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Nissan leads Twitter engagement among auto brands for second consecutive month

3:32 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2016

For the second month in a row, Nissan took first place in the Twitter engagement race for automotive brands, wielding the power of the GTR in its most popular November tweet, according to ListenFirst Media.... Read More »

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BLOG: What's holding back the Jeep Grand Wagoneer?

11:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2016

Auto manufacturing remains a particularly expensive undertaking, even more so when a company actually has to develop new products.... Read More »

FCA: Sales slip 14% despite strong month for Ram

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

FCA's November U.S. sales dropped 14 percent, despite stronger volume from the Ram brand.... Read More »

JK Wrangler’s final act: Special editions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Jeep is stretching out consumer interest in the outgoing JK Wrangler by offering a number of special limited-edition packages over the next year while consumers await the arrival of the redesigned JL Wrangler in the second half of 2017.... Read More »

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Dealer's customs stand out from the crowd

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Ralph Mahalak Jr.'s six Fiat Chrysler dealerships sell customized vehicles such as a Jeep Wrangler-based pickup and a Dodge Challenger-based reimagining of the Plymouth Superbird. The unique vehicles draw in customers and energize his staff.... Read More »

Cars. Congestion. Must be our L.A. picks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2016

This year's Los Angeles Auto Show offered good news for off-roaders, speed lovers and owners of the Fiat 500L. Our David Undercoffler explains.... Read More »

Jeep sees new Compass as potential record breaker

Nov. 19, 2016 06:01 CET

The new Jeep Compass will outsell the popular Renegade in Europe and globally, brand CEO Mike Manley said. “It has every opportunity to be the biggest-selling Jeep ever,” he said, adding that the Compass will be available in Europe "before September" of next year.... Read More »

Jeep plans off-road Trailhawk variant of retooled Compass

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

The redesigned 2018 Jeep Compass, due in U.S. dealerships next year, will offer a new off-road ready trim level but largely keep its styling cues cribbed from the larger Jeep Grand Cherokee.... Read More »

Jeep to keep Grand Cherokee SRT after Trackhawk launch, report says

11:24 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

Jeep will continue to sell its top-end Grand Cherokee SRT with its 6.4-liter V-8 even after it introduces a new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V-8 engine, brand head Mike Manley told The Detroit News.... Read More »

U.S. marshals raid Chinese aftermarket parts booths at SEMA

12:18 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2016

Federal marshals raided the booths of two Chinese companies at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association convention in Las Vegas on Wednesday, seizing parts, displays and communications equipment after allegations of copyright infringement. The booths of six other Chinese aftermarket parts manufacturers also were shut down at a nearby expo.... Read More »

FCA US: Ram gains can't offset Jeep cooldown, Chrysler plunge

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's sales dove more than 10 percent in October as sales of the Chrysler 200 cratered to their lowest levels in five years and despite Ram brand sales climbing 12 percent.... Read More »

Jeep owner gets surprise from the junkyard

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2016

The redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler hasn't gone into production yet, but one man can already call himself an owner. Or at least could - partially.... Read More »

A peek at Jeep's revived Grand Wagoneer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2016

A spy photo that emerged from a recent Jeep dealer meeting offers a glimpse of the upcoming Grand Wagoneer and confirms how closely a redesigned 2018 Wrangler will stick to the off-roader's current styling.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota takes prize in truck loyalty

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2016

Toyota tops in pickup owner loyalty - study; Lear CEO: Why suppliers see need for speed; Wagoneer peek, Wrangler recall; Hurricane help from Nissan; Restoring Honda's first U.S. car.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ghosn to chair Mitsubishi, too?

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2016

Ghosn to chair Mitsubishi, too?; It's Volkswagen versus Audi in China; Nearly two-year wait for Tesla Model 3; Toyota's autonomous-car vision: A teammate behind the wheel.... Read More »

A peek at Jeep's Grand Wagoneer, next Wrangler

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2016

An attendee at a recent dealer meeting appears to have revealed the first public look at Jeep's upcoming Grand Wagoneer as well as confirmed how closely the redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler will stick to the off-roader's current styling.... Read More »

Surging Jeep hits a rut

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2016

Jeep, FCA's most valuable brand, suffered its first monthly U.S. sales decline in three years, a sign that no one is immune to a plateauing market.... Read More »

FCA US: Volume slips on weak Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep demand

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

Jeep reported its first monthly sales decline since September 2013 Monday, pushing Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales down 0.9 percent in September. The automaker posted sales of 192,883 vehicles for the month, including its first reported U.S. sales of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, which has yet to reach U.S. showrooms. FCA said 24 percent of its September sales went into fleets.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Turning the corner at Volvo

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

Turning the corner at Volvo; VW offers financial reassurance amid report; Audi, BMW, Daimler tech alliance; Self-driving startup seeks funds; Jeep, Audi ads take political twist.... Read More »

Jeep uses Cat Stevens song in unifying debate ad

6:04 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Just about the time Republicans and Democrats were yelling over who won Monday's presidential debate, Jeep released an ad that, perhaps impossibly, seeks to unite the country.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford dealer's $2 million nightmare

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Ford dealer's $2 million nightmare; Audi exec out; Renault-Nissan Microsoft deal; Jeep Compass, Subaru 7-seater spied; Focus EV to go further, faster; Arnold Palmer's car ties.... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

 
Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Why Brexit could be bad news for self-driving cars


12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2016

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Brexit should be a wake up call to proponents of autonomous driving, said a researcher from a London-based think tank. ...
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Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2016

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Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric Formula E rac ...
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Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Russia sales rise nearly 1%; first increase in 2 years
New-car sales in Russia rose nearly 1 percent in November, the first monthly rise in the market sinc ...
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UK market may fall 8% next year on Brexit, Germany's VDA says
German automakers are taking a bleak view of next year's UK auto market, forecasting that demand wil ...
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UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for reco ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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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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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Subcompact sales set to peak in Europe this year before SUVs cause decline
Demand for subcompacts in Europe will peak this year, analysts say, as competition from similar-size ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising Henrik Green to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief ope ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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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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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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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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