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Interpol seeks 5 ex-VW managers over emissions fraud, report says

1:21 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

The United States has issued international arrest warrants for five former VW managers accused of wrongdoing in the carmaker's diesel emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

GM safety practices no longer under NHTSA oversight; meetings will continue

4:16 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

GM's safety practices are no longer under the oversight of federal regulators, but the automaker said it plans to keep meeting with them at least monthly about potential defects.... Read More »

Accuride agrees to acquire German wheel supplier

10:17 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

Automotive wheel and related parts supplier Accuride agreed to acquire German competitor Mefro Wheels in its second acquisition this quarter.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Why the gap in Grand Caravan output

3:30 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

Why the gap in Grand Caravan output; Who next to lead Uber?; Tesla confirms talks on China plant; Univ. of Michigan driverless shuttle; FCA backs recall-repair push.... Read More »

Front-end supplier HBPO adding two plants in Mexico

12:24 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

HBPO, which makes front-end modular systems, is expanding its North American presence by adding two new plants in Mexico.... Read More »

Tesla exploring China car plant with Shanghai government

11:47 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

Tesla said it is exploring the possibility of establishing a Chinese manufacturing plant with the Shanghai municipal government.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Takata bankruptcy days away, report says

8:30 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

Takata bankruptcy days away, report says; No hurry on NAFTA talks; EU fines lighting suppliers; Relief for truck-strapped Mercedes dealers; Musk, Barra make Top 100 CEOs list.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Automakers can overcome industry disruptors, Seat president says

June 22, 2017 14:12 CET

Tech companies may have an advantage as innovators in the battle for leadership of the future market for mobility but only automakers have the industrial scale to make new developments a reality for the masses, Seat President Luca de Meo says.... Read More »

UK seeks to be world leader in autonomous and electric vehicles

June 22, 2017 10:23 CET

The UK government plans to invest more than 800 million pounds ($1 billion) in driverless and zero-emissions vehicle technology as it seeks to become a leader in the field, which it believes may be worth 28 billion pounds to the economy by 2035.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan plans driverless ride-hailing and ride-sharing services

June 22, 2017 12:45 CET

Renault-Nissan plans to launch driverless ride-hailing and ride-sharing services as the alliance looks beyond making and selling cars. The alliance is testing a system with a Japanese software company and French public transport operator.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Lamborghini boss uses F1 experience to push brand further

June 22, 2017 06:01 CET

Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali is trying to instill a sense of urgency in the supercar maker that he says helped keep him sharp when he was head of Ferrari's Formula One team.... Read More »

Takata will file for bankruptcy on Monday, report says

June 22, 2017 10:55 CET

Takata will seek bankruptcy protection from creditors on Monday, Reuters reported. The supplier faces billions of dollars in liabilities stemming from the biggest recall in automotive history.... Read More »

For thousands of U.S. auto workers, downturn comes fast

4:03 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

After seven straight years of sales gains, the days when auto plants throughout the Midwest were running flat-out because of high demand for nearly every type of vehicle are over.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Volvo eyes even tougher sales target

June 21, 2017 18:41 CET

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the automaker has the potential to exceed its goal of selling 800,000 vehicles annually by 2020. Volvo sold a record 534,332 vehicles last year and Samuelsson is confident the company will set a new all-time high in 2017.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

EVs are 'clearly' the future despite slow start, Renault's Normand says

June 21, 2017 11:36 CET

The global market for electric cars has not grown as fast as Renault expected but EVs are "clearly" the future, the automaker's EV boss, Gilles Normand, told attendees of the 2017 Automotive News Europe Congress.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Toyota knows it needs partners to meet mobility services challenge

June 21, 2017 18:23 CET

Toyota is open to partnerships to counter the challenges posed by new mobility companies such as Uber, Executive Vice President Didier Leroy said.... Read More »

Kia tops J.D. Power quality rankings amid shake-up

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

Kia took the top spot in J.D. Power's annual report card on vehicle quality for a second consecutive year. The annual industry ratings reached a new record and domestic brands maintained their edge over foreign rivals.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Lynk & CO boss says 'brutal' simplicity is key to brand's future

June 21, 2017 15:19 CET

Lynk & CO's boss believes the key for the upstart brand's future success is to be “brutally simple.” The Zhejiang Geely subsidiary plans to limit model variations and harmonize prices across the euro area, Alain Visser said.... Read More »

Tesla snubs J.D. Power for Initial Quality Study data

4:48 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

How do the quality ratings for the 2017 Tesla Model S and Model X compare to competitors? They don't, based off J.D. Power's 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study.... Read More »

Aston Martin recalls Vantage cars over transmission software problem

June 21, 2017 09:50 CET

Aston Martin is recalling 1,658 Vantage cars after problems with a transmission software update led to incidents in China in which some cars stalled and lost power.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. So far the results have been mixed.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. So far the results have been mixed.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Cooperation, customer focus key to mobility services success

June 21, 2017 16:05 CET

Cooperation, customer focus and profitability should be priorities as traditional car companies expand into future mobility services such as car-sharing, industry experts said at the Automotive News Europe Congress.... Read More »

EU fines Automotive Lighting and Hella over cartel but Valeo escapes punishment

June 21, 2017 14:12 CET

The EU has fined Automotive Lighting and Hella 27 million euros ($30.1 million) for operating a cartel. Valeo escaped a fine because it revealed the cartel's existence.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Uber CEO resigns under pressure

8:15 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

Uber CEO's exit follows string of controversies; Tesla, Autopilot chief part ways; Volvo spins out Polestar unit to make high-performance EVs; Jaguar plans E-Pace; The value of tech.... Read More »

 
Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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Piech isolated at family gathering

Christiaan Hetzner
7:16 am U.S. ET | May 30 2017

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Ferdinand Piech made what may be the last appearance at his family's holding company that controls a ...
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After Fields, is anyone safe?

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2017

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
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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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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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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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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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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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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer. ...
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BM ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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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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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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