Manufacturers

Under the hood of Acura's NSX racer: An asterisk

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Acura wants to burnish the cred of the current NSX, an all-wheel-drive hybrid supercar. And how is it doing that? With a rear-wheel-drive, nonhybrid racer.... Read More »

Mobis wants to crack into North America

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Korea's biggest supplier, Hyundai Mobis, is determined to break into more North American supply chains and is building the capacity to do it.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

FCA owes industry, investors complete sales information

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's partial restatement of monthly sales for the past five years is the latest embarrassment to an auto industry struggling for credibility with investors and consumers.... Read More »

Super Duty spurs supplier rush to Ky.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Suppliers from Thailand, Spain and France are among those putting down roots in Kentucky. The parts industry newcomers say the state is an ideal location to supply not only Ford but the Japanese, Korean and German plants that have sprung up across the Southeast.... Read More »

New wave of European suppliers hits South

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

As European automakers Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen and Volvo build or expand their assembly plants in the Southeast, a new wave of Tier 2 and Tier 3 European suppliers are coming to set up their first North American factories.... Read More »

Test for Tesla: Luring suppliers to Calif.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Suppliers want to do business with EV-maker Tesla - but that doesn't necessarily mean manufacturing in California.... Read More »

GM's supplier-friendly initiatives bear fruit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

In a play for better designs and lower-cost parts, General Motors is offering suppliers two-generation contracts and no-bid contracts.... Read More »

Infiniti, Mercedes share a car — and suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Daimler and its suppliers in mainland Europe dominate Infiniti QX30's composition.... Read More »

Toyota, suppliers rethink manufacturing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Never known for radical changes, Toyota Motor Corp. is about to make a radical change.
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In Mexico, BMW builds supply base from scratch

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

BMW will create a new North American supply base at the company's San Luis Potosi plant.... Read More »

Infiniti pumps up the power

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2016

Infiniti boss Roland Krueger is picking his battles to grow the premium brand. His strategy? Focus on what's under the hood.... Read More »

No road, no problem for JLR autonomous-driving tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

JLR is working on connected-car technologies that work regardless of terrain with the goal of reducing driver stress, accidents and injuries. No word yet on when these will debut.... Read More »

GM profits: Triumph and trouble

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

General Motors, riding profitable North American retail sales, posted second-quarter net income that more than doubled to $2.87 billion, as revenue rose 11 percent to $42.37 billion.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Fuel economy report shows just what the industry can do

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Last week's draft report on the auto industry agreement on fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions provides a helpful reminder of what happens when automakers and regulators have the courage to question their assumptions.... Read More »

Toyota CPO surge boosts sales industrywide

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Industrywide first-half CPO sales grew 4 percent, according to data compiled by the Automotive News Data Center. Toyota division helped to lift the total, as its CPO sales climbed 15 percent.... Read More »

Nissan system is more co-pilot than autopilot

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

Nissan unveiled a new technology that allows for hands-free highway driving as its next step toward self-driving cars but cautioned that automakers must be proactive in warning about safety following the recent crash of a self-driving Tesla.... Read More »

Undoing NAFTA's unintended effect

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

Nafta doesn't deserve all the credit for the explosive growth of Mexico's auto industry. Neither does it deserve all the blame for the flow of cheap, imported used cars that depressed the new-vehicle market here for much of the past decade.... Read More »

Hyundai Mobis seeks more non-Korean business

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

Hyundai Mobis Co., an affiliated supplier of the Hyundai-Kia group, is targeting American and Japanese brands to expand business beyond its traditional Korean turf.... Read More »

Raw-material prices in check

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

Raw material prices are inching up -- but forecasters believe that's about all they will do.... Read More »

Honda hybrid motor avoids costly metals

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

Honda has developed a way to break its reliance on rare-earth metals to make batteries for hybrids.... Read More »

Honda re-charts green territory

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

Honda, a pioneer in gas-electric hybrids, says it's finally ready to go big with its alternative-powertrain plans.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Diesel forum was just doing its job

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

I think News Editor James B. Treece was a little hard on the Diesel Technology Forum ("What's the VW settlement about? Heavy-duty trucks, of course," autonews.com, July 3).... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Insurers could help fight distraction

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

Opinion Page Editor Jesse Snyder's column on reducing driver distraction (July 4) touches on things that many of us know but choose to ignore. I think that, besides the auto industry, the auto insurance industry should also assume responsibility.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Vehicle security must be a priority from the start

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

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will offer cash bounties to hackers who identify security vulnerabilities in vehicle software, becoming the first mass-market automaker to follow Tesla's example.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Doing a great job with Jeep

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

Jeep, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this month, has taken a long and arduous path from the World War II battlefields in Europe and the Pacific.... Read More »

 
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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