OEM Coverage

Gestamp to open r&d center near Detroit

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Spanish metal stamper Gestamp's North American unit plans to open a new r&d center north of Detroit in Auburn Hills, Mich., later this year.... Read More »

Daimler fights $45M compensation claim from supplier in VW dispute

Aug. 22, 2016 16:19 CET

Daimler is fighting a $45 million compensation claim from the supplier Prevent Group, which is also seeking damages from Volkswagen Group.... Read More »

Mitsubishi recalls 82,436 vehicles for transmission problems

11:23 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors is recalling 82,436 vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years because a transmission problem could delay acceleration.... Read More »

Hyundai recalls '13 Elantras for deteriorating brake pads

10:53 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 64,500 Elantra sedans from the 2013 model year because the brake pedal stopper pads can deteriorate over time.... Read More »

BASIC TRAINING

Army develops autonomous vehicles for use on bases first, battlefields next

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

A pilot program at Fort Bragg will use autonomous vehicles to transport wounded soldiers to the hospital for treatment. The technology is expected to be used as building blocks for driverless vehicles on the battlefield.... Read More »

REAL DEAL?

Cadillac Escala concept shows hints of the future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

After teasing the public with dramatic and unlikely concept cars in two previous years, Cadillac used this year's Monterey Car Week to glimpse into a future that will actually happen.... Read More »

Mercedes-Maybach concept is really, really long

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Mercedes revealed a Maybach-branded two-plus-two concept that is heavily influenced by the "aero coupes" of yesteryear, but with a modern electric engine and high-tech interior.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. Francois Dossa remembers the exact day of the meeting because it changed his life.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Supplier rift hits six VW plants

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Supplier rift hits six VW plants, 27,700 workers; Toyota restarts Venezuela factory; Experts: Luxury dealerships taking buy-sell bite; Subaru's product pipeline; A presidential spin.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. Francois Dossa remembers the exact day of the meeting because it changed his life.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Dealers celebrate anniversaries with Chevrolet, Toyota and Honda.... Read More »

JUST ARRIVED

2017 Bentley Bentayga

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

The 2017 Bentley Bentayga has an all-new 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged W-12 engine and ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.... Read More »

Honda hatches new Civic model

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Honda's first five-door Civic hatchback for the U.S. will go on sale as a 2017 model.... Read More »

Obituary

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Ernie Lofton, former head of the UAW's Ford department, died Aug. 4. He was 84.... Read More »

OESA becomes 2nd title sponsor of PACE Awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association is joining EY as the second title sponsor for the Automotive News PACE Awards.... Read More »

Camaro celebrates 50

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Chevrolet is celebrating a milestone birthday for the Camaro, the first iteration of which debuted in the summer of 1966. Chevrolet created several special events last week for the muscle car's 50th birthday. They included a Camaro owners cruise on Detroit's famed Woodward Avenue and its own car show at the Woodward Dream Cruise, set for Saturday, Aug. 20.... Read More »

Akerson: Trump can't be our CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Former GM CEO Dan Akerson endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president and sharply criticized Donald Trump.... Read More »

Jeep descends on downtown Toledo to celebrate its 75th anniversary

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

An estimated 30,000 or more Jeep enthusiasts jammed into downtown Toledo, Ohio, on Aug. 13 for a parade and Jeep-only show to mark the 75th anniversary of the hot-selling brand.... Read More »

Mitsubishi pivots to crossovers and plug-ins

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Mitsubishi is hoping to ride recent momentum — and consumers' unending appetite for trucks — to new growth in the near future.... Read More »

New world of possibilities for Subaru

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Subaru is switching to a new global architecture that it says will guarantee competitiveness through 2025.... Read More »

Japan's small 3 play to their strengths

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Lacking the budget for a blanket approach, Mazda, Mitsubishi and Subaru are aligning their vehicle lineups to play to their strengths -- and juice profits at the same time.... Read More »

Hyundai sets a course for new autonomous testing ground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Hyundai aims to ramp up autonomous-driving development in the U.S. by tapping an expansive testing ground being built at an abandoned bomber factory complex outside Detroit.... Read More »

VW says 6 plants hit by production stoppages

Aug. 21, 2016 20:28 CET

VW is extending production cuts to six factories in Germany after a supplier dispute halted delivery of car seats and transmission parts. Golf and Passat production has been hit by the dispute.... Read More »

Toyota restarts production in Venezuela after six months

7:53 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2016

Toyota said it restarted its Venezuelan factory after six months without producing vehicles because of hard currency shortages, good news for the South American nation suffering a roiling recession that has closed many factories.... Read More »

Routes diverge in the race to remove the fallible driver

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2016

Ford has staked its future on a grandiose moonshot, taking more time to test exhaustively before making one giant leap to full automation. Meanwhile, Uber, GM and Tesla are more gradually shifting responsibility from the driver to the vehicle, essentially putting customers in the midst of their development processes.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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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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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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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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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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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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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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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
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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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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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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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