Manufacturers

Low-key ads mark autonomous era

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Automakers continue to feed buzz about self-driving cars, but their marketing strategies are still very much hands-on.... Read More »

Q&A: DREW SLAVEN

Slaven: Social marketing is people-intensive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA's Drew Slaven talks about the brand's shift of resources to social media.... Read More »

Q&A: TITO MELEGA

Bringing more mobility to marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Tito Melega, the new creative chief of Ford's agency plans to invoke the company's long and global legacy of moving people.... Read More »

Q&A: MATT O'ROURKE

Volvo marketing 'has to be different'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Ad agency Grey Group is taking advantage of Volvo's brand transformation to introduce ad campaigns built around unconventional storytelling. Matt O'Rourke, who leads the Volvo account at ad agency Grey Group, explains this new direction.... Read More »

Q&A: UWE ELLINGHAUS

'Let Go' campaign pitches Cadillac as pioneer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Cadillac's CMO calls Super Cruise "the perfect product" for showcasing Cadillac's heritage as an innovator.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Working closely with suppliers pays

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

It is great to see that the Toyota team has rekindled that process and brought the experts in the individual manufacturing processes back into the development mix.... Read More »

Ghosn plans 12 new EVs, more platform sharing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Ghosn's new six-year business plan for the Renault-Nissan Alliance will develop more EVs and autonomous vehicles. It also will accelerate the pace of platform-sharing between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi.... Read More »

Suppliers say Silicon Valley still has much to learn

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Industry watchers think Silicon Valley tech companies will take over as Tier 1 systems suppliers. Big manufacturers respond: 'Good luck with that.'... Read More »

Can Tesla propel Panasonic into top supplier ranks?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic believes its association with Tesla will help it leapfrog into the top 10 global auto suppliers in just five years.... Read More »

CENTRAL COMMAND

Visteon argues for more centralized controls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Visteon's emerging technology in augmented reality head-up display first required customers to consider a different way of controlling vehicle features.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

New autonomous-vehicle policy borders on neglect

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Too much regulation on a nascent industry could indeed stifle innovation. But a completely hands-off approach from the federal government will turn drivers on public roads into unwitting lab rats, and it could result in fatalities.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

What good is an EV in a disaster?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

As I witnessed the mass evacuation in Florida this month, it crossed my mind that commonsense, true-life circumstances trump current mindsets and technology advances.... Read More »

No shades of Perot-era drama with IT this time

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

GM has rebuilt its own IT organization rather than rely on third-party vendors and is confident it won't repeat the mistakes of its past.... Read More »

O'Connell leaves Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Diarmuid O'Connell, who led Tesla's fight to sell its cars through factory-owned stores, has left the company.... Read More »

Q&A: TORSTEN GOLLEWSKI

How ZF searches for bright new technology ideas

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

ZF needs the fresh thinking of tech startups to help it into an autonomous technology future. Enter ZF's investment operation, Zukunft Ventures.... Read More »

Mercedes spreads its wings at Falcons' new home

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

The stadium sponsorship will put the Mercedes brand in front of millions of football, soccer and music fans. Those fans include many younger consumers who may not realize the breadth of the brand's expanding lineup.... Read More »

Nissan boosts Leaf's range

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

The next-generation electric Nissan Leaf aims to ease range anxiety with battery improvements that include a performance edition. But better EV attributes are only part of the proposition.... Read More »

American Honda's Conrad to retire

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

Jeff Conrad, a 35-year veteran at American Honda, is retiring as senior vice president of the company's automobile division on Dec. 1. He will be replaced by an outsider, Henio Arcangeli Jr., former president of Yanmar North America.... Read More »

Nissan sees falling EV costs, hints at a crossover

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

Nissan says the next-generation Leaf will finally become a core nameplate in terms of volume. But in pricing, it concedes EVs will take almost another decade to go mainstream.... Read More »

Time's running out to apply for PACE Awards

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

Suppliers have until Sept. 14 to apply for the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards.... Read More »

Road funding will likely bypass tech frontiers

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

The problem puzzling policymakers is figuring out how to bankroll the next generation of roadway infrastructure while also fixing today's roads.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

More uncertainty for FCA workers

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

I am a third-generation Chrysler employee, along with two brothers, and with every takeover comes the stress of a future.... Read More »

Steering giant JTEKT imagines life when vehicles guide themselves

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

JTEKT Corp., one of the world's biggest steering system suppliers, face up to life in a world where vehicles steer themselves.... Read More »

Roy Lunn: A force behind groundbreaking vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

Roy Lunn was a mechanical and aeronautical engineer who led development of the first Jeep Cherokee and Ford's original GT40. He helped pioneer unitized vehicle construction to help meet fuel economy requirements.... Read More »

IHS: Look now​ to​ find a niche for the future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

The rise of electric and autonomous vehicles plays into the hands of major global technology suppliers. But new growth segments are still beckoning smaller companies.... Read More »

 
Land Rover design chief dangles more clues on next Defender

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20 2017

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Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's chief design officer, said the design work for the new Defender is comp ...
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Why PSA is axing jobs at Vauxhall's Astra plant

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2017

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Vauxhall and PSA have cited declining sales in the compact segment as a reason for cutting 400 jobs ...
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Auto industry cold on UK joining NAFTA post-Brexit

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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The UK joining the North American Free Trade Agreement is an idea reportedly being floated as an alt ...
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Volvo's Polestar could become a credible BMW, Tesla rival

Luca Ciferri
4:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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Volvo's Polestar brand claimed some world firsts while unveiling its debut model, the Polestar 1. ...
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No steering wheel? Not so fast, ZF CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2017

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If you're not ready to trust a computer-driven vehicle that has no steering wheel you're not alone. ...
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How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S ...
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Why Renault predicts big profits from EVs

Luca Ciferri
6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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Renault's investment in electric vehicles is already paying dividends and the automaker said today that its profits from EVs will rise significantly in the next five years,... ...
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Why Marchionne thinks EVs threaten the planet

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne believes that a widespread move to electric vehicles ...
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Industry shifts blame, again, for diesel woes

Christiaan Hetzner
4:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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The industry's favorite tactic since the diesel has come under attack in Europe for excessive emissi ...
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Renault Alaskan shows how Europe's pickup segment is going upscale

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2017

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In many parts of Europe, you're as likely to see a high-end sports car like a Porsche Carrera as a p ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
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Spain sales rise 4% in Sept. on fleet demand
Spanish new-car sales rose 4.6 percent in September as sales to companies continued to outpace slugg ...
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Italy's September sales increase 8%
Italy's new-car sales rose 8 percent in September to 166,956 units, which was the highest volume the ...
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French sales rise 1% in September
New-car sales rose 1.1 percent in France in September, as the fall selling season began with mixed r ...
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Sales of gasoline cars overtake diesels in Europe
Diesel's European market share fell to 46.3 percent of new-car registrations in the first half, the ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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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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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint
Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle ch ...
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GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief
GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle program ...
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Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company
Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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