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Next-gen Jeep Compass surfaces in Brazil

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Spy photographers in Brazil caught the next-generation Jeep Compass in the middle of a photo shoot completely undisguised earlier this month.... Read More »

Breaking down barriers to Ram launch

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has streamlined its decision-making process in an effort to get the high-priority launch of the Ram 1500 pickup right, and keep it on schedule.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dodge Dart's short, troubled life

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Dodge Dart's short, troubled life; Ford CEO: Autonomous-vehicle sales to public by mid-2020s; Nissan Rogue hybrid; BMW ends Z4 production; Alfa Romeo, ad agency part ways.... Read More »

A short, unhappy life

Dodge Dart born as a bargaining chip, and accursed ever since

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

Short of a last-minute intervention by another automaker, the young Dodge Dart will die this month. The death of the Dart and the upcoming production end for sibling Chrysler 200 evoke uncomfortable memories of pre-bankruptcy Chrysler.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Update could have saved driver, Musk says

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Tesla Autopilot update could have saved driver, Musk says; FCA rethinking Jeep assembly plan?; Audi deepens ties with Chinese tech firms; Lutz discusses VLF luxury-car venture.... Read More »

FCA rethinks plans for Depression-era plant

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

Fiat Chrysler may be reconsidering plans to convert its ancient Warren Truck Assembly Plant in suburban Detroit to produce luxury Jeep SUVs once the plant stops making Ram 1500 pickups in 2018.... Read More »

THE DEALER SPEAKS: COLLEEN MCDONALD

An ousted dealer's long road back

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2016

Colleen McDonald, 51, fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court before getting back Livonia (Mich.) Chrysler Jeep in July, after losing three dealerships during the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcies. In this Q&A, she speaks about losing the stores, getting one back and resuming operations.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan's Mitsubishi rescue delayed

8:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2016

Nissan's Mitsubishi rescue behind schedule; China adds Hyundai, Nissan to probe; Ford lowers profit forecast after expanding recall; J.D. Power changes hands; Dodge future product.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Calif. dealers vs. Cadillac

8:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2016

Calif. dealers push back on Cadillac plan; Bosch-VW allegations; Volkswagen, Daimler explore EVs for China; Mazda6 recall; Icahn's Federal-Mogul buy; Chrysler, Fiat future product.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Volvo digs deeper into self-driving

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2016

Volvo digs deeper into self-driving, strikes deal with Autoliv; VW-Navistar accord; GM settles last of bellwether cases; Unifor set to pick negotiation target; Jeep future product.... Read More »

Dodge taps the brakes on big changes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

Major overhauls to the Dodge lineup have been delayed.... Read More »

Jeep gets truckload of new product

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

Revamped, fuel-efficient Wrangler, a Wrangler-based pickup and new luxury SUVs should keep Jeep flying despite losing one of its nameplates.... Read More »

Ram benefits from plant reshuffle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

Ram will benefit greatly from FCA's plan to shuffle its North American manufacturing footprint.... Read More »

Chrysler's car plans thin out

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

Chrysler's future product lineup is uncertain as Fiat Chrysler searches for a partner to build its smaller cars.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover extends the Jeep Wave via Twitter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

When Jeep drivers greet each other on the road, they often do so with a silent, friendly gesture known as the Jeep Wave Last week, as Jeep entered India officially for the first time in its 75-year history, the brand received an equivalent gesture from rival Jaguar Land Rover, via Twitter.... Read More »

Jeep begins its trek in India

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2016

After years of delay, Fiat Chrysler last week began offering Jeep Wranglers and Grand Cherokees in India, a market of 1.2 billion people that's key to the brand's goal of reaching 2 million sales annually by 2019.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler accused by Germany of using emissions cheat

Sept. 1, 2016 10:53 CET

Germany has written a letter to the European Commission accusing Fiat Chrysler of using an illegal device to switch off exhaust treatment systems in diesel engines.... Read More »

FCA: Restatement pushes deliveries up 3.1%

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2016

FCA US reported August U.S. sales rose 3.1 percent from a year earlier, based on 2015 numbers that were adjusted downward sharply as part of a five-year restatement of sales released in late July.... Read More »

Detroit supplier to open Ohio plant to make Jeep parts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Detroit Manufacturing Systems plans to open a Toledo plant for the next-generation Jeep Wrangler.... Read More »

Detroit Manufacturing Systems to open plant in Toledo

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2016

Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC plans to announce Wednesday the groundbreaking of a new plant in Toledo to serve the nearby Jeep assembly operations.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW dealers' new worry: Poachers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Volkswagen dealers' new worry: Poachers; When muscle-car sales lose strength; Mitsu future product; Clapton's old cabriolet captivates at Concours; Germany to VW: Settle dispute.... Read More »

POWER OUTAGE

As sales sputter, are muscle cars the canaries in the industry coal mine?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

After hitting a five-year peak in 2015, combined sales of the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger have declined 8.4 percent this year. So is it time to worry about America's fabled muscle-car troika?... Read More »

Jeep descends on downtown Toledo to celebrate its 75th anniversary

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

An estimated 30,000 or more Jeep enthusiasts jammed into downtown Toledo, Ohio, on Aug. 13 for a parade and Jeep-only show to mark the 75th anniversary of the hot-selling brand.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM dealer program still paying off

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

After GM dealers spruce up, program still pays up; Civic hatchback shown; Audi adds vehicle-to-infrastructure tech; Ford future product; Infiniti QX30 close-up; Land of 1,000 Jeeps.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

FCA's 'musical factories' will vex suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Here's a fact few suppliers were likely to admit during the Management Briefing Seminars here last week: It can be downright difficult to be a supplier to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.... Read More »

 
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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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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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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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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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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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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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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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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