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VIDEO: First Shift: GM's billion-dollar U.S. plan?

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

GM expected to reveal $1B in U.S. investments; Tariff threat for BMW, VW, Daimler; Hyundai to boost U.S. spending; European sales rise; iPhone co-creator's Detroit talent tip.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and eye-popping concepts. That said, a few vehicles in the show are important and significant.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The most important vehicles at the 2017 Detroit auto show

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

The 2017 edition of the North American International Auto Show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and eye-popping concepts. But several vehicles in the show are important and significant.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Chinese concept crossover, sporty VW

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

In Detroit: A Chinese concept crossover and a sportier VW Atlas; Volvo's long-distance delivery; Waymo's way of slashing costs; How Mercedes beat BMW?; Biden visits Chevy.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: An all-new Terrain, a diesel F-150

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

GMC Terrain gets new look; F-150 gets a diesel; VW's bigger Tiguan, Microbus-inspired minivan concept; Kia's sporty, RWD Stinger; Benz redesigns GLA; 700 horses from Bentley.... Read More »

VW juices famed Microbus for the autonomous era

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2017

VW's latest conceptual take on its historic Microbus uses a powerful battery pack and two electric motors to transform the once anemically powered hippie-mobile into an all-wheel-drive, high-capacity autonomous minivan.... Read More »

VW's 2018 Tiguan gets 11 more inches on wheelbase, third row option

8:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2017

Volkswagen plans to offer a new extended-wheelbase Tiguan for the 2018 model year, adding almost 11 inches in length from the current model and offering available third-row seating to the formerly compact crossover.... Read More »

Ford Fiesta and VW Polo set for high-tech battle for subcompact lead

Jan. 6, 2017 06:01 CET

Ford has packed its new Fiesta with advanced technology -- heralding a battle with the VW Polo for tech supremacy in Europe's subcompact segment.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Mitsu's style of fighting Nissan

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2017

Mitsu using style in friendly rivalry with Nissan; Report: VW close to resolving probe; Toyota answers Trump; Subaru, VW, Audi previews; CES roundup; Bonus: One tough test drive.... Read More »

VW will offer sporty trim package on Atlas crossover

9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2017

Volkswagen plans to add a sporty “R-Line” trim package to its new Atlas, a three-row crossover due to arrive in U.S. dealerships this spring, the company said today.... Read More »

DECEMBER SALES

U.S. industry hits new peak behind solid GM, Nissan, Honda gains

9:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales, led by fatter discounts, strong light-truck demand and solid gains at GM, Nissan and Honda in December, set a record in 2016, rising by more than 56,000, or 0.3 percent, over 2015. The annualized sales rate hit 18.38 million, the highest pace of the year and fifth-highest of all time.... Read More »

VW: Core brand bounces back in Dec.; Audi sets record

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Volkswagen-brand sales in the U.S. rebounded in December, climbing 20 percent, while Audi brand sales rose 14 percent to a brand record.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: VW Varok: A transforming shooting brake

10:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2017

The ute might have faded from U.S. roads long ago, but Australians are still fans of the laid-back body style even though the market is rapidly turning to American-style pickup trucks.
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VW's Arteon will show brand's new design language

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

Volkswagen brand says its new Arteon sedan will introduce a new “progressive” design language.... Read More »

VW: Losing streak ends; Audi rolls on

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales, breaking a yearlong streak of falling sales and signaling that the worst retail effects of its diesel emissions scandal may be over.... Read More »

U.S. judge delays court hearing on VW 3.0-liter diesels

5:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

District Judge Charles Breyer delayed a Wednesday court hearing on Volkswagen Group's plan to address 80,000 polluting Audi, Porsche and VW 3.0-liter vehicles. Breyer said talks are continuing between the company, regulators and lawyers representing owners. He set a Dec. 16 hearing, saying he had been advised that a delay "may produce a resolution of the outstanding issues."... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Diesel Cayennes to be fixed, sold as used

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

Porsche's diesel Cayennes to be fixed, sold as used; Clash of the VW Group brands?; Consumer Reports: Tesla Model X 'fast but flawed'; Fiat heir arrested; Peek at Ford Fiesta ST.... Read More »

VW says CC successor Arteon will debut new design language

Nov. 28, 2016 16:43 CET

VW brand said its new top model, the Arteon, will introduce its new "progressive" design language. The four-door, coupe-like car will be positioned above the Passat midsize sedan and will replace the Passat-based CC.... Read More »

VW previews CC successor Arteon, says 'under consideration' for U.S.

10:31 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

VW previewed a successor to the brand's aging CC sedan that a U.S. spokesman for the company says is “under consideration” for the U.S. The automaker today released a sketch of the Arteon, a sedan with fastback styling that VW says previews the next era of VW design. The Arteon is to debut in March at the Geneva auto show and is expected to go on sale next summer in Europe.... Read More »

VW Group's Porsche and Audi brands battle for EV jobs

Nov. 28, 2016 10:52 CET

Porsche and Audi are known as fierce competitors on the racetrack, but now the VW Group brands are also locked in a battle to develop and manufacture the next generation of electric cars. Porsche appears in the ascendant as Audi struggles with the group's diesel-scandal fallout.... Read More »

VW to export U.S.-built Atlas to Russia

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

Volkswagen will export the seven-seat Atlas crossover to Russia from the United States starting at the end of next year, a source close to the company told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VW forms JV in Algeria to make Golf, other models starting in 2017

Nov. 27, 2016 16:00 CET

VW Group has formed a joint venture to assemble cars in Algeria, aiming for production capacity of more than 100 vehicles a day starting next year. The models that will be made include the VW Golf, Seat Ibiza and Skoda Octavia.... Read More »

VW prepares a blitz of trucks, EVs in North America

6:33 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2016

Volkswagen is going on the offensive in North America, challenging the likes of General Motors and Ford Motor Co. with a wave of new light trucks and battery-powered cars. VW's namesake marque will expand its range of SUVs, crossovers and sedans and start making electric autos in North America in 2021 in a bid to “evolve from a niche supplier” into a successful mainstream carmaker in the region.... Read More »

VW will sell U.S.-sourced Atlas SUV in Russia

Nov. 21, 2016 06:01 CET

VW will export the Atlas large SUV to Russia from the U.S. starting at the end of next year, a source close to the company told Automotive News Europe. The executive said the Altas will be offered in Russia with a 2.0-liter diesel engine. The source said it is unlikely that the SUV will be sold in Western Europe.... Read More »

VW revives Dresden plant with new electric Golf

Nov. 21, 2016 06:01 CET

VW Group has given new life to its dormant factory in Dresden, Germany, by adding production of the revised electric Golf at the plant. Previously the site was used to build the slow-selling Phaeton luxury sedan.... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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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
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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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
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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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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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
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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