OEM Coverage

Takata pleads guilty to U.S. fraud charge linked to faulty airbags

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Takata pleaded guilty to a felony charge as part of an expected $1 billion deal with the Justice Department that includes compensation funds for automakers and victims of its faulty airbag inflators. The plea removes a major obstacle to the potential sale or restructuring of the embattled Japanese supplier, which is expected to intensify a search for a buyer or financial backer.... Read More »

Using their noggins to avoid Noggles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

The chief engineer of the 2018 GMC Terrain challenged interior designers to step up their efforts in keeping with the new exterior design.... Read More »

Mendel's next move: Spirited retirement

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

John Mendel approached American Honda CEO Toshiaki Mikoshiba nine months ago to put his departure in motion.... Read More »

Tesla shares slump after Goldman downgrade

9:05 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Tesla shares fell more than 4 percent on Monday after Goldman Sachs turned negative on the stock and cast doubt on CEO Elon Musk's ability to deliver the company's new vehicle on time.... Read More »

XC40 strongly resembles Volvo family members

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Volvo's XC40 baby crossover won't be all that different from its larger siblings.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

We don’t need mechanics anymore

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

As automotive systems get more and more complex, it will become even more important to have service techs who are really good at using diagnostic tools and making sure that they know what really needs replacing, writes Keith Crain.... Read More »

Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard

12:51 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Daimler AG has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operations, replacing departed chief Wolfgang Bernhard.... Read More »

Geely to unveil first Lynk model at Shanghai auto show

1:32 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Geely will showcase its first model for Lynk & CO -- the 01 compact crossover -- at the Shanghai auto show in April. It will go on sale in China in the fourth quarter of 2017, followed by Europe and the U.S. in the first quarter of 2019. Originally, Lynk was to debut in Europe and the U.S. in 2018.... Read More »

GM dials up discounts on pickups as rivals tread on turf

7:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

GM boosted incentives on big pickup models this month after its biggest foes gained ground, intensifying a price war within the U.S. auto market's most hotly contested segment.... Read More »

Wanted man: Jobs he might have had

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

The partnership that Carlos Ghosn orchestrated turned him into a superstar who nearly became General Motors' savior a decade ago and who was courted twice by Ford Motor Co.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

To reduce distractions, bring back knobs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

U.S. traffic deaths rose again in 2016 to an estimated 40,200, the highest number in a decade, according to figures compiled by the National Safety Council.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Peugeot concept highlights self-driving, connectivity advances

Feb. 27, 2017 06:01 CET

Peugeot will highlight its autonomous technology at the upcoming Geneva auto show with a self-driving shooting-brake concept called the Instinct.... Read More »

Six daring products that Ghosn championed

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Since Carlos Ghosn's 1999 arrival at Nissan, he has signed off on some daring product initiatives... Read More »

Carlos Ghosn, in his own words

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Comments from Carlos Ghosn for interviews with Automotive News over the years... Read More »

Mercedes may join U.S. midsize-pickup party

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

The U.S. midsize pickup segment is undergoing a sales resurgence and an accompanying product blitz. It may get even more crowded as German executives last week hinted that the Mercedes-Benz X class might come to the U.S.... Read More »

DAVE GUILFORD

New GM is real, but hasn't shed some old habits

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

There's a new General Motors today aggressively reshaping itself to compete in the emerging connectivity-car sharing-autonomous space. But sometimes it's difficult to see New GM. Old GM gets in the way.... Read More »

Innovative automotive suppliers vie for PACE Awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

The Automotive News PACE Awards this year spotlight 34 product and process innovations from suppliers.... Read More »

Honda settles for an 80-mile EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Honda's Clarity all-electric model debuting this spring will have only about 80 miles of range on a single charge, Automotive News has learned.... Read More »

Ghosn's 18 years of epic battles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

In the course of running Nissan Motor Co. for 18 years, Carlos Ghosn has racked up a long list of battles and dramas, many of them at his own instigation.... Read More »

Can Toyota stave off CarPlay, Android Auto?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

What makes Toyota's new infotainment system stand out from the rest of the industry? It still doesn't accommodate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.... Read More »

Forward thinker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares said buying Opel would quickly create significant savings for both companies and lift their combined annual sales to as many as 5 million.... Read More »

Mendel's exit at Honda elevates U.S. newcomer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Tucked beneath the headlines last week about John Mendel's retirement from Honda were other several other key personnel changes that will shape the company's path moving forward.... Read More »

You didn't build that. But you helped.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

People end up paying a lot just for the badge on a luxury vehicle or sports car.... Read More »

A major face-lift for Buick Enclave

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

The next-generation Enclave is expected to debut in April at the New York auto show and arrive in showrooms around midyear.... Read More »

EPA boosts VW e-Golf mpg, range ratings for '17

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

An upgraded lithium ion battery pack and electric motor helped boost the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf's mpg and range ratings.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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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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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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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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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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