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Takata's search for a savior could drag into next year

6:46 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

The plan to sell beleaguered Takata to a rescuer, slated by year-end, is likely to extend into next year as some bidders want to drag the airbag maker through bankruptcy to wipe out most of its debt, people with knowledge of the matter said.... Read More »

Hundreds of recalled Takata airbag parts ruptured in testing

6:53 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Hundreds of Takata airbag inflators pulled from cars in the auto industry's biggest recall later ruptured in testing, showing the potential risks to drivers.... 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 »

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 »

This transmission goes to 11

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Honda has pushed gearbox boundaries by patenting a new 11-speed, three-clutch transmission. The 11-speed would be a world's first and would achieve better fuel economy and faster shifting response, Honda said in a filing with the Japan Patent Office.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

The roof that changed everything

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

An effort to keep snowfall off the cars ended up transforming a Cleveland-area Honda store into a leader in clean energy and a magnet for eco-conscious consumers.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Honda preps sporty Civic for Paris debut

Sept. 9, 2016 14:32 CET

Honda will unveil the European version of its new Civic hatchback at the Paris auto show. The automaker previewed the car with a concept at the Geneva show in March when it said the latest generation will be its sportiest version of the model to date.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA's Bigland on hot seat, report says

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2016

FCA exec Bigland at center of sales probe, report says; Ford expands door-latch recall, Honda adds more cars to airbag callback; Ready to rescue Takata; VW's Kenya comeback.... Read More »

Honda recalls 668,000 more cars in Japan over Takata airbags

6:41 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2016

Honda plans to recall about 668,000 vehicles in Japan to replace airbag inflators supplied by Takata, as part of an expanded nationwide recall announced earlier this year.... Read More »

Even for Honda CEO, NSX may be just a dream

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

Honda's NSX sports car may be dream wheels for every Honda employee. But actually owning one doesn't come easy -- even for Honda Motor CEO Takahiro Hachigo.... Read More »

HONDA: Sagging cars dent sales 3.8%

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2016

American Honda saw sales slip 3.8 percent in August to 149,571 vehicles, but the automaker's light trucks helped soften the decline, rising 5.6 percent to an August record at 76,133 units.... Read More »

Acura NSX: A hybrid in more ways than one

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

Honda Motor Co.'s second-generation NSX sports car carries a hybrid engine, a hybrid development approach and now, a hybrid branding role.... Read More »

NSX returns to Japan as an American hybrid import

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

The NSX sports car is making a long-awaited homecoming in Japan that underscores the global ambitions of a halo hybrid that must do double duty for the Acura and Honda brands.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Dealers celebrate anniversaries with Chevrolet, Toyota and Honda.... Read More »

Honda hatches new Civic model

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Honda's first five-door Civic hatchback for the U.S. will go on sale as a 2017 model.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: RAV4 versus CR-V in crossover fight

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

RAV4 versus CR-V in crossover fight; Hyundai, Google discuss tie-ups; More Korea-made Nissan Rogues?; A world first for Infiniti; Tesla fire probe; U.S. reveals truck emissions rules.... Read More »

Honda pulls wraps off 5-door Civic hatchback

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Honda's first five-door Civic hatchback for the U.S. market will go on sale this fall as a 2017 model. The new Civic joins sedan and coupe models and will precede the Type-R -- which Honda has confirmed will also be a hatchback when it goes on sale in 2017.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM dealer program still paying off

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

After GM dealers spruce up, program still pays up; Civic hatchback shown; Audi adds vehicle-to-infrastructure tech; Ford future product; Infiniti QX30 close-up; Land of 1,000 Jeeps.... Read More »

Small crossovers, tight race

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Each month there are a handful of model vs. model races we watch closely when U.S. sales numbers are reported - Camry vs. Accord; Corolla vs. Civic; 3 series vs. C class; F- eries vs. Silverado. The usual. But the segment providing the most entertainment these days is the compact crossover class.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A missed opportunity for dealers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

Dealers missing chance to court Middle Eastern buyers, diversity expert says; Why Jaguar is heating up; 'New Way to Look at Fiat'; Mitsu crossover spied; 9-speed gearbox glitch.... Read More »

Sales buoy Honda profit; tax bites into bottom line

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Honda Motor Co.'s North American business helped it post a 12 percent increase in global operating profit in the latest quarter.... Read More »

Takata report clears way for talks on sharing cost of airbag recalls

5:49 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2016

Takata said the German research institute hired to investigate the root cause of its defective airbag inflators submitted a preliminary report, clearing the way for crucial talks to begin with customers over how to split billions of dollars in recall costs.... Read More »

CAR MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Automakers, suppliers urged to strengthen relationships before next downturn

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2016

Suppliers and automakers must build strong relationships now to help them get through a potential downturn in sales and production, a panel of executives said here today.... Read More »

How the Acura NSX challenged Honda's U.S. purchasing

6:07 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2016

Setting up the supply chain to produce the low-volume Acura NSX supercar in Marysville, Ohio, presented special challenges to Honda's purchasing organization, according to Tom Lake, vice president of purchasing for Honda North America.... Read More »

N.Y. charges Honda, Nissan dealerships with deceptive F&I product sales

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2016

Two more New York dealerships have been charged with deceptive practices involving the sale of credit repair, identity-theft protection and other services. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said SG Hylan Motors and its dealerships at the time -- Honda of Staten Island and Staten Island Nissan -- illegally sold the ancillary products and services to more than 2,300 customers. Some products cost customers more than $2,000 and were added without their knowledge.... 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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