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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 »

RICHARD TRUETT

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 »

Honda brings clarity to electrification strategy

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

When Honda revealed last week that it would a three-model family of green cars under the Clarity nameplate, it also brought a measure of clarity to its electrification strategy, which has moved in fits and starts since the 1999 debut of the oddly shaped Insight.... Read More »

Small crossovers grow big

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

The fastest-rising vehicle segment in the first quarter? No contest. It was subcompact crossovers, the same category that took off like a rocket in 2015.... Read More »

Spy shots point to bigger, bolder Honda CR-V on the way

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

Spy photos of Honda's next-generation CR-V indicate that the compact crossover will get bold new styling and likely will be larger than the current model.... Read More »

What's behind the Clarity's quirky looks?

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

The upcoming Honda Clarity fuel cell sedan is not the prettiest car Honda ever designed. But engineers and designers say its looks were dictated by their mission to make the Clarity the ultimate green car.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Japan quakes rattle GM production

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

Japan quakes idle 4 GM plants in N.A.; Barra's pay: $28.6 million; Calif. weighs limits for Uber, Lyft leases; VW loses $4.6B; Restyled CR-V?; Selling F-150 in China; Land Rover's queen cam.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan ad pokes fun at Tesla

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

Nissan ad pokes fun at Tesla; AutoNation profit falls; Daimler diesel probe; U.S. seeks Mitsu info; Honda's reinvented assembly line; Green-car disloyalty?; Chevy salutes Prince.... Read More »

Honda to create green Clarity family with EV, plug-in hybrid variants

5:00 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Honda, seeking to reassert itself as a dominant player in the world of green cars, plans to broaden the Clarity nameplate to two more alternative-fuel vehicles.... Read More »

Honda CR-V poised for major makeover

12:32 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Big changes are in store for Honda's next-generation CR-V, the top-selling crossover in the U.S. last year, new spy photos reveal. A prototype caught testing indicates that the compact crossover will be bigger than the current version and will get bold new styling.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM profits surge in Q1

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

GM profits surge in Q1; VW plans diesel buybacks, report says; Honda adding EV, plug-in Clarity, reveals Accord hybrid; Volvo's ambition; Motor City mobility; 84-month Ford loans.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: In race to 54.5 mpg, powertrains gain complexity — at a cost

11:45 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

As we get closer to the government's fleetwide 54.5-mpg fuel economy standard in 2025, engines and transmissions will become a whole lot more complex. You can take that to mean new cars are going to get a whole lot more expensive, too.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Quakes cripple Toyota output

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Japan quakes cripple Toyota output at critical time; Nissan, Mitsu, Mazda plants affected; Supreme Court to weigh service-adviser overtime; Ford sits out 200-mile dash; Selling public on EVs.... Read More »

Toyota may lose $277 million this quarter as quakes halt Japan output

April 18, 2016 10:39 CET

Toyota's profit may fall by about $277 million for the current quarter, an industry analyst said, after a series of earthquakes struck Japan, disrupting parts supplies. A production halt at Toyota's Kyushu factories will extend to other Japan assembly lines.... Read More »

Dealer awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Members of the McKamey family at Capital Toyota in Chattanooga receive a 50-year award.... Read More »

Delphi says new 48-volt mild hybrid system has 2 customers

2:19 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2016

Delphi said it will work with two automakers to put a new 48-volt mild-hybrid system developed by the supplier into production next year.... Read More »

Takata said to seek backer to help pay for airbag recalls

6:38 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Embattled airbag maker Takata has begun looking for a financial backer amid a global recall of its potentially lethal airbags, and plans to draw up a list of candidates by August, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

Digital Honda ads make it personal

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

In online video campaigns, simply repurposing a TV spot for the digital audience can be an inefficient exercise when trying to influence potential buyers. So the TriHonda Dealers Association took a more targeted approach in a recent Tier 2 digital video blitz.... Read More »

Honda, Acura prep crossovers for Beijing auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Honda will introduce a new crossover developed for China at this month's Beijing auto show. The vehicle is based on the ruggedly sculpted Concept D shown as last year's Shanghai show.... Read More »

 
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's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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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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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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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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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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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
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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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
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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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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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
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