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CANADA: Nov. sales rise 10% behind GM, Ford gains

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

Canada light-vehicle sales rose 10 percent in November behind strong double-digit gains at General Motors and Ford Motor Co. -- two of the country's three biggest automakers ranked by volume.... Read More »

GM: All four brands deliver as sales rise 10%

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

General Motors posted its largest year-over-year U.S. sales increase of 2016, as all four brands achieved retail gains but fleet deliveries rose for the first time in more than a year.... Read More »

All-American pickups aimed at China's wealthy

7:27 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2016

Ford Motor Co. and General Motors are aiming the pickup, a staple in the United States, at upmarket buyers in China, where most associate trucks with farmers and construction workers.... Read More »

Heart-stopping and dirty play: Chevy Colorado ZR2 and what people are saying

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

Chevrolet plans a high-performance, off-road version of the Colorado, dubbed the ZR2. It debuted this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show and will target two key rivals: the Ford F-150 Raptor and Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road. Here's what people are saying about the off-road-ready truck.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A plan to juice up Europe's highways

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

Ford, VW, BMW and Daimler to juice up Europe's highways; GM's Plan B for Super Cruise; Nissan dips into connected cars; Ontario OKs self-driving car tests; Toyota tough-terrain tour.... Read More »

GM details self-driving vehicle system in U.S. letter

9:07 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

GM's semi-autonomous "Super Cruise" system will allow drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel for extended periods, but will stop the vehicle automatically if drivers are not attentive, according to a government letter made public on Monday.... Read More »

O say does that Guinness world record yet stand?

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

In September, Chevrolet earned set a spot in the Guinness World Records by using a diesel-powered Silverado HD pickup to tow a nearly 40-foot-by-80-foot American flag for four laps around the Texas Motor Speedway. You didn't think Ford was going to just sit back and take that, did you?... Read More »

Record Nov. U.S. sales predicted amid big holiday promotions

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

U.S. auto sales are on pace for the strongest November ever, four forecasters say, breaking the industry's streak of three consecutive monthly declines and keeping open the possibility that 2016 can squeak ahead of last year's record.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | SALES

Alan Batey

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

General Motors -- yes, that General Motors -- has become the industry's most unlikely model of self-discipline this year, and the results are flowing straight through to the company's bottom line.... Read More »

Dealer anniversary

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

Prince Automotive Group celebrates 50 years with Chevrolet... Read More »

Few takers for Cadillac buyouts

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

Fewer than 20 of the 400 Cadillac dealerships that were offered cash to give up their franchises agreed to buyouts, leaving the brand with a fraction of the throughput enjoyed by most other luxury brands.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | ENGINEERING

Pamela Fletcher

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

Pamela Fletcher has accomplished the same feat two years in a row: popularizing an electrified vehicle.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | INDUSTRY LEADER OF THE YEAR and CEO, NORTH AMERICA

Mary Barra

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

Under CEO Mary Barra, 54, GM is delivering -- not only on the Chevrolet Bolt, which went into production this month, but on profit goals and quality gains as well.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | BRAND

Duncan Aldred

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

In two years, Duncan Aldred has given new life to Buick, a brand that had limped along with a thin lineup and a reputation for being the car grandma drives.... Read More »

GMC's design head adds Buick duties

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

GMC head of design Helen Emsley has been given responsibility for Buick as well. She replaces Bryan Nesbitt, who takes on a new role as a global design strategist for General Motors.... Read More »

Automakers seek to boost Nov. sales with Black Friday, holiday promotions

7:10 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2016

Automakers in the U.S. are ramping up holiday sales promotions ahead of Black Friday, aiming to clear out bulging inventories of unsold cars and dispel investor doubts about consumer demand.... Read More »

GM gets letter from Morrissey encouraging vegan leather in 'eco-friendly' cars

11:07 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2016

Singer Morrissey, as part of a new PETA campaign, has asked General Motors to offer vegan leather interiors for its Chevrolet Volt and Bolt models.... Read More »

Cadillac delays Pinnacle launch again

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2016

Cadillac is delaying the start of its new incentive program for dealers, Project Pinnacle, for three more months, starting it in April instead of January.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: Will Ford's 2018 Mustang get upgrades to battle Camaro 1LE?

11:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2016

The refreshed 2018 Ford Mustang is nearly upon us -- we might even see it at the Detroit auto show in January, and we now have some new information from our friends over at Mustang6G.com including some interesting tidbits on powertrains, transmissions and options.... Read More »

GM to export Chevy Silverado, Colorado to China

11:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

General Motors plans to sell the Chevrolet Silverado and Colorado pickups in China starting next year to explore the country's small, local market for trucks.... Read More »

Chevrolet seeks bigger payoff from pickup bet

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

Chevy is taking on its pickup rivals more directly with the ZR2, a high-performance, off-road version of the Colorado.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP

GM's Barra focusing on profits and technology leadership

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

When Mary Barra faced a massive recall crisis as General Motors' new CEO, she implored employees to never forget the errors of GM's past. Now Barra is trying to position GM to lead the industry in a future of electric vehicles, car sharing and self-driving technology.... Read More »

At Barra's GM, discipline remains the watchword

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

Nearly three years into her tenure as CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra has instilled a level of discipline within GM's sales organization not seen in Detroit for decades, and she vows the company won't backslide even as U.S. demand peaks.... Read More »

The Mex factor: Auto execs stumped by Trump rhetoric

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

Global auto executives don't want to talk much about President-elect Donald Trump and his trade plans. But with billions of dollars invested in Mexican plants and supply chains, they can't afford not to think about what steep tariffs and scrapped treaties might mean for their businesses.... Read More »

Dealer anniversaries

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

A look at dealer anniversaries with Ford and Chevrolet.... Read More »

 
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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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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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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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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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Strong business demand boosts Italian sales
Italian new-car registrations rose 9.8 percent in October as strong demand from business buyers exce ...
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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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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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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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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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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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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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