Manufacturers

Industry has increased reliance on the young, gifted

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

The adage that youth is wasted on the young doesn't apply to Automotive News' 2017 Rising Stars. These 28 individuals have wasted no time as they set about changing the course of the auto industry.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Computers can't think like humans

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

I have been in the auto industry for over 40 years, and I think autonomous vehicles are a big mistake.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Great strides so far, but GM must keep its culture change on track

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Wall Street still harbors its doubts about General Motors, but CEO Mary Barra's leadership team deserves credit for making considerable progress on one of the business world's most daunting challenges: fixing GM's deep-seated, dysfunctional culture.... Read More »

Enterprise shares renter feedback with automakers

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

An Enterprise Rent-a-Car mobile app now lets customers rate their rental vehicles, providing feedback to automakers on what are essentially extended test drives.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

VW confuses cooperation with transparency

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

Volkswagen's concept of responsibility for its misdeeds seems to tail off the further up the corporate ladder investigators go.... Read More »

BMW plans biggest model launch to date

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

BMW Group plans to unveil 40 new and revamped vehicles over the next two years, including the new X2 compact SUV and full-sized X7 crossover.... Read More »

Suit: Ford Shelby Mustang hot rod gets too hot

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

Some Shelby GT350 Mustang owners are seeking class-action status for a lawsuit saying that the performance model is not the “hot rod” they wanted because the cars overheat and lose power.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

GM: Carmaker or financial entity?

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

While GM management sits glued to Detroit desks and worries about finances, Ghosn, Tavares, Zetsche, Fields and Marchionne are personally involved in the international automotive marketplace.... Read More »

Mercedes' self-driving tech takes on curves

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

Daimler's new r&d boss, Ola Kaellenius, says the new Mercedes-Benz S class coming this summer will be the first production car that links navigation with semiautonomous sensor data.... Read More »

An invention that sparked a backlash

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

In the second episode of Season 2 of our “Futurismo” podcast, we tell the story of one safety technology and how it rose from obscurity to a national mandate within years... Read More »

Wake up! Your supplier's plant is on fire!

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

Somewhere in the world this month, a typhoon might delay a shipment of auto parts. A violent mob could shut a supplier's factory, or a faraway boardroom spat might halt a critical product investment.... Read More »

Trump budget hits EPA, clean-energy programs

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

President Donald Trump's proposed budget would cut the EPA by 31 percent and the Transportation Department by 13 percent, among other reductions.... Read More »

Nvidia self-driving partnerships detailed

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

Last week, Nvidia spelled out details of two partnerships it has for its self-driving computer chips: one deal with in which Robert Bosch GmbH that will use Nvidia's chips to power its self-driving supercomputer, and one with truckmaker Paccar to make self-driving vehicles.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Management is the problem at GM

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

If you can't build decent cars in Germany, where car talent exists in overabundance, then it is management that is inept, a reader writes.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

GM plays Moneyball

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

Today's GM can act more decisively because its finances are not only more stable, but also more transparent. Thanks to an accounting system overhaul that Dan Ammann spearheaded as CFO, GM has much clearer intelligence on the performance of its various markets, subsidiaries and product lines.... Read More »

Tata Steel seeks more takers for tailored blanks

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

Under pressure from low-cost imported steel, Tata Steel is stepping up its European production of higher-margin tailored blanks.... Read More »

'Back on track' VW derailed by widening probes

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

Top Volkswagen executives had spent hours March 14 trying to convince a global audience of journalists and analysts that VW was "back on track" after its three-year diesel scandal.... Read More »

Delphi: How to get paid, even when parts didn't get made

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

Delphi says in an SEC filing that a number of suppliers have negotiated contracts to be compensated by automakers irrespective of actual volumes. And why not?... Read More »

GM, Opel and the price of freedom

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

If General Motors' sale of its Opel and Vauxhall brands were an NBA trade, the commissioner likely would veto it for being too lopsided.... Read More »

Racing takes Ford into 3-D printed parts

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Ford is ready to embrace 3-D printing to produce parts for its race cars. Mass production for ordinary vehicles? Not yet.... Read More »

Opel deal caps Ammann's 'ruthless' drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Raised on a New Zealand dairy farm, Dan Ammann is now trading away General Motors' once-sacred cows.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Start talking, Volkswagen

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Volkswagen hasn't yet publicly released the findings of an internal investigation. So much remains to be disclosed about who at the company enabled the conspiracy to cheat on diesel emissions tests.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

More scale doesn't always mean better

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

GM's disposal of Opel ("Auf Wiedersehen, General Motors," Feb. 20) will perhaps serve to further erode one of our most cherished, but wrongheaded, dogmas: Since a) scale certainly matters when it comes to cutting cost, then b) more scale is always a good thing.... Read More »

Can PSA succeed where GM failed?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2017

GM's sale of Opel represents a final acknowledgment that -- just as many industry experts in Europe believe -- a regional power such as PSA Group might be more suited to run the business in the face of increasingly challenging odds.... Read More »

Why is GM clinging to Cadillac in Europe?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2017

GM has confirmed that it will remain in the European premium market with Chevy performance cars and Cadillac. But why? The answer arguably is threefold.... Read More »

 
Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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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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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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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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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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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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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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