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John Cena fights to dismiss Ford suit over flipped GT

10:04 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018

Professional wrestler-turned-actor John Cena filed a motion to dismiss Ford's lawsuit against him for flipping his 2017 Liquid Blue GT supercar.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Lancia Stratos revived by former Pininfarina executive

Feb. 13, 2018 15:00 CET

The Lancia Stratos rally car is being revived by Italy's Manifattura Automobili Torino as a 500,000 euros ($617,000) sports car offering a performance of up to 600 hp.... Read More »

Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2018

Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of FCA's celebrated Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands, knows something about creating excitement.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Leadership shakeup at Maserati, Alfa

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

Leadership shakeup at Maserati, Alfa; Nissan, Porsche EV moves; Conti, Nvidia partner on AV tech; Geely seeks Daimler shares; Bowl ads amuse, befuddle; Railing against wrong Ram.... Read More »

FCA shifts Kuniskis to Alfa, Maserati; Bigland role reduced

12:35 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimming some responsibilities from the brands' multitasking former boss, U.S. sales chief Reid Bigland.... Read More »

Maserati Levante production will be reduced, union says

Feb. 5, 2018 15:29 CET

Fiat Chrysler will cut working hours at the Italian factory that builds the Maserati Levante to adjust production to demand, a union said.... Read More »

MONTHLY SALES

Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day

Feb. 2, 2018 12:11 CET

New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Italy's transport ministry. The rise was due to there being one extra selling day than the previous year. On an adjusted basis Italy's volume decreased by 1.3 percent.... Read More »

FCA: Fleet decline triggers 13% drop; Jeep gains 2.2%

10:31 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018

FCA US recorded a 17th consecutive month of declining sales in January, falling 13 percent to 132,803 vehicles.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo losses shrinking, will miss profit target

Jan. 26, 2018 09:30 CET

Alfa Romeo will miss its target to make a profit this year, although its losses are shrinking, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne told analysts.... Read More »

FCA could be close to decision on 'baby' Jeep

Jan. 24, 2018 09:31 CET

Jeep is looking "very closely" at adding a vehicle below its Renegade subcompact SUV, brand boss Mike Manley said. A decision on the project could come in June.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo's 2017 production surged 62% on new models

Jan. 10, 2018 11:51 CET

Alfa Romeo increased production by 62 percent last year, boosted by sales of the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV, but the brand still fell short of Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's expectations.... Read More »

Detroit auto show preview: Acura to Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

A roundup of brands, from Acura to Ford, that will unveil new product at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Maserati to fix some 2018 sedans due to risk of fire

9:40 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2018

Maserati North America is recalling more than 1,000 of its newest luxury cars to fix leaky fuel pipes that increase the potential for an engine fire.... Read More »

Maserati extends production shutdowns to mid-Jan on slow sales

Dec. 19, 2017 10:21 CET

Maserati will extend production stoppages over the holiday season to reduce vehicle stocks, according to union sources.... Read More »

Judge says a Maserati EV is still a Maserati

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017

Maserati North America tried to say that electric or hybrid vehicles would not be Maseratis. A judge disagreed.... Read More »

Ford sues pro wrestler John Cena for reselling his 2017 GT supercar

12:23 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2017

Ford is laying the legal smack down on WWE star John Cena. The automaker filed a lawsuit against the pro wrestler after Cena resold his 2017 Liquid Blue Ford GT less than a month after owning it.... Read More »

Kia, Alfa finalists for North American vehicles of the year for first time

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017

Kia and Alfa Romeo have for the first time ever been named finalists for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards. The nine vehicles still in the running for the 2018 awards also include two chances for Honda to extend its winning streak to a third consecutive year.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo returns to F1, powered by Ferrari engines

Nov. 29, 2017 11:57 CET

Alfa Romeo will return to Formula One racing with the Sauber F1 team in a move that could polish its image as parent Fiat Chrysler seeks to rebuild the brand's upscale reputation.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler could face big diesel-cheat fines in France, paper reports

Nov. 27, 2017 16:38 CET

Fiat Chrysler could face billions in euros in fines in France if the automaker is found to have committed fraud by cheating on diesel emissions tests, Le Monde reported. The company said its vehicles comply with the law.... Read More »

U.S. auto sales pace expected to remain strong in November

12:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2017

Automakers are projected to report strong U.S. sales for November as aggressive incentive spending continues to sustain a robust autumn. The projections for the month range from a 1 percent decrease to a 3.5 percent increase.... Read More »

Maserati's program changes 'unfair,' NY judge rules

3:08 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2017

A New York administrative judge ruled that proposed changes to Maserati's incentive program and franchise agreement were "unfair," confirming a previous decision.... Read More »

9 automakers earn perfect LGBTQ-equality score

2:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2017

Nine automakers are among the record-breaking number of 609 companies that garnered a perfect score for LGBTQ equality in an annual study.... Read More »

FCA: Every brand but Alfa Romeo declines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2017

FCA US continued its down streak into its 14th month in October, as sales fell 13 percent to 153,373 vehicles.... Read More »

Maserati's 2nd SUV would challenge Macan and F-Pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has another SUV up his sleeve for Maserati.... Read More »

FCA: Every brand but Alfa Romeo declines

10:41 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2017

FCA US continued its down streak into its 14th month in October, as sales fell 13 percent to 153,373 vehicles.... Read More »

 
Why rival designers are talking up the Jaguar I-Pace

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 2018

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It's intriguing when, without prompting, designers talk up a rival vehicle. And that's happening wit ...
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Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
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Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
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Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say
Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF, moving fr ...
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Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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