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VW rivals risk bigger blow as emissions scandal hits diesel

Oct. 5, 2015 12:36 CET

VW Group's cheating on emissions tests has soured the European car industry's heavy bet on diesel, with Renault, PSA and Fiat Chrysler potentially facing bigger long-term setbacks than the company that sparked the crisis.... Read More »

VW's Horn must use his candor wisely

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

VW of America CEO Michael Horn's candor could be his best asset or his Achilles' heel as he assumes the burden of being Volkswagen's public face in the U.S., a key pillar in its hopes for a recovery from the diesel emissions scandal.... Read More »


BLOG: Volvo takes bold next step in self-driving push

6:33 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Volvo has made another strong move that shows how serious it is about being No. 1 in autonomous driving.... Read More »

Tennessee reviews provisions to recoup investment from VW

6:33 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Tennessee lawmakers will review the state’s investment of hundreds of millions in incentives for Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant and provisions for recouping money if the company’s emissions-cheating scandal threatens jobs.... Read More »

Nissan's concept aims to engage 'share native' generation

1:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Nissan shares its vision for ultraconnected digital-era driving at this month's Tokyo Motor Show with a concept minicar in which nearly every conceivable cabin surface is laminated with touch screen displays.... Read More »


Why Marchionne and his rivals disagree on the need for mass consolidation

Oct. 5, 2015 06:15 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the global auto industry will face “disastrous consequences” if it ignores his call for more large-scale consolidation. But General Motors, his No. 1 merger choice, is not alone in disagreeing with the executive.... Read More »

Honda will show fuel cell car in Tokyo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Honda will unveil a near-production version of its hydrogen fuel cell fastback sedan at the Tokyo Motor Show late this month, throwing down a challenge to the Toyota's Mirai fuel cell vehicle released this year.... Read More »


Volkswagen in no rush to name names

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Volkswagen executives know they need to quickly placate customers and stakeholders demanding to know who is responsible for diesel emissions cheating that could cost the company tens of billions of euros. Yet at the same time, VW insiders say new CEO Matthias Mueller must avoid mistakes when it comes time to name individuals.... Read More »

New VW boss in N.A. was a hit in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Winfried Vahland, Volkswagen's new North American chief, is a former General Motors executive who won his spurs reviving VW's business in China and later boosting its Skoda subsidiary in the Czech Republic.... Read More »

New Americas chief likes where Aston is going

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer's bold plans for the British sports car maker have turned heads in the industry, including Laura Schwab's. "I think there's a real buzz around the company right now and it's really tangible and they've got some incredibly interesting plans," said Schwab, hired from Jaguar Land Rover last week to be president of the Americas region.... Read More »

GM's Ammann to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

General Motors President Dan Ammann, who has been a key player in sharpening GM's global focus, will speak at the 2016 Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

A clash of styles for Cadillac

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen and General Motors product development boss Mark Reuss are having a running debate over Cadillac's edgy styling, according to a Bloomberg report last week.... Read More »

Mitsubishi gives Lancer a new face for 2016

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Mitsubishi aims to breathe some life into its slow-selling Lancer compact sedan with a freshening for 2016 that includes a revamped front fascia, new wheels and new colors.... Read More »

Smart ForTwo EV to arrive in U.S. late next year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

The next-generation electric Smart ForTwo will arrive in the U.S. at the end of 2016. Government incentives likely will determine whether demand will outpace the 25 percent take rate seen for the electric version of the ForTwo last year.... Read More »

G class gets downsized V-8, new AMG version for 2016

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Mercedes-Benz USA chief Steve Cannon says the brand will sell more G-class SUVs in 2016 than even. Cannon is counting on changes such as a smaller but more powerful V-8, plus a new $218,000 AMG version, to drive sales higher.... Read More »

Does Mazda concept for Tokyo point to RX sports car's return?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Mazda plans to unveil a sports car concept at the Tokyo Motor Show that is sure to stoke speculation about a possible successor to the RX-8. A teaser photo shows a black vehicle with a long hood, rear-slung cockpit, rounded fastback and muscular rear fenders -- all taking cues from the brand's Kodo design language.... Read More »


Tesla prepped its crossover for tight parking spots, apocalypse

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Tesla delivered the first few units of the Model X to a select group of investors and showed off features that include falcon-wing doors, a sky-view windshield and an enormous air filter with a maxed-out option that CEO Elon Musk dubbed "bioweapon defense mode."... Read More »


Making conventional vehicles more electrified

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Mahle, one of the world's top producers of engine components, is figuring out how to electrify the vehicle.... Read More »


With QNX, BlackBerry finds more room in the car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

This year, QNX notched a huge victory by delivering the underlying software for the latest version of Ford Motor Co.'s Sync system. Now, the division that operates QNX, known as BlackBerry Technology Solutions, is broadening its portfolio of automotive offerings to include over-the-air software updates and back-end software for automated driving.... Read More »

Postal Service books big Ram ProMaster order

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

The U.S. Postal Service's order for 9,133 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans represents the biggest single customer purchase of the front-wheel-drive ProMaster since U.S. sales of the commercial van began in 2013.... Read More »


Lesson not learned will cost VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

As it drove to become the world's biggest automaker, Volkswagen forgot the lessons of one of the most painful chapters in its history. And it will pay a price.... Read More »


How to do an automotive hookup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

The low-key cooperation between Daimler and Renault-Nissan offers a low-key counterpoint to Sergio Marchionne's assertion that mergers are critical to industry survival.... Read More »


As times change, it's time to do better

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Following last year's record number of safety recalls and now Volkswagen's emissions testing debacle, one thing has become clear: The auto industry needs to adopt higher standards for conducting business.... Read More »

M-B seeks Apple experience in service drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon wants the brand's dealerships to provide service customers an experience closer to that of an Apple Store, through a digital initiative in the service drive. He expects it to be in all U.S. dealerships by the end of 2016.... Read More »


Autoliv expanding into crash prevention tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Autoliv Inc., the world's top producer of airbags and seat belts, is trying to muscle its way into the small fraternity of mega-suppliers that design collision-avoidance systems for autonomous cars.... Read More »

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