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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 »

FCA restates U.S. sales, says winning streak ended 3 years ago

1:30 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2016

Fiat Chrysler is changing the way it reports monthly U.S. sales to make the process more transparent, and as a result of the change, said its 75-month sales streak actually ended at 41 months, in September 2013.... Read More »

 
Nissan's self-driving tech in high demand

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30 2016

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Artificial intelligence will make cars very smart

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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The artificial intelligence revolution has begun. It will make future cars a lot safer and a lot smarter, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says, ...
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PSA's new mobility brand will rely on nimble partners rather than big investments


4:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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PSA is creating a brand called Free2Move to group together its new transport offerings in areas such as car-sharing and peer-to-peer car rentals. ...
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MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2016

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MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC t ...
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Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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BMW appoints European sales chief to replace retiring CFO
BMW Group appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner w ...
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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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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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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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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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