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PARIS AUTO SHOW

Paris: City of highlights and lowlights

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

Reporter David Undercoffler takes a look at the highlights (and lowlights) of the Paris Auto Show.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Ferrari sells out open-top Aperta before public debut

Sept. 29, 2016 10:36 CET

Ferrari sold out an open-top version of the 1 million euro ($1.1 million) LaFerrari supercar before its public debut, underscoring the marque's allure even as the former unit of Fiat Chrysler widens its lineup with more affordable models.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: EVs all the buzz at Paris show

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

Mercedes, VW, Opel electrify in Paris; Land Rover's new Discovery; Ford flying-roof risk; Long-haul Ubers?; Honda reports fatal Takata inflator rupture; Musk's Mars mission.... Read More »

Stelvio caught on video

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

An Alfa Romeo Stelvio made an appearance in a YouTube video on FCA's channel.... Read More »

Fiat trims prices, adds features to fight tiny-car bias

11:47 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2016

After a rough 2016 for small cars in the U.S., Italy's puckish Fiat brand is resetting itself for the 2017 model year with lower prices, more content and simpler packages of features within each offering. Fiat is cutting prices in the U.S. by 5 percent to 10 percent on many vehicles, based on examples provided by the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unit.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford's never-ending Mexico story

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2016

Ford's never-ending Mexico story; Fiat cuts trims, prices; Audi Q3 sales bonanza; Magna to make BMW 5 series; Imitating Elon?... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Bill Ford on ethics of autonomy

8:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2016

Bill Ford on ethics of autonomous cars; Robot Uber rides begin in Pittsburgh; Mercedes increases global lead over BMW; Sneak peek at Alfa Stelvio; Ferrari, Maserati future product.... Read More »

Alfa Stelvio makes brief appearance in FCA video

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2016

In a video posted on FCA's YouTube channel, which has since been taken down, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio makes an appearance at the company's Cassino plant in Italy, where it is being assembled. The all-new crossover is expected to be officially revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November and go on sale in early 2017.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dodge Dart's short, troubled life

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Dodge Dart's short, troubled life; Ford CEO: Autonomous-vehicle sales to public by mid-2020s; Nissan Rogue hybrid; BMW ends Z4 production; Alfa Romeo, ad agency part ways.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo parts ways with ad agency

1:08 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

DDB Chicago's ride with Alfa Romeo was a quick one. The ad agency -- which won the Fiat Chrysler brand earlier this year -- is off the account.... Read More »

Maserati pins turnaround on Levante

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

Maserati hopes its first SUV will drive a volume and profit turnaround. The Levante large SUV went on sale in July in Italy and last month in the U.S.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Calif. dealers vs. Cadillac

8:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2016

Calif. dealers push back on Cadillac plan; Bosch-VW allegations; Volkswagen, Daimler explore EVs for China; Mazda6 recall; Icahn's Federal-Mogul buy; Chrysler, Fiat future product.... Read More »

Fiat's future is mostly status quo

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

Fiat's U.S. lineup is likely to remain little changed for the next three years.... Read More »

Alfa's plans get fuzzy fast

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

Fiat Chrysler's resurrection of Alfa Romeo continued this year with production of the new Giulia sedan and the flexible Giorgio platform upon which it rests. That platform will underpin most future Alfa Romeo crossovers, sedans and coupes.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler accused by Germany of using emissions cheat

Sept. 1, 2016 10:53 CET

Germany has written a letter to the European Commission accusing Fiat Chrysler of using an illegal device to switch off exhaust treatment systems in diesel engines.... Read More »

FCA: Restatement pushes deliveries up 3.1%

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2016

FCA US reported August U.S. sales rose 3.1 percent from a year earlier, based on 2015 numbers that were adjusted downward sharply as part of a five-year restatement of sales released in late July.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW dealers' new worry: Poachers

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

Volkswagen dealers' new worry: Poachers; When muscle-car sales lose strength; Mitsu future product; Clapton's old cabriolet captivates at Concours; Germany to VW: Settle dispute.... Read More »

Nissan goes Rogue with Star Wars promotion

11:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Nissan has gone Rogue. The automaker is partnering with Lucasfilm in a promotional campaign supporting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters Dec. 16.... 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 »

Flea market owner to Ferrari: See you in court

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

By the time we hear about the latest limited-production supercar, it is often already sold out. A little disappointing, sure, but what are you going to do, sue the company? Well, if you are Preston Henn, that's exactly what you do.... Read More »

UK car prices will rise due to pound's Brexit slump, Fiat warns

Aug. 5, 2016 10:50 CET

UK car prices will rise next year as a result of the pound's slump following the country's decision to exit the EU, said Fiat brand's UK chief, Sebastiano Fedrigo... Read More »

JULY U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales mixed as second half starts with 0.5% gain, caution flags

9:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Automakers reported mixed U.S. sales for July, amid rising incentives and sustained demand for trucks, as the industry kicked off the second half of the year with a 0.5 percent gain. The SAAR came in at 17.86 million -- the highest rate of the year and above forecasts. But Ford warned the new-vehicle market has become “very price sensitive.”... Read More »

FCA: Jeep, Ram do the heavy lifting

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Fiat Chrysler -- in its first monthly sales report since it restated more than five years of sales data -- reported U.S. sales up 0.3 percent in July, thanks entirely to gains from Jeep and Ram.... Read More »

Weight-conscious automakers consider the glue

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Glue could be automakers' answer to trimming vehicle weight. Proponents point out that adhesive bonding requires less metal and welding than traditional assembly approaches -- meaning less weight.... Read More »

Minority stores: Who leads? Who lags?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Fiat/Alfa Romeo leads all brands in its share of minority-owned dealerships, while Mazda comes in last.... Read More »

 
Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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French car sales rise 9% in November
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Strong business demand boosts Italian sales
Italian new-car registrations rose 9.8 percent in October as strong demand from business buyers exce ...
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German car sales fell 6% in October as Peugeot, Toyota gain ground on VW
German new-car sales fell by 5.6 percent in October as Peugeot, Toyota and Renault all gained ground ...
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Spanish sales rise 4% but private demand drops as subsidies end
Spanish new-car sales rose 4 percent in October but sales to private buyers dropped by 2. ...
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French car sales fall 4% in October as Renault, PSA demand drops
French new-car registrations fell 4 percent in October after sales fell at domestic automakers Renau ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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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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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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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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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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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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