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U.S. auto sales forecast to slip in April as retail demand slumps

2:00 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2017

It's becoming increasingly clear that U.S. new-vehicle sales have passed their peak, with April expected to mark the industry's fourth consecutive monthly decline.... Read More »

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BLOG: For many, Honda's Clarity is too good a deal to pass up

12:30 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

For $369 a month and $2,868 at signing, residents in the fair state of California get a large, comfortable, quiet sedan that has all the luxury trappings of an Acura and seats five adults comfortably.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Honda Civic Type R sets speed record

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Honda Civic Type R sets speed record; Tesla takes a production gamble; Sunday ads target Musk, Trump; Japan's big hydrogen bet; More Apple-car clues.... Read More »

Japan dreams of a hydrogen society

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

As home market to two of the three global carmakers selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Japan is understandably optimistic about the outlook for hydrogen-powered cars.... Read More »

New airbag injury highlights Honda’s struggle

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

The convoluted history of a 2002 Honda Accord involved in a March 3 crash shows the challenge Honda faces in keeping defective Takata airbag inflators out of circulation.... Read More »

Sleeker 10th-gen Honda Accord

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Spy photos of Honda's 10th-generation Accord midsize sedan reveal a more sloping roofline than the outgoing version. Also, a grille and headlight design similar to those of the Civic and the Clarity.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Airbag danger lurking in junkyards

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2017

Honda crash shows airbag danger lurking in junkyards; Tesla recalls 53K vehicles, is sued over Autopilot; Night in a self-driving Chevy Bolt; BMW works to charge up national parks.... Read More »

Honda plans $124 million wind tunnel test center in Ohio

4:22 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2017

Honda said it will invest $124 million to create an aeroacoustic wind tunnel test center at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio.... Read More »

Honda says U.S. driver seriously injured by Takata inflator rupture

12:29 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

Honda said a driver of a 2002 Accord was seriously injured after a Takata airbag inflator ruptured during a March 3 crash in Las Vegas.... Read More »

Honda Accord gets fastback makeover

11:45 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2017

Honda's next-generation Accord sedan and its fastback profile are coming into focus thanks to new spy shots taken in Colorado.... Read More »

Takata rescue talks extended, even as bankruptcy risk looms, report says

2:02 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2017

Potential rescuers of Takata have extended talks, already in their 14th month, for a deal to take over the airbag supplier at the heart of the auto industry's biggest safety recall, Reuters reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Subaru's Ascent back into hot segment

2:30 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2017

In NY: A successor to Subaru Tribeca, Toyota goes rugged with AWD concept, Lincoln Navigator lightens up, Honda expands Clarity line with EV, plug-in hybrid; VW's Model X-fighter?... Read More »

Former Honda boss Mendel nominated to TrueCar board

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Only a few days after his retirement from Honda, John Mendel was nominated to join the board of directors at car shopping service TrueCar.... Read More »

Honda's fwd 10-speed breaks new ground

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

When the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan arrives this spring, two models will be available with the industry's first 10-speed automatic transmission in a front-wheel-drive vehicle.... Read More »

Honda's latest Civic Si rated at 205 hp with turbo

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2017

The turbo engine inside Honda's latest Civic Si may be new, but the power output isn't.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Bentley, Audi exec shuffle

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2017

Audi exec named Bentley's Americas CEO; March sales: Snyder's takeaways, BMW win; A new Lexus LS; Honda YouTube reveal; Mitsu, BMW pull ads from 'O'Reilly Factor'; Ford tech title.... Read More »

Honda's 10-speed, fwd gearbox breaks new ground on packaging front

1:29 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2017

Honda's first 10-speed automatic transmission is compact, light and is expected to give the redesigned and re-engineered Odyssey minivan best in class fuel economy.... Read More »

U.S. March Sales

Sales slip 1.7% despite higher discounts

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales dropped 1.7 percent in March as decreases at Ford, Honda, Toyota, FCA, Hyundai and Kia overshadowed gains at Nissan and GM, even amid higher spending on discounts. The results signal the industry -- despite strong truck demand -- is losing momentum heading into the key spring selling season.... Read More »

HONDA: A drag from weak cars, Acura

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

U.S. sales at American Honda dipped slightly in March, ending the month with a 0.7 percent decline to 137,227 vehicles, as weak car demand and losses at Acura Division continued to pull down the automaker's fortunes.... Read More »

TrueCar nominates John Mendel to board

2:29 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Only a few days after his retirement from American Honda, John Mendel has been nominated to join the board of directors at car shopping service TrueCar.... Read More »

The Future is Now: Honda, Lexus premiere game-changing tech for April 1

12:15 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2017

The 2018 Honda Odyssey on April 1 will be able to warn an animal in the road of an approaching vehicle with a personalized canine car horn -- or maybe not.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Distraction's deadly toll

2:15 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2017

Distraction dangers: Rise in pedestrian deaths, GM exec's tragic tale; Ford CEO's compensation up 19%; Apple-car clue?; Jeep's Easter Safari concepts; Lexus, Honda holiday humor.... Read More »

Discounts to drive U.S. sales to best March since 2000, analysts say

1:30 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2017

U.S. new-vehicle sales are on pace for the strongest March since 2000. Fast-rising incentives are expected to help the industry post its first year-over-year increase of 2017.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW cleared to sell '15 diesels

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2017

VW free to sell updated '15 diesels; New engine for Ford Canada?; Hyundai EV plan; Mahindra eyes U.S.; Racing's Roush, GM's Welburn head to Hall of Fame; Honda's high-flying gambit.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: China's Tencent buys 5% of Tesla

2:45 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2017

China's Tencent buys 5% of Tesla; Ford hikes Mich. investments; VW board backs managers; GM nixes proposal for two common-stock classes; Cops foil plot to steal a Ferrari ... Enzo.... Read More »

 
Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
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