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EDITORIAL

Vision in leadership is important. So is focus.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2017

Ford has installed a “visionary” as its CEO. But without enough focus to go with that vision, Ford may end up just spinning its wheels.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

GM's finance focus shortsighted

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2017

A General Motors retiree is gobsmacked at recent management decisions. With finance replacing visionaries, the focus is now on share value and profit.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

EV column not based in reality

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2017

The reality is that last year, of the over 17 million new vehicles sold in the United States, 99.5% were not electric, a reader writes.... Read More »

Court rules against 'forum shopping' in patent lawsuits

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2017

A Supreme Court ruling that patent lawsuits must be filed by companies on the defendant's turf is expected to protect U.S. automakers from predatory patent litigation.... Read More »

Bill Ford to serve as company's voice

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2017

The executive shuffle gives the great-grandson of Henry Ford his first operational responsibilities outside of his board position since 2006.... Read More »

DEEP DIVE

JLR engineers use the America's Cup race to gather performance intel

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover's engineers using big data at the dawn of the self-driving era are getting their feet wet on a racetrack in the ocean.... Read More »

Innovations at the Indianapolis 500

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Technological advancements tested on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historic 2.5-mile oval have transitioned to everyday production models since the very first race.... Read More »

BorgWarner CEO's duty: Protect the queen

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

For a company that makes turbochargers, it's hard to imagine a happier event than last year's Indianapolis 500.... Read More »

Ford GT's storybook finish had stomach-turning start

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Ford Motor Co.'s 2016 return to racing with the GT supercar had a storybook ending: victory at Le Mans 50 years after it beat rival Ferrari to put American motorsports on the map.... Read More »

Ford to build an 8-speed transmission in Michigan

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Ford will build an eight-speed front-wheel-drive transmission, downsized from a planned nine-speed, at a Michigan plant.... Read More »

Major interior upgrade signaled for 2018 Wrangler

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

The exterior of the redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler won't change much, but the cabin will get a major upgrade, spy photographs indicate.... Read More »

Mazda could expand future diesel offerings

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

Mazda wants an optional diesel engine to account for at least 10 percent of U.S. sales of its redesigned CX-5 crossover. Mazda could expand diesel offerings if the diesel CX-5 takes off.... Read More »

Lamborghini's first SUV will pump out 650 hp

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

The new V-8 twin turbo engine in Lamborghini's Urus SUV will churn out 650 hp.... Read More »

Plastic salesman finds his calling in education

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

After Michael Khoury, a salesman for a simulated wood grain supplier, wrote the final college tuition check for his youngest child in 2007, his worldview shifted.... Read More »

GM wind tunnel serves as classroom

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

The duties of work-study students typically consist of writing safety operating procedure documents for equipment in the wind tunnel, such as welding machines and charging stations.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Don't let VW fund become Tobacco 2.0

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

States should use their portion of the $2.7 billion Environmental Mitigation Trust fund for reducing air pollution.... Read More »

Virtual meeting met with mixed reviews

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

Ford Motor Co.'s annual shareholders meeting, normally held in Wilmington, Del., was held virtually this year for the first time in its 62-year history.... Read More »

Nvidia, Intel battle to supply autonomous cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

Toyota's self-driving vehicles will carry Nvidia's platform, making the chipmaker the dominant supplier of the brains of autonomous vehicles.... Read More »

A hint of what's happening with Silverado

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

The front end of Chevrolet's redesigned Silverado coming next year looks to have a less rectangular shape than the current generation.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

No need for Calif. to have own rules

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

The ostensible purpose behind federal regulation of automobiles is to avoid a patchwork of state laws.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

It's perception vs. reality for Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

I agree 110 percent with Nick Bunkley's assessment of Tesla and all the typical hype surrounding a disruptor.... Read More »

DRIVERLESS3-MAIN

Continental reshapes human-machine interface

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2017

The role played by HMI technology is changing as vehicles process more information in the autonomous age.... Read More »

Magna panel of outsiders looks at future technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2017

Magna seeks high-level advice on all things technical as it plans its future.... Read More »

Lentz: Aluminum panels could be in Toyota's future

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2017

Toyota could be the next automaker to add lightweight aluminum body panels in a bid to improve fuel economy. Jim Lentz, Toyota's North American CEO, all but confirmed it at an event last week to christen the company's expanded r&d center.... Read More »

Hidden in plain sight?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2017

That vehicle under a cover outside Fiat Chrysler's Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio? It might be a 2018 Jeep Wrangler. Or it may be a decoy.... Read More »

 
Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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Piech isolated at family gathering

Christiaan Hetzner
7:16 am U.S. ET | May 30 2017

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Ferdinand Piech made what may be the last appearance at his family's holding company that controls a ...
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After Fields, is anyone safe?

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2017

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
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Newsletters & Alerts
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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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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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer. ...
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BM ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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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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