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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb

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

Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Czech Republic. Output is expected to peak at more than 75,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

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

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 makes the substitute.... Read More »

RYAN BEENE

BLOG: Some days, it's nice to be a Mitsubishi dealer

4:36 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

Facing a scandal over emissions violations, how did Mitsubishi quickly provide the kind of clarity and closure that Volkswagen dealers still yearn for?... Read More »

Bosch set aside 650 million euros for legal costs in '15

April 28, 2016 11:20 CET

Bosch set aside 650 million euros in 2015 for potential legal costs, including for an investigation into the company's role in VW Group's emissions scandal. Bosch makes an engine management program used by automakers including VW.... Read More »

VW eyes new partners; not talking with Google, Apple

April 28, 2016 10:47 CET

VW will open itself up to more partnerships and strategic investments to help generate a "substantial proportion" of its revenue from new business models, CEO Matthias Mueller said. Discussions are already at an "advanced stage," but Google and Apple are not among tech companies VW is in discussions with, he said.... Read More »

VW will strengthen cooperation with Qatar, CEO says

April 28, 2016 12:10 CET

VW Group will strengthen it cooperation with Qatar, the automaker's third-largest shareholder, CEO Matthias Mueller said, as Europe's biggest carmaker struggles to overcome its emissions-cheating scandal and reposition its business.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford posts record Q1 profit

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

F-150 helps push Ford to record Q1 profit; Fields: 'Absolutely terrific start'; Mitsubishi: No test-data problems in newer U.S. models; VW's growth outlook; JLR phone-finder app; Hyundai NFL promo.... Read More »

VW brand stumbles to Q4 loss on emissions crisis

April 28, 2016 08:17 CET

VW Group's namesake car brand slumped to a loss in the fourth quarter as the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal tarnished its reputation and added costs to appease customers and dealers. The VW brand posted a loss of 127 million euros ($144 million) in the final three months of 2015.... Read More »

VW CEO eyes solid 2016 growth despite crisis

April 28, 2016 13:00 CET

VW Group has a chance to post solid growth in its operating business this year even as it grapples with its emissions-cheating scandal and a strategic repositioning, CEO Matthias Mueller said. Cost reductions at Europe's largest automaker are "in full swing" at individual brands and across the group, he added.... Read More »

Why the Porsche-Piech clan is not rushing in to fix VW

April 27, 2016 10:41 CET

The Porsche-Piech clan, led by Wolfgang Porsche, that controls scandal-hit VW Group has the voting power to muscle through change at the automaker, but family members are not acting on it. That has left a power vacuum even as VW faces costs that could top $30 billion.... Read More »

VW presentation described how to cheat emissions tests, report says

11:41 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

A Volkswagen PowerPoint presentation from 2006 described “in detail” how the German automaker could cheat on stringent U.S. emissions tests, the New York Times reported today.... Read More »

VW said to hire McKinsey to address diesel scandal

April 27, 2016 18:05 CET

VW Group has hired external advisers McKinsey & Co. to better react to the turmoil caused by its emissions cheating and help draft a strategy to move beyond the scandal, people familiar with the matter said.... Read More »

Bosch profit boosted by auto sensor technology sales

April 27, 2016 14:26 CET

Robert Bosch said revenue rose 44 percent to an all-time high of 70.6 billion euros last year helped by strong sales of vehicle technology, but cautioned momentum had slowed at the start of 2016. Bosch's auto unit boosted sales 12 percent to 41.7 billion euros last year and achieved EBIT of 3.5 billion euros.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: EPA orders Mitsubishi testing

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

EPA orders Mitsubishi testing, automaker delays earnings guidance; Mazda expecting profit drop; A smoking slide in VW scandal?; Barra's life lessons; Latina shoppers' viewpoint.... Read More »

Bosch posts record revenue on safety and assistance systems, warns of slowdown

6:44 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

German auto parts maker Robert Bosch said it expected sales to rise at the lower end of its 3 to 5 percent forecast range this year if a slowdown in the first quarter continues.... Read More »

Mercedes' sales surge may be too late to unseat Audi, BMW in China

April 26, 2016 13:07 CET

The sales surge that has put Mercedes within reach of the top spot in the global luxury-car market this year may be too little, too late to deliver leadership in China as rivals Audi and BMW re-stock their lineups to keep Mercedes at bay... Read More »

VW's diesel scandal should not affect workers' wage increase, union says

April 26, 2016 15:19 CET

Volkswagen has no right to use the crisis over its emissions test cheating to deny workers a reasonable wage increase, the IG Metall union said, reiterating its call for a 5 percent pay hike for about 120,000 VW staff in western Germany.... Read More »

VW passes Toyota as production stoppages threaten 4-year sales reign

April 26, 2016 08:53 CET

Volkswagen pulled ahead of Toyota in global deliveries during the first quarter, a trend that could continue as a series of production stoppages threaten the Japanese automaker's four-year reign atop auto industry sales charts.... Read More »

VW has not fixed a single diesel car in UK, minister says

April 26, 2016 11:05 CET

Volkswagen has not fixed any of the 1.2 million cars in the UK affected by its diesel-emissions scandal, the British transport minister said, despite the company having said it had begun software modifications to some models.... Read More »

With Golf R400 canceled, VW shifts to Golf R

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

After canceling plans for a 395-hp Golf R400, Volkswagen is weighing its options for the next generation of the Golf R.... Read More »

VW concept could preview next Touareg

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

A luxury SUV concept VW unveiled at the Beijing auto show could preview the redesigned Touareg due in 2017. The T-Prime Concept GTE, hinting at the future styling of VW's crossovers and SUVs, features a plug-in hybrid powertrain paired with 4Motion all-wheel drive.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Caddy, Jeep, Lexus, VW beam in Beijing

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

At Beijing show: Cadillac's ambitions, FCA's Jeep push, Lexus's bolder IS, VW's T-Prime concept GTE; Mitsubishi delaying earnings forecast due to scandal?; VW's fight over UAW membership.... Read More »

Cadillac targets 11% operating margin in 10 years

6:54 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Cadillac is targeting an 11 percent operating margin in 10 years, brand President Johan de Nysschen said today in an interview with Reuters, laying out a timeline for the long-term turnaround.... Read More »

VW to go to U.S. court to keep 160 Tenn. plant workers from UAW

11:03 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Volkswagen said today it would go to a U.S. federal appeals court in an effort to keep the UAW from representing a portion of the company's plant workers in Chattanooga, Tenn.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

VW dealers want remedy done right

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

Last week's agreement between VW and U.S. authorities provided the first clear indications of how the company will put its diesel emissions crisis to rest. But dealers are eager to know the full scope of their role in rebuilding trust with VW customers.... Read More »

 
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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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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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
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit ...
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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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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Ita ...
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
Jeep, Smart and Jaguar were the biggest winners last year in Europe, where overall vehicle sales ros ...
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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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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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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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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced conne ...
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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
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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