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Honda rethinks Henry Ford's assembly line

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

Honda's new vehicle-assembly approach breaks with ideas that go back to Henry Ford. Instead of standing still as cars pass down the factory line, Honda associates in its newest plant work in teams that ride down the assembly line with the car.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM to compensate crossover buyers

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

GM plans to compensate crossover buyers; how automaker erred; Tesla to raise funds, Model 3 reservation tally falls; For Honda, Hyundai and Toyota: Plug-ins now, fuel cells later.... Read More »

Planting a new crop of plug-ins

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Over the next several years, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota plan to fortify their vehicle lineups with plug-in hybrids, citing them as a crucial steppingstone for consumers, the industry and the effort to meet global fuel efficiency and emissions regulations.... Read More »

Hawaii lawsuit alleges Takata cover-up

12:14 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

The State of Hawaii has sued Takata over its defective airbag inflators in state court, accusing the beleaguered Japanese supplier of a cover-up.... Read More »

Nissan loses, GM gains supplier favor

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Parts supplier dissatisfaction with purchasing departments at most automakers worsened last year, a closely watched annual survey shows. But there was some improvement at GM and Ford.... Read More »

Honda's Ridgeline lesson: Looks matter

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

Honda learned the hard way with the original Ridgeline that you can be innovative with the features and bones of a truck, but not the design. It took that lesson to heart while developing the latest model.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Honda posts surprise Q4 loss

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

Honda posts surprise loss, expands Takata airbag recall; GM reviews sales-performance metric after legal defeat; Ghosn: Nissan won't impose management on Mitsu; 'Hyperloop' milestone.... Read More »

Honda posts surprise quarterly loss, dragged down by Takata recalls

5:28 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

Honda posted a surprise net loss for its most recent quarter as its quality-related costs -- mostly to recall Takata-made airbag inflators -- nearly quadrupled for the full business year.... Read More »

Auto marketers tout the benefits of sports advertising

6:14 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2016

Sports remain one of the last bastions of live TV, making it an irresistible chance for automakers to reach consumers, according to some of the top marketing minds in the business.... Read More »

Honda prices '17 Ridgeline from $30,375

2:45 pm U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

Honda's all-new midsize Ridgeline pickup will start at $30,375, including destination, when it goes on sale in June and will feature class-leading fuel economy. The Ridgeline will come in seven trim grades, peaking with the Black Edition at $43,770. The $36,480 awd RTL is expected to be the volume seller.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Musk's audacious goal for Tesla

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

Can he or can't he? Musk's audacious goal for Tesla; Buick Verano nears end; Honda Ridgeline to start at $30,375; Hyundai, Genesis plan plug-ins; Dana to build axle plant in Toledo.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Legal blow for key dealer metric

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

Legal blow for key dealer-performance metric; Takata braces for a loss, more Honda recalls ahead?; Dodge Journey callback; Uber, Lyft lose in Austin; GM's 'proactive' parts alerts.... Read More »

Honda to recall 20 million Takata airbag parts, report says

9:04 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2016

Honda plans to recall more than 20 million airbag parts made by Takata as a preemptive measure globally, Nikkei reported Sunday, without saying where it obtained the information.... Read More »

Honda touts radical assembly line makeover

8:27 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2016

Honda, in its quest for manufacturing efficiency, has turned the traditional assembly line model on its head. A new approach launched in Thailand in March has a team of workers follow the car down the line, with the workers and vehicle sitting on disc-shaped platforms like frogs floating on a lily pad.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM, Lyft to test self-driving

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2016

GM, Lyft to test self-driving taxis; TrueCar posts Q1 loss; Ford's clean-diesel move; '17 Honda Ridgeline output begins; New angle on car color; Museum's Mustang mashup.... Read More »

Honda says 2 more deaths linked to Takata airbags

May 5, 2016 12:08 CET

Honda said two fatal crashes in Malaysia involved ruptured airbag inflators made by Takata, bringing the global number of deaths linked to the defective devices to 13 as the U.S. ordered the Japanese supplier to widen the scale of its recalls.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Tesla goal: 500,000 cars by 2018

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

Tesla revs goal to 500,000 units by '18, EV-maker buoyed by Model 3 orders; Honda: Two more deaths linked to Takata inflators; Nissan recalls Rogues; Ford banks on Russia comeback.... Read More »

APRIL U.S. SALES

Sales advance 3.5% on fatter deals, truck volume; SAAR rebounds to 17.42M

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Led by gains at Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Ford, U.S. light-vehicle sales increased 3.5 percent to 1.506 million in April, a record for the month. After a lackluster March that disappointed some automakers, April produced solid gains across the industry, with fatter deals and light trucks driving volume higher.... Read More »

American Honda gets lift from core cars, Odyssey to set record

2:00 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

American Honda posted its best April on record, with U.S. sales rising 14 percent to 148,829 vehicles on strong car and light-truck demand. The Honda division set a monthly record, as well, with volume advancing 15 percent to 132,623 vehicles. Car volume rose 14 percent and light-truck deliveries advanced 16 percent.... Read More »

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BLOG: Beyond GM and Ford on gearboxes, a dream list of joint ventures

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

If GM and Ford can work together to save time, money and engineering resources on transmissions, then other automakers could do the same thing on a number of important fronts.... Read More »

Subaru aims to sell more Impreza sedans

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Subaru has long leaned on the five-door version of the Impreza for volume in the small-car segment. But with the next-generation arriving this year, Subaru wants the sedan variant to do more heavy lifting.... Read More »

Acura launches ad campaign for 30th anniversary

1:44 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Instead of cake and candles, Acura is running a new ad campaign for the brand's 30th anniversary.... Read More »

Takata sets aside additional $189 million to cover airbag recall costs

6:39 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Takata raised provisions for its airbag recalls that involve more than a dozen auto manufacturers, after denying reports that the biggest safety crisis in the industry's history will expand further.... Read More »

China's GAC looks to Fiat Chrysler to help enter U.S.

9:44 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

China's Guangzhou Automobile Group, whose partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles enables the Italian-American automaker to manufacture in China, wants Fiat Chrysler to return the favor by helping it launch U.S. sales.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mitsu misconduct goes back 25 yrs

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

25 years of Mitsu misconduct; Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber, Lyft in self-driving push; Earnings up at FCA, down at Hyundai; VW outsells Toyota; Honda Clarity's aerodynamic design.... Read More »

 
Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
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