Vehicle Sales

Leasing grows but could lose steam, Equifax says

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2016

The leasing market continues to grow but the rate of growth won't last forever. For both banks and finance companies, outstanding lease accounts have posted double-digit growth this year through June, Equifax says.... Read More »

AvtoVAZ's Togliatti plant to move to shorter week

Aug. 17, 2016 12:41 CET

AvtoVAZ said its Togliatti plant will move to a four-day week from October to February as the Russian market continues to be hit by sluggish demand. The factory builds Lada, Nissan and Renault cars.... Read More »

UK car sales holding up despite Brexit vote, dealer group Lookers says

Aug. 17, 2016 11:32 CET

UK car dealership Lookers said Britain's vote to leave the EU has had little impact on demand for new and used cars.... Read More »

'Moderate' number of damaged vehicles expected from Louisiana flooding

11:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2016

As rivers across much of southern Louisiana slowly recede from record high levels, it remains unclear how many vehicles have been damaged or destroyed because of flooding. Severe storms and flooding began on Thursday, dumping more than two feet of rain in three days in some places.... Read More »

Audi, China's luxury leader, continues to lose market share to BMW, Mercedes

Aug. 16, 2016 10:39 CET

Audi, the largest luxury brand in China, is losing market share to its two German rivals, BMW and Mercedes.... Read More »

VW Group outsells GM to regain top spot in Chinese market

Aug. 16, 2016 10:55 CET

VW Group outsold GM in July as well as in the first seven months of the year to reclaim its position as China's largest automaker.... Read More »

Asbury expands online sales experiment

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Asbury Automotive Group Inc. is trying a low-cost approach to selling vehicles online.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM dealer program still paying off

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

After GM dealers spruce up, program still pays up; Civic hatchback shown; Audi adds vehicle-to-infrastructure tech; Ford future product; Infiniti QX30 close-up; Land of 1,000 Jeeps.... Read More »

High stocks point to prolonged incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

For a third time in four months, carmakers and dealers have started the month with stocks of unsold vehicles slightly plumper than normal.... Read More »

Small crossovers, tight race

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Each month there are a handful of model vs. model races we watch closely when U.S. sales numbers are reported - Camry vs. Accord; Corolla vs. Civic; 3 series vs. C class; F- eries vs. Silverado. The usual. But the segment providing the most entertainment these days is the compact crossover class.... Read More »

GM keeps slashing fleet sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

General Motors slashed fleet sales 35 percent in July compared with the same month a year earlier.... Read More »

Worry grows as stair-steps get steeper

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

An NADA survey found 64 percent of dealers dislike stair-step incentives. Several say they've become more careful about which ones they go for and which they pass on.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

Let’s not talk ourselves into a downturn

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

We are seeing record auto sales in the U.S. as well as record profits. Automakers, dealers and suppliers are sharing in this strong financial period. Yet there are some who think that we are about to fall off a cliff.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Economists are right – until they’re not

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Times are good, the economists argued, and they're likely to remain good for automakers and suppliers and dealers for the foreseeable future. Or at least until something unforeseen happens to make times, well, bad.... Read More »

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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe

Aug. 13, 2016 06:01 CET

Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Renault and Toyota lift the sector. The upward trend is likely to be halted as SUVs become more popular.... Read More »

VW Group sales fall nearly 1% in July on lower demand in Europe, U.S.

Aug. 12, 2016 16:28 CET

VW Group's global sales fell 0.6 percent in July as volume gains in China failed to offset drops in Europe and the U.S. The automaker's VW and Porsche brands reported declines while sales rose at Audi, Skoda and Seat.... Read More »

VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July

Aug. 12, 2016 11:33 CET

VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to suffer from its emissions-rigging scandal. Other automakers including Opel, Renault and Fiat posted sales gains in the month. Total sales declined by 2 percent in the markets.... Read More »

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Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales says brand is poised to return to profit this year

Aug. 12, 2016 06:01 CET

Jean-Marc Gales was forced to cut costs in a bid to achieve his goal of making Lotus profitable when he became CEO just over two years ago. Now, as he explained to Automotive News Europe, the executive expects that goal to be realized in the current fiscal year.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Clinton's Motor City message

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2016

Clinton's Motor City message; Ford worker shot, killed; Lear's Simoncini, GM's Barra weigh in on sales; Toyota pumps more into R&D; Cure for weak FM signals; Karma reveals Revero.... Read More »

Mercedes on pace to win 2016 global sales crown from BMW

6:41 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2016

Mercedes-Benz sales through July rose at more than twice the pace of arch-rival BMW's, keeping it on course to reclaim the global luxury vehicle lead this year thanks to a sportier lineup and a new crop of SUVs.... Read More »

Schaeffler Q2 profit jumps on strong component demand, cost cuts

Aug. 11, 2016 14:30 CET

Schaeffler's second-quarter profit rose 14 percent helped by growing demand for its auto components and cost savings at its industrial division.... Read More »

Mercedes outpaces BMW, Audi in July to keep luxury sales lead

Aug. 11, 2016 11:25 CET

Mercedes brand kept its lead among luxury automakers last month after vehicle sales increased at a faster pace than its close German rivals, thanks to strong demand in China.... Read More »

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Bosch will have 'significant share' of connected car business, top exec says

Aug. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Bosch predicts that half of all new cars sold in Europe will have some level of connectivity by 2020. The supplier expects to have a substantial share of this business, the executive in charge of this technology, Dirk Hoheisel, explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VW unit chief questioned by Korean prosecutors over emissions probe

Aug. 11, 2016 10:51 CET

South Korean prosecutors said they questioned the head of VW Group's local unit in connection with allegations that the automaker fabricated emissions test results for cars sold in the country.... Read More »

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Nissan Europe sales boss sees SUVs outselling traditional body styles before 2020

Aug. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Nissan is one of the big winners in Europe from booming demand for SUVs and crossovers. Nissan Europe sales boss Guillaume Cartier believes the body style will soon outsell traditional models.... Read More »

 
Delphi, Mobileye deal may hasten decline of car brands

Christiaan Hetzner
7:58 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29 2016

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How do you create a meaningful brand experience when driving becomes only a means to an end? That is ...
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Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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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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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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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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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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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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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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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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