Vehicle Sales

VIDEO: First Shift: Steep hike in CAFE fines

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

NHTSA plans steep hike in CAFE fines; Update coming to Tesla's Autopilot?; GM pickup truck incentives more than double; Redesigned Enclave, next-gen Regal in Buick pipeline.... Read More »

GM alters dealer ratings after court setback

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

General Motors is modifying its criteria for how it holds dealers accountable for their sales performance -- at least in New York state -- after a court ruling there that shot down GM's preferred formula for rating dealers' effectiveness.... Read More »

Steady Audi hits 80 months of sales gains

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Audi's run of year-on-year sales increases reached a remarkable 80 months in June.... Read More »

Infiniti impresses mystery shoppers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Infiniti stores outperformed all brands in a study on prospect satisfaction, while Tesla lagged all brands.... Read More »

Cadillac launches European sales push

July 16, 2016 06:01 CET

Cadillac is launching two new models and expanding its dealer network in Europe in a renewed sales push in the region. The GM brand's latest European sales target is modest compared with past goals.... Read More »

European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence

July 15, 2016 08:39 CET

European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighed on business and consumer confidence.... Read More »

GM boosts discounts on big pickups as summer truck war heats up

2:51 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

GM more than doubled discounts on some of its large pickups in July's first 10 days after U.S. sales of the highly profitable models fell last month despite ads attacking the durability of Ford's aluminum-bodied trucks.... Read More »

VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi

July 15, 2016 06:01 CET

VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss. He succeeds Andreas Offermann.... Read More »

Infineon agrees to buy Wolfspeed to expand into EVs

July 14, 2016 13:29 CET

Infineon, Europe's biggest chipmaker, agreed to buy Wolfspeed Power to expand in fast-growing markets such as electric cars and the Internet of Things.... Read More »

Hyundai's Korean workers vote for strike

July 14, 2016 11:29 CET

Hyundai's unionized workers in South Korea voted to go on strike for a fifth year in a row after wage talks broke down, adding to the automaker's troubles as it battles a sales slowdown.... Read More »

SAF-Holland makes $491 million offer for Haldex

July 14, 2016 11:57 CET

Commercial vehicle components maker SAF-Holland has made an all-cash offer worth 4.2 billion crowns ($491 million) for Swedish brake systems group Haldex which said it had also received a bid from a rival suitor.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Mazda N.A. boss on sales drop

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2016

Mazda N.A. chief discusses sales drop, dealership plans; Audi, Ram U.S. sales-streak leaders; Large recall, low awareness; GM legal setback; Tesla price drop; Mercedes of golf carts.... Read More »

Questions raised about used-car loan outlook

11:30 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2016

Add used-car finance to the list of things to worry about -- a list that may, some lenders say, include the lower end of subprime lending.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Market-share gainers, losers

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

Market-share gainers, losers; GM in court fight with key supplier; End of U.S. sales win streak?; NHTSA has questions for Tesla; Popeye or Pygmy: Why do they call it 'Jeep'?... Read More »

U.S. auto sales this year to fall short of 2015 record, LMC says

12:49 pm U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

U.S. sales of new cars and light trucks this year will fall short of 2015's record in the first annual decline in seven years, LMC Automotive said in a revised estimate that cites "recent plateauing" of deliveries and "growing economic and political risk."... Read More »

GM puts sales-effectiveness ratings on hold in wake of N.Y. court ruling

2:53 pm U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

General Motors is modifying its criteria for how it holds dealers accountable for their sales performance -- at least in New York state -- following a court ruling there that shot down GM’s preferred formula for rating dealers’ effectiveness.... Read More »

Mercedes beats BMW at half-year mark in luxury sales race

July 12, 2016 12:30 CET

Mercedes-Benz solidified its sales lead over the BMW brand in the first half of the year, moving closer to a goal of unseating its rival for the first time since 2005 as the global No. 1 in luxury deliveries.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: SEC said to be probing Tesla

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

SEC probing timing of Tesla crash disclosure - report; A 'rare' feat in Honda motor technology; GM-Lyft program grows; Mercedes stays ahead of BMW; Small SUVs fall short in headlight test.... Read More »

Daimler Q2 earnings rise nearly 6% boosted by Mercedes gains

July 12, 2016 10:57 CET

Daimler said earnings rose 5.6 percent in the second quarter as deliveries at its Mercedes unit soared even as the company set aside money for airbag recalls and legal charges. The company stuck to its forecast for full-year results, saying they will improve slightly from 2015.... Read More »

PSA car sales slide on China weakness as automaker sees slight Brexit impact

July 12, 2016 11:16 CET

PSA's first-half car sales fell 0.2 percent as a weaker Chinese market offset a stronger performance in Europe. The automaker also cautioned that the European market will likely see a slight decline following the UK's Brexit vote.... Read More »

Hot on Toyota's heels

FCA to Toyota Motor: 'We're baaaack'

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

In the first half of 2016, Fiat Chrysler pulled within shouting distance -- about 40,000 units -- of Toyota Motor (1,197,800-1,157,458). FCA's figures include sales of 17,735 Fiats, around 5,000 Maseratis and 300 or so Alfa Romeos.... Read More »

GM, Lyft expand Express Drive program, tout partnership

4:02 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

General Motors and ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. said on Monday they would expand their short-term rental program to California and Colorado, building on an effort that GM President Dan Ammann said has "dramatically exceeded expectations."... Read More »

F-150 sales undented by Chevy attack ad

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

The Chevy Silverado gained market share after running ads attacking the Ford F-150 pickup as too flimsy. But so did the F-150.... Read More »

BMW i3 sales boosted by German EV subsidies, report says

July 11, 2016 10:49 CET

BMW has recorded rising sales of the latest version of its electric car, the i3, following Germany's decision to offer EV subsidies, a weekly German newspaper reported.... Read More »

July starts with higher inventory than usual

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

Automakers and dealers started July with larger stocks than normal after June U.S. auto sales increased modestly.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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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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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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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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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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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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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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