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How a move to N.Y. is reshaping Cadillac

12:53 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2017

In the three years that Johan de Nysschen has been running Cadillac, he has moved the global headquarters to New York's SoHo and has pushed sales to their highest levels in three decades.... Read More »

Tesla agrees to raise pay at German division

Oct. 18, 2017 17:26 CET

Tesla and labor leaders at its German engineering unit agreed a new pay structure that will raise workers' salaries by about 30 percent from current levels.... Read More »

DAVID SEDGWICK

BLOG: Why there's a need for protocol on self-driving car accidents

4:56 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2017

As fleets of robo-taxis start mixing on public roads with cars, motorcycles and pedestrians, accidents will be inevitable -- and so will be the need for a process to deal with them.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Volvo's Polestar could become a credible BMW, Tesla rival

4:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2017

Volvo's Polestar brand claimed some world firsts while unveiling its debut model, the Polestar 1. Polestar's technology could make it a credible rival to the BMW i subbrand and Tesla.... Read More »

2017 TOKYO AUTO SHOW

Toyota to unveil fuel cell family cruiser and city bus

Oct. 18, 2017 11:17 CET

Toyota is targeting a 1,000-km (620-mile) range for the Fine-Comfort Ride fuel concept that will be unveiled at the Tokyo auto show.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mark Fields' new focus: Private equity

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2017

Mark Fields' new focus: Private equity; Lexus mulls future of Weinstein Co. partnership; GM now robot-ready?; Mitsu reveals mid-term plan; 'Moon shot' for startups Lucid, Faraday.... Read More »

Nissan used uncertified inspectors in Japan even after misconduct found

7:08 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2017

Nissan said it conducted uncertified vehicle checks as recently as last week even after revealing the widespread misconduct at its domestic factories.... Read More »

Shell opens first fast EV charging stations in UK

Oct. 18, 2017 12:02 CET

Royal Dutch Shell has launched a fast-charging service for EVs at three UK service stations near London and in northern England.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Auto industry cold on UK joining NAFTA post-Brexit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2017

The UK joining the North American Free Trade Agreement is an idea reportedly being floated as an alternative if the country crashes out of the EU in 2019 without a trade deal with the bloc. In practice, the idea is a nonstarter.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Volvo's Polestar could become a credible BMW, Tesla rival

4:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2017

Volvo's Polestar brand claimed some world firsts while unveiling its debut model, the Polestar 1. Polestar's technology could make it a credible rival to the BMW i subbrand and Tesla.... Read More »

Mitsubishi checking how Kobe Steel parts affected by false data

Oct. 18, 2017 10:49 CET

Mitsubishi is investigating how components from suppliers containing Kobe Steel parts have been affected by the steelmaker's falsified data on product quality.... Read More »

Chinese 'white knight' to raise stake in Grammer, report says

Oct. 18, 2017 10:07 CET

Chinese supplier Ningbo Jifeng wants to increase its stake in German interiors maker Grammer to more than 25 percent, Reuters reported. Grammer has been at the center of a power struggle between Bosnia's Hastor family and Ningbo.... Read More »

Former Ford CEO Mark Fields named senior adviser at TPG Capital

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2017

Former Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields has been named a senior adviser at private equity firm TPG Capital, where he will be tasked with helping reinvent companies in the way that he attempted to transform Ford.... Read More »

Mitsubishi to accelerate r&d, capital spending, report says

Oct. 17, 2017 10:39 CET

Mitsubishi Motors is planning to inject more than 600 billion yen ($5.35 billion) in capital spending and research and development over the next three years, the Nikkei newspaper reported.... Read More »

GM clutches tech units despite hype of $30 billion spinoff

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2017

GM will keep its business units working on self-driving vehicles and car-sharing despite analysts suggesting they could be spun off and valued at as much as $30 billion, according to a top executive.... Read More »

GM donates $5 million to Henry Ford museum

2:17 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2017

With the "game-changing" gift, GM will sponsor the museum's rotating exhibits to help promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Volvo's Polestar debuts with 600-hp plug-in

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2017

Volvo's Polestar debuts with 600-hp plug-in hybrid; Prescription for subscriptions?; A New York first for GM | Infiniti's leaner lineup; Challenges on the road to self-driving cars.... Read More »

EYE ON TESLA

Polestar debuts with performance coupe, subscription sales model

7:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2017

Volvo and its parent, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, are initially investing about $752 million in the stand-alone electrified vehicle brand, mostly for a China assembly plant. Only 500 Polestar 1 coupes will be produced annually and customers can preorder the vehicle starting Tuesday.... Read More »

Volvo's Polestar unveils long-range hybrid coupe

Oct. 17, 2017 11:25 CET

Volvo's Polestar will build electrified cars in China for global markets, starting with the Polestar 1 high-performance plug-in hybrid coupe.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: The VW Scirocco is dead (again)

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2017

On the occasion of the second departure of the Scirocco from the VW lineup, a brief look at all three generations of the sporty coupe.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Land Rover design chief dangles more clues on next Defender

10:35 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2017

The next Defender is the most important vehicle in Land Rover's 70-year history.... Read More »

Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint

Oct. 17, 2017 15:04 CET

Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle charging network company Chargepoint. He will oversee the Silicon Valley company's aggressive charging-point expansion plans in Europe.... Read More »

VW's Seat delays naming new SUV amid Spain's Catalonia crisis

Oct. 17, 2017 11:30 CET

With Spain focused on the political crisis over Catalonia, VW Group's Spanish division, Seat, has decided to delay announcing the name of its new midsize SUV.... Read More »

U.S. authorities seeking Kobe Steel documents related to data scandal

6:58 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2017

U.S. authorities are seeking Kobe Steel documents related to the company's data cheating scandal, the Japanese steelmaker said.... Read More »

Nissan gets new U.S. sales boss; Meunier takes Infiniti role

10:16 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Nissan has promoted former Saturn executive Dan Mohnke to lead sales and marketing for the brand in the United States; he succeeds Christian Meunier, who becomes a global vice president for Infiniti.... Read More »

 
Land Rover design chief dangles more clues on next Defender

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20 2017

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Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's chief design officer, said the design work for the new Defender is comp ...
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Why PSA is axing jobs at Vauxhall's Astra plant

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2017

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Vauxhall and PSA have cited declining sales in the compact segment as a reason for cutting 400 jobs ...
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Auto industry cold on UK joining NAFTA post-Brexit

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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The UK joining the North American Free Trade Agreement is an idea reportedly being floated as an alt ...
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Volvo's Polestar could become a credible BMW, Tesla rival

Luca Ciferri
4:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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Volvo's Polestar brand claimed some world firsts while unveiling its debut model, the Polestar 1. ...
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No steering wheel? Not so fast, ZF CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2017

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If you're not ready to trust a computer-driven vehicle that has no steering wheel you're not alone. ...
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How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S ...
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Why Renault predicts big profits from EVs

Luca Ciferri
6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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Renault's investment in electric vehicles is already paying dividends and the automaker said today that its profits from EVs will rise significantly in the next five years,... ...
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Why Marchionne thinks EVs threaten the planet

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne believes that a widespread move to electric vehicles ...
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Industry shifts blame, again, for diesel woes

Christiaan Hetzner
4:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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The industry's favorite tactic since the diesel has come under attack in Europe for excessive emissi ...
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Renault Alaskan shows how Europe's pickup segment is going upscale

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2017

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In many parts of Europe, you're as likely to see a high-end sports car like a Porsche Carrera as a p ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
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Spain sales rise 4% in Sept. on fleet demand
Spanish new-car sales rose 4.6 percent in September as sales to companies continued to outpace slugg ...
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Italy's September sales increase 8%
Italy's new-car sales rose 8 percent in September to 166,956 units, which was the highest volume the ...
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French sales rise 1% in September
New-car sales rose 1.1 percent in France in September, as the fall selling season began with mixed r ...
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Sales of gasoline cars overtake diesels in Europe
Diesel's European market share fell to 46.3 percent of new-car registrations in the first half, the ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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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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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint
Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle ch ...
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GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief
GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle program ...
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Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company
Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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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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