OEM Coverage

Adient quarterly profits rebound as restructuring costs fall

2:30 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2017

Seating supplier Adient said it posted $204 million in net income during the recent quarter, compared with a $14 million loss last year dragged down by one-time restructuring costs.... Read More »

Visteon offsets U.S. slowdown with Q2 gains in China

9:51 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2017

Visteon said net income ramped up during the second quarter as the supplier offset a slowdown in the US with strong sales in China and product innovations.... Read More »

2017 Fiat Chrysler diesel vehicles approved for sale by regulators

10:35 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2017

The EPA and California Air Resources Board said they approved FCA's request to sell 2017 diesel vehicles with updated emissions software after months of testing.... Read More »

Bosch part of German automaker cartel, report says

July 28, 2017 17:17 CET

Cartel authorities received documents from VW citing examples of possible collusion between Germany's top automakers and supplier Bosch, Der Spiegel said.... Read More »

Diesel ban looms in hometown of Porsche, Mercedes over emissions

July 28, 2017 17:05 CET

German carmakers, fighting for diesel’s future, faced a setback after a Stuttgart court ruled in favor of banning the technology in Stuttgart, the home city of Mercedes and Porsche.... Read More »

Audi faces major reshuffle of management board

July 28, 2017 16:36 CET

A major board reshuffle at Audi looks increasingly likely after two more media outlets said that four top executives at the automaker face dismissal amid the company's diesel emissions crisis.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Wells Fargo to refund $80M to car buyers

8:30 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2017

Wells Fargo to compensate borrowers for unneeded insurance; Marchionne reacts to alleged conspiracy; Shipping cars and cannabis; Audi braces for earnings hit; Ford's 'golden noses.'... Read More »

Renault pricing weakness overshadows record first half

July 28, 2017 07:49 CET

Renault said first-half sales and profit rose to a new record, helped by the consolidation of Lada maker AvtoVAZ and a bigger contribution from Nissan but softer pricing hit the automaker's profitability.... Read More »

Porsche to compete in Formula E racing

July 28, 2017 08:18 CET

Porsche is leaving the top category of Le Mans racing at the end of the season to join German automotive rivals in the Formula E electric championship in 2019.... Read More »

Audi braces for earnings hit over model ramp-up costs

July 28, 2017 08:32 CET

Audi is bracing for earnings to take a hit in the fourth quarter because of ramp-up costs for new vehicles. After falling behind rivals Mercedes and BMW on global sales last year, Audi hopes to regain momentum with new cars such an electric SUV, the Q4 and Q8 SUVs and redesigns of the A6, A7 and A8 model lines.... Read More »

Rolls-Royce taps art world to raise custom game with new Phantom

4:00 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2017

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is ramping up the personalization options on the redesigned and re-engineered Phantom flagship limousine to allow owners to embed bespoke artwork behind glass in the dashboard.... Read More »

Germany orders Porsche Cayenne recall over defeat software

July 27, 2017 17:55 CET

The German government has evidence that Porsche Cayennes with 3.0-liter diesel engines use a defeat device to cheat on emissions testing, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told reporters in Berlin. Porsche is recalling the models.... Read More »

Feds seize $125,000 worth of pot in rail cars carrying imported Fords

3:48 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2017

For the second time this month, Ford vehicles imported to the U.S. from Mexico were found being shipped with marijuana.... Read More »

Maserati spearheads FCA's push to electrified vehicles

3:41 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2017

FCA plans for more than half of its lineup to be electrified by 2022, including all Maserati models following 2019, according to CEO Sergio Marchionne.... Read More »

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BLOG: Why the FCA-UAW scandal looks like a rogue action

4:03 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2017

If the FCA-UAW corruption charges are proven, it has to be seen as a rogue action taken by officials intent on enriching themselves.... Read More »

U.S. likely to approve FCA's 2017 diesels, report says

5:51 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2017

U.S. and California regulators are expected to approve FCA's request to sell 2017 diesel vehicles, two sources told Reuters.... Read More »

Honda says Florida crash death could be linked to Takata inflator

5:15 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2017

Honda said a Takata airbag inflator ruptured in car crash last week in Florida, in what could be the 19th death worldwide linked to the supplier's faulty airbags.... Read More »

BorgWarner Q2 net income up 29 percent

4:27 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2017

BorgWarner reported a 29 percent jump in net income for the second quarter, to $212 million, thanks in part to growth in its sales of drivetrains in China.... Read More »

Marchionne expresses 'disgust' over FCA-UAW executive conspiracy

3:21 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2017

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne expressed "disgust" over an alleged multimillion-dollar conspiracy involving the company's former labor-relations chief, Alphons Iacobelli.... Read More »

U.S. approves fix for more than 300,000 VW diesels

12:01 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2017

The fix will include hardware and software upgrades, including replacing an emissions catalyst but will reduce vehicle fuel economy ratings by as much as 2 miles per gallon, VW said.... Read More »

Ford recalls 117,000 vehicles for risk of seat belt failure

11:52 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2017

Ford is recalling nearly 117,000 vehicles because bolts in the seat, seat belt or seat belt buckle may fracture.... Read More »

VW plans software update for 4 million cars to cut emissions

July 27, 2017 11:39 CET

VW Group will offer software updates for 4 million diesel cars in Germany to reduce emissions. Automakers are under pressure from German regulators and politicians to clean up their diesel engines.... Read More »

Ford CEO Hackett bullish on Europe despite profit fall

July 27, 2017 12:36 CET

Ford CEO Jim Hackett expressed his strong commitment to the automaker's European operations even though the fallout from Brexit hit the company's second-half earnings in the region.... Read More »

Aston Martin warns UK ban on fossil fuel cars ban could be 'hazardous' for industry

July 27, 2017 08:11 CET

A future with only electric vehicles poses a challenge for niche automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Morgan.... Read More »

KKR to acquire auto assets from S. Korea's LS Group for $943 million

6:40 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2017

Corporate buyout firm KKR said it agreed to buy auto parts and materials businesses from South Korea's LS Group for 1.05 trillion won ($943 million).... Read More »

 
German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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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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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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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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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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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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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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