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Colbert runs up score on 'Dodge' Ram ad

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Late-night comedian Stephen Colbert pokes fun at Ram's super bowl commercial that used part of a speech by Martin Luther King Jr.... Read More »

Ram plan brings Detroit ripples

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Moving FCA's heavy-duty Ram pickup from Mexico to Detroit will have the impact of a new plant -- but suppliers are waiting to see what's expected.... Read More »

VINCE BOND JR.

BLOG: Why I was heartened -- not outraged -- by Ram's MLK Super Bowl ad

2:50 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2018

Ram's use of Martin Luther King Jr.'s ode to service in its Super Bowl spot quickly drew public backlash. I take a different view.... Read More »

Mercedes to electrify, make next Sprinter a better workplace

11:11 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2018

Mercedes-Benz is adding a battery-electric variant of the Sprinter as it updates the third-generation commercial van line. But it's not yet clear when, or if, the eSprinter will be sold in the United States. New connectivity services and improvements will make the Sprinter's cab a better workplace, Mercedes says.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: GM's last chance to deliver a great truck interior

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2018

General Motors has two truck brands, and it could very well be that we'll see a truly great truck interior in the next upscale GMC Sierra.... Read More »

An American-sized Jeep, but not America-bound

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

Jeep has revealed images of the seven-seat Grand Commander SUV, carving out a niche above the Grand Cherokee in size if not in price or performance.... Read More »

Ram's 'Martin Luther King' ad sparks backlash

11:20 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2018

FCA's use of a Martin Luther King speech during a Super Bowl ad drew heat on social media with some critics accusing the automaker of appropriating the civil rights leader's words for commercial gain.... Read More »

FCA: Fleet decline triggers 13% drop; Jeep gains 2.2%

10:31 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018

FCA US recorded a 17th consecutive month of declining sales in January, falling 13 percent to 132,803 vehicles.... Read More »

Bosch employees investigated in FCA diesel-emissions probe

7:32 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2018

The Stuttgart prosecutor's office said two Bosch employees were being investigated on suspicion of aiding fraud, as part of a wider investigation into FCA diesel emissions in the United States.... Read More »

Jeep's global growth plans hit a pothole

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

Jeep's global vehicle sales fell nearly 1 percent last year and are likely to miss a 2 million target set for this year, denting plans to make the brand a global powerhouse.... Read More »

Jeep JK Wrangler output to end April 7, supplier notice shows

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2018

Auto supplier Hyundai Mobis North America filed a notice with Ohio officials that indicates production of the current Jeep Wrangler, widely known by the two-letter code JK, will cease in early April.... Read More »

FCA could be close to decision on 'baby' Jeep

Jan. 24, 2018 09:31 CET

Jeep is looking "very closely" at adding a vehicle below its Renegade subcompact SUV, brand boss Mike Manley said. A decision on the project could come in June.... Read More »

Jeep's sales decline dents Marchionne's ambitions for key brand

Jan. 23, 2018 09:56 CET

Jeep's global vehicle sales fell 1 percent to less than 1.4 million last year and the brand is likely to miss its 2 million target this year, denting Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's ambition to make the SUV brand a global powerhouse.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Jeep's global sales setback

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2018

Jeep's global sales setback; Ghosn open to AV tech partnership; Uber chief: Profit within 3 years; Well-connected VW Golf?; PSA confirms Atlanta HQ; NADA gets unconventional.... Read More »

Hybrid Hemis, homework, and luxe-mobiles: What scribes are saying about '19 Ram 1500

9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2018

Redesigned for the 2019 model year, the next-gen Ram 1500 finally broke its cover last week at the Detroit auto show. It won't take long for the new Ram to arrive at dealerships in the U.S., as production is set to begin this month. Here is a roundup of initial reaction to the new pickup.... Read More »

New pickups leave Ford on aluminum island

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

Ford looked to be leading the way toward making aluminum the industry standard for automakers trying to cut weight and improve fuel economy — but nobody followed.... Read More »

If it's not a Scrambler, what is it?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

Will the Wrangler-based pickup be named the Scrambler? FCA US CEO Sergio Marchionne doesn't know.... Read More »

Jeep sees banner year with new products, Manley says

3:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2018

While other mainstream auto brands head for sliding United States demand this year, Jeep is rolling out new models to buck the trend and bring 16 straight months of sales declines to an end.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: 2019 Ram 1500: The engineering behind FCA's newest truck

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2018

The retooled Ram will be smarter, tougher and more efficient than the outgoing model but what exactly do those claims mean?... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler will keep Jeep to help boost profits, Marchionne says

Jan. 16, 2018 12:45 CET

Fiat Chrysler has no intention of breaking up the company or selling Jeep to a Chinese company because it is relying on the marque to drive future profits, CEO Sergio Marchionne said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: New turbo, fresh look for Jeep Cherokee

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2018

At Detroit show: New turbo, fresh look for Jeep Cherokee, Benz and BMW to test U.S. subscription plans, Peek at powerful Ford pony, Chao's 'tech neutral' pledge; GM's hot profits.... Read More »

Jeep Cherokee gets new engine, nip and tuck for 2019

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2018

Jeep's midsize SUV, the Cherokee, gets a new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine, a new face and a number of fixes as part of an extensive freshening for the 2019 model year.... Read More »

2019 Ram 1500 gets big screen, reclining seats

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 pickup -- wholly changed and sporting sophisticated technology once reserved for luxury sedans -- is the result of that all-in commitment to the automaker's top-selling vehicle.... Read More »

The new flagships of Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Along with Ford's pace-setting F series, the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 form a collection of trucks that showcase some of the most sophisticated technologies each manufacturer has in its arsenal.... Read More »

FCA lavishes tech, safety gear on 2019 Ram pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

The long list of engineering, safety, performance and functional improvements -- a bigger and quieter cabin, a stronger frame, more storage and improved fuel efficiency -- in the next Ram half-ton truck signal that FCA is determined to challenge Chevrolet and Ford like never before.... Read More »

 
Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
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Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
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Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say
Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF, moving fr ...
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Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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