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NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: Is Hackett an outsider or an insider?

4:12 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

While Jim Hackett is certainly no grizzled auto veteran, it's an oversimplification to label him an outsider just like Alan Mulally.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: U.S. sues FCA over diesel emissions

3:15 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

U.S. sues FCA over diesel emissions; Behind Ford's CEO change; Blue Oval pays to retain; AutoNation turnover trend; Tesla updates brakes, gets a break.... Read More »

Volvo preps dressed-down interior for XC40

12:08 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

New spy shots show the Volvo XC40 compact crossover may have a more dressed-down interior than its bigger XC90 and XC60 siblings.... Read More »

Fields had rocky relationship with Trump

10:23 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

Mark Fields' tenure as CEO coincided with a Donald Trump presidential candidacy that cast a harsh spotlight on the company's global production base.... Read More »

Ford awards multimillion-dollar retention bonuses to four executives

11:30 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

Days before it parted ways with former CEO Mark Fields, Ford offered retention stock bonuses to four top executives ranging from $2 million to $5 million.... Read More »

Subaru may electrify lineup in r&d push

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

Subaru is considering electric versions of its existing models under the automaker's first foray into the technology, as it joins peers around the world in pouring cash into battery-powered vehicles amid tightening emissions rules.... Read More »

Ford's leadership reboot brings focus on Europe

May 23, 2017 11:42 CET

Ford's replacement of CEO Mark Fields with turnaround specialist Jim Hackett has put its European operations under scrutiny, with industry watchers speculating whether the company will exit the region like its rival, GM.... Read More »

Industry wants NAFTA rules of origin untouched

8:39 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

The auto industries of the U.S., Canada and Mexico agree there should be no changes to rules of origin in NAFTA, the president of the Mexican automakers association said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Hackett: Mulally's 'One Ford' must evolve

8:15 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

Ford's Hackett on team-building, Mulally and Rubik's Cubes; Detroit 3 skipping Tokyo show - again; Subaru's EV strategy; Smart drops price of ForTwo EV; Merkel's advice: Invest in electrification.... Read More »

GM to cut 600 South Africa jobs as it pulls out of country

7:47 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2017

600 workers out of 1,500 at GM in South Africa will lose their jobs by July after the automaker decided to sell its local operations.... Read More »

VW electric-car venture approved by Chinese regulator

May 22, 2017 13:29 CET

Volkswagen and JAC have received approval from Chinese regulators to form a joint venture to build 100,000 EVs annually.... Read More »

Before Ford, Hackett built reputation on transforming Mich. office furniture company

1:08 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Jim Hackett, the man named to replace Mark Fields as CEO of Ford, is a former board member at the automaker who spent most of his career running a Michigan furniture maker before Fields tapped him to steer Ford's investments in new forms of mobility.... Read More »

'NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK'

Lexus tempers expectations, but says it's 'all in' with motorsports

10:59 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Lexus has enjoyed a sterling reputation as a luxury car maker from its founding in 1989, “but it's just not enough” anymore, says Jeff Bracken, Lexus general manager.... Read More »

Marcy Klevorn: Will head Ford mobility operations with Hackett's promotion

3:56 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Marcy Klevorn was named executive vice president and president of mobility for the automaker, filling in for James Hackett who just became CEO.... Read More »

Out in front: Notable pace cars at Indy

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Much like the standard sedan on the road and race car on the big oval, pace cars, too, have evolved over the years. Here's a look at some of the more notable Indy 500 pace cars over the years.... Read More »

FORD REBOOTS

Fields departs in shake-up; ex-Steelcase head Jim Hackett named CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Ford, in a sweeping management shake-up, named Jim Hackett, former CEO of Steelcase, chief executive, replacing Mark Fields, who is stepping down amid pressure from shareholders over a slumping stock price and during a period of rapid transformation and disruption that is rocking the auto industry.... Read More »

Where Mark Fields fell short

3:56 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Despite financial success, a lack of clarity about Ford's future, inability to inspire confidence in workers and indifference on Wall Street doomed Fields less than three years into his tenure.... Read More »

FORD REBOOTS

Farley's wider role is a reward for success in Europe

May 22, 2017 18:00 CET

After a highly successful two years as head of Ford's European operations, Jim Farley moves back to the automaker's U.S. headquarters with a massively expanded set of responsibilities.... Read More »

Ford shakeup could affect dealership buy-sells -- later

5:25 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

The immediate impact on dealership buy-sell activity from Ford's executive shakeup is likely negligible, buy-sell advisors say, but the long-term impact could be problematic.... Read More »

DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Hefty profits didn't save Fields' job

5:12 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Mark Fields' hefty profits at Ford Motor Co. weren't enough to keep him in the CEO chair.... Read More »

'THE TRUEST FORM OF MOTORSPORT'

Why does Honda stick with Indy?

4:52 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Why would a company like Honda bother with IndyCar, given its limited audience? To Honda, the real question is “Why wouldn't it?... Read More »

When I first met Jim Hackett

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

In the mid-1990s, I profiled Jim Hackett, now Ford's new CEO, as a "different kind" of CEO at Steelcase. Indeed he was.... Read More »

Ford Motor Co.'s CEOs since 1979

12:44 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Ford Motor Co. CEOs since the resignation of Henry Ford II in October 1979.... Read More »

DEEP DIVE

JLR engineers use the America's Cup race to gather performance intel

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover's engineers using big data at the dawn of the self-driving era are getting their feet wet on a racetrack in the ocean.... Read More »

Nissan execs hint at upcoming EV crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Nissan is working on a concept vehicle that will showcase its ideas for intelligent mobility and foreshadow an all-electric crossover.... Read More »

 
Lotus can thrive under Geely

Nick Gibbs
5:47 am U.S. ET | May 24 2017

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Geely's decision to take a majority stake in Lotus is great news for the unprofitable UK sports-car maker because the Chinese company has had great success in reviving... ...
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How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded int ...
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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

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

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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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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Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%
UK new-car registrations slumped 20 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop for over six yea ...
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
German new-car registrations fell 8 percent in April as buyers turned away from diesel cars and fewe ...
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Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%
New-car registrations in Italy fell 4.6 percent last month with most major automakers losing volume ...
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Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
French registrations fell 6 percent in April on two fewer selling days. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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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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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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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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BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive the au ...
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VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal
Volkswagen's U.S. unit named a KPMG director, Stephanie Davis, as its chief compliance officer after the automaker was sentenced in April in its diesel-emissions scandal. ...
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Continental names new head of China operations
Continental appointed Enno Tang, who runs the German supplier's chassis and safety business in China ...
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BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy
German energy group Innogy has recruited Stefan von Dobschuetz, a key executive from BMW Group's i s ...
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Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing
Mini USA has appointed new heads of both sales and marketing. ...
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VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
Volkswagen Group of America has promoted two executives to top positions running the company's commu ...
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Ex-Ferrari exec Lanzone hired by autonomous car start-up Zoox
Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox said Corrado Lanzone, former operations director of Ferrari's racing division, has joined the company as its vice president of manufacturing... ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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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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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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