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Automotive News Europe salutes Katherine Worthen

Sept. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Katherine Worthen of Opel Group.... Read More »

Golf icon Arnold Palmer also was an auto industry player

3:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

Golf legend Arnold Palmer took many of his business endeavors into the automotive industry, endorsing his beloved Cadillac and longtime partner Hertz as well as owning six General Motors and Ford dealerships in five states.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Design’s next frontier

11:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

Design is about to get way more complex and difficult as new technologies transform the automobile.... Read More »

Merit, gutsy diesels and denim fabric: Chevy's retooled Equinox and what people think

11:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

Chevrolet, after a slew of redesigned car launches, is turning to the core of the hot crossover market with plans to retool the Equinox for the 2018 model year. Here's what people are saying about the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.... Read More »

For Cadillac dealers, no push, but a way out

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

Cadillac says it isn't trying to push small dealers out. It's just giving them a simpler alternative to what brand boss Johan de Nysschen warns will be a “long, arduous and challenging journey.”... Read More »

Why Cadillac's head-turners don't turn up on the road

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

The Cadillac Escala Concept - star attraction at Monterey Car Week in California last month - suggests the future of Cadillac styling, says Mike Simcoe, General Motors new head of global design. But why don't mouth-watering concepts such as the Escala and the Cadillac Elmiraj get produced?... Read More »

BMW designers work inside out

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

When the creative minds behind BMW's Vision Next 100 sat down to conceive an autonomous driving car of the future, their approach was something of a revolution for the century-old company. Instead of sketching the overhangs, greenhouse or wheel arches in pursuit of the perfect proportions or the sportiest silhouette, they used an entirely different starting point to convey emotion: the interior.... Read More »

Canada 'working closely' with auto industry to bring investment, minister says

11:05 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Canada is working closely with automakers to increase investment in the industry, the nation's top economic development minister said today, welcoming the agreement reached between Canada's Unifor union and General Motors.... Read More »

Big auto shows forced to share the spotlight

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

Nissan's effort to grab headlines with a solo launch event in Miami shows how automakers increasingly are weighing alternatives to the major international auto shows.... Read More »

Bolt a chance for GM to atone for EV1 error

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

In the 1990s, bottom-line-focused leadership killed GM's EV1.... Read More »

Can Chevy capitalize on Bolt's head start?

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

General Motors is on the verge of beating Wall Street's automotive darling, Tesla, to market with the first 200-mile electric vehicle for less than $40,000.... Read More »

Detroit 3 will skep a step in autonomy

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

Detroit 3 technology chiefs say their companies plan to skip a major step on the path to autonomous vehicles.... Read More »

September Equinox

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

The 2018 Equinox, unveiled aptly on Sept. 22, will be the first compact crossover offered in North America with a turbocharged diesel engine, according to General Motors.... Read More »

Paris auto show: It's electric

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2016

Germany's automakers will use the Paris auto show to highlight their latest battery technologies as they seek to recapture ground from Tesla.... Read More »

Canadian GM workers ratify 4-year labor contract

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2016

General Motors workers represented by Canadian union Unifor ratified a four-year contract with the automaker that includes $421 million (C$554 million) in investments and a key change to pension plans for new hires. About 65 percent of workers approved the contract, Unifor said.... Read More »

At GM: 'An engineer in a designer's body'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2016

At a time when technology is transforming the automobile, newly promoted GM gearhead Mike Simcoe may be the industry's prototypical design chief.... Read More »

Cadillac offering buyouts to 400 smaller U.S. dealers

11:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

Cadillac is offering its 400 smallest U.S. dealers as much as $180,000 if they would rather give up their franchise than make the investment necessary to meet a host of new standards being imposed by the brand.... Read More »

Eric Peterson, GM's diversity VP, will retire Oct. 1

4:09 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

Eric Peterson, General Motors' vice president of U.S. diversity dealer relations, will retire effective Oct. 1. A successor for the 40-year GM veteran has not been named, a GM spokesman said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A way out for Cadillac, dealers

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

A way out for Cadillac, and its smallest dealers; Audi chief in the clear?; Subaru global recall; More self-driving taxis; High-tech mail trucks ... and deliveries by drone.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A sedate outlook on U.S. sales

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

Honda exec offers sedate outlook on U.S. sales; Setback for VW worker group in Tenn.; Latest Golf production glitch; Equinox goes diesel; Smart EVs; Age of never-ending recall?... Read More »

Chevy will equip next Equinox with diesel engine in global push

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will be shorter and lighter than the model it replaces and will be the first compact crossover offered in the U.S. with a diesel engine, General Motors said late Thursday.... Read More »

Postal Service names six finalists to design next delivery vehicle

4:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

The U.S. Postal Service has named six companies as finalists in a competition to design its delivery vehicle of the future. A total of $37.4 million will be divided among the six companies, which will produce about 50 prototypes.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Bolt offers chance to redeem EV1 missteps

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Chevy Bolt offers chance to redeem EV1 missteps; Unifor's next target: FCA; In D.C., debating the costs, benefits of MPG boost; Tesla sues Mich.; Vacuum cleaners, fans and EVs?... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

How Jerry Dias convinced GM to invest in Canada again

12:47 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Unifor President Jerry Dias' top goal in negotiations with General Motors was to buck a trend: the shift of auto investments away from Canada toward Mexico. On that, it appears he will be successful. But how?... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

BLOG: How Jerry Dias convinced GM to invest in Canada again

12:47 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Unifor President Jerry Dias' top goal in negotiations with General Motors was to buck a trend: the shift of auto investments away from Canada toward Mexico. On that, it appears he will be successful. But how?... Read More »

 
Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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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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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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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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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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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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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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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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