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Weird and wonderful May sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Dave Versical offers some other oddities and observations following last week's release of May's U.S. sales -- not the least of which is all the handwringing generated by a 6.1 percent monthly decline.... Read More »

Can Volvo play small ball?

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

Volvo's first entry into the compact crossover segment, the XC40 arriving late next year, is meant to capitalize on the market's seeming unquenchable thirst for these vehicles. It will be a key element in the China-owned Swedish brand's push to expand U.S. sales.... Read More »

Trail-ready with a nod to Swedish roots: What people think of Volvo's '40' concepts

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

After launching the redesigned XC90 and hatching plans to market the S90 flagship sedan and V90 wagon, Volvo's product overhaul will continue with a new generation of small cars and crossovers.... Read More »

Audi, BMW, Mercedes lead in user-friendly connectivity, study shows

May 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi, BMW and Mercedes lead other automakers in offering easy-to-use connected features, a study shows, but more needs to be done to make customers aware of the technology so they don't choose Apple and Google for their Internet-enabled navigation and in-car entertainment.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: The end of traffic deaths?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Way to end traffic deaths? Volvo, Toyota say yes; Nissan's Mitsu reform move; 300, Charger moving to Pacifica platform?; Alfa crossover expected; Tesla goes for tourist trade.... Read More »

Concepts preview new Volvo compacts

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Volvo previewed its new compact-vehicle range by unveiling concepts for an XC40 crossover and a vehicle that hints at the next V40 hatchback.... Read More »

Can traffic deaths be eliminated?

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

Getting to zero traffic fatalities may be unattainable, safety advocates concede. But they say it is possible to virtually eliminate the 30,000-plus annual highway deaths in the U.S.... Read More »

Volvo's China sales chief Fu Qiang resigns

May 20, 2016 11:03 CET

Volvo's China sales chief, Fu Qiang, has resigned "for personal reasons." The automaker hasn't said who will replace Fu in its largest single market.... Read More »

Volvo previews new compact car range

May 18, 2016 17:01 CET

Volvo previewed its new compact-car range by unveiling concepts for an XC40 crossover and a vehicle that hints at the next V40 hatchback. The cars will include battery and hybrid variants alongside versions with gasoline and diesel engines.... Read More »

Volvo lifts veil on 'disruptive' compact car, crossover line

10:25 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Volvo will start rolling out a series of compact models next year to compete with the likes of Audi and BMW for younger, urban consumers. The new line, dubbed the 40 series, is set to include a crossover, sedan and hatchback as well as an all-electric model, the company said Wednesday while unveiling concepts of the models.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Android gets more car-friendly

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Android gets more car-friendly; Volvo takes youth turn; U.S. probes patent complaint against VW; FCA recalls Wrangler, Fiat 500; Cadillac CTS, Audi A8 spy shots; EV owner sues BMW... Read More »

Geely design boss gets Volvo's sister brand to think big

May 17, 2016 15:11 CET

The Briton who smoothed out Volvo's boxy lines is aiming to give China's Geely global appeal by ditching its utilitarian image. Peter Horbury is central to efforts by Volvo's sister brand to push upmarket and go international by tapping European design and technology.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Deeper MPG problem for GM?

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

Deeper MPG problem for GM?; Exec changes at Nissan; Tesla seeks answers after worker's injury; Tearing down walls at Volvo; Fiat high, Subaru low; Chinese automaker's Detroit plan.... Read More »

'OPEN' FOR BUSINESS

No office for the CEO. Just a locker

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Employees in Volvo Car USA's redesigned office in Rockleigh, N.J., don't have permanent workspaces or landline phones. Executives say the open layout fosters communication and collaboration.... Read More »

Volvo plans to raise 500 million euros in first bond issue

May 6, 2016 18:27 CET

Volvo says it aims to raise 500 million euros ($571 million) by issuing the first corporate bond in its 89-year history.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: April U.S. sales winners, losers

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

April U.S. sales winners, losers; Takata recall to widen?; Volvo swings to a profit; Ford's portable wind tunnel; Nissan shifting marketing focus toward safety.... Read More »

Volvo swings to profit in first quarter

May 4, 2016 07:50 CET

Volvo swung to a profit in the first quarter as its new XC90 helped to drive growth. Operating earnings rose to $392 million from a year-ago loss.... Read More »

Volvo sales rise 11% in April as U.S., Europe growth offsets China slowdown

May 3, 2016 21:33 CET

Volvo's vehicle sales grew 11.3 percent in April as gains in the U.S. and Europe offset lower demand in China.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A drop-off in drop-tops

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Can Buick counter the drop-off in drop-tops?; Ford issues 5 recalls; Getting Germany to go green; Volvo to test autonomous cars in U.K.; GM plant investments; May I rent your Mini?... Read More »

Volvo announces 3 regional executive moves in U.S.

10:28 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Volvo Car USA has announced three executive changes in its regional structure effective May 1.... Read More »

Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber, Lyft form coalition to promote self-driving cars

7:54 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

Ford, Volvo Cars, Google and two ride-hailing companies created a coalition, led by former NHTSA chief David Strickland, to urge federal government action to help advance self-driving vehicles.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mitsu misconduct goes back 25 yrs

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

25 years of Mitsu misconduct; Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber, Lyft in self-driving push; Earnings up at FCA, down at Hyundai; VW outsells Toyota; Honda Clarity's aerodynamic design.... Read More »

Volvo sets goal to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025

1:00 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Following a global sales record in 2015, Volvo plans to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025, the company said today. "It is a deliberately ambitious target," Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said in a statement.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Brazil to get 1st peek at new Jeep

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

Compact Jeep to be revealed in Brazil; Volvo plans driverless pilot in U.S.; Ford test goes dark; BMW relaunches car-sharing; GM case dismissed; Using drones to find cars on lot.... Read More »

Volvo adds performance targets to margin

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

Volvo Car USA has revamped its dealer margin, tying part of it to performance, says its U.S. chief.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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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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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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