OEM Coverage

Mini's switch to electrics hinges on 2019 launch

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

The Mini brand is contemplating going all electric, but a decision won't be made until early next decade.... Read More »

Lamborghini bets on power with Urus SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Lamborghini's 650-hp, $237,000 Urus is poised to enter at the top of the ultraluxury SUV segment, which already includes the Bentley Bentayga and Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG, with Aston Martin, Ferrari and Rolls-Royce poised to enter the fast-growing sector .... Read More »

New AMG 53 line launching in 2018

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

The Mercedes-AMG CLS53 will go on sale in the U.S. by the end of 2018, kicking off a new line in the AMG performance stable.... Read More »

Porsche crossovers may go EV, coupe route

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Porsche will make a final decision next year whether to build full battery-electric and coupe versions of its Cayenne and Macan crossovers.... Read More »

After split, Delphi looks to the future

2:23 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Last week, storied auto supplier Delphi split into two separate public entities -- one focused on the headline-grabbing autonomous vehicle phenomenon, the other on the century-old powertrain.... Read More »

VIDEO: GM’s Ammann on decisive decisions, autonomous vehicles and shareholder value

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

General Motors President Dan Ammann says the company must continue to be assertive to achieve a future with zero crashes, emissions and congestion while providing the best value for investors.... Read More »

Hybrids are better for autonomy, Ford says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Ford countered GM's vision for a large-scale self-driving car deployment in 2019 by detailing plans to launch an autonomous hybrid in 2021 for more diverse commercial uses.... Read More »

On recalls, Honda goes the extra mile

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

It took a while for Honda to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but since it did, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles and getting their owners to come in for repairs.... Read More »

BMW roasts big dealer in countersuit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Megadealer Norman Braman filed a federal lawsuit against BMW in September, arguing that changes to a bonus program illegally modified franchise agreements. Now BMW has issued a scorching response.

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Marketplace showcases GM's remote update capability

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Over-the-air updates are seen as a key part of connected and autonomous vehicles, as they allow companies to refine their systems over time and provide real-time updates when needed.... Read More »

Costs sink Sommer, but ZF committed to autonomous

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Boardroom unease over ongoing acquisitions just brought down ZF's CEO. But the parts giant knows it must press on to be a true global autonomous vehicle competitor.... Read More »

Intel-Nvidia rivalry gets chippy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Trying to figure out who is in the lead takes patience and math skills.... Read More »

GM'S DAN AMMANN: Becoming a leader in emerging tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Dan Ammann helped General Motors through bankruptcy as a Wall Street banker. As GM's president, he's helping to prepare the automaker for unprecedented technological change.... Read More »

Aston: How will Lagonda shape up?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

As if plotting to challenge Ferrari in the midengine supercar arena wasn't difficult enough, Aston Martin also is brainstorming how best to break the stranglehold Rolls-Royce and Bentley have on the ultraluxury sedan market.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Give VW credit for thinking ahead on dealer profitability

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Volkswagen Group deserves praise for pre-emptively engaging with its dealers globally to ensure that they are prepared and protected as the industry moves further toward electric vehicles.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Only Musk can get away with this

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Burning through $1 billion per quarter, or $8,000 per minute? Anyone but Elon Musk would be waving a white flag or contemplating leaving the country (planet).... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

'Redesigning' series thought provoking

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Automotive News' articles regarding the future of our business are extremely thought provoking and challenging.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Cadillac, Lincoln could help dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Lots of rules these days from brands that have very little market share. Lexus started out with rules that are no longer required, such as advertising guidelines, that Cadillac and Lincoln still hold dealers to.... Read More »

Italian fund denies seeking to raise stake in Aston Martin

Dec. 10, 2017 13:06 CET

Italy's Investindustrial said it is not in talks to become Aston Martin's major shareholder by buying out other backers including a Kuwaiti consortium and Daimler.... Read More »

VW executive convicted in U.S. may seek transfer to Germany, paper says

Dec. 10, 2017 12:52 CET

VW executive Oliver Schmidt, convicted in the U.S. for his role in the automaker's emissions scandal, may ask to serve his prison sentence in Germany, a report said.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: BYD bets big on buses in Europe, cars can't be far behind

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2017

China's BYD has built up a production network in Europe to make electric buses. With operations in Hungary and the UK as well as factories planned for France and Morocco, BYD has the footprint needed to become a player in Europe's nascent electric vehicle sector.... Read More »

An 'olive branch' for BMW dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2017

BMW of North America CEO Bernhard Kuhnt is working to revamp the company's culture and improve its relations with the dealership network.

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China's BYD plans EV plant in Morocco

Dec. 9, 2017 16:00 CET

BYD, the Chinese electric vehicle maker backed by U.S. billionaire investor Warren Buffett, has signed an agreement to build electric cars, buses and trucks in Morocco's "Silicon Valley" for the local market and export.... Read More »

Tennessee plant may be VW's EV factory

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2017

By building EVs at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen is hoping to get a better return on its billion-dollar investment in the facility.... Read More »

Toyota Avalon relaunch signals faith in sedans

4:29 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2017

Consumers may be abandoning traditional midsize and large sedans in droves, in favor of crossovers and SUVs, but Toyota remains faithful to the segment with plans to redesign the Avalon.... Read More »

 
How China plans to create a giant state-owned automaker

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

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BYD bets big on buses in Europe, cars can't be far behind

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10 2017

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China's BYD has built up a production network in Europe to make electric buses. ...
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Schmidt's statement showed a broken man with misplaced faith in VW

Larry P. Vellequette
3:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2017

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Oliver Schmidt's vacant almost defiant stare has been the face of VW's $30 billion diesel emissions ...
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Why an electric powertrain is all wrong for off-road vehicles

Richard Truett
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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A hybrid powertrain adds hundreds of pounds of weight to a vehicle. ...
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VW Beetle could be reborn as electric car

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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VW is considering the future of the brand's iconic Beetle. ...
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Tesla shows why VW, Daimler should keep their heavy trucks businesses

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24 2017

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Tesla's punt at the heavy truck market shows VW and Daimler that there may be meaningful synergies b ...
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BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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VW, Ford gain as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car sales in Russia rose 15 percent in November. VW and Ford sales both jumped 29 percent. ...
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German sales likely to fall next year on lower diesel demand, VDA says
New-car registrations in Germany will grow to one of their highest-ever levels this year but will li ...
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German sales rise 9% but diesel sales hit hard
New-car sales in Germany rose 9.4 percent in November with Peugeot and Dacia showing strong growth. ...
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UK sales fall 11% in 8th month of decline
UK new-car registrations slumped 11 percent in November as weaker consumer confidence and uncertaint ...
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Western European car sales rise 5% despite UK woes
Western European car registrations rose 5.4 percent in November, with the key French and German mark ...
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Fiat falls in Italy despite 7% market rise
New-car sales in Italy rose 6.8 percent in November, despite a slump in market leader Fiat brand's v ...
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Renault, Peugeot gain in Spain while diesel, VW sales fall
Renault and Peugeot were among the winners as sales of new cars in Spain rose 12 percent in November ...
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Skoda, Peugeot SUVs help French market grow by 10% in Nov.
Skoda and Peugeot were among winners as French new-car registrations increased 10 percent in Novembe ...
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Renault, Toyota lead 6% European sales gain
European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in October, with Renault, Toyota and VW Group's Seat brand ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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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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Toyota Europe sets up mobility, connectivity units; shuffles r&d, purchasing leadership
Toyota Europe will establish two business divisions to focus on mobility services and connectivity a ...
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PSA names veteran exec as chief digital officer
PSA has shuffled its digital leadership by appointing veteran executive Christophe Rauturier as chie ...
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Bugatti's sales chief quits to head luxury beds brand
Bugatti's sales and marketing chief, Stefan Brungs, is leaving the supercar brand to become CEO of bedding specialists Bico. ...
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Porsche France boss to head Canada ops
Marc Ouayoun will become CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, moving from his current role heading the autom ...
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VW brand gets outsider as powertrain chief
VW Group named an executive from outside the company, former Daimler engineer Kurt Blumenroeder, to head powertrain development at its core VW brand. ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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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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