wins Iran production deal for Citroen brand

July 22, 2016 10:56 CET

PSA has unveiled an Iranian deal to build three Citroen models through a new joint venture. The framework deal follows a production agreement last month between sibling brand Peugeot and state-owned Iran Khodro. PSA's smaller DS badge has also clinched a distribution agreement in the country.... Read More »

U.S. Energy department expands EV charging loan guarantees

5:47 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

The White House is expanding a federal loan guarantee program to include companies building electric vehicle charging stations, as part of a broader effort to boost EV sales.... Read More »

GM says Brexit 'not a good omen,' mulls cuts in Europe

July 21, 2016 14:44 CET

GM said it was considering cost cuts in Europe to offset up to $400 million of potential headwinds triggered by Britain's Brexit vote, calling into question the carmaker's ability to return Opel and Vauxhall to a full-year profit.... Read More »

BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief

July 21, 2016 13:36 CET

BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, to the company's management board as head of the purchasing and supplier network.... Read More »

Musk's new Tesla 'master plan' comes with big price tag

4:10 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Elon Musk's latest "master plan" for Tesla Motors to develop an electric commercial truck, a public bus, a pickup and systems to enable fully autonomous driving, could cost $2 billion to $3 billion or more, experts and analysts said Thursday.... Read More »

GM may recall another 4.3M vehicles for Takata airbags; cost could reach $550 million

10:16 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

General Motors said in a securities filing on Thursday it may be forced by U.S. regulators to recall another 4.3 million vehicles for Takata airbag inflators -- a call-back that would cost it $550 million.... Read More »

GM Q2 net income more than doubles to $2.87 billion

7:30 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

General Motors' strategy of focusing on retail sales in North America paid off in the second quarter, with net income more than doubling from the year-earlier quarter. GM reported overall net income of $2.87 billion in the second quarter, up from $1.12 billion in the second quarter of 2015.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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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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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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