General Motors

James Crellin, former director of communications at GM, dies

3:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

James Crellin, former director of communications at General Motors, where he worked for 25 years after a short career in journalism, died Nov. 4 at his home in Michigan. He was 81.... Read More »

How critical is the EV tax credit?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

Salespeople would be sad to see the federal tax credit on plug-in electric vehicles disappear. But they're not so sure it's necessary to keep customers interested in EVs.... Read More »

GM maps route to profitable EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

The ambitious forecasts suggest that GM has surmounted some of the cost hurdles that make electric vehicles difficult to sell at prices that are affordable to consumers and profitable to the manufacturer. But other big challenges remain.... Read More »

GM's parting with Russia has been such sweet sorrow

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

General Motors pulled out of Russia in 2015, but still does pretty well there.... Read More »

New technology shakes up the purchasing department

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

As automakers look for advanced technologies, their unfamiliar suppliers are bringing new ideas to old purchasing departments.... Read More »

GM aims to sell 1M EVs annually by 2026; next-gen vehicles start in 2021

11:07 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2017

GM expects its electrified vehicle business to be profitable with the launch of the next-generation EV platform in 2021 and with annual global EV sales of 1 million by 2026, CEO Mary Barra says.... Read More »

Opel puts dealer network under scrutiny

Nov. 15, 2017 12:17 CET

Opel plans to change the incentive system used by its European dealers to promote sales of higher-priced vehicles. The plan includes introducing a new top trim line called Ultimate.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: China's BYD plans Canada truck plant

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2017

China's BYD plans Canada truck plant; NAFTA talks resume; VW on defense after execs' offices raided; Tesla responds to bias claims; Buick-GMC marketing plan: Stick with what works.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Corvette legends vs. the new ZR1

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2017

The new king Corvette is prompting a look back at a few other landmark moments in the nameplate's history.... Read More »

Chevy celebrates its 'Legends'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

The program began at the State Fair of Texas in September 2016 and, after drawing a quick following, was expanded nationally.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Price-fixing payouts for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

Price-fixing payouts for dealers; 'Book by Cadillac' expands; Slowdown in CPO sales; Ford, Lincoln captives capture top ratings; Geely's flying-car buy; CarMax makes tasty offer.... Read More »

Cadillac expands Book car subscription service

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

Cadillac is expanding its pilot vehicle subscription service in New York and launching the program in two other major cities as the GM luxury brand seeks to attract younger customers with an alternative to traditional car ownership.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Corvette's new speed king

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

Corvette's new speed king; Dodge Demons hit street; Musk teases electric semi with mind-blowing promise; Uber agrees to Softbank investment; For PSA exec: No U.S. cars, no problem.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 35 percent last month. But reassuring words from PSA CEO Carlos Tavares and the arrival of two new SUVs will likely ensure Vauxhall's survival.... Read More »

Challenges loom for Opel recovery plan

Nov. 13, 2017 09:57 CET

Opel's plan to return to profit has similar goals to PSA's recovery road map. But Opel may have a hard time bouncing back as it faces weak demand in key markets and the high costs of funding new technologies.... Read More »

Opel's production shift to Europe worries S. Korean workers

Nov. 13, 2017 09:32 CET

Opel's plan to stop importing cars from South Korea is worrying workers at GM's Korean unit, which is already grappling with slumping sales.... Read More »

MICHAEL WAYLAND

Chevy should follow Cadillac and go after Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

Chevy appears to be doing little to nothing to attract the hundreds of thousands of consumers who could wait years for a Tesla Model 3 into a Chevrolet Bolt EV — an actual all-electric car not from "manufacturing Hell."... Read More »

New King of Corvettes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

The car features several more aggressive design features than the current top-tier Corvette Z06.... Read More »

Chevy crowns new speed king with 2019 Corvette ZR1

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2017

Chevrolet unwrapped the 2019 Corvette ZR1 in Dubai Sunday with an exclusive supercharged LT5 V-8 engine capable of 755 hp and 715 pound-feet of torque and a top speed of more than 210 mph -- making it the fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever.... Read More »

Q&A

Buick-GMC won't change what's working

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2017

Phil Brook started leading the brands' marketing in April amid a product blitz, including Buick's Avenir subbrand, and a restructuring of its agency business.... Read More »

9 automakers earn perfect LGBTQ-equality score

2:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2017

Nine automakers are among the record-breaking number of 609 companies that garnered a perfect score for LGBTQ equality in an annual study.... Read More »

GM to lay out vision for autonomous vehicles

3:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2017

General Motors plans to share its "vision for an autonomous future" during an investor event on Nov. 30 in San Francisco.... Read More »

Opel's ambitions put China, Russia, even U.S., on radar

Nov. 10, 2017 06:01 CET

Opel's global export push could mean production of its cars in PSA's plants in China, Russia and Iran and even sales in the U.S., home market of former owner GM.... Read More »

PSA CEO defends Vauxhall but says Brexit adds pressure on UK plants

Nov. 10, 2017 09:37 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares defended the Vauxhall brand against suggestions that it should be axed but said the UK factories acquired by PSA as part of its deal for GM's European operations need to make a leap in competitiveness to offset the potential risks posed by Brexit.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2017

The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped in.... Read More »

 
BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

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

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

Luca Ciferri
6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

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The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped. ...
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Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

Christiaan Hetzner
4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through ...
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Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
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PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

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PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
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VW brand's profit margin goal is too easy

Christiaan Hetzner
6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30 2017

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VW brand's turnaround plan is not even a year old and yet next month the brand's CEO, Herbert Diess, ...
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Renault, Toyota lead 6% European sales gain
European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in October, with Renault, Toyota and VW Group's Seat brand ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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UK sales slump 12% in Oct. in 7th monthly decline
UK registrations in October fell by 12 percent, marking a seventh consecutive month of decline. Vaux ...
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Spanish sales rise 14% in Oct. despite political tensions over Catalonia
Spain's new-car sales increased 14 percent in October even as tensions over Catalonia's bid to gain ...
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Italy's record month benefits French brands, Toyota but FCA sales decline
French brands were among the winners in an Italian market that had a record month for new-car sales ...
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German market's 4% growth helps Peugeot, Citroen but Opel drops back
PSA's mainstream brands, Peugeot and Citroen, powered ahead in a German market up nearly 4 percent l ...
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French sales jump 14% with Nissan, Toyota among winners
French new-car sales rose 14 percent in October, with Nissan and Toyota among the winners. ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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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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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marke ...
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Ford names new manufacturing boss for Europe; veteran exec Odell to retire
Ford named a new manufacturing boss and a new head of joint ventures and alliances in Europe as part ...
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Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team
Kia has hired veteran designer Oleg Son from PSA to be the Korean brand's design chief in China. Ole ...
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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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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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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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