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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Will Jeep Wrangler pickup be forged from a Ram platform?

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

Might Fiat Chrysler's long-awaited Wrangler-based pickup show up on dealer lots as a Ram in Jeep's clothing?... Read More »

Santander Consumer will reject some FCA dealers, reward others

12:15 pm U.S. ET | March 8, 2017

Santander Consumer USA, the lender behind Chrysler Capital, is heightening scrutiny of its dealership partners, saying it wants to end relationships with some stores and deepen successful ties with others. Fiat Chrysler dealerships in the lender’s portfolio could fall into either group.... Read More »

NAFTA needs to be modernized, Mexican economy minister says

3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2017

Mexico is prepared to negotiate changes to NAFTA to modernize the 23-year-old open trade pact grouping the U.S., Canada and Mexico, a Mexican economic official said.... Read More »

FCA: Sales fall 10% despite Ram boost

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

Fiat Chrysler extended its losing streak to six consecutive months in February, falling 10 percent with only Ram brand pulling out a small sales gain in the month.... 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 »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Flat sales, fat spiffs in Feb.

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2017

Forecasters see flat Feb. sales, fat spiffs; Peek at VW Arteon; Tesla's cash-burning ways; Pensions hang over Opel talks; Cadillac takes on 'nation divided' in Oscars ad.... Read More »

Jeep Compass priced from $22,090

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2017

The redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass will start at more than $22,000. The compact crossover is expected to be the second most-fuel efficient Jeep after the Renegade.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Layoffs slated for Toledo Jeep plant

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2017

Layoffs at Toledo Jeep plant; PSA, Opel/Vauxhall lag rivals in sales growth; Audi name on D.C. soccer field; Jaguar, Shell launch in-car payment app; FCA's Gilles in Netflix series.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

How a GM sale of Opel could open door to purchase of FCA

11:42 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2017

Removing Opel from GM's brand offerings could, ironically, make it more attractive for GM to purchase all or parts of FCA, which is still actively seeking a merger partner. That is, if GM were interested.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: PSA says it's in talks to buy Opel

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2017

PSA says it's in talks to buy Opel; Next Mitsu Eclipse to be crossover; New Lexus hybrid; Smart going all-EV in U.S., Canada; Chrysler's starring role in Comedy Central series.... Read More »

Mopar marks 80th birthday with limited-run Dodge Challenger

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2017

Fiat Chrysler's Mopar parts and service brand, in celebration of its 80th anniversary this year, will offer a pair of 80-car limited edition, hand-painted, customized Dodge Challengers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan's new weapon in pickup war

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2017

With Titan King Cab, Nissan steps up full-size pickup war; Mopar Challengers; Renault-Nissan's 'complicated' relationship with France; Tesla site ripe for UAW?; Future car interiors.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford's plan to step up SUV offerings

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

Ford's plan to step up SUV offerings | Quarterly earnings down for Subaru, Volvo | Ram to show special-edition pickups at Chicago show | An Uber sky ride?... Read More »

Ram adds color-themed special-edition pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

Ram is unveiling two color-based special editions at the Chicago Auto Show for its pickup lineup.... Read More »

FCA readies another hot-rod SUV with Dodge Durango SRT

2:49 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

For consumers torn between an SUV and a muscle car, FCA has a new 475-hp solution. The Dodge Durango SRT, billed as the world's most powerful three-row SUV, joins a hot-rod version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee sold under FCA's Street & Racing Technology line.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: $12K payday for GM hourly workers

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

$12K payday for GM's hourly workers; BMW settles water-damage suit; Expert: Tax would hit JLR prices most; Faraday scales back; Ford's redesigned Expedition; 'One badass SUV.'... Read More »

Import tax would hit JLR hardest ($17,000 per vehicle), Ford least ($282)

7:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

As Washington mulls a tax on imports, an auto industry study suggests the policy would deliver the sharpest blow to Jaguar Land Rover while giving a leg up to Ford and Tesla.... Read More »

FCA emissions case referred to French prosecutors

Feb. 7, 2017 09:47 CET

French investigators have referred Fiat Chrysler for possible prosecution after alleging some of the automaker's diesels produce NOx emissions that are several times higher than regulatory limits. FCA is the third manufacturer after VW Group and Renault to be referred to French prosecutors.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze

Feb. 5, 2017 06:01 CET

Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall vehicle sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million, easily exceeding initial analyst expectations that the region's volume would increase by a maximum of 4 percent.... Read More »

Alfa's relaunch costs will be recouped by platform-sharing, Marchionne says

Feb. 2, 2017 12:03 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the automaker will offset the high costs of relaunching Alfa Romeo by sharing the brand's Giorgio platform with Maserati, Dodge and Jeep vehicles.... Read More »

FCA: Deliveries fall 11%, continuing 5-month slide

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Fiat Chrysler's sales continued their skid, hitting five months in January as they dropped 11 percent to 152,218. The automaker said fleet sales accounted for 28 percent of its monthly total, though it said January fleet sales were down 31 percent year-over-year.... Read More »

FCA pledges more cuts in fleet sales

5:44 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

Fiat Chrysler laid out a strategy during its make meeting to further reduce sales to daily rental fleets in a bid to boost its lineup's residual values and make leasing more affordable, dealers said.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Check your 6, Wrangler; Ford Bronco will have solid axles, too

11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2017

Ford's midsize and body-on-frame Bronco coming in 2020 -- like the current and next-generation Jeep Wrangler -- will have Dana solid axles front and rear, setting up a head to head off-road battle.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Fatality probe finds no Tesla defects

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2017

Fatality probe finds no Tesla defects; More Mexico output predicted; Toyota, Nissan undeterred in UK; Maserati salesman dies after Facebook Live video; Dodge 'Demon' tease.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: More dark days ahead for the diesel

11:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

Another black eye is the last thing the diesel engine needs right now.... Read More »

 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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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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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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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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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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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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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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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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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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