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BLOG: If Michigan really wants to be a leader in mobility, it must let Tesla in

6:59 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder likes to tout how how his state is leading the way in mobility r&d. Which is great, unless you happen to work at a company that doesn't play by the established auto industry rules.... Read More »

Bosch sues S. Korea's Mando in U.S. on alleged patent infringements

Sept. 30, 2016 14:38 CET

Bosch lodged a lawsuit in the U.S. against South Korean peer Mando alleging infringement of patents, a claim Mando later said was groundless. The suit claims some ABS brake systems and ESC electronic stability control products supplied by Mando, breach four of Bosch's patents.... Read More »

After Nissan ultimatum, Jaguar Land Rover says Brexit must be fair for all

Sept. 30, 2016 13:23 CET

Jaguar Land Rover said it will "realign its thinking" on investment after Britain's vote to leave the EU. The automaker also said that If Nissan gets a Brexit compensation deal, then other automakers would need a level playing field.... Read More »

Takata's potential suitors offer to invest $1-2 billion, report says

7:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

Takata received offers for initial investment of $1 billion to $2 billion from each of the five suitors seeking to buy the troubled airbag maker, a person with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Nissan's self-driving tech in high demand

6:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

The “vast majority” of customers for Nissan's first car to offer semi-autonomous driving technology are spending the extra money to add the feature, Chief Planning Officer Philippe Klein said.... Read More »

VW brand boss Diess sees several tough years of restructuring ahead

Sept. 30, 2016 10:15 CET

VW Group will need years to repair its namesake brand's tarnished image following its emissions-cheating scandal, VW brand chief Herbert Diess said. Despite this, he expects sales of VW-brand cars to rise this year.... Read More »

Volvo plans to offer fully self-driving car to luxury buyers

Sept. 30, 2016 11:22 CET

The self-driving car that Volvo plans to offer in five years will be sold with autopilot features that add about $10,000 to the vehicle's cost, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said.... Read More »

Tesla says Autopilot not to blame in German crash

Sept. 30, 2016 09:16 CET

A Tesla car operating under Autopilot collided with a bus in Germany, but the automaker said a collision was unavoidable because the bus swerved into the vehicle's lane.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Renault seeks to build on design success with Trezor

Sept. 30, 2016 10:41 CET

Renault launched the first step in a fresh design direction with the Trezor concept for a Grand Tourer-style electric coupe.... Read More »

ANE's October issue goes live Monday

Sept. 30, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, Oct. 3. The new edition looks at Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's hits and misses as he tries to push the alliance partners into the top three in global vehicle sales.... Read More »

Nissan sets 'hard Brexit' compensation condition for new UK investment

Sept. 29, 2016 16:15 CET

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn wants Britain to pledge compensation if a "hard Brexit" results in tariffs to export UK-built cars to EU markets. Without this, the automaker could scrap future investment in the country's biggest car plant.... Read More »

BMW appoints European sales chief to replace retiring CFO

Sept. 29, 2016 12:19 CET

BMW Group appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who will retire, extending a management change that began when Harald Krueger took over as CEO last year.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Renault defends EV headstart with 400 km range for Zoe EV

Sept. 29, 2016 15:13 CET

Renault is nearly doubling the range of the battery-powered Zoe subcompact to keep ahead of competitors as they ramp up electric-vehicle offerings. The Zoe will be able to travel as far as 400 km (250 miles) on a single charge, compared with 240 km now..... Read More »

Audi Q5 gains size, power

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Audi aims to retain its leadership position in luxury crossovers with a second-generation Q5 that adds size, technology and power to the outgoing model.... Read More »

Ram packs Rebel with supercharged, 575-hp V-8

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's Ram brand introduced a high-powered, off-road concept version of the Ram Rebel, dubbed the Rebel TRX, Thursday at the State Fair of Texas. The concept pickup features a 575-hp, 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 engine, making it the most powerful pickup FCA has ever built.... Read More »

Automakers see high-stakes mobility as an opportunity

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

The stakes are high for automakers in the future of mass transportation. Andreas Mai, who recently served as the director of smart connected vehicles at Cisco Systems, estimated the size of the mobility industry -- which would include autonomous vehicles, ride-sharing networks and connectivity -- to be worth about $5 trillion over the next decade.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Deep in the heart of truckland

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Imagine a pickup-truck-themed amusement park, with driving simulators, snarling V8 engines, towing and hauling exhibitions, cowboys, trailers that cost more than your first house. That's the truck section of the State Fair of Texas.... Read More »

GM packs more pickup into diesel V8

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

The heavy-duty versions of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups will be available early next year with a new version of the 6.6-liter Duramax V8 turbodiesel that is the most powerful engine General Motors has ever offered in its pickups.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Paris pizzazz ... and Texas truck stars

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Paris pizzazz, Texas truck stars: Lexus, Infiniti debuts; Micra revolution; Kia keeps Telluride hopes alive, Ram reveals pickups; GM, Ford engine feats; Ford's new mobility boss.... Read More »

Infiniti crossover concept signals a QX50 play

2:12 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Infiniti showed a zealous new commitment to one of its oldest and most underperforming models, spotlighting a concept that will be the template for the next QX50 crossover. The luxury maker’s QX Sport Inspiration concept uses deeply contoured body panels and a back-sloping roofline to create a crossover with a sports-car influence.... Read More »

Kia's posh Telluride has 'good chance' to move forward, Schreyer says

11:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Peter Schreyer, Kia and Hyundai's chief design officer, is optimistic the Telluride will be approved for production following a positive reception for a concept shown at the Detroit auto show. The production version of the Telluride, the largest SUV or crossover in the Kia lineup since the Borrego was dropped, would maintain the general size and proportions of the concept.... Read More »

Ford picks former 3M exec to lead mobility unit

12:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Former 3M executive Rajendra Rao today was named CEO of Ford's mobility services subsidiary as the company looks to expand its business beyond auto manufacturing.... Read More »

Lexus hints at expanded crossover family with small UX Concept

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Lexus used the Paris auto show on Thursday to unveil its next move in crossovers: a small one. The UX Concept serves as “Lexus' vision for a compact SUV of the future,” Toyota's luxury arm said.... Read More »

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor's V6 will generate 450 horsepower

11:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

The twin turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine in the second generation of Ford's over-the-top off-road performance truck, the F-150 Raptor, generates 450 horsepower and 510 pounds-feet of torque, Ford said today at the State Fair of Texas.... Read More »

Flex-N-Gate billionaire Khan rises from dishwasher to Takata suitor

9:58 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

The emergence of Shahid Khan, the NFL team owner who made his fortune selling car bumpers, in the race to rescue embattled Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata Corp. pits the billionaire against more established parts suppliers.... Read More »

 
Nissan's self-driving tech in high demand

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30 2016

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Artificial intelligence will make cars very smart

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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The artificial intelligence revolution has begun. It will make future cars a lot safer and a lot smarter, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says, ...
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PSA's new mobility brand will rely on nimble partners rather than big investments


4:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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PSA is creating a brand called Free2Move to group together its new transport offerings in areas such as car-sharing and peer-to-peer car rentals. ...
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MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2016

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MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC t ...
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Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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BMW appoints European sales chief to replace retiring CFO
BMW Group appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner w ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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