Vehicle Sales

VIDEO: First Shift: Honda robotics, mobility push

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2017

Honda plans push into robotics, mobility R&D; Takata plea clears hurdle to sale; Wilbur Ross confirmed for Commerce post; A stock drop and moon shot; Snyder's spin on Feb. sales.... Read More »

Dealer's first overflow lot in 37 years sign of U.S. inventory pileup

7:17 am U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2017

Across dealer lots in America, inventory is piling up as automakers produce more cars than are being bought. Dealers had about 85 days worth of cars and trucks on hand at the beginning of February -- about 22 days more than at the beginning of 2017 and eight days more than a year earlier.... Read More »

Valeo raises its midterm sales and profit targets

Feb. 28, 2017 10:32 CET

Valeo set higher midterm sales and profit targets as the supplier seeks to reassure investors that they need not wait too long for returns on its investments in hybrid, electric and self-driving cars. The company pledged to lift sales to 27 billion euros in 2021 from 16.5 billion euros last year.... Read More »

GKN sees growth outpacing markets after profit rises 12%

Feb. 28, 2017 10:52 CET

UK engineering group GKN reported a 12 percent rise in adjusted pretax profit and said it would grow ahead of both its main autos and aerospace markets in 2017.... Read More »

VW's Seat sees strong 2017 sales

Feb. 27, 2017 17:00 CET

VW Group's Seat brand expects strong sales this year after deliveries grew by double-digit percentages in the first two months, thanks to new models and demand from southern Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM on a truck-spiff spree

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Spiffs shave thousands off GM pickups; Trump's NAFTA stand a dilemma for unions; Supplier showcases leaps in lighting; Volvo XC40 spied; Bentley mulls EV; A Hazzard-ous stunt.... Read More »

YOUTH MOVEMENT

The millennials are coming

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

So you thought millennials didn’t care about owning cars? Think again. They’re the fastest-growing segment among vehicle buyers and are likely to represent about 40 percent of the U.S. new car market by 2020.... Read More »

Millennials won't compromise on technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Millennials are at ease with digital technology. That makes the 18- to 34-year-olds less willing to compromise on the features they want, experts say.... Read More »

AutoNation captures growth of millennials

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

As a percentage of its new-vehicle sales, millennials grew from 9 percent in 2010 to 22 percent through the third quarter last year, Autonation found.... Read More »

Why did they buy? Millennials explain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Two millennial buyers explain their decisions to purchase a new car.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Flat sales, fat spiffs in Feb.

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2017

Forecasters see flat Feb. sales, fat spiffs; Peek at VW Arteon; Tesla's cash-burning ways; Pensions hang over Opel talks; Cadillac takes on 'nation divided' in Oscars ad.... Read More »

February forecasts see flat U.S. sales despite heavy discounts

9:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2017

U.S. new-vehicle sales this month, driven by higher incentive spending, are expected to be about the same as a year ago or down slightly.... Read More »

PSA-Opel deal would find 'speedy' savings

Feb. 23, 2017 10:55 CET

PSA's proposed acquisition of Opel would swiftly create savings and value for both companies, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said. PSA could attract new customers currently reluctant to buy French cars, while generating savings from shared technical underpinnings, he said.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Kia counts on loyal buyers for new Picanto

Feb. 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Kia hopes customer loyalty, along with new connectivity and safety features, will help lift sales of the Picanto in the price-sensitive minicar segment.... Read More »

Ford's big Russia gamble pays off as sales finally rise

Feb. 20, 2017 10:06 CET

Ford has become the first major foreign automaker in Russia to see sales grow after three bad years, potentially vindicating its decision to double down on a notoriously volatile market after rival GM decided to quit.... Read More »

VW Group sales rise 5% in January despite China, Brazil losses

Feb. 20, 2017 12:26 CET

VW Group's global vehicle sales rose 5 percent last month as growth in Europe and the U.S. helped offset steep declines in China and Brazil.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Go with the flow of changing retail

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

I am paying for advertising on Facebook, I send email blasts to every contact -- business and personal -- and I promote my websites on all social media and Yelp, writes one reader.... Read More »

Nissan Leaf finds its fan base

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2017

Nissan's bold move into electric vehicles with the Leaf earlier this decade looks like a sales flop to many. But there are pockets of the U.S. market where EVs are in demand.... Read More »

SUV discounts signal flagging demand, eroding auto profits

3:12 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

SUVs, overtaking sedans as the new American family car, have been so hot that automakers raced to supply the market. With inventory now piling up, profit-sapping rebates are on the rise.... Read More »

CarMax opens first four-lane auction on West Coast

2:57 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

CarMax opened a vehicle reconditioning and four-lane auction center in Murrieta, Calif., on Thursday, making it CarMax’s largest multipurpose location on the West Coast, the used-vehicle mega-retailer said.... Read More »

GM-PSA TALKS

PSA's bid for Opel offers chance to thrive in tough Europe

Feb. 17, 2017 15:06 CET

PSA's bid to create a European auto giant by acquiring GM's European unit may be the best chance Peugeot, Citroen and Opel have to thrive as high-volume, low-margin manufacturers.... Read More »

Auto lenders' kill switches being probed by U.S. regulator

10:18 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

A U.S. regulator is looking at whether auto finance companies that use sophisticated technology like ignition kill switches are illegally harassing subprime borrowers that have fallen behind on their payments.... Read More »

Kia steps up product offensive in Europe

Feb. 17, 2017 06:01 CET

Kia is stepping up its product offensive in Europe with the launches of new models such as a small SUV, a sporty sedan and replacements for its Rio and Picanto cars. The brand plans to introduce 22 new or replacement models, face-lifts and derivatives in Europe through 2020.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rivals Mercedes and BMW. Audi attributed this loss to its dealers, but it has only itself to blame. A decision to set up a distribution channel with SAIC that soured relations with dealers affiliated with its partner FAW has proved a bad move.... Read More »

Audi China dealers demand $4 billion to cover sales losses

Feb. 17, 2017 11:37 CET

Audi dealers in China are demanding 28 billion yuan ($4 billion) to cover losses over the past three years that they blame on the automaker adding too many distributors, potentially worsening a sales decline that saw BMW and Mercedes overtake the luxury brand last month.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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