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EDITORIAL

U.S. industrial policy merits more than a sound bite

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

In-depth exploration of U.S. industrial policy is long overdue. But the issue deserves a frank and open discussion involving all the U.S. stakeholders, including manufacturers, labor leaders, legislators and government policy makers.... Read More »

Carter: Toyota's bullish on U.S. sales

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

U.S. auto sales may be nearing a plateau, but that's not a sign of trouble ahead, Bob Carter, senior vice president for automotive operations at Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., said.... Read More »

Korea touts resort island as premium EV test bed

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

South Korea is positioning its southern island of Jeju as a global EV test bed. With range anxiety an afterthought, a carbon-free energy plan in the works and a dense charging infrastructure quickly mushrooming, the country's “EV Island” is attracting green car players from around the world.... Read More »

ANE SPECIAL EDITION

ANE Car Cutaways supplement ready to view

April 4, 2016 06:01 CET

The Automotive News Europe Car Cutaways supplement is ready to view. This special edition highlights the contributions of partsmakers such as Bosch, Continental, BorgWarner, GKN Driveline, Webasto and ZF -- to name just a few -- to 27 key new models.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for April

April 4, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at the backlash all automakers are facing in the aftermath of the Volkswagen Group's diesel-emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »

Q&A: JACQUES ASCHENBROICH

Valeo chief's goal: Keep pace with megatrends

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Valeo CEO Jacques Aschenbroich's mission is to make sure the French supplier evolves fast enough to keep pace with changes in the auto industry.... Read More »

New Ram boss: Pickup prices can soar more

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Jim Morrison, named last month to head day-do-day operations for Ram pickups and commercial vans, said that the new technology and high-end materials going into pickups have strong appeal to consumers.... Read More »

Nissan refines its 2017 GT-R supercar

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

When it appears this summer, Nissan's significantly freshened GT-R supercar will feature a more elegant cockpit, with refined leather and a simplified instrument panel with fewer buttons and switches.... Read More »

Schaeffler just getting started on Japan growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Nearly a year after opening a new r&d center in Japan, German supplier Schaeffler is aiming to expand its footprint and double sales to Japanese carmakers by 2025.... Read More »

Compressed natural gas gains U.S. foothold in fleets

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

While cheap gasoline in North America wipes out many of the economic reasons to buy a plug-in hybrid, sales of the vehicles in Europe could be stunted by testing that measures carbon dioxide output in real-world driving.... Read More »

New Google tools link dealers, mobile shoppers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Google has rolled out two mobile-search ad formats to help drive consumers to dealerships as more car-shopping activity occurs on mobile devices.... Read More »

Bigger plan behind Inrix Traffic app

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Why would Inrix, the auto industry's dominant supplier of real-time traffic data, try to compete for the attention of smartphone users? Actually, it's not.... Read More »

Japanese look outside for engineering help

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Japanese automakers are increasingly willing to accept outside engineering help, as tightening emissions and safety regulations stretch r&d resources. British engineering firm Ricardo sees a big opportunity and plans to double its business with Japanese automakers.... Read More »

'Clean diesel' ad campaign bites VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen Group of America, alleging that the automaker falsely advertised its vehicles as environmentally friendly and caused "billions of dollars in injury" to consumers.... Read More »

Former Scions to get trim levels

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Toyota plans to pivot away from Scion's monospec approach and introduce multiple option packages on the youth-oriented cars, Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America, told Automotive News last month at the New York auto show.... Read More »

Volvo: Self-driving features to become standard on S90

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

Volvo Car USA will offer its S90 midsize sedan with standard semiautonomous driving features. It also has launched an online ordering program called Volvo Concierge for the S90.... Read More »

Nissan unwraps Titan pickup's volume model

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

Nissan unveiled a half-ton version of its redesigned 2017 Titan -- a key to its plan to take a bigger share of the U.S. full-size-pickup segment.... Read More »

GM loosens contract terms for tech supplier

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

A recent deal inked between General Motors and technology supplier Mobileye bared little resemblance to the sort of weighty, conditions-laden contract GM normally attaches to a purchase agreement. The goal: to strip out the bureaucracy and battles over costs and control to get a unique innovation into production.... Read More »

SELF DOUBTS?

Tap the brakes: Self-driving vehicle technology is 'absolutely not ready,' says robotics researcher

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2016

Missy Cummings is an engineering professor and human-factors expert at Duke University who argues self-driving cars are "absolutely not ready for widespread deployment." She is leading a National Science Foundation-funded study on how pedestrians interact with self-driving cars.... Read More »

BMW to chase M-B with superluxury entry

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

In an effort to close a gaping chasm with segment-leader Mercedes-Benz, BMW plans to expand its luxury product line to include a car positioned above the 7 series that could poach customers from its rival's Maybach version of the S class.... Read More »

EV is part of BMW's big push for sustainability

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

When BMW unveiled the i3 in July 2013 in New York, then-BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer proclaimed, "We are at the starting-blocks of a new era -- the era of sustainable mobility."... Read More »

Owner feedback spurs periodic changes to the i3

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

BMW's i3 electric car uses such new technology that the company has been making small changes every few months based on feedback from i3 owners.... Read More »

Audi drops plan to offer an A4 diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

SAN DIEGO -- Audi of America has scrapped plans to launch the redesigned 2017 A4 sedan with an optional 2.0-liter diesel engine.
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3 Scion models to survive as Toyotas

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

Scion might be going away, but the FR-S, the iA sedan and the iM hatchback will get new life as Toyotas.... Read More »

Maserati starts new Levante at $72,000

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

Pricing for Maserati's Levante crossover, which make its North American debut at the New York auto show, will start at $72,000, excluding delivery, when it arrives in U.S. dealerships this fall.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit ...
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Ita ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced conne ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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